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Making Oscar history, 'Parasite' wins best picture

Feb. 10, 2020 6:26 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a milestone win that instantly expanded the Oscars' horizons, Bong Joon Ho's masterfully devious class satire “Parasite” became the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. “Parasite” took...

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'Birds of Prey' flies low on Oscars weekend with tepid debut

Feb. 9, 2020 2:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Birds of Prey,” the DC Comics' Harley Quinn spinoff, made a tepid debut in theaters over the weekend, opening in No. 1 but below expectations with $33.3 million domestically, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of...

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Oscar Predictions: Can 'Parasite' upset '1917'?

Feb. 5, 2020 4:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ahead of Sunday’s 92nd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writer Jake Coyle shares his predictions for a ceremony with a lot of locks but the potential for a few surprises. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: “Ford v Ferrari,” “The Irishman,” “Jojo...

USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

Jan. 23, 2020 2:06 PM EST

1. “Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual” by Jocko Willink (St. Martin's Press) 2. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens (G. P. Putnam's Sons) 3. “Sweep with Me” by Ilona Andrews (NYLA) 4. “Dog Man: Fetch-22” by Dav Pilkey (Graphix) 5....

USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

Jan. 16, 2020 1:02 PM EST

1. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens 2. “Moral Compass” by Danielle Steel (Dell) 3. “Dog Man: Fetch-22” by Dav Pilkey (Graphix) 4. “The Last Wish” by Andrzej Sapkowski (Orbit) 5. “Dear Edward” by Ann Napolitano (Dial Press) 6....

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‘Joker’ leads Oscar noms; ‘1917,’ ‘Irishman’ close behind

Jan. 13, 2020 6:46 PM EST

Female filmmakers were shut out, “Parasite” made history and “Joker” edged out “The Irishman," “1917” and “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” in Monday's Oscar nominations. Todd Phillips’ R-rated superhero smash “Joker” topped all...

USA TODAY BEST-SELLERS

Jan. 9, 2020 1:48 PM EST

1. “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens 2. “Dog Man: Fetch-22” by Dav Pilkey (Graphix) 3. “The Defined Dish” by Alex Snodgrass (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) 4. “The Last Wish” by Andrzej Sapkowski (Orbit) 5. "The Guardians" by John Grisham (Doubleday) 6....

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'Joker,' 'Parasite,' '1917,' 'Little Women' land WGA noms

Jan. 6, 2020 2:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam Mendes' World War I tale “1917” followed up its big night at the Golden Globes with a nomination for best screenplay from the Writers Guild on Monday. Alongside “1917,” the writers guild nominated for best original screenplay the scripts to...

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2020 box office starts off with 'Star Wars' still on top

Jan. 5, 2020 5:24 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The box office in 2020 started off where last year left off: with “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker" still on top. After a historic year, the Walt Disney Co. opened the new year approaching one milestone and surpassing another. With $33.7 million over its third weekend in U.S. and...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Jan. 3, 2020 2:33 PM EST

Best-Selling Books Week Ended December 28th HARDCOVER FICTION 1. ‘’The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse,'' Charlie Mackesy (Harperone) 2. ‘’The Guardians,'' John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. ‘’Strange Planet, "'Nathan W. Pyle (Morrow Gift) 4. ‘’Criss...