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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.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 11 p.m.

John Blanchette: Aye, there’s the snub: Give these epic films a sporting chance

Columnist John Blanchette imagines this year’s Oscar-snubbed films with a sports twist.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

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

The Academy Awards will be handed out on Sunday. Are you caught up on the major nominees?


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, 12:49 p.m.

New Jersey becomes first US state to take legal Oscars bets

Perhaps you weren’t sure – or didn’t care – if Gisele Bundchen’s husband and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this month. But you know why “The Favourite” …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Will Bryan Singer allegations hurt ‘Bohemian’ Oscar chances?

Are the Bryan Singer allegations a problem for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’s’ Oscars chances?


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 5:18 p.m.

In snub of Netflix, AMC and Regal cinemas won’t show ‘Roma’ as part of Oscars showcases. The Magic Lantern will

Spokane-area fans can check out the acclaimed film at the Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave., in downtown. The film will be screened at 6 p.m. nightly this week and …


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.


Kevin Hart says he’s considering Oscar hosting gig again

Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he’ll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards.


Hart steps down as Oscars host over his past homophobic tweets

Just two days after being named host of the Academy Awards, Kevin Hart stepped down following an outcry over past homophobic tweets by the comedian.


Spirit Awards and Oscars likely on diverging paths this year

There will likely be a more distinct demarcation this season between the Spirits and the Oscars, which feature a number of big studio contenders, including “A Star Is Born,” “Green …


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.