• Want to win an Oscar? Spend millions on the film campaign trail
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    Reuters

    Want to win an Oscar? Spend millions on the film campaign trail

    Making an unforgettable movie is not the only requirement to win the prestigious best picture Oscar. Add millions of dollars for TV and digital ads, plus actors' travel, hair and makeup for events to promote their work on the busy film campaign trail. If the race is close, as it is heading into Sunday's awards ceremony, studios must dig deeper to gain an edge with the roughly 8,000 voters in the Academy for Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

  • Cannabis chocolates, luxury holidays and a toilet brush: Inside this year's $100,000 Oscar goody bags
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Cannabis chocolates, luxury holidays and a toilet brush: Inside this year's $100,000 Oscar goody bags

    This year the acceptance speeches might be even more bizarre than normal!

  • How Snow White and some coconuts killed 1989's Oscars
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    The Guardian

    How Snow White and some coconuts killed 1989's Oscars

    In 1989, producer Allan Carr was handed the keys to the ceremony. Astonishingly, Carr decided that the first of these would be Snow White. No, instead Carr picked an unknown and visibly petrified newcomer called Eileen Bowman.

  • Oscars will use Hollywood outsiders to introduce Best Picture nominees
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    Entertainment Weekly

    Oscars will use Hollywood outsiders to introduce Best Picture nominees

    Hollywood outsiders to introduce best picture nominees at Oscars

  • All Oscar Categories to Air Live After Hollywood Protest
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    Variety

    All Oscar Categories to Air Live After Hollywood Protest

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its controversial decision to hand out four Oscars during the telecast's commercial breaks. Following a Thursday night meeting with top cinematographers, Academy leadership including President John Bailey and CEO Dawn Hudson have pledged to air every awards category on the live show a week from […]

  • Oscars show to go hostless for only second time
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    Reuters

    Oscars show to go hostless for only second time

    This year's Oscar ceremony will go ahead without an official host for only the second time in its history, an ABC television executive said on Tuesday. ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co televises the Oscars ceremony annually and is closely involved in planning the telecast. Comedian Kevin Hart in December stepped down from hosting the Oscars after past homophobic tweets resurfaced.

  • ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sweeps With Seven Wins at Annie Awards
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    The Wrap

    ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sweeps With Seven Wins at Annie Awards

    “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has been named the best animated feature of 2018 at the 46th Annual Annie Awards, sweeping all seven categories in which it was nominated and giving the film a prize that has predicted the Oscar animated-feature winner more than 70 percent of the time. The awards were handed out at Royce Hall on the UCLA campus on Saturday night by the Los Angeles branch of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA-Hollywood. In addition to winning Best Animated Feature, “Spider-Man” picked up awards for its directing, writing, character animation, character design, production design and editorial. “Incredibles 2” came into the show with the most nominations, 11, but only won two, while “Ralph Breaks the Internet” had 10 nominations and received one award. Also Read: Stan Lee Was 'Really Happy' With His 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Cameo, Directors Say The seven wins for “Spider-Man” fell short of the record 11 Annie wins for Pixar’s “Coco” last year, but they were a strong indication of the momentum that the film has acquired since its release in December. It is the first film from Sony Pictures Animation to win the top award at the Annies, which over the years has been dominated by Disney/Pixar (eight wins for Disney, nine for Pixar) and DreamWorks Animation (four wins). “Mary Poppins Returns,” a live-action film with an extended animated sequence, won two Annie Awards. Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs” received one award, for Bryan Cranston’s voice work. In the television categories, “Hilda” was the big winner with three, while “BoJack Horseman” and “Disney’s Mickey Mouse” received two each. Also Read: 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Post-Credits Scene Explained Since the establishment of the Best Animated Feature category at the Academy Awards in 2001, the same film has won at both ceremonies 12 times in the previous 17 years, including the last three years in a row. In the short subject category, the prize went to “Weekends,” the Annecy audience award winner which is also nominated for the Best Animated Short Oscar and was featured at TheWrap’s ShortList Film Festival. Four of this year’s five Oscar nominees for feature animation – “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” – were also nominated in the top Annies category. The fifth Oscar nominee, “Mirai,” was the winner in the Annies’ Best Animated Independent Feature category. The winners: Best Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Best Animated Independent Feature: “Mirai” Best Animated Special Production: “Mary Poppins Returns” Best Animated Short Subject: “Weekends” Best Virtual Reality Production: “Crow: The Legend” Best Animated Television/Broadcast Commercial: “Greenpeace ‘There’s a Rang-Tan In My Bedroom'” Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children: “Ask the StoryBots,” episode: “How Do Computers Work?” Best Animated Television/Broadcast Production For Children: “Hilda,” episode: “Chapter 1: The Hidden People” Best General Audience Animated Television/Broadcast Production: “BoJack Horseman,” episode: “The Dog Days are Over” Best Student Film: “Best Friend” Animated Effects in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production: “Tales of Arcadia: Trollhunters,” episode: “The Eternal Knight Pt. 2” Animated Effects in an an Animated Feature Production: “Ralph Breaks The Internet” Character Animation in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Hilda” Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Character Animation in a Live Action Production: “Mary Poppins Returns” Character Animation in a Video Game: “GRIS” Character Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure” Character Design in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Directing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Eddie Trigueros; episode: “Feed the Birds” Directing in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman and Peter Ramsey Music in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse,” Christopher Willis Music in an Animated Feature Production: “Incredibles 2,” Michael Giacchino Production Design in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Age of Sail” Production Design in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Storyboarding in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Disney Mickey Mouse” and “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production: “Incredibles 2” Voice Acting in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “BoJack Horseman,” Will Arnett Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production: “Isle of Dogs,” Bryan Cranston Writing in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Hilda” Writing in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Editorial in an Animated Television / Broadcast Production: “Big Hero 6: The Series” Editorial in an Animated Feature Production: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Read original story ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Sweeps With Seven Wins at Annie Awards At TheWrap

