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Church child abuse scandals 'tip of iceberg' say real-life stars of Oscar-tipped film

Paris - The child abuse scandals plaguing the Catholic Church are only the tip of the iceberg, the journalists who exposed one of the hierarchy's biggest cover-ups said Wednesday.

Academy head 'heartbroken' over lack of diversity at Oscars

Los Angeles - Following an outcry over the all-white roster of actors nominated for this year's Oscars, the president of the film academy said she was heartbroken by the lack of diversity and working to implement change.

Outrage as black actors absent from Oscars lineup

Los Angeles - The glaring absence of black actors or directors among this year's Oscar nominees has triggered an outpouring of criticism, setting social media abuzz as the list was unveiled.

Academy names 2016 Oscar producers

Los Angeles - The Oscars will get two new producers as it was today (Sept. 1) announced by Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.

Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds get Oscar honors

Los Angeles - He once won a Student Academy Award and now he will receive an honorary Oscar. Spike Lee to be honored with an honorary award, along with Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds.

'Inside Out' takes on 'Jurassic World'

Usually when an animated movie is set to open, all eyes would be on that film. It is the family films that easily take the box office crown.

Oscars set dates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released their show dates for the next three years. It will stay on Sunday to continue to make it Oscar Sunday, as well.

Review: Best Visual Effects Oscar for Interstellar, based on science

The science fiction epic Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan, received several Oscar 2015 nominations and won the award for best visual effects.

MTV Movie Awards nominations inject some fun

Enough is never enough when it comes to award shows. Now come the MTV Movie Awards. Not even a month reprieve from the Oscars and the end of the award season, it starts up again.

'Focus' will take over as box office slows down

It is now time for the box office to focus once again as the Oscars are over. "Focus" will take down "Fifty Shades of Grey" this weekend.

Op-Ed: The Sniper's text hit the mark

How mental illness is approached in various countries has killed many, and will continue to do so. Time to end the stigma.

2015 Oscars: 'Birdman' nabs Best Picture

UPDATE: "Birdman" has won the Oscar for Best Picture and put it on the same path as Best Director this year. That hasn't happened for the last two years. "Birdman" marked another recent win for a movie about show business.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' falls hard but still wins

With all eyes on the Academy Awards, there is still box office news and a movie that made all the headlines when it was being released, fell hard.

'Birdman' wins Best Feature at Indie Spirit Awards as Oscars loom

In what may be a preview of the Oscars, the 30th Independent Spirit Awards were handed out today (Feb. 21). “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” took home Best Feature Film.

'Shades' to secure top spot as Oscars set to take over spotlight

It is Oscar weekend and the box office tends to take a back seat, but the business of show goes on. That means more ways than one, too.

'American Sniper' is box office winner for Oscar-nominated films

A box office total for a movie has nothing to do with its chance for Oscar glory. If it did, "American Sniper" would be the favorite.

Film brings belated acclaim for WWII codebreaker Turing

London - British mathematician Alan Turing ended his life condemned for being gay, but "The Imitation Game" has finally seen him recognised as a hero who hastened the end of World War II by cracking the Nazis' codes.

Tim McGraw steps in for Glen Campbell at the Academy Awards

Beverly Hills - Tim McGraw got a call from the academy and it had nothing to do with a country music award. This academy has something to do with movies - and music. It was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Oscars: Levine, Common, Legend to perform

Beverly Hills - UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song at this year's show. The show is Feb. 22.

Producers pick 'Birdman'

"Birdman" just hauled in the top prize from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and adds more drama to an uncertain Best Picture Oscar race. Both "Boyhood" and "Birdman" have been battling it out during award season.

'American Sniper' sets its sights on another win

UPDATE: "American Sniper" is beating expectations once again and will likely end around $60 million for the weekend. It has struck a cord with the public and will stay strong.

Big box office boost for 'American Sniper'

UPDATE: It looks like the movie that gained greater on the Martin Luther King Jr holiday was "American Sniper" and not "Selma." Add $2 million more to "American Sniper" as it beat expectations all weekend long.

'American Sniper' to get a box office boost

The box office will get a boost by the recent Oscar nominations, but how much? For one film, probably a great deal. Overall, top film nominees are not big box office money-makers right now.

'Boyhood' takes top prize at Critics' Choice Movie Awards

UPDATE: "Boyhood" took home Best Picture as the Broadcast Film Critics handed out their awards tonight in Hollywood. "The Grand Budapest Hotel" took home Best Comedy.

Oscars: 'Birdman,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' grab 9 nods each

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning (Jan. 15) and "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" lead the way. Each film grabbed nine nominations.

Oscars: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood get top nominations

Los Angeles - The 2015 Academy Award nominations have been announced in Los Angeles. The top films named included "American Sniper," "Birdman," "Boyhood," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game," "Selma," "The Theory of Everything" and "Whiplash."

2014 Golden Globes Updates: Who's won, who's lost?

Beverly Hills - The Golden Globes just wrapped up in Beverly Hills with Meryl Streep awarding "Boyhood" the top award of the night. "Boyhood" caps a 12-year journey of film-making and it took home Best Motion Picture, Drama.

'Taken 3' wins easily but box office slows down

UPDATE: As the actual box office numbers were tallied, "Taken 3" took in a bit less than was first noted. It is now the third-highest January opening ever, not the second.

Stars ready to eat and drink at Golden Globe Awards

Beverly Hills - When it comes to the menu for the Golden Globes, it is all about the calories. Or cutting them a bit. The 72nd Golden Globe Awards airs on NBC Sunday, Jan. 11.

Producers nominate 'Nightcrawler'; leave out 'Unbroken,' 'Selma'

Los Angeles - The money people have spoken with their nominations for the best in movies for 2014. They also have TV, but this story is all the movies.
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Group shot of Oscar nominees.
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Zakia is one of the heroes of the Oscar-winning short doc "Saving Face"
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Seth MacFarlane as host plus it is The Oscars only this year.
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Taking notes at the Oscars.
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Adam Levine gets and Oscar call.
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Oscar prep is in full gear
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Getting closer as rehearsals take place.
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This is where ABC shot takes place as the stars are almost down with the walk. They are setting up their angles here.
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These flowers were for Governors Ball Preview.
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It's only Wednesday before the show.
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Always something happening in the world of Oscars.
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The carpet on day of show.
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Getting closer as rehearsals take place.
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Carpet down, covered in plastic; statuette placed
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An idea of what it will like like. The middle will be roped, too.
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Entering here means a walk up the stairs.
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Not much space for press but there are a lot of us.