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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 25, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

Stream on Demand Extra: How to watch the Oscar winners at home

Now it’s time to catch up with all those newly minted Oscar-winning films you never got around to seeing in the theater.


Trevor Noah’s best Oscars joke was one you didn’t catch, unless you speak Xhosa

Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa, where Noah was born and raised.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

Pinks and warrior metallics among Oscar fashion highlights

Jennifer Lopez was fierce in warrior silver and Lady Gaga brought the bling: Highlights from the Oscar red carpet.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 10:48 p.m.

Segregation-era road-trip drama “Green Book” crowned best picture at Academy Awards

Spike Lee wins his first competitive Oscar while the motion picture academy spread awards around for “Black Panther,” “Roma” and “Bohemian Rhapsody.”


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Regina King stuns in white and Glenn Close dons queenly gold on Oscars red carpet

Regina King brought Old Hollywood alive on the Oscar red carpet Sunday in a romantic white gown with a touch of sparkle and a long train, while Constance Wu in …


91st Academy Awards: Spokane film buffs identify the nominee they’re rooting for

We asked some of Spokane’s leading film fans to go to the mat in defense of one Oscar nominee. Here are their choices.


For your consideration: Mark Steilen’s musings on the Academy Awards

Consider for a moment the fundamental absurdity of art as competition and you’ll understand why Spokane’s own movie guy, Mark Steilen, doesn’t get too worked up about the Oscars.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:35 p.m.

This L.A. couple has seen ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ 24 times: ‘It’s two hours of freedom’

As Karin Dicker and Steven Sarott have both struggled with health issues in the past, they find solace and joy in the couple hours spent in the company of Freddie …


Film academy ditches controversial Oscars changes; all awards to be shown on telecast

The decision follows several days of controversy that pitted the academy’s leadership against hundreds of Hollywood luminaries who rallied against a proposal that, while intended to help limit the notoriously …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 1:49 p.m.

Regal, AMC to screen seven best picture nominees

Both Regal and AMC refused to screen the eighth best picture nominee, Netflix’s “Roma,” in 2018 and are not including the film in their best picture events.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 6:46 p.m.

‘Favourite,’ ‘Roma,’ ‘BlacKkKlansman’ among films nominated for best picture Oscar

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” scored the most Oscar nominations with 10 nominations each heading to the 91st Academy Awards.


Nick Cannon calls out “double standard” in how Oscars handled Hart controversy

“I felt that the Academy actually could’ve handled it in a different way.”


Film academy president says popular Oscar was misunderstood

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 …


Oscars add popular film category, sets earlier 2020 date

The addition of a popular film category caused the most chatter Wednesday morning, as a clear effort to attract a larger audience by honoring bigger and more seen films.


UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Film Academy expels Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski

The organization that bestows the Academy Awards announced Thursday that it has voted to expel two prominent members convicted of sexual offenses, Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski, from its membership.


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

And the winner is … Dan Webster picks the Oscars

Following is our attempt to cut through all the factors and predict what might happen in tonight’s popularity contest.


Analysis: After years of criticism, the hashtag for this year’s Oscar nominations could be ItsAboutTime

LOS ANGELES – After years of criticism, the hashtag for this year’s Oscar nominations could be #ItsAboutTime Recently, “Shape of Water” star Sally Hawkins listened as Guillermo del Toro, the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 4:32 p.m.

Stream on Demand extra: Catching up with Oscar-nominated films at home

A number of nominated films, including two that are nominated for best picture (


Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy – an Oscar

Bryant, the retired Los Angeles Lakers star, was nominated in the animated short category for “Dear Basketball,” based on a poem he wrote in 2015 announcing his impending retirement from …


UPDATED: Tue., May 16, 2017, 10:19 a.m.

Jimmy Kimmel set to return as host for 90th Oscars

The 90th Oscars will be held on March 4, 2018 in Los Angeles and broadcast live on ABC.


UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 3:15 p.m.

AP Exclusive: Accountants in Oscar mistake off the show

Cheryl Boone Isaacs said Brian Cullinan, the PwC representative responsible for handing over the errant envelope that led to “La La Land” mistakenly being announced as best picture rather than …


‘Gary from Chicago’ had been in prison two days before Oscar stunt

Gary Coe – now known to the world as “Gary from Chicago” after he joined the Oscars telecast with a group of purported tourists – was released from prison just …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 11:14 p.m.

No flash: WSU, EWU grad Blanca Blanco says Oscars red carpet snafu wasn’t as it appeared

Blanca Blanco may have been wearing a nude-colored bodysuit under her gown, but when that hip-high slit appeared to reveal too much of the actress with Eastern Washington ties, it …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 4:49 p.m.

Oscars mistake puts consulting firm’s reputation in jeopardy

For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards.


List of winners for the 89th Academy Awards

Here’s the list of winners for the 89th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


‘Moonlight’ eclipses ‘La La Land’ for best picture at Academy Awards

Oscar winner, take two. Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” – not, as it turned out, “La La Land” – won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

Longtime Coeur d’Alene resident Patty Duke remembered in Academy Awards telecast

Nearly a year after her death at age 69, actress Patty Duke was remembered Sunday during the 89th annual Academy Awards telecast.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 26, 2017, 3:25 p.m.

Will ‘La La’ have another day of sun at Sunday’s Oscars?

Sunday night’s Oscars are shaping up to be one of the most turbulent and politically charged ceremonies in recent memory.


Predicting Oscar: Any way you slice it, we’re bound for ‘La La Land’

The 89th annual Academy Awards give two local film critics one more chance to square off.


Song and dance, protest and politics to mingle at Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards show promises to be equal parts pomp and politics.