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...
Mamma Mia! ‘Rhapsody’ upsets ‘Star Is Born’ at Globes
NEW YORK (AP) — Thunder bolt and lightning rocked the 76th Golden Globes where a string of upsets culminated with the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" winning best picture, drama, over another movie about musicians: Bradley Cooper's much more heavily favored "A Star Is Born."
Correction: Oscars-The Latest story
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Feb. 25 about (topic), The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of one of the Oscar winners for live action short film. Her name is Jaime Ray...
Regina King stuns in white and Glenn Close dons queenly gold
NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King brought Old Hollywood alive on the Oscar red carpet Sunday in a romantic white gown with a touch of sparkle and a long train, while Jennifer Lopez stunned in silver...
Oscar nominations skip Cooper for director, Mr. Rogers doc
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rollercoaster of the 2019 awards season continued Tuesday with a batch of Oscar nominations that few could have predicted. Sure, there were some shoo-ins that made it, like "Black Panther" breaking the superhero best picture barrier, and "A Star Is Born," ''The Favourite" and "Roma" being among the leading nominees. And yet, there were more than a handful of downright stupefying exclusions, including Bradley Cooper and Ryan Coogler for director (or any woman, for that matter), Emily Blunt for actress, "Eighth Grade" and the Fred Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"
My First Award: Mark-Paul Gosselaar
My First Award: Leslie Mann
My First Award: Nico Santos
Snubs, surprises and a Satanic shout-out? Key Globes moments
It was a moment when everyone — absolutely everyone — expected to see an ebullient Lady Gaga climbing to the stage in her dramatic periwinkle gown. Instead, a visibly stunned Glenn Close got the Golden Globe. But her deeply personal speech about women's need for fulfillment outside the family soon had the crowd on its feet, providing the emotional highpoint of the night.
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"
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.
- My First Award: Saoirse Ronan
- My First Award: Matthew Morrison
- My First Award: Busy Philipps
- My First Award: Hailee Steinfeld
- My First Award: Christian Bale
- My First Award: John Cena
- My First Award: Steve Carell
- My First Award: Lin-Manuel Miranda
- My First Award: Viggo Mortensen
- My First Award: Emily Mortimer
- My First Award: Ben Whishaw
- First Award: Peter Jackson & Philippa Boyens
- First Award: Brad Bird
- First Award: Jon M. Chu
- First Award: Christian Rivers
Rami Malek ‘beyond moved’ at best actor Golden Globes win
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Rami Malek said his "heart was pounding out" of his chest after winning a Golden Globe for best film drama actor Sunday night for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Malek gave a surprised expression after his named was called for the award most thought would go to Bradley Cooper, who starred in "A Star is Born." It's Malek's first Golden Globe win after being nominated twice for his role on the television drama "Mr. Robot."
Music films and Lady Gaga shine at Golden Globes
Portrayals of real-life musicians dominated at the 2019 Golden Globes as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Green Book" won top honors, while the films' stars also picked up awards for their acclaimed performances.
"Bohemian Rhapsody," about the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, bested another movie surrounded by music, the favorite "A Star is Born," to win best picture, drama and best actor in a drama for Rami Malek.
Teary Glenn Close, cheeky Olivia Colman take acting awards
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Glenn Close couldn't help but think of her mother at Sunday's Golden Globes when she won best actress in a film drama for playing a woman forced into the shadows by her husband's success in "The Wife."
Through tears, Close noted her mother's similarities with her character in the film, who sets aside her own writing career to help her husband win a Nobel Prize in literature.
Upbeat and energetic, Bridges accepts Globes’ DeMille honor
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Nearly seven decades after Jeff Bridges appeared as an infant alongside his mother in a film, the prolific — and sometimes underappreciated — actor gleefully accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.
‘The Americans’ gets going-away present from Globes
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globes gave the FX series "The Americans" a going-away present by naming it the best television drama following the conclusion of its six-season run, leading the cast and creators to hold a group hug onstage on Sunday.
The Netflix comedy "The Kominsky Method" and FX's "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" were double winners in the television category.
Stars returned to looks in color on the Golden Globes carpet
Fashion, albeit a tad underwhelming, returned to the Golden Globes on Sunday in shades of green, red, yellow and sparkly gold after last year's show of #MeToo solidarity that turned the carpet black. And then there was Lady Gaga, a work of voluminous periwinkle from head to toe.
