Award shows

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 1970 file photo, British actor Albert Finney waves his cane while playing the title role in "Scrooge," at Shepperton Studios. British Actor Albert Finney, the Academy Award-nominated star of films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall" has died at the age of 82 his family said on Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/R. Dear, File)
February 08, 2019 - 9:33 am
LONDON (AP) — Albert Finney, the charismatic Academy Award-nominated British actor who starred in films from "Tom Jones" to "Skyfall," has died. He was 82. Finney's family said Friday that he "passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to him by his side." He died Thursday from...
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Bebe Rexha performs at the Spotify Best New Artist 2019 Party at The Hammer Museum on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)
February 08, 2019 - 5:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer H.E.R. gave a next-level performance, sister duo Chloe x Halle matched the greatness of their recent Super Bowl performance and pop singer Bebe Rexha went off on the crowd when they didn't sing along to her monster hit song. The female acts, nominated for best new...
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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2018 file photo, Brandi Carlile seen at One Love Malibu at King Gillette Ranch in Calabasas, Calif. Carlile says she is feeling the pressure of performing at Clive Davis' star-studded party the night before the Grammy Awards. While sitting alongside Davis, the singer said Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, she is just as nervous taking the stage at his pre-Grammys gala Saturday than performing at the actual Grammys the following evening. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
February 07, 2019 - 9:47 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Brandi Carlile will perform at the Grammys on Sunday, but she's just as worried to hit the stage at Clive Davis' star-studded party the night before the big awards show. While sitting alongside Davis, Carlile said Thursday she is feeling the pressure of performing at...
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FILE - This Feb. 2, 2019 file photo, Cardi B arrives at the 2019 Fanatics Super Bowl Party in Atlanta. Even though Cardi B has a strong chance of winning her first-ever Grammy, the rapper says she is feeling nervous heading into the upcoming awards show. (Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP, File)
February 07, 2019 - 9:03 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even though Cardi B has a strong chance of winning her first-ever Grammy, the rapper says she is feeling nervous heading into the upcoming awards show. Cardi B told The Associated Press that she has been filled with anxiety about winning an award and executing her performance at...
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Willie Nelson, left, and Lukas Nelson perform at the Producers & Engineers Wing 12th Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration at the Village Studio on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
February 07, 2019 - 7:59 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kacey Musgraves, Dave Matthews and Lukas Nelson saluted the outlaw king of country music Willie Nelson with tributes and performances at a famed Los Angeles studio. The Recording Academy's Producers and Engineers Wing honored Nelson on Wednesday night ahead of Sunday's Grammy...
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In this Jan. 24, 2019 photo, Boi-1da poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. The Jamaica-born, Toronto-raised producer is nominated for six Grammys including three in the best rap song category, for his work on Drake’s “God’s Plan,” Eminem’s “Lucky You” and Jay Rock’s “Win.” (Photo by Rebecca Cabage/Invision/AP)
February 06, 2019 - 5:27 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boi-1da considers himself a sidekick to some of the biggest music performers, from Drake to Rihanna, and he is now being thrust into the Grammy spotlight for his standout production work. The Jamaica-born, Toronto-raised producer is nominated for six Grammys, including three in...
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FILE - This Dec. 2, 2013 file photo shows Bryan Singer at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says that it is suspending its nomination of director Bryan Singer amid accusations that he sexually assaulted minors. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 2:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it is suspending its nomination of director Bryan Singer amid accusations that he sexually assaulted minors. Singer had been among those nominated for his work on the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," which he was fired from in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2019 file photo, an Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. ABC's Entertainment President Karey Burke says this year's pre-Oscar ceremony disarray had an upside. Burke said the "lack of clarity" over the ceremony kept the Oscars in the public conversation. The biggest flap was over Kevin Hart's quick exit as host because of years-old homophobic tweets that he apologized for. That left the Oscars without a host as the Feb. 24 ceremony on ABC loomed, and producers finally decided to go without one. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 1:50 am
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Oscars disarray over the exit of Kevin Hart as the host of the show had an upside — people paid attention, ABC's entertainment president said Tuesday. "Ironically, I have found that the lack of clarity ... has kept the Oscars really in the conversation, and the mystery has...
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Regina King, left, and Mahershala Ali attend the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
February 04, 2019 - 4:41 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Winners at this year's Oscars will need to be quick, both in their walks to the stage and their acceptance speeches. Producers told nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards that they will have 90 seconds from the time their name is called until when their speech will...
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FILE- In this June 20, 2008, file photo Kristoff St. John accepts the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for his work on "The Young and the Restless" at the 35th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. John has died at age 52. Los Angeles police were called to John's home on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, and his body was turned over to the Los Angeles County coroner. The cause of death was not available. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
February 04, 2019 - 3:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kristoff St. John, who played the struggling alcoholic and ladies' man Neil Winters for 27 years on "Young and the Restless ," has died. He was 52. Los Angeles police were called to his home Sunday and his body was turned over to the coroner. The cause of death was not...
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