LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 90th annual Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood (all times local):8:10 p.m.Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have won their second Academy Award for best original song.The husband-and-wife duo picked up the honor Sunday for "Remember Me" from "Coco." The pair also won best original song for "Let It Go" from "Frozen."Robert Lopez dedicated the win to his mother who passed away. His wife said she was happy to see their category include a number of female nominees.The Lopez's song beat out Mary J. Blige's "Mighty River" from "Mudbound"; Common and Diane Warren's "Stand Up for Something" from "Marshall"; Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's "This Is Me" from "The Greatest Showman"; and Sufjan Stevens' "Mystery of Love" from "Call Me by Your Name."———8 p.m.Composer Alexandre Desplat's music for "The Shape of Water" has won the Academy Award for best original score.He thanked his mother, … [Read more...] about The Latest: ‘Remember Me’ wins best original song Oscar
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 90th annual Academy Awards, which are being bestowed Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Ryan Seacrest typically gets the most sought-after interviews on the red carpet, but on Oscars night he had a lot of idle time. Some of the key nominees and stars did not stop for interviews with the host of E!'s Oscars red carpet show. Timothee Chalamet, Margot Robbie and others walked past him, as did Oscar winner Viola Davis. Octavia Spencer told him he looked handsome but did not do an interview. Director Dee Rees seemed to wave no when someone asked if she wanted to stop. Several stars, including Mary J. Blige, Allison Janney and Whoopi Goldberg did stop to speak to Seacrest. There was speculation that stars would avoid Seacrest because of sexual harassment allegations levied against him by a former employee. E! Said it investigated the claims and found insufficient evidence of the woman's claims. ___ … [Read more...] about The Latest: Some A-listers pass Seacrest on Oscars carpet
Another year of movies has been in the books for a while, but Oscar night finally has arrived.It was looking like a pretty underwhelming year for Best Picture-worthy films for a long stretch of 2017. But when all was said and done, the nine nominees are very, very strong, and I'd be hard-pressed to figure out what to bump in place of something else.It's going to be hard to to top the drama we saw a year ago when "La La Land" was announced as Best Picture, only to have it discovered moments later it really was "Moonlight." But that doesn't mean there's no drama leading into the show when it comes to predicting the ballots. With the Oscars, it's best to predict unpredictability.Best Picture seems like a race between "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." But both likely have their detractors. There's a camp that doesn't like the way "Three Billboards" wrapped up its story. And there's a camp that won't want to vote for what essentially is a monster movie in … [Read more...] about Times forecasts the 90th Annual Academy Awards: Can ‘Get Out’ push out ‘Shape of Water’ and ‘Three Billboards’ for Best Picture?
Hollywood may have weathered its most challenging season to date, but even the colossal downfall of the man everybody used to thank in their acceptance speeches can't stop the Oscars juggernaut from rolling into town. Ahead of the most precarious opening monologue of 2018, here's what you need to know about this year's Academy Awards: When are the Oscars? The Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, March 4, at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre. We've had to wait a week later than usual because of the Winter Olympics. The ceremony itself will begin at 5.30 pm in Los Angeles, which is 1.30 am GMT, but the red carpet coverage will kick off a couple of hours earlier, at 3 pm local time and 11pm GMT. How can I watch in the UK? In the UK, Sky have set up a dedicated channel to the Academy Awards for a matter of weeks. Sky Cinema Oscars will broadcast the ceremony live. The red carpet will be shown from midnight, before night owls can tune in to watch the awards at … [Read more...] about Oscars 2018: who are the nominees, and how to watch in the UK
The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be released tomorrow morning. Maybe you’re a big awards fan and waiting with bated breath, maybe you’ve been too busy dealing with work and/or kids to pay much attention, or maybe the events of the last 12 months have crushed your spirit to the point you just don’t care anymore. There’s no judgment here either way.Regardless of your interest, the nominations are coming. 2017 was kind of a weird year. It was down in terms of overall ticket sales thanks to a number of high profile bombs (Baywatch, Valerian) and in spite of a number of releases that were either greatly anticipated (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Wonder Woman) or surprise successes (Get Out, It, Wonder). Indeed, few of the most visible awards season films made much of a dent at the box office.We’re also seeing further – if halting – strides in recognizing female filmmakers and actors and directors of color. A … [Read more...] about Because Nobody Asked, Here Are Our Predictions For The Academy Award Nominations