The Latest: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins best drama Globe Award
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, being presented live Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):
"Bohemian Rhapsody" is the winner of the best film drama Golden Globe Award.
The 20th Century Fox biopic that charts the rise of Freddie Mercury and Queen stars Rami Malek as Mercury and was directed by Bryan Singer.
Moments earlier, star Malek won best actor in a film drama for his portrayal of Mercury.
Carol Burnett gets inaugural Globes prize for TV achievement
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — More than 50 years after Carol Burnett became the first woman to host a variety sketch show, a stint that would last 11 years and make her a household name, the 85-year-old accepted the very first Carol Burnett Award for lifetime achievement in television at the Golden Globes on Sunday.
"I am really gobsmacked by this," the emotional comedic icon said after accepting the award from fellow TV legend Steve Carell.
Anderson Cooper honored at Sean Penn’s star-studded benefit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Anderson Cooper first met Sean Penn after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the CNN anchor was initially skeptical of the actor's intentions to help the recovery efforts in the ravaged country.
Gaga, ‘A Star Is Born’ poised to dominate Golden Globes
NEW YORK (AP) — When the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards get underway Sunday night, who takes home statuettes is only a small part of the intrigue.
What the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Beverly Hills, California, ceremony lacks in gravitas it usually makes up for in freewheeling frivolity and fun. The free-flowing booze helps.
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.
Golden Globes another sign of value of Asian inclusion
The Golden Globe Awards is set to feel like a major evolution from its 2015 broadcast, when comedian Margaret Cho's appearance as a North Korean film journalist who spoke in heavily accented English was slammed by some as awkward and racist.
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.
Kevin Hart says he’s considering Oscar hosting gig again
NEW YORK (AP) — Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he'll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards.
Hart had backed away two days after being named host last month when some homophobic tweets he had made a decade ago resurfaced. But DeGeneres urged him to host the show during an interview that aired Friday on her talk show.
The motion picture Academy has not named a replacement host for its Feb. 24 awards show.
‘Black Panther,’ ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ snag PGA nominations
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The producers behind hits "Black Panther," ''Crazy Rich Asians," ''A Star Is Born" and "Bohemian Rhapsody" are among the 10 nominees for the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards.
The Producers Guild of America announced its selections Friday for it 30th installment, which also included "BlacKkKlansman," ''The Favourite," ''Green Book, "A Quiet Place," ''Roma" and "Vice."
Notably absent from the nominees were "First Man" and "If Beale Street Could Talk."
What to watch for at this Sunday’s Golden Globes
NEW YORK (AP) — Dramatic period pieces will vie for the top comedy-musical awards and song-stuffed movies are poised to dominate the dramatic categories. Welcome to the 76th annual Golden Globes.
Category confusion often reigns at the Globes. Remember when laughers like "The Martian" and "Get Out" competed as comedies? But the Globes, reliably the frothiest, quirkiest and most entertaining stop in the awards-season march to the Academy Awards, might feel especially upside down this year.
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Hollywood kicks off 2019 awards season in Palm Springs
PALM SPRINGS, California (AP) — Bradley Cooper, Spike Lee, Olivia Colman and other Oscar contenders kicked off Hollywood's 2019 awards season with an emotional trip to the desert city of Palm Springs.
The Palm Springs International Film Festival gala was a familiar setting for Cooper, who received director of the year honors on Thursday. He had presented the same trophy to his "Silver Linings Playbook" director David O. Russell six years ago, and filmed key "A Star is Born" scenes in the area.
NAACP Image Awards to televise live from Dolby Theatre
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NAACP Image Awards will be televised live for the first time from the Dolby Theatre.
NAACP and TV One officials announced Thursday that the 50th awards ceremony will be televised on the cable network at the venue in Hollywood, California, on March 30. The event will spotlight the contributions of the NAACP and the organization's impact on the community.
An awards show crossroads 1 year after the Time’s Up Globes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — To misquote "A Star Is Born," awards shows were far from shallow in 2018. Many confronted sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry head on, but as a new year kicks off with the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday one question lingers: Will it continue for another year?
