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Mahershala Ali poses in the press room with his Academy Award for his best supporting actor for his role in "Moonlight." The movie also won best picture. Ali is the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. <br>Jordan Strauss, Invision/AP

Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim actor to win an Oscar

In a film industry often criticized for exploiting a fear of Muslims, Mahershala Ali received a standing ovation as he achieved a historic feat 20 minutes into Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony, becoming the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar.



‘La La’ reality: Two dreamers try to beat the odds in the City of Stars

Beyond a stretch of thrift stores and nail salons, in a small Panorama City house he shares with eight people, four dogs and a lot of crucifixes, John Geronilla is in the grip of a Hollywood daydream. A Filipino immigrant and aspiring filmmaker, he is bound for Chicago in the morning to work on a successful TV series.


Ryan Eggold's Tom takes center stage in 'Blacklist' spinoff

Ryan Eggold is ready for more action in NBC’s “The Blacklist: Redemption.” Eggold’s character, Tom Keen, grew into a key part of mothership “The Blacklist.” Now Tom and Famke Janssen’s Susan “Scottie” Hargrave are front and center in “Redemption,” two people with dark pasts who are intent on righting wrongs, not committing them.


L.A. firm on red alert: Carpet vendor scrambles to install Oscars’ familiar flooring

In Aeschylus’ play “Agamemnon,” the titular king’s homecoming from the Trojan War is marked by his vengeful wife Clytemnestra, who offers him a red carpet on which to walk.

Joining Madonna and the Beatles, Rihanna lands 30th top-10 hit

In yet another confirmation that you’re getting old, pop superstar Rihanna has hit a landmark: She has now landed 30 songs in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, a feat achieved only by the Beatles and Madonna.


Associated Press Oscar predictions: What will win, what should win

Ahead of Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony many expect will be a “La La Land” sweep.


In honor of 'La La Land,' the 5 best movies about Hollywood

There have been great movies about Hollywood almost as long as Hollywood has been making them. Damien Chazelle’s much-Oscar nominated “La La Land” is part of a grand tradition going back beyond “Singin’ in the Rain” and running past “Mulholland Drive.”


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