Academy Awards

Steven Spielberg poses at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" benefiting the Women's Cancer Research Fund, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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March 04, 2019 - 12:01 pm
By Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Steven Spielberg speaks about the business of Hollywood, everyone generally listens and few dissent. But reports that he intends to support rule changes that could block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility have provoked a heated, and unwieldy,...
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Viggo Mortensen, from left, Linda Cardellini, Dimiter Marinov and Mahershala Ali accept the award for best picture for "Green Book" at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
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February 25, 2019 - 4:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The decision to hand the best film Oscar to "Green Book" continued to be debated Monday, long after the last Champagne glass had finally been emptied. Rarely in Oscar history, after all, has a winning movie prompted a noted guest in the audience, who had just won his first...
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February 25, 2019 - 7:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after director Spike Lee, who used his Oscar acceptance speech to urge mobilization for the 2020 election. Trump tweeted Monday that Lee did a "racist hit on your President." Trump claimed that he had "done more for African Americans" than "almost"...
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February 24, 2019 - 11:03 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Weren't able to make it to Los Angeles for the Academy Awards? No problem. The Philadelphia Film Center (formally the Prince Theater) hosted an Oscars watch party Sunday night that had all the Hollywood feels. The red carpet has been rolled out here at the @...
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February 24, 2019 - 10:19 pm
By Brian Lowry (CNN) -- The Oscars compensated for a host-free ceremony with a night of historic firsts, moving briskly through the opening awards -- part of a concerted effort to shorten the run time -- in a night marked by greater inclusiveness and which spread the wealth among the nominees...
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February 24, 2019 - 5:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A winter of discontent for the Academy Awards will culminate Sunday in an Oscar ceremony that may lack a host but isn't missing intrigue. The run-up to the 91st Academy Awards has been a series of missteps and backtracks by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. A new...
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An Oscar statue appears at the 91st Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon
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February 12, 2019 - 3:34 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Perhaps you weren't sure — or didn't care — if Gisele Bundchen's husband and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this month. But you know why "The Favourite" is a favorite to win an Oscar for best costume design and you're willing to bet on Lady Gaga snagging some hardware...
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Angela Bassett, left, and Chadwick Boseman, nominated for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, introduce a clip from their film "Black Panther" at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in L.A.
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February 11, 2019 - 12:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Who needs a host when Wakanda is coming to the Academy Awards? "Black Panther" stars Chadwick Boseman and Angela Bassett have been added to the starry list of presenters for the 91st Oscars. Producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss on Monday announced a...
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Albert Finney has died at the age of 82 after a short illness
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February 08, 2019 - 10:22 am
(CNN) -- Albert Finney, the Oscar-nominated British actor best known for his roles in "Annie," "Erin Brockovich" and "Tom Jones," has died after a short illness, according to representatives of his family. "Albert Finney, aged 82, passed away peacefully after a short illness with those closest to...
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In this handout provided by A.M.P.A.S., Oscar Statues at the 90th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
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January 22, 2019 - 8:19 am
UPDATED: 9:04 a.m. By Lisa Respers France, CNN (CNN) -- The nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were revealed Tuesday morning. "Roma," a Netflix film that looks back at director Alfonso Cuaron's youth in Mexico, led with ten nominations. Without a clear frontrunner for best picture among popular...
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