Even though Octavia Spencer is pleased with the record number of blacks nominated for acting Oscars this year, she's still disappointed by the lack of recognition for other people of color.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — After two years of intense public scrutiny over the academy's all-white acting nominations, the 2017 Oscar nominees are as diverse a group as the organization has ever seen, thanks to films like "Moonlight," ''Fences," ''Hidden Figures" and "Loving."
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ahead of Sunday's 89th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony many expect will be a "La La Land" sweep.
The 89th Annual Academy Awards are set to air this Sunday, February 26 at 8:30 p.m. EST. Here are some insights into this year's nominations as well as past Oscar winners.
NEW YORK (AP) — The journey from pop star to serious thespian is littered with casualties. For every Justin Timberlake, there are big-name hitmakers whose movie careers have stalled with dubious and disappointing results.
NEW YORK (AP) — The playwright who inspired the Oscar-nominated movie "Moonlight" has won a prize from PEN America, the literary and human rights organization.
Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date's liberal family in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," writer-director Jordan Peele has crafted a similar confrontation with altogether more combustible results in "Get Out."
In 2015, former Talking Heads front man David Byrne staged an unconventional show in which he paired up 10 contemporary musicians and performers with color guard teams — those baton and saber twirling staples of small town parades and high school football games. The musicians, including the likes of St. Vincent, Lucius, Ad-Rock, Zola Jesus and Nelly Furtado, composed original songs that the color guard teams then used to choreograph a corresponding routine. The unique spectacle, which took place at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, is chronicled with experimental verve in the documentary "Contemporary Color ," from filmmaking brothers Bill and Turner Ross.
BOSTON (AP) — A sword has broken off again from a memorial depicting the famed 54th Massachusetts Civil War regiment, featured in the Denzel Washington movie "Glory."
NEW YORK (AP) — Holdovers "The Lego Batman Movie" and "Fifty Shades Darker" led the North American box office for a second week, while Matt Damon's "The Great Wall" — a hit in China, where it was made — struggled in its domestic debut.
Feb. 26: Game-show host Tom Kennedy ("Name That Tune," ''Split Second") is 90. Singer Fats Domino is 89. Guitarist Paul Cotton of Poco is 74. Actor-director Bill Duke is 74. Actress Marta Kristen ("Lost in Space") is 72. Singer Mitch Ryder is 72. Keyboardist Jonathan Cain of Journey is 67. Singer Michael Bolton is 64. Actor Greg Germann ("Ally McBeal") is 59. Actor Mark Dacascos ("Hawaii Five-0") is 53. Actress Jennifer Grant is 51. Bassist Tim Commerford (Audioslave, Rage Against The Machine) is 49. Singer Erykah Badu is 46. Singer Rico Wade of Society of Soul is 45. Singer Kyle Norman of Jagged Edge is 42. Drummer Chris Culos of O.A.R. is 38. Singer Corinne Bailey Rae is 38. Singer Nate Ruess of fun. is 35. Actress Taylor Dooley ("The Adventures of Shark Boy and a Lava Girl in 3-D") is 24.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Schickel, a noted movie critic for Life and Time magazines who also wrote dozens of books and made documentaries about Hollywood, has died. He was 84.
NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie says that she and her family have been going through a "difficult time" since the breakup of her marriage to Brad Pitt, but added that hopefully they would come out "stronger for it."