Academy Awards

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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April 24, 2019 - 9:06 pm
Mark Medoff, a provocative playwright whose "Children of a Lesser God" won Tony and Olivier awards and whose screen adaptation of his play earned an Oscar nomination, has died in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was 79. Medoff died Tuesday in a hospice surrounded by family, according to his daughter,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 3017 file photo director Roman Polanski poses a photo prior to the screening of "Based on a true story" in Paris, France. Roman Polanski is asking a judge to restore his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after he was expelled for misconduct last year. Lawyers for the 85-year-old director filed documents Friday, April 19, 2019 requesting that a court compel the academy to make him a member in good standing again. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
April 19, 2019 - 8:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct. Lawyers for the 85-year-old fugitive director petitioned Los Angeles Superior Court to compel the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 3017 file photo director Roman Polanski poses a photo prior to the screening of "Based on a true story" in Paris, France. Roman Polanski is asking a judge to restore his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after he was expelled for misconduct last year. Lawyers for the 85-year-old director filed documents Friday, April 19, 2019 requesting that a court compel the academy to make him a member in good standing again. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
April 19, 2019 - 6:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Roman Polanski asking a court to reinstate his film academy membership (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The film academy is standing behind its decision to expel director Roman Polanski, who has asked a court to reinstate him. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...
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Yalitza Aparicio arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
March 04, 2019 - 6:39 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A television personality for the Mexican-based Televisa network is facing strong criticism after dressing up in "brownface" and wearing a prosthetic nose to make fun of indigenous Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio. Televisa's Yeka Rosales recently posted photos and videos of...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, filmmaker Steven Spielberg poses at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Reports that Spielberg intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated and unwieldy online debate. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 04, 2019 - 11:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy, debate online this weekend. It has...
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This image released by Universal Pictures shows characters Astrid, voiced by America Ferrera, left, and Hiccup, voiced by Jay Baruchel, in a scene from DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World." (DreamWorks Animation/Universal Pictures via AP)
March 03, 2019 - 2:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" topped the North American box office for a second week, but close on its tail was Tyler Perry's final installment of the "Madea" franchise. Driven by a largely female audience, "A Madea Family Funeral" had a better-than-expected debut...
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February 26, 2019 - 5:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Producer Dick Wolf's factory of "Chicago" dramas is becoming increasingly important for NBC. Both "Chicago PD" and "Chicago Fire" scored their highest ratings in nearly two years last week with crossover episodes where they shared casts, the Nielsen company said. "Chicago Med"...
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