Latest Academy Awards News

'Parasite,' 'Bombshell' get a boost in SAG nominations

Dec. 11, 2019 12:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Scarlett Johansson received two individual nominations, “Parasite” scored a best ensemble nod and both “The Irishman” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" solidified their Oscar favorite status in nominations announced Wednesday for the 26th Screen...

Netflix says more than 26M watched 'The Irishman' in 7 days

Dec. 10, 2019 4:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Netflix says that 26.4 million households worldwide watched “The Irishman” in its first week of streaming. That figure includes those who watched at least 70% of Martin Scorsese's 3 1/2 hour crime epic. Netflix selectively announces viewership for its films and series, and...

The Associated Press picks the top moments on TV from 2019

Dec. 10, 2019 2:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Many have noticed how fragmented our TV viewing is, with multiple competing streaming services and dozens of channels pulling us in different directions. But the year also saw some jaw-dropping moments that found huge audiences, whether it was a royal interview or a viral alien. The...

Led by 'Marriage Story,' Netflix dominates Golden Globe noms

Dec. 9, 2019 3:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Netflix wave swept over the 77th Golden Globe nominations, where the streaming company dominated with 34 total nominations, including four films up for best picture and four series nominated for the top television awards. Noah Baumbach's divorce drama “Marriage Story” led...

'Irishman' named best picture by National Board of Review

Dec. 3, 2019 3:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's sprawling crime epic “The Irishman” has been named best picture by the National Board of Review. The awards, announced Tuesday by the National Board of Review, handed Netflix its second major honor in Hollywood's quickening awards season. On Monday evening,...

‘Uncut Gems,’ ‘The Lighthouse’ top Spirit Awards nominations

Nov. 21, 2019 6:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh and Benny Safdie’s Diamond District crime film “Uncut Gems” and Robert Eggers’ fever-dream period tale “The Lighthouse” led the 35th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards with five nods each, in nominations announced Thursday in Los Angeles....

‘Frozen 2’ aiming to build on the power of the original

Nov. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Idina Menzel first started performing “Let It Go” live in concerts, she thought the lyrics and soaring vocals would empower all those young girls in the audience dressed up as Elsa. Instead, Menzel said she often walked away from those performances feeling just as...

A fresh batch of producers selected for the 92nd Oscars

Nov. 15, 2019 6:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 92nd Oscars is getting some fresh faces behind the production. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Friday that Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain will produce the February show. While newcomers to the Academy Awards, both are veteran producers in the...

The barrier-breaking ‘Atlantics’ heralds Mati Diop’s arrival

Nov. 14, 2019 3:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mati Diop has always lived in Paris but as a French-Senegalese woman whose family is from Dakar, she’s long been acutely conscious of another, unlived existence for herself in Africa. And it’s there that her life as a filmmaker has largely resided. Diop spent nine months in...

“Schindler’s List” producer Branko Lustig dies at 87

Nov. 14, 2019 1:50 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Branko Lustig, an Oscar-winning Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor, died Thursday. He was 87. The Yad Vashem center in Jerusalem said Lustig died in Zagreb, the capital of his native Croatia. No other details were immediately released. Lustig is best known for winning...