• Facing overwhelming Hollywood backlash, Academy shelves 'most popular' Oscar
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    Nick Schager

    Facing overwhelming Hollywood backlash, Academy shelves 'most popular' Oscar

    Reversing its recent announcement, the academy will not hand out a "most popular film" Oscar at next year's show.

  • Kathleen Kennedy to become first woman to receive the Academy's Thalberg Award
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    Entertainment Weekly

    Kathleen Kennedy to become first woman to receive the Academy's Thalberg Award

    Kathleen Kennedy to become first woman to receive the Academy's Thalberg Award

  • Oscars: From Hugh Jackman to Nicole Kidman, Lead Acting Races Take Shape in Telluride
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    Variety

    Oscars: From Hugh Jackman to Nicole Kidman, Lead Acting Races Take Shape in Telluride

    As the 45th annual Telluride Film Festival begins to wind down, the landscape of lead acting Oscar contenders is beginning to materialize in the early days of the film awards season. On the actress side, Nicole Kidman is turning a lot of heads with her de-glammed performance in Karyn Kusama’s uneven noir “Destroyer.” The film […]

  • Barry Jenkins unveils first trailer for his 'Moonlight' follow-up, the Oscar-buzzing 'If Beale Street Could Talk'
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    Nick Schager

    Barry Jenkins unveils first trailer for his 'Moonlight' follow-up, the Oscar-buzzing 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

    Barry Jenkins' follow-up to his Best Picture-winning 'Moonlight,' '‘If Beale Street Could Talk,' premieres its first trailer.

  • Judge dismisses 'Shape of Water' copyright suit
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    Variety

    Judge dismisses 'Shape of Water' copyright suit

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that the “The Shape of Water,” the winner of this year’s Oscar for best picture, borrowed heavily from a 1969 play about a dolphin held captive in a military lab.

  • Oscars invites JK Rowling and 900 more to join Academy
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    Digital Spy

    Oscars invites JK Rowling and 900 more to join Academy

    Noel Clarke and Emilia Clarke are also invited.

  • Oscar Winner Kobe Bryant Barred Entry Into Film Academy
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    Variety

    Oscar Winner Kobe Bryant Barred Entry Into Film Academy

    Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant may have an Oscar to show for his and director Glen Keane’s animated short film “Dear Basketball,” but he won’t be granted entry into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Individuals who win an Academy Award or are nominated for one are often considered for inclusion in the […]

  • Casey Affleck treated abominably in wake of Me Too movement, says Lonergan
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    PA Movies

    Casey Affleck treated abominably in wake of Me Too movement, says Lonergan

    Kenneth Lonergan, who won an Oscar alongside Affleck with Manchester By The Sea, also supported the anti-sexual harassment movement.

  • Man accused of stealing Oscar apologises for detracting from McDormand’s success
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    PA Movies

    Man accused of stealing Oscar apologises for detracting from McDormand’s success

    Frances McDormand was “happily reunited” with the award for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, her second best actress Oscar.

  • Will Ryan Seacrest get fewer interviews on the Oscars red carpet? Publicists are reportedly buzzing
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    AOL.com editors

    Will Ryan Seacrest get fewer interviews on the Oscars red carpet? Publicists are reportedly buzzing

    E!'s camera crew is usually the most important spot on any red carpet -- but that may change on Sunday. Major publicists are quickly arranging for their high-profile clients to avoid Ryan Seacrest at the Academy Awards, according to Page Six. Earlier this week, Seacrest was the subject of a bombshell Variety piece alleging serious sexual misconduct by the famed host -- and despite firm denials by both Seacrest and E!, the story is making waves.

  • How 'Three Billboards,' 'Shape of Water' have suddenly become the Oscar favorites
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    Kevin Polowy

    How 'Three Billboards,' 'Shape of Water' have suddenly become the Oscar favorites

    In what's so far been a refreshingly unpredictable race for Oscar's Best Picture trophy, a pair of clear-cut favorites appear to be emerging out of the fog.

  • Oscars 2018 is going to be the most awkward ceremony ever
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    Hanna Flint

    Oscars 2018 is going to be the most awkward ceremony ever

    The Oscars 2018 ceremony is shaping up to be an explosively awkward affair, and could make for an interesting night for many different reasons.

  • Donald Sutherland to receive honorary Oscar
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    The Wrap

    Donald Sutherland to receive honorary Oscar

    Veteran actor joins indie filmmaker Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, and French filmmaker Agnes Varda.

  • Oscars: Fox Plans Big Best Picture Push For ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’; Peter Chernin Says The Time Has Come
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    Deadline

    Oscars: Fox Plans Big Best Picture Push For ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’; Peter Chernin Says The Time Has Come

    EXCLUSIVE:   With the six-month-long awards season kicking off today in Venice with the already critically well-received  Downsizing (which now heads to Telluride and Toronto along with countless other hopefuls debuting in the fall/holiday corridor so friendly to Oscar contenders), there is one major studio determined to make sure everyone knows their summer blockbuster will also be going for the gold–  and they aren’t about to let you forget it. 20th Century Fox will be…

  • 10 Oscar Contenders to Emerge So Far in 2017
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    Kevin Polowy

    10 Oscar Contenders to Emerge So Far in 2017

    Considering how back-loaded the release schedule is when it comes to awards-friendly films, it’s an encouraging sign that there have already been several movies from the first half of 2017 that could easily wind up in the Oscar conversation. True, a couple of them (Mudbound, Call Me by Your Name) premiered at Sundance and won’t get distributed until the fall, but there are plenty that have already dropped, from the art house (The Lovers, The Big Sick) to the cineplex (Get Out, Wonder Woman). Juno could provide the template for this touching and crowdpleasing rom-com based on the real-life coupling of Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon.

