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Why everyone's debating Riseborough's best actress Oscar nod

Jan. 30, 2023 23:07 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing — not Tom Cruise's snub nor Austin Butler's lingering Elvis Presley inflections — has caused quite as much a stir around this year's Oscars as the best-actress nomination for British actress Andrea Riseborough. Riseborough was unexpectedly nominated for...

Gregory Allen Howard, who wrote 'Remember the Titans,' dies

Jan. 30, 2023 13:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard, who skillfully adapted stories of historical Black figures in “Remember the Titans” starring Denzel Washington, “Ali” with Will Smith and “Harriet” with Cynthia Erivo, has died. He was 70. Howard died Friday at a...

Brooke Shields examines her life, fame in doc ‘Pretty Baby’

Jan. 20, 2023 23:52 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Brooke Shields reveals that she was the victim of a sexual assault in a new documentary about her life that premiered Friday afternoon at the Sundance Film Festival. She doesn’t name the man who she said raped her, but she described the circumstances: It took place soon...

Better call Bob Odenkirk Hasty Pudding's Man of the Year

Jan. 19, 2023 15:12 PM EST

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Award-winning actor, writer and bestselling author Bob Odenkirk, perhaps best known as shady lawyer Saul Goodman on “Breaking Bad" and “Better Call Saul,” was named 2023 Man of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals on Thursday. ...

'All Quiet on the Western Front' leads race for BAFTA awards

Jan. 19, 2023 12:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Visceral German-language war drama “All Quiet on the Western Front” got a field-leading 14 nominations on Thursday for the British Academy Film Awards, with genre-bending comedies “The Banshees of Inisherin“ and “Everything Everywhere All at Once” each nominated in 10...

SAG Awards nominate 'Banshees,' 'Everything' and Zendaya

Jan. 11, 2023 13:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In nominations to its 29th annual awards, the Screen Actors Guild heaped honors on the casts of the anarchic indie hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once" and the Irish tragicomedy “The Banshees of Inisherin,” while throwing some curve balls into the Oscar race. ...

Speech groups criticize Florida school for scrapping play

Jan. 11, 2023 13:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Free speech groups have condemned the abrupt cancellation by Florida administrators of a high school student production of Paula Vogel’s play “Indecent,” which explores a flashpoint in Jewish and queer theatrical history. The National Coalition Against...

List of nominees for the 2023 SAG Awards

Jan. 11, 2023 12:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nominations for the 29th annual Screen Actor Guild Awards, which will be handed out on Feb. 26 in Los Angeles and shown live on Netflix: FILM Ensemble: “Babylon”; “The Banshees of Inisherin”; “Everything Everywhere All at Once”; “The...

A lion roars on Broadway as box office hauls reveal winners

Jan. 04, 2023 17:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It was feast or famine at the Broadway box office as 2022 wound down, with eye-popping revenue for popular shows — including a staggering new Broadway record for “The Lion King” — not lifting all strugglers. Twenty-one of the 33 shows available broke the $1...

Tony Award-winner, Chicago stage champion Frank Galati dies

Jan. 03, 2023 16:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Galati, an actor, director, teacher and adapter who was a pivotal figure in Chicago's theater community and a two-time Tony Award winner, died Monday, according to Steppenwolf Theatre. He was 79. Galati won twin Tonys in 1990 — best play and best director...