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Nadav Lapid's 'Synonyms' wins top prize at Berlin Film Fest

Feb. 16, 2019 3:57 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Israeli director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," a movie about a young Israeli man who uproots himself to France and is determined to put his homeland behind him, won the Berlin International Film Festival's top Golden Bear award on Saturday. A jury headed by French actress Juliette Binoche chose...

Director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms" wins Berlin Film Festival's top Golden Bear award

Feb. 16, 2019 2:26 PM EST
BERLIN (AP) — Director Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms" wins Berlin Film Festival's top Golden Bear award.

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

Feb. 16, 2019 12:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year's Oscar broadcast. All 24 categories will be shown...

Women filmmakers have record showing at Berlin Film Festival

Feb. 16, 2019 12:15 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The voice of the female filmmaker was louder than ever at this year's Berlin Film Festival, with seven out of the 16 films in the competition section helmed by women, and female directors from all corners of the globe featured prominently. Women directors represented 63 percent of the films...

Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, star of 'Downfall,' dies at 77

Feb. 16, 2019 9:30 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler cooped up in his Berlin bunker in "Downfall" and an angel in Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire," has died. He was 77. German news agency dpa reported that Ganz's management said Saturday he died in Zurich. Ganz, a prominent figure in the...

All Academy Awards categories will air live on Oscars telecast, reversing plan to give 4 honors during commercials

Feb. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All Academy Awards categories will air live on Oscars telecast, reversing plan to give 4 honors during commercials.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Feb. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Food aid for Venezuela being held in Colombian border town is...

10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Feb. 15, 2019 3:05 PM EST

Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by in...

Tichina Arnold finds a new sitcom home in 'The Neighborhood'

Feb. 15, 2019 2:41 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tichina Arnold knew as a tot she was meant to perform. "I told my mom at the age of 3, 'I want to sing.' And of course my mom being a mother, she said, 'Well, my baby wants to sing.' So they put me up on a chair," Arnold recalled. She's been honing her talent since, but credits more than...

Outtakes: Regina King on white lies, directing and '227'

Feb. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King — who is nominated for her first-ever Academy Award for her work in "If Beale Street Could Talk" — discusses sitting in the director's chair and following up on the promise she made to female filmmakers during her Golden Globes speech in outtakes from a recent...