LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele's sweet spot as a filmmaker are the "pit in your stomach" moments. That thing that happens when you realize the woman stirring the tea isn't just there for...
Harmony Korine’s latest, Beto O’Rourke doc to debut at SXSW
NEW YORK (AP) — Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," Olivia Wilde's directorial debut and a documentary on the breakout campaign of Texas politician Beto O'Rourke will premiere at the annual South by Southwest Film Festival.
Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ to premiere as opening film at SXSW
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele's "Us," his anticipated follow-up to "Get Out," will make its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival.
SXSW announced Tuesday that "Us" will open the 26th edition of the Austin, Texas, festival on March 8. Like Peele's "Get Out," ''Us" is a socially minded horror thriller.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Will Smith, Jordan Peele, Kirsten Dunst and Robert Downey Jr. are part of YouTube Original's new series line-up.
YouTube said Friday that in "Will Smith: The Jump," the star will bungee jump from a helicopter over the Grand Canyon.
The live broadcast will take place on Sept. 25, Smith's 50th birthday. Smith's bravado is in response to a challenge from the Yes Theory channel on YouTube.
NEW YORK (AP) — The weirder it gets, the more Lakeith Stanfield looks right at home.
Nicole Kidman, Amazon sign TV, movie production deal
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Amazon Studios says it's signed a deal with Nicole Kidman and her production company for TV and movie projects.
Under the "first-look" deal, Amazon and Kidman's Blossom Films will develop original series for Amazon Prime Video and big-screen films.
In a statement Thursday, Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke called Kidman "a force of nature" as an actress and a producer.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Denzel Washington's son John David Washington has technically worked with Spike Lee before. When he was 7-years-old he had a bit part in "Malcolm X," which his dad starred in.
The younger Washington is now getting his own chance to star in a Spike Lee joint in "BlacKkKlansman," which CinemaCon attendees got a sneak peek of Wednesday afternoon at the Focus Features luncheon.
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Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ to open in August
NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" will open in theaters on the one-year anniversary of the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, where white nationalists marched and a counterprotester was killed.
Ann Arbor — Jordan Poole hasn't turned down an opportunity to watch replays of the biggest shot of his career, a 25-foot game-winner with no time left to send Michigan to the Sweet Sixteen.
'Get Out' director Jordan Peele has revealed he is keeping his Oscar next to a prop from his hit movie.
The complete list of Oscar winners:
"The Shape of Water"
Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Jordan Peele almost didn't become a director because of the lack of black role models.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele had to dig deep to get the horror-satire "Get Out" to the screen, and his reward was the first original screenplay Oscar for an African-American.
"This means so much to me," Peele said as he accepted the trophy Sunday. "I stopped writing this movie about 20 times because I thought it was impossible. I thought it wasn't going to work. I thought no one is ever going to make this movie.
Drama in red and neutrals on Oscars red carpet
Looks in neutrals, reds and purples brought the drama Sunday on the Oscars carpet, along with a healthy dose of shiny gold, but Nicole Kidman stood out in stunning cobalt blue at Hollywood's biggest fashion show.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Jordan Peele's "Get Out" won best film and best director on Saturday at the 33rd Independent Film Spirit Awards, a day before the horror sensation will vie for top honors at the Academy Awards.
The wins for Peele's directorial debut gave the Spirits, a celebration of indie filmmaking, something unusual: a box-office behemoth. Made for just $4.5 million, "Get Out" grossed $255 million worldwide.
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Though the event is all about honoring the accomplishments on the big screen, the Oscars is often small-screen-centric. After all, the awards are given on TV, and often hosted by a television personality – this year, Jimmy Kimmel repeats his role as the leader of the ceremony – and nominees increasingly have backgrounds in TV.
Jordan Peele wants to continue making movies as powerful as 'Get Out'.
As ‘Black Panther’ shows, inclusion pays at the box office
NEW YORK (AP) — A lavish, headline-grabbing premiere. Lightning word-of-mouth stoked by glowing reviews. Packed movie theaters with sold-out shows, long lines and fans decked out as characters from the film.
