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Holly Hunter suits up as US prosecutor in 'The Comey Rule'

Sep. 24, 2020 4:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Holly Hunter has been entrusted with playing an array of real-world women, from tennis great Billie Jean King to a cheerleading mom gone astray to her latest role, a federal prosecutor caught in the maw of politics. In Showtime’s “The Comey Rule,” the Oscar-winning...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, BAFTA Chair of the Film Committee Marc Samuelson poses for photographers next to actor Hayley Squires in London. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts promised to change after nominations for the 2020 awards were announced last January. No women were nominated as best director for the seventh year running, and all 20 nominees in the lead and supporting performer categories were white. “We said on the day, ‘We’re going to review everything,’” BAFTA film committee chairman Marc Samuelson said Thursday, Sept. 24. 2020 as the academy announced a slate of changes.  (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, file)

British Academy Film Awards change rules to boost diversity

Sep. 24, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s film academy is shaking up its membership and its awards voting rules in a review prompted by the glaring lack of diversity in the nominations. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts promised to change after contenders for the 2020 awards were announced last...

In this video grab captured on Sept. 20, 2020, courtesy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and ABC Entertainment, Jesse Armstrong, center, and the team from

The Latest: 'Succession' swipes the crown for best TV drama

Sep. 21, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from the Emmy Awards (all times PDT): 8 p.m. “Succession” has taken its turn at the top. The HBO series won best television drama series at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night for its second season. It was the fourth Emmy of the night for...

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Chloé Zhao’s 'Nomadland' wins TIFF People's Choice Award

Sep. 20, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

After picking up Venice's Golden Lion award, Chloé Zhao’s “ Nomadland " has won another prestigious honor: The Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award. No film has ever won both. TIFF programmers announced the winners Sunday. Zhao's film features Frances McDormand as a...

Verdict against young artists in Sudan stirs controversy

Sep. 20, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese court's decision to send five young artists to prison has stirred controversy both in Sudan and abroad, with activists and rights groups calling for judicial reforms following last year's pro-democracy uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. The artists —...

In this video grab issued Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 by The Television Academy, an apology is issued after the winner of the award for outstanding guest actor in a drama series was incorrectly announced during the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards. (The Television Academy via AP)

Oops, says Emmy: 'This Is Us' actor gets award after mix-up

Sep. 20, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a virtual Emmys version of the wrong-winner Oscars gaffe, Ron Cephas Jones’ guest actor award for “This Is Us” was announced for another nominee, Jason Bateman. The error occurred during Saturday's online creative arts Emmys, precursor to Sunday's main ceremony...

FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo,

'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

Sep. 18, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77. Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama, said in a message on social media that Groom had died in that...

FILE - In this April 29, 2016, file photo,

'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

Sep. 17, 2020 11:24 PM EDT

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77. Mayor Karin Wilson of Fairhope, Alabama, said in a message on social media that Groom had died in that...

Chloe Zhao attends the Telluride from Los Angeles drive-in screening of

With quiet humanity, Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' makes noise

Sep. 16, 2020 9:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s it like to be an international film festival sensation without hardly leaving your home? Like most things during the pandemic, it’s surreal. Except for trips to the editing room, director Chloe Zhao has mostly stayed at the Ojai, California, home she shares with three...

FILE _ In this Feb. 9, 2020 file photo, Regina King arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif.  King is receiving awards season buzz for her new film

Regina King introduces 'One Night in Miami' to Oscars race

Sep. 12, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With the smell of wildfire smoke seeping into her Los Angeles home, Regina King was getting ready for the premiere of her feature film directorial debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Oscar-winning actor, who sat in the director’s chair for “One Night in...