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American awards given annually for excellence in cinematic achievements

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Academy Awards: American awards given annually for excellence in cinematic achievements
The Academy Awards, also officially and popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar". The statuette depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style.


Richard Williams dead: Oscar winning animator who created Roger Rabbit dies, aged 86

Industry legend still working until 6pm on day he died, family says
Independent - Published

Roger Rabbit animator Richard Williams dies at 86

Richard Williams won two Oscars and a Bafta for his work as animation director on the 1988 hit film.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Academy Awards

Nicole Kidman says her success is opening doors for younger actresses [Video]Nicole Kidman says her success is opening doors for younger actresses

Nicole Kidman has said it is "really special" to be thriving in Hollywood at this stage of her career. The Oscar-winning star, 52, was named actress of the year at the GQ Men of the Year Awards. Kidman..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:25Published

Morgan Freeman says money was the motivation for latest film role [Video]Morgan Freeman says money was the motivation for latest film role

Veteran Hollywood star Morgan Freeman said money was the motivating factor for his latest role. The Oscar-winning actor, 82, is playing a fictional US president in action thriller Angel Has Fallen,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Hollywood Royalty Peter Fonda Dies At 79 [Video]Hollywood Royalty Peter Fonda Dies At 79

Two-time Oscar nominee Peter Fonda has died at age 79. Fonda became a Hollywood icon thanks to his starring role in Easy Rider and his embrace of 1960s counter-culture. The actor was the only son of..

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'Easy Rider' actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79 [Video]'Easy Rider' actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79

Actor Peter Fonda, the brother of actress Jane Fonda and the son of Hollywood leading man Henry Fonda, died on Friday at his Los Angeles home at the age of 79, according to his family. In an interview..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

How 'Woodstock' movie shaped festival's place in counterculture [Video]How 'Woodstock' movie shaped festival's place in counterculture

A look at how the original documentary about the famous Woodstock festival helped give it a place in cultural history. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:21Published

Guillermo del Toro slams anti-immigrant rhetoric [Video]Guillermo del Toro slams anti-immigrant rhetoric

Oscar-winning Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, who received the 2,669th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, used the platform to defend immigrants following the shooting in El Paso over the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:27Published

Dame Helen Mirren based Fast & Furious role on her working class roots [Video]Dame Helen Mirren based Fast & Furious role on her working class roots

Dame Helen Mirren has said she based her role in the Fast & Furious films on her working class roots. The Oscar-winning star first appeared briefly as Magdalene Shaw, the mother of Jason Statham's..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published


Peter Fonda, star of Easy Rider, dies aged 79

The 1969 cult classic, which Fonda also co-wrote and produced, earned him an Oscar nomination.
BBC News - Published

Chinese films banned from joining Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards

The prestigious award has long been seen as the Chinese film industry's answer to the Oscars.
BBC News - Published

Rip Torn, Men in Black and Larry Sanders star, dies at 88

Will Smith and Alec Baldwin lead tributes to the Oscar-nominated star of The Larry Sanders Show.
BBC News - Published

Oscars: Tom Holland, Letitia Wright and Adele join Academy

The Academy - the people who choose Oscars winners - announce 842 new members.
BBC News - Published

Hidden Figures: Nasa renames street after black female mathematicians

Hidden Figures Way is named after the African-American women featured in the Oscar-nominated film.
BBC News - Published

Philip Green hires Kevin Spacey's lawyer following allegations he repeatedly touched Pilates instructor

US attorney Alan Jackson also defending Oscar-winning actor accused of indecent assault
Independent - Published

Oscar first for Native American actor Wes Studi

oscar first for native american actor wes studi
The Last of the Mohicans actor is the first Native American actor to be honoured with an Oscar.
BBC News - Published

MOVIE REVIEW: The Secret Life of Pets 2

movie review: the secret life of pets 2
by Graham Pierrepoint - THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 IMDb Dir: Chris Renaud Starring Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie..
One News Page Staff - Published

Geoffrey Rush: Actor wins biggest ever defamation payout in Australia

geoffrey rush: actor wins biggest ever defamation payout in australia
Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush is awarded A$2.9M over allegations printed in an Australian newspaper.
BBC News - Published

