Academy Awards - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Academy Awards Chinese Theatre marks 90 years as Hollywood glamour hotspot LOS ANGELES (AP) — "King Kong" made his cinematic debut there in 1933.There was a yellow "brick" carpet when the "Wizard of Oz" premiered in 1939. George Lucas brought R2-D2 and C-3PO along for the premiere of "Star Wars" in 1977, and the two droids left their marks in the cement out front. A glamorous symbol of Hollywood's golden age, Grauman's Chinese T... Thu, 18 May 2017 16:20:00 GMT 2017-05-18T16:20:00Z Oscars producer: Expect envelope jokes galore from Kimmel LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the dust still settling from the envelope snafu at the Academy Awards, it might seem early to be talking about next year's ceremony, but producer Jennifer Todd is already thinking up ambitious plans for the sets and the clips to celebrate the 90th Oscars ceremony — and host Jimmy Kimmel's likely "field day" with jokes about the flub come showtime. ... Wed, 17 May 2017 19:12:00 GMT 2017-05-17T19:12:00Z Jimmy Kimmel set to return as host for 90th Oscars LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite his jokes that he'll never get asked back after the historic envelope flub at this year's Academy Awards, Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the Oscars once more. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday said Kimmel will return for the 90th Oscars with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, the team behind this year's ceremony. ... Tue, 16 May 2017 19:33:00 GMT 2017-05-16T19:33:00Z Kelly Clarkson joining 'The Voice' as coach for 14th season LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson is joining the hit singing competition "The Voice" as a coach, but not for another year. NBC announced Thursday that the "Stronger" singer will join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches for the show's 14th season. Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson has been announced as a coach on the show's 13th season, which will begin airing i... Thu, 11 May 2017 22:39:00 GMT 2017-05-11T22:39:00Z Steve McQueen to direct authorized Tupac Shakur documentary LOS ANGELES (AP) — Academy Award-winner Steve McQueen is set to direct a documentary about Tupac Shakur. Shakur Estate trustee Tom Whalley and Amaru Entertainment said Tuesday that the film is fully sanctioned by the late hip-hop artist's estate. McQueen is best known for directing "12 Years a Slave," which won the best picture Oscar in 2014 and earned hi... Tue, 09 May 2017 22:50:00 GMT 2017-05-09T22:50:00Z Barbra Streisand blames sexism for Oscar snubs NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand says sexism cost her multiple Oscar nominations over the years. Variety reports Streisand told director Robert Rodriguez during an interview Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York that "there were a lot of older people" who didn't want to see a woman director. She tells Rodriguez that even some female critics targe... Mon, 01 May 2017 10:38:00 GMT 2017-05-01T10:38:00Z Tom Hanks turns fanboy in breezy chat with Bruce Springsteen NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen and Tom Hanks paid tribute Friday night to the late director Jonathan Demme, the man who brought them together on his film "Philadelphia," which won each of them Oscars. "God bless Jonathan Demme, we just lost him," Hanks told the crowd attending an event that was part of the Tribeca Film Festival's Storyteller series. De... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 14:38:00 GMT 2017-04-29T14:38:00Z 'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins ready to return to work LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after his "Moonlight" pulled out a last-second, best-picture win at the Oscars, director Barry Jenkins says "it's time to work." "You live your whole life — not for this moment, but to have a career. So I have a career now. So I'm going to keep going with it," Jenkins said Thursday at the Los Angeles premiere of the Netflix series "Dear White Pe... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 21:46:00 GMT 2017-04-28T21:46:00Z In Demme's eclectic career, a nonstop rock 'n' roll beat NEW YORK (AP) — Through Jonathan Demme's freewheeling filmmaking life sounded a steady rock 'n' roll beat. Music was his first love and his first credit. Long before he was an Oscar-winning director, he was music coordinator for a little-seen 1970 thriller called "Sudden Terror." And Demme's death Wednesday morning at the age of 73 mean... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:13:00 GMT 2017-04-26T22:13:00Z 5 notable films by the late Jonathan Demme NEW YORK (AP) — MELVIN AND HOWARD: Among the most memorable films about Howard Hughes, this 1980 release starred Jason Robards as the mysterious billionaire and Paul le Mat as Melvin Dummar, the struggling everyman who encounters Hughes in the Nevada desert. Mary Steenburgen won an Oscar for playing Lynda, Melvin's first wife. STOP MAKING SENSE: One of th... