Academy

NEW YORK | Poet Sonia Sanchez wins $100,000 prize

NEW YORK — Poet and author Sonia Sanchez has won a $100,000 lifetime achievement prize. The Academy of American Poets announced Tuesday that Sanchez is this year’s winner of the Wallace Stevens Award. Sanchez, 83, is known for such collections as “Shake Loose My Skin: New and Selected Poems.” Also Tuesday, the academy awarded a … Continue reading NEW YORK | Poet Sonia Sanchez wins $100,000 prize

NEW YORK | Television academy: thumbs down on the latest reboots

NEW YORK — Television executives and many viewers love the idea of reviving series and ideas from the past. Emmy voters? Not so much. “Roseanne” quickly became television’s top-rated comedy upon its return, until ABC pulled the plug following star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet. The series was not among the eight comedies nominated for an … Continue reading NEW YORK | Television academy: thumbs down on the latest reboots

Director Ridley Scott to be honored by British film academy

LONDON/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— “Blade Runner” director Ridley Scott is to receive the British Academy Film Awards’ highest honor. The academy announced Wednesday that the 80-year-old filmmaker will collect the BAFTA Fellowship at the British academy awards ceremony next month. Scott’s films include “Alien,” ”Thelma and Louise” and “Gladiator.” His latest release is kidnap drama “All … Continue reading Director Ridley Scott to be honored by British film academy

Recording Academy head walks back comments on women in music

NEW YORK/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Recording Academy President Neil Portnow says his comments following the 60th annual Grammy Awards were taken out of context after he was criticized for saying women in the music industry need to “step up.” In a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press, Portnow says he regrettably used the words “step up” … Continue reading Recording Academy head walks back comments on women in music