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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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"Fiddler on the Roof" in Yiddish brings new life to classic show

"I loved this show from the very beginning," said Oscar winner Joel Grey, who agreed to direct it even though he doesn't speak Yiddish
CBS News - Published

Keira Knightley calls 'Paw Patrol' 'toddler crack' and every parent can relate

The Oscar-nominated actress said the children's show is a big hit with her 3-year-old daughter. But her play acting isn't.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Academy Awards

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',..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

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.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:02Published

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."

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 04:29Published

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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...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

'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.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:59Published

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.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:53Published

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.

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:01Published

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

Credit: Time     Duration: 00:25Published

Oscars 2019: Highlights [Video]Oscars 2019: Highlights

Despite having no host, the 91st Academy Awards was filled with many great moments. Here are the highlights.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 04:16Published

2019 Oscars Honor Record-Breaking Number of Black Artists [Video]2019 Oscars Honor Record-Breaking Number of Black Artists

Seven individual black artists took home trophies Sunday night.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Mahershala Ali Becomes First Black Man To Win Two Best Supporting Actor Oscars [Video]Mahershala Ali Becomes First Black Man To Win Two Best Supporting Actor Oscars

Mahershala Ali won his second Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor in Universal's Green Book. During his acceptance speech, he thanked real-life pianist Dr. Don Shirley for "who..

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 01:19Published

Oscars Get Political As Celebrities Take Aim At Donald Trump [Video]Oscars Get Political As Celebrities Take Aim At Donald Trump

Actors Maya Rudolph, Javier Bardem, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and Spike Lee took aim at Donald Trump when they took the stage at the 91st Academy Awards in Hollywood on Feb. 24.

Credit: Newsweek     Duration: 01:27Published

Here is the full list of Oscar winners from the 91st Academy Awards [Video]Here is the full list of Oscar winners from the 91st Academy Awards

Here is the full list of Oscar winners from the 91st Academy Awards

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:47Published

Oscars 2019: what you need to know [Video]Oscars 2019: what you need to know

A raspberry, a Netflix semi-win and no host. This is what happened at the Oscars.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:55Published

 

Woman inspired by Oscar-winning film uses billboards to help find twin's killer

A Maryland woman is taking inspiration from an Oscar-winning movie to try to solve the decades-old murder mystery of her twin sister, Jody LeCornu. The 23-year-old college student was shot outside..
CBS News - Published

Woman takes cues from Oscar-winning film to find her twin's killer

A Maryland woman is taking inspiration from an Oscar-winning movie to try to solve the decades-old murder mystery of her twin sister
CBS News - Published

Oscar nominee defends TV star charged in college bribery scheme

Playwright David Mamet says longtime friend Felicity Huffman should get a slap on the wrist
CBS News - Published

Oscar winner Halle Berry training in jiu-jitsu with UFC's Brian Ortega for film role

Recent UFC featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega will help train Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry in jiu-jitsu for an upcoming movie role.
USATODAY.com - Published

Bob Mackie: Billy Porter 'looked amazing' in tux gown

Legendary designer Bob Mackie talks about making outfits that fit a celebrity's personality and praises Billy Porter's Oscar gown. (March 12)
USATODAY.com - Published

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