LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...
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For many, ‘Green Book’ win was a confounding Oscar climax
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Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Roma," the touching black-and-white portrait of a domestic worker and the middle-class family she cares for in 1970s Mexico City, won the Oscar for best foreign language film...
The final list of winners at the 91st Academy Awards
The final list of the winners at the 91st Academy Awards:
A bumpy road to the Oscars could end in triumph for Netflix
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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...
‘Roma’ producer could make history at the Oscars
NEW YORK (AP) — After more than a decade collaborating with the writer and director Alfonso Cuaron, producer Gabriela Rodriguez knew his work inside out. But even she didn't anticipate the...
Film academy issues statement amid backlash to changes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding to widespread backlash to the fact that four Oscars will be presented during commercial breaks at the 91st Academy Awards, the film academy has issued a statement saying that all Academy Award winners will still be included in the broadcast on Feb. 24.
‘The Favourite,’ ‘Roma’ win big at British Academy Awards
LONDON (AP) — Tragicomic royal drama "The Favourite" and Mexican family memoir "Roma" split the honors with multiple wins each at Sunday's British Academy Film Awards — victories that suggest a wind of change may be blowing through the movie industry.
"The Favourite" won seven trophies including best British film and best actress for OIivia Colman, who plays Britain's 18th century Queen Anne in the female-centric drama.
Winners of the 2019 British Academy Film Awards
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 Wright
British Debut — Michael Pearce and Lauren Dark, "Beast"
The Latest: ’Roma” gets best picture at British film awards
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the British Academy Film Awards (all times local):
Alfonso Cuaron's lyrical "Roma" has been named best picture at the British Academy Film Awards.
It bested "The Favourite," which bookies had favored to win the top prize at Britain's equivalent of the Oscars.
Cuaron thanked Netflix for backing "a black and white film about a domestic worker" that is not in English.
Music Review: Beck, Patti Smith, Unkle inspired by ‘Roma’
Various Artists, "Music Inspired by the Film Roma" (Sony Music Masterworks)
Beck, Patti Smith, Unkle, DJ Shadow and Billie Eilish are part of a large and diverse group performing songs inspired by Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," resulting in an album that has plenty of good music but with few direct links to the film.
The film's soundtrack was based on songs played by Mexican radio stations in the 1970s, most by Mexican artists like Jose Jose and Javier Solis.
Alfonso Cuaron wins Directors Guild award for ‘Roma’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "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 DGA Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles.
Since 1948, there has been only seven times that the DGA winner did not take the Academy Award for directing.
Mexico City prepares to celebrate Oscar wins for ‘Roma’
MEXICO CITY (AP) — 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 Oscar wins at the monument, known as "the Angel."
Mexico City neighborhood celebrates “Roma” nominations
MEXICO CITY (AP) — 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.
‘Roma,’ ‘Cold War’ among foreign-language Oscar nominees
LONDON (AP) — Five movies about individuals and families confronting social and historical tumult are competing in the Academy Awards' race for best foreign-language film.
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...
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Cuaron, Dafoe, Spike Lee react to their Oscar nominations
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 doing films." — Alfonso Cuaron, nominated for best director for "Roma," one of ten nominations for the film. Via phone interview.
The list of nominees for the 91st Academy Awards
The list of the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards:
Best picture: Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''The Favourite," ''Green Book," ''Roma," ''A Star Is Born," ''Vice."
Best director: Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma"; Spike Lee, "BlacKkKlansman"; Pawel Pawlikowski, "Cold War"; Yorgos Lanthimos, "The Favourite"; Adam McKay, "Vice."
Cuaron: Diversity in filmmaking ‘coming late’
Winners of the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Winners of the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards, presented Thursday at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California:
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"
‘Roma’ tops Critics’ Choice Awards; a tie for Gaga and Close
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — "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.
‘Roma’ actresses drew on personal lives for inspiration
MEXICO CITY (AP) — 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.
Cuaron, Cooper, Lee among Directors Guild nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — Bradley Cooper, Alfonso Cuaron and Spike Lee are among the nominees for the Directors Guild of America 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 "Roma," Cooper for his "A Star Is Born" remake and Lee for his white supremacist tale "BlacKkKlansman."
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ get Writers Guild noms
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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."
Complete list of winners at 76th Golden Globe Awards
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Complete list of winners at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, presented Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Drama: "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, "The Wife"
Actor, Drama: Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Comedy or Musical: "Green Book"
Actor, Comedy or Musical: Christian Bale, "Vice"
Actress, Comedy or Musical: Olivia Colman, "The Favourite"
Alfonso Cuaron and his film ‘Roma’ win at Golden Globes
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 that he was in awe of the film's two lead actresses, Marina de Tavira and Yalitza Aparicio.
Film critics choose ‘The Rider’ as best picture of 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Society of Film Critics on Saturday chose Chloe Zhao's low-budget debut feature, "The Rider," as best picture of 2018.
Director Alfonso Cuaron's black-and-white "Roma" period piece set in modern Mexico won the most awards — as best picture runner-up, best foreign-language film and for best cinematography. Cuaron also got the award for best director.
From Cooper to Coogler, AFI Awards brought out the stars
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wine was flowing and the atmosphere relaxed Friday at the American Film Institute Awards, which brought out some of Hollywood's brightest stars of the moment, from Emily Blunt to Michael B. Jordan, for a celebratory luncheon in Los Angeles.
