Award shows

January 25, 2018 - 7:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Clive Davis' pre-Grammy gala is so white-hot you can't purchase tickets, and he said it has been hard letting some longtime attendees know they can't be invited back. Davis' Saturday night event, held a day before the 2018 Grammy Awards, launched the careers of Whitney Houston and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Casey Affleck arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Affleck, who won the best actor award for his role in "Manchester By the Sea," will not be presenting at the 90th Academy Awards. Affleck’s publicist confirmed Thursday that the actor is not attending the ceremony on March 4. Traditionally, the reigning best actor winner returns to present the best actress award. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 25, 2018 - 5:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In another apparent consequence of the Me Too movement, last year's best actor Oscar winner Casey Affleck will not be presenting at or attending the 90th Academy Awards. Affleck's publicist said Thursday that the actor would not be at the ceremony on March 4 where, traditionally...
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Signs posted around Madison Square Garden promote the return of the Grammy Awards to New York, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in New York. The Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
January 25, 2018 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The music industry hasn't been rocked with as many public allegations of sexual misconduct as Hollywood, but insiders are still seeking to show solidarity with the Me Too movement on its biggest night. Key executives have called on artists and employees to wear a white rose on...
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January 24, 2018 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Composer Huck Hodge has won a $200,000 prize designed to free up creative time. On Wednesday, the American Academy of Arts and Letters told The Associated Press that Hodge is this year' recipient of the Charles Ives Living award. The intention is for a "promising" composer to work...
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This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows Daniela Vega in a scene from, "A Fantastic Woman." The film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign picture on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 5:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday's nominations, but this year's Academy Awards also mark a breakthrough for transgender filmmakers. Yance Ford, the director of the documentary "Strong Island" and a trans man, became the first transgender...
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Benj Pasek, left, and Justin Paul arrive at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. The pair were nominated for an Oscar for best original song for "This Is Me," from the film "The Greatest Showman." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 23, 2018 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A chart-topper from "The Greatest Showman" composed by last year's Oscar winners will compete with tunes sung by Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Miguel and Sufjan Stevens for the Academy Award for best song. Golden Globe winner "This is Me," an emotional high point when sung by cast...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, an Oscar statue is displayed at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Nominations for the 90th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
January 23, 2018 - 1:52 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 90th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:40 a.m. The maker of the "Last Men in Aleppo" has made Oscars...
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January 23, 2018 - 12:28 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The maker of the documentary "Last Men in Aleppo" has made Oscars history for his war-torn country, Syria. The 90-minute documentary is the first Syrian film to be nominated for an Academy Award. Firas Fayyad, the Syrian director and writer of the film who is also from Aleppo, called...
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This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Sally Hawkins, left, and Doug Jones in a scene from the film "The Shape of Water." The film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4. (Kerry Hayes/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 11:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's lavish monster romance "The Shape of Water" fished out a leading 13 nominations, Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director and "Mudbound" director of photography Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman nominated for best...
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This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Sam Rockwell, left, and Frances McDormand in a scene from "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." Rockwell was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The 90th Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, March 4. (Merrick Morton/Fox Searchlight via AP)
January 23, 2018 - 10:55 am
A round up of reaction to the Oscar nominations announced Tuesday: ___ "I am honored beyond measure by this nomination for a film I love, a film that stands in defense of press freedom, and inclusion of women's voices in the movement of history. Proud of the film, and all her filmmakers. Thank you...
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