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Jamie Foxx arrives at the 26th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

Jamie Foxx, Jordan Peele among honorees at AAFCA awards

Jan. 23, 2020 5:44 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamie Foxx has won a plethora of major awards including an Oscar and Grammy. But after the African American Film Critics Association recognized him Wednesday night, the actor-singer called its honor just as special. Foxx along with Eddie Murphy and Jordan Peele were among some of the...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse after a second day of jury selection for his trial on rape and sexual assault charges, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

From #MeToo to trial: A look at the fall of Harvey Weinstein

Jan. 22, 2020 4:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — As Harvey Weinstein goes through his New York trial on rape and sexual assault charges, here's a look at the movie mogul's past and his multiple legal fights. A HOLLYWOOD KINGMAKER: For decades, Weinstein was among the most powerful men in film. Born in Queens, New York, the son of a jewel...

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At Sundance, an annual rebirth for American movies

Jan. 21, 2020 6:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sundance Film Festival, coming at the start of a new movie calendar, is an annual rite of renewal. New movies. New filmmakers. New voices. And that feels especially welcome this year. Sundance always rolls around just as the worst movies are being dumped in theaters ( see:...

FILE - This Feb. 24, 2019 file photo shows Oscar winners, from left, Rami Malek, for best performance by an actor in a leading role for

Oscar presenters to include Colman, Malek, King and Ali

Jan. 21, 2020 2:21 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The winners of last year’s acting Academy Awards will return to the Oscar stage next month to present the coveted statuettes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday that Olivia Colman, Rami Malek, Regina King and Mahershala Ali will present during the...

Park So-dam, from left, Lee Sun Gyun, Choi Woo-shik, Lee Jeong-eun and Kang-Ho Song accept the award for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture for

'Parasite' wins at SAG Awards, so do Pitt and Aniston

Jan. 19, 2020 11:20 PM EST

“Parasite” has officially infected Hollywood's award season. Bong Joon Ho’s Korean class satire became the first foreign language film to take top honors from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, setting itself up as a legitimate best picture contender to the front-runner “1917”...

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'Bad Boys for Life' debuts so good with box office top spot

Jan. 19, 2020 2:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two "Bad Boys” were too good for one “Dolittle” at the box office. “Bad Boys for Life” starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence brought in $59 million in the U.S. and Canada to score a No. 1 debut entering the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. The...

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Dean-Charles Chapman, left, director Sam Mendes, center, and George MacKay on the set of

'1917' takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards

Jan. 19, 2020 1:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Producers Guild Awards are a true predictor of the Oscars' best film category, then the World War I film “1917” is poised to come away with the top honor in a few weeks. The Sam Mendes film won the award for theatrical motion picture at the untelevised ceremony...

FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo, Al Pacino speaks at the

Pacino, De Niro among Producers Guild Awards presenters

Jan. 17, 2020 4:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Al Pacino, Robert De Niro and Melissa McCarthy are among the presenters for Saturday’s Producers Guild of America Awards. The guild announced Friday that other presenters include Jane Fonda, Taika Waititi, Laura Dern, Constance Wu and Kaitlyn Dever. The show will also for the...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, Actress Meryl Streep poses for photographers upon arrival at the 'Mary Poppins Returns' premiere in central London.  Apple TV Plus said Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, Streep will join Chris O’Dowd, Jacob Tremblay and Ruth Negga to give life to Oliver Jeffers' picture book “Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth.

Meryl Streep to lend her voice to Apple animated short film

Jan. 17, 2020 11:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep is getting animated: The Oscar-winner will lend her voice to a short illustrated film celebrating the Earth. Apple TV Plus said Friday Streep will join Chris O’Dowd, Jacob Tremblay and Ruth Negga to give life to Oliver Jeffers' picture book “Here We Are: Notes for...

FILE - This May 22, 2018 file photo shows Stephen King at the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. King, a member of the  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, says he cares only about “quality,

Stephen King criticized for comments on diversity

Jan. 15, 2020 7:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen King says he cares only about “quality," not “diversity” when deciding on awards. Some are asking why he thinks the two must be different. “I would never consider diversity in matters of art. Only quality,” King tweeted this week. “It seems...