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'Beale Street' tops Spirit Awards, Close wins best actress

Feb. 23, 2019 11:19 PM EST

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Two years after his "Moonlight" triumphed on the eve of the Oscars, Barry Jenkins' adaptation of the James Baldwin novel "If Beale Street Could Talk" on Saturday topped the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards, winning best film, best director and best supporting female for...

Oscars: Stars and stand-ins rehearse for the big show

Feb. 23, 2019 10:35 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is decidedly casual inside the Dolby Theatre the day before the Oscars. Most people, celebrities included, are wearing jeans and sneakers, and in Brie Larson's case, a backpack, to practice presenting awards Saturday. Walking out with Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett looked comfortable...

Domestic workers gather to celebrate 'Roma' and the Oscars

Feb. 23, 2019 5:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Tapia never imagined that she would get to watch the Oscars at a party in Los Angeles, exchanging the sneakers she wears when she takes care of children in New York for a pair of high heel shoes. The Peruvian nanny is among dozens of domestic workers who will be honored Sunday as...

Stanley Donen, director of 'Singin' in the Rain,' dies at 94

Feb. 23, 2019 2:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Stanley Donen, a giant of the Hollywood musical who through such classics as "Singin' in the Rain" and "Funny Face" helped give us some of the most joyous sounds and images in movie history, has died. He was 94. Donen, who often teamed with Gene Kelly but also worked with Cary...

US Latinas rally around 'Roma' actress Yalitza Aparicio

Feb. 23, 2019 12:10 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Yalitza Aparicio, the Oscar-nominated, first-time actress in "Roma," is finding strong support among Mexican-American women who identify with her indigenous roots despite backlash she is receiving in Mexico. Some Mexican-American women say they are glad Aparicio's high-profile role...

Documentary about 1939 Nazi rally in New York up for Oscar

Feb. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A crowd of 20,000 gives the Nazi salute while swastikas flank a giant portrait of George Washington. Unimaginable to most Americans, the pro-Hitler rally that took place 80 years ago this week inside New York's Madison Square Garden is the subject of a short documentary that's up for an...

A bumpy road to the Oscars could end in triumph for Netflix

Feb. 22, 2019 4:55 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The most tumultuous Oscar season in memory might pale in comparison to the aftermath. The best picture race to Sunday's 91st Academy Awards remains unpredictable, but odds makers peg Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" as the film most likely to triumph at the end of the night. That would hand...

Film fan finds the real joy of movies is still in theaters

Feb. 22, 2019 2:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, it's easy to Netflix and chill these days. Or Prime and recline. Or Hulu and ... well, whatever. But if you really want to savor a film, there's still no substitute for a movie theater. Turns out that there are few better ways to rediscover the joy of heading to the theater than a...

Correction: Empire Cast Member-Attack story

Feb. 22, 2019 2:47 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — In one version of a Feb. 21 story about "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett being charged with staging an attack on himself in Chicago, The Associated Press erroneously referred to police Superintendent Eddie Johnson speaking at a Thursday afternoon news conference. The news conference happened...

Diane von Furstenberg fetes female Oscar nominees

Feb. 22, 2019 2:32 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Even with rain clouds threatening from above, the spirits, and heels, were high at Diane von Furstenberg's idyllic Coldwater Canyon property Thursday afternoon. The famed fashion designer and philanthropist had invited all the female Oscar nominees to gather at her home before...