LOS ANGELES (AP) — Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 11th annual Governors Awards, where Cherokee actor Wes Studi,...
NEW YORK (AP) — With a new awards season underway, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosted a luncheon Wednesday supporting female filmmakers and celebrating the women behind Greta...
NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson says she's standing by Woody Allen because, "I believe him."
Much of Hollywood has distanced itself from the filmmaker since the MeToo movement prompted a...
A year after Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird" comes another actor-turned-director's memory-inspired California-set coming-of-age tale from the boutique film studio A24. This time, the time period has been dialed back a few years (from the early '00s to the mid-'90s), Dave Mathews Band has been traded for A Tribe Called Quest, and the filmmaking talent is far less revelatory.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greta Gerwig screamed with delight and relief as she hugged a group of friends once she got into the Vanity Fair Oscar party.
The "Lady Bird" director and Oscar nominee had just walked down the last red carpet of her long awards season. She quickly pulled up her long flowing gown, kicked off her high heels and put on a pair of checkered Vans sneakers so she could run through the room in comfort.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are cameras everywhere at the Academy Awards, but some of the most intimate celebrity moments at the show still manage to escape the lens.
Here's a look at some of the backstage interactions that never made it to TV screens:
LADY-BIRD BONDING: Greta Gerwig and Laura Dern shared some poignant moments backstage before presenting the documentary award.
On a night featuring real-life heroines, many actresses went for something strong and bold on the Oscar red carpet — something metallic.
Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o, Gal Gadot, Salma Hayek and Sandra Bullock literally shimmered in gold and silver gowns. They stood out on a carpet that starred mostly whites and neutrals.
There were bold reds and classic whites, warrior-worthy golds and playful pops of pink and purple on the Oscars red carpet, but the fashion takeaway seemed more about keeping the clothes out of the way so the conversation could turn to pressing matters: Honoring history, standing up for women and supporting diversity.
Stars dazzle on the Oscars red carpet
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Awards voters made history this year when they nominated Rachel Morrison for the cinematography Oscar — the first woman so recognized in the organization's 90 years. Greta Gerwig is also up for best director, only the fifth woman nominated in Oscar history. Yet in nearly every Oscar category, nominees are overwhelmingly male.
Three of the 24 awards have no female nominees at all.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman, "Girls Trip" breakout star Tiffany Haddish, "Lady Bird" author Greta Gerwig and "The Big Sick" co-writer and actor Kumail Nanjiani are set to appear at the 90th annual Academy Awards.
Producers of next month's telecast announced the show's first round of presenters on Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — There's not an Academy Awards category this year that doesn't feature some element of exciting new talent, captivating backstories or the possibility of an Oscar landmark victory.
But, oh, that best director category.
In even the glittering array of nominees to the 90th Academy Awards, the best director category stands out. Want history-making diversity? Check. First-time nominees? Check. Overdue veterans? Check.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscar nominees' luncheon is like an exclusive clubhouse where every member is an outstanding artist and film super-fan.
So the production designer of "The Shape of Water" is free to geek out over meeting Mary J. Blige, who herself shared a moment with Gary Oldman.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscar nominees luncheon brings together A-listers and rising stars — artists from every aspect of filmmaking — for an afternoon of celebration and mutual fandom.
With little on the agenda other than posing for a group photo, Monday's gathering was a chance for nominees to bask together in their exalted status together before the Academy Awards are presented on March 4.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" added another key prize in its awards season run with Guillermo del Toro's win at the Directors Guild Awards Saturday.
"The Shape of Water," about a mute woman who falls in love with an underwater creature, has emerged as the awards season front runner with a Producers Guild Award and a leading 13 Academy Award nominations.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the 70th annual Directors Guild Awards (all times local):
Guillermo del Toro has won the feature film award from the Directors Guild of America for "The Shape of Water."
The Directors Guild Awards held Saturday night at a ceremony in Beverly Hills are a reliable predictor of who will go on to win the directing Oscar.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Issa Rae said she feels that women's voices have been amplified in the film and television worlds and she's happy to be part of the group leading the change and opening doors for others.
"I do think there's a renaissance in so many different ways," the actress said at NFL's Women's Summit on Friday. "We have a newfound power, a newly rediscovered power. We're like, '...We can speak up, and we can get stuff done, and we can make a change, and we can reclaim our stories."
NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy Awards showered outsiders, on screen and off, with milestone-setting nominations that celebrated Guillermo del Toro's full-hearted ode to outcasts "The Shape of Water," embraced first-time filmmakers like Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele, and made "Mudbound" director of photography Rachel Morrison the first woman ever nominated for best cinematography.
Reaction to the Oscar nominations announced Tuesday:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is a mathematical impossibility for a group of Oscar nominations to please everyone, but this year came pretty close with meaningful love for "Get Out," ''Lady Bird" and "Phantom Thread," and the history-making nomination of "Mudbound" director of photography Rachel Morrison, who became the first woman to ever be nominated for cinematography.
Still, there were some significant surprises and even a few outright snubs:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele are among the five directors who have been recognized for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America. The Guild announced its feature film nominees Thursday, including Gerwig for the coming-of age film "Lady Bird" and Peele for his horror sensation "Get Out," which also earned him a first-time director nod.
Golden Globe winners celebrate backstage
NEW YORK (AP) — The National Society of Film Critics has named "Lady Bird" the best picture of 2017.
The writer-director of "Lady Bird," Greta Gerwig, won best director and best screenplay as the society voted in New York on Saturday.
Sally Hawkins won best actress for "The Shape of Water" and "Maudie" and Daniel Kaluuya won best actor for "Get Out."
NEW YORK (AP) — Clearly not every actor suffered through lean times on their way up, but origin stories are full of tight-money moments nevertheless.
Patrick Wilson said recently on the red carpet that he once scraped for change at the Lincoln Tunnel. Greta Gerwig said her bank account was nearly drained when she drove past a Los Angeles movie theater with her face on the marquee.
Gerwig and Ronan’s show of solidarity
Stars recall their money struggles
Celebrities and their favorite movies of 2017
Associated Press Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle name their choices for the best films of 2017.
1. "Dunkirk": I'm not sure I've ever been so wholly transported by and viscerally engaged in a theatergoing experience as I was watching Christopher Nolan's masterpiece "Dunkirk," but the filmmaker continues to innovatively use the generous budgets his success has afforded him to push the envelope of immersive cinema and storytelling.
NEW YORK (AP) — In nominations announced Wednesday, the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards heartily endorsed the Frances McDormand-led revenge drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," offered swift redemption for the Golden Globes-overlooked romantic comedy "The Big Sick" and left many Oscar favorites empty handed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stars react to the Golden Globe Award nominations announced Monday morning in Beverly Hills, California:
— "It was my morning to carpool, so I just dropped the kids off." — Laurie Metcalf, nominated for her supporting role in "Lady Bird," on her not-so-glamorous morning.
— "It's a good day when you wake up and find out that your show is on a list with 'Game of Thrones.'" — Dan Fogelman, creator of "This Is Us," nominated for TV drama series.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Critics Circle on Thursday named "Lady Bird" best feature film and its star, Saoirse Ronan, best actress, throwing its full support behind Greta Gerwig's comic drama about growing up in Sacramento, Calif.
Greta Gerwig’s ode to Sacramento
Greta Gerwig remembers her ‘theater nerd’ days
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Thor: Ragnarok" topped the box office again in its second weekend, adding $57.1 million from North American theaters. The superhero sequel, the third in the franchise, has grossed $212.1 million domestically to date.
It beat out newcomers like the comedy sequel "Daddy's Home 2," which opened in second with a solid $29.7 million, and Kenneth Branagh's lush adaptation of Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express," which debuted in third with $28.7 million.
NEW YORK (AP) — Four.
It's one of the most glaring numbers in Academy Awards history. That's how many women have been nominated for best director in the awards' 89 years of existence. Kathryn Bigelow, for "The Hurt Locker" in 2010, is the only woman to win.
NEW YORK (AP) — Greta Gerwig has been an actress in 25 films, a co-writer on five and co-director of one. She's assembled wardrobes, done makeup and — thanks to her 5 foot-9-inch height — held the boom mic. She has, in a sense, been building up for a long time to her directorial debut: "Lady Bird."
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele's thriller "Get Out" has gotten an awards season boost with a leading four Gotham Awards nominations, including best feature.
The Independent Filmmaker Project announced nominations for the 27th annual IFP Gotham Awards on Thursday.