Academy Awards

In this video grab issued Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 by The Television Academy, an apology is issued after the winner of the award for outstanding guest actor in a drama series was incorrectly announced during the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. (The Television Academy via AP)
September 19, 2020 - 11:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a virtual Emmys version of the wrong-winner Oscars gaffe, Ron Cephas Jones’ guest actor award for “This Is Us” was announced for another nominee, Jason Bateman. The error occurred during Saturday's online creative arts Emmys, precursor to Sunday's main ceremony and the...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo, "Forrest Gump" author Winston Groom speaks to students at Jinks Middle School in Panama City, Fla. Groom, the author of the novel "Forrest Gump" that was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop culture hit, has died, an Alabama official close to the writer said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. He was 77. (Andrew Wardlow/News Herald via AP)
September 17, 2020 - 9:06 pm
FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77. Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama, said in a message posted on social media that Groom had died in that south Alabama...
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Chloe Zhao attends the Telluride from Los Angeles drive-in screening of "Nomadland" on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
September 16, 2020 - 8:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — What’s it like to be an international film festival sensation without hardly leaving your home? Like most things during the pandemic, it’s surreal. Except for trips to the editing room, director Chloe Zhao has mostly stayed at the Ojai, California, home she shares with three...
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FILE _ In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Regina King arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. King is receiving awards season buzz for her new film "One Night in Miami," which debuted at the Venice Film Festival and tells a fictional story about four prominent Black Americans gathered in a hotel room in 1964 who emerge determined to change the world. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
September 12, 2020 - 4:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With the smell of wildfire smoke seeping into her Los Angeles home, Regina King was getting ready for the premiere of her feature film directorial debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Oscar-winning actor, who sat in the director’s chair for “One Night in Miami,”...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences laid out sweeping eligibility reforms to the best picture category intended to encourage diversity and equitable representation on and off screen beginning with the 96th Academy Awards. The announcement on Sept. 8, 2020, became a hotly debated topic on social media with some claiming it goes too far and others saying it doesn't go far enough. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
September 09, 2020 - 4:17 pm
Any change to the Oscars is going get people talking, so the leaders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences were not exactly surprised that the new best picture inclusion standards became a trending topic on social media as soon as they were announced Tuesday night. “Change doesn’t come...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019, file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees starting in 2024. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, laid out sweeping eligibility reforms to the best picture category intended to encourage diversity and equitable representation on and off screen beginning with the 96th Academy Awards. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
September 08, 2020 - 7:30 pm
In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees starting with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday laid out sweeping eligibility reforms to the best picture category intended to encourage diversity and...
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FILE - in this Feb. 13, 2013 file photo Czech Oscar-winning film director Jiri Menzel iposes for the photographer. in Prague, Czech Republic. Menzel died on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 aged 82. (Michal Dolezal/CTK via AP)
September 07, 2020 - 3:50 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Jiri Menzel, a Czech director whose 1966 movie “Closely Watched Trains” won the Academy Award for the best foreign language film has died. He was 82. Menzel’s wife, Olga, announced his death late Sunday, saying he died the previous day. No details were given. Three years ago, Menzel...
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FILE - Actor Ben Cross arrives at the "Chariots of Fire" premiere in London on July 10, 2012. Cross, the actor who also starred “Star Trek,” has died. He was 72. Cross’ representative Tracy Mapes said in an emailed statement that the actor died suddenly Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, after a short illness. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP, File)
August 18, 2020 - 5:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Cross, an actor who starred in the Oscar Award-winning film “Chariots of Fire” and “Star Trek,” has died. He was 72. His representative Tracy Mapes said the actor died suddenly Tuesday after a short illness. Mapes said Cross had just finished filming the horror movie “The...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2004, Actress Olivia de Havilland, who played the doomed Southern belle Melanie in "Gone With the Wind," poses for a photograph, in Los Angeles, USA. Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress has died, aged 104 in Paris, publicist says Sunday July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, FILE)
July 26, 2020 - 4:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — She was one of Hollywood’s most glamorous stars and determined off-screen fighters. No one was better suited than Olivia de Havilland to play the sainted Melanie Wilkes in “Gone With the Wind” or more tenacious about the right to appear in the films of her choosing. Fans and actors...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2016, file photo, U.S. actress Olivia de Havilland poses during an Associated Press interview, in Paris. Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winning actress has died, aged 104 in Paris, publicist says Sunday July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
July 26, 2020 - 1:16 pm
PARIS (AP) — Olivia de Havilland, the doe-eyed actress beloved to millions as the sainted Melanie Wilkes of “Gone With the Wind,” but also a two-time Oscar winner and an off-screen fighter who challenged and unchained Hollywood’s contract system, died Sunday at her home in Paris. She was 104...
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