Latest Yalitza Aparicio News

Native Americans say movement to end 'redface' is slow

Mar. 17, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — John Little can hardly go a week without a reminder that he and other Native Americans often are viewed as relics of the past: the Indian maiden on the butter container at the grocery store, the kids' teepees sold at popular retailers and the sports fans with their faces painted...

The Latest: Rami Malek falls, but recovers, after Oscar win

Mar. 13, 2019 2:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 91st Academy Awards, which are being presented Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Rami Malek may have had a brief fall from the heights of his best-actor Oscar victory for "Bohemian Rhapsody" but he recovered in time to visit...

Televisa draws heat for 'brownface' Yalitza Aparicio parody

Mar. 4, 2019 6:40 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A television personality for the Mexican-based Televisa network is facing strong criticism after dressing up in "brownface" and wearing a prosthetic nose to make fun of indigenous Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio. Televisa's Yeka Rosales recently posted photos and videos of herself...

Dolores Huerta: I'm in 'awe' of Aparicio, Ocasio-Cortez

Feb. 28, 2019 11:09 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Civil rights leader Dolores Huerta says she's in "awe" of Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio and freshman Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez because of conversations they are sparking in the U.S. The 88-year-old advocate told The Associated Press on Wednesday she's...

Oscar moments: Record night for women; Wakanda makes history

Feb. 25, 2019 9:59 AM EST

Spike Lee bounding into the arms of Samuel L. Jackson, and trading shout-outs to Brooklyn (and hats!) with Barbra Streisand. A weeping Lady Gaga in her elegant up-do, extolling the virtues of hard work. A stunned Olivia Colman and her delightfully daft acceptance speech. Historic breakthroughs for winners of...

Oscar winners and losers party with champagne and statuettes

Feb. 25, 2019 7:32 AM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oscar night's epic Vanity Fair party is a black-tie affair but also a lose-the-black tie affair, a place where stars can unbutton their shirts — or in some cases lose them entirely — kick off their high heels and celebrate the end of a long awards season by...

Cuaron's 'Roma' gives Mexico 1st foreign language film Oscar

Feb. 25, 2019 1:15 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Roma," the touching black-and-white portrait of a domestic worker and the middle-class family she cares for in 1970s Mexico City, won the Oscar for best foreign language film Sunday, giving Mexico its long-sought first win in that category. Director Alfonso Cuaron's deeply personal film...

Close but it's Olivia Colman for best actress at Oscars

Feb. 25, 2019 12:32 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Turns out Olivia Colman, not Glenn Close, was "The Favourite" at the Oscars. The British actress was a surprise winner as best actress on Sunday night for her role as Queen Anne in "The Favourite." She beat out Close, who arrived at the Dolby Theatre as the heavy favorite to win her...

Regina King stuns in white and Glenn Close dons queenly gold

Feb. 24, 2019 11:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King brought Old Hollywood alive on the Oscar red carpet Sunday in a romantic white gown with a touch of sparkle and a long train, while Jennifer Lopez stunned in silver adorned with mirror shards and Lady Gaga sported one of the world's largest yellow diamonds. Constance Wu in...

Domestic workers gather to celebrate 'Roma' and the Oscars

Feb. 23, 2019 5:13 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Tapia never imagined that she would get to watch the Oscars at a party in Los Angeles, exchanging the sneakers she wears when she takes care of children in New York for a pair of high heel shoes. The Peruvian nanny is among dozens of domestic workers who will be honored Sunday as...