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.

Oscars 2015: The business behind the glitz and glamour

Nov 20, 2015
The newly-launched podcast 'The Awards Show Show' talks about the mayhem that ensues during Oscars season.

The logistical mind behind "Boyhood's" 12-year shoot

Meet Vince Palmo, the unsung hero of the Oscar-nominated film.

The Razzies: Lampooning Hollywood for 35 years

Jan 14, 2015
John Wilson has been highlighting the worst of film since "Can't Stop the Music."

For public good, not for profit.

Statuettes and medals

May 15, 2014
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Why has the Oscar lost its buzz?

Feb 25, 2014
Are the films or the ceremonies to blame?
Overview of Oscar statues on display at 'Meet the Oscars' at the Time Warner Center on February 25, 2010 in New York City.
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How long would it take to see all of the Oscar-nominated films?

Feb 22, 2013
WSJ's Jason Bellini sets out to calculate how long it would take someone to actually see every film nominated for an Oscar this year -- and how much would it cost?