Academy Awards

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, Actress Meryl Streep poses for photographers upon arrival at the 'Mary Poppins Returns' premiere in central London. Apple TV Plus said Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, Streep will join Chris O’Dowd, Jacob Tremblay and Ruth Negga to give life to Oliver Jeffers' picture book “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth." The 36-minute film will premiere on the streaming service April 17. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
January 17, 2020 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep is getting animated: The Oscar-winner will lend her voice to a short illustrated film celebrating the Earth. Apple TV Plus said Friday Streep will join Chris O’Dowd, Jacob Tremblay and Ruth Negga to give life to Oliver Jeffers' picture book “Here We Are: Notes for...
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FILE - This May 22, 2018 file photo shows Stephen King at the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. King, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, says he cares only about “quality," not “diversity” when deciding on awards. The best-selling author's comments came shortly after the announcement of this year's nominees for the Academy Awards, widely criticized for only choosing male directors and for an almost entirely white group of acting finalists. King wrote that he had been allowed to nominate people for best picture, best screenplay and best original screenplay, and that for him “the diversity issue _ as it applies to individual actors and directors, anyway _ did not come up.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 15, 2020 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King says he cares only about “quality," not “diversity” when deciding on awards. Some are asking why he thinks the two must be different. “I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality,” King tweeted this week. “It seems to me that to do otherwise would...
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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 - 4:16 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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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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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)
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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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Benedict Cumberbatch as Colonel Mackenzie in a scene from "1917," directed by Sam Mendes. (François Duhamel/Universal Pictures via AP)
January 12, 2020 - 2:23 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took the Great War to finally take down “Star Wars.” Director Sam Mendes' World War I story “1917" brought in $36.5 million in its first weekend of wide release, easily topping the box office and ending the three-week reign of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” which brought...
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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. The Oscars will not have a host for its annual awards show. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
January 08, 2020 - 3:43 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Oscars are going without a host again this year. ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke said Wednesday the Feb. 9 telecast will focus on what worked last year: "huge entertainment value, big musical numbers, big comedy and star power." Last year's ceremony attracted 29...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Colin Firth as General Erinmore in a scene from "1917," directed by Sam Mendes. (François Duhamel/Universal Pictures via AP)
January 07, 2020 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An unusually busy day in a truncated awards season for Hollywood left five films — Quentin Tarantino's “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood,” Sam Mendes' “1917,” Martin Scorsese's “The Irishman,” Bong Joon Ho's “Parasite” and Taika Waititi's “Jojo Rabbit” — at the head of the Oscar...
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This image released by NBC shows filmmaker Sam Mendes accepting the award for best motion picture drama for "1917" 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 06, 2020 - 6:57 am
The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes’ technically dazzling World War I tale “1917” won best picture, drama, and Quentin Tarantino’s radiant Los Angeles fable “Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood” won...
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