Oscars producers say the show is in ‘good shape’ for Sunday

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards producers Donna Gigliotti and Glenn Weiss have been hearing the same question a lot recently: Are you OK? It’s an understandable query. Producing the Oscars is guaranteed to be a stressful job, but the road to the 91st Academy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, has been unusually […]

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What will win best picture? It’s a maddeningly close race

NEW YORK (AP) — On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled “The Favourite,” the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front runner. Normally a fairly predictable process with one or two favorites, this year’s best picture race has been maddeningly unclear, almost devious in its contradictions. The guild awards, usually […]

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AP Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win

Ahead of Sunday’s 91st Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that has few sure things. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: “Black Panther,” ″BlacKkKlansman,” ″Bohemian Rhapsody,” ″The Favourite,” ″Green Book,” ″Roma,” ″A Star Is Born,” ″Vice” BAHR: Will Win: “Roma” Should Win: “A Star Is Born” […]

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Lady Gaga, fiance Christian Carino no longer together

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga and her fiance, talent agent Christian Carino, have split up. A representative for the singer-actress confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Tuesday. No more details were provided. Gaga, 32, and Carino, 49, began dating in 2017. Gaga was previously engaged to actor Taylor Kinney. Gaga has a […]

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French judge refuses to block Catholic sex scandal movie

PARIS (AP) — A French judge refused Monday to block the release this week in French cinemas of a movie based on a Catholic sex scandal. French director Francois Ozon’s film “Grace a Dieu” (“By the Grace of God”) won the Berlin Film Festival’s jury grand prize on Saturday. The movie, which opens Wednesday, portrays […]

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‘Alita’ leads a slow Presidents Day box office weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi fantasy “Alita: Battle Angel” topped the charts and beat out a number of newcomers including the meta romantic comedy “Isn’t It Romantic” and the horror sequel “Happy Death Day 2U” in its first weekend in theaters, but it is a victory with a few caveats. It’s leading the slowest […]

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Canada condemns Netflix for using rail disaster images

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada’s Parliament passed a motion Wednesday saying Netflix should compensate the people of Lac-Megantic, Quebec, for using footage of the 2013 rail disaster in the post-apocalyptic survival film “Bird Box.” The footage involved the disaster created when an unattended train carrying crude oil rolled down an incline, went off the tracks and exploded […]

The complete list of winners at Screen Actors Guild Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, presented Sunday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles: FILM Actress: Glenn Close, “The Wife” Actor: Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody” Ensemble: “Black Panther” Actress in a supporting role: Emily Blunt, “A Quiet Place” Actor in a supporting role: Mahershala Ali, “Green Book” […]

Bryan Singer faces allegations of sexual assault with minors

NEW YORK (AP) — Bryan Singer, the director of the Oscar-nominated “Bohemian Rhapsody,” has been accused of sexually assaulting minors in an expose published by the Atlantic. The Atlantic on Wednesday published a lengthy article based on a 12-month investigation. It details the stories of four alleged victims who said they were seduced and molested by the […]

Spike Lee on his first Oscar nomination for best director

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. Screaming ensued . Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for “BlacKkKlansman,” his comic and furious send-up of white supremacism. The film, about […]

Oscar nods honor ‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Black Panther’

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination. Though many expected “A Star Is Born,” Bradley Cooper’s […]

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ is No. 1 with $40.6M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — M. Night Shyamalan scored his fifth No. 1 movie as the director’s “Glass,” while not quite the blockbuster some expected, nevertheless dominated Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend at the box office with $40.6 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal Pictures predicted that “Glass” will make about […]

Fyre Festival turned Fyre Fraud investigated in Hulu documentary

Highlights many warning signs Shows mad dash for tents Invokes images of Hunger Games Details alleged plan to rob Bahamas Customs Fyre Fraud – a newly released documentary highlighting the disastrous events of the now infamous Fyre Festival of 2017 debuted Monday on the online video streaming service Hulu . The 96-minute-long Hulu original, which […]