LOS ANGELES, March 11 (Reuters) - Emma Stone claimed her second Academy Award on Sunday, winning the best actress trophy for her role as a woman revived from the dead in the dark comedy "Poor Things."

LOS ANGELES, March 10 (Reuters) - Cillian Murphy earned his first Academy Award for his portrayal in “Oppenheimer” of the physicist who led the United States’ development of the atomic bomb during World War Two.

Will Smith’s slap seen ’round the world at the Oscars was clearly a crime, legal experts say, but the chances of prosecution are slim and even if convicted he’d likely face little more than a slap of his own — on the wrist.

LOS ANGELES, March 28: When Will Smith marched onto the Oscars stage and smacked Chris Rock, the unpredictable moment served as a jarring interruption to Hollywood’s feel-good celebration.

LOS ANGELES, March 28: Troy Kotsur can make room on his already crowded mantle for a historic trophy.

H.E.R. won top Oscar and Grammy music honors last year, but those supreme accolades were just a precursor for the singer-songwriter’s next moves.

Elliot Page is working on a memoir, in which he will write about everything from his Oscar-nominated film career to becoming a prominent transgender person.

The projectors are rolling. The ruby slippers are on. Many an Oscar sits glistening. The shark has been hanging, and waiting, for nearly a year.

Jennifer Hudson was fresh off her Oscar win for “Dreamgirls” when she was summoned to meet Aretha Franklin in 2007. The two singers had technically met before, when Hudson, freshly cut from American Idol, opened for Franklin at a show in Indiana. But this time was different: The Queen of Soul told Hudson that she wanted her to play her in a film.

Olympia Dukakis, who won an Oscar for her performance as a sardonic, middle-aged mother who advises her headstrong daughter on matters of love in the 1987 romantic film comedy “Moonstruck,” died on Saturday at age 89.

Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won best picture Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards, where the China-born Zhao became the first woman of color to win best director and a historically diverse group of winners took home awards.

Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in “Sounder,” won a Tony Award in 2013 at age 88 and touched TV viewers’ hearts in “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman,” died Thursday at age 96.

This is the time of year when Hollywood’s awards-season-industrial complex usually shifts into high gear. It’s a frothy, festive run of the year’s final premieres and screenings — all part of a carefully orchestrated dance to court tastemakers and, ultimately, academy voters.

Renee Zellweger completed a Hollywood comeback for the ages at the Oscars on Sunday night, winning as best actress for her role as Judy Garland in ‘Judy.’

‘Parasite’ takes best picture Oscar

February 10, 2020 10:35 am

Subtitle this: 'Parasite' is the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards.

Joaquin Phoenix won his first Oscar on Sunday for his terrifying performance as an isolated loner who becomes one of the world’s best known comic book villains in 'Joker,' and invoked his late brother River Phoenix in one of the most emotional acceptance speeches of the night.

Chinese-American director Lulu Wang’s movie “The Farewell” won the top prize at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, while Adam Sandler was named best actor and made fun of his exclusion from Sunday’s Oscars.

Who will be celebrating Oscar morning? Brad Pitt for sure. Jennifer Lopez almost certainly. And very possibly the Obamas, too.

Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody in Nepal

November 30, 2019 21:00 pm

Oscar-winning American actor/producer Adrien Brody is currently in Nepal.  He arrived in Nepal a week ago for trekking in Everest Base Camp (EBC).

In 1977, Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller became the first woman to ever be nominated for best director at the Academy Awards.

Rami Malek in final talks for 'Bond 25'

February 28, 2019 13:09 pm

Rami Malek, who recently won an Oscar for Best Actor, is in final negotiations to play the antagonist in the latest installment of James Bond franchise. The film will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, who came onboard as a director after Danny Boyle exited the project over "creative differences". It was being reported earlier that Malek was being eyed for the villain role, but his schedule on the last season of his breakout show "Mr. Robot" which shoots from March through July, was a hindrance.

Peter Farrelly's "Green Book" emerged as the surprise winner at the 91st Oscars on Sunday night.

Oscars 2019: Full list of winners

February 26, 2019 11:13 am

In a surprise win, Peter Farrelly's biographical comedy-drama "Green Book", received the Best Picture honour at the 91st Academy Awards upstaging award season favourite "Roma". Alfonso Cufavoriteed two awards -- Best Cinematography and Best Director -- for "Roma", which also ended Mexico's dry run at the Academy Awards with Best Foreign Language win. Rami Malek won the Best Actor trophy for his performance in "Bohemian Rhapsody", while British actor Olivia Colman upstaged Glenn Close to win the Best Actress award for her role in Yorgos Lanthimos-directed "The Favourite". Marvel Studios produced "Black Panther" became the first superhero film to Best Original Score, Best Costume Design and Best Production Design.

