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The Associated Press picks the top moments on TV from 2019

Dec. 10, 2019 2:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Many have noticed how fragmented our TV viewing is, with multiple competing streaming services and dozens of channels pulling us in different directions. But the year also saw some jaw-dropping moments that found huge audiences, whether it was a royal interview or a viral alien. The...

Led by 'Marriage Story,' Netflix dominates Golden Globe noms

Dec. 9, 2019 3:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Netflix wave swept over the 77th Golden Globe nominations, where the streaming company dominated with 34 total nominations, including four films up for best picture and four series nominated for the top television awards. Noah Baumbach's divorce drama “Marriage Story” led...

Broadcast TV shut out of Globe nods, Netflix edges HBO

Dec. 9, 2019 2:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globe TV nominations were most striking not for what they included, but what they didn't: The traditional broadcast networks were completely shut out in all 55 nominations. It was a crowning moment for Netflix, and not just for the jeweled one on Queen Elizabeth's head. The...

Golden snubs and surprises, including little 'Cats' love

Dec. 9, 2019 10:42 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some Golden Globe nominations seemed like locks: Joaquin Phoenix, Tom Hanks, Adam Driver and Eddie Murphy. But others were shocks, like Lupita Nyong'o not getting a nomination for “Us.” Other notable snubs and surprises: MEN ONLY Only men made the best director category: Bong...

How Mississippi scholarship winner navigates culture shock

Dec. 8, 2019 12:01 AM EST

As she weaves her way through the 209-acre campus, filled with red-brick buildings, iron fences and the 25 historic gates that rim Harvard Yard, Shakira Hall walks up two small sets of stairs. With a sign to the left above her head that reads "Ask What You Can Do," Hall enters through the double doors of the...

The AP names 'Surviving R. Kelly' top TV show of 2019

Dec. 6, 2019 2:14 PM EST

1. "Surviving R. Kelly," Lifetime. No other series made the kind of real world impact that this one did. Allegations of sexual abuse against minors followed R. Kelly for years: The superstar was even acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008. But it wasn't until after the airing of Lifetime's six-part...

‘Marriage Story’ dominates Gotham Awards with 4 wins

Dec. 3, 2019 12:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” was the resounding winner at the IFP Gotham Awards, taking four awards including best feature at the annual New York awards-season kickoff. By the end of the night on Monday, Baumbach, having long ago exhausted his one prepared speech,...

Octavia Spencer to receive honor from Producers Guild

Nov. 8, 2019 1:17 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Producers Guild of America will honor Octavia Spencer for her work behind-the-camera at its 2020 awards show. Spencer, who was among the producers of last year's best picture Oscar winner "Green Book," will receive the Visionary Award at the Producers Guild Awards on Jan. 18. The...