Oscars

‘Britain has a potentate in place of a prime minister’
Boris Johnson
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‘Britain has a potentate in place of a prime minister’

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28 Apr 2021
Who were the big winners of the 93rd Academy Awards?
Nomadland director Chloe Zhao at the 2021 Oscars
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Who were the big winners of the 93rd Academy Awards?

Nine of the 20 acting nominations were awarded to people of colour at this historic but ‘sleepy’ ceremony
26 Apr 2021
Oscars predictions 2021: who will win the top awards?
Nomadland stars Frances McDormand
In Depth

Oscars predictions 2021: who will win the top awards?

Nomadland tipped to dominate this year’s Academy Awards
21 Apr 2021
Five reasons why Parasite won at the Oscars
Parasite
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Five reasons why Parasite won at the Oscars

Bong Joon-ho’s comedy-thriller makes Academy Awards history by winning Best Picture
10 Feb 2020
Oscars 2020: who won what?
Bong Joon Ho
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Oscars 2020: who won what?

Parasite makes history by becoming first non-English language film to take top gong
10 Feb 2020
Why everyone’s talking about Stephen King
Stephen King
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Why everyone’s talking about Stephen King

Best-selling author criticised for Oscar diversity comments
15 Jan 2020
Instant Opinion: Isis is ‘very happy’ amid chaos in Iraq
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Instant Opinion: Isis is ‘very happy’ amid chaos in Iraq

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14 Jan 2020

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The 29 most remade movies of all time
A Star is Born
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The 29 most remade movies of all time

Remakes appear to be all the rage as A Star Is Born racks up award nominations
13 Feb 2019
Why nobody wants to host the Oscars
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Why nobody wants to host the Oscars

How the glitziest gig in Hollywood became a poisoned chalice
6 Feb 2019
Detainment: why Oscar-nominated doc has prompted outrage
James Bulger and his killer Jon Venables caught on CCTV
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Detainment: why Oscar-nominated doc has prompted outrage

Murdered toddler’s mother reveals her disgust at the film’s nomination
23 Jan 2019
Golden Globes 2019: five biggest surprises
Glenn Close
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Golden Globes 2019: five biggest surprises

A Star is Born fails to claim any awards in the major categories
7 Jan 2019
Kevin Hart steps down from role as Oscar host
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In Brief

Kevin Hart steps down from role as Oscar host

Actor and comedian used anti-gay slurs in series of messages posted before he hit the big time
7 Dec 2018
Why the Oscars is getting first new category in 17 years
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Why the Oscars is getting first new category in 17 years

Critics slate Academy’s decision to add Popular Film award as ‘desperate ratings grab’
9 Aug 2018
Kobe Bryant wins an Oscar - but not everyone is happy
Kobe Bryant The Oscars Dear Basketball
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Kobe Bryant wins an Oscar - but not everyone is happy

Basketball icon’s Academy Award honour criticised as rape allegation resurfaces
5 Mar 2018
Oscars 2018: What is an inclusion rider?
Frances McDormand
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Oscars 2018: What is an inclusion rider?

Three Bilboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri actor asked all female nominees in the audience to stand up during her speech
5 Mar 2018
Rachel Shenton uses sign language in Oscar acceptance speech
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Rachel Shenton uses sign language in Oscar acceptance speech

Ex-Hollyoaks star won best live action short film for The Silent Child
5 Mar 2018
Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water takes the top prizes
Director Guillermo del Toro accepting the Best Picture Oscar for The Shape of Water
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Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water takes the top prizes

Gary Oldman and Frances McDormand among the other big winners at the 90th Academy Awards
5 Mar 2018
The right direction
James Cameron
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The right direction

Film directors have always played an outsize role in Hollywood mythology
26 Feb 2018
Oscars 2018: favourites to win Best Picture Academy Award
Dunkirk
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Oscars 2018: favourites to win Best Picture Academy Award

Will a war epic outdo a social satire, or could a black comedy take the top prize?
26 Feb 2018
The Oscar winners of the future
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The Oscar winners of the future

From augmented reality to interactive films, cinema is going high-tech
26 Feb 2018
Oscar favourite The Shape of Water in plagiarism row
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Oscar favourite The Shape of Water in plagiarism row

Fantasy film follows janitor in secret lab who falls for a manlike sea creature
26 Jan 2018
PwC accountants 'banned' from Oscars after envelope fiasco
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:(L-R) 'La La Land' producer Jordan Horowitz holds up the winner card reading actual Best Picture winner 'Moonlight' with actor Warren Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel
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PwC accountants 'banned' from Oscars after envelope fiasco

Relationship between the Academy and PricewaterhouseCoopers remains 'under review' after infamous mix-up
2 Mar 2017
Best Oscars outfits ever
In Review

Best Oscars outfits ever

27 Feb 2017
The best Oscars dresses ever
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In Brief

The best Oscars dresses ever

Thousands of actresses have walked the red carpet at the Academy Awards, but whose gowns will go down in history?
27 Feb 2017
The best and worst speeches in Oscars history
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In Review

The best and worst speeches in Oscars history

From Tom Hanks's heartfelt tributes to Gwyneth Paltrow's unstoppable blubbing, here are some of the most memorable
23 Feb 2017
Moonlight: Can Barry Jenkins tale secure an Oscar?
Moonlight
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Moonlight: Can Barry Jenkins tale secure an Oscar?

The highly acclaimed film has already won several awards, including a Golden Globe. But will it scoop the big one?
13 Jan 2017
Spotlight: gripping journalism procedural is Oscar favourite
Spotlight movie
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Spotlight: gripping journalism procedural is Oscar favourite

'Skin-prickling' real life drama about a newspaper exposé of child abuse tops bookies' Oscar picks
5 Jan 2016
AMERICAN SNIPER: Five things the film gets wrong
American Sniper
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AMERICAN SNIPER: Five things the film gets wrong

Clint Eastwood's film celebrates Navy Seal Chris Kyle, but it ignores some inconvenient truths. Does it matter?
25 Feb 2015
Oscars 2015: best and worst moments of the Academy Awards
Lady Gaga performs onstage during the 87th Annual Academy Awards
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Oscars 2015: best and worst moments of the Academy Awards

Sharon Stone's vagina, Lady Gaga's favourite things and 'racist' jokes made it a memorable night at the Oscars
23 Feb 2015
Oscar nominations 2015: can Brits win big at Academy Awards?
The Imitation Game
In Review

Oscar nominations 2015: can Brits win big at Academy Awards?

Theory of Everything and Imitation Game tipped for success at the Oscars, if they escape each other's shadow
15 Jan 2015
2014: The year in numbers – from five to 700 billion
Oscar Pistorius on day of verdict
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2014: The year in numbers – from five to 700 billion

Five years in jail for Oscar Pistorious, 6,800 dead from Ebola, 551m voters in India
28 Dec 2014
Week in pictures: 2 - 8 March
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Week in pictures: 2 - 8 March

9 Mar 2014
Oscars: Gravity wins the most awards
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Oscars: Gravity wins the most awards

The biggest winner of the night was host Ellen DeGeneres whose 'epic selfie' tweet went viral
3 Mar 2014
OSCARS 2014: Who will win big on Sunday night?
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In Depth

OSCARS 2014: Who will win big on Sunday night?

Best picture is a three way-battle, while Matthew McConaughey looks set to win his first award
27 Feb 2014
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