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New this week: 'Stowaway,' 'Rutherford Falls' and the Oscars

Apr. 19, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — The Oscars are Sunday and if you're looking to catch up on the nominees, most...

2 documentaries up for Oscars tell stories of nonagenarians

Apr. 16, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

The Oscar isn’t the only one celebrating its 93rd trip around the sun at the Academy Awards ceremony this year. The shorts category features two documentaries, “ A Concerto is a Conversation ” and “ Colette,” about fellow nonagenarians who have led extraordinary and extraordinarily...

Viola Davis is named Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Apr. 16, 2021 12:29 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Viola Davis was named Woman of the Year on Friday by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. “Viola has inspired our company with her incredible grit and determination, and we cannot wait to celebrate her successes, strong character...

The pandemic has upended the Oscars. Good, producers say

Apr. 16, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ninety seconds. That’s how quickly Steven Soderbergh believes the Academy Awards will convince viewers that this year’s telecast is different. The concept for the show, which Soderbergh is producing with Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins, is to treat the...

Oscar-nominated Romanian film reveals health care failings

Apr. 16, 2021 07:23 AM EDT

BUCHAREST (AP) — Seeing the day that her life changed forever played out on a big screen was an emotional moment for Tedy Ursuleanu. “I watched the film for the first time in this cinema," the 34-year-old told The Associated Press in an interview at Bucharest’s...

12-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren hopes for 'awesome' win

Apr. 15, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a dozen and more reasons, Diane Warren would be overjoyed to win a best original song Oscar for her work in “The Life Ahead” starring Sophia Loren. A trophy for the Italian-language film's song, “Io Si (Seen),” would be Warren’s first...

Venice Film gives lifetime achievement to Roberto Benigni

Apr. 15, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Venice Film Festival said Thursday it will give its lifetime achievement award this year to Oscar-winning director and actor Roberto Benigni. The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement is to be awarded at the 78th edition of the world’s oldest film...

Disabled nominees hope their Oscar moment becomes a movement

Apr. 15, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right down to its production design, the Oscars have not always felt like the most welcoming place for people with disabilities. “I’ve always seen that stage with its stairs as a symbol that they don’t expect people who had mobility issues to be...

Review: An intimate, wordless portrait of a pig in 'Gunda'

Apr. 14, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

The barnyard setting of “Gunda” could hardly be more familiar, but in Russian director Victor Kossakovsky's documentary, a pigsty is rendered an almost alien landscape. Kossakovsky's film is shot in textured black and white and his cameras are often situated,...

The gonzo art of writing for 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'

Apr. 14, 2021 11:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Screenplay writing, usually a fairly solitary, uneventful process, is more of a full-contact sport for a movie like “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” Work for the nine Oscar-nominated writers of the “Borat” sequel began conventionally enough....