NEW YORK (AP) — Dutch film actor Rutger Hauer, who specialized in menacing roles, including a memorable turn as a murderous android in "Blade Runner" opposite Harrison Ford, has died. He was...
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NEW YORK (AP) — FilmStruck may be no more, but the Criterion Collection will live on as a subscription-streaming service.
In an announcement that warmed the hearts of cinephiles everywhere, Criterion said Friday that it has reached an agreement with WarnerMedia to launch the Criterion Channel as a stand-alone service in spring next year.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire in Southern California has scorched a historic movie site recently used by the HBO series "Westworld" and forced numerous celebrities to join the thousands fleeing flames that have claimed homes and prompted the total evacuation of the celebrity enclave Malibu.
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.
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Guillermo del Toro says a push for gender equality in Hollywood "is beyond a gesture, it's a need."
The Mexican director behind the Oscar-winning "The Shape of Water" was speaking Wednesday at the Venice International Film Festival, where he is head of this year's jury. In a passionate speech during the jury press conference, de Toro said: "The goal has to be clear and has to remain to be 50/50 by 2020."
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in Mexico's second-largest city Thursday to protest the deaths of three film students who were killed and dissolved in acid in a case that has highlighted the disappearance of the country's youth amid a vicious drug war.
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.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The 90th annual Academy Awards were, by any definition, a moment of triumph for Latinos.
‘Shape of Water’ triumphs at Oscars
"Look around, ladies and gentlemen," Frances McDormand said during her best actress acceptance speech. "We all have stories to tell." She was referring to the female Oscar nominees in the Dolby Theatre, all of whom she'd asked to stand in unison. But it felt like she was also addressing the evening's broader vibe: Change, of many kinds, at the first post-Harvey Weinstein Academy Awards.
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."
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
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Director Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy film "The Shape of Water" wins best picture, but change, of many kinds, was front and center at the first post-Harvey Weinstein Academy Awards.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 90th annual Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood (all times local):
The Cold War fantasy film "The Shape of Water" is the winner of the best picture Academy Award.
Director Guillermo del Toro's film has been considered one of the front-runners for the evening's top honor. It received a leading 13 nominations for this year's Oscars, and won four Oscars on Sunday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against all odds, love won out at the 90th Academy Awards.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
1. AND THE OSCAR GOES TO ...
Director Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy film "The Shape of Water" wins the best picture Academy Award.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end of the Oscars on Sunday felt like an epic do-over.
Just like last year, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway took the stage to announce the biggest award of the night, best picture.
Last year's announcement went famously awry when Dunaway announced that "La La Land" won best picture, only for that film's producer to tell a shocked audience that the real winner was "Moonlight." Dunaway and Beatty had been handed the incorrect envelope.
List of winners for the 90th Academy Awards presented Sunday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:
Best Picture: "The Shape of Water."
Actor: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour."
Actress: Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, "I, Tonya."
Directing: "The Shape of Water," Guillermo del Toro.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Wonder Woman's gilded bustier, the spangled skating dresses in "I, Tonya" and the subdued shades of the 1960s as shown in "The Shape of Water" were among the finest costumes of the year, according to the Costume Designers Guild.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Costume Designers Guild Awards (all times local):
The Costume Designers Guild says Wonder Woman's gilded bustier, the spangled skating dresses in "I, Tonya" and the subdued shades of the 1960s as shown in "The Shape of Water" were among the finest costumes of the year.
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LONDON (AP) — Winners of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday:
Film — "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
British Film — "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Director — Guillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water"
Actor — Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"
Actress — Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Supporting Actor — Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
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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.
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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.
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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It's Monday at the annual Oscars Nominees Luncheon but "The Shape of Water" director Guillermo del Toro is still riding high from his Directors Guild Award win on Saturday night. The Mexican director was all smiles thinking about the evening with his peers.
Del Toro said the night was fun and praised Judd Apatow's hosting skills, although he admitted that one joke aimed at him went over his head at the time.
Guillermo del Toro calls for more inclusion
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.
With a red carpet dyed black by actresses dressed in a color-coordinated statement, the Golden Globes were transformed into an A-list expression of female empowerment in the post-Harvey Weinstein era. Oprah Winfrey led the charge.
"For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to speak their truth to the power of those men," said Winfrey, accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. "But their time is up. Their time is up!"
List of winners for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
—Motion Picture, Drama: "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
—Actor, Motion Picture, Drama: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour."
—Actress, Motion Picture, Drama: Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
—Director, Motion Picture: Guillermo Del Toro, "The Shape of Water."
NEW YORK (AP) — Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-era fairytale "The Shape of Water" swam away with a leading seven Golden Globes nominations on Monday and the HBO drama "Big Little Lies" came away with six nods. But nobody made landing a Globe nomination look easier than Christopher Plummer.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
—Picture, Drama: "Call Me By Your Name," ''Dunkirk," ''The Post," The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
—Picture, Musical or Comedy: "The Disaster Artist," ''Get Out," ''The Greatest Showman," ''Lady Bird" and "I, Tonya."