Latest Academy Awards News

Academy reverses plans, will air all awards live at Oscars

Feb. 16, 2019 12:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year's Oscar broadcast. All 24 categories will be shown...

All Academy Awards categories will air live on Oscars telecast, reversing plan to give 4 honors during commercials

Feb. 15, 2019 6:12 PM EST
LOS ANGELES (AP) — All Academy Awards categories will air live on Oscars telecast, reversing plan to give 4 honors during commercials.

10 days before show time, a full-on revolt over the Oscars

Feb. 15, 2019 3:05 PM EST

Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by in...

Outtakes: Regina King on white lies, directing and '227'

Feb. 15, 2019 1:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King — who is nominated for her first-ever Academy Award for her work in "If Beale Street Could Talk" — discusses sitting in the director's chair and following up on the promise she made to female filmmakers during her Golden Globes speech in outtakes from a recent...

Regina is already a King, but what about president?

Feb. 15, 2019 12:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — So, Regina King walked into a 99-cent store. And what'd she get? A prophecy on her life. No joke. King was shopping around — "sometimes people will say, 'You at the 99-cent store?' I like a bargain too" — when a woman walked up to her with something of a prediction. "She said,...

Film academy issues statement amid backlash to changes

Feb. 14, 2019 1:29 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding to widespread backlash to the fact that four Oscars will be presented during commercial breaks at the 91st Academy Awards, the film academy has issued a statement saying that all Academy Award winners will still be included in the broadcast on Feb. 24. A joint statement from...

Win or lose at the Oscars, Glenn Close is loving the moment

Feb. 12, 2019 5:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Glenn Close stands doubled over laughing in the doorway to her downtown Manhattan apartment while her loyal white Havanese, Pip, circles an arriving reporter. It's star time for both. Close, among the most accomplished performers never to win an Oscar, may finally break through with "The...

New Jersey becomes first US state to take legal Oscars bets

Feb. 12, 2019 2:15 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Perhaps you weren't sure — or didn't care — if Gisele Bundchen's husband and the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl this month. But you know why "The Favourite" is a favorite to win an Oscar for best costume design and you're willing to bet on Lady Gaga snagging some...

Film academy reveals which 4 Oscars will be given off air

Feb. 11, 2019 7:00 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The film academy has finally revealed the Oscar categories that will be presented during the commercial breaks of this year's broadcast in an attempt to shorten the show to three hours. The Oscars for cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short will be...

Bassett, Boseman and more added to Oscars presenter lineup

Feb. 11, 2019 11:24 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Who needs a host when Wakanda is coming to the Academy Awards? "Black Panther" stars Chadwick Boseman and Angela Bassett have been added to the starry list of presenters for the 91st Oscars. Producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss on Monday announced a new batch...