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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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Foxx would melt down his Oscar for Samuel L. Jackson

Speaking at the American Black Film Festival Honors in Beverly Hills, actor Jamie Foxx says he wishes he could "melt down" his Oscar and give it to Samuel L. Jackson. (Feb. 24)  
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Aspiring youth filmmakers earn their version of Oscars gold in Ohio

Winners for the "Kids Film It Festival" – Oscars for young aspiring filmmakers – were announced Friday at the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
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Videos for Academy Awards

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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Natalie Portman takes on Rose McGowan's Oscars outfit criticism [Video]Natalie Portman takes on Rose McGowan's Oscars outfit criticism

Natalie Portman is determined to create more work for female directors after actress and activist Rose McGowan criticised her for wearing a red carpet statement cape to the Oscars, featuring the names..

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Rose McGowan slams Natalie Portman's Oscars outfit [Video]Rose McGowan slams Natalie Portman's Oscars outfit

McGowan took to Facebook to call out Portman for not doing as much as she can as an “a-lister”.

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Five big Hollywood stars revamped into tiny packages [Video]Five big Hollywood stars revamped into tiny packages

Pint-sized copies of Spike Lee, Cynthia Erivo and more hit Oscars' smallest 'red carpet'

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Rose McGowan Slams Natalie Portman, Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago & More | THR News [Video]Rose McGowan Slams Natalie Portman, Jussie Smollett Indicted in Chicago & More | THR News

Rick Moranis is returning for the 'Honey, I Shrunk the Kids' reboot, Rose McGowan is slamming Natalie Portman's Oscars ensemble statement and Jussie Smollett has been indicted in Chicago. These are the..

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The real-life sights of South Korea's Oscar-winning "Parasite" [Video]The real-life sights of South Korea's Oscar-winning "Parasite"

South Korea's Academy Award-winning "Parasite" used a range of visual cues to tell its story of suffocating class struggle through the sights of Seoul, join Emer McCarthy for a tour.

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Eminem set reminds Barbra Streisand of strange Oscars night [Video]Eminem set reminds Barbra Streisand of strange Oscars night

Barbra Streisand has recalled the night she missed out on handing Eminem his Academy Award following the rapper's surprise performance at the Oscars on Sunday.

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Visual Effects Society fire back at Oscars’ backhanded ‘Cats’ insult [Video]Visual Effects Society fire back at Oscars’ backhanded ‘Cats’ insult

On Feb. 10, the Visual Effects Society released a statement directed at the Academy, expressing their disappointment in the Oscars’ use of visual effects work as a “punchline”.

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ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, West Side Story, Trump

Jurors at Harvey Weinstein rape trial continue to focus on Annabella Sciorra; Protesters rally against cast member outside Broadway opening of "West Side Story"; President Donald Trump is not a fan of..
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Trump slams Oscar-winning SKorean film 'Parasite'

President Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the Oscar-winning movie "Parasite." His biggest complaint, at a rally in Colorado Springs, was that the film was made in South Korea. (Feb. 21)  
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'Parasite' studio responds to Trump after he criticizes Oscar win, Brad Pitt's speech

President Trump had sharp words for Hollywood during his Colorado rally, taking aim at the "Parasite" Oscar victory and Brad Pitt's critical speech.
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Trump blasts best-picture Oscar for South Korean film 'Parasite'

President Donald Trump on Thursday ridiculed the historic best-picture Oscar win for South Korean film "Parasite," telling a campaign rally he wished for the return of Hollywood classics like 1939's..
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On This Day: 20 February 1927

Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier was born in Miami. (Feb. 20)  
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ShowBiz Minute: Pop Smoke, Weinstein, 'Parasite'

Stars react to the death of up-and-coming rapper Pop Smoke; Deliberating a 2nd day, Weinstein jury revisits 2006 account; Cast and crew of Oscar-winning movie "Parasite" meet South Korean president...
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This Is the TV Ad the Oscars Didn’t Allow On Air

An ad which showed postpartum recovery in unsparing detail was rejected by the Oscars. Did it go too far?
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Bong Joon-ho arrives home

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho - the man behind Oscar-winning movie "Parasite" - returns home to cheering at Incheon Airport where he held a brief press conference. (Feb. 17)  
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Who needs an Oscar? I'm popular in U.S. now, jokes Ukrainian leader

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a former comic actor, joked on Saturday that after dreaming of Oscars and popularity in the United States, he had achieved at least the fame part through..
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The Backstory: We've had more than 50 million views of our Oscars content. Here's why.

