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James Ivory, 89, may set an Oscar record. He’d rather work.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

James Ivory didn’t see “Call Me By Your Name” with an audience until the week before he was nominated for its screenplay. He caught it at a New York theater with a good audience, he says, that applauded at the end. It was his first tangible taste of the adulation for the film he wrote, about first love in Northern Italy, since it began its celebrated run at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy – an Oscar

Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers star, was nominated in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from basketball.

Del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’ lands a leading 13 Oscar nods

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Oscar voters put forward nine best-picture nominees: “The Shape of Water,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Lady Bird,” “Get Out,” “The Post,” “Dunkirk,” “Call Me By Your Name” and “Phantom Thread.”

Spotlight to focus on women at 24th annual SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards’ tendency to predict eventual Oscar winners won’t be the only thing commanding attention when the 24th annual ceremony airs Sunday. The show is also focusing its spotlight on women, with nearly all female presenters, all women opening the show and a first-ever host in actress Kristen Bell.

AP Exclusive: Accountants in Oscar mistake off the show

UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs said Brian Cullinan, the PwC representative responsible for handing over the errant envelope that led to “La La Land” mistakenly being announced as best picture rather than “Moonlight,” was distracted backstage. He tweeted (and later deleted) a photo of Emma Stone with her new Oscar minutes before giving presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the wrong envelope for best picture.

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