‘Get Out,’ ‘Call Me By Your Name’ win Writers Guild Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele's social satire horror "Get Out" and James Ivory's adaptation of the coming-of-age novel "Call Me By Your Name" have won the top honors from the Writers Guild of America.
Peele won the prize for best original screenplay and Ivory for adapted at the Writers Guild Awards held in Los Angeles and New York Sunday night.
"Get Out" and "Call Me By Your Name" are also nominated for original and adapted screenplay Oscars.
In Oscars best-director nominees, a wealth of milestones
NEW YORK (AP) — There's not an Academy Awards category this year that doesn't feature some element of exciting new talent, captivating backstories or the possibility of an Oscar landmark victory.
But, oh, that best director category.
In even the glittering array of nominees to the 90th Academy Awards, the best director category stands out. Want history-making diversity? Check. First-time nominees? Check. Overdue veterans? Check.
McDormand admits to being tired of awards season
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even Frances McDormand admits she's getting tired of collecting trophies for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" but she picked up one more from a group near to her heart.
The Oscar nominee accepted best actress at the African American Film Critics Association Awards.
McDormand says in her Wednesday speech that this was an event she wanted to attend; she skipped the annual Oscar nominees luncheon earlier this week.
Jokes, and selfies with Kobe Bryant, at Oscar nominees lunch
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscar nominees' luncheon is like an exclusive clubhouse where every member is an outstanding artist and film super-fan.
So the production designer of "The Shape of Water" is free to geek out over meeting Mary J. Blige, who herself shared a moment with Gary Oldman.
Guillermo del Toro wins top Directors Guild Award
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" added another key prize in its awards season run with Guillermo del Toro's win at the Directors Guild Awards Saturday.
"The Shape of Water," about a mute woman who falls in love with an underwater creature, has emerged as the awards season front runner with a Producers Guild Award and a leading 13 Academy Award nominations.
The Latest: Guillermo del Toro wins top directing award
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the 70th annual Directors Guild Awards (all times local):
Guillermo del Toro has won the feature film award from the Directors Guild of America for "The Shape of Water."
The Directors Guild Awards held Saturday night at a ceremony in Beverly Hills are a reliable predictor of who will go on to win the directing Oscar.
Jordan Peele talks Oscars, ‘Get Out’ and Whoopi Goldberg
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jordan Peele has been dreaming of his Oscar moment since he was 13, but now that it's happened, he can hardly believe it.
The 38-year-old received Academy Award nominations last week for best picture, director and original screenplay for his directorial debut, "Get Out." The star of the horror/satire, Daniel Kaluuya, was also nominated for best actor.
'The Shape of Water' leads this year's Academy Awards with 13 nominations.
Guillermo del Toro's romantic creature feature is up for a host of top Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actress for Sally Hawkins and Best Supporting Actor for Richard Jenkins.
In Oscar nominations, fresh voices lead the way
NEW YORK (AP) — The Academy Awards showered outsiders, on screen and off, with milestone-setting nominations that celebrated Guillermo del Toro's full-hearted ode to outcasts "The Shape of Water," embraced first-time filmmakers like Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele, and made "Mudbound" director of photography Rachel Morrison the first woman ever nominated for best cinematography.
Review: In ‘Get Out,’ the two-faced horrors of racism
Fifty years after Sidney Poitier upended the latent racial prejudices of his white date's liberal family in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner," writer-director Jordan Peele has crafted a similar confrontation with altogether more combustible results in "Get Out."
"Do they know I'm black?" Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) asks his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) as they get ready to leave their city apartment for a weekend at her parents' rural estate. "No," she replies. "Should they?"
‘The Shape of Water’ wins top Producers Guild Award
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Women and inclusivity continued to dominate the awards season conversation Saturday at the Producers Guild Awards, where Guillermo del Toro's fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" won the top award and honorees like Jordan Peele and Ava DuVernay gave rousing speeches to the room of entertainment industry leaders.
DuVernay, ‘black-ish,’ ‘Power’ win at NAACP Image Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community's power to create change.
