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Pacino Says He Was Asked to Skip Reading Nominees

Oscars producer apologizes for putting him in 'tough spot'

(Newser) - Al Pacino says he was following the instructions of the Oscars producers when he omitted the names of the best picture nominees while announcing the winner of the show's biggest category. The Oscar-winning actor was Sunday night's final presenter and announced Oppenheimer as the best picture winner without...

Robert Downey Jr. Wins His First Oscar

Plus more from the Academy Awards

(Newser) - Oppenheimer, the solemn three-hour biopic that became an unlikely billion-dollar box-office sensation, was crowned best picture at a 96th Academy Awards that doubled as a coronation for Christopher Nolan, the AP reports. After passing over arguably Hollywood's foremost big-screen auteur for years, the Oscars made up for lost time...

Protesters at Oscars Call for Ceasefire in Gaza

Russia's war with Ukraine is also a topic at Academy Awards

(Newser) - Protest and politics intruded on an election-year Academy Awards on Sunday, where demonstrations for Palestinians raged outside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the AP reports. Protests over Israel's war in Gaza snarled traffic around the Academy Awards on Sunday, slowing stars' arrival on the red carpet and turning...

'Dinosaur-Like Spikes' and More From the Oscars Red Carpet

Though the AP says there were 'few' risk-takers

(Newser) - America Ferrera bid a fond awards season farewell to Barbie on the Oscars red carpet Sunday in a stunning, sparkly Atelier Versace gown in the film's signature pink, while Rita Moreno wore a huge smile and a statement black gown from Badgley Mischka. Hollywood's big night in Los...

Academy Awards Brings Back Red Carpet

Last year, organizers experimented with a champagne-colored carpet

(Newser) - The red carpet has been rolled out for the Oscars—and this year, it's actually red. Last year, the Academy Awards broke a tradition that had been in place since 1961 and used a champagne-colored carpet outside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The New York Times reports that...

Oscars Add First New Award in 23 Years
The Oscars Add a New Award

The Oscars Add a New Award

The first new one in 23 years will go to a casting director

(Newser) - Casting directors are some of the most important creatives in entertainment but have never been celebrated as such on Hollywood's biggest night. Starting next year, however, that all changes, per the AP . The Oscars will add a new award to recognize achievement in casting for films released in 2025...

Ryan Gosling: Greta Gerwig, Margot Robbie Should've Been Nominated
Ryan Gosling
Has Something
to Say About
Barbie Snubs

Ryan Gosling Has Something to Say About Barbie Snubs

As do a lot of people

(Newser) - Ryan Gosling is responding to two of of this year's biggest Oscar snubs . Gosling was nominated for best supporting actor for his role as Ken in Barbie, but the film's seven other nominations included a couple of notable omissions: Greta Gerwig as director (she was nominated in the...

Biggest Oscar Snubs of the Year
Biggest Oscar
Snubs of the Year

Biggest Oscar Snubs of the Year

'Barbie' director Greta Gerwig and star Margot Robbie are shut out

(Newser) - It's that time of year when actors and moviemakers huddle around screens for the reading of the Oscar nominations , shedding tears of joy and disappointment. For those who worked on Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, which nabbed the most nominations for the 96th Academy Awards at 13, it was surely...

Kimmel to Repeat as Oscars Host
Oscars Bring
Back Kimmel

Oscars Bring Back Kimmel

Ratings were up for this year's broadcast

(Newser) - With Jimmy Kimmel as host, the 2023 Academy Awards show drew more viewers than the telecast the year before, and more than twice as many as this year's Grammys and Emmys. So he'll be back for the 2024 broadcast. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences made...

Award for First Black Actor to Win Oscar Is Heading 'Home'

Academy gifts replacement for Hattie McDaniel's plaque for 'Gone With the Wind' to Howard U

(Newser) - Hattie McDaniel's best supporting actress Oscar for 1939's Gone With the Wind is one of the most important moments in Academy Award history. McDaniel was the first African American to win an Oscar, and it would be a half-century before another Black woman again won an acting award....

