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.
Cooper: David O. Russell was his ‘film school’
NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Oscar-nominated writer and director Noah Baumbach is being honored at the Nantucket Film Festival in June.
Organizers said Tuesday that actor Ben Stiller will present "The Squid and the Whale" creator with the festival's annual Screenwriters Tribute Award.
The Latest: Harassment scandal scraps starry Amazon series
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein (all times local):
An Amazon series from Robert De Niro, Julianne Moore and director David O. Russell is being scrapped because of Hollywood's sexual harassment scandal.
Amazon Studios chief on leave following harassment claims
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of Amazon Studios was put on leave Thursday following sexual harassment allegations from a producer on the Amazon series "Man in the High Castle," adding to Hollywood's crisis over its mistreatment of women.
Studio executive Roy Price is on a leave of absence effective immediately, Amazon said in a statement.
Naomi Watts wants to star in a comedy.
The 'Book of Henry' actress is used to appearing in gritty dramas and tales of darkness, but she's on the lookout for a more "quirky" role where she could have a lot of fun on set.
She said: "I want more laughs in my career. I've endured plenty of darkness and sadness and soul-searching. I've been lucky enough to work with the likes of David O. Russell and a movie I did with Noah Baumbach a few years ago. But I'm not the go-to when it comes to comedy.