Watching the Oscars, you'd have no idea the stars are walking into a shopping mall, in the rain. The show is all about escapism. Go behind the scenes.
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Healing Syria’s Wounds

Amani Ballour was a warzone doctor. Now her life is the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary.
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Eric Trump calls Brad Pitt a 'smug elitist' after his Oscars speech on Trump impeachment

Brad Pitt's politically charged acceptance speech at the Academy Awards didn't score him any brownie points with the Trumps.
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Eminem explains how he pulled off his surprise 'Lose Yourself' performance at the Oscars

Eminem finally performed his Oscar-winning track "Lose Yourself" at the Academy Awards. It just took him 17 years to get there.
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Oscars 2020: Farmers respond to Joaquin Phoenix's anti-dairy best-actor acceptance speech

In his Oscars acceptance speech for best actor, Joaquin Phoenix called out the dairy industry. Now dairy farmers are firing back.
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James Corden, Rebel Wilson's Oscars swipe at 'Cats' is criticized by Visual Effects Society

That moment mocking "Cats" at the Oscars did not go down well with the Visual Effects Society, which didn't appreciate being the "butt of a joke."
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Happy tears, hugs and champagne: Every emotional moment we witnessed behind the scenes at the 2020 Oscars

We saw it all! Be the first to know what happened off-camera in the emotional moments after Oscar winners took home gold at the 2020 Academy Awards.
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'Shame on the Academy': Luke Perry, others left out of Oscars 'In Memoriam' segment

Luke Perry died in March 2019 at 52 after suffering a massive stroke and was not included in the Oscars 'In Memoriam' tribute.
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Phoenix, Zellweger, among Oscar winners at Vanity Fair

Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger, Scarlett Johansson, Kanye and Kim Kardashian West and Timothee Chalamet attend the star-studded Vanity Fair party in Los Angeles. (Feb. 10)  
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Meet Our New Los Angeles Bureau Chief

Monday: Manny Fernandez comes from a stellar run in Texas. But he’s no stranger to the Golden State. Also: A big night for “Parasite” at the Oscars.
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'Parasite' child star cheers the film's Oscar wins

10-year-old "Parasite" star Jung Hyeon-jun might have been too young to go to the Oscars – but he still enjoyed the excitement of the best picture win. (Feb.10)  
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Final stop for Oscar winners? Engraving bar

Stars including Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix, Renee Zellweger and "Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho get their Oscar statuettes engraved at the Governors Ball. (Feb. 10)  
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Bong Joon-ho celebrates Oscar win at Governors Ball

At the Governors Ball, South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho celebrates his historic Oscar wins for social thriller "Parasite," which picked up numerous awards, including best picture. (Feb. 10)  
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Your Monday Briefing

Cruise Ship, Democrats, Academy Awards: Here's what you need to know.
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Oscars, movies help pass the time on cruise ship quarantined in Japan

Some cruise ship passengers savored lavish meals; others watched movies or were glued to the live Academy Awards broadcast. The lucky few whose turn it was to get fresh air paced the decks, reveling in..
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Oscar fever grips cruise ship passengers under coronavirus quarantine

Some cruise ship passengers savored lavish meals; others watched movies or were glued to the live Academy Awards broadcast. The lucky few whose turn it was to get fresh air paced the decks, reveling in..
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Academy Award winners, Trump's budget proposal, Harvey Weinstein trial: 5 things to know Monday

President Trump will deliver his latest budget proposal to Congress, the Westminster dog show resumes and more news to start your Monday.
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Cabin fever under quarantine: Oscars, eating, and short glimpses of sky

Some cruise ship passengers savored lavish meals; others watched movies or pored over Oscar ballots, held rapt by the live Academy Awards broadcast. The lucky few whose turn it was to get fresh air..
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Brad Pitt got 'very serious' at Oscars by calling out Trump impeachment trial. Here's why.

