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'Bohemian Rhapsody' rocks Golden Globes with surprise coda

Los Angeles - "Bohemian Rhapsody" pulled a major upset at the close of the Golden Globes on Sunday, taking home the final two top prizes to put itself into the Oscars conversation along with "Green Book" and "Roma.

Kevin Hart out as Oscars MC over anti-gay tweets

Los Angeles - US comedian and actor Kevin Hart abruptly withdrew from hosting the Oscars Thursday night amid flack for past homophobic and anti-gay tweets.

Hollywood awards season kicks off with Golden Globes noms

Los Angeles - Hollywood's annual carnival of awards shows begins Thursday with the nominations for the Golden Globes -- the starting gun in the race for the Oscars.

US comedian Kevin Hart to host Oscars

Los Angeles - US comedian and actor Kevin Hart announced on Tuesday that he would be hosting the 91st Academy Awards in February."For years I have been asked if I would ever Host the Oscars and my answer was always the same...," Hart wrote in an Instagram post.

Glitzy 'Science Oscars' to make stars of researchers

Washington - Nine scientists were recognized Wednesday with a "Breakthrough Prize," a $3 million Silicon Valley-funded award meant to confer Oscars-style glamour and prestige on the basic sciences.

Iran film for Oscars stirs debate on home front

Tehran - The Iranian film for next year's Oscars has stirred controversy at home both over the choice of a downbeat movie and for taking part in the Hollywood spectacle at a time of tense Tehran-Washington ties.

Carell, Chalamet hunt Oscars with 'Beautiful Boy'

Toronto - A father's anguished struggle to save his son from a deadly drug dependence in "Beautiful Boy" stirred Oscar buzz for stars Steve Carell and Timothee Chalamet at its Toronto film festival premiere over the weekend.

'Mission: Impossible' composer to get honorary Oscar

Los Angeles - Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin, best known for his "Mission: Impossible" theme song, is to receive an honorary Oscar along with actress Cicely Tyson and publicist Marvin Levy, the Academy said Wednesday.

Trophy case full, musician Gustavo Santaolalla turns to solo project

Mexico - Gustavo Santaolalla is not quite a household name, but you have almost definitely heard his music.The Argentine composer and producer has won two Oscars, two Grammys, 16 Latin Grammys and a trophy case full of other awards in his glittering career.

Op-Ed: Oscar post-mortem — You win a jet ski (Helen Mirren not included)

The 90th Academy Awards unfolded in a politically charged climate and everyone that took home an Oscar was also given the opportunity to say their piece without interruption.

Hometown mariachis serenade 'monster' Del Toro's Oscars

Guadalajara - Partying to mariachi music, exuberant fans of Mexican director Guillermo del Toro paraded around his native Guadalajara with a giant replica Oscar on Sunday after he won the Academy Awards for best picture and best director.

#MeToo, Dreamers, Trump and Kobe: Key Oscar moments

Los Angeles - The #MeToo movement took a starring role Sunday at the first Oscars since the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse revelations, with the awards gala often known for frivolity taking a serious turn.

Guillermo del Toro's 'The Shape of Water was the big winner with four Oscars

Los Angeles - Hollywood was sprinkled with stardust Sunday as the film industry's A-listers came out for the Oscars, hosted by late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel, who opening monologue targeted disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.

'The Shape of Water' triumphs at nail-biting Oscars

Los Angeles - "The Shape of Water" on Sunday won top honors at the Oscars including the coveted best picture statuette, bringing the curtain down on a Hollywood awards season overshadowed by scandal over sexual misconduct in showbiz.

Hollywood braced for best picture photo finish at Oscars

Los Angeles - Hollywood is set for a real-life cliffhanger Sunday at the Oscars -- the race for best picture is coming down to the wire to cap an awards season overshadowed by scandal over sexual misconduct in showbiz.

Mexican directors dazzle abroad — in Mexico, not so much

Mexico - Mexican directors have won trophy cases full of the most prestigious awards in filmmaking over the past several years, but many of the country's most talented creative minds struggle to get their movies shown at home.

'120 Beats per Minute' wins best film at 'French Oscars'

Paris - "120 Beats per Minute" (120 battements par minute) won best film on Friday night at the "French Oscars" -- the Cesars -- where many attendees wore white ribbons in protest of violence against women.

Stage set for Oscars to mark year eclipsed by #MeToo

Los Angeles - Hollywood's awards season reaches its glittering climax on Sunday at the Oscars, with fairy tale romance "The Shape of Water" and dark crime comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" neck-and-neck in the race for the major statuettes.

How young Guillermo became monster-mad director Del Toro

Mexico - Long before he was the celebrated director of fantasy romance "The Shape of Water," this year's top Oscar contender with 13 nominations, Guillermo del Toro was fascinated with monsters and the movies.

World's first hand-painted film vies for an Oscar

Gdansk - Vying for an Oscar, "Loving Vincent" is the world's first animated feature film painted by hand -- all 65,000 frames -- in the distinct style of Vincent van Gogh.
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