ARTICLES RELATING TO ACADEMY AWARDS

Lupita Nyong'o and Pharrell Williams among new Academy members

2014-06-27 22:00

Lupita Nyong'o, Pharrell Williams and Michael Fassbender are among 271 actors newly invited to join Hollywood's Oscar-bestowing Academy.

Globes leader American Hustle gets Oscar boost

2014-01-14 21:00

American Hustle seems to have emerged from the 71st annual Golden Globes as the film to beat.

Record number of countries in running for Foreign Language Oscar

2013-10-08 14:56

A record 76 movies have been submitted for the foreign language Oscars including first-time entries from Saudi Arabia and Montenegro.

8 most memorable acceptance speeches

2013-08-22 08:36

Some made you laugh, some made you cry and others just left you guessing... These are the 8 most memorable celeb acceptance speeches.

Seth MacFarlane too busy to host Oscars

2013-05-21 11:41

Seth MacFarlane has revealed he won't be returning as Academy Awards host for the 2014 awards but recommends Joaquin Phoenix for the role.

Oscars date set to avoid Olympics clash

2013-03-26 08:48

The date for the 2014 Oscars ceremony has been set as awards shows scramble with calendars to avoid overlap with the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Geena Davis slams Seth MacFarlane

2013-03-05 15:45

Oscar winner Geena Davis has accused Seth MacFarlane of disrespecting women while hosting the Oscars last week.

Oscar ratings grow, despite bad reviews

2013-02-28 12:24

The 2013 Oscar ceremony scored the biggest TV audience in three years, and edgy new host Seth MacFarlane helped boost interest from young men, despite getting a mauling from TV critics.

Madonna snubs Demi Moore from Oscar party

2013-02-27 17:48

Madonna reportedly failed to invite her long-time best friend Demi Moore to her annual Oscars after party, while sources claim she has sided with Ashton Kutcher in their divorce.

Where are the missing Rodriguez millions?

2013-02-27 13:06

Rodriguez has risen from the dead. The film about his life has won an Oscar. Only one part of the puzzle remains unsolved, writes Koos Kombuis.

The Alternative Oscars

2013-02-26 15:21

The Alternative Oscars

Best and Worst: 2013 Oscars

2013-02-26 10:19

The 85th Annual Academy Awards show was pretty much a disaster thanks to lame jokes and inappropriate remarks. Has the Oscars lost its shine? We take a look at the best and mostly worst moments of the ceremony.

Jewish group offended by Oscars sketch

2013-02-26 07:43

The Anti-Defamation League has slammed an Oscars sketch poking fun at Jewish people in Hollywood, calling it "offensive", "not remotely funny" and advising for action to be taken.

Seth MacFarlane praised as Oscar host

2013-02-25 14:58

Seth MacFarlane has received wide praise for his first-time act as an Oscar host, with many sharing their thoughts on the host on social networking sites such as Twitter.

Ang Lee scores second directing Oscar

2013-02-25 13:37

Taiwanese-born Ang Lee, the first Asian ever to win an Oscar for directing, has earned his second Oscar for the 3D fantasy Life of Pi.

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2013 Oscars After Parties

2013-02-25 12:27

Whether they're invited to the grand ceremony or not, it's the invite to the official Oscar After Party that really counts for most celebs. From Elton John rubbing shoulders with the who's who in the entertainment industry to Vanity Fair raising the roof, we take a look at the official 2013 Oscars After Parties.

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Life of Pi tops as Oscar honours shared

2013-02-25 09:18

Hollywood's biggest night was especially generous with its rewards this year as Oscar were handed out to each of the top nominated movies, including Django Unchained and Argo.

Daniel Day-Lewis makes Oscar history

2013-02-25 07:38

Daniel Day-Lewis has won his third Best Actor at the 85th Annual Academy Awards for his portrayal of the 16th US president Abraham Lincoln, the first actor to reach the milestone.

Searching for Sugar Man wins Oscar

2013-02-25 05:34

Searching for Sugar Man, the heartwarming story of musician Rodriguez's rediscovery by South African fans, has won the Academy Award for best documentary.

Stars rehearse before Oscars

2013-02-24 18:28

Some dressed down in jeans and hoodies. Others looked camera-ready in suits or chic dresses and spiky stilettos...

Ben Affleck visited CIA for Argo research

2013-02-22 22:27

Ben Affleck has revealed he visited the CIA as research for his film Argo to ensure accuracy in his dramatisation of the real-life story about US diplomats taken hostage in Iran.

Seth MacFarlane: I won't host Oscars again

2013-02-22 12:23

Seth MacFarlane has confessed that he believes his first stint as Oscars host will also be his last.

Academy Awards rebranded as 'The Oscars'

2013-02-21 11:22

They are the 85th Academy Awards, the climax of Hollywood's awards season - except officially they're not. This year, they've been rebranded to "The Oscars".

Oscar movies are hits, for a change

2013-02-19 11:30

Hollywood has been in strong health this awards season with Oscar-nominated movies like Life of Pi, Argo and Silver Linings Playbook striking a chord with moviegoers.

 

Oscars broadcast to celebrate movie heroes

2014-01-15 17:00

The 86th Academy Awards ceremony in March will pay tribute to movie heroes from past and present.

Can Scarlett get an Oscar nod without showing her face in new film?

2013-10-15 21:30

Although Scarlett Johansson never makes an appearance in futuristic movie Her, critics are raving over her incredible voice-acting. But could this lead to an Oscar nomination?

You get an Oscar! You get an Oscar! Everyone gets an Oscar!

2013-09-06 11:55

And the honorary Academy Awards go to — Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and Italian costume designer Piero Tosi.

Actress dismisses Oscar speculation

2013-08-21 16:06

Cate Blanchett has described Blue Jasmine director Woody Allen as "incredible" at the film's Australian premiere and insists she didn't work with the iconic director soley to win an Oscar.

Seth MacFarlane asked to host