Richard Dreyfuss: Oscars' Inclusion Rules 'Make Me Vomit'

'Am I being told that I will never have a chance to play a Black man?'

(Newser) - Richard Dreyfuss has been strangely outspoken in recent weeks, and his most recent remarks to make headlines came during a Friday interview on PBS' Firing Line. The actor said the Academy Awards' new diversity and inclusion rules, which take effect next year, "make me vomit," CNN reports. The...

'Free' Gift Bags for Stars Aren't as Free as We Think

Celebrities who accept the entire bag of swag will have to pay at least $46K this year

(Newser) - We're not asking you to feel even the tiniest bit sorry for the celebrities who received swag bags filled with expensive goodies at the Oscars, but perhaps the news we're about to reveal might at least push them into the "Stars: They Pay Taxes Just Like Us"...

Ratings Are Good News for Oscars
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Ratings News

Oscars Get Good Ratings News

Viewership rebounds 12% from last year

(Newser) - Whether it was the lingering drama of The Slap or the prominence of blockbusters in the best picture race, a bigger audience was lured back to the Oscars this year, the AP reports. The 95th Academy Awards, which aired Sunday night on ABC, was viewed by an estimated 18.7...

During Court Hearing, Navalny Finds Out Documentary Won Oscar

Lawyer for imprisoned opposition leader calls it the 'most remarkable announcement' of an Oscar win

(Newser) - Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny learned Monday from his lawyer that a film detailing his poisoning and political activism won the Oscar for best documentary feature. The 46-year-old politician was attending a court hearing via video link from the prison when his attorney broke the news to him about...

Here Were the Best Moments From the Oscars
The Oscars Got
Pretty Emotional

The Oscars Got Pretty Emotional

Some of the night's best moments included a tribute from Travolta, reunion between Indiana Jones stars

(Newser) - Everything Everywhere All at Once was the big winner at Sunday night's Academy Awards , but there were plenty of big moments to go around at the star-studded event:
  • Irritation, actually: Before the show even began, Hugh Grant made an appearance on the "red" carpet that had everyone buzzing,

This Is the Oscars' Big Winner
This Is the Oscars' Big Winner

This Is the Oscars' Big Winner

'Everything Everywhere All At Once' is the night's huge success story

(Newser) - Everything Everywhere All At Once came in the Oscar favorite, and it won like one, too, the AP reports. The metaphysical multiverse comedy wrapped its hot dog fingers around Hollywood’s top prize Sunday, winning best picture at the 95th Academy Awards, along with awards for Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy...

Oscars' Champagne Carpet: 40 Amazing Looks

Some of the best outfits from the not-red carpet

(Newser) - Fan Bingbing made a regal entrance in sparkling silver and emerald green on the champagne-colored carpet Sunday at the 95th Academy Awards. Hong Chau wore a high-neck pink Prada column gown with a feathery black train and Malala Yousafzai worked the hood of her silver sparkler from Ralph Lauren like...

94 Films Have Won 'Best Picture.' Here Are the Top 10

'USA Today' ranks them all

(Newser) - It's Oscars night, and USA Today takes note of the occasion with an ambitious list, one that ranks the 94 best-picture winners in history. For the record, the one that comes in dead last at No. 94 is The Broadway Melody from 1928-29, a "musical dud." Here...

Fans Binge Before Oscars
Fans Binge Before Oscars

Fans Binge Before Oscars

Time change doesn't help those trying to watch all nominated films

(Newser) - A film buff from Oklahoma City, Elyssa Mann has scant time to waste, needing to cross just four more movies off her Oscars list before Sunday's Academy Awards broadcast: two animated films, one for cinematography, and another for costume design. Still, she tweeted, "this somehow feels insurmountable."...

After 6 Decades, This Constant at the Oscars Is No More

Say goodbye to the red carpet on Sunday; welcome a new champagne-colored version

(Newser) - Many things about the Academy Awards have changed over the years, but for the past six decades, there's been at least one constant: the red carpet. The hues have varied, but it has always been some shade of red—until this year. On Wednesday, outside the Dolby Theatre in...

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