Academy Awards

In this Sept. 12, 2017 photo, actor Gary Oldman, who plays Winston Churchill in the film "Darkest Hour," poses for a portrait during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 22, 2017 - 2:57 pm
TORONTO (AP) — It's a long distance from Sid Vicious to Winston Churchill, and a greater leap, still, from Dracula to "Darkest Hour." Gary Oldman, character-actor maverick, has taken up perhaps his biggest — and most buttoned-down — challenge. For even a veteran chameleon like Oldman who has a way...
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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Timothée Chalamet, left, and Armie Hammer in a scene from "Call Me By Your Name." The romantic coming-of-age film “Call Me By Your Name” has a leading six Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, followed by Jordan Peele’s satirical horror “Get Out” and the Robert Pattinson thriller “Good Time” which both picked up five nominations. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
November 21, 2017 - 2:46 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The romantic coming-of-age film "Call Me By Your Name" has a leading six Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, followed by Jordan Peele's satirical horror "Get Out" and the Robert Pattinson thriller "Good Time" with five nominations each. Actresses Tessa Thompson and Lily...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Daniel Kaluuya in a scene from, "Get Out." ordan Peele’s horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures has submitted the film for Golden Globes consideration as a comedy, rather than a drama. The film’s classification will ultimately reside with the Globes, but the controversy shows how “Get Out” is already challenging the conventions of Hollywood’s prestige movie season. (Universal Pictures via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The movie year seems destined to conclude the way it essentially began: With everybody talking about "Get Out." Jordan Peele's horror sensation is again the subject of debate after it was reported that Universal Pictures submitted the film for Golden Globe Awards consideration as a...
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Participants march against sexual assault and harassment at the #MeToo March in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
November 13, 2017 - 3:18 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Armed with signs, catchy phrases and a motivation to take #MeToo beyond the internet and into real life, a few hundred women, men and children gathered Sunday among the sex shops and tourist traps of Hollywood Boulevard to protest sexual harassment. The Take Back the Workplace...
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French film director Agnes Varda holds her honorary Oscar following the 2017 Governors Awards ceremony at The Ray Dolby Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 12, 2017 - 12:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Agnes Varda danced with Angelina Jolie. Donald Sutherland wanted to thank the characters he's played. Writer-director Charles Burnett said getting an Oscar eases the sting of a teacher's heartless words decades ago. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu dedicated his award to...
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FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2008, file photo, director Charles Burnett arrives for the screening of the movie "Miracle At St. Anna " at the 34th American Film Festival in Deauville, Normandy, France. Burnett is getting an honorary Oscar at the ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
November 10, 2017 - 10:46 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charles Burnett expected filmmaking to be a hobby, a way for him to tell the stories of the people he knew growing up in south central Los Angeles. They weren't stories Hollywood told, Burnett said in a recent interview, and for most of his four decade filmmaking career, they've...
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In this Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 photo, Iranian film director Narges Abyar gives an interview to The Associated Press at her home, in Tehran, Iran. Abyar 's movie, “Nafas,” or “Breath,” about a young Iranian girl whose fantasy world helps her escape the hard realities of growing up in the countryside near Tehran in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution is Iran’s first-ever nominee for the Academy Awards’ foreign film that was directed by a woman. But not everyone is celebrating and the mixed reaction to her film shows how art cuts across Iranian politics. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
November 10, 2017 - 2:25 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A movie about a young girl whose fantasy world helps her escape the hard realities of growing up in the countryside near Tehran in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution is Iran's first-ever submission for the Academy Awards' foreign film directed by a woman. But not...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, filmmaker Agnes Varda appears at the screening of the film "Visages, Villages," at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Varda will receive an honorary Oscar at this year’s annual Governor Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
November 09, 2017 - 7:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Agnes Varda, the 89-year-old Belgian-born filmmaker, estimates that she receives a lifetime honor every three months. "I'm old so they don't know what to do with me," she says with a smile. On Saturday, Varda will receive one of the highest of such awards: an honorary Oscar, to be...
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This combination photo shows, from left, Patty Jenkins, who directed "Wonder Woman," Kathryn Bigelow, who directed "Detroit," Greta Gerwig, who directed "Lady Bird," and Dee Rees, who directed "Mudbound." (AP Photo/File)
November 08, 2017 - 1:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Four. It's one of the most glaring numbers in Academy Awards history. That's how many women have been nominated for best director in the awards' 89 years of existence. Kathryn Bigelow, for "The Hurt Locker" in 2010, is the only woman to win. "I have to say it really bums me out,"...
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This Oct. 13, 2017 photo shows actor Donald Sutherland at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sutherland will receive an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards on Nov. 11 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
November 08, 2017 - 11:04 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For every era of film in the last half-century, there's a memorable Donald Sutherland role. Whether it's his breakthrough performance in "The Dirty Dozen," his portrayal of demented arsonist in "Backdraft" or playing a ruthless president in "The Hunger Games" films,...
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