Oscar winner: Designer Sandy Powell equals Meryl Streep

oscar winner: designer sandy powell equals meryl streep
Movie costumer designer Sandy Powell has dressed the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Olivia Colman.
BBC News - Published

John Singleton: Boyz N The Hood director dies aged 51

john singleton: boyz n the hood director dies aged 51
The Oscar-nominated African-American director dies at 51, after suffering a stroke last week.
BBC News - Published

James Bond 25: Rami Malek joins cast and Phoebe Waller-Bridge to co-write

james bond 25: rami malek joins cast and phoebe waller-bridge to co-write
The Oscar winner is confirmed for the 25th James Bond film, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge will co-write.
BBC News - Published

Angelina Jolie pushes for women to be part of Afghan peace talks

Academy Award-winning actress and refugee activist Angelina Jolie pushed for the inclusion of women in peace talks to end the conflict in Afghanistan during an address to ministers and diplomats at the..
Reuters - Published

George Clooney urges boycott of Brunei-owned hotels over nation's gay sex penalties

Oscar-winning actor George Clooney has called for a boycott of luxury hotels, including the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by Brunei because of the Southeast Asian nation's plans to impose the death..
Reuters - Published

China's censors drop gay scenes from 'Bohemian Rhapsody' film

China has scrubbed at least 10 scenes with gay references from the Oscar-winning biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" about British rock musician Freddie Mercury, incensing some domestic viewers who said..
Reuters - Published

Netflix hits back at backlash to Oscars run and Steven Spielberg

netflix hits back at backlash to oscars run and steven spielberg
The streaming service says it "loves cinema" but wants it to be easier for people to see films.
BBC News - Published

André Previn dies at the age of 89

andré previn dies at the age of 89
Oscar-winning film composer, renowned conductor and star of one of Morecambe & Wise's best-known sketches dies at 89.
BBC News - Published

Lady Gaga shoots down Bradley Cooper romance rumours after Oscars duet

lady gaga shoots down bradley cooper romance rumours after oscars duet
The singer laughs off comments about their passionate Oscars duet - saying they were just acting.
BBC News - Published

Why Is Green Book's Oscars Triumph Causing Controversy?

why is green book's oscars triumph causing controversy?
by Graham Pierrepoint - Many viewers lauded the recent 2019 Academy Awards to be the best ceremony there had been in many years. Thanks to an increase in the diversity of winners and in the removal..
One News Page Staff - Published

Selma Blair opens up about MS: 'People with disabilities are invisible'

selma blair opens up about ms: 'people with disabilities are invisible'
The US actress stepped out at an Oscars party with a cane, four months after her diagnosis.
BBC News - Published

Melissa McCarthy's Oscars bunny dress criticised by top designer

melissa mccarthy's oscars bunny dress criticised by top designer
The outfit Melissa McCarthy wore to present best costume design is branded "tasteless and insulting".
BBC News - Published

Oscars 2019: What next for this year's Oscar winners?

oscars 2019: what next for this year's oscar winners?
Olivia Colman in The Crown, Regina King in Watchmen and other upcoming projects for this year's award recipients.
BBC News - Published

Oscars 2019: Who Won the Big Awards?

oscars 2019: who won the big awards?
by Graham Pierrepoint - We’ve just seen the biggest event in the Hollywood calendar come to pass, and as always, there were a number of upsets and surprises. The Academy Awards, otherwise known..
One News Page Staff - Published

Oscars 2019: Seven things we learned at the ceremony

oscars 2019: seven things we learned at the ceremony
Including the unusual place Olivia Colman plans to keep her Oscar.
BBC News - Published

Regina King wins supporting actress Oscar for 'Beale Street'

Regina King won the Oscar for best supporting actress on Sunday for her role as a mother trying to look out for her pregnant daughter in "If Beale Street Could Talk."
Reuters - Published

Oscars 2019 review: Hostless ceremony gives stars time to shine

oscars 2019 review: hostless ceremony gives stars time to shine
It was the first Academy Awards to go ahead without a host since 1989 - and it was an unqualified success.
BBC News - Published

'Green Book' denies Netflix top Oscar on night of music and diversity

Road trip movie "Green Book" triumphed over "Roma" to win best the best picture Oscar on Sunday, denying Netflix bragging rights as the first streaming service to beat Hollywood at its own game.
Reuters - Published

