Film academy reveals which 4 Oscars will be given off air

Entertainment 02/11/19, 17:49

The film academy has finally revealed the Oscar categories that will be presented during the commercial breaks of this year's broadcast.A spokesperson for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Monday that the awards for cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short will be presented off-air.The ...

Bassett, Boseman and more added to Oscars presenter lineup

Entertainment 02/11/19, 11:24

Who needs a host when Wakanda is coming to the Academy Awards? "Black Panther" stars Chadwick Boseman and Angela Bassett have been added to the starry list of presenters for the 91st Oscars.Producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss on Monday announced a new batch of talent confirmed ...

Update: Nominees walk red carpet to British film awards

Europe 02/10/19, 13:32

The Latest on the British Academy Film Awards (all times local):6:15 p.m.Stars have begun arriving on the red carpet at London's Royal Albert Hall for the British Academy Film Awards,Among them: Amy Adams, a supporting actress nominee for "Vice," best-actress nominee Viola Davis of "Widows" and Glenn Close, a best-actress ...

Is Bryan Singer a problem for ‘Bohemian’s’ Oscars chances?

Entertainment 02/09/19, 09:16

Bohemian Rhapsody" director Bryan Singer is facing new allegations that he sexually assaulted minors, leading the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to scrub his name from its awards nomination ahead of its show Sunday. Questions remain about whether the allegations will affect the film's Oscar chances.Singer has denied ...

British actor Albert Finney dies at 82

Entertainment 02/08/19, 10:33

Albert Finney, the charismatic Academy Award-nominated British actor who starred in films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall," has died. He was 82. Finney's family said Friday that he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side." He died Thursday from a chest infection at ...

Eva Longoria a triple threat with ABC series ‘Grand Hotel’

Entertainment 02/05/19, 22:30

A roundup of news from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.STAR TURNEva Longoria was so busy behind the scenes of the upcoming series "Grand Hotel," it took a bit for the actress to realize there was no part ...

ABC executive sees silver lining in Oscar flap: interest

Entertainment 02/05/19, 16:14

ABC's new entertainment chief says this year's pre-Oscars disarray had an upside.Entertainment President Karey Burke said Tuesday the "lack of clarity" over the ceremony kept the Oscars in the public conversation.The biggest flap was over Kevin Hart's quick exit as host because of years-old homophobic tweets for which he eventually ...

Fun moments before, during and after the Oscars luncheon

Football 02/04/19, 21:01

Nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards convened at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Monday for this year's Oscar Nominees Luncheon, a gathering that gives honorees a chance to socialize at an event where everyone's name will be called and they'll get a moment onstage.That moment is for the "class photo," ...

‘Flower Drum Song’ author C.Y. Lee dead at 102

World 02/04/19, 16:31

The author of the best-selling "The Flower Drum Song" has died. C.Y. Lee, whose novel was adapted into a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and Oscar-nominated movie, was 102.Lee's son, Jay Lee, told The Associated Press on Monday that his father died Nov. 8 in Los Angeles. The family decided at ...

Stars start to mingle ahead of Oscars nominees’ luncheon

Entertainment 02/04/19, 15:25

Glenn Close, songwriter Diane Warren and "Free Solo" climber Alex Honnold are among the stars mingling ahead of this year's luncheon for Oscar nominees.Close, Honnold and director Phil Lord spoke in a circle for about 20 minutes as other guests, including best original song nominee Warren and actor Chris O'Dowd, ...

Awkwafina, Tina Fey, Jennifer Lopez to present at Oscars

Entertainment 02/04/19, 14:41

Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg and Brie Larson will be presenters at the 91st Academy Awards.The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday announced its first slate of presenters. Also among the 13 stars are Daniel Craig, Jennifer Lopez, Amandla Stenberg and Awkwafina.Chris Evans, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Charlize ...

Basking in an Oscar nod, Richard E. Grant recalls ‘Withnail’

Entertainment 02/01/19, 13:54

Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant says that playing an out-of-work actor has led to almost every job he's ever had.Grant is nominated for best supporting actor at the Academy Awards for his performance alongside Melissa McCarthy in "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" It's the first nomination for the 61-year-old journeyman ...

Mexico City prepares to celebrate Oscar wins for ‘Roma’

Sports 01/31/19, 20:01

Mexico City officials are predicting Alfonso Cuaron's film "Roma" will sweep the Academy Awards and are already planning a mass celebration.Mexicans traditionally gather at the city's Independence Monument to celebrate victories in World Cup soccer matches. On Thursday, officials said they are already preparing to host a celebration for the ...

James Ingram, Grammy-winning R&B singer, dead at 66

Entertainment 01/30/19, 14:20

James Ingram, the Grammy-winning singer who launched multiple hits on the R&B and pop charts and earned two Oscar nominations for his songwriting, has died. He was 66.Debbie Allen, an actress-choreographer and frequent collaborator with Ingram, announced his death on Twitter on Tuesday. Attempts by The Associated Press to confirm ...

Ahead of Oscars, ‘Black Panther’ to return to theaters again

Entertainment 01/28/19, 16:21

Fresh off of its win at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, "Black Panther" is heading back into theaters.Disney announced Monday that Ryan Coogler's Oscar nominee will play for free Feb. 1-7 at 250 participating AMC theaters to celebrate Black History Month. Disney also said it will give a $1.5 million ...

Update: ‘Black Panther,’ ‘GLOW win SAG stunt awards

Entertainment 01/27/19, 18:19

The Latest on the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles (all times local):3:30 p.m."Black Panther" and the Netflix series "GLOW" have won Screen Actor Guild awards for their stunt performers.The awards were announced Sunday on the ceremony's silver carpet before the ...

‘Glass’ is No. 1 again, McConaughey’s ‘Serenity’ flops

Entertainment 01/27/19, 12:15

M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" is again No. 1 at the box office, while Matthew McConaughey's tropical noir "Serenity" flopped and Oscar nominees saw only modest bumps.On a quiet weekend at North American movie theaters, "Glass" easily remained the top film with an estimated $19 million in ticket sales. While not ...

Lebanon’s star filmmaker makes Oscars history with her nom

Entertainment 01/24/19, 10:31

This year's Academy Awards will feature an all-male best director lineup, but there is one female director vying for a top honor at the Oscars — Lebanon's Nadine Labaki.Labaki's "Capernaum " is nominated for best foreign language film, competing against male directed entries from Japan, Germany, Poland and the presumptive ...

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