Academy Awards

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Daniela Vega in a scene from, "A Fantastic Woman." Nine films are now vying for an Academy Award nomination in the foreign language category with nominees to be announced Jan. 23, 2017. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the short-list Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, which includes Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman,” Germany’s “In the Fade,” Hungary’s “On Body and Soul,” Israel’s “Foxtrot,” Lebanon’s “The Insult,” Russia’s “Loveless,” Senegal’s “Felicite,” South Africa’s “The Wound” and Sweden’s “The Square.” (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
December 12, 2017 - 7:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Director Sebastian Lelio feels that "A Fantastic Woman" has gone beyond the cinematic experience with its social message, to a great extent thanks to the performance of its star, Daniela Vega. The film follows Marina, a transgender woman who, after the passing of her older lover, is...
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In this Nov. 27, 2017 photo, actor Daniel Kaluuya poses for a portrait in New York to promote his film, "Get Out." (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
December 12, 2017 - 2:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Daniel Kaluuya read Jordan Peele's script for "Get Out," he had one question: "Are you allowed to make films like this?" Peele proved that you are; Kaluuya, a 28-year-old British actor, landed the lead role. Ever since then, his life hasn't been the same. "Get Out" became a box...
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This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Sally Hawkins, left, and Octavia Spencer in a scene from the film "The Shape of Water." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Hawkins was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture drama for her role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC. (Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 9:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven Golden Globes nominations on Monday and the HBO drama "Big Little Lies" came away with six nods. But nobody made landing a Globe nomination look easier than Christopher Plummer. Just two...
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FILE- In this May 21, 2017 photo, actor Dustin Hoffman poses for photographers during the photo call for the film "The Meyerowitz Stories" at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. A second actress has come forward to accuse Hoffman of allegations of sexual harassment. Kathryn Rossetter, who co-starred with Hoffman in “Death of a Salesman” on Broadway, says the Oscar-winner would grope her nightly, demand foot rubs and once pulled her slip over her head to expose her breasts in front of the crew. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
December 08, 2017 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A second actress has come forward to accuse Dustin Hoffman of allegations of sexual harassment, calling the Oscar-winner's conduct "a horrific, demoralizing and abusive experience" Kathryn Rossetter, who co-starred with Hoffman in "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway in 1984, said the...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2016, file photo, Mira Sorvino, a cast member in "Mothers and Daughters," poses at the premiere of the film at the London West Hollywood Hotel Screening Room in West Hollywood, Calif. The Oscar-winning actress wrote a guest column in The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, that says she’s still glad she revealed her sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein despite facing a backlash by some who accuse her of keeping silent in order to save her career. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 08, 2017 - 11:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Mira Sorvino says she's still glad she revealed her sexual misconduct allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein despite facing a backlash by some who accuse her of keeping silent in order to save her career. Sorvino wrote a guest column in The Hollywood Reporter on Friday in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. Six women filed a federal lawsuit against Weinstein on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, claiming that the movie mogul's actions to cover up assaults amounted to civil racketeering. (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
December 07, 2017 - 9:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science announced Wednesday that it has adopted its first code of conduct for its 8,427 members. Film academy chief executive Dawn Hudson introduced the new rules to members in an email. In October, the academy broke with tradition and made...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Even though the former Weinstein Co. co-chairman has been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and his company’s name has been erased from its best Oscar shot this year (“Wind River”), Weinstein will be ubiquitous in absentia. The ongoing sexual harassment scandals have colored every phase of awards season so far. But whether they will ultimately shape who wins is another question. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2017 - 9:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In nearly every major Academy Awards category this year there's some trace of the sexual misconduct allegations that have swept through the movie industry. Best supporting actor? That's where Kevin Spacey was once considered a contender. Now he's been scrubbed from Ridley Scott's "...
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Director Jordan Peele accepts the Bingham Ray Breakthrough director award for "Get Out" at the 27th annual Independent Film Project's Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
November 28, 2017 - 1:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The 27th annual Gotham Awards appeared headed for a sweep for Jordan Peele's social thriller "Get Out," but the sensual coming-of-age tale "Call Me By Your Name" swooped in to take best feature film at the first major soiree of Oscar season. Luca Guadagnino's film about a 17-year-...
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In this frame grab from "Yeva" film and provided by Farabi Cinema Foundation on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, actresses Narine Grigoryan, right, plays her role as Yeva and Ilona Meliksetyan plays as Nare in a scene of the film of Iranian-Armenian director Anahid Abad, in Karabakh, Armenia. (Farabi Cinema Foundation via AP)
November 24, 2017 - 11:34 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Armenia's foreign-language film submission to the Academy Awards for this year invites viewers to imagine a world without war, according to its director. Anahid Abad, the director of "Yeva," said at the Iranian premiere of her debut movie on Thursday, "The world without any war...
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This Nov. 20, 2017 photo shows actor Denzel Washington posing for a portrait in New York to promote his latest film, "Roman J. Israel, Esq." (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
November 22, 2017 - 7:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Denzel Washington, 62 years-old and a seven-time Oscar nominee, is still trying to get better. In Dan Gilroy's "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," Washington has challenged himself with one of his most complicated and singular roles. The title character (played by Washington) is a veteran...
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