Award shows

FILE - In this May 2, 2018 file photo, director Roman Polanski appears at an international film festival, where he promoted his latest film, "Based on a True Story," in Krakow, Poland. The entire leadership of the Cesar Awards, France's version of the Oscars, stepped down Thursday Feb. 13, 2020, in a spat over both its opaque decision-making process and controversial director Roman Polanski, whose new film, “An Officer and a Spy”, leads this year's nominations. (AP Photo, file)
February 27, 2020 - 7:36 am
PARIS (AP) — Filmmaker Roman Polanski is skipping the awards ceremony for France's equivalent of the Oscars - where his latest movie leads this year's nominations - because of protests prompted by a new rape accusation against him. Women's rights activists have called for a boycott of Friday's...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2019, file photo, host Anthony Anderson speaks at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Anderson is scheduled to host this year's edition of the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday night, Feb. 22. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
February 22, 2020 - 11:31 am
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Hollywood's awards season isn't over quite yet, with the NAACP Image Awards putting the spotlight Saturday on the achievements of actors and musicians of color. The evening's honorees include Oscar contenders, namely Cynthia Erivo, who starred in the Harriet Tubman biopic, “...
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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
February 21, 2020 - 5:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of Oscar winner “Parasite," his biggest complaint being that the movie was made in South Korea. Trump started talking about the Academy Awards during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Thursday night. “Parasite” was...
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This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, in a scene from "Sonic the Hedgehog ." (Paramount Pictures/Sega of America via AP)
February 19, 2020 - 8:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to studio estimates Sunday, while “Parasite” saw one of the largest post-Oscars bumps in years following its best picture win. Paramount Pictures' “Sonic the...
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Bong Joon-ho, director of Oscar-winning “Parasite,” laughs during a press conference in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Bong said Wednesday “the biggest pleasure and the most significant meaning” that the film has brought to him was its success in many countries though the audiences might feel uncomfortable with his explicit description of a bitter wealth disparity in modern society. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 19, 2020 - 3:24 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Oscar-winning “Parasite” director Bong Joon-ho said Wednesday the film's "biggest pleasure and the most significant meaning” to him is that it succeeded even though the audiences might feel uncomfortable with his explicit description of bitter wealth disparity in modern...
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FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., waves to the audience during swearing-in ceremony of Congressional Black Caucus members of the 116th Congress in Washington. The NAACP is honoring Lewis for his Congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
February 11, 2020 - 11:40 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The NAACP is honoring John Lewis for his Congressional service and long history as a civil rights activist. The nation's oldest civil rights organization announced Tuesday that it will bestow the Chairman's Award on the Georgia Democrat later this month at its annual arts and...
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February 11, 2020 - 10:54 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lyle Mays, a jazz keyboardist whose work, chiefly with the Pat Metheny Group, won nearly a dozen Grammy Awards, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 66. Mays had a “long battle with a recurring illness,” according to Pat Metheny’s website. “Lyle was one of the greatest musicians I...
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Bong Joon-ho holds the Oscars for best original screenplay, best international feature film, best directing, and best picture for "Parasite" at the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
February 10, 2020 - 6:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” made history as the first non-English best picture winner in Academy Awards history, he made a modest plea to American moviegoers: Don’t be afraid of subtitles. Accepting the award for best foreign-language film at the Golden Globes last month,...
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Oscar statues stand outside Hollywood Boulevard in preparation for Sunday's 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
February 10, 2020 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Without a host or a great deal of pizzazz, ABC's telecast of the Academy Awards reached its smallest audience ever of 23.6 million viewers. The Nielsen company said Sunday night's audience was down 20 percent from a year ago. The previous low-water mark for the Oscars was the 26.5...
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This combination photo shows, from left, Renee Zellweger, Salma Hayek, Cynthia Erivo and Beanie Feldstein at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)
February 10, 2020 - 10:18 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars closed the awards season in style, with statement necklaces and classic gowns, traditional tuxedos and some young rule-breakers. A look at fashion highlights from Hollywood's big night Sunday: THE GOWNS Scarlett Johansson, Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron, Cynthia Erivo...
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