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:45:00 GMT 2017-04-26T16:45:00Z Faye Dunaway speaks on Oscar's best picture fiasco NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Faye Dunaway says she thought co-presenter Warren Beatty was joking when he paused before showing her the envelope that should have contained the Oscar's best picture winner. Dunaway tells Lester Holt on NBC Nightly News she thought Beatty was stalling for effect. Dunaway read "La La Land" as best picture winner ... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 04:14:00 GMT 2017-04-25T04:14:00Z Movie and TV star Kevin Spacey to host the Tony Awards show NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Spacey has been picked to host this year's Tony Awards, putting the award-winning star of "House of Cards" in the unenviable position of steering a telecast surely facing a post-"Hamilton" hangover. The telecast on June 11 will originate from the 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall, and producers are sure to be keeping their fingers cro... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:44:00 GMT 2017-04-18T17:44:00Z Prosecutor: 'Manchester by the Sea' inspired duo to kill son NORWICH, N.Y. (AP) — A couple decided to kill their disabled adoptive son and cover up the crime with a house fire after watching the Oscar-winning movie "Manchester by the Sea," in which a couple's children perish in a house fire that's deemed accidental, according to a prosecutor handling the case. Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride said d... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:18:00 GMT 2017-04-12T19:18:00Z Film academy rules ineligible documentary series like 'O.J.' NEW YORK (AP) — In what has already been nicknamed "the O.J. rule," the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Friday declared documentary series ineligible for the Academy Awards. The new regulation, announced as part of a handful of tweaks in Oscar voting, follows the Oscar win in February for Ezra Edelman's acclaimed 467-minute-long "O.J.: Made in America." ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 18:34:00 GMT 2017-04-07T18:34:00Z No cellphones backstage for accountants after Oscar flub LOS ANGELES (AP) — PwC accountants won't be allowed to have their cellphones backstage during future Oscar telecasts. Film academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs sent an email to academy members Wednesday detailing the new protocols for announcing Oscar winners developed after the best-picture flub at last month's Academy Awards. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sp... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 20:39:00 GMT 2017-03-29T20:39:00Z Barry Jenkins' next project? 'The Underground Railroad' NEW YORK (AP) — "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins will follow up his Oscar-winning film with a drama series for Amazon based on Colson Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad." Amazon announced Monday that it will develop the TV series, with Jenkins writing and directing the adaptation of the 2016 National Book Award winner. Whitehead's "The Underground Railroad" is a part-hi... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:20:00 GMT 2017-03-27T19:20:00Z Writer's lawsuit says Disney copied his plans for 'Zootopia' LOS ANGELES (AP) — A screenwriter and producer sued Walt Disney Pictures on Tuesday claiming the studio copied his ideas to create the Oscar-winning animated film "Zootopia." Gary L. Goldman, whose credits include work on film adaptations of "Total Recall," ''Minority Report" and "Big Trouble in Little China," filed the copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday in a federal cou... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 20:06:00 GMT 2017-03-21T20:06:00Z Ryan Gosling on Malick, directing again and that Oscar flub NEW YORK (AP) — Even amid the chaotic melee on the Dolby Theatre stage during the infamous best-picture Oscar flub, Ryan Gosling was typically unflappable. While most reacted with shock and confusion, there was the "La La Land" star — cool and bemused — chuckling on the side of the stage. "What can you say?" Gosling said in an interview by phone from Los ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:45:00 GMT 2017-03-21T19:45:00Z 'Beauty and the Beast' aims to enchant a new generation BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — In 1991, Disney struck gold with "Beauty and the Beast." The film enchanted audiences and critics alike, and raked in several hundred million dollars along the way, but also upended expectations of what an animated film could be. Not only did the New York Times theater critic controversially call it the best Broadway musical s... