Oscars

In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
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September 06, 2018 - 9:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The idea to hand out a popular film Oscar has been shelved for now following widespread backlash, but film academy president John Bailey says that the new category was well-intentioned in its efforts to reflect a changing industry and misunderstood by its critics. The Academy of...
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In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File
August 08, 2018 - 5:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch with the mainstream. But the Wednesday morning...
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In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File
August 08, 2018 - 1:08 pm
By Lindsay Bahr, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oscars are adding a new category to honor popular films and promising a brisk three-hour ceremony and a much earlier air date in 2020. John Bailey, the newly re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and film...
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Top from left: Dave Chappelle, Amy Schumer, Kumail Nanjiani, Jada Pinkett Smith, Timothee Chalamet. Bottom from left: Kendrick Lamar, Gina Rodriguez, Chloe Zhao, Tiffany Haddish, Sarah Silverman.
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June 25, 2018 - 6:47 pm
By Lindsey Bahr, AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that bestows the Oscars is continuing to lean into its promise to make its ranks more diverse by inviting a record 928 new members representing 59 countries to join including actors Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani, Gina Rodriguez...
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Anne V. Coates appears at the 2016 Governors Awards.
Chris Pizzello /Invision/AP, File
May 09, 2018 - 9:07 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winning film editor Anne V. Coates, widely considered one of the greatest in her field whose many credits include such disparate works as "Lawrence of Arabia," ''The Elephant Man" and "Fifty Shades of Grey," has died. She was 92. A representative from Coates' talent agency...
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