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 In creative attempts to hold on to viewer interest, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has floated and withdrawn proposals for new awards, […]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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A way to keep Oscar speeches from putting us to sleep

Feb 26, 2016
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wants to trim the thank-you list.
 Winner Julianne Moore gives her acceptance speech as she holds her statuette for Actress in a Leading Role during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. 
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The Oscar nominations roil Hollywood racial tensions

Jan 19, 2016
A very white group of nods has again turned a critical light on the film industry.