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:46:00 GMT 2017-03-15T14:46:00Z Alan Menken on cuts, adds and intimidating Emma Watson BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Composer Alan Menken really wanted to include the song "If I Can't Love Her" in the new live-action "Beauty and the Beast." The soaring ballad, sung by the Beast, was written for the Broadway musical as the closing number before intermission. "It's a monumentally good song. But it is unique to the structure ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:51:00 GMT 2017-03-14T19:51:00Z Activist sues Oscar nominee James Woods over 'Nazi' tweet CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio activist is suing Oscar nominee James Woods for defamation over a tweet he sent out during the presidential campaign season. The Chillicothe Gazette reports ( ) Portia Boulger, a supporter of Bernie Sanders, filed a federal lawsuit this month. The Twitter account @voxday identified ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:53:00 GMT 2017-03-14T17:53:00Z In sensation of 'Get Out,' hints of a Trump-effect NEW YORK (AP) — There have been monster gorillas and sharp-clawed superheroes at the box office this month, but the biggest beast of them all has been Jordan Peele's $4.5 million, race-exploding thriller "Get Out." In just 16 days, Peele's low-budget self-described "social horror" film has already crossed the $100 million mark. While "Get Out," made by Bl... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 22:55:00 GMT 2017-03-13T22:55:00Z A 'creative crush' led Sally Field to 'The Glass Menagerie' NEW YORK (AP) — Sally Field had a chance to cross "The Glass Menagerie" off her bucket list 13 years ago. It didn't take. The Emmy- and Oscar-winner is once again playing Amanda Wingfield, the fearsome Southern belle at the heart of the Tennessee Williams' masterpiece. Field may have played her at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., in 2004, and yet, here she is, playing... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:59:00 GMT 2017-03-09T14:59:00Z Chazelle's Neil Armstrong drama dated for October 2018 NEW YORK (AP) — "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle may have just finished one Oscar season, but he appears headed for another. Universal Pictures on Tuesday dated Chazelle's "First Man," starring Ryan Gosling as astronaut Neil Armstrong, for Oct. 12, 2018. The release date will return Chazelle to the heart of awards season with the follow-up to his musical sensation. ... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:08:00 GMT 2017-03-07T19:08:00Z 'La La Land,' in live concert form, coming to Hollywood Bowl NEW YORK (AP) — Live from Los Angeles, it's "La La Land" live! Lionsgate announced Monday that "La La Land In Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration" will come to the Hollywood Bowl on May 26-27. The live shows will be conducted by composer Justin Hurwitz, who won two Academy Awards last month for his work on the movie's music. The show wi... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:43:00 GMT 2017-03-06T15:43:00Z Another award for Viola Davis: Harvard 'Artist of the Year' CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Fresh from her best supporting actress Oscar win for her role in "Fences," Viola Davis is at Harvard University to receive the 2017 Artist of the Year Award from the Harvard Foundation. Davis is attending the Cultural Rhythms Festival on Saturday. She briefly came on stage before taking a seat to watch a series of cultural musical ... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 22:05:00 GMT 2017-03-04T22:05:00Z Iranians celebrate 2nd Oscars win for Farhadi TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Hundreds of Iranians gathered Friday at Tehran Cinema Museum to celebrate Asghar Farhadi's recent Academy Awards win for best foreign language film. The gathering congratulated Farhadi and his film crew on "The Salesman" with a standing ovation. In his short speech, Farhadi said the film was not a pre-planned project... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:48:00 GMT 2017-03-03T19:48:00Z Film academy president reassures members after Oscar botch LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the film academy has sent an email to its members telling them they have much to be proud of after this year's Oscars ceremony, and reassuring them changes will be made to avoid a repeat of problems like the botched best-picture announcement that closed the show. An Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spokesman ... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 06:33:00 GMT 2017-03-03T06:33:00Z Young 'Moonlight' stars return from Oscars to middle school MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Seventh-graders Alex Hibbert and Jaden Piner returned to middle school Wednesday as stars of an Oscar-winning film, but the "Moonlight" actors still had to go back to basics with their classmates in drama class. At Norland Middle School, they followed acting teacher Tanisha Cidel's directions to crawl on the floor like lions and... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 02:41:00 GMT 2017-03-02T02:41:00Z AP Exclusive: Accountants in Oscar mistake are off the show LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the film academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday's Academy Awards will never work the Oscars again. She also laments that the error overshadowed a show that celebrated a rich diversity of talent and storytelling. Breaking her silence four days after the biggest blunder in the 89-... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 01:42:00 GMT 2017-03-02T01:42:00Z