KATHMANDU, Sept 19: The International Feature Film Selection Committee of Nepal has decided to recommend the film 'Aaina Jhyal Ko Putali' directed by Sujit Bidari for the 95th edition of the Oscar Awards to be held in the USA next year.

Oscars producer Will Packer said Los Angeles police were ready to arrest Will Smith after Smith slapped Chris Rock on the Academy Awards stage.

Chris Rock received several standing ovations before he told one joke Wednesday at his first comedy show since Will Smith slapped him in the face onstage at the Oscars. Rock only briefly addressed the slap to the sold out crowd in Boston, saying he was “still kind of processing what happened.”

“CODA” won the top prize at Saturday night’s Producers Guild Awards, giving momentum to the possibility that the small film could have a big night at next week’s Oscars.

To combat slumping ratings, the Oscars are undergoing a radical slimming down, with eight awards to be presented off-air during next month’s telecast of the 94th Academy Awards.

After three years without a host, the Oscars are reportedly making up for lost time with three hosts for this year’s awards: Amy Schumer, Regina Hall and Wanda Sykes are in final talks to host the 94th Academy Awards, the trade publication Variety reported Monday.

The Academy Awards television audience plunged to 9.85 million viewers on ABC, less than half of the Oscars’ previous low and continuing a startling trend of viewer tune out for awards shows.

An Oscars unlike any before will get underway Sunday night, with history on the line in major categories and a telecast retooled for the pandemic.

As Hollywood prepares to celebrate the Oscars on Sunday, movie theaters are trying to lure back audiences that have been streaming films at home for over a year. Some cinemas have closed permanently while others are trying to recover and hope that a string of delayed blockbusters will produce a moviegoing rebound.

With nominations set and just over a month until showtime, details are trickling out about the 93rd Oscars and neither sweatshirts nor Zoom made the cut.

Nearly two years after the overthrow of autocrat Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is taking steps to rejoin the international community from which it was long shunned. That includes its film industry.

There were a lot of speculations around how the Oscars would be held amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is now confirmed the award gala will not go virtual. "The Oscars in-person telecast will happen," a representative from the Academy told variety.com.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will allow only films streamed online for the forthcoming Oscars in the wake of the industry-wide shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Actor-producer Natalie Portman may have made a statement at the Oscars through her dress embroidered with the names of all the snubbed women filmmakers, but some have called out her hypocrisy for never employing a woman director for her productions.

The 92nd edition of Academy Awards bestowed some of the most outstanding icons of the industry on Sunday and also gave the fashion police some serious business.

Tom Ford brought fashion week to Hollywood on Friday night, with a runway show full of glamour and a front row jammed with A-listers, including Jennifer Lopez, Renée Zellweger, Miley Cyrus and Lil Nas X.

Ten international films, including widely acclaimed offerings from South Korea, Spain and Senegal, are on the shortlist of movies vying for Academy Award nominations.

Producer Ritesh Sidhwani says the 'Gully Boy' team is leaving no stone unturned to make sure the Ranveer Singh-starrer drama gets in the forefront at the Oscars race. The film has been selected as India's official entry in the International Feature Film category at the 92nd Academy Awards.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will shift a week earlier than planned and avoid airing at the same time as the Grammy Awards.

LOS ANGELES, Feb 25: Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” took home two early Oscars on Sunday at an Academy Awards ceremony held without a host but filled with powerhouse music performances.

A year after best actress winner Frances McDormand used the Oscars stage to advocate for more women in front of and behind the camera, Hollywood is celebrating some progress - but remains far from reaching parity with men.

This year’s Oscar ceremony will go ahead without an official host for only the second time in its history, an ABC television executive said on Tuesday.

LOS ANGELES, July 24: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association says it has picked a date for next year’s Golden Globe Awards.

No dress code, but plenty of references to MeToo at Oscarshere was no #MeToo or Time’s Up dress code on the Oscar red carpet. But the topic was, to no one’s surprise, a major theme of the evening — from Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue, to an emotional appearance by three Harvey Weinstein accusers, to Frances McDormand’s calling all female nominees to rise with her in unison.

Oscars: The Complete Winners List

March 5, 2018 11:05 am

The Shape of Water won Best Picture tonight at the 90th annual Academy Awards, and Guillermo del Toro won Best Director for The Shape of Water, his first Oscar win in four noms. It led all films tonight with four Oscars.

March 3: The 2018 Oscars — or the 90th Academy Awards, if you'd prefer — are headed our way on Sunday, March 4, bringing glitz, glamour and maybe even a headline-grabbing mix-up or two, like the 2017 snafu that was the "La La Land"-"Moonlight" debacle (as documented in the photo above). This year, nine films are up for best picture, just one of 24 award categories that will be featured in the Oscars broadcast.

March 3: He's going to the Oscars for the first time in four decades - but Star Wars' Mark Hamill says he'd rather be watching the ceremony in his pyjamas.

NEW YORK, Feb 28: Aside from the posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger (“The Dark Knight”) and best-animated film for “The Incredibles,” no superhero film has ever penetrated the top categories of the Academy Awards.

NEW YORK, Dec 7: The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science announced Wednesday that it has adopted its first code of conduct for its 8,427 members.

Film on ‘Pakistan’s toughest woman’ makes a bid for the Oscars

LOS ANGELES, Oct 16: The board of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has voted overwhelmingly to expel Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein after the powerful media mogul was accused of sexual abuse and physical assault during the course of his career.

Singer Rihanna, who is acting in ‘Valerian’ and ‘Ocean’s Eight’, says while nobody works especially to win awards like Grammy or Oscar, it’s always nice to get some “validation”.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Feb 5: "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle has waltzed off with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards held Saturday in Beverly Hills.

The Iranian star of the Oscar-nominated film 'The Salesman' on Thursday announced she would boycott the awards in protest against US President Donald Trump's "racist" ban on Muslim immigrants.

The candy-colored love letter to musicals "La La Land" on Tuesday landed a record-tying 14 nominations to the Academy Awards, which fielded a notably more diverse field of nominees following two straight years of "OscarsSoWhite" backlash.

TV personality Jimmy Kimmel’s parents came to know about the news of him hosting the 2017 Oscars ceremony when they read the news online because the popular talk show host forgot to tell them.

Nepal sends Kalo Pothi for the Oscars

September 8, 2016 20:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: Min Bahadur Bham’s ‘Kalo Pothi’ (The Black Hen) is Nepal’s official submission for this year’s 89th Academy Awards (Oscars) in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: 'Kalo Pothi (The Black Hen)' directed by Min Bham has been nominated for the Oscars 2017 from Nepal under the Foreign Language category.