‘Black Panther’ makes Oscar history with best picture nod

Entertainment 01/22/19, 18:26

Black Panther" broke through an Oscar category wall for superheroes.The Marvel blockbuster hit became the first comic book-based film to earn a best picture nomination from the Academy Awards on Tuesday. It was a major step for comic book movies, which had previously been shunned from film's top honor.The most ...

Netflix joins MPAA lobbying group, its 1st streaming member

Business 01/22/19, 18:07

On the same day Netflix scored its first best picture nomination from the Oscars, the steaming company is also joining the lobbying group the Motion Picture Association of America.The MPAA announced Tuesday that Netflix will join its ranks, becoming the first streaming service to do so. The only other members ...

Cuaron, Dafoe, Spike Lee react to their Oscar nominations

Entertainment 01/22/19, 13:59

Reaction from selected nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, California:___— "Cinema needs the opportunity to be diverse. What mainstream cinema and the theatrical experience has lacked in general is diversity. And I'm talking about diversity in terms of stories and characters and ways of ...

Fun facts and figures from this year’s Oscar nominations

Entertainment 01/22/19, 12:28

Some fun and interesting facts about Tuesday's nominations for the 91st Academy Awards:— After more than 30 years and some two dozen films, Spike Lee received his first Academy Award nomination for best director for "BlacKkKlansman." It's also the first time one of his movies has been nominated for best ...

Oscar nominations skip Cooper for director, Mr. Rogers doc

Entertainment 01/22/19, 11:51

The rollercoaster of the 2019 awards season continued Tuesday with a batch of Oscar nominations that few could have predicted. Sure, there were some shoo-ins that made it, like "Black Panther" breaking the superhero best picture barrier, and "A Star Is Born," ''The Favourite" and "Roma" being among the leading ...

‘Roma,’ ‘Cold War’ among foreign-language Oscar nominees

Entertainment 01/22/19, 09:11

Films from Mexico, Poland, Lebanon, Japan and Germany are competing in the Academy Awards race for best foreign-language film.Five nominees announced Tuesday include Alfonso Cuaron's Mexican memory masterpiece, "Roma," Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's black-and-white period drama "Cold War" and Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki's child-poverty drama "Capernaum."Also in the running are ...

Box office totals for best picture Academy Awards nominees

Entertainment 01/22/19, 09:10

A list of the box office totals for the best picture nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards that were announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.— "Black Panther," $700 million— "A Star Is Born," $204.8 million— "Bohemian Rhapsody," $202.4 million— "BlacKkKlansman," $48.6 million— "Green Book," ...

Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, SZA score Oscar music nods

Entertainment 01/22/19, 08:59

Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar and SZA's Top 10 pop hits are nominated for best original song at the Academy Awards. Gaga's "Shallow" from "A Star is Born," co-written by Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, is up for the prize, while Lamar and SZA's "All the Stars" from "Black Panther" ...

Update: ‘Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ tie for most Oscar noms

Entertainment 01/22/19, 08:54

The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards, which are being announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 5:50 a.m. Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" have led all films with 10 nominations each ...

5 burning questions ahead of the Oscar nominations

Entertainment 01/22/19, 01:21

The Oscars still don't have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they'll at least have nominees.The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations to the 91st Oscars on Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. The nominations, to be ...

5 burning questions ahead of Tuesday’s Oscar nominations

Entertainment 01/21/19, 19:42

The Oscars still don't have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they'll at least have nominees. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will unveil nominations to the 91st Oscars on Tuesday morning at 8:20 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California. The nominations, to be ...

At Sundance, powerhouse documentaries will be everywhere

Entertainment 01/21/19, 10:06

For documentary filmmakers, there's no place like the Sundance Film Festival.The mountainside festival which kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah, has become known for launching nonfiction films to box office successes and awards, and this year is shaping up to be no different. The slate boasts a wide array ...

‘Green Book’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards

Entertainment 01/20/19, 02:44

The Oscars race may have gotten a little clearer Saturday night as the race-themed road trip drama "Green Book" drove off with the top honor at the Producers Guild Awards, winning out over presumed front-runners like "Roma," ''A Star Is Born" and "Black Panther.""When you make 'Dumb and Dumber' you ...

And the nominees won’t be (but should be) …

Entertainment 01/17/19, 10:10

By its nature, awards season tends to winnow a field of films and performances until many of the same names are read week after week, award show after award show, leading up to the Academy Awards. It's a process that always leaves deserving nominees left out for lack of buzz, ...

Screen Actors Guild slams film academy for Oscar tactics

Entertainment 01/14/19, 14:26

The Screen Actors Guild on Monday called on the film academy to stop trying to prevent stars from appearing on award shows before the Oscars.In an unusually critical statement, SAG-AFTRA said it has received multiple reports that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is pressuring certain actors to ...

Kevin Hart’s ‘The Upside’ unseats ‘Aquaman’ in $19.6M debut

Entertainment 01/13/19, 11:45

Kevin Hart isn't hosting the Oscars, but he's got a number one movie.Hart's "The Upside" surpassed expectations to open with $19.6 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday.The strong performance of "The Upside" pushed "Aquaman" to second after the aquatic superhero's three-week reign on top of the North ...

Kevin Hart says he won’t be hosting Academy Awards

Entertainment 01/09/19, 10:04

Kevin Hart says he won't be hosting the Academy Awards."No," was his response when asked Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America." Hart says it's too late to prepare.Hart added it's "hard to predict what can happen." But he doesn't want "people to think there's a thing about me and the ...

Gaga, ‘A Star Is Born’ poised to dominate Golden Globes

Football 01/06/19, 19:29

A year after the Golden Globe Awards were awash in a sea of black and #MeToo discussion replaced fashion chatter, the red carpet largely returned to more typical colors and conversation ahead of Sunday' 76th annual Globes.Some attendees were spotted wearing ribbons that read TIMESUPx2, to highlight the second year ...

Kevin Hart says he’s considering Oscar hosting gig again

Entertainment 01/04/19, 11:17

Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he'll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards.Hart had backed away two days after being named host last month when some homophobic tweets he had made a decade ago resurfaced. But DeGeneres urged him to host the ...

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