Brad Pitt cracked a joke about the impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump in his Oscar speech, and continued on the surprising topic backstage.
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Making Oscar history, 'Parasite' wins best picture

'Parasite' has won the best picture Oscar, becoming the first foreign-language film to take home the biggest honor in the business. Joaquin Phoenix wins best actor Oscar for 'Joker.' (Feb. 10)  
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Oscars backstage gossip: Brad Pitt coy about his Tinder profile, 'Parasite' goes (bleeping) crazy

Brad Pitt said he's going to disappear for a while; Elton John immediately FaceTimed his kiddos. Here's what happened backstage at the Oscars.
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Janelle Monae, Brie Larson among Oscars fashion standouts

Janelle Moane, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson and Cynthia Erivo not only shine in film, but also on the Oscars red carpet. (Feb. 9)  
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Oscars 2020: The moments you missed, from 'Parasite' dominance to Eminem surprise

Whether you didn't watch the telecast or took a bathroom break at an inopportune time, here are all the key moments you missed from the Oscars.
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Everything you should know about 'Parasite,' the new Oscar best-picture winner

Meet "Parasite," the bracing social thriller that became the first foreign-language film to clinch best picture at the Academy Awards.
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Eminem finally performs 'Lose Yourself' at the Oscars, surprising (and confusing) fans

Rapper Eminem appeared on the award show stage to perform his track "Lose Yourself" years after it won the Oscar for best original song in 2003.
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Late Kobe Bryant honored at Academy Awards

Late Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant was honored in multiple ways Sunday night during the Academy Awards.
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Laura Dern makes 'acting legend' mom Diane Ladd cry during heartwarming Oscars speech

Laura Dern brought mother Diane Ladd to tears after winning an Oscar for best supporting actress Sunday for Netflix's "Marriage Story."
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'American Factory,' first title from Barack, Michelle Obama's production company, wins Oscar

The Obamas aren't technically Oscar winners, but a movie from the former president and first lady's production company took home an Academy Award.
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Oscars 2020: Peek behind the scenes at the Academy Awards

We had the best view in the house as the action unfolded at Sunday's Oscars in Los Angeles. Here's what we saw before and after stars hit the stage.
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Hallelujah! Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar, and the world rejoices

Brad Pitt finally snagged his first acting Oscar for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," and we couldn't be more thrilled. He's deserved it forever.
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Oscars 2020: The winners list

Here's who won an Oscar Sunday night at the 92nd Academy Awards, where "Joker" leads with 11 nominations, including best picture.
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Natalie Portman wears cape embroidered with names of snubbed female directors to Oscars

Natalie Portman is calling attention to female directors on Hollywood's biggest night after all women directors were completely shut out.
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Billie Eilish continues whirlwind year at the Oscars, still can't believe Grammys wins

The party isn't yet over for Billie Eilish, who is still processing her four Grammy wins on the Oscars red carpet.
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AP Top Stories February 9

Here's the latest for Sunday, February 9th: Two NYPD officers expected to recover after shooting; Democratic presidential candidates call for unity to defeat Trump; Two US soldiers killed in..
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Oscars 2020: Zach Braff shares photo of girlfriend, nominee Florence Pugh, getting ready

"Little Women" star and Oscar nominee Florence Pugh and boyfriend Zach Braff are gearing up for the Academy Awards.
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Oscars 2020: See what every A-list celebrity wore on the red carpet

Hollywood's hottest celebrities brought their most extravagant looks of awards season to the red carpet at Sunday's Oscars in Los Angeles
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Oscars 2020: '1917,' 'Parasite' vie for best picture at the Academy Awards

With all the major Oscar acting categories seemingly locked up, '1917' and 'Parasite' vie in a wide-open best picture race at the Academy Awards.
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Stars hit the beach at the Spirit Awards

Hollywood stars hit the beach the day before the Oscars for the Independent Spirit Awards. Several Academy Award nominees were in attendance at the event, including Renee Zellweger, Laura Dern, Bong..
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Noah Baumbach gushes over Greta Gerwig at Spirit Awards: 'My inspiration in everything'

The Oscars might've overlooked Greta Gerwig in this year's directors category, but her love Noah Baumbach isn't.
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