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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.


Politics, performance issues are on host Jimmy Kimmel’s mind

LOS ANGELES – Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night talk show isn’t taping today, but Kimmel’s working. He’s always working. Right now he’s wearing his standard uniform when he’s not on the air …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:39 a.m.

How long does it take to get ready for a night out? When that night is the Oscars, count on a month

That’s why it takes about a month and a team of specialists to get an A-list actress red-carpet ready – and the resulting photos can propel a thousand brands.


What the heck, Oscar?

In the 88 years that the Academy Awards have been presented, there have been some head-scratchers in terms of winners and losers. How, for instance, did Jennifer Connelly beat both …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 11:09 a.m.

Washington state gems shine with Hollywood stars

Opals are non-GMO Washington state gems known for their natural non-browning ability.


John Blanchette: And the Oscar, not Robertson or De La Hoya, goes to …

All I know about the Academy Awards is, Meryl Streep would have a better chance at winning another Oscar on Sunday if she hadn’t starred in “Florence Foster Jenkins” and …


With his Oscar nomination, Lin-Manuel Miranda is on the brink of an EGOT

The “Hamilton” star and writer is nominated for an Oscar for his song “How Far I’ll Go,” from the animated Disney film “Moana.”



UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 10:36 a.m.

List of nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards

List of nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 5:23 p.m.

Oscars go gaga for ‘La La Land’ with record-tying 14 nods

Part-time Sandpoint resident Viggo Mortensen earns a nod for best actor for his work in “Captain Fantastic.”



How to watch the Oscar winners at home

A couple of the Oscar-winning movies are still in the theaters but most are available to see at home in one form or another. Here’s a list of what you …


List of 88th annual Academy Award winners

List of winners at Sunday’s 88th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.