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'Nomadland' wins 4 BAFTAs including best picture, director

Apr. 11, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Gig-economy Western “Nomadland” won four prizes including best picture on Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards, which were handed out during a pandemic-curbed ceremony that recognized a diverse array of screen talent. “Nomadland” filmmaker...

Winners of the 2021 British Academy Film Awards

Apr. 11, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Winners of the 2021 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday: Film — “Nomadland” British Film — “Promising Young Woman” Director — Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland” Actor —...

'Nomadland' wins four prizes, including best picture and best director, at British Academy Film Awards

Apr. 11, 2021 16:02 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — 'Nomadland' wins four prizes, including best picture and best director, at British Academy Film Awards.

Chloé Zhao becomes 1st woman of color to win top DGA honor

Apr. 11, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” continued its tour of dominance through awards season Saturday night, when Zhao took top honors at the 73rd annual Directors Guild Association Awards. She is the second woman to earn the honor and the first woman of color to do so. Kathryn...

Anne Beatts, groundbreaking comedy writer, dead at 74

Apr. 10, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Anne Beatts, a groundbreaking comedy writer with a taste for sweetness and the macabre who was on the original staff of “Saturday Night Live” and later created the cult sitcom “Square Pegs,” has died. She was 74. Beatts died Wednesday at her...

The Latest: Australia mourns Prince Philip

Apr. 10, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

Reaction from around the world on the death of Prince Philip at age 99: SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison offered his country’s “deepest sympathies and condolences” to Queen Elizabeth II on the passing of Prince Philip. ...

How an Irish town became home for an animation powerhouse

Apr. 09, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The medieval town of Kilkenny in the southeast of Ireland is an unlikely home for a perennial Oscar contender. But there, among cathedral spires and castle parapets, the animation studio Cartoon Saloon has carved out a factory of hand-drawn artistry and local folklore that...

Small Icelandic town rallies behind Oscar-nominated song

Apr. 09, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

The writers behind the Oscar-nominated song “ Husavik (My Hometown) ” knew that they wanted it to be an emotional core to the otherwise silly Will Ferrell movie “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.” But they had no idea just how significant the ballad would become to the...

Review: 'Thunder Force' is forced and lacking any thunder

Apr. 09, 2021 06:48 AM EDT

Melissa McCarthy and her husband, filmmaker Ben Falcone, have managed to put out not one but two movies during this global pandemic. It prompts two questions: What did we do to deserve them? And how do we stop it? McCarthy enlists — and immediately wastes — the...

Keri Hilson is basking in her 'manifestation season'

Apr. 08, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

Keri Hilson is projected to have a busy year, but it doesn’t include releasing new music. The two-time Grammy nominee is preparing for the release of several film projects, and if that surprises you, you’re not alone. “It took even me by surprise,” said the...