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Best picture win for "CODA" a milestone for streaming services

Mar 28, 2022
Apple TV+ invests in a small number of high-end original productions, consistent with the tech giant's premium product line.
The cast and producers of "CODA," honored as best picture during the Academy Awards. The win marks a shift for an industry that was slow to embrace streaming platforms.
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Fewer people are watching the Oscars. Here's why that might not matter to the academy.

Mar 24, 2022
The organization that puts on the awards show has transformed itself from a production company to an "institution with a billion dollar endowment," says data journalist Walt Hickey.
The Academy Museum in Los Angeles in February 2020, before it opened.
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Oscar winner calls for expansion of laws against discrimination based on hair

Feb 12, 2020
The director of "Hair Love" said so-called Crown Acts should apply in all 50 states.
Filmmakers Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver pose with their Oscars for Best Animated Short Film for "Hair Love" on Feb. 9, 2020.
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Advertisers love the Oscars, whether you watch or not

Feb 22, 2019
The Academy Awards take place this Sunday and, for the first time since 1989, the show will have no host. Viewership in 2018 fell 19 percent from the year before. In creative attempts to hold on to viewer interest, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has floated and withdrawn proposals for new awards, […]

Why dressing for the red carpet can be a problem if you’re not a size 2

Feb 22, 2019
Those glamorous gowns at the Oscars are usually loaned — in sizes 0 and 2. Who will dress the rest?

Actress Melissa McCarthy wearing Marina Rinaldi at the 2012 Oscars.  
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An evening at the Academy Awards isn't cheap

Feb 21, 2019
Hollywood's biggest night isn't only star studded. It's expensive.
Brie Larson, winner of best actress award for "Room," attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on Feb. 28, 2016, in Hollywood.
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And the Oscar goes to ... innovations in movie tech

Feb 11, 2019
A committee of techies dives deep to choose each year's winners.
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What the political climate means for award shows like the Oscars

Feb 17, 2017
Celebrities are using award show wins to make political statements. So what does that mean for Hollywood's biggest night?
Decorations are displayed at the 89th Annual Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon.
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