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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 …


John Blanchette: Football not under siege, but movies about the sport should be

The football establishment has mobilized and its message is clear: football is under siege. Except it’s not. But I know what should be. Football movies.


Milos Forman, Oscar-winning director, dies at 86

Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, whose movies “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus” won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, died Saturday. He was 86.


No dress code, but plenty of references to MeToo at Oscars

There was no #MeToo or Time’s Up dress code on the Oscar red carpet. But the topic was, to no one’s surprise, a major theme of the evening – from …


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.


Duran Duran’s Rhodes turns film expert during Oscars season

Nick Rhodes takes his Oscar predictions seriously – so much so that he has been putting them on the band’s website for about a decade, with detailed commentary.


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

John Blanchette: Righting the Academy’s wrongs as sports films again overlooked at The Oscars

We know it’s behind us, because this year “Get Out” is in the hunt for Best Picture and because Denzel is once again hitting cleanup in the Best Actor lineup …


‘La La Land’ lyricist says envelope gate was a ‘sore spot’

Returning Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel has been poking fun at last year’s best picture mix up in promotional spots for this year’s Oscars, but it’s not a laughing matter …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

James Ivory, 89, may set an Oscar record. He’d rather work.

James Ivory didn’t see “Call Me By Your Name” with an audience until the week before he was nominated for its screenplay. He caught it at a New York theater …


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 …


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., Jan. 23, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’ lands a leading 13 Oscar nods

Oscar voters put forward nine best-picture nominees: “The Shape of Water,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Lady Bird,” “Get Out,” “The Post,” “Dunkirk,” “Call Me By Your Name” and “Phantom …


Spotlight to focus on women at 24th annual SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards’ tendency to predict eventual Oscar winners won’t be the only thing commanding attention when the 24th annual ceremony airs Sunday. The show is also focusing …


Oscars org adopts code of conduct after Weinstein expulsion

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science announced Wednesday that it has adopted its first code of conduct for its 8,427 members.


Motion Picture Academy expels movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been revoked by its board.


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 …


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 …


‘I am alive and well’: Oscar night’s overlooked foul-up

The confusion appears to stem from a 2010 photo of Jan Chapman accepting an Australian award, which is sold for reproduction with a caption misidentifying her as Janet Patterson. A …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 8:41 a.m.

How could the best picture mix-up happen? Duplicate cards await on both sides of the stage

Two sets of sealed envelopes are brought to the Oscars each year. On Sunday, that extra security precaution inadvertently created a memorable moment as the wrong film was initially named …


Steve Harvey to Beatty: ‘I can help you get through this!’

If Warren Beatty needs someone to talk to following Sunday night’s epic award mix-up at Sunday night’s Oscars, Steve Harvey is open ears.


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, 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.


Song and dance, protest and politics to mingle at Oscars

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


Syrian who worked on nominated film can’t attend Oscars

U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation’s civil war, “The White Helmets,” that has been nominated for …


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 …


Women and movies: Some progress for an industry still woefully in need of it

If, as expected, “La La Land” wins the Oscar on Sunday, it would be the first best-picture winner since Clint Eastwood’s “Million Dollar Baby” to feature a woman nominated for …


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 …