Latest Academy Awards News

Agnes Varda, French New Wave pioneer, dies at 90

Mar. 29, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Agnes Varda, the French New Wave pioneer who for decades beguiled, challenged and charmed moviegoers in films that inspired generations of filmmakers, has died. She was 90. Varda's production company, Cine-Tamaris, said Varda died early morning Friday at her home in Paris from cancer. With...

The Latest: Rami Malek falls, but recovers, after Oscar win

Mar. 13, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 91st Academy Awards, which are being presented Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Rami Malek may have had a brief fall from the heights of his best-actor Oscar victory for "Bohemian Rhapsody" but he recovered in time to visit...

Huffman and Loughlin charges shatter actresses' clean images

Mar. 12, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As an Emmy winner and Oscar nominee, Felicity Huffman has been known as one of Hollywood's more versatile actresses, as well as one-half of one of its more famous acting couples with husband William H. Macy. While Lori Loughlin's resume might not be as accomplished, her face may be even...

Siriano, fresh off Oscar glory, talks 'Project Runway'

Mar. 12, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Siriano didn't want the tuxedo gown he designed for Billy Porter at the Oscars to shock anyone. He simply wanted to make a bold statement about celebrating identity. "You should be who you want to be on a red carpet, off a red carpet. Wear what you want to wear, no matter who you...

Oscar Isaac shows off his Spanish in 'Triple Frontier'

Mar. 12, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar Isaac says he's pleased to be making more use of his Spanish in his newest film, "Triple Frontier ." The Guatemalan-American star of "Star Wars" and "Ex Machina" plays a former special forces operative leading a dangerous heist in South America in this J.C. Chandor directed film,...

Televisa draws heat for 'brownface' Yalitza Aparicio parody

Mar. 4, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A television personality for the Mexican-based Televisa network is facing strong criticism after dressing up in "brownface" and wearing a prosthetic nose to make fun of indigenous Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio. Televisa's Yeka Rosales recently posted photos and videos of herself...

Spielberg's push against Netflix at the Oscars hits a nerve

Mar. 4, 2019 6:04 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy, debate online this weekend. It has found...

'How to Train Your Dragon' stays No. 1, 'Madea' a strong 2nd

Mar. 3, 2019 2:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" topped the North American box office for a second week, but close on its tail was Tyler Perry's final installment of the "Madea" franchise. Driven by a largely female audience, "A Madea Family Funeral" had a better-than-expected debut. The...

Andre Previn, Oscar-winning composer, has died at 89

Feb. 28, 2019 1:10 PM EST

Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, always rejecting suggestions that his bop 'n' blues moonlighting lessened his stature, died Thursday. He was 89. His manager Linda Petrikova said Previn passed away in his Manhattan home....

Billy Porter speaks on Oscars gown and social media hate

Feb. 26, 2019 7:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Porter, speaking to Vogue before he walked the Oscars red carpet, knew what he was in for among some social media users: "People are going to be really uncomfortable with my black ass in a ball gown, but it's not anybody's business but mine." The remark from the Tony-winning stage...