Academy Awards

November 15, 2019 - 6:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 92nd Oscars is getting some fresh faces behind the production. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Friday that Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain will produce the February show. While newcomers to the Academy Awards, both are veteran producers in the...
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FILE - In this Wednesday Aug. 20, 2008 file photo, Croatian born movie producer Branko Lustig looks on at the festival square during the Sarajevo Film Festival, in Sarajevo. Lustig, an Oscar-winning Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor, has died at 87. The Yad Vashem center in Jerusalem said Lustig died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 in Zagreb, the capital of his native Croatia. Lustig is best known for winning Academy Awards for Best Picture for Steven Spielberg’s “Schindler's List” and for Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator.” (AP Photo/Hidajet Delic, file)
November 14, 2019 - 1:49 pm
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Branko Lustig, an Oscar-winning Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor, died Thursday. He was 87. The Yad Vashem center in Jerusalem said Lustig died in Zagreb, the capital of his native Croatia. No other details were immediately released. Lustig is best known for...
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From left to right, Nicholl fellows Karen McDermott, Aaron Chung, Walker McKnight, Renee Pillai and Sean Malcolm pose at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards and Live Read at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2019 - 12:14 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Five emerging screenwriters gained the film academy's stamp of admission into Hollywood with help from an ensemble of actors that included Tyrese Gibson and Amandla Stenberg. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honored each screenwriter at the Nicholl...
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FILE - This May 29, 2019 file photo shows actress Meryl Streep at the premiere of HBO's "Big Little Lies" season two in New York. Streep has been named as a co-chair of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
November 07, 2019 - 12:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Next year's Met Gala may be the closest we'll ever come to getting a Miranda Priestly moment at the starry event. Meryl Streep has been named as a co-chair of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The Oscar-winner played Priestly, a thinly veiled fictional version of...
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Wes Studi accepts an honorary award at the Governors Awards on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at the Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
October 28, 2019 - 3:30 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Wes Studi and directors Lina Wertmuller and David Lynch are now officially Oscar winners. All three received honorary Oscars at the annual Governors Awards Sunday night in the heart of Hollywood, where Geena Davis was also given the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Stars...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, co-founder of Japan's prestigious Studio Ghibli, Isao Takahata, stands in front of his office at Studio Ghibli in suburban Tokyo after an interview about his animated film "The Tale of The Princess Kaguya." The vast catalog of storied Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is heading to the new HBO Max streaming service. Films such as “Princess Mononoke,” “My Neighbor Totoro” and Oscar-winner “Spirited Away” will be among the titles available to stream when HBO Max launches in Spring 2020. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
October 17, 2019 - 8:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The vast catalog of storied Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is heading to the new HBO Max streaming service. Films such as "Princess Mononoke," ''My Neighbor Totoro" and Oscar-winner "Spirited Away" will be among the titles available to stream when HBO Max launches in...
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FILE - In this Monday, March 18, 2013 file photo, Robert Forster arrives at the LA premiere of "Olympus Has Fallen" at the ArcLight Theatre in Los Angeles. Forster, the handsome character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar-nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," has died at age 78. Forster's agent Julia Buchwald says he died Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, at home in Los Angeles of brain cancer. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 12, 2019 - 2:38 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert Forster, the handsome and omnipresent character actor who got a career resurgence and Oscar nomination for playing bail bondsman Max Cherry in "Jackie Brown," died Friday. He was 78. Publicist Kathie Berlin said Forster died of brain cancer following a brief illness. He...
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FILE - This Sept. 28, 2019 file photo shows actor Antonio Banderas, left, and director/screenwriter Pedro Almodovar at the premiere of "Pain and Glory" during the 57th New York Film Festival in New York. Almodóvar has found international acclaim with 21 films shot in his native Spain. He says that his next production will be set in Texas and would be mostly in English, with some bilingual scenes in Mexico. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2019 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Almodóvar is a master of cinema who has found international acclaim with 21 films he's shot in his native Spain. Now he's setting his sights on making his first film in North America. Almodóvar said the film is set in Texas and would be mostly in English, with some bilingual...
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This Sept. 8, 2019 photo shows writer-director-actor Taika Waititi posing for a portrait to promote his film, "Jojo Rabbit," at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 15, 2019 - 3:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Taika Waititi's Nazi Germany-set satire "Jojo Rabbit" won the People's Choice award Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival, a prize that has historically been one of the most ironclad predicators of Academy Awards chances. Because so many of the top fall movies play in...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2019 file photo, Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar kisses the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement he received during a photo call at the 76th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Spain's Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday Sept. 5, 2019 that "Pain and Glory," Pedro Almodovar's latest drama inspired on his own biography, will represent the country at this year's Oscar Awards in Hollywood. With Thursday's designation, the film cast by Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz will compete with other global entries for a nomination as Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. (Claudio Onorati/ANSA via AP, File)
September 05, 2019 - 6:54 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences says that Pedro Almodóvar's latest drama "Pain and Glory," which was inspired by his own life story, will represent the country in the competition for this year's Oscars. The film starring Antonio Banderas and Penélope Cruz will...
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