Academy Awards

FILE - In this photo taken on Dec. 7, 2007, Valentina Cortese arrives at the Milan La Scala opera house. The renown actress, who worked with some of the best directors of both theater and cinema such as Strehler, Fellini, Truffaut and Bergman, died in Milan Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
July 10, 2019 - 9:51 am
ROME (AP) — Valentina Cortese, one of Italy's post-war screen divas who was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar, has died. She was 96. Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala announced the death Wednesday of the Milan-born actress in a tweet. Cortese was a popular muse for leading Italian directors...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2019 file photo Sterling Van Wagenen, left, pleads guilty during his initial appearance in American Fork, Utah. Wagenen, who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won an Oscar in the mid-1980s has been sentenced on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, to at least six years in prison after pleading guilty to sexual abuse of a child. (Rick Egan/The Salt Lake Tribune, via AP, Pool, File)
July 09, 2019 - 6:34 pm
WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won an Oscar in the mid-1980s was sentenced Tuesday on a sexual abuse charge for the second time in as many weeks. Under the terms of a plea agreement, Sterling Van Wagenen avoided...
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This combination photo shows, top row from left, Sterling K. Brown, Letitia Wright, Lady Gaga, and bottom row from left, Claire Foy, Tom Holland and singer Adele, who are among 842 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo)
July 01, 2019 - 5:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday invited 842 members from 59 countries to the Oscars organization and, for the first time, reached gender parity in its new class of inductees. Half of the new invitees to the film academy are women. In 10 of the 17 branches...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007, file photo, Sylvia Miles arrives for the 2006 New York Film Critic's Circle Awards at the Supper Club in New York. Miles, whose brief appearances in “Midnight Cowboy” and “Farewell, My Lovely,” earned her two Academy Award nominations, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Miles was also a scene-stealing character of the New York party scene, beloved for her outgoing personality and flamboyant fashion sense. (AP Photo/Rick Maiman, File)
June 12, 2019 - 9:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sylvia Miles, an actress and Manhattan socialite whose brief, scene-stealing appearances in the films "Midnight Cowboy" and "Farewell, My Lovely" earned her two Academy Award nominations, died Wednesday. Miles died in an ambulance in New York on the way to a hospital after...
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Andre De Shields , left, and Reeve Carney, of the cast of "Hadestown" perform at the 73rd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
June 09, 2019 - 11:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 11:10 p.m. "Hadestown," the brooding musical about the underworld, has reason to smile broadly: It's the best new musical Tony Award winner. Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell's folk-opera intertwines the myths of Orpheus and Eurydice,...
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June 03, 2019 - 1:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Groundbreaking filmmaker David Lynch, Cherokee-American actor Wes Studi and Lina Wertmüller, the first woman ever to receive an Academy Award nomination for directing, will receive honorary Oscars at the Governors Awards in October. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...
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FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2019 file photo, Morgan Freeman participates in the "Story of God" panel during the National Geographic portion of the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. Oscar winners, Freeman, Robert De Niro and Tommy Lee Jones soon will be on their way to New Mexico to start work on "The Comeback Trail." The feature film will begin shooting in early June 2019, in Albuquerque, Tojajilee and other locations. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
May 24, 2019 - 1:45 am
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman soon will be on their way to New Mexico to start work on "The Comeback Trail." The feature film will begin shooting in early June in Albuquerque, Tojajilee and other locations. Work is expected to last about a...
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FILE - This Dec. 4, 2007 file photo shows actress-director Jodie Foster, right, with her mother Evelyn Foster after she received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at during the 16th annual Women in Entertainment breakfast in Beverly Hills, Calif. Evelyn “Brandy” Foster, who managed her daughter Jodie’s career from her child-prodigy years through two Academy Awards, died peacefully at her Los Angeles home of complications from dementia, Monday, May 13, 2019. She was 90. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)
May 16, 2019 - 5:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evelyn "Brandy" Foster, who managed her daughter Jodie's career from her child-prodigy years through two Academy Awards, has died, her family said Thursday. Brandy Foster died peacefully at her Los Angeles home of complications from dementia on Monday, her daughters Jodie,...
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FILE - This July 13, 1991 file photo shows filmmaker John Singleton, who made the movie "Boyz N The Hood," in Los Angeles. Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton has died at 51, according to statement from his family, Monday, April 29, 2019. He died Monday after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith, File)
April 30, 2019 - 5:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rarely have a filmmaker and a moment been so perfectly matched as John Singleton and the summer of 1991. When "Boyz N the Hood" was released that July, Singleton took what had become a cultural obsession — South-Central Los Angeles and the young black men growing up in it — and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2003 file photo, director John Singleton touches his new star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Oscar-nominated filmmaker John Singleton has died at 51, according to statement from his family, Monday, April 29, 2019. He died Monday after suffering a stroke almost two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
April 29, 2019 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Director John Singleton, who made one of Hollywood's most memorable debuts with the Oscar-nominated "Boyz N the Hood" and continued over the following decades to probe the lives of black communities in his native Los Angeles and beyond, has died. He was 51. Singleton's family said...
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