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'Green Book' best pic win overshadows diverse Oscars

Los Angeles - The Oscars celebrated diversity with a string of wins for minority nominees, but the night's message was undermined by a bitter controversy simmering Monday over the best picture winner, civil rights dramedy "Green Book.

Oscars red carpet: old school glamour, loads of pink, stylish men

Los Angeles - Hollywood's biggest stars strutted their stuff on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, and a few trends emerged: old school glamour, metallic gowns, lots of pink, trousers on the women... and one stunning gown on a man.

Oscar nominations: all the fun facts

Los Angeles - Hollywood insiders and movie fans are eagerly waiting to hear the names of the Oscar winners on Sunday night.

Cuaron wins three Oscars for 'Roma' but 'Green Book' is best film

Los Angeles - Alfonso Cuaron bagged a hat trick of Oscars on Sunday for "Roma," his love letter to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, but controversial civil rights drama "Green Book" crashed his party with a win for best picture.

Oscar nominees in main categories

Los Angeles - Here are the nominees in key categories for the 91st Academy Awards, to be handed out on Sunday in Hollywood.

'Roma' star's unlikely road from mountains of Mexico to Hollywood

Tlaxiaco - Yalitza Aparicio once was a newly qualified pre-school teacher living in a dusty mountain town in Mexico.

Oscar nominations: all the fun facts

Los Angeles - The nominations for the 91st Oscars were announced Tuesday, with "Roma" and "The Favourite" leading the pack.But the statistical quirks that the annual event throws up can be as intriguing as tracking which movies get the most nods.

Oscar nominees in main categories

Los Angeles - Here are the nominees in key categories for the 91st Academy Awards, to be handed out on February 24 in Hollywood.

'Roma,' 'The Favourite' lead Oscars nominations with 10 each

Los Angeles - Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma," an ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, and offbeat royal romp "The Favourite" on Tuesday topped the Oscar nominations with 10 each, as streaming giant Netflix earned its first-ever best picture nod.

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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

Miracle of Dunkirk: one story, two films, 14 Oscar nominations

Los Angeles - With the cream of the British army cornered by a lightning German advance into northern France, Winston Churchill is told they will be lucky to get 30,000 men out alive.

Op-Ed: Oscars 2018 — Predictions, personal picks and random commentary

Yes, I’m aware that we don’t need another column about the Academy Awards. Even if there weren’t much more pressing issues in the world, we already get our fill of obligatory Oscar hype from critics who are actually paid to care about it.

Dafoe holds Oscar flag for heart-melting movie about poor kids

Paris - Willem Dafoe frankly doesn't give a damn if he misses out on a best supporting actor Oscar for a third time next month.

Hollywood set for Oscar noms in the year of #MeToo

Los Angeles - All eyes will be on Hollywood Tuesday as the Oscars nominees are unveiled, with "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" ahead by a nose in an awards season overshadowed by the industry's war on sleaze.

Film about poor kids at Disney's gates is fairy tale hit

Paris - It is already the fairy tale of this year's Oscars race: A little film about homeless children living in the shadow of Walt Disney World in Florida that threatens to turn the tables on the big-budget favourites.

Oscars bid for story of 'Pakistan's toughest woman'

- As 200 armed men surrounded their house on a hot August night in 2005, Nazo Dharejo and her sisters grabbed their Kalashnikov and puny stock of ammunition and climbed to the roof.

Hollywood takes on Trump at Oscars with message of inclusion

Los Angeles - Hollywood seized the global platform of the Oscars to take on Donald Trump, but stars kept the tone light and inclusive after the US president's divisive debut.
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