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The Latest: 'Moonlight' wins best picture Academy Award

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:48pm

The Latest on the 89th Academy Awards (all times local):

Ruth Negga in red, plenty of gold on Oscars red carpet

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:40pm

bird broaches, feathers, sequins, beads and crystals — on Hollywood's biggest night at the Oscars.


Take two: 'Moonlight' wins best picture at Academy Awards

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:40pm

"Moonlight" won the best picture trophy at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset that followed Warren Beatty at first reading the wrong winner.

'La La Land' wins best picture Oscar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:10pm

'La La Land' wins best picture Oscar.

Oscar winners share statement from DP denied entry to US

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:41pm

Politics continued to pervade the Academy Awards Sunday as the 40-minute Netflix documentary "The White Helmets" took the best documentary short award. The category generally doesn't get much widespread attention at the annual awards show, but this year, the denial of entry into the U.S. for the film's 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer put "The White Helmets" in the broader spotlight.

'Apollo 13' and 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:30pm

Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

Socially relevant 'Zootopia' wins Oscar for best animation

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:17pm

Disney's witty and relevant "Zootopia," the box-office smash tale of a rural rabbit and a big-city fox who team up to investigate a string of animal disappearances, won the Oscar for best animated feature on Sunday.

Iran's Farhadi, absent at Oscars, pleads for empathy in win

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:09pm

A political context larger than that of films themselves swept Iran's "The Salesman" into the limelight and effectively solidified its win in the best foreign language category at the Oscars on Sunday. Iranian astronaut Anousheh Ansari accepted the award on behalf of director Asghar Farhadi, who was absent from the ceremony in protest of Donald Trump's travel ban.

Sound engineer snaps 0 for 20 skid at Oscars with 1st statue

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:01pm

Kevin O'Connell finally has reason to celebrate at the Oscars.

Trump on the mind at the Oscars in jokes, protest

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:49pm

President Donald Trump was on people's minds — if not on everyone's lips — at the Oscars on Sunday night.

Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:18pm

Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97.

'American Watercolor' showcases masterpieces of movement

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:58pm

Prior to the 1860s, creating art with watercolor was seen as the realm of women and children, illustrators and amateurs. Artists wanting to prove their mettle used the most prestigious medium of the time: oil paint.

Biopic about Turkey's president screened at birthday gala

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:50pm

The producers of a new movie about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hosted a gala screening in Istanbul to celebrate the film and its subject.

Music concert to benefit Sandy Hook victim's foundation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:45am

The principal cellist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra is organizing a concert to benefit a foundation set up by the family of a victim of the Connecticut school shooting.

'Hillary's America,' 'Batman v Superman' top Razzies

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:22am

Neither Batman nor Dinesh D'Souza could finagle their way out of a Razzie.

Greek island of Naxos celebrates Carnival with Torch Parade

Demetris Nellas and Thanassis Stavrakis, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:42am

The island of Naxos hosts some of the most colorful Carnival celebrations in Greece, with some customs dating from antiquity.

A cadre of casually clad stars come through Oscar rehearsals

Sandy Cohen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:04pm

Dwayne Johnson posed for a solo pic on the Dolby Theatre stage. Taraji P. Henson pretended to run off with the wooden prop Oscar. And a makeup-free, casually clad Halle Berry made a rehearsal actor's day when she kissed him on the cheek as he came onstage to accept an award.

'Moonlight' sweeps Spirit Awards; Affleck wins best actor

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 9:15pm

Sunday might be dominated by "La La Land," but Saturday belonged to "Moonlight."

Fox News' Swedish 'security advisor' has heads scratching

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:03pm

A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials.

Jennifer Garner stresses early education with US governors

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:54pm

Actress Jennifer Garner says growing up "surrounded by generational, rural poverty" in West Virginia inspired her to become an advocate for early-childhood education.