2019 Oscar Winners List

February 25, 2019 13:09 pm

'Green Book' won best picture, Rami Malek won best actor for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and Olivia Colman won best actress for 'The Favourite.' Alfonso Cuarón won best director and best cinematography for 'Roma' which also won best foreign language film.

Rami Malek had difficult moments making 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' but he has an Oscar to show for it.

Glenn Close says she’s still a bit surprised the motion picture academy gave a nod to her performance in “The Wife.” Actor Richard E Grant says he’s certain he’s going to lose and will never get this close to Oscar again. And screenwriter Barry Jenkins just wants to savor making it to the end of the awards-circuit road and enjoy being in the presence of his peers.

The most tumultuous Oscar season in memory might pale in comparison to the aftermath.

The movie “Green Book” explores racial inequality, “Roma” reveals the emotional toll placed on domestic workers, and “RBG” chronicles the fight for women’s rights.

“All the Stars” are not performing at the Academy Awards, including Kendrick Lamar and SZA.

On a year where one of the lead Oscar contenders is titled “The Favourite,” the 91st Academy Awards lack a clear front runner.

The organizers of the Oscars ceremony on Friday scrapped a plan to award four Academy Awards during commercial breaks in the Feb. 24 telecast, following an uproar by Hollywood filmmakers, actors and others.

George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Robert de Niro on Thursday joined a growing protest in Hollywood over plans by Oscars organizers to present cinematography, editing and some other awards during commercial breaks at next week’s Academy Awards ceremony.

The film academy has finally revealed the Oscar categories that will be presented during the commercial breaks of this year’s broadcast in an attempt to shorten the show to three hours.

The film academy has finally revealed the Oscar categories that will be presented during the commercial breaks of this year’s broadcast in an attempt to shorten the show to three hours.

Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg and Brie Larson will be presenters at the 91st Academy Awards.

Pop singer Lady Gaga, Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron and African-American filmmaker Spike Lee were among scores of Oscar nominees who gathered for a group photo on Monday ahead of the Academy Awards ceremony in three weeks time when only a handful will go home as winners.

Mexico City officials are predicting Alfonso Cuaron’s film “Roma” will sweep the Academy Awards and are already planning a mass celebration.

French composer and pianist Michel Legrand has died at 86 after a career in which he stood out for soundtracks in screen musicals with Catherine Deneuve and that won him three Oscars.

The body that hands out the Oscars on Friday sought to distance itself from a furor over the Academy Award nomination of a film about two boys who murdered a British toddler in 1993.

The Oscars still don’t have a host, but on Tuesday morning, they’ll at least have nominees.

The largest actors union in the United States on Monday accused the organizers of the Oscars of trying to intimidate celebrities not to present at rival award shows.

Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he’ll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards.

LOS ANGELES, Dec 15: One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES, Dec 14: Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968′s “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died.

NEW YORK, Nov 17: William Goldman, the screenwriter and Hollywood wise man who won Academy Awards for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men” and summed up the mystery of making a box office hit by declaring “Nobody knows anything,” has died. He was 87.

LOS ANGELES, Sept 7: The idea to hand out a popular film Oscar has been shelved for now following widespread backlash, but film academy president John Bailey says that the new category was well-intentioned in its efforts to reflect a changing industry and misunderstood by its critics.

Oscar hosts open house event

August 21, 2018 10:03 am

The trend of organizing an open house event to inform the public about the scope and facilities of their colleges and universities are on a rise on a global level. Following this trend, Oscar College of Film Studies organized an open house event on Saturday, in their college premises. Teachers, students, and the parents of the students were present at the event. During the event, the college faculty talked to the participants about filmmaking and the changes in technology.

LOS ANGELES, March 6: A man was arrested and is accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscars trophy after the Academy Awards on Sunday night, Los Angeles police said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: The Infinity Studio of Singapore has decided to provide scholarship to five students of Oscar International Film College. Representative of the Studio, Shyu Mo, announced the names of the scholarship recipients amid a program organized at the college premises on Wednesday.

Deepak Rauniyar’s second feature film, White Sun, maybe vying against other South Asian films for a spot as a nominee in Oscar’s foreign language category but the director himself is taking it easy in Morang right now.