  • Oscars: New Photos Show PWC Accountant Tweeting, Mixing Envelopes Backstage
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    Variety

    Oscars: New Photos Show PWC Accountant Tweeting, Mixing Envelopes Backstage

    Variety obtained exclusive photos of Brian Cullinan — the man behind the infamous Best Picture envelope mix-up — leading up to and during Sunday’s gaffe in which 'La La Land' was erroneously named best picture over 'Moonlight'

  • Oscars: Two Accountants Involved in Best Picture Mistake Won't Work on Show Again, Academy President Says
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    Associated Press

    Oscars: Two Accountants Involved in Best Picture Mistake Won't Work on Show Again, Academy President Says

    The president of the film academy says the two accountants responsible for the best-picture flub at Sunday’s Academy Awards will never return to the Oscar show. Cheryl Boone Isaacs tells The Associated Press that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ relationship with PwC, the accounting firm responsible for the integrity of the awards, remains under review. Boone Isaacs broke her silence Wednesday following the biggest blunder in the 89-year history of the Academy Awards.

  • Warren Beatty Calls on Motion Picture Academy to Clarify Oscar Fiasco
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    Associated Press

    Warren Beatty Calls on Motion Picture Academy to Clarify Oscar Fiasco

    Beatty released a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press in which he declined to comment further on the debacle that led to him and co-presenter Faye Dunaway mistakenly reading La La Land as best picture winner rather than Moonlight. “I feel it would be more appropriate for the president of the Academy, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, to publicly clarify what happened as soon as possible,” said Beatty. Since Sunday’s broadcast, the academy has largely left the explaining to PwC, the accounting firm that has taken the blame for the “La La Land” mistakenly being read as the best picture winner by Beatty and Faye Dunaway.

  • Five of the worst movies to ever win Oscars
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    Ben Skipper

    Five of the worst movies to ever win Oscars

    The Oscars are typically I signal of filmmaking of the highest quality. We all rant about how the Academy gets it wrong sometimes of course, but it’s not often genuinely bad films are rewarded.

  • Academy, Oscar Accountants Offer More Apologies; Investigation Launched
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    The Hollywood Reporter

    Academy, Oscar Accountants Offer More Apologies; Investigation Launched

    It’s been less than 24 hours since the most notorious fubar in Oscar history — the mistaken announcement that La La Land had won best picture, when in fact the award was meant for Moonlight — and accounting firm PricewaterhouseCooper has now issued an unusual second apology, while the Academy is announcing that it will conduct an investigation of the way the tell-tale envelopes are handled at the Oscar ceremony while offering an apology of its own. Going beyond the first statement of apology that was issued Sunday night, three hours after the Oscar broadcast ended, PwC on Monday sent out what it called a “revised statement” in which it squarely shoulders the blame for the incident, cites PwC partner Brian Cullinan for the mistake and offers another apology to all involved in the embarrassing drama that played out on national television.

  • Oscars 2017: Was Leonardo DiCaprio to blame for Warren Beatty's epic fail?
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    Tom Butler

    Oscars 2017: Was Leonardo DiCaprio to blame for Warren Beatty's epic fail?

    DiCaprio to blame? The biggest moment of the 2017 Oscars came when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway incorrectly announced ‘La La Land’ as the Best Picture winner when the actual winner was ‘Moonlight’. It’s since emerged that Beatty was actually holding the envelope for Best Actress which announced ‘La La Land’s Emma Stone as the winner, so you can understand the confusion from the presenters. Some people on Twitter are suggesting that it’s all Leonardo DiCaprio’s fault.

  • Kevin O'Connell, Oscar's Biggest Loser, Finally Wins on 21st Try
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    Yahoo Movies

    Kevin O'Connell, Oscar's Biggest Loser, Finally Wins on 21st Try

    The Best Sound Mixing category doesn’t typically get a lot of ink at the Academy Awards, but something truly historic unfolded when the 2017 winner was announced Sunday night. Then, around 9:32 p.m. ET Sunday, O’Connell finally won. “Thank you so much! I can’t even tell you what this means to me,” an exuberant O’Connell, who shared the awards with fellow sound mixers Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, and Peter Grace, said as he stepped to the stage to a hearty ovation.

  • Oscars Survey Says: Most Americans Have No Idea What's Nominated for Best Picture, Who's Hosting the Show
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    Nick Schager

    Oscars Survey Says: Most Americans Have No Idea What's Nominated for Best Picture, Who's Hosting the Show

    2017’s Academy Awards will be handed out this Sunday night, and forecasters increasingly expect it to come down to a battle between Damien Chazelle’s La La Land and Barry Jenkins’s Moonlight for Best Picture. According to a new poll on all things Oscars by The Hollywood Reporter, however, couldn’t name those two films — or any of the other seven contenders — as nominees for the award. According to THR’s survey (conducted with the National Research Group in February), 60 percent of the 800 people questioned drew a blank when it came to Best Picture nominees — and in many respects, those results crossed political lines.

  • 2007 Oscars Flashback! Beyoncé, Ryan Gosling, Reese Witherspoon, and More
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    Giana Mucci

    2007 Oscars Flashback! Beyoncé, Ryan Gosling, Reese Witherspoon, and More

    The 79th Academy Awards took place on Feb. 25, 2007 at the Kodak (now the Dolby) Theatre in Hollywood, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. Martin Scorsese took home his long-awaited Best Director statuette for "The Departed" — which led the night with four wins, including Best Picture. With this year’s ceremony only days away on Feb. 26, we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the star-studded red carpet for the 2007 Oscars. Enjoy!