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Academy Awards: American awards given annually for excellence in cinematic achievements
The Academy Awards, more 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, the "Oscar". The statuette depicts a knight rendered in the Art Deco style.

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Woody Allen believes Timothee Chalamet denounced his to increase Oscar chances [Video]

Woody Allen believes Timothee Chalamet denounced his to increase Oscar chances

Woody Allen believes Timothee Chalamet was forced to denounce him after working on his movie, A Rainy Day in New York, to increase his chances of winning an Oscar for Call Me by Your Name.

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Don't let coronavirus make us paranoid, advises actor Matthew McConaughey [Video]

Don't let coronavirus make us paranoid, advises actor Matthew McConaughey

In a Twitter video the Oscar-winner encourages people to take care of each other and says he hopes the crisis will help unite society.

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Reese Witherspoon feels 'confused' about coronavirus [Video]

Reese Witherspoon feels 'confused' about coronavirus

Oscar-winning star Reese Witherspoon has confessed she feels "stressed" and "confused" about coronavirus.

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How 22 soup cans saved designers Badgley Mischka's Oscar debut [Video]

How 22 soup cans saved designers Badgley Mischka's Oscar debut

Fashion designers recall their first big celebrity breaks.

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Pampered pooch counts Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon amongst her 47k Instagram fans [Video]

Pampered pooch counts Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon amongst her 47k Instagram fans

Courtesy: Candace Queathem A pampered pooch has become "Instagram royalty", with more than 47,000 followers making her one of the platform's "most famous Cavaliers".

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'Give me a standing ovation!' - Helen Mirren wins lifetime achievement award [Video]

'Give me a standing ovation!' - Helen Mirren wins lifetime achievement award

Dame Helen Mirren asks for a standing ovation from journalists in Berlin before collecting her Golden Bear award for lifetime achievement and declaring herself a European despite Brexit.

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Steve McQueen was told not to make 12 Years a Slave [Video]

Steve McQueen was told not to make 12 Years a Slave

Sir Steve McQueen revealed that he was urged not to make his Oscar-winning film, '12 Years a Slave'.

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NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson dies at 101 [Video]

NASA pioneer Katherine Johnson dies at 101

Katherine Johnson, the black NASA mathematician portrayed in the film "Hidden Figures" for her key role in sending humans to the moon, died on Monday (February 24) at the age of 101. Tamara Lindstrom..

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Trump Slams 'Parasite' Best Picture Win, Calls Brad Pitt a "Little Wise Guy" During Colorado Rally Rant | THR News [Video]

Trump Slams 'Parasite' Best Picture Win, Calls Brad Pitt a "Little Wise Guy" During Colorado Rally Rant | THR News

During a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, President Trump criticized the Oscar-winning Korean film 'Parasite' and took aim at Brad Pitt during a speech that targeted recent events in pop culture.

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Al Pacino praises Eminem's Oscars performance [Video]

Al Pacino praises Eminem's Oscars performance

'The Irishman' actor Al Pacino says Eminem's surprise performance of 'Lose Yourself' was one of his favourite moments from this year's Oscars ceremony.

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Joaquin Phoenix rescued cow and calf after Oscars speech [Video]

Joaquin Phoenix rescued cow and calf after Oscars speech

Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix rescued a cow and a calf just days after he had spoken about animal rights during his Academy Awards speech.

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Donald Trump mocks Parasite’s best picture win [Video]

Donald Trump mocks Parasite’s best picture win

Donald Trump has mocked South Korean film Parasite and its best picture victory at the Oscars. Director Bong Joon-Ho’s searing commentary on class struggle made history at the Academy Awards this..

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Parasite director and cast meet South Korea's president [Video]

Parasite director and cast meet South Korea's president

The director and a number of cast members of the Oscar-winning film Parasite meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-Sook. Mr Moon invited filmmaker Bong Joon-ho and actors from..

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Pacino turns Nazi hunter in TV series debut for Amazon [Video]

Pacino turns Nazi hunter in TV series debut for Amazon

The 79-year-old stars in "Hunters", a series about a band of Nazi hunters in New York in the 1970s, inspired by a true story.

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Rose McGowan backtracks on Natalie Portman criticism [Video]

Rose McGowan backtracks on Natalie Portman criticism

Rose McGowan is walking back her stinging attack on Natalie Portman for wearing a cape at the Academy Awards with snubbed female directors' names stitched into its lining, admitting she ''lost sight of..

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Scorsese awaits next film by 'Parasite' director [Video]

Scorsese awaits next film by 'Parasite' director

Bong Joon-ho, who had paid homage to Martin Scorsese in a speech at the Oscars, said the Hollywood veteran offered congratulations and said he looked forward to his next film in a letter. Ryan Brooks..

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'Parasite' On Track for $50M-Plus Gross at U.S. Box Office | THR News [Video]

'Parasite' On Track for $50M-Plus Gross at U.S. Box Office | THR News

Bong Joon Ho's 'Parasite' continued to make headlines following its historic Oscar best picture victory.

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Parasite director Bong Joon-ho gets a hero's welcome [Video]

Parasite director Bong Joon-ho gets a hero's welcome

After his historic four-Oscar win for 'Parasite', South Korean director Bong Joon-ho arrived in South Korea on Sunday to cheers and applause - and said it was now time to get back to his real job...

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Billie Eilish rated her Oscar performance as 'trash' [Video]

Billie Eilish rated her Oscar performance as 'trash'

Billie Eilish has revealed that she wasn't a fan of her performance at the Oscars, and went as far as calling it Trash.

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It's a dog's life for Harrison Ford as he launches latest film [Video]

It's a dog's life for Harrison Ford as he launches latest film

Hollywood actor Harrison Ford led the charge for the first film out of the gate post-Oscars with the world premiere of "The Call of the Wild". Based on the classic book of the same name by Jack London

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The leadership of the 'French Oscars', the César awards, announces its resignation en masse [Video]

The leadership of the 'French Oscars', the César awards, announces its resignation en masse

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Joaquin Phoenix lands first role since Joker [Video]

Joaquin Phoenix lands first role since Joker

Joaquin Phoenix has landed a role in an untitled film directed by Mike Mills, his first role since his Oscar-winning performance in 'Joker'.

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Salma Hayek still red-faced about all-wet meeting with hero Eminem at the Oscars [Video]

Salma Hayek still red-faced about all-wet meeting with hero Eminem at the Oscars

Salma Hayek has revealed the truth behind her backstage photo with Eminem at the Academy Awards, confessing she had just tipped water all over the rapper.

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