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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.

'Moonlight' wins best picture as Oscars ends in chaos

Los Angeles - Coming-of-age drama "Moonlight" won the coveted best picture statuette at Sunday's Oscars, but the evening ended in chaos as "La La Land" -- already the winner of six prizes -- was first mistakenly handed the award.

The 89th Academy Awards: fun facts and figures

Los Angeles - Hollywood's elite gathers at the Dolby Theatre for the 89th annual Academy Awards on Sunday to reward the best in acting, writing and filmmaking talent.

Can 'La La Land' waltz away with all the Oscars glory?

Los Angeles - Hollywood will be sprinkled with stardust on Sunday at the Oscars, with dreamy nostalgic musical "La La Land" tipped for glory on the film industry's biggest night.

Five things to watch at this year's Oscars bash

Los Angeles - It's no secret that "La La Land" is the big favorite to earn major Oscars glory on Sunday. But there are other stories sure to unfold on Hollywood's biggest night.Here are five things to watch for:- Clean sweep for 'La La Land'?

'La La Land' set to win big at Oscars

Los Angeles - The Hollywood awards season reaches its glittering climax at the Oscars on Sunday with "La La Land," a starry-eyed love letter to the glamour of Old Hollywood, tipped for glory.

Nominees in main Oscars categories

Los Angeles - Here are the nominees in key categories for the 89th Academy Awards, to be handed out on Sunday in Hollywood:Best picture:"Arrival" "Fences""Hacksaw Ridge""Hell or High Water""Hidden Figures""La La Land""Lion""Manchester by the Sea""Moonlight"Best direc.

'Art has no borders, no color, no creed': Oscars president

Los Angeles - The divisive political climate in America hung over the Oscar nominees luncheon as Academy Awards president Cheryl Boone Isaacs opened the gathering with a call for tolerance and freedom of expression.

Oscar buzz dead, China clips 'Hooligan Sparrow' wings

Bejing - Ye Haiyan, one of China's most prominent women's rights activists, huddled in her unheated apartment on the outskirts of Beijing, waiting to learn if the documentary that propelled her to international fame would receive an Oscar nod.

James Baldwin 'unfiltered' in Oscar-nominated documentary

Paris - Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" presents the raw, "unfiltered" voice of US civil rights stalwart James Baldwin through his own words, the Haitian filmmaker says.

'La La Land' and black actors score big with Oscar nods

Los Angeles - Romantic showbiz musical "La La Land" topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with a whopping 14 nods, tying an all-time record, as black actors were honored in all acting categories for the first time.

Diverse field of nominees avoids #OscarsSoWhite repeat

Los Angeles - Hollywood appeared to breath a collective sigh of relief on Tuesday as a record number of black actors were nominated for Oscars, averting a repeat of last year's diversity controversy.

Asghar Farhadi on war, peace and writing from the heart

Los Angeles - Asghar Farhadi stepped out into the biting winter Tehran air clutching his Oscar, taken aback by the huge crowd waiting at the airport to crown him Iran's next national hero.

Oscars organizers invite women, minorities in diversity push

Los Angeles - Almost half the 683 people invited this year to join the organization that bestows the Oscars are women and nearly as many people of color, the body announced in a bid to honor its vow to push for more diversity.

Mark Rylance: From Shakespeare's Globe to Oscar glory

London - Long regarded as Britain's best stage actor, Mark Rylance is now Hollywood royalty as well after winning the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for "Bridge of Spies".

Oscar at last for Morricone, Italian maestro of the silver screen

Rome - Nobody could accuse Ennio Morricone of not having earned the best original score Oscar he collected on Sunday for his work on Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight".

DiCaprio finally wins Oscar, 'Spotlight' grabs best film

Los Angeles - Leonardo DiCaprio won his long-awaited first Oscar for revenge epic "The Revenant" but journalism drama "Spotlight" took best picture in a surprising end to Hollywood's glittering awards season.

'Spotlight' takes home best picture Oscar

Los Angeles - "Spotlight," a searing portrait of The Boston Globe's investigation into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, won a surprise Oscar for best picture at the 88th Academy Awards.

'Son of Saul': Film on Holocaust hell earns Oscar

Budapest - "Son of Saul" -- whose Oscar for best foreign language film Sunday adds to a string of accolades for the Hungarian movie -- pulls the viewer right into the hell of the Holocaust.

Brie Larson wins best actress Oscar for 'Room'

Los Angeles - Brie Larson won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her searing performance as a kidnapped mother in 'Room', catapulting her to the top of Hollywood's A-list.

Inarritu wins best director Oscar for 'The Revenant'

Los Angeles - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu entered Hollywood lore Sunday, giving Mexico a best director triumph at the Oscars for a third straight year with the epic vengeance and survival story "The Revenant.

Rock cracks race jokes, 'Mad Max' takes six early Oscars

Los Angeles - "Mad Max: Fury Road" swept the technical prizes Sunday at the Oscars, the pinnacle of Hollywood's glittering awards season, as host Chris Rock delivered a searing salvo against the lack of diversity among nominees.

'The Revenant' leads charge at 'whitewashed' Oscars

Los Angeles - Hollywood hit the Oscars red carpet Sunday for its annual show of glitz and pageantry honoring cinema's finest -- with a broiling row over diversity an awkward guest at the party.

Review: Reworked ‘Salt-Water Moon’ in Toronto more puzzling than profound Special

Toronto - It’s understandable when a theatre director wants to transform a familiar classic into something fresh and original. That’s an artist’s job: to create a unique, personal vision. But what if that vision makes the play almost unrecognizable?

Pakistan's Oscar hope eyes bigger prize — law reform

New York - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made history by winning Pakistan's first Oscar four years ago. Now she's back in Hollywood, hoping to scoop a second Academy Award for her harrowing film about a teenage girl shot in the face by her own family.

Stage set for Oscars night tainted by race row

Los Angeles - The Hollywood awards season reaches its glittering climax at Sunday's Oscars, with bleak survival epic "The Revenant" tipped to clean up on a night overshadowed by a simmering race row.

The eight contenders for the best picture Oscar

Los Angeles - From a blood-soaked tale of revenge, to a dystopian action thriller, to a dramedy about the subprime mortgage crisis, this year's contenders for the best picture Oscar on Sunday offer a wide range of stories and moods.

Nominees in main Oscars categories

Los Angeles - Here are the nominees in the main categories for the 88th Academy Awards, to be handed out on Sunday in Hollywood:Best picture: "The Big Short""Bridge of Spies""Brooklyn""Mad Max: Fury Road""The Martian""The Revenant""Room""Spotlight"Best director: Ada...

Israel seeks to lure Oscar nominees with risky gift

Jerusalem - When the top nominees at this year's Oscars, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Matt Damon, open their goodie bags, inside will be a potentially controversial gift.

New tech gives stop-motion animation its Oscar moment

Stop-motion animation moved into the fast(er) lane when LAIKA studio decided to employ 3D technologies to create its characters’ thousands of faces.
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