Latest Academy Awards News

'Everything Everywhere All at Once' wins at Gotham Awards

Nov. 29, 2022 07:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — “Everything Everywhere All at Once" won best feature at the 32nd Gotham Awards on Monday, taking one of the first major prizes of Hollywood's awards season and boosting the Oscar hopes of the anarchic indie hit of the year. Also taking an award for his work on...

'Fame' and 'Flashdance' singer-actor Irene Cara dies at 63

Nov. 27, 2022 18:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar, Golden Globe and two-time Grammy winning singer-actress Irene Cara, who starred and sang the title cut from the 1980 hit movie “Fame” and then belted out the era-defining hit “Flashdance ... What a Feeling” from 1983's “Flashdance,” has died. She was 63. ...

Publicist: Irene Cara, star of the movie 'Fame' and winner of an Oscar for the title song for 'Flashdance,' has died

Nov. 26, 2022 10:47 AM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Publicist: Irene Cara, star of the movie 'Fame' and winner of an Oscar for the title song for 'Flashdance,' has died.

Honorary Oscar awards celebrate Fox, Weir, Warren and Palcy

Nov. 20, 2022 09:58 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four standing ovations in one night might seem a little over-the-top, even by Hollywood standards. But at the Governors Awards Saturday night, where Michael J. Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Peter Weir and Diane Warren were celebrated with honorary Oscar statuettes, each moment felt...

Tennessee teacher nabs 'Oscar of Education' award

Nov. 19, 2022 10:41 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — At Dogwood Elementary, a sea of tiny students parted and turned around to look at their teacher, Alexis Guynes, who was sitting on a row of bleachers with tears welling up. Jane Foley, the senior vice president of the Milken Family Foundation, had just...

After 13 nominations, Diane Warren finally gets her Oscar

Nov. 18, 2022 10:06 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diane Warren was in the recording studio with Sofia Carson to work on her new song “Applause” when she got an unexpected phone call earlier this year. It was David Rubin, the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and he had some good news: She...

Nazanin Boniadi spotlights Iranian women at academy event

Nov. 17, 2022 17:32 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Rings of Power” star Nazanin Boniadi used a gathering of Oscar winners and prominent Hollywood figures to deliver a powerful plea about the need to support female protestors in Iran. “We owe it to our counterparts in Iran to stand with them as they fight...

Trailblazing director Euzhan Palcy returns for Oscar honor

Nov. 16, 2022 14:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Director Euzhan Palcy has made history more than a few times in her four decades in the movie business. She was the first Black woman to direct a film produced by a major studio (MGM’s “A Dry White Season”), the first Black director of any gender to win the...

Aide: With few cuts, Pakistan lifts ban on Oscar-entry movie

Nov. 16, 2022 12:54 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Censors are lifting a ban on Pakistan's Oscar entry, “Joyland," but some scenes would be cut before the movie opens across the country, an aide to the prime minister said Wednesday. The movie, which features a love story between a married man and a transgender...

Actor Kevin Spacey to face 7 additional sex charges in UK

Nov. 16, 2022 10:43 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Actor Kevin Spacey will be charged with seven further sex offenses in Britain, all relating to the same alleged victim, U.K. prosecutors said Wednesday. It brings the number of charges the Hollywood star faces in the U.K. to 12. Britain’s Crown Prosecution said...