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Advertisers love the Oscars, whether you watch or not

by Ben Bradford 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…

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

by Janet Nguyen 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

by Barbara Platts 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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From movies to graphic design, the origin of Photoshop

by Danielle Chiriguayo Feb 11, 2019
How one program created for cinematic special effects changed design.
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And the Oscar goes to ... innovations in movie tech

by Molly Wood Feb 11, 2019
A committee of techies dives deep to choose each year's winners.
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"Beale Street" and "Homecoming" star Stephan James on finding success in Hollywood

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Dec 19, 2018
Ten years into his acting career, Stephan James is having a breakout moment.
Stephan James speaks about "If Beale Street Could Talk" at Essence Festival on July 6, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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Has "the film business passed away" with its "most popular" Oscars category?

by Phoebe Unterman and Kai Ryssdal Aug 9, 2018
Actor Rob Lowe said so on Twitter.
Actor Rob Lowe tweeted that “the film business passed away today with the announcement of the 'popular' film Oscar. It had been in poor health for a number of years. It is survived by sequels, tent-poles, and vertical integration.”
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Spending on Oscar ads is up

by Erika Beras Mar 2, 2018
Why? Because it’s one of the few television shows advertisers are pretty sure all kinds of people will show up for. Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 
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The accountants behind that Oscars flub are out

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 1, 2017
Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs says she's 'reviewing' the awards' relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
PricewaterhouseCoopers accountants Martha L. Ruiz and Brian Cullinan walk the red carpet at the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.
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