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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | The Latest: “Crazy Rich Asians” Yeoh says Globes mean a lot

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. —Jan 06, 2019— The Latest on the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, being presented live Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 3:30 p.m. To say “Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh is excited to be at the Golden Globes this year is a bit of … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | The Latest: “Crazy Rich Asians” Yeoh says Globes mean a lot

NEW YORK | Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweets

NEW YORK — Just two days after been named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian. Capping a swift and dramatic fallout, Hart wrote on Twitter just after midnight Friday that he was withdrawing as Oscars host because he didn’t want to be … Continue reading NEW YORK | Hart steps down as Oscars host after outcry over old tweets

NEW YORK | Responding to homophobic tweets, Kevin Hart draws more ire

NEW YORK— Kevin Hart’s response to criticism over earlier homophobic tweets has further inflamed the backlash to the newly minted Oscar host. On Thursday, Hart wrote on Instagram that critics should “stop being negative” after years-old tweets surfaced in which he used homophobic slurs. In an accompanying video, a shirtless Hart said he wasn’t going … Continue reading NEW YORK | Responding to homophobic tweets, Kevin Hart draws more ire

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | Emerging screenwriters honored with Nicholl awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Five emerging screenwriters are experiencing a breakthrough of a lifetime earning praise from the film academy for their work. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized each screenwriter at the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting on Thursday night. The three individuals along with a husband-and-wife writing duo received $35,000 and … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | Emerging screenwriters honored with Nicholl awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | Film academy honors 19 student filmmakers

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Nineteen student filmmakers got the opportunity to “thank the academy” at the actual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday night. The winners of the 45th Student Academy Awards are eligible to compete for a 2018 Academy Award in the animated short, live action short and documentary short categories. … Continue reading BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. | Film academy honors 19 student filmmakers

LOS ANGELES  | Polanski’s film academy expulsion, 40-years in the making

LOS ANGELES  — Until Thursday, Roman Polanski had been a film academy member for over 40 years since pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977. In his 40 years as a fugitive the “Chinatown” and “Rosemary’s Baby” filmmaker had been nominated for three additional Oscars, one for “Tess” and two for “The … Continue reading LOS ANGELES  | Polanski’s film academy expulsion, 40-years in the making

Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele among Directors Guild nominees

LOS ANGELES/January 11, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele are among the five directors who have been recognized for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America. The Guild announced its feature film nominees Thursday, including Gerwig for the coming-of age film “Lady Bird” and Peele for his horror sensation “Get Out,” which also … Continue reading Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele among Directors Guild nominees