‘The Favourite’ leads race for British Academy Film Awards
LONDON (AP) — Wickedly funny royal comedy-drama "The Favourite" lived up to its name Wednesday, leading the race for the British Academy Film Awards.
Yorgos Lanthimos' film received 12 nominations for the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars, including best film, best director and best actress, for Olivia Colman. Colman won a Golden Globe on Sunday for her performance as Britain's 18th-century Queen Anne.
Cooper, Blunt, Stone kick off awards season
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- Review: A delicious, vicious acting feast in 'The Favourite'
- Review: 'Black Panther' is dazzling grand-scale filmmaking
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List of nominees for 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A list of the nominees for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California:
Actor: Christian Bale, "Vice"; Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born"; Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"; Viggo Mortensen, "Green Book"; John David Washington, "BlacKkKlansman."
‘The Favourite’ leads film nominees for Critics’ Choice
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Favourite" leads the field of films with 14 nominations for the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards.
"Black Panther" was close behind with 12 nominations. Three TV series are tied with five nominations each.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association announced the nominees Monday.
Julia Roberts, more movie stars snare Golden Globe TV nods
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even the sometimes-offbeat Golden Globe Awards are unable to resist the allure of movie stars who dabble in television work.
Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Jim Carrey and Michael Douglas were among the nominees announced Thursday for next month's awards voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Emma Stone’s post-Oscar push
Emma Stone nails her British accent
‘First Reformed’ leads Gotham Awards nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Schrader's religious thriller "First Reformed" is the leading nominee for the 28th annual Gotham Awards, including nods for best feature and best actor for star Ethan Hawke.
The Independent Filmmaker Project announced nominations for the 28th annual IFP Gotham Awards on Thursday.
The period drama "The Favourite" snagged two nominations and its actresses, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, will receive a special jury prize for their performances.
Stone’s ‘hilarious and brilliant’ time on ‘The Favourite’
Emma Stone: ‘Time’s Up’ is moving cause forward
New York Film Festival opens ‘The Favourite’
NEW YORK (AP) — For a festival that prides itself on remaining outside of the fray, the 56th New York Film Festival kicked off with a royal feast of savagery and scheming.
Viola Davis regrets role in ‘The Help,’ says maids’ voices weren’t heard
Actress Viola Davis regrets her role in "The Help," saying it didn't properly give voice to the black maids depicted in the film.
The 2011 period drama written and directed by Tate Taylor...
Emma Stone’s ‘special’ reunion with Jonah Hill
Emma Stone looks stunning on the Venice red carpet
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Jonah Hill and Emma Stone are starring in a new TV series that tackles sensitive issues of mental illness and the pharmaceutical industry.
The Netflix series, a black comedy titled "Maniac," follows two participants of a murky late-stage pharmaceutical drug trial.
Hill plays a man diagnosed with schizophrenia, while Stone plays a woman fixated on broken relationships.
Emma Stone, Viola Davis help fete female Oscar nominees
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Viola Davis is good in a pinch.
Last year's best supporting actress Oscar-winner was sipping champagne at the annual Women in Film pre-Oscar cocktail event Friday night when the organization's president, Cathy Schulman, herself an Oscar-winner for "Crash," asked Davis if she could give a few remarks.
Colin Firth has said he will not work with Woody Allen again.
The 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' star appeared opposite Emma Stone in Allen's 2014 movie 'Magic In The Moonlight', and he has become the latest star to publicly rebuff the 82-year-old filmmaker, the same say that Dylan Farrow gave her first televised interview accusing her adopted father Allen of sexually assaulting her.
Jennifer Lawrence denied birthday parties as a child
Jennifer Lawrence has revealed she never had a birthday party as a child.
The Oscar winner - who has previously spoken of how her mother brought her up to be tough like her older brothers - was asked by W magazine to recall her favorite birthday party, and admitted she never had one before she was famous.
Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes among powerful women in anti-harassment group
A group of more than 1,000 women in entertainment have detailed a comprehensive plan to combat sexual harassment across industries.
Time's Up was officially unveiled Monday in a story by The New York Times, though the group was formed not long after the first round of allegations against former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light in October.
