Documentary about 1939 Nazi rally in New York up for Oscar

Entertainment 02/22/19, 09:23

A crowd of 20,000 gives the Nazi salute as swastikas flank a giant portrait of George Washington. Unimaginable to most Americans, the pro-Hitler rally that took place 80 years ago this week inside New York's Madison Square Garden is the subject of a short documentary that's up for an Oscar. The seven-minute ...

Emotional ceremony honors Hall, Stenberg, Layne and Lewis

Entertainment 02/21/19, 21:25

Amandla Stenberg brought the audience to their feet as she talked of being protected by ancestors. Kiki Layne evoked tears as she talked about having the comfort of black women during an exciting but "terrifying" time. Regina Hall kept people in stitches as she cracked jokes and celebrated her longevity in Hollywood. Jenifer ...

Oscars producers say the show is in ‘good shape’ for Sunday

Entertainment 02/21/19, 21:02

Academy Awards producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss have been hearing the same question a lot recently: Are you OK?It's an understandable query. Producing the Oscars is guaranteed to be a stressful job, but the road to the 91st Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, has been unusually ...

Source: Kendrick Lamar, SZA not performing at Oscars

Entertainment 02/21/19, 16:05

All the Stars" are not performing at the Academy Awards, including Kendrick Lamar and SZA.A person familiar with the decision, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't allowed to publicly discuss it, told The Associated Press on Thursday that the duo behind "All the Stars" will no ...

‘Roma’ producer could make history at the Oscars

Entertainment 02/21/19, 15:03

Film producer Gabriela Rodriguez has collaborated with the writer and director Alfonso Cuaron for more than a decade. But even she was surprised by the universal success his "Roma" has enjoyed.Rodriguez thought the film would have an impact in Latin America. She never expected the accolades and awards at the ...

At the Oscars, some songwriters are left in the dark

Entertainment 02/21/19, 14:22

For Grammy-winning producer-songwriter Alexander Shuckburgh, the Academy Awards are so close and yet so far.Shuckburgh should be celebrating as an Oscar nominee since a song he co-wrote — "All the Stars" from the "Black Panther" soundtrack — is competing for best original song at Sunday's show.But he isn't.That's because the ...

What will win best picture? It’s a maddeningly close race

U.S. 02/20/19, 15:41

On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled "The Favourite," the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front runner.Normally a fairly predictable process with one or two favorites, this year's best picture race has been maddeningly unclear, almost devious in its contradictions. The guild awards, usually ...

Oscars: A record year for women, but is it progress?

Entertainment 02/20/19, 13:07

At the glad-handy Oscar nominees luncheon earlier this month, film academy president John Bailey proudly told the 171 nominees in the room that there were a record number of women nominated for Academy Awards this year. The statement seemed to take everyone a moment to process, or calculate, but soon ...

Oscar-winner Julianne Moore helps unveil Cuomo initiatives

Entertainment 02/19/19, 16:18

Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore has helped New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration unveil the governor's series of initiatives aimed at improving the lives of women in New York.Moore joined Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (HOH'-kuhl) on Tuesday at Lincoln Center in Manhattan for an event launching Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Women's Justice ...

Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win

Entertainment 02/19/19, 15:53

Ahead of Sunday's 91st Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that has few sure things.BEST PICTUREThe Nominees: "Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''The Favourite," ''Green Book," ''Roma," ''A Star Is Born," ''Vice"BAHR:Will Win: "Roma"Should Win: "A Star Is Born"Not ...

Michael B. Jordan, Michelle Yeoh added to Oscars presenters

Entertainment 02/19/19, 14:03

Michael B. Jordan, Brian Tyree Henry, Michelle Yeoh and Elsie Fisher may have missed out on Oscar nominations this year, but they will be on stage at the Dolby Theatre during Sunday's ceremony.Producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss said Tuesday that the actors have signed up to present awards on ...

Costume Designers Guild to honor Ruth E. Carter, Glenn Close

California 02/19/19, 03:05

Oscar nominees Glenn Close and "Black Panther" costume designer Ruth E. Carter will be honored Tuesday night at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards.Close will receive the spotlight award at the ceremony Tuesday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The guild will pay homage to ...

‘Black Panther’ costume designer blazes trail to inspire

Entertainment 02/17/19, 09:00

Black Panther" costume designer Ruth E. Carter says she wants her Oscar recognition to create more opportunities for African-Americans and women of color who desire to follow her footsteps.If Carter wins an Oscar for best costume design on Feb. 24, she would become the first African-American to win in the ...

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

Entertainment 02/15/19, 18:23

Following an outcry from many of the movie industry's most prominent figures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year's Oscar broadcast.The film academy on Friday said all 24 categories will be shown live, after ...

Outtakes: Regina King on white lies, directing and ‘227’

Entertainment 02/15/19, 12:17

Regina King — who is nominated for her first-ever Academy Award for her work in "If Beale Street Could Talk" — discusses sitting in the director's chair and following up on the promise she made to female filmmakers during her Golden Globes speech in outtakes from a recent interview with ...

Regina is already a King, but what about president?

Entertainment 02/15/19, 12:11

So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what'd she get? A prophecy on her life.No joke. King was shopping around — "sometimes people will say, 'You at the 99-cent store?' I like a bargain too" — when a woman walked up to her with something of a prediction."She ...

10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Entertainment 02/14/19, 16:35

Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy?This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard ...

New Jersey becomes first US state to take legal Oscars bets

Sports 02/12/19, 14:15

Perhaps you weren't sure — or didn't care — if Gisele Bundchen's husband and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this month. But you know why "The Favourite" is a favorite to win an Oscar for best costume design and you're willing to bet on Lady Gaga snagging ...

Glenn Close: ‘I feel like everyone’s rooting for me’

Entertainment 02/12/19, 10:25

Glenn Close stands doubled over laughing in the doorway to her downtown Manhattan apartment while her loyal white Havanese, Pip, circles an arriving reporter.It's star time for both. Close, among the most accomplished performers never to win an Oscar, may finally break through with "The Wife," in which, ironically, she ...

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