Olivia Colman: 'This is hilarious, I've got an Oscar!'

olivia colman: 'this is hilarious, i've got an oscar!'
The star of The Favourite becomes the first British woman to win best actress in 10 years.
BBC News - Published

Whoops and sighs in Mexico's Roma district for Cuaron's Oscars

Cheers echoed through Mexico City's Roma district when the eponymous film by Alfonso Cuaron won three Oscars on Sunday, but revelers let out a disappointed sigh when best actress didn't go to the..
Reuters - Published

'Green Book' steals best picture Oscar, Colman and Malek are best actors

Road trip movie "Green Book" won best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, while Mexico's Alfonso Cuaron was chosen as best director for his sentimental film "Roma."
Reuters - Published

Factbox: Key winners at the 2019 Oscars

The Oscars, or Academy Awards, the highest honors in the movie industry, were handed out at a ceremony on Sunday in Hollywood.
Reuters - Published

Mexico's Alfonso Cuaron wins best director Oscar for 'Roma'

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron won the best director Oscar on Sunday for his semi-autobiographical film, "Roma."
Reuters - Published

Olivia Colman wins best actress Oscar for 'The Favourite'

Britain's Olivia Colman won the best actress Oscar on Sunday for her performance as a petulant monarch in historical comedy "The Favourite."
Reuters - Published

Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Rami Malek won his first Oscar on Sunday for his portrayal of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in musical "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Reuters - Published

Mahershala Ali wins supporting actor Oscar for 'Green Book'

Mahershala Ali won the Academy Award on Sunday for his role in dramedy "Green Book" as a real-life black pianist who battles racism during a concert tour of the segregated U.S. South.
Reuters - Published

'Roma' wins two early Oscars as Queen rocks show without a host

Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" took home two early Oscars on Sunday at an Academy Awards ceremony without a host but filled with powerhouse music performances.
Reuters - Published

Oscars 2019: Black Panther winners make Academy Awards history

oscars 2019: black panther winners make academy awards history
The film's costume designer and production designer are the first black winners in their categories.
BBC News - Published

Mexico's 'Roma' wins Oscar for best foreign language film

Mexican film "Roma," about a housekeeper in a middle-class family in the 1970s, won the Oscar on Sunday for best foreign language film.
Reuters - Published

Which Oscars outfits have caused a stir?

which oscars outfits have caused a stir?
The stars were out in full fashion force on the 90th Academy Awards red carpet.
BBC News - Published

The winners and nominees in full

the winners and nominees in full
Find out who's got their hands on the golden statuettes at this year's Academy Awards.
BBC News - Published

Queen rock opening to Oscar's show without a host

Regina King was an early winner on Sunday as British band Queen got the first Academy Award ceremony in 30 years to be held without a host off to a rocking start.
Reuters - Published

Bold colors as stars arrive for the Oscars

The world's biggest stars began arriving on Sunday for an Oscars ceremony filled with suspense over the movie industry's biggest prize and a night of what could be history-making firsts.
Reuters - Published

Sunny Hollywood rolls out Oscars red carpet

Celebrities began arriving on the Oscars red carpet on Sunday under sunny skies for an Academy Awards ceremony filled with suspense over the movie industry's biggest prize and a night of what could be..
Reuters - Published

Queens, maids and superheroes: It's Oscars time

The red carpet has been rolled out for an Oscars ceremony on Sunday filled with suspense over the movie industry's biggest prize and a night of what could be history-making firsts.
Reuters - Published

Richard E Grant enjoys the Oscar ride

richard e grant enjoys the oscar ride
The actor doesn't think he'll win a prize, but is loving the experience of being nominated.
BBC News - Published

Oscars 2019: How will the ceremony change this year?

oscars 2019: how will the ceremony change this year?
The Academy Awards are making a few changes in an effort to stop the ratings from falling further.
BBC News - Published

#MeToo Oscars: What's changed?

#metoo oscars: what's changed?
The 2018 Oscars directly addressed the #MeToo movement, so how are women faring in the industry this year?
BBC News - Published

Jamie Lee Curtis: Oscars changes are 'missteps, not chaos'

jamie lee curtis: oscars changes are 'missteps, not chaos'
The actress says attempted changes to the ceremony this year were just "a couple of missteps".
BBC News - Published

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