Latest Academy Awards News

Stars, royalty and a 'Poppenheimer' showdown. Here's what to expect at Britain's BAFTA film awards

Feb. 17, 2024 07:02 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prepare for Poppenheimer. “Poor Things” and “Oppenheimer” are the leading contenders for the British Academy Film Awards, which will be handed out Sunday in front of an audience of filmmakers, movie stars and the heir to the British throne. ...

Everything you need to know about this year's Oscars

Feb. 16, 2024 10:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a winter barrage of award shows — the Emmys, the Golden Globes, the Grammys — the grandaddy of them all, the Academy Awards, are around the corner. The 96th Oscars may be a coronation for “Oppenheimer,” which comes in with a leading 13 nominations, though other...

Godzilla, Oscar newbie, stomps into the Academy Awards

Feb. 15, 2024 14:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Godzilla has been to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris, San Francisco, Boston, Moscow, London and Hawaii. But before now, he’s never been to the Oscars. When the Academy Awards roll around on March 10, Godzilla will stretch its scaly, reptilian legs down the Oscars red...

Sean Wang made a home movie. Now, he and his grandmothers are going to the Oscars

Feb. 15, 2024 07:27 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Wang’s two grandmothers live together. They read the newspaper together. They dance together. They sleep in the same bed and complain about each other’s farts. The older of the two, Yi Yan Fuei, is 96. The younger, Chang Li Hua, is 86. They’re in-laws but they act more...

Greta Gerwig, Ryan Gosling join fellow Oscar nominees for annual celebratory luncheon

Feb. 13, 2024 06:39 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The casts of “ Barbie ” and “ Oppenheimer ” gathered Monday at the annual Academy Award nominees luncheon alongside dozens of less famous and first-time Oscar hopefuls for handshakes, hugs, a huge group picture and instructions on nailing an acceptance speech....

Coming in 2026: The Oscars will add Academy Award for casting directors

Feb. 08, 2024 13:47 PM EST

Casting directors are some of the most important creatives in entertainment but have never been celebrated as such on Hollywood’s biggest night. Starting next year, however, that all changes. The Oscars will add a new award to recognize achievement in casting for films released in...

Movie Review: A village in Bhutan learns about democracy and teaches us, too, in ‘Monk and the Gun’

Feb. 07, 2024 12:36 PM EST

“Why are you teaching us to be so rude?” the elderly village woman asks a Bhutanese election official in “The Monk and the Gun.” It’s a question both poignant and biting, because the “teaching” this woman is resisting is something much of the outside world considers a...

Annette Bening honored as Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Feb. 06, 2024 20:49 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Annette Bening, a two-time Golden Globe winner who recently received her fifth Oscar nomination, was feted Tuesday with a raucous parade full of colorful costumes and drag performers as part of festivities honoring her as Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals...

Annette Bening named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Feb. 01, 2024 10:36 AM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Annette Bening, a two-time Golden Globe winner who recently received her fifth Oscar nomination, was named Thursday as the 2024 Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The Pudding is the oldest theatrical organization in the...

The Associated Press wins duPont-Columbia award for Ukraine war documentary '20 Days in Mariupol'

Jan. 25, 2024 22:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has won a prestigious broadcast journalism award for “20 Days in Mariupol,” its documentary on the war in Ukraine produced with PBS’ “Frontline.” The documentary was among 15 winners of the 2024 duPont-Columbia Awards announced at a...