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'Roma' actresses drew on personal lives for inspiration

Jan. 11, 2019 1:18 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Playing Cleo in director Alfonso Cuaron's Spanish-language film "Roma " was for Yalitza Aparicio much more than putting herself in the shoes of another woman. For the lead actress of Mixtec origin praised for her moving portrayal of a domestic worker, it was personal: that was her...

'The Favourite' leads race for British Academy Film Awards

Jan. 9, 2019 12:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Wickedly funny royal comedy-drama "The Favourite" lived up to its name Wednesday, leading the race for the British Academy Film Awards. Yorgos Lanthimos' film received 12 nominations for the U.K. equivalent of the Oscars, including best film, best director and best actress, for Olivia Colman....

Off-camera at the Globes with Roberts, Ali, Theron

Jan. 7, 2019 12:09 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It's not only who wins or loses at the Golden Globes, but how stars occupy themselves during the three-hour-plus ceremony and manage to navigate a packed ballroom. Here's a glimpse at what happened off-camera during Sunday's awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. ___ ALI'S MOMENT...

Music films and Lady Gaga shine at Golden Globes

Jan. 7, 2019 1:14 AM EST

Portrayals of real-life musicians dominated at the 2019 Golden Globes as "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Green Book" won top honors, while the films' stars also picked up awards for their acclaimed performances. "Bohemian Rhapsody," about the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, bested another movie surrounded by music,...

Teary Glenn Close, cheeky Olivia Colman take acting awards

Jan. 7, 2019 12:52 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Glenn Close couldn't help but think of her mother at Sunday's Golden Globes when she won best actress in a film drama for playing a woman forced into the shadows by her husband's success in "The Wife." Through tears, Close noted her mother's similarities with her character in...

Hollywood kicks off 2019 awards season in Palm Springs

Jan. 4, 2019 10:46 AM EST

PALM SPRINGS, California (AP) — Bradley Cooper, Spike Lee, Olivia Colman and other Oscar contenders kicked off Hollywood's 2019 awards season with an emotional trip to the desert city of Palm Springs. The Palm Springs International Film Festival gala was a familiar setting for Cooper, who received director...

The biggest hits and misses in Hollywood's 2018

Dec. 20, 2018 4:11 PM EST

A look at the biggest box-office hits and flops of 2018: HIT: "Black Panther": On a budget of $210 million, Ryan Coogler's superhero film — the first to feature a predominantly black cast — grossed more than $700 million domestically (third highest all-time, not accounting for inflation) and $1.3...

'Burning,' 'Cold War' top AP's best films of 2018

Dec. 17, 2018 1:14 PM EST

Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr name their choices for the best films of 2018. JAKE COYLE 1. "Burning": It was, for sure, an extraordinary movie year. Little to nothing separates my favorite 10 films, or, for that matter, my top 20 or 30. Many of the year's best were found overseas, and...

'A Star Is Born' tops SAG Awards nominations, snubs abound

Dec. 12, 2018 2:43 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "A Star Is Born" led nominations for the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nods including best ensemble on Wednesday, firmly establishing Bradley Cooper's romantic revival as this year's Academy Awards front runner. In nominations announced in West Hollywood, Calif., the actors...

List of nominees for 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Dec. 12, 2018 10:44 AM EST

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A list of the nominees for the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California: MOVIES Actor: Christian Bale, "Vice"; Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born"; Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"; Viggo Mortensen, "Green Book"; John David...