Spielberg’s push against Netflix at the Oscars hits a nerve

Entertainment 03/04/19, 03:33

When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy, debate online this weekend. It has found the legendary filmmaker at odds with some ...

Update: ‘Green Book’ wins Oscars best picture award

Entertainment 02/24/19, 23:16

The Latest on the 91st Academy Awards, which are being presented Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (all times local): 8:15 p.m. "Green Book" is the winner of the Academy Award for best picture. Alfonso Cuaron accepts the award for best cinematography for "Roma" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. ...

The final list of winners at the 91st Academy Awards

Entertainment 02/24/19, 23:15

The final list of the winners at the 91st Academy Awards: Best picture: "Green Book" Best actress: Olivia Colman, "The Favourite" Mahershala Ali recibe el Oscar al mejor actor de reparto por "Green Book" en los Oscar el domingo 24 de febrero de 2019 en el Teatro Dolby de Los Angeles. (Foto Chris ...

Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar

Entertainment 02/24/19, 21:24

The touching black-and-white drama "Roma" that follows a domestic worker for a middle-class family in 1970s Mexico City won the Oscar for best foreign language film Sunday.Director Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal film with dialogue in Spanish and Mixtec gave Mexico its long-sought statuette in the foreign film category.The Netflix-produced film ...

A bumpy road to the Oscars could end in triumph for Netflix

Entertainment 02/22/19, 16:17

The most tumultuous Oscar season in memory might pale in comparison to the aftermath.The best picture race to Sunday's 91st Academy Awards remains unpredictable, but odds makers peg Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" as the film most likely to triumph at the end of the night. That would hand Netflix, the insurgent ...

‘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 ...

Winners of the 2019 British Academy Film Awards

Europe 02/10/19, 16:40

Winners of the 2019 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday:Film — "Roma"British Film — "The Favourite"Director — Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma"Actor — Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"Actress — Olivia Colman, "The Favourite"Supporting Actor — Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"Supporting Actress — Rachel Weisz, "The Favourite"Rising Star — Letitia WrightBritish Debut — Michael Pearce ...

Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild award for ‘Roma’

Entertainment 02/03/19, 11:12

Roma" director Alfonso Cuaron has won the top honor from the Directors Guild of America and solidified his spot as the Oscar front-runner.Cuaron won out over Spike Lee for "BlacKkKlansman," Bradley Cooper for "A Star Is Born," Peter Farrelly for "Green Book" and Adam McKay for "Vice" at the 71st ...

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 ...

Mexico City neighborhood celebrates “Roma” nominations

Entertainment 01/23/19, 09:29

News of Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" being nominated for 10 Academy Awards Tuesday had residents of the director's childhood Mexico City neighborhood joyfully mining their own memories and anticipating showing their children the film someday.Cuaron's personal film shot in black-and-white with dialogue in Spanish and Mixtec was an atypical hit. The ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

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 ...

Winners of the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards

Entertainment 01/13/19, 23:34

Winners of the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards, presented Thursday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California:Film: "Roma"Actor: Christian Bale, "Vice"Actress: TIE, Glenn Close, "The Wife" and Lady Gaga, "A Star Is Born"Supporting actor: Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"Supporting actress: Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk"Young actor:/actress: Elsie Fisher, ...

‘Roma’ tops Critics’ Choice Awards; a tie for Gaga and Close

Entertainment 01/13/19, 23:04

Roma" is the top winner at the Critics' Choice Awards, winning best picture, foreign language film and a pair of individual honors for director Alfonso Cuaron.The 24th annual ceremony held Sunday at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, also split the top actress award between Glenn Close for "The Wife" ...

‘Roma’ actresses drew on personal lives for inspiration

Entertainment 01/11/19, 13:17

Playing Cleo in director Alfonso Cuaron's Spanish-language film "Roma " was for Yalitza Aparicio much more than putting herself in the shoes of another woman. For the lead actress of Mixtec origin praised for her moving portrayal of a domestic worker, it was personal: that was her mother's occupation."For me ...

Cuaron, Cooper, Spike Lee are among Directors Guild nominees

Entertainment 01/08/19, 13:32

Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron and Spike Lee are among the nominees for the Director's Guild award for outstanding directorial achievement.The DGA announced its five nominees Tuesday in one of the most closely watched guild awards leading up to next month's Academy Awards. Cuaron is nominated for his personal black-and-white drama ...

‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ get Writers Guild noms

Entertainment 01/07/19, 13:35

The scripts for "Black Panther" and "A Star Is Born" are among the five films that have been selected to compete for best adapted screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards. The two blockbusters will compete against "BlacKkKlansman," ''Can You Ever Forgive Me?" and "If Beale Street Could Talk."The ...

Alfonso Cuaron and his film ‘Roma’ win at Golden Globes

Entertainment 01/07/19, 00:04

Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" won the best foreign language film and best director honors at the Golden Globes, giving the Netflix film some added awards season momentum.Cuaron based the film on a nanny who raised him in the 1970s in Mexico and he said during his acceptance speech on Sunday night ...

Film critics choose ‘The Rider’ as best picture of 2018

Entertainment 01/05/19, 19:20

The National Society of Film Critics has chosen Chloe Zhao's low-budget debut feature "The Rider" as best picture of 2018.Director Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white "Roma" period piece won the most awards Saturday — as best picture runner-up, best foreign-language film and for best cinematography. Cuaron got the award for best director.The ...

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