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The Latest: '1917' wins best drama film Golden Globe award

Jan. 9, 2020 2:18 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on on the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring achievements in television and film and being presented Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The Golden Globe for drama best picture goes to...

Weinstein charged with sex crimes in LA on eve of NY trial

Jan. 6, 2020 7:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors charged Harvey Weinstein on Monday with sexually assaulting two women on successive nights during Oscars week in 2013, bringing the new case against the disgraced Hollywood mogul on the eve of jury selection for his New York trial. The case, brought by a task...

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'1917,' 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood' win Golden Globes

Jan. 6, 2020 6:58 AM EST

The 77th Golden Globes were meant to be a coronation for Netflix. Instead, a pair of big-screen epics took top honors Sunday, as Sam Mendes’ technically dazzling World War I tale “1917” won best picture, drama, and Quentin Tarantino’s radiant Los Angeles fable “Once Upon a...

FILE - In this July 9, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives for a pre-trial hearing in New York. Weinstein's trial begins Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, more than two years after a torrent of women began accusing him of misconduct. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Weinstein's reckoning: Trial looms 2 years after #MeToo wave

Jan. 5, 2020 7:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two years after a wave of sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein ushered in the #MeToo movement, the disgraced movie mogul faces another reckoning: a criminal trial that could him put him behind bars for the rest of his life. Jury selection is scheduled to start...

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Study finds 2019 was a ‘banner year’ for female filmmakers

Jan. 2, 2020 4:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Lulu Wang, Lorene Scafaria, Melina Matsoukas and Greta Gerwig led Hollywood to a record year for women in the director’s chair. In 2019, women directed more of the most popular movies than any year before. Women directed 12 of 2019’s top 100-grossing films in 2019, according...

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In 2019, the box office belonged to Disney

Dec. 31, 2019 11:42 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Every movie year offers up a parade of hits and flops. But in 2019, no winner was in the same galaxy as the Walt Disney Co. And the biggest loser might have been anyone less thrilled about the box-office domination of franchise films. When the year closes out Tuesday, the top 10 films in...

FILE - This Dec. 6, 2019 file photo shows Harvey Weinstein, center, leaving court following a bail hearing in New York. A former model who accused Weinstein last year of sexually abusing her when she was 16 filed a new lawsuit against him Thursday, Dec. 19, saying she didn't want to be included in a proposed global settlement that would split $25 million among various accusers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing 8 cases against Weinstein

Dec. 26, 2019 4:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in Los Angeles are reviewing eight cases accusing disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault, an official said Thursday. The Los Angeles and Beverly Hills police departments each brought four investigations to prosecutors, according to Ricardo Santiago, a...

Georgia jury awards $8.6M in 'Walking Dead' stuntman's death

Dec. 19, 2019 10:16 PM EST

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia jury has awarded $8.6 million to the family of a stuntman killed during the production of a “Walking Dead” episode in 2017. The Daily Report reports the verdict Thursday comes after a weeklong trial before Gwinnett County State Court Judge Emily Brantley....

FILE - This Dec. 6, 2019 file photo shows Harvey Weinstein, center, leaving court following a bail hearing in New York. A former model who accused Weinstein last year of sexually abusing her when she was 16 filed a new lawsuit against him Thursday, Dec. 19, saying she didn't want to be included in a proposed global settlement that would split $25 million among various accusers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Ex-model sues Weinstein, renewing allegations of abuse at 16

Dec. 19, 2019 6:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former model who accused Harvey Weinstein last year of sexually abusing her when she was 16 years old filed a new lawsuit against him Thursday, saying she didn't want to be included in a proposed global settlement that would split $25 million among various accusers. Kaja Sokola, who...

FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, file photo, Harvey Weinstein, center, leaves court following a bail hearing in New York. A lawyer for the Weinstein companies said Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019,  that 98 percent of creditors are joining a tentative settlement that includes $25 million for over two dozen actresses and former Weinstein employees who claim they were sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Weinstein: Sex assault charges have made me 'forgotten man'

Dec. 16, 2019 12:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein defended himself as a pioneer in advancing the careers of women in the film industry in the wake of scores of sexual misconduct allegations that launched the #MeToo movement. “I feel like the forgotten man,’’ Weinstein said in an interview published...