DuVernay lauded other black artists from the stage as she accepted her award Monday night, naming writers and directors such as Shonda Rhimes, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kenya Barris and "Black Panther" Ryan Coogler.
Winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards, announced Monday night in Pasadena, California:
DGA Awards: Jordan Peele earns two nominations, Spielberg left out
The Directors Guild of America announced its nominees Thursday, naming Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Jordan Peele (“Get Out”), Guillermo del Toro (“The Shape of Water”), Christopher Nolan (“Dunkirk”) and Martin McDonagh (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) as its five nominees for feature film.
Greta Gerwig, Jordan Peele among Directors Guild nominees
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele are among the five directors who have been recognized for outstanding directorial achievement by the Directors Guild of America. The Guild announced its feature film nominees Thursday, including Gerwig for the coming-of age film "Lady Bird" and Peele for his horror sensation "Get Out," which also earned him a first-time director nod.
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A glance at who made moves and who fell behind in pop culture this week
Let's take a look at pop culture winners and losers from the first week of 2018:
Ava DuVernay, ‘Get Out’ to be honored by producers guild
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The horror film "Get Out" and industry multitasker Ava DuVernay will receive special honors at the Producers Guild of America awards, the group announced Friday.
The movie co-produced by Jordan Peele is also among 11 film nominees. It was picked for the guild's Stanley Kramer Award. DuVernay, a producer, director and screenwriter, will receive the Visionary Award, according to a guild statement.
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Top 2017 film moments include ‘Girls Trip’ and ‘Get Out’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From Tiffany Haddish and that grapefruit to Wonder Woman taking on No Man's Land by herself, here are the 10 movie moments from 2017 that we can't stop talking about.
‘Three Billboards’ tops SAG noms, ‘Big Sick’ bounces back
NEW YORK (AP) — In nominations announced Wednesday, the 24th Screen Actors Guild Awards heartily endorsed the Frances McDormand-led revenge drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," offered swift redemption for the Golden Globes-overlooked romantic comedy "The Big Sick" and left many Oscar favorites empty handed.
2017 Breakthrough: ‘Get Out’ star Daniel Kaluuya
NEW YORK (AP) — When Daniel Kaluuya read Jordan Peele's script for "Get Out," he had one question: "Are you allowed to make films like this?"
‘The Twilight Zone’ TV series from Jordan Peele coming to CBS All Access
CBS All Access, the streaming service that brought "Star Trek" back to television, is bringing back another classic property with help from "Get Out" writer/director Jordan Peele.
‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Get Out’ top Gotham Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — The 27th annual Gotham Awards appeared headed for a sweep for Jordan Peele's social thriller "Get Out," but the sensual coming-of-age tale "Call Me By Your Name" swooped in to take best feature film at the first major soiree of Oscar season.
‘Call Me By Your Name’ leads Indie Spirit Award nominations
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The romantic coming-of-age film "Call Me By Your Name" has a leading six Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, followed by Jordan Peele's satirical horror "Get Out" and the Robert Pattinson thriller "Good Time" with five nominations each.
Actresses Tessa Thompson and Lily Collins announced the nominees for the 33rd installment of the awards show Tuesday.
Comedy or not, ‘Get Out’ is a unique Oscar contender
NEW YORK (AP) — The movie year seems destined to conclude the way it essentially began: With everybody talking about "Get Out."
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Jordan Peele’s ‘Get Out’ leads Gotham Award nominations
NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Peele's thriller "Get Out" has gotten an awards season boost with a leading four Gotham Awards nominations, including best feature.
The Independent Filmmaker Project announced nominations for the 27th annual IFP Gotham Awards on Thursday.
Keegan-Michael Key narrating audio edition of Twain story
NEW YORK (AP) — Keegan-Michael Key's latest job is channeling the words of a comic master.
Random House Children's Books tells The Associated Press on Monday the Emmy Award-winning performer is narrating the audio edition of Mark Twain's "The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine." The Twain story is a fairy tale he left unfinished at the time of his death. It has been completed by author Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead. Both the print and audio editions are scheduled for Sept. 26.