Latest Academy Awards News

Correction: Obit-Sylvia Miles story

Jun. 13, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story June 12 about the death of actress Sylvia Miles, The Associated Press reported incorrectly reported the actress' age and that she died in an ambulance on the way to a New York hospital. Miles' niece and a longtime friend say she was 94, and the niece said she was declared dead...

Film academy sets 2021, 2022 Oscars date for late February

Jun. 11, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscars will be headed back to late February after next year's show. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Tuesday that the 93rd and 94th ceremonies will be held on Feb. 28, 2021 and Feb. 27, 2022 respectively. The 2020 show was moved up significantly on the calendar to...

Czech film fest to honor US actresses Moore, Clarkson

Jun. 11, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The international film international at the Czech spa of Karlovy Vary will honor U.S. Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore for her outstanding contribution to world cinema. Moore, who won the 2015 Oscar for best actress for her performance in "Still Alice," will present "After the Wedding," a...

The Latest: 'The Ferryman' wins best play at Tony Awards

Jun. 9, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Playwright Jez Butterworth's "The Ferryman" has been crowned best play at the Tony Awards. The play is a vigorous family epic set in Northern Ireland in 1981 during the Troubles. It requires a 21-person cast, plus a baby and...

David Lynch, Wes Studi among honorary Oscar recipients

Jun. 3, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first Oscar winners of the season are already here. Groundbreaking filmmaker David Lynch, Cherokee-American actor Wes Studi director Lina Wertmüller and actress Geena Davis will all be receiving honorary Oscar statuettes at the Governors Awards in October, the Academy of Motion...

Big names headed to New Mexico to film 'The Comeback Trail'

May. 24, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Oscar winners Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman soon will be on their way to New Mexico to start work on "The Comeback Trail." The feature film will begin shooting in early June in Albuquerque, Tojajilee and other locations. Work is expected to last about a month and...

Jodie Foster's mother and former manager Brandy dies at 90

May. 16, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evelyn "Brandy" Foster, who managed her daughter Jodie's career from her child-prodigy years through two Academy Awards, has died, her family said Thursday. Brandy Foster died peacefully at her Los Angeles home of complications from dementia on Monday, her daughters Jodie, Lucinda,...

NBC shows off fall lineup with stars, athletes, Kardashians

May. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC hoped to wow advertisers with its reach and content at a glitzy presentation Monday for its fall lineup, parading out a clutch of Kardashians and Olympic gold winning athletes, getting "The Voice" judges to sing and even offering a few gentle pokes at a new Oscar-winner — Rami...

Celebs try to out-camp each other at wild Met Gala

May. 7, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B swept by in a stunning red quilted dress accentuated with a matching sequin headpiece, feathers and a train that took up much of the pink carpet, Jared Leto was accompanied by his own (fake) head and Katy Perry came as a candled chandelier at the crazy, campy Met Gala on Monday...

Sundance co-founder pleads guilty to 2nd count of sex abuse

May. 2, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced a movie whose lead actress won an Oscar in the mid-1980s has pleaded guilty to a second count of sexual abuse of a child in a deal with prosecutors. Sterling Van Wagenen entered the plea during a hearing...