Latest Academy Awards News

'Roma,' 'Burning' among foreign language Oscar contenders

Dec. 17, 2018 7:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A number of Oscar hopefuls just got one step closer to a nomination with Monday's reveal of nine Academy Awards shortlists, including best foreign language film where Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Lee Chang-dong's thriller "Burning" are among nine films in consideration. The Academy of...

1947 best-picture Oscar sells for nearly $500,000 at auction

Dec. 14, 2018 10:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles. A best-picture Oscar for "Gentleman's Agreement," the 1947 film starring Gregory Peck that took on anti-Semitism, sold for $492,000. A...

'A Star Is Born' tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound

Dec. 12, 2018 2:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "A Star Is Born" led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble on Wednesday, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper's romantic revival as this year's Academy Awards front runner. In nominations announced in West Hollywood, Calif., the actors...

2018 Breakthrough: John David Washington, 'Black KkKlansman'

Dec. 11, 2018 4:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John David Washington comes from a strong acting lineage, but he has carved out his own identity as a powerful actor, earning a Golden Globe nomination and generating Oscar buzz for his standout role in Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman." In his first starring role, Washington played a black...

Nick Cannon sees irony in the way Oscars handled Kevin Hart

Dec. 11, 2018 2:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon isn't just defending his friend and fellow comedian Kevin Hart over the Oscars hosting controversy. He's also going after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself. Cannon was one of many cheering the decision to appoint Hart as host of the Feb. 24 telecast but then...

With Kevin Hart's downfall, hosting the Oscars got harder

Dec. 8, 2018 2:14 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The "most thankless job in town" just got even more difficult. The Oscars have a longstanding host problem, but Kevin Hart's swift downfall over old anti-gay tweets has led to bigger questions about the gig and the liability of social media histories. It's just the latest controversy for...

Kevin Hart quits as Oscars host over his anti-gay tweets

Dec. 7, 2018 1:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Thursday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he...

The Latest: Kevin Hart steps down as Oscars host

Dec. 7, 2018 5:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Academy Awards (all times local): 12:10 a.m. Kevin Hart says he has stepped down as Oscars host following an outcry over previous anti-gay tweets by the comedian. Hart posted on Twitter early Friday an apology to the LGBTQ community for his past words. He said he stepped...

Kevin Hart says he has stepped down as Oscars host following an outcry over previous anti-gay tweets by the comedian

Dec. 7, 2018 12:10 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Hart says he has stepped down as Oscars host following an outcry over previous anti-gay tweets by the comedian.

Dick Cheney biopic 'Vice' tops Golden Globes nominations

Dec. 6, 2018 2:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" staged an awards-season coup Thursday, landing a leading six nominations from the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards to narrowly edge more expected favorites like Bradley Cooper's tear-jerking revival "A Star Is Born," the interracial road-trip drama...