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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 winners of last year’s acting Academy Awards will return to the Oscar stage next month to present the coveted statuettes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 that Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, Regina King and Mahershala Ali will present during the Feb. 9 ceremony. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
February 05, 2020 - 6:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Hanks, Chris Rock and Taika Waititi are some of the presenters who will take the Oscars stage at the Dolby Theatre during Sunday’s ceremony. Producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain announced Wednesday the final slate of actors who signed up to present awards on...
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This combination photo shows scenes from six Oscar nominated films, from left, "Little Women," "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood," "Ford v. Ferrari," "Parasite," "Joker," and "1917." The Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9. (Sony/Sony/20th Century Fox/Neon/Warner Bros/Universal Pictures via AP)
February 05, 2020 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of Sunday’s 92nd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writer Jake Coyle shares his predictions for a ceremony with a lot of locks but the potential for a few surprises. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: “Ford v Ferrari,” “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Joker,” “Little Women,” “...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 05, 2020 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The final accuser at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial is expected to take the witness stand Wednesday as prosecutors wind down the New York City case by highlighting an alleged assault that’s part of the pending criminal charges against him in California. Model and actress Lauren Marie...
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This image released by Neon shows Hatidze Muratova in a scene from "Honeyland," nominated for an Oscar for best documentary and best international feature film. (Neon via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska were in a hard-to-reach area of Northern Macedonia — about as far from the Oscars as possible — when they came upon the beekeeper who would be their subject in their acclaimed documentary “Honeyland.” While working on a short video commissioned...
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This image released by Focus Features shows Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman in a scene from "Harriet." According to new research released Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, more of 2019's top movies featured minority or female lead characters than ever recorded before. Analyzing the top 100 films at the North American box office, USC researchers found that 31 movies had leads or co-leads from an underrepresented racial group, an increase of 4 films from 2018 and nearly triple the number of ten years ago. (Glen Wilson/Focus Features via AP)
February 04, 2020 - 10:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's awards season may not show it, but the most popular films are increasingly diverse, a new study finds. According to new research released Tuesday by the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, more of 2019's top movies featured minority or...
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Sil Lai Abrams, from back left, director Amy Ziering, director Kirby Dick, Drew Dixon, bottom left, and Sheri Hines pose for a portrait to promote the film "On the Record" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
February 03, 2020 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The documentary about several women who have accused Russell Simmons of sexual abuse has found a distributor after Oprah Winfrey’s exit from the film left it in the lurch. HBO Max on Monday said it acquired Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s film, “On the Record,” following its premiere...
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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, left, and Paulo Skaf, president of the Sao Paulo's Industries Federation, FIESP, arrive for a meeting with Brazilian businessmen in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
February 03, 2020 - 6:12 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's government criticized Oscar-nominated filmmaker Petra Costa on Monday after she once more labeled far-right President Jair Bolsonaro a risk to the country's democracy. Costa's documentary about the 2016 impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff, “The Edge of Democracy...
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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2005 file photo, author Anne Rice talks about her new book during an interview at her home in La Jolla, Calif. Tulane University has acquired the complete archives of famed author, Anne Rice, who was born and raised in New Orleans and whose books including “Interview with a Vampire," often drew inspiration from her home town. The collection was a gift from Stuart Rose and the Stuart Rose Family Foundation to the university's Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, the university said in a statement. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)
February 03, 2020 - 3:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tulane University has acquired the complete archives of bestselling author Anne Rice, who was born and raised in New Orleans and whose books, including “Interview with the Vampire," often drew inspiration from her hometown. The collection was a gift from Stuart Rose and the...
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Han Yeri, from top left, Steven Yeun, director Lee Isaac Chung, Yuh Jung Youn, from bottom left, Alan Kim, and Noel Cho pose for a portrait to promote the film "Minari" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
February 03, 2020 - 3:21 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — When the 36th annual edition of the Sundance Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of snow and cinema, it had ushered in an avalanche of new voices. The festival, a wintery bastion of independent film held in the ski town of Park City, has worked harder than most similar...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020 file photo, Ben Platt poses in Beverly Hills, Calif. On Monday, Feb. 3, Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals announced Platt as their 2020 Man of the Year. Platt, 26, is the youngest recipient in the 54-year history of the award, handed out annually by the acting troupe that dates to the late 18th century. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)
February 03, 2020 - 1:17 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Award-winning actor and musician Ben Platt was named 2020 Man of the Year by Harvard University's famed Hasty Pudding theater troupe on Monday. Platt, 26, is the youngest recipient in the 54-year history of the award, handed out annually by the troupe that dates to the late...
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