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No more streaming-only debuts for Oscar hopefuls

May. 18, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

The Oscars are getting back to normal, eligibility-wise. After two years of pandemic-related adjustments, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once again have to launch their films in movie theaters. Qualifying films are allowed to...

Zelenskyy opens Cannes Film Festival, links war and cinema

May. 17, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — The 75th Cannes Film Festival kicked off Tuesday with an eye turned to Russia's war in Ukraine and a live satellite video address from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who called on a new generation of filmmakers to confront dictators as Charlie Chaplin satirized...

Actor Fred Ward, of 'Tremors,' 'The Right Stuff' fame, dies

May. 13, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as “The Right Stuff,” “The Player” and “Tremors,” has died. He was 79. Ward died Sunday, his publicist Ron Hofmann said Friday. No cause or place of death was...

Academy Awards set 2023 Oscars for March 12

May. 13, 2022 21:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year's Academy Awards will take place March 12, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Friday. The date for the 95th Academy Awards moves the show up slightly from this year, when they where held unusually late on March 27, partly due to...

'Succession' star glues hand to Starbucks counter in protest

May. 10, 2022 15:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor and activist James Cromwell has gone from “Succession’s” Uncle Ewan to real-life supergluin’ — pasting his hand to a midtown Manhattan Starbucks counter on Tuesday to protest the coffee chain’s extra charge for plant-based milk. The 82-year-old...

Emma Stone finds relief in grim Greek silent movie

May. 05, 2022 11:34 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — For Emma Stone, acting in “Bleat,” a Greek silent movie with surreal and disturbing scenes of sex, death, and resurrection, was a professional challenge and a relief. Playing a young widow in the 30-minute, black-and-white film, Stone said she welcomed rejoining Greek...

Film and stage star Ariana DeBose to host the Tony Awards

May. 04, 2022 11:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Ariana DeBose will host this year's Tony Awards. The “West Side Story” star will lead the presentation June 12 at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall live on CBS and on Paramount+ starting at 8 p.m. ET/5...

'Titane' actor Vincent Lindon to lead Cannes jury

Apr. 26, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

A year after starring in the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner “Titane,” French actor Vincent Lindon will preside over the jury deciding the top prize at this year's festival. The Cannes Film Festival announced Tuesday that Lindon will be jury president at next month's...

Female artists dominate the Venice Biennale for 1st time

Apr. 25, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — For the first time in the 127-year history of the Venice Biennale, the world’s oldest and most important contemporary art fair features a majority of female and gender non-conforming artists, under the curatorial direction of Cecilia Alemani. The result is a...

Fred Hampton childhood home gets historical landmark status

Apr. 20, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

MAYWOOD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois childhood home of Fred Hampton, an iconic Black Panther Party leader who was shot and killed during a 1969 police raid of his Chicago apartment, has been designated a historical landmark. In a news release, organizers of the Save The Hampton House...