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- Review: 'Green Book' is sure to put a smile on your face
- Review: 'A Star Is Born' is dizzyingly wonderful
- Review: 'Vice' is exhausting, but Bale's something to behold
‘Roma,’ ‘Burning’ among foreign language Oscar contenders
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A number of Oscar hopefuls just got one step closer to a nomination with Monday's reveal of nine Academy Awards shortlists, including best foreign language film where Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Lee Chang-dong's thriller "Burning" are among nine films in consideration.
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- 2018 Breakthrough: John David Washington, 'Black KkKlansman'
- 2018 Breakthrough Entertainer: 'Boo'd Up' singer Ella Mai
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- 2018 Breakthrough: Henry Golding of 'Crazy Rich Asians'
- Breakthrough Entertainer: 'Insecure' star Natasha Rothwell
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2018 Breakthrough: Elsie Fisher of ‘Eighth Grade’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elsie Fisher was about to give up on acting right before Bo Burnham's coming-of-age project "Eighth Grade" came on her radar, and it's a good thing she decided to take one last chance.
LA Film Critics name ‘Roma’ best film of the year
NEW YORK (AP) — The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday named Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal drama "Roma" best film of the year, adding to the acclaimed film's steadily mounting honors.
‘Black Panther,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ among AFI Awards honorees
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther," ''A Star Is Born" and "Mary Poppins Returns" are among the American Film Institute's top 10 films of the year.
AFI announced its selections for the 19th AFI Awards Tuesday, recognizing works deemed culturally and artistically significant by a jury of AFI trustees, scholars and critics.
‘Roma’ named best film by New York film critics
NEW YORK (AP) — In what may be the just the first of many such sweeps, Alfonso Cuaron's masterful, memory-drenched drama "Roma" dominated the New York Film Critics Circle Awards on Thursday, winning best film, best director and best cinematography.
Analysis: Tales of reinvention abound in Oscars race
NEW YORK (AP) — F. Scott Fitzgerald, who said there are no second acts in American lives, might have felt differently had he seen this year's Oscar race.
In mid-November, there is much solidifying, scrapping and self-promotion to come (not to mention a few potential awards heavyweights). But most of the expected contenders have by now been seen and there's a definite theme: Reinvention is the season's most sought-after attribute.
Netflix to give 3 films an exclusive run in theaters
NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix will give three films an exclusive run in theaters before making them available on its streaming service.
Up until now, Netflix has steadfastly insisted on releasing films in theaters only simultaneously with their streaming premiere. Netflix's major pivot will give a handful of its most anticipated movies a stand-alone run in a relatively small number of theaters. Major chains still refuse to screen films that don't adhere to an exclusive 90-day window.
Mexico vies for best foreign film Oscar with Cuaron’s ‘Roma’
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The ninth time may be the charm for Mexico at the Oscars. The Mexican film academy announced Friday that it has chosen "Roma," by Alfonso Cuaron, as its bid for a best foreign language film nomination.
"Roma," which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, is a deeply personal film for the director of "Gravity" and "Children of Men." It is Cuaron's first in Spanish and first filmed in his native country since his 2001 breakthrough "Y Tu Mama Tambien."
Alfonso Cuaron on building ‘Roma’ on childhood memories
TORONTO (AP) — Alfonso Cuaron's last movie, the dazzling space thriller "Gravity," won seven Oscars and grossed more than $720 million worldwide. His new movie, "Roma," is based on his childhood memories and was shot in black and white in the Mexico City neighborhood he grew up in.
Mexican director Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ wins top prize at Venice
ROME (AP) — "Roma," Alfonso Cuaron's intimate, black-and-white portrait of the women who raised him in Mexico City's turbulent 1970s, has won the top prize at the 75th Venice Film Festival.
Cuaron accepted the Leone d'Oro on Saturday, which he said was the birthday of the woman who inspired the lead character Cleo, a young domestic worker with her own troubles amid political strife in the city's Roma neighborhood.
Coens, Cuaron, Jenkins heading to New York Film Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — The 56th New York Film Festival will feature films from the Coen brothers, Barry Jenkins and 88-year-old documentarian Frederick Wiseman.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center on Tuesday announced its main slate, including the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner "Shoplifters," by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda. Most of the festival's 30 selections will be making their United States premiere after debuting at either Cannes, Venice or Toronto.
Mexico offers reward for 3 missing film students
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials in Mexico are offering a $55,000 reward for information about three film students who were abducted a week ago.
The government of western Jalisco state offered the reward Monday after protesters demanded they be found.
Award-winning Mexican directors like Guillermo del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron also joined their calls.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A trio of Mexican directors known as the Three Amigos has made their mark on Hollywood, dominating the Academy Awards best picture contest in recent years with films that have little connection to their homeland. But a new generation of Mexican filmmakers is finding international success with films produced in their own country.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A new wave of Mexican filmmakers is succeeding abroad — and unlike recent best picture winners — they're doing it with local productions that spotlight their homeland.
Alonso Ruizpalacios, Amat Escalante and Michel Franco are among the young directors benefiting from tax incentives created after the Three Amigos — directors Guillermo del Toro, Alejandro G. Inarritu and Alfonso Cuaron — left home.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Guillermo del Toro paid tribute to Mexico, to immigrants and to the borderless "world of filmmakers" as he accepted Oscars for best director and best picture Sunday night.
Del Toro's "The Shape of Water," a sumptuous, sensual fairytale that is a Technicolor ode to outsiders, was the evening's top winner with four Academy Awards. It also won best original score and production design.
"Growing up in Mexico, I thought this could never happen," del Toro said. "It happens."