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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 …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 1:34 p.m.

Emotional documentaries dominate Oscar shorts field

These five nominees offer unmistakable insight into the troubles that have plagued and continue to plague our world.

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.

UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 21, 2017, 5:13 p.m.

Catching up with Oscar: Checking out the nominated films from the comfort of home

A Stream on Demand special.

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.”

Jimmy Kimmel to host Academy Awards

NEW YORK – The Oscars finally have a host: Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 89th Academy Awards. The late-night host will be presiding over the ceremony for the first time. …

‘Spotlight’ company settles complaint over made-up dialogue

The distributor of the Oscar-winning film “Spotlight” has acknowledged that filmmakers fabricated dialogue that made it appear as if a Boston College spokesman downplayed the extent of the Catholic priest …

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 …

Hornets’ Jeremy Lin addresses Asian stereotypes at Oscars

Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin is disappointed about the way Asians were stereotyped during an onstage skit at Sunday night’s Oscars, and said more racial awareness is needed.

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.

Spokane critics take their best guess for Oscar night

With the Oscar ceremony airing tonight, Dan Webster and Nathan Weinbender give you a rundown of the six major Oscar categories, selecting which films and performances they think are destined …

Chris Rock hosts 88th Oscars

Around the remote: What to watch on TV, Feb. 28-March 5

Blanchette: Sports movies deserve chance at Oscars

Spoiler alert: Sylvester Stallone is totally winning the Oscar tonight for Best Foreign Language Supporting Actor.

Documentary shorts tell powerful tales

Where does it say that works nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary short film must display all the subtlety of getting hit by a truck? Is a lighthearted …

People: Jury acquits Ohio man of stalking Gwyneth Paltrow

A jury has acquitted an Ohio man of stalking Gwyneth Paltrow.

Harrop: In heels, gown, youth make actresses

Women in Hollywood do not rise on talent alone; Oscar wants to see some thigh.

Range of styles in Oscar-nominated animated shorts

The five nominated shorts, and the four additional “highly commended” titles that make up the theatrical package, use computer animation, hand-drawn animation, stop-motion animation, and in several cases, a mix …

Nominees for Oscar shorts pack a big wallop

Viewers watching the Academy Awards are usually clueless when the winners of short films are announced. There’s a good reason, of course: few people ever see them.

UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 22, 2015, 8:58 p.m.

‘Birdman’ wins Oscar for best picture

The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood’s top honor …

Here’s some Oscars that won’t be presented

The academy always whiffs on sports flicks. You’ll note none of these fine films are up for a statuette.

‘Birdman,’ ‘Budapest’ top Oscar nominations with 9 each

Two extravagant comedies, “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture.

Spring movies offer surprises

NEW YORK – Sandwiched between the chest-thumping ambition of awards season and the swaggering spectacle of summer, spring movie-going is usually an afterthought, a limbo for films not bankable enough …

Enjoy the Oscars with a variety of tasty spreads for crostini

An Oscar viewing party should be the culinary antithesis of a Super Bowl gathering. Where the latter focuses on big, bold, messy flavors tied together with a whole lot of …

These likely Oscar snubs still deserve a nod

It seems to be a consensus among critics and moviegoers that 2013 had an embarrassment of cinematic riches, and with Oscar nominations set to be announced this coming Thursday, the …