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AP wins the best-documentary prize at the BAFTA awards for Ukraine film '20 Days in Mariupol'

Feb. 19, 2024 06:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Associated Press won the best documentary prize at the British Academy Film Awards for Ukraine war documentary “20 Days in Mariupol,” produced with PBS’ “Frontline.” Filmmaker Mstyslav Chernov admitted the accolade made him feel conflicted. ...

What to stream this weekend: 'Young Sheldon,' Amy Schumer, 'Oppenheimer' and lots and lots of JLo

Feb. 16, 2024 11:42 AM EST

Christopher Nolan's “Oppenheimer” arriving on Peacock and a documentary and album from Jennifer Lopez are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’...

Elton John and Bernie Taupin to receive the 2024 Gershwin Prize for pop music

Jan. 30, 2024 07:38 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The songwriters who gave us “Your Song,” “Tiny Dancer” and “Rocket Man” will add to their stuffed awards shelf later this year when Elton John and Bernie Taupin are awarded the Gershwin Prize. The Library of Congress said Tuesday that...

N. Scott Momaday, Pulitzer Prize winner and giant of Native American literature, dead at 89

Jan. 29, 2024 15:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — N. Scott Momaday, a Pulitzer Prize-winning storyteller, poet, educator and folklorist whose debut novel "House Made of Dawn" is widely credited as the starting point for contemporary Native American literature, has died. He was 89. Momaday died Wednesday at his home...

How (and where) to watch Oscar-nominated films online

Jan. 29, 2024 08:28 AM EST

The winner in the Oscar nominations race Tuesday after a bruising year for the film industry was “Oppenheimer” with 13 nods, followed by the otherworldly “Poor Things” with 11 and the period epic “Killers of the Flower Moon” with 10. 2023 was marred by strikes and work...

Oscar nomination for '20 Days in Mariupol,' AP's first, comes as bombs fall on filmmaker's hometown

Jan. 23, 2024 23:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “20 Days in Mariupol,” Mstyslav Chernov’s harrowing chronicle of the besieged Ukrainian city and the international journalists who remained there after Russia's invasion, has been nominated for best documentary at the Academy Awards, handing The Associated Press its first...

'Oppenheimer' dominates Oscar nominations, Gerwig passed over for best director

Jan. 23, 2024 17:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a tumultuous movie year marked by strikes and work stoppages, the Academy Awards showered nominations Tuesday on Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster biopic, “Oppenheimer,” which came away with a leading 13 nominations. Nolan’s three-hour opus, viewed as...

What's streaming now: Bradley Cooper conducts, Lidia Bastianich cooks and Percy Jackson quests

Dec. 22, 2023 00:02 AM EST

A new Percy Jackson series and a PBS special hosted by cookbook author and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich are some of the new television, movies and music headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’...

Alice in Wonderland stage play from Chicago fuses circus elements for new PBS broadcast

Dec. 14, 2023 11:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The first indication that you're not seeing a run-of-the-mill stage production of Alice in Wonderland is when the White Rabbit appears suspended 30 feet over the stage and does a somersault through a hoop. So begins one of the most innovative and thrilling...

Inaugural Jazz Music Awards will be broadcast on PBS and PBS Passport with host Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dec. 12, 2023 07:01 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are country award shows and hip-hop award ones, Latin Grammys and beyond — so why hasn't there been a televised jazz music award show to look forward to every year? That changes on Jan. 1 when the inaugural Jazz Music Awards hits PBS member station...