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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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'Parasite' director Bong Joon Ho wins best director Oscar

Feb. 10, 2020 1:42 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer-director Bong Joon Ho made Oscar history Sunday night, capturing Oscars for best director and best international feature with his dark comic thriller, “Parasite,” the first South Korean film to win an Academy Award in any category. In capturing the best director...

The Latest: ‘Parasite’ wins best picture Academy Award

Feb. 9, 2020 11:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 92nd Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre (all times local): __ 8:30 p.m. “Parasite” has won the best picture Academy Award, making history as the first foreign language film to win the ceremony's top honor. Bong Joon...

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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...

A worker walks along the red carpet during preparations for Sunday's red carpet arrivals at the 92nd Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Hanks, Fonda and more stars amuse at Oscars rehearsals

Feb. 8, 2020 11:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell are standing on the Oscars stage performing some hilarious material for a few dozen people who are in stitches watching the two comedians. No, the entirety of Hollywood didn’t flake on the 92nd Academy Awards or get stuck in some horrendous...

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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...

From left, Callum McDougall, Pippa Harris, Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairms and Jayne-Anne Tengren, winners of the Outstanding British Film, pose backstage at the Bafta Film Awards, in central London, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Winners of the 2020 British Academy Film Awards

Feb. 2, 2020 8:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Winners of the 2020 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday: Film -- “1917” British Film -- “1917” Director -- Sam Mendes, “1917” Actor -- Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” Actress -- Renee Zellweger, “Judy” Supporting Actor...

Director Sam Mendes poses with the Best Director award for 1917, backstage at the Bafta Film Awards, in central London, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP)

Best picture '1917' is big winner at British Academy Awards

Feb. 2, 2020 6:29 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Gut-wrenching World War I epic “1917” was the big winner at Sunday’s British Academy Film Awards, winning seven prizes including best picture and best director. Sam Mendes’ drama about one of the most devastating conflicts in British history bested hotly tipped...

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'Bad Boys' tops box office for third straight week

Feb. 2, 2020 2:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Bad Boys of Life” went for a three-peat at the box office during Super Bowl weekend. The Sony Pictures’ film starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence brought in $17.6 million to claim the No. 1 spot for the third straight week. The studio said the third installment...

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'Bad Boys,' '1917' best 'The Gentleman' at box office

Jan. 26, 2020 12:25 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “Boys” trumped “Gentlemen” in movie theaters over the weekend as Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s “Bad Boys for Life” easily remained the top ticket seller over newcomer “The Gentlemen.” The third “Bad Boys”...