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January 29, 2017 7:32 PM Trump ban inspires wide anger, some applause across world

LONDON (AP) — Anger and dismay, along with congratulations from Europe's far-right, rippled across the world Sunday as politicians, community leaders and even a sports star reacted to the entry ban U.S. President Donald Trump imposed on refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations. As the realization sank in that people with dual-citizenship 46

January 29, 2017 5:04 PM Producers Guild of America honors 'La La Land,' 'Atlanta,' 'Stranger Things'

Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Producers Guild of America honored the contemporary musical La La Land with its Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures in Los Angeles Saturday night. The Netflix series Stranger Things earned the Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama, and FX's Atlanta won the Danny 42

January 29, 2017 8:29 AM Producers Guild Awards: The Oscar Implications of the 'La La Land' Win

By winning the the highest honor at the 28th annual PGA Awards on Saturday night, the Darryl F. Zanuck Award, La La Land, a critically and commercially successful original musical about struggling artists in Hollywood, further solidified its status as the clear favorite to win the best picture Oscar. Not every past winner of the PGA's top prize has gone on to claim 56

January 29, 2017 7:19 AM ‘La La Land’ takes top honors at Producers Guild Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — “La La Land” has won top honors at the 28th annual Producers Guild Awards. The guild recognized the candy-colored musical with its Darryl F. Zanuck Award for theatrical motion picture production at a ceremony Saturday night in Beverly Hills, California. For seven of the past eight years, the winner of the producers’ Zanuck prize 36

January 29, 2017 7:19 AM Producers Guild Nominees Reveal Secrets Behind Their Best Picture Contenders

At the annual Nominees Breakfast, the filmmakers swapped stories about filming on closed freeways and sweating out test audience screenings. When producer Donna Gigliotti first approached Kevin Costner’s representatives about the star appearing in Hidden Figures, she made one thing clear from the start. As far his salary went, she told them upfront 61

January 29, 2017 7:02 AM Producers Guild Awards: ‘La La Land’ Wins Best Motion Picture at Politically Charged Show

As expected, Damien Chazelle's valentine to show business wins the PGA's top motion picture award, which often presages a Best Picture Oscar win. Eyes are always on the Producers Guild Awards, because their choice of top motion picture, the David O. Selznick Award, voted on by members as the best-produced movie of the year, often proceeds to win the Best Picture 49

January 29, 2017 5:44 AM Trump’s visa ban to keep Iranian director Asghar Farhadi from attending Oscars

After Donald Trump proposed the bans, Iranian star of ‘The Salesman’ Taraneh Alidoosti announced that she would not attend the awards as a boycott Los Angeles: Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, who wrote and directed the 2017 Oscar-nominated foreign language film “The Salesman,” would not be able to enter the US for the awards under President Donald 31

January 29, 2017 12:04 AM Nominee Asghar Farhadi Can't Attend Oscars Due to Muslim Ban

Asghar Farhadi, the Oscar-nominated director of the movie The Salesman, reportedly won’t be able to attend the 2017 Academy Awards next month due to President Donald Trump‘s “Muslim ban.” Trump is refusing access to the United States for people from seven Muslim countries. There is an indefinite ban for everyone from Syria and there is a 90 day ban on visas 36

January 28, 2017 8:02 PM Donald Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Keeping Oscar-Winning Director From Attending Academy Awards ... Reports

President Donald Trump's "Muslim ban" signed Friday is preventing Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi from attending this year's Academy Awards ... according to multiple reports. Farhadi's "The Salesman" is nominated for Best Foreign Language film, but according to Trita Parsi --President of The National Iranian American Council -- Farhadi 36

January 28, 2017 6:34 PM John Hurt, the actor who died in “so many spectacular ways.”

There was, perhaps, no actor as practiced in death as the late British legend John Hurt. The 77-year-old actor, known for his world-weary face and the economy of his emotional expression, died last week, though it wasn’t for the first time. Over the course of a six-decade career that included roles as a cowboy and an astronaut — and garnered Oscar nominations 52