Sandra Oh, Andy Samberg want lighter tone at Golden Globes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Sandra Oh wants to bring a lighter tone to the Golden Globes after last year's awards show took a much more serious approach centered on the #MeToo movement.
- Review: Cuaron crafts a neorealist masterpiece in 'Roma'
- Review: A delicious, vicious acting feast in 'The Favourite'
- Review: 'Black Panther' is dazzling grand-scale filmmaking
- Review: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' won't rock you, but Malek will
- Review: Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' is daring and essential
- 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
Jeff Bridges to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Globes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jeff Bridges may have once been considered as one of Hollywood's most underappreciated actors, but next month's Golden Globe Awards will showcase his life and illustrious career next month by bestowing him one of its highest honors.
‘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.
‘Burning,’ ‘Cold War’ top AP’s best films of 2018
Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr name their choices for the best films of 2018.
‘A Star Is Born’ tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound
NEW YORK (AP) — "A Star Is Born" led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble on Wednesday, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper's romantic revival as this year's Academy Awards front runner.
Rise up: Female voices take center stage at Grammys
NEW YORK (AP) — After being nearly muted at this year's ceremony, the 2019 Grammys are shaping up to be the year of the woman, with powerful female voices representing the majority in two of the top categories.
Kacey Musgraves, H.E.R. and Janelle Monae, performers who play instruments, write or co-write all of their songs and are also listed as producers on their projects, earned nominations for the coveted album of the year.
With Kevin Hart’s downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "most thankless job in town" just got even more difficult.
The Oscars have a longstanding host problem, but Kevin Hart's swift downfall over old anti-gay tweets has led to bigger questions about the gig and the liability of social media histories.
H.E.R., Ella Mai, Mendes and more react to the Grammy noms
LOS ANGELES (AP) — How some of the nominees reacted when they heard they were up for Grammy Awards, which will be handed out Feb. 10 in Los Angeles:
Thank U, Next: Grammy snubs and other interesting facts
NEW YORK (AP) — Fourteen things worth noting about Friday's nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards, from snubs to first-time nominees:
THANK U, NEXT
It's another year at the Grammys, and another snub for Ed Sheeran.
Though the singer won two pop honors at this year's show, he was cut out of the top three categories. This time, he's nowhere to be found.
Dolly Parton builds on film successes with ’Dumplin”song
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dolly Parton says she never really aspired to be "The Girl in the Movies," the title of her Golden Globe-nominated song from the new dramedy "Dumplin'."
Co-written with hit machine Linda Perry, the song expresses the rebellious, plus-sized title character's secret longing to fit in, to have happy Hollywood endings — just like "the girl in the movies."
Kevin Hart quits as Oscars host over his anti-gay tweets
NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian.
Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Thursday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn't want to be a distraction. "I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past," wrote Hart.
Lamar leads Grammy noms, where women make a comeback
NEW YORK (AP) — The music of "Black Panther," with Kendrick Lamar in its starring role, officially owns the 2019 Grammy Awards, where women are heavily represented in the major four categories following a year where their presence was barely felt.
2019 Grammy Awards: List of nominees in top categories
A list of nominees in the top categories at the 61th annual Grammy Awards, announced Friday by The Recording Academy.
— Album of the year: "Invasion of Privacy," Cardi B; "By the Way, I Forgive You," Brandi Carlile; "Scorpion," Drake; "H.E.R.,"H.E.R.; "Beerbongs & Bentleys," Post Malone; "Dirty Computer," Janelle Monae; "Golden Hour," Kacey Musgraves; "Black Panther: The Album, Music From and Inspired By," Kendrick Lamar.
Dick Cheney biopic ‘Vice’ tops Golden Globes nominations
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" staged an awards-season coup Thursday, landing a leading six nominations from the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards to narrowly edge more expected favorites like Bradley Cooper's tear-jerking revival "A Star Is Born," the interracial road-trip drama "Green Book" and the period romp "The Favourite."
List of nominees for 76th Golden Globe Awards
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A list of nominees for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Drama: "Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody," ''If Beale Street Could Talk," ''A Star Is Born."
Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, "The Wife"; Lady Gaga, "A Star is Born"; Nicole Kidman, "Destroyer"; Melissa McCarthy, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"; Rosamund Pike, "A Private War."