Academy Awards

February 01, 2018 - 3:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The film academy is hosting a special concert as part of its celebration of the 90th Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform new arrangements of all five nominated scores at the Oscar...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017 file photo, Jordan Peele poses for a portrait in Los Angeles to promote his directorial debut, "Get Out." Peele received Academy Award nominations for best picture, director and original screenplay. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)
January 30, 2018 - 4:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele has been dreaming of his Oscar moment since he was 13, but now that it's happened, he can hardly believe it. The 38-year-old received Academy Award nominations last week for best picture, director and original screenplay for his directorial debut, "Get Out." The star...
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File-This Jan. 13, 2018, file photo shows actress Meryl Streep posing for photographers on arrival at the French premiere of the film 'The Post' in Paris, France. Streep, baseball player Al Leiter and E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt are among the 20 newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The class of 2017 also includes singers Debbie Harry and Frankie Valli (he will be inducted with four other members of the Four Seasons) and “Cake Boss” reality star Buddy Valastro for the performing arts. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
January 30, 2018 - 3:54 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, former New York Yankees pitcher Al Leiter (LY'-tur) and E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt are among the 20 newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The class of 2017 also includes singers Debbie Harry and Frankie Valli and "Cake Boss...
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Bruno Mars accepts the award for record of the year for "24K Magic" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
January 29, 2018 - 7:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 60th annual Grammy Awards being presented Sunday night in New York (all times local): 11 p.m. Bruno Mars has won the album of the year Grammy Award for "24K Magic," capping an epic night for the pop star. The award is Mars' sixth win of the day. Mars acknowledged...
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Justin Hurwitz accepts the best compilation soundtrack for visual media award for "La La Land" at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
January 28, 2018 - 5:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — "La La Land" is still winning awards. The film won twice at Sunday's Grammy Awards, which, like the Oscars, honored the song craft behind Damien Chazelle's blockbuster musical. Thankfully for "La La Land," there were no envelope flubs nearly a year after the Academy Awards. Composer...
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FILE - This undated image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows, foreground from left, Dylan O'Brien, Giancarlo Esposito and Rosa Salazar in a scene from "Maze Runner: The Death Cure." “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” is the highest grossing film of the weekend, but according to studio estimates Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, many moviegoers also chose the first weekend after Oscar nominations to catch up with some awards contenders like “The Shape of Water, “ which got a 161 percent boost in its ninth weekend in theaters. (Twentieth Century Fox via AP, File)
January 28, 2018 - 3:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Maze Runner: The Death Cure" is the highest grossing film of the weekend, but according to studio estimates Sunday, many moviegoers also chose the first weekend after Oscar nominations to catch up with some awards contenders like "The Shape of Water" which had its highest...
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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017 file photo, The Egyptian Theatre is pictured on the eve of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. This year's film festival runs through Jan. 28, 2018. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 27, 2018 - 11:48 am
The 2018 Sundance Film Festival had a lot of cultural forces working in its favor with #MeToo and a batch of the previous year's films celebrating Oscar nominations. But as the annual indie film showcase inches to a close, Sunday, with few big deals and even fewer potential breakouts, it seems the...
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January 26, 2018 - 4:14 am
CASEY AFFLECK TO SKIP OSCARS LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscars have avoided a huge "optics" problem. Last year's best actor winner, Casey Affleck, won't attend this year's ceremony. That's a relief for the motion picture academy — because as best actor winner, he would have presented Oscar for best...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Casey Affleck arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Affleck, who won the best actor award for his role in "Manchester By the Sea," will not be presenting at the 90th Academy Awards. Affleck’s publicist confirmed Thursday that the actor is not attending the ceremony on March 4. Traditionally, the reigning best actor winner returns to present the best actress award. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 25, 2018 - 11:22 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In another apparent consequence of the #MeToo movement, last year's best actor Oscar winner Casey Affleck will not be presenting at or attending the 90th Academy Awards. Affleck's publicist said Thursday that the actor would not be at the ceremony on March 4 where, traditionally...
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FILE - In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, director Paul Haggis attends the world premiere of "Spielberg", during the 55th New York Film Festival in New York. A scheduled deposition of Haggis in a lawsuit in which the Oscar-winner is accused of rape will not go forward as planned next week. Attorneys for Haleigh Breest, a publicist who says he raped her in 2013, scheduled Haggis to give sworn testimony on Monday. But his attorney, Christine Lepera, informed her attorneys on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, that the date didn't work. Haggis has denied the allegations and countersued Breest. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 25, 2018 - 9:16 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A scheduled deposition of Paul Haggis in a lawsuit in which the Oscar-winner is accused of rape will not go forward as planned next week. Attorneys for Haleigh Breest, a publicist who says he raped her in 2013, scheduled Haggis to give sworn testimony on Monday. But his attorney...
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