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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.


Stars arriive at the IIFA Awards, Bollywood's equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars

Stars arriive at the IIFA Awards, Bollywood's equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars  
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ShowBiz Minute: Spears, IIFA, Rihanna

No Britney Spears, no decisions made at closed court hearing; Stars arrive at the IIFA Awards, Bollywood's equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars; Amazon Prime Video to stream Rihanna's lingerie show. (Sept...
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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..

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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,..

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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..

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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.

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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..

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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..

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Oscar watch! These 6 movies are already the talk of awards season

While the Oscars are still a ways off, Venice and Toronto film festivals have given a boost to awards contenders including 'Hustlers' and 'Joker.'
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Could Jennifer Lopez nab an Oscar nomination for her stripper movie 'Hustlers'?

'Hustlers' didn’t require Jennifer Lopez to actually perform a pole dance, but she wanted to be "authentic." So could an Oscar nomination follow?
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On This Day: 3 September 2012 (CR)

Oscar-nominated star of "The Green Mile," Michael Clarke Duncan, dies  
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'Joker' movie early reactions: Joaquin Phoenix may be 'Oscar-worthy,' film is 'controversial'

First reactions to Joaquin Phoenix's "Joker" are coming in on social media after its screening at the Venice International Film Festival.
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Sunday's Best: Celebrating 40 Years of CBS Sunday Morning

Jane Pauley hosts a primetime special featuring memorable moments from America's #1 Sunday morning news program, as well as new interviews with fashion designer Ralph Lauren; supermodel Chrissy Teigen..
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Daniel Craig's next James Bond film finally gets its official (and deadly) title

The new James Bond movie has its returning hero in Daniel Craig, a villain (Oscar winner Rami Malek) and now finally a title: "No Time to Die."
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"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" animator Richard Williams dies

Oscar-winning animation director brought cartoon characters like Jessica Rabbit and the Pink Panther to life
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Richard Williams, 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' animator, dies at 86

Richard Williams, the Oscar-winning animator of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," has died at 86, according to reports.
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Peter Fonda, ‘Easy Rider’ Actor and Screenwriter, Is Dead at 79

A member of a celebrated Hollywood family, he was nominated for an Oscar in a seminal film of the 1960s.
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Peter Fonda, star of 'Easy Rider' and scion of Fonda acting dynasty, dies at 79

Peter Fonda earned Oscar nominations for "Easy Rider" and "Ulee's Gold."
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Easy Rider' star Peter Fonda dies at 79

The Oscar-nominated son of Henry Fonda and brother to Jane Fonda died of respiratory failure from lung cancer in Los Angeles, his family said Friday.
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"David Makes Man": Tarell Alvin McCraney on the "doubleness" of his own childhood

Tarell Alvin McCraney is a playwright, professor and co-writer of the Oscar-winning screenplay for “Moonlight.” McCraney is turning to television for his new project,"David Makes Man," about a..
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Julianne Moore on her characters and on-screen longevity

Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore has specialized in playing challenging, fascinating characters, from indie classics to box-office hits. Jane Pauley reports. (Originally broadcast March 3, 2019.)
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Julianne Moore on portraying unseen women, and maintaining longevity on-screen

The Oscar-winning actress has specialized in playing challenging, fascinating characters, from indie classics to box-office hits
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Emmy Awards will go hostless in 2019, echoing Oscars

Echoing the Oscars, Fox says 71st Primetime Emmy Awards won't have a host.
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Guillermo del Toro's ultimate guide to 'Scary Stories' for kids and teens

A lifetime horror fan, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro is leaning kid-friendly with his new movie, "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark."
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Lauded documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker dead at 94

Pennebaker, who received an honorary Academy Award in 2013, died Thursday of natural causes at his home in Long Island
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Jessica Chastain, from Juilliard to Hollywood

In a remarkably short time the Oscar-nominated actress has built a fascinating resume of roles
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Prosecutors reject Cuba Gooding Jr.'s bid to dismiss NY groping charge

The Oscar-winning actor was accused of grabbing and squeezing the breast of a 29-year-old woman at a bar in midtown Manhattan on June 9.
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The iconic mansion that inspired "Gone with the Wind" is for sale

According to its website, the plantation home inspired author Margaret Mitchell as the book was being adapted into the Oscar-winning movie
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My First Job: Anne Hathaway

Before her string of movie hits, Oscar winner Anne Hathaway earned a wage as “a great babysitter.” (July 4)  
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Statue of Harvey Weinstein debuts ahead of Oscars

The statue was put in place just ahead of Sunday's Academy Awards
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Meryl Streep is the worst thing about 'Big Little Lies' Season 2. What happened?