  • Lady Gaga and Glenn Close tied to win a big award and it sounds quite awkward
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    Lady Gaga and Glenn Close tied to win a big award and it sounds quite awkward

    Bringing the cringe to the Critics Choice Awards.

  • ‘Roma,’ ‘The Americans’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Win Top Critics’ Choice Honors
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    Variety

    ‘Roma,’ ‘The Americans’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Win Top Critics’ Choice Honors

    "Roma" won best picture and director for Alfonso Cuarón at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards Sunday night. The film also won best cinematography and best foreign film. FX's "The Americans" and Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" took top TV honors. For films, "Vice" star Christian Bale […]

  • 2019 Oscars show to move ahead without a host for first time in 30 years
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    Ben Arnold

    2019 Oscars show to move ahead without a host for first time in 30 years

    Producers of the Oscars are to forge ahead with this year's show without a host, despite pleas last week from Ellen DeGeneres that they should rehire Kevin Hart.

  • Kevin Hart says he is ‘done’ with Oscars conversation
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    Kevin Hart says he is ‘done’ with Oscars conversation

    Kevin Hart has said he will not apologise anymore for homophobic tweets he posted years ago.

  • Oscar glory beckons for Olivia Colman after Golden Globes win
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    Tom Butler

    Oscar glory beckons for Olivia Colman after Golden Globes win

    Olivia Colman is one step closer to an Oscar win after scooping Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical at the 2019 Golden Globes.

  • Golden Globes 2019: Full list of winners
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    Golden Globes 2019: Full list of winners

    Award season officially kicks off this weekend as Hollywood gathers at the Beverly Hills Hilton for the 76th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night.

  • Ellen DeGeneres faces backlash for 'defending' Kevin Hart following homophobia furore
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    Ben Arnold

    Ellen DeGeneres faces backlash for 'defending' Kevin Hart following homophobia furore

    Ellen De Generes brought forward the air date for an 'incredible and honest' interview with axed Oscars host Kevin Hart, which has just aired the US.

  • Golden Globes Predictions: Who Will Win (and Who Should)
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    Variety

    Golden Globes Predictions: Who Will Win (and Who Should)

    As the film awards season hurtles toward its final phase, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s 71st annual Golden Globes event is poised to mark the first televised awards show of the year. It's a chance for the year's various Oscar contenders, from "Black Panther" to "Green Book" to "Vice," to make an impact in front […]

  • BAFTA 2019 Rising Star Award nominees announced
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    Tom Butler

    BAFTA 2019 Rising Star Award nominees announced

    Jessie Buckley, Cynthia Erivo, Barry Keoghan, Lakeith Stanfield, Letitia Wright will battle it out for the prestigious gong.

  • Academy Considers No 2019 Oscars Host At All Following Kevin Hart Controversy
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    Indiewire

    Academy Considers No 2019 Oscars Host At All Following Kevin Hart Controversy

    The Academy did not have any back-up plans and is reportedly "freaking out" as it rushes to find a replacement host for the 2019 ceremony.

  • Biggest snubs and surprises from the Golden Globes 2019 nominations
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    Yahoo Movies UK

    Biggest snubs and surprises from the Golden Globes 2019 nominations

    From the shocking omissions ('A Quiet Place', Hugh Jackman, Ryan Gosling) to the jaw-dropping additions (John C. Reilly, 'Bodyguard', 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse'), we go deep inside today's Golden Globes nominations.

  • Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh to Host 2019 Golden Globes
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    The Wrap

    Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh to Host 2019 Golden Globes

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has finally found its Golden Globes hosts a month before the show, announcing Thursday that Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh will emcee the 76th edition of the awards. The 76th Golden Globes will air Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019 on NBC. “Sandra and Andy are the perfect choices to host this world-class event,” said Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks, co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment.

  • Kevin Hart confirmed as host of 91st Oscars
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    PA Movies

    Kevin Hart confirmed as host of 91st Oscars

    The comedian confirmed the news on Instagram.

  • Oscar buzz for 'Mary Poppins Returns' after first Hollywood screening
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    Tom Butler

    Oscar buzz for 'Mary Poppins Returns' after first Hollywood screening

    Emily Blunt has been tipped to receive her first ever Oscar nomination for 'Mary Poppins Returns'.