Q&A: Kidman, Farrell on the surrealism of ‘Sacred Deer’
TORONTO (AP) — Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' movies aren't the sort that typically attract a stampede of Hollywood A-listers.
His films, which he writes with Efthymis Filippou, are deadpan, midnight-black comedies that carry out grim allegorical absurdities to extreme ends. Characters speak stiltedly in cliches while an intensifying menace envelopes them. Things get weird and then they get brutal.
Just last month, Battle of the Sexes released in theatre to critical acclaim and a modest box office performance. Starring Emma Stone and Steve Carrell, the film takes a fictionalized look at the Battle of the Sexes, a tennis match where former Male Wimbledon Champion Bobby Riggs played former Female Wimbledon Champion Billie Jean King. Bobby Riggs caused a lot of controversy at the time for his antics as a self-described “chauvinist pig,” but retrospectively his comments and barbs seem to have been made in the name of good fun and showmanship. Bobby Riggs spent a lot of time in Lake Havasu City over his lifetime, even threatening to jump off the London Bridge if he lost his 1973 match to Billie Jean King. Despite losing, Riggs was not allowed to jump off the bridge, and instead had to settle for floating underneath it in a tube float.
Quiet on the set and elsewhere with Woody Allen
"Start to Finish: Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking" (Knopf), by Eric Lax
If we had been allowed to watch God create the heavens and the Earth, we probably wouldn't have stuck it out for all six days. The act of creation can be slow and tedious when you're a bystander.
Billie Jean King says she’s upset with women who voted Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis icon Billie Jean King is not mincing words about the many white women who voted for Donald Trump, saying they "really don't like themselves."
King, who led the fight for equal pay for women in tennis, also says she feels there is more misogyny now than when she defeated Bobby Riggs in the famous "Battle of the Sexes" match in 1973, the subject of the new movie starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell.
Andrew Garfield searched for true self with mushrooms
Andrew Garfield took hallucinogenic mushrooms to find his "true self".
The 'Hacksaw Ridge' actor wanted to go "to the depths" and beyond the "hell of being a human" to find answers within himself.
He explained: He said: "[It was about] going to the depths, past what you call the first layer, which is 'Everything's great!', to the second -- the hell of being a human. Inadequacies. Jealousies. Terror. Fear. Paranoia. Self-loathing. The s**t.
How a tennis player became a ‘Battle of the Sexes’ actress
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — She might be known as a two-time Kentucky tennis champ, but Lauren Kline now has a new title: Hollywood actress.
It's kind of a funny story how the former North Oldham High School player ended up starring alongside A-listers Emma Stone and Steve Carell in "Battle of the Sexes."
Kline was originally supposed to be the tennis-playing body double for Stone but ended up looking more like actress Jessica McNamee, who portrays tennis champ Margaret Court in the movie.
The Volvo Car Open is offering a deal to moving-going tennis fans on Friday night at the Terrace Theater on Maybank Highway.
The VCO, which is held each spring on Daniel Island, is partnering with the Terrace Theater for the Charleston premiere of the "Battle of the Sexes" movie that is based on the 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
Emma Stone and Steve Carrell star in the movie that will premiere locally on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Terrace.
Review: ‘Battle of the Sexes’ serves up a too-timely story
Can an inspirational movie also be a drag?
That's the distinct feeling one can't shake walking out of "Battle of the Sexes ," a fictionalized rendering of the 1973 tennis match between 29-year-old Billie Jean King and 55-year-old hustler Bobby Riggs and the circumstances surrounding it.
Billie Jean King ‘overwhelmed’ by Stone portrayal
La La Land’s Little Railroad To Roll Again
A quarter of London Film Festival lineup directed by women
LONDON (AP) — A quarter of the features in this year's London Film Festival lineup were directed by women, organizers said Thursday as they revealed the schedule for the October extravaganza.
The dearth of female filmmakers at major festivals has drawn much criticism. The Venice Film Festival, running to Sept. 9, has just one woman among 21 directors competing for the main prize.
The Latest: LA’s popular Angels Flight back in service
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the tiny Los Angeles railroad called Angels Flight (all times local):
Angels Flight, Los Angeles' beloved little railroad, is reaching for the heavens again.
