Movie awards

April 24, 2019 - 9:06 pm
Mark Medoff, a provocative playwright whose "Children of a Lesser God" won Tony and Olivier awards and whose screen adaptation of his play earned an Oscar nomination, has died in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He was 79. Medoff died Tuesday in a hospice surrounded by family, according to his daughter,...
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April 24, 2019 - 9:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars have tweaked a few rules, but not any that would limit the eligibility of Netflix films at the Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Pictures' board of governors announced early Wednesday a handful of changes passed during its annual April rules meeting. The biggest news...
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April 24, 2019 - 7:05 am
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish foundation has awarded one of the country's most prestigious awards to British theater and film director Peter Brook for opening "new horizons in contemporary dramaturgy." The jury that awards the Princess of Asturias Awards said Wednesday that the 94-year-old Brook "...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 3017 file photo director Roman Polanski poses a photo prior to the screening of "Based on a true story" in Paris, France. Roman Polanski is asking a judge to restore his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after he was expelled for misconduct last year. Lawyers for the 85-year-old director filed documents Friday, April 19, 2019 requesting that a court compel the academy to make him a member in good standing again. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
April 19, 2019 - 8:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roman Polanski asked a judge Friday to restore his membership in the organization that bestows the Academy Awards nearly a year after he was expelled from it for sexual misconduct. Lawyers for the 85-year-old fugitive director petitioned Los Angeles Superior Court to compel the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 3017 file photo director Roman Polanski poses a photo prior to the screening of "Based on a true story" in Paris, France. Roman Polanski is asking a judge to restore his membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences after he was expelled for misconduct last year. Lawyers for the 85-year-old director filed documents Friday, April 19, 2019 requesting that a court compel the academy to make him a member in good standing again. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
April 19, 2019 - 6:49 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Roman Polanski asking a court to reinstate his film academy membership (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The film academy is standing behind its decision to expel director Roman Polanski, who has asked a court to reinstate him. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...
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April 10, 2019 - 10:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Jarmusch's zombie film "The Dead Don't Die" will open the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival. The French festival announced Tuesday that "The Dead Don't Die" will premiere May 14. While the festival's opening slot is often a separate gala screening, Jarmusch's film will screen in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2010 file photo, members of the rock band Queen, Roger Taylor, front left, and Brian May, front right, pose during a meeting with fans to promote the musical "We Will Rock You" in Berlin, Germany. The musical inspired by the music of Queen is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the Academy Award-winning movie, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Producers on Monday, April 1, 2019, announced “We Will Rock You” will open in Winnipeg, Canada, on Sept. 3. Other cities include New York, Los Angeles, Denver and Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
April 01, 2019 - 9:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A musical inspired by Queen's music is preparing for a North America tour following the popularity of the Academy Award-winning movie, "Bohemian Rhapsody." Producers announced Monday "We Will Rock You" will open in Winnipeg, Canada, on Sept. 3. The tour will stop in other cities...
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FILE - This Jan. 15, 2018 file photo shows Anthony Anderson hosting the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif. The 50th NAACP Image Awards ceremony will be held on March 30. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
March 31, 2019 - 4:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards presented Saturday in Los Angeles (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards ceremony that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. After Beyonce...
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Ryan Coogler, right, and the cast of "Black Panther," accept the award for outstanding motion picture at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 31, 2019 - 2:20 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. After Beyonce accepted the award Saturday night, the superstar paid homage to the people who were nominated in the same category as her...
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FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, filmmaker Agnes Varda appears at the screening of the film "Visages, Villages," at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Filmmaker Agnes Varda, a central figure of the French New Wave who later won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, has died. She was 90. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
March 29, 2019 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Agnes Varda, the French New Wave pioneer who for decades beguiled, challenged and charmed moviegoers in films that inspired generations of filmmakers, has died. She was 90. Varda's production company, Cine-Tamaris, said Varda died early morning Friday at her home in Paris from...
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