Academy Awards

This image released by A24 Films shows director Greta Gerwig on the set of "Lady Bird." Gerwig is nominated for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America for her direction on the film. (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP)
January 11, 2018 - 5:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele are among the five directors who have been recognized for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America. The Guild announced its feature film nominees Thursday, including Gerwig for the coming-of age film "Lady Bird" and Peele...
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Actresses Natalie Dormer, from left, Joanna Lumley and Letitia Wright pose for photographers during a photo call for the BAFTA Academy Film Awards Nominations in London, Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
January 09, 2018 - 11:25 am
LONDON (AP) — Cold War monster movie "The Shape of Water" led nominations Tuesday for the British Academy Film Awards , as organizers announced a new female host and promised to fight sexism and sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry. Guillermo del Toro's fantastical thriller scored...
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Jimmy Kimmel participates in the "Jimmy Kimmel Live and 90th Oscars" panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 08, 2018 - 2:34 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — As the host of the Oscars in two months, Jimmy Kimmel watched Seth Meyers on the Golden Globes and felt that one of the monologue jokes was written specifically for him. Meyers on Sunday said he felt like the first dog being sent into outer space, as the first awards show...
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Jimmy Kimmel participates in the "Jimmy Kimmel Live and 90th Oscars" panel during the Disney/ABC Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 08, 2018 - 1:45 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Upcoming Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel says it's hard to tell how the public will react to the subject of sexual misconduct when he delivers his monologue at the event in two months. To that end, the ABC late-night host said Monday he felt that one of Seth Meyers' jokes at the...
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This image released by NBC shows James Franco, center, embracing his brother Dave Franco as he accepts the award for best actor in a motion picture comedy or musical for his role in "The Disaster Artist," as Tommy Wiseau, left, looks on at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 1:01 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — James Franco took what was arguably the worst performance in movie history and turned it into what was arguably his own greatest role, taking home a Golden Globe on Sunday for "The Disaster Artist" that puts him on the inside track for an Academy Award nomination...
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Media and crew prepare on the red carpet at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 08, 2018 - 12:44 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the presentation of the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 9:30 p.m. The newly-minted Golden Globes winners had a good reason to stop by the official show after party this year, and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 204 file photo, director Paul Haggis poses for a photo in Toronto during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. A December 2017 civil lawsuit charging the Oscar-winning filmmaker with rape has prompted three other women to come forward with their own accusations, including a publicist who says he forced her to perform oral sex, then raped her. Haggis has denied the allegations in the lawsuit, and when asked about the new accusations, his lawyer said, "He didn't rape anybody." (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese, File)
January 05, 2018 - 4:53 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A civil lawsuit charging Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations, including another publicist who says he forced her to perform oral sex, then raped her. One of...
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FILE- This file image released by A24 Films shows Saoirse Ronan, left, and Laurie Metcalf in a scene from "Lady Bird." Ronan says she hopes that her latest film “Lady Bird” helps people to feel understood in the same way HBO show “Girls” helped her. Her performance has earned her some of the best reviews of her career and could result in a third Oscar nomination for the 23-year-old Irish actress. (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP, File)
December 28, 2017 - 9:21 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Saoirse Ronan is eyeing the lobster salad at Spago in Beverly Hills and has a difficult decision to make regarding cherry tomatoes. She doesn't like them, but she also doesn't like asking for special accommodations. "It's so Irish," Ronan explains. "In Ireland you feel...
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This image released by A24 Films shows Saoirse Ronan, left, and Laurie Metcalf in a scene from "Lady Bird." The 62-year-old Metcalf has already gotten supporting actress nominations from the Screen Actors Guild, the Golden Globes and the Independent Spirit Awards. She says she’s flattered by the attention, which she also calls surreal. And on January 23, she might add the coveted Oscar nomination to her resume too. (Merie Wallace/A24 via AP)
December 20, 2017 - 12:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laurie Metcalf has won three Emmys and a Tony Award in her nearly 40-year year career, but the veteran stage and screen actress still feels uncomfortable in front of a camera. "Even after all those years on 'Roseanne,' I have a real fear of cameras. They make me inhibited,"...
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December 19, 2017 - 7:01 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons will reign as Bacchus L for the 2018 Mardi Gras season. Simmons will reign as the god of wine over the carnival krewe's 50th anniversary parade, which rolls Feb. 11. The krewe's captain, Clark Brenna, said in a news release Tuesday that Simmons...
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