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From 'Moonlight' to 'Fences,' movie awards season bursts with color


If the Oscars turn out to be "so white" again next year, it will not be for a lack of candidates.

'Rogue One' has keys to enter 'Star Wars' franchise, says director

SAN FRANCISCO You don't have to be a "Star Wars" superfan to see the first spin-off movie "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," says director Gareth Edwards, but he's hoping the film will light a passion for the franchise in any newcomers. | Video

Dec 06 2016

Matt Damon defends role in 'Great Wall' against charge of 'whitewashing'

BEIJING Hollywood actor Matt Damon on Tuesday defended his starring role in upcoming Hollywood film "The Great Wall", saying that accusations of "whitewashing", or the use Caucasian stars over actors of other ethnicities, were unfounded. | Video

Dec 06 2016

First trailer of 'The Mummy' unwrapped

Fans were given a first look at the rebooted adventure thriller "The Mummy", with the release of the film's action-packed, stunt-filled trailer. | Video

Dec 06 2016

'American Honey' and 'I, Daniel Blake' triumph in UK film awards

LONDON "American Honey", "Under the Shadow" and "I, Daniel Blake" were among the winners at the British Independent Film Awards in London on Sunday, scooping some of the top prizes at the ceremony. | Video

Dec 05 2016

Animation honor for Russian marine who died protecting aid site

MOSCOW A Russian marine who was killed while stopping a suicide bomber from attacking an aid distribution site in Syria has been memorialized with an animation film.

Dec 05 2016

'Moana' Tops Slow Post-Thanksgiving Weekend With $28.4 Million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Moana" sailed to the top of the domestic box office for the second consecutive weekend. The Disney animated adventure picked up $28.4 million to push its stateside haul to $119.9 million. | Video

Dec 04 2016

'La La Land' leads Critics Choice, wins over New York film critics

LOS ANGELES "La La Land," a modern-day musical love story of two struggling artists in Los Angeles, cemented its Hollywood awards season front-runner status on Thursday by simultaneously leading the nominees for Critics' Choice Awards and being named best picture by New York film critics.

Dec 05 2016

Martin Scorsese meets pope as film on Jesuits screens in Rome

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Wednesday met Martin Scorsese after a special screening in Rome of the Oscar-winning director's new film "Silence," about Jesuit missionaries in 17th century Japan. | Video

Japan Nov 30 2016

'Manchester by the Sea' named best film by National Board of Review

LOS ANGELES Independent drama "Manchester by the Sea," about a working-class American family dealing with multiple tragedies, has become an early front-runner in Hollywood's awards season as the National Board of Review named it the best film of 2016 on Tuesday. | Video

Nov 29 2016

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video