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February 14, 2019 - 1:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding to widespread backlash to the fact that four Oscars will be presented during commercial breaks at the 91st Academy Awards, the film academy has issued a statement saying that all Academy Award winners will still be included in the broadcast on Feb. 24. A joint...
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Director Charles Ferguson poses for a photo prior to an interview with the Associated Press about his movie 'Watergate" at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 12, 2019 - 11:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — Charles Ferguson thought Watergate had never "properly been done." The result was a documentary that explores the American presidential scandal in its full epic span, clocking in at more than four hours. The director of financial crisis documentary "Inside Job," which won an Oscar in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, Angela Bassett, left, and Chadwick Boseman, nominated for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, introduce a clip from their film "Black Panther" at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles. Boseman and Bassett have been added to the starry list of presenters for the 91st Oscars. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 12, 2019 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The top films in 2018 featured more female and people of color in lead roles than ever before, according to a new study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. Researchers found that women were the lead or co-lead in 40 of the 100 highest-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. A spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday that the awards for cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short will be presented off-air. The winning speeches will air later in the broadcast and will also be live-streamed on Oscar.com and the film academy’s social accounts. The plan to change up the format in service of a truncated three-hour runtime was announced in August. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
February 11, 2019 - 6:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The film academy has finally revealed the Oscar categories that will be presented during the commercial breaks of this year's broadcast in an attempt to shorten the show to three hours. The Oscars for cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short will...
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February 11, 2019 - 11:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Who needs a host when Wakanda is coming to the Academy Awards? "Black Panther" stars Chadwick Boseman and Angela Bassett have been added to the starry list of presenters for the 91st Oscars. Producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss on Monday announced a...
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Actor Christian Bale poses for the photographers during a photo call for the film 'Vice' at the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
February 11, 2019 - 9:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Christian Bale says transforming himself into former Vice President Dick Cheney made him feel "like a bullfrog." Bale has been nominated for a best actor Oscar for his part in "Vice," which also has best movie and best director nominations. He and director Adam McKay presented the...
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Director Spike Lee, right, and producer Tonya Lewis Lee pose for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA Nominees Party in London, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
February 10, 2019 - 3:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — Hollywood stars and British royalty were gathering Sunday in London for the British Academy Film Awards, where "The Favourite" is living up to its name and leading the race for trophies. Yorgos Lanthimos' royal tragicomedy has 12 nominations, including best picture, for the U.K...
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Director Spike Lee, left, and producer Tonya Lewis Lee pose for photographers upon arrival at the BAFTA awards in London, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)
February 10, 2019 - 2:35 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the British Academy Film Awards (all times local): 7:25 p.m. "The Favourite" has kicked off the British Academy Film Awards by winning the prize for best British film. The 18th-century royal drama took the first award of Sunday's ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows the character Lucy/Wyldstyle, voiced by Elizabeth Banks, in a scene from "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
February 10, 2019 - 11:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part" was easily the weekend's top ticket-seller in theaters over the weekend, but the film's estimated $35 million haul came well shy of expectations. The animated sequel had been forecast to open with around $50 million. Instead, it debuted with about...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 1970 file photo, British actor Albert Finney waves his cane while playing the title role in "Scrooge," at Shepperton Studios. British Actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall" has died at the age of 82 his family said on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/R. Dear, File)
February 08, 2019 - 11:03 am
LONDON (AP) — Albert Finney, the charismatic Academy Award-nominated British actor who starred in films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall," has died. He was 82. Finney's family said Friday that he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side." He died Thursday from...
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