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The eight contenders for the best picture Oscar

Los Angeles - In a year that saw movie theaters boarded up due to Covid-19, eight new films that did reach our screens impressed Academy voters enough that they are in contention for Hollywood's biggest award -- the Oscar for best picture.

Oscars set to flop in China as Hollywood, politics collide

Shanghai - The Oscars are the glitziest night of the year in Hollywood and millions across the globe tune in, but they threaten to be a dud in China after the nomination of a Hong Kong protest documentary.

Oscars plan British 'hub' for nominees over pandemic travel fears

Los Angeles - Next month's pandemic-affected Oscars will include an in-person British "hub" for international nominees unable to travel to Los Angeles, a source familiar with the plan told AFP Tuesday.

Oscars won't show in Hong Kong for first time since 1969

Fpo - The Oscars will not be shown in Hong Kong for the first time in more than half a century, its local broadcaster confirmed Monday, as doubts remained over whether Hollywood's top awards will air in mainland China.

'Mank' leads Oscars nominations in record year for women

Los Angeles - "Mank," David Fincher's black-and-white ode to "Citizen Kane," comfortably led this year's Oscars nominations Monday with 10 nods including for best picture and best director, as female filmmakers and streamers smashed Academy records.

Pandemic-hit Oscars to be broadcast from 'multiple locations'

Los Angeles - This year's Oscars will be broadcast live and "in-person" from multiple locations, the Academy said Wednesday, as details of Hollywood's pandemic-delayed big night finally begin to take shape.

Mads Mikkelsen comedy among international Oscars shortlist

Los Angeles - A boozy Mads Mikkelsen comedy from Denmark, a Netflix musical drama from Mexico and an elderly lesbian romance from France are among the Oscars hopefuls on the best foreign film shortlist announced Tuesday.

Pandemic-hit Oscars in hands of 'Contagion' director Soderbergh

Los Angeles - Next year's pandemic-hit Oscars will be produced by "Contagion" director Steven Soderbergh, the Academy announced Tuesday, as Hollywood's biggest night finally begins to take shape.

Oscars set minimum diversity rules for best picture prize

Los Angeles - Hollywood's motion picture academy unveiled strict new eligibility rules to boost diversity among best picture Oscars nominees and the wider movie industry in a landmark announcement Tuesday.

Trump scoffs at 'Parasite's' Oscar win

Colorado Springs - President Donald Trump on Thursday scorned the best picture Oscar for South Korean film "Parasite," asking how a foreign movie could get the honor."How bad was the Academy Awards this year?

'Parasite' Oscar success opens new era

Seoul - The unprecedented Oscar haul for South Korean director Bong Joon-ho black comedy "Parasite" has shattered a 92-year-old glass ceiling and opened a new era for Korean and other foreign films on the global stage.

South Korea hails top prize for 'Parasite' at Oscars

Seoul - South Koreans reacted with joy and stunned disbelief Monday to the historic best picture Oscar for "Parasite", with one film fan suggesting the feat should be recognised with a public holiday.

Oscars night is nearly here, and '1917' leads the charge

Los Angeles - Hollywood's award season reaches its extravagant finale at the Oscars on Sunday, with war epic "1917" tipped to dispatch a brigade of winners to the stage at the movie industry's biggest night.

Oscar nominees in main categories

Los Angeles - Here are the nominees in key categories for the 92nd Academy Awards, to be handed out on February 9 in Hollywood."Joker" leads the nominations with 11, followed by "The Irishman," "1917" and "Once Upon a Time...

Oscar nominees emerge as awards row rages over female snubs

Los Angeles - The Oscar nominations will Monday reveal which stars and movies have a shot at Hollywood's ultimate prize, as the industry nervously awaits the number of women and minorities selected.

Oscars to go without host for second year

Los Angeles - The Oscars will again go without a host next month, repeating a format credited with boosting ratings last year, US network ABC confirmed Wednesday.

'The Annas?': Oscar honorees target Hollywood gender equality

Los Angeles - Hollywood's female filmmakers set out plans to achieve gender equality Sunday as actress Geena Davis and director Lina Wertmuller collected honorary Oscars at a star-studded ceremony focused on diversity.

'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.
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Carpet down, covered in plastic; statuette placed
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2013 Oscars are here.
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The world-famous Kodak Theater changed its name to the Dolby Theatre in June 2012.
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Getting closer as rehearsals take place.
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Oscar prep is in full gear
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Pakistan Wins First Oscar
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2013 Oscars are here.
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Chow down.
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Note the art this year. Nice subtle touch.
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Adam Levine gets and Oscar call.
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Chef Wolfgang Puck, 62, will cater his 18th consecutive Academy Awards Governors Ball, to be held in Hollywood & Highland's Grand Ballroom
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Oscar's art collection by Marc Friedland
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2013 Oscars are here.
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Getting ready.
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A look backstage at the 2013 Oscars.
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Jeremy Renner, star of Iraq war film The Hurt Locker
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Not much space for press but there are a lot of us.
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89th Academy Awards: Viola Davis wins for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
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