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LOS ANGELES | ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Roseanne’ among Emmy nomination hopefuls

LOS ANGELES — Blockbuster movies typically are snubbed by the Oscars, leaving fans grumbling, but TV’s top prize takes a different approach. When the 70th Emmy Awards nominees are announced Thursday morning, popular series including HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” NBC’s “This Is Us” and CBS‘ “Mom” are likely to be in the running. The fantasy … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Roseanne’ among Emmy nomination hopefuls

LOS ANGELES | Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani among film academy invitees

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that bestows the Oscars is continuing to lean into its promise to make its ranks more diverse by inviting a record 928 new members representing 59 countries to join including actors Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani, Gina Rodriguez and “The Rider” filmmaker Chloe Zhao. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani among film academy invitees

French stars say ‘Time’s Up,’ seek equality at film awards

PARIS /March 02, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The French film world may be having its #MeToo moment. One after another, stars showed up at the industry’s top awards show Friday wearing a white ribbon in a protest against sexual misconduct. Throughout the Cesar Awards ceremony, presenters referenced the movement that has campaigned for an end to … Continue reading French stars say ‘Time’s Up,’ seek equality at film awards

The Latest: Alessia Cara wins Grammy for best new artist

NEW YORK/January 28, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the 60th annual Grammy Awards being presented Sunday night in New York (all times local): 8 p.m. Alessia Cara is the winner of the Grammy Award for best new artist, and though she says she’s dreamed of the honor for her whole life, she doesn’t have … Continue reading The Latest: Alessia Cara wins Grammy for best new artist

Grammys shower ‘La La Land’ with more love

NEW YORK /January 28, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— “La La Land” is still winning awards. The film won twice at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, which, like the Oscars, honored the song craft behind Damien Chazelle’s blockbuster musical. Thankfully for “La La Land,” there were no envelope flubs nearly a year after the Academy Awards. Composer Justin Hurwitz won for … Continue reading Grammys shower ‘La La Land’ with more love

Kimmel says hard to tell what the mood will be for Oscars

PASADENA, Calif/January 08, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Upcoming Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel says it’s hard to tell how the public will react to the subject of sexual misconduct when he delivers his monologue at the event in two months. To that end, the ABC late-night host said Monday he felt that one of Seth Meyers’ jokes at the … Continue reading Kimmel says hard to tell what the mood will be for Oscars

Oscars org adopts code of conduct after Weinstein expulsion

NEW YORK /December 7, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science announced Wednesday that it has adopted its first code of conduct for its 8,427 members. Film academy chief executive Dawn Hudson introduced the new rules to members in an email. In October, the academy broke with tradition and made … Continue reading Oscars org adopts code of conduct after Weinstein expulsion

Song and dance, protest and politics to mingle at Oscars

LOS ANGELES/February 25, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — The 89th Academy Awards show promises to be equal parts pomp and politics. The only thing expected to take the stage more often than the frothy front-runner “La La Land” at Sunday’s ceremony is protest (and probably some punchlines) over the policies of President Donald Trump. For largely liberal … Continue reading Song and dance, protest and politics to mingle at Oscars