Academy Awards

FILE - This July 24, 2019 file photo shows Issa Rae, an executive producer of the HBO comedy series "A Black Lady Sketch Show," during the 2019 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. Rae's quick comment after five men were announced as Oscar nominees for best director was spur of the moment, but captured the lack of diversity among this year's nominees. “We were told to banter for five seconds as the teleprompter loaded, so that was my banter,” Rae told a TV critics meeting Wednesday. Rae and fellow actor John Cho announced the nominees on Monday. “Congratulations to those men,” Rae said dryly after the director category was revealed. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
January 15, 2020 - 2:19 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Issa Rae's quick comment after five men were announced as Oscar nominees for best director was spur of the moment, but for many captured the lack of diversity among this year's nominees. “We were told to banter for five seconds as the teleprompter loaded, so that was my...
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Writer-director-actor Tyler Perry attends the premiere of Tyler Perry's "A Fall from Grace," at Metrograph, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
January 14, 2020 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The lack of diversity and notable snubs in this year's Oscar nominations left Tyler Perry annoyed, but he says it’s not worth getting upset because it’s a system that is not going to change. “There is no need in going back and forth, or fighting, or protesting. It is what it is...
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Awkwafina, from left, BD Wong, Bowen Yang, Lori Tan Chinn, Lucia Aniello, Karey Dornetto and Teresa Hsiao speak at the "Akwafina is Nora from Queens" panel during the Comedy Central TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
January 14, 2020 - 2:47 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Awkwafina may not have an Oscar nomination, but the breakout star has already secured a second-season renewal of her new Comedy Central series. “Awkwafina is Nora from Queeens” debuts Jan. 22. The network said Tuesday it was adding a second season for the show based on...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." On Monday, Jan. 13, DiCaprio was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his role in the film. (Andrew Cooper/Sony via AP)
January 13, 2020 - 8:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the Academy Awards: ___ “Ultimately, I've been able to be fortunate enough to get to work with some pretty great filmmakers. That's always been the driving force with me. First, of course, the story and character, from an actor's...
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FILE - This Jan. 5, 2020 file photo shows director Greta Gerwig, left, and Noah Baumbach at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Both Gerwig and Baumback failed to receive Oscar nominations for best director for their film "Little Women" and "Marriage Story," respectively, but they did receive nominations for adapted screenplay for Gerwig and original screenplay for Baumbauch. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 13, 2020 - 7:27 pm
Actress Issa Rae was ready with her quip, as if she had predicted the Oscar nominations that were announced Monday. “Congratulations to those men,” she said dryly, as the best director nominees — yes, five men — were announced. Rae's expertly thrown shade echoed through social media as observers...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker." On Monday, Jan. 13, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
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January 13, 2020 - 6:45 pm
Female filmmakers were shut out, “Parasite” made history and “Joker” edged out “The Irishman," “1917” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” in Monday's Oscar nominations. Todd Phillips’ R-rated superhero smash “Joker” topped all films with 11 nominations to the 92nd Academy Awards, while Martin...
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January 13, 2020 - 1:45 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Academy Award nomination for a Brazilian documentary about the impeachment of then-President Dilma Rousseff has once again laid bare the polarization of Latin America's largest democracy. In “The Edge of Democracy," 36-year-old filmmaker Petra Costa uses her personal story to...
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This image released by Focus Features shows Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman in a scene from "Harriet." On Monday, Jan. 13, Erivo was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in the film. (Glen Wilson/Focus Features via AP)
January 13, 2020 - 11:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at some of the historic achievements and trivial tidbits from Monday's nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards. ___ A record 62 women, representing nearly a third of nominees, were nominated for Academy Awards this year, but none for best director. Scarlett Johansson is...
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This image released by NBC shows presenters Elton John, left, and Bernie Taupin at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
January 13, 2020 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé’s “Spirit” from “The Lion King” didn’t roar loud enough for the Academy Awards: The song didn’t earn a nomination for best original song, though Randy Newman, Elton John and the husband-wife duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have a chance at winning another Oscar...
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FILE - This Jan. 5, 2020 file photo shows director Greta Gerwig, left, and Noah Baumbach at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Both Gerwig and Baumback failed to receive Oscar nominations for best director for their film "Little Women" and "Marriage Story," respectively, but they did receive nominations for adapted screenplay for Gerwig and original screenplay for Baumbauch. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
January 13, 2020 - 11:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, it was #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars. "Congratulations to those men," said presenter Issa Rae pointedly, after the announcement of an all-male directors slate. Denied were contenders like Greta Gerwig, director of “Little Women,” and Lulu Wang of “The Farewell.”...
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