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Greta Gerwig snubbed for best director and other Oscar nominations surprises

Jan. 23, 2024 17:41 PM EST

Cue all the “did ‘Barbie’ direct itself” snark. But Greta Gerwig not being among the five best director nominees for this year’s Oscars is one of the biggest shocks in recent memory. Here are some other major “snubs” and “surprises” from Oscar nomination morning. ...

Woman charged with killing Hollywood consultant Michael Latt pleads not guilty

Jan. 22, 2024 22:29 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman charged with killing a high-profile marketing consultant and social justice advocate in film pleaded not guilty Monday. Jameelah Elena Michl, 36, entered the plea in Los Angeles Superior Court to charges of murder and burglary, with additional...

In 'Origin,' Ava DuVernay and Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor seek the roots of racism

Jan. 22, 2024 21:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ava DuVernay kept hearing she had to read “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents.” She had Isabel Wilkerson’s book in galleys before it was published in 2020. Oprah Winfrey kept telling her to read it. But she put it off. It seemed an imposing read. Copies kept proliferating...