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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo, Al Pacino speaks at the "Hunters" panel during the Amazon TCA 2020 Winter Press Tour at the Langham Huntington, in Pasadena, Calif. Pacino, Robert De Niro and Melissa McCarthy are among the presenters for the Producers Guild of America Awards on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The guild announced Friday that other presenters include Jane Fonda, Taika Waititi, Laura Dern, Constance Wu and Kaitlyn Dever. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
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January 17, 2020 - 4:30 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Melissa McCarthy are among the presenters for Saturday’s Producers Guild of America Awards. The guild announced Friday that other presenters include Jane Fonda, Taika Waititi, Laura Dern, Constance Wu and Kaitlyn Dever. The show will also for the...
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FILE - This May 22, 2018 file photo shows Stephen King at the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. King, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, says he cares only about “quality," not “diversity” when deciding on awards. The best-selling author's comments came shortly after the announcement of this year's nominees for the Academy Awards, widely criticized for only choosing male directors and for an almost entirely white group of acting finalists. King wrote that he had been allowed to nominate people for best picture, best screenplay and best original screenplay, and that for him “the diversity issue _ as it applies to individual actors and directors, anyway _ did not come up.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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January 15, 2020 - 7:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King says he cares only about “quality," not “diversity” when deciding on awards. Some are asking why he thinks the two must be different. “I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality,” King tweeted this week. “It seems to me that to do otherwise would...
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Writer-director-actor Tyler Perry attends the premiere of Tyler Perry's "A Fall from Grace," at Metrograph, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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January 14, 2020 - 5:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The lack of diversity and notable snubs in this year's Oscar nominations left Tyler Perry annoyed, but he says it’s not worth getting upset because it’s a system that is not going to change. “There is no need in going back and forth, or fighting, or protesting. It is what it is...
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FILE - This Jan. 5, 2020 file photo shows director Greta Gerwig, left, and Noah Baumbach at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Both Gerwig and Baumback failed to receive Oscar nominations for best director for their film "Little Women" and "Marriage Story," respectively, but they did receive nominations for adapted screenplay for Gerwig and original screenplay for Baumbauch. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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January 13, 2020 - 7:27 pm
Actress Issa Rae was ready with her quip, as if she had predicted the Oscar nominations that were announced Monday. “Congratulations to those men,” she said dryly, as the best director nominees — yes, five men — were announced. Rae's expertly thrown shade echoed through social media as observers...
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker." On Monday, Jan. 13, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
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January 13, 2020 - 6:45 pm
Female filmmakers were shut out, “Parasite” made history and “Joker” edged out “The Irishman," “1917” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” in Monday's Oscar nominations. Todd Phillips’ R-rated superhero smash “Joker” topped all films with 11 nominations to the 92nd Academy Awards, while Martin...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2016 file photo, Brazil's impeached President Dilma Rousseff receives flowers and gifts from supporters as she leaves the presidential residence, Alvorada Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. The Academy Award nomination for a Brazilian documentary about the impeachment of then-President Dilma Rousseff has once again laid bare the polarization of Latin America's largest democracy. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
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January 13, 2020 - 6:20 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — The Academy Award nomination for a Brazilian documentary about the impeachment of then-President Dilma Rousseff has laid bare the polarization of Latin America's largest democracy. In “The Edge of Democracy," 36-year-old filmmaker Petra Costa uses her personal story to argue that...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows Leonardo DiCaprio in a scene from "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." On Monday, Jan. 13, DiCaprio was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his role in the film. (Andrew Cooper/Sony via AP)
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January 13, 2020 - 12:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the Academy Awards: ___ “Ultimately, I've been able to be fortunate enough to get to work with some pretty great filmmakers. That's always been the driving force with me. First, of course, the story and character, from an actor's...
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This image released by Focus Features shows Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman in a scene from "Harriet." On Monday, Jan. 13, Erivo was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in the film. (Glen Wilson/Focus Features via AP)
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January 13, 2020 - 11:55 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at some of the historic achievements and trivial tidbits from Monday's nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards. ___ A record 62 women, representing nearly a third of nominees, were nominated for Academy Awards this year, but none for best director. Scarlett Johansson is...
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This image released by NBC shows presenters Elton John, left, and Bernie Taupin at the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. (Paul Drinkwater/NBC via AP)
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January 13, 2020 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Beyoncé’s “Spirit” from “The Lion King” didn’t roar loud enough for the Academy Awards: The song didn’t earn a nomination for best original song, though Randy Newman, Elton John and the husband-wife duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have a chance at winning another Oscar...
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FILE - This Jan. 5, 2020 file photo shows director Greta Gerwig, left, and Noah Baumbach at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Both Gerwig and Baumback failed to receive Oscar nominations for best director for their film "Little Women" and "Marriage Story," respectively, but they did receive nominations for adapted screenplay for Gerwig and original screenplay for Baumbauch. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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January 13, 2020 - 11:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Once again, it was #DirectorsSoMale at the Oscars. "Congratulations to those men," said presenter Issa Rae pointedly, after the announcement of an all-male directors slate. Denied were contenders like Greta Gerwig, director of “Little Women,” and Lulu Wang of “The Farewell.”...
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