The colorful narrow-gauge railroad that carried Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling to the top of downtown LA in the movie "La La Land" reopened Thursday with a ceremony that drew about 100 people despite a heat wave.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emma Stone says that male co-stars have taken pay cuts to ensure she received equal pay on films.
Speaking to tennis great Billie Jean King in an interview published Thursday in Out Magazine , Stone said the gesture to match has impacted what she's able to ask for in the future.
The fiasco with the mix-up for best picture at the Academy Awards prompts me to draw attention to the winner-turned-loser, La La Land. I’m not arguing that La La Land should have won over Moonlight. I’m exploring the reactions to the film, perceived as if viewing a Rorschach inkblot test.
Music cut from ‘La La Land’ added back in for concert tour
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "La La Land" is getting its overture back.
An instrumental overture that was cut from the hit musical film starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will be added back in for a touring concert show that kicks off this month at the Hollywood Bowl.
Faye Dunaway speaks on Oscar’s best picture fiasco
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Faye Dunaway says she thought co-presenter Warren Beatty was joking when he paused before showing her the envelope that should have contained the Oscar's best picture winner.
Dunaway tells Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News she thought Beatty was stalling for effect.
Trump, Francis, LeBron among Time’s 100 most influential
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump and Pope Francis join the likes of singer Demi Lovato and actress Viola Davis on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people.
The latest edition of the magazine's annual list is an eclectic group that also includes Chance the Rapper, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Olympic gymnast Simone Biles and FBI Director James Comey.
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix-area teen is asking actress Emma Stone to be his prom date with an elaborate "La La Land" parody video .
POCATELLO - Oscar Winning movie, "La La Land" plays Sunday, March 12, at noon, 2:30, 5 and 7:30 p.m. in the Bengal Theater at the ISU Pond Student Union. The winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Director and Actress honors, stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in a musical story about an aspiring actress who meets a down on his luck jazz musician and both of them begin a friendship that inspires each other to rejuvenate their careers. (Rated PG-13) Admission is $3 for the public, or $1 for ISU students with Bengal ID. For trailer and more information, go to www.pocatellofilmsociety.com/lala.
This year’s Oscar-winning roles just the latest parts turned down by other famous actors
“And the Oscar goes to ...” Emma Watson and Matt Damon?
No, this isn’t an envelope boo-boo like the best-picture fiasco.
This is about the fact that this year, the winners of best actor and actress — Casey Affleck and Emma Stone — played their roles only after the parts had been turned down by someone else.
‘La La Land,’ in live concert form, coming to Hollywood Bowl
NEW YORK (AP) — Live from Los Angeles, it's "La La Land" live!
Lionsgate announced Monday that "La La Land In Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration" will come to the Hollywood Bowl on May 26-27. The live shows will be conducted by composer Justin Hurwitz, who won two Academy Awards last month for his work on the movie's music.
‘Good Housekeeping’ Style Director picks for Oscars’ best dressed
Oscars mistake puts consulting firm’s reputation in jeopardy
LONDON (AP) — For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards.
Now its hard-won image as a dependable partner is under threat.
The company has apologized for a colossal mistake at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night when actors Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty wrongly announced the top Oscar went to "La La Land," instead of "Moonlight."
List of winners for the 89th Academy Awards
Complete list of winners for the 89th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Best Picture: "Moonlight."
Actor: Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea."
Actress: Emma Stone, "La La Land."
Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, "Moonlight."
Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, "Fences."
Directing: Damien Chazelle, "La La Land."
Foreign Language Film: "The Salesman," Iran.
Adapted Screenplay: "Moonlight," screenplay by Barry Jenkins, story by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
Emma Stone wins best-actress Oscar for ‘La La Land’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emma Stone sang and danced her way to a best-actress Oscar for "La La Land," elevating the once struggling actress with roots in community theater to the heights of Hollywood.
Stone's victory on Sunday night was the sixth Oscar earned by the musical set against a Los Angeles backdrop. It had a leading 14 nominations.
The Latest: ‘Moonlight’ wins best picture Academy Award
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 89th Academy Awards (all times local):
The coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" is the winner of the best picture Academy Award.
The film won after the end of the awards ceremony was plunged into chaos after "La La Land" was mistakenly announced as the best picture winner.