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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 known as the Oscars, are a set of 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".

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"To Kill a Mockingbird": Lessons for today

Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racism in the Deep South has been a perennial read in grade school, an Academy Award-winning film, and now a critically-lauded play on Broadway. Tracy..
CBS News - Published

Roman Polanski sues Oscars academy seeking reinstatement after 'improper' expulsion

Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski sues to get back in to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, after it expelled him last year.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Academy Awards

Geoffrey Rush Wins Defamation Suit [Video]Geoffrey Rush Wins Defamation Suit

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush on Thursday won initial damages of A$850,000 ($609,000) after a court ruled that the Australian arm of News Corp defamed him by saying he behaved..

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DOJ Says Banning Netflix From the Oscars Could Break the Law [Video]DOJ Says Banning Netflix From the Oscars Could Break the Law

In a letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the DOJ warned of the potential for new rules to violate antitrust law.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

DOJ weighs in on Netflix, Oscars debate [Video]DOJ weighs in on Netflix, Oscars debate

The U.S. Department of Justice has reportedly weighed in on a contentious debate in Hollywood over whether Netflix movies should be eligible for Academy Awards. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:18Published

New Joker trailer released [Video]New Joker trailer released

“Joker” stars Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, alongside Robert De Niro, and is directed, produced and co-written by Oscar nominee Todd Phillips.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Celebrities of color celebrated at NAACP Image Awards [Video]Celebrities of color celebrated at NAACP Image Awards

Diversity in Hollywood was a big topic at this year's NAACP Image Awards, which celebrates people of color in the entertainment business. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Agnes Varda, leading light of French New Wave, dies at 90 [Video]Agnes Varda, leading light of French New Wave, dies at 90

The Belgian-born film director, who won an honorary Oscar in 2017 for her career and received the honorary Berlinale Camera award for "Varda by Agnès" at this year's Berlin Film Festival, died at her..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Ridicule of indigenous Oscar nod highlights racism in Mexico [Video]Ridicule of indigenous Oscar nod highlights racism in Mexico

Yalitza Aparicio was the first indigenous woman to be nominated for best actress, but public reaction reflects persistent discrimination.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas attend premiere of 'Pain and Glory' [Video]Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas attend premiere of 'Pain and Glory'

Banderas plays Pedro Almodovar's present-day tormented alter ego, and Cruz is his mother at the time of his youth in the Oscar-winning director's autobiographical film. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Lady Gaga Could Be In 'Cyberpunk 2077' [Video]Lady Gaga Could Be In 'Cyberpunk 2077'

The latest in the rumor mill claims that Oscar winner and singer Lady Gaga will be attached to the upcoming RPG, though in what capacity wasn't made clear. According to French site 'Actual Gaming',..

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These Oscar-Winning Movies Are Based On Books [Video]These Oscar-Winning Movies Are Based On Books

Do you like to read the books on which your favorite movies are based? Check these out.

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Ron Stallworth Explains Why Ron Stallworth Explains Why "BlacKkKlansman" Still Resonates

Newsy interviewed former detective Ron Stallworth, whose memoir inspired the Oscar award-winning film "BlacKkKlansman."

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Olivia Colman has said receiving the BFI Fellowship at an event held in her honour felt like “a surprise birthday party…on the back of a lovely year”. The Oscar-winning actress was awarded the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Reuters images of February [Video]Reuters images of February

Images taken by Reuters photographers around the world in February 2019, including the escalating crisis in Venezuela, the Trump-Kim summit and Oscars glitz. Produced by Canice Leung. Rough Cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:16Published

Oscar winners get the fun-size treatment [Video]Oscar winners get the fun-size treatment

Kids recreate the Academy Award winning looks of Spike Lee, Regina King and others. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Hollywood royalty out in Beverly Hills for cancer benefit [Video]Hollywood royalty out in Beverly Hills for cancer benefit

An annual gala saw celebrities, including Steven Spielberg, Miley Cyrus and Paris Hilton, gathering in Beverly Hills on Thursday to raise money for cancer research. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published

Famed Composer André Previn Passes Away [Video]Famed Composer André Previn Passes Away

Famed composer André Previn, who won four Academy Awards for his work on films like "Porgy & Bess" and "My Fair Lady," has died. He was 89. His management company, IMG Artists, confirmed the news...

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'The Day Ahead' on How Hollywood Still Treats Black Actors [Video]'The Day Ahead' on How Hollywood Still Treats Black Actors

Token roles, black life written from the white perspective and a lack of allies are still just a few of the prominent issues Hollywood must address.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 11:21Published

Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson 'excited' by how Marvel film is seen [Video]Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson 'excited' by how Marvel film is seen

"Captain Marvel" stars are excited about the representation in this film, what it will mean to people, and how they will interpret it, all through female 'superhero' empowerment. Rough cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:30Published

Mexico's Inarritu to head Cannes Film Festival jury [Video]Mexico's Inarritu to head Cannes Film Festival jury

The multiple Oscar winner becomes the first Mexican to head the jury at this year's film festival. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

The 2019 Oscars' Most Questionable Dresses [Video]The 2019 Oscars' Most Questionable Dresses

Celebrities love showing off new styles on the red carpet, but they sometimes turn heads for the wrong reason. Here are some of the 2019 Oscars' most questionable dresses.

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The sound that puts movie lovers in the picture in cinemas [Video]The sound that puts movie lovers in the picture in cinemas

The countdown is on for the magic of Hollywood to be celebrated at this weekend's Oscar ceremony. Five of the eight movies nominated for best picture use Dolby Atmos technology.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Songs That Have Won Both Oscar and Grammy Awards [Video]Songs That Have Won Both Oscar and Grammy Awards

The Oscars recognize the top achievements in film, and the Grammys recognize the top achevements in music. Here are some songs that have won both an Oscar Award and a Grammy Award.

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The 2019 Oscar Awards' Best-Dressed Celebrities [Video]The 2019 Oscar Awards' Best-Dressed Celebrities

Celebrities love showing off new looks at the Academy Awards. Here are some of the best-dressed celebrities of the 2019 Oscar Awards.

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Lady Gaga’s Diamond Oscars Necklace Cost Nearly as Much as the Budget of ‘A Star Is Born’ [Video]Lady Gaga’s Diamond Oscars Necklace Cost Nearly as Much as the Budget of ‘A Star Is Born’

Lady Gaga delivered everything you were hoping for at this year's Academy Awards: tears during her acceptance speech, a gleaming disposition sitting in the front row, and an emotional and stirring..

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:56Published

Rami Malek Arrives On The Red Carpet At The 2019 Academy Awards [Video]Rami Malek Arrives On The Red Carpet At The 2019 Academy Awards

Rami Malek Arrives On The Red Carpet At The 2019 Academy Awards

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Saturday Sessions: Melissa Etheridge performs "Faded by Design"

Oscar and Grammy winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge performs from her brand new album "The Medicine Show."
CBS News - Published

Today in History April 13

An explosion cripples Apollo 13 on its way to the Moon; President Thomas Jefferson born; Pope John Paul II visits a synagogue; Actor Sydney Poitier achieves an Oscar milestone; Golfer Tiger Woods wins..
USATODAY.com - Published
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