Listen, we love the Meryl Streep memes just as much as you do. But adding the Oscar winner to "Big Little Lies" is a bust.
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Danny Boyle imagines a world without The Beatles

A new film directed by Danny Boyle portrays a world where The Beatles never existed. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers spoke to the Academy Award-winning director and the star of the movie, Himesh Patel.
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Lady Gaga celebrates Oscar win, Pride Month at emotional 'Enigma' show in hometown NYC

On Monday, nine-time Grammy winner Lady Gaga brought her usual theatrics, as well as plenty of heart, to her most intimate show in more than a decade.
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First Paid Job: Charlize Theron

Before she made it big, Oscar-winner Charlize Theron used to busk. (June 17)  
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NASA recognizes "Hidden Figures" who helped put men on the moon

NASA named a block in front of its headquarters for the Margot Lee Shetterly memoir and subsequent 2016 Oscar-nominated film about the women who helped put U.S. men on the moon
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Cuba Gooding Jr. won't turn self in unless charges confirmed by prosecutors, lawyer says

Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. could be charged Thursday for allegedly touching a woman inappropriately at a New York bar. Gooding denies the allegation. Jericka Duncan reports.
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ShowBiz Minute: Miles, Sorvino, Spears

Oscar-nominated actress and Manhattan socialite Sylvia Miles dies in New York; Mira Sorvino reveals she's a date-rape survivor; more. (June 13)  
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On This Day: 10 June 1895

In 1895, Oscar-winning actress Hattie McDaniel was born in Wichita, Kansas. (June 10)  
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1/22: CBSN AM

Federal workers to miss second paycheck; Oscar nominations
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There Goes the Neighborhood, The Gardens of the Queen, Meryl Streep

Bank foreclosures and abandonment are causing high home vacancy levels in neighborhoods across the country; Also, an underwater adventure to one of the world's most vibrant coral reefs; Plus, two-time..
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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..
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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."
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Tony-nominated director re-imagines "Oklahoma!" for the 21st century

For the "CBS This Morning" podcast, Jamie Wax sat down with a first-time nominee, an Academy Award-winning playwright, a director and a Broadway veteran
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Actors Matt Damon, Christian Bale geared up for roles as Indy 500 honorary starters

Neither Oscar winner has ever been to the Indy 500, but both say they are more than ready to wave the green flags to start the race.
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Anthony Mason's dream interviews: A legend and a lesser-known music pioneer

Anthony Mason has interviewed a president, business leaders, Oscar-winning actors and some of the biggest names in music from Bruce Springsteen to Lady Gaga. But the new "CBS This Morning" co-host, who..
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James Cameron's advice to undersea explorer Victor Vescovo

James Cameron had words of advice for undersea explorer Victor Vescovo, who recently broke the Oscar-winning director's record for reaching the deepest known point in the ocean. (May 14)
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Filmmaker pleads guilty to sexual abuse

A Utah filmmaker pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexual abuse of a child. Sterling Van Wagenen, who co-founded the Sundance Film Festival and produced an Oscar-winning movie in the mid-1980s, entered the..
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Director John Singleton dies at age 51

Director John Singleton, known for films including the Oscar-nominated hit "Boyz N the Hood" and "Poetic Justice," has died at age 51 in Los Angeles. He suffered a major stroke earlier this month...
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Remembering John Singleton

Director John Singleton died Monday after being taken off life support following complications from a stroke. The Academy Award-nominated filmmaker was best known for "Boyz N the Hood" and "Poetic..
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John Singleton, ‘Boyz N the Hood’ Director, Dies at 51

His first film, which he began shooting when he was in his early 20s, earned an Oscar nomination for best director — the first for an African-American.
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