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This image released by Focus Features shows Sidney Flanigan in a scene from "Never Rarely Sometimes Always." The film was nominated for seven Independent Film Spirit Awards including one for best feature. (Focus Features via AP)
January 26, 2021 - 2:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The teen abortion drama “Never Rarely Sometimes Always" landed a leading seven nominations, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously nominated and women dominated the best director category in the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations announced Tuesday. The 36th annual Spirit Awards,...
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FILE - Actress Jane Fonda appears at the 71st international film festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 12, 2018. The Golden Globes will bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Fonda during the 78th annual awards show next month. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
January 26, 2021 - 9:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jane Fonda cemented herself into Hollywood allure as a chameleonlike actor and social activist, and now the Golden Globes will honor her illustrious career with its highest honor. Fonda will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 78th annual awards ceremony on Feb. 28, the...
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FILE - Actor Sidney Poitier arrives at the Oscars in Los Angeles on March 2, 2014. Arizona State University has named its new film school after Poitier. The university, which is expanding its existing film program into its own school, says it has invested millions of dollars in technology to create one of the largest, most accessible and most diverse film schools. The Sidney Poitier New American Film School will be unveiled at a ceremony on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)
January 25, 2021 - 6:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar. Now, Arizona is the site of another career milestone for the legendary actor and filmmaker — Arizona State...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian poses in front of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, home of the revival of " A Chorus Line," in New York. Avian died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 of cardiac arrest at Holy Cross Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, He was 83. (AP Photo/Shiho Fukada, File)
January 22, 2021 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Avian, a Tony Award-winning choreographer who had a role in some of the most beloved and influential shows on Broadway, including “Dreamgirls,” “A Chorus Line,” “Follies” and “Miss Saigon,” has died. He was 83. Avian died Thursday of cardiac arrest at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort...
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FILE - Tyler Perry poses at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Oct. 5, 2019. Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. Perry and the MPTF will receive their Oscar statuettes at the 93rd Academy Awards on April 25. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP, File)
January 14, 2021 - 2:00 pm
Filmmaker Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. The group that puts on the Oscars decided to give the award to two recipients this year in recognition of the...
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This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Frances McDormand in a scene from the film "Nomadland" by Chloe Zhao. The film won best feature at the Gotham Awards on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Searchlight Pictures via AP)
January 11, 2021 - 11:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming from an empty banquet hall and with acceptance speeches made from living rooms, the 30th Gotham Awards gave a very strange Oscar season a virtual start Monday in a largely digital ceremony that crowned Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” the best film of 2020. As the first prominent...
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January 08, 2021 - 4:50 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Grammy-nominated rapper DaBaby has been released from a Los Angeles County jail after an arrest in Beverly Hills, where police said he took a loaded gun into an upscale store on Rodeo Drive. DaBaby, whose legal name is Jonathan Kirk, was arrested Thursday on suspicion...
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FILE - A view of the red carpet appears prior to the start of the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Recording Academy told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan 5. 2021, that the 63rd annual Grammy Awards will no longer take place on its original Jan. 31, 2021, date in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
January 05, 2021 - 6:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The 2021 Grammy Awards will no longer take place this month in Los Angeles and will broadcast in March due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases and deaths. The annual show would shift from its original Jan. 31 broadcast to March 14, according to a joint statement released Tuesday...
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In this 2003 photo provided by Patricia Williams is Joan Micklin Silver as she is being interviewed by Kenneth Turan at the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass. Silver, who forged a path for female directors in both independent and Hollywood films with movies including “Hester Street” and “Crossing Delancey,” has died at age 85. Silver died from vascular dementia on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at her home in New York, her daughter Claudia Silver told The Associated Press. (Patricia Williams via AP)
January 02, 2021 - 7:02 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joan Micklin Silver, who forged a path for female directors and independent filmmakers with movies including “Hester Street” and “Crossing Delancey,” has died. She was 85. Silver died from vascular dementia Thursday at her home in New York, her daughter Claudia Silver told The...
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This image released by Netflix shows Chadwick Boseman, from left, Viola Davis and Colman Domingo in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom." (David Lee/Netflix via AP)
December 16, 2020 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Like many of those involved in the making of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” it’s not easy for Viola Davis to summarize what playwright August Wilson has meant to her except to answer, “Everything.” Davis' first stage role was in Wilson’s “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone.” She made her...
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