Battle of the Sexes

Company

This week’s recap of news about 21st Century Fox and its businesses includes the company’s industry-leading 27 Oscar nominations, FOX Sports’ strong showing in the fall, “The Greatest Showman” as a sleeper hit and more.

Social Impact

Eleven film and television projects from 21st Century Fox businesses received nominations for the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. 

Social Impact

21st Century Fox has strengthened its partnership with the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) with the release of a free “Battle of the Sexes” curriculum guide for the classroom.

Company

This morning, 21st Century Fox received a total of 39 Golden Globe Awards nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards air on Jan. 7, 2018, at 8 p.m. ET.

Events

Endemol Shine Group CEO Sophie Turner Laing and 21st Century Fox co-hosted a screening of Fox Searchlight’s “Battle of the Sexes” last evening in London. The event was held ahead of the U.K. release for “Battle of the Sexes” (Friday, Nov. 24) and celebrated the achievements of the women portrayed in the film.

Social Impact

To mark the release of “Battle of the Sexes” (in theaters Friday, Sept. 22), the new Fox Searchlight film about the legendary tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, parent company 21st Century Fox will donate a portion of ticket sales to the Women’s Sports Foundation, founded by King to empower female athletes.

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito introduces "Battle of the Sexes" to an audience in Washington, D.C.
Events

21st Century Fox’s Washington, D.C., public affairs team hosted an advanced screening of Fox Searchlight’s “Battle of the Sexes” earlier this week, along with the Washington Kastles tennis team and the Women’s Sports Foundation.