Academy Awards

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Frances McDormand in a scene from "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." The film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4. (Fox Searchlight via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 4:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's never a bad time for a film company to land 20 Oscar nominations, but the timing is especially good for Fox Searchlight. Thanks to Guillermo del Toro's full-hearted monster romance, "The Shape of Water," and Martin McDonagh's gleefully profane revenge drama, "Three...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2017 file photo, former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant arrives for a halftime ceremony, retiring both of his jersey's during an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors, in Los Angeles. Bryant is nominated for an Oscar in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
January 23, 2018 - 6:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Does Kobe Bryant need another trophy? He might get one — at the Oscars. Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers star, was nominated in the animated short category for "Dear Basketball," based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball. He was...
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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Daniela Vega in a scene from, "A Fantastic Woman." The film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign picture on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 5:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday's nominations, but this year's Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers. Yance Ford, the director of the documentary "Strong Island" and a trans man, became the first transgender...
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File-This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Sally Hawkins, left, and Doug Jones in a scene from the film "The Shape of Water." Ahead of Sunday's 90th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that, at least at the end, should be a nail biter. Best Picture, No controversy, timely messages, a dash of fantasy and a love of movies, “The Shape of Water” seems to be the safe, if a little boring, front runner. (Kerry Hayes/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP, File)
January 23, 2018 - 5:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy Awards showered outsiders, on screen and off, with milestone-setting nominations that celebrated Guillermo del Toro's full-hearted ode to outcasts "The Shape of Water," embraced first-time filmmakers like Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele, and made "Mudbound" director of...
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This image released by Netflix shows Rachel Morrison on the set of the film "Mudbound." Morrison was nominated for an Oscar for best cinematography on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4. (Steve Dietl/Netflix via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 4:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Mudbound" cinematographer Rachel Morrison can tell you that making history isn't always glamorous. The 39-year-old was waiting in line at the airport and cradling a sleeping three-year-old when she became the first woman ever nominated for the cinematography Academy Award in the...
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January 23, 2018 - 4:15 pm
OSCAR NOMINATIONS - "THE SHAPE OF WATER" DOMINATES LOS ANGELES (AP) — It didn't get a record number of Oscar nominations. But "The Shape Of Water" got more than enough to inundate the completion — and make it the odds-on favorite to win best picture. It picked up 13 nods — just one shy of the mark...
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January 23, 2018 - 3:19 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The maker of the documentary "Last Men in Aleppo" has made Oscars history for his war-torn country, Syria. The 90-minute documentary is the first Syrian film to be nominated for an Academy Award. Firas Fayyad, the Syrian director and writer of the film who is also from Aleppo, called...
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This undated image shows the interior of the historic Elgin Theatre in Toronto, Canada, where scenes from the movie "The Shape of Water" were filmed. The theater is one of a number of real places featured in this year's Oscar-nominated movies. (Ryan Raz/Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Center via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 3:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — From the beaches of France where "Dunkirk" took place to a historic Toronto theater where "Shape of Water" was filmed, fans can visit many of the real-world destinations depicted in this year's Oscar-nominated movies. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME For the Italy depicted in "Call Me By Your...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman." The Patty Jenkins-directed blockbuster received zero Oscar nominations Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, even in a year that was surprisingly friendly to big budget hits. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 2:36 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is a mathematical impossibility for a group of Oscar nominations to please everyone, but this year came pretty close with meaningful love for "Get Out," ''Lady Bird" and "Phantom Thread," and the history-making nomination of "Mudbound" director of photography Rachel Morrison,...
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This image released by A24 Films shows director Greta Gerwig on the set of "Lady Bird." Gerwig was nominated for an Oscar for best director, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4. (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 2:31 pm
Reaction to the Oscar nominations announced Tuesday: ___ "When I think about the women who have been writers and directors before me, and watching their work and what they've done, they're the reason I had the courage to do this. When I think about Kathryn Bigelow winning and me sitting there...
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