Award shows

Jordan Peele accepts the award for best director for "Get Out" at the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 03, 2018 - 8:33 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Peele's "Get Out" won best film and best director on Saturday at the 33rd Independent Film Spirit Awards, a day before the horror sensation will vie for top honors at the Academy Awards. The wins for Peele's directorial debut gave the Spirits, a celebration of...
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Olivia Wilde attends the 11th Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party at Crustacean restaurant on Friday, March 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
March 03, 2018 - 4:05 am
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Viola Davis is good in a pinch. Last year's best supporting actress Oscar-winner was sipping champagne at the annual Women in Film pre-Oscar cocktail event Friday night when the organization's president, Cathy Schulman, herself an Oscar-winner for "Crash," asked Davis...
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FILE - This file image released by Sony Pictures shows Gene, voiced by T.J. Miller, center, in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation's "The Emoji Movie." “The Emoji Movie” has received Hollywood’s most famous frown, the Razzie Award, for worst picture of 2017. (Sony Pictures Animation via AP, File)
March 03, 2018 - 3:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maybe it was destiny for a movie with a pile of poop as a central character. "The Emoji Movie" has received Hollywood's most famous frown, the Razzie Award , for worst picture of 2017, making it the first animated feature in 38 years to earn the top dishonor. "Leading this year's...
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Spanish actress Penelope Cruz poses after being awarded the Cesar of Honor during the 43rd Cesar Film Awards ceremony at Salle Pleyel in Paris, Friday, March 2, 2018. France's movie industry holds its annual awards ceremony, with many stars at the Cesar Awards planning to wear a white ribbon to protest sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
March 02, 2018 - 9:23 pm
PARIS (AP) — The French film world may be having its #MeToo moment. One after another, stars showed up at the industry's top awards show Friday wearing a white ribbon in a protest against sexual misconduct. Throughout the Cesar Awards ceremony, presenters and winners referenced the movement that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2017 file photo, Ava DuVernay arrives at the 15th annual Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden in Los Angeles. The organizers of Time's Up say the movement to eradicate discrimination in the workplace will have a presence at Sunday's Oscar show, but has no plans for a red-carpet dress code. Shonda Rhimes, DuVernay, actresses Laura Dern and Tessa Thompson, producer Katie McGrath and attorney Nina Shaw talked about the movement's progress and next steps with a small group of reporters Thursday, March 1. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 02, 2018 - 1:38 pm
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The organizers of Time's Up say the movement to eradicate discrimination in the workplace will have a presence at Sunday's Oscar show, but there are no plans for a red-carpet dress code. Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, actresses Laura Dern and Tessa Thompson, producer...
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FILE - This March 30, 2011 file photo shows Nick Rhodes of the band Duran Duran in New York. Rhodes takes his Oscar predictions seriously _ so much so that he has been putting them on the band’s website for about a decade, with detailed commentary. Rhodes does Academy Award predictions every year with Katy Krassner, who is the content director for the website. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)
March 02, 2018 - 1:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — It's the time of year when film enthusiasts turn into industry experts to handicap the Oscars race — and Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes is no different. Rhodes takes his Oscar predictions seriously — so much so that he has been putting them on the band's website for about a...
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A dog named "Sassi" sits next to a golden statue of a bathrobe-clad Harvey Weinstein, seated atop a couch on the sidewalk along Hollywood Blvd., in Los Angeles Thursday, March 1, 2018. The piece, titled "Casting Couch," is a collaborative effort between a Los Angeles street artist known as Plastic Jesus and Joshua "Ginger" Monroe, creator of the nude Donald Trump statue. Plastic Jesus said the piece was meant to shine a light on the entertainment industry's sexual misconduct crisis and the disgraced movie mogul's prominent role in it. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 02, 2018 - 1:26 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A golden statue of a bathrobe-clad Harvey Weinstein, seated regally atop a couch with an Oscar in hand, took up temporary sidewalk residence close to the site of Sunday's Academy Awards. "Casting Couch" is a collaborative work between a Los Angeles street artist known as Plastic...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2016, photo, former Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at Inspired Grounds Cafe in West Des Moines, Iowa. Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation after his election was swiftly criticized in the music community. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, Huckabee was announced as a new member of board of the directors for the charitable arm of the association that runs the annual CMA Awards and the CMA Festival. Within 24 hours, a prominent artist manager sent a letter to the foundation calling Huckabee’s election “grossly offensive” due to his political opinions and associations with the National Rifle Association. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
March 01, 2018 - 7:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has resigned from the board for the Country Music Association Foundation after his election was swiftly criticized in the music community. On Wednesday, Huckabee was announced as a new member of the board of directors...
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March 01, 2018 - 9:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Chris Stapleton leads the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight nominations, including entertainer of the year, and Reba McEntire is returning for a record 15th year as host. McEntire announced the nominations Thursday on "CBS This Morning" as well as her...
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This combination photo shows Oscar-nominated composers, from left, John Williams, for the film "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Carter Burwell, for the film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," Alexandre Desplat, for the film, "The Shape of Water," and Hans Zimmer, for the film "Dunkirk." (AP Photo)
March 01, 2018 - 7:12 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's not often that a composer is asked to provide musical accompaniment to a woman having sex with a fish monster. It's almost as rare that a composer is asked to conduct a big-city symphony in a performance of his movie score the same week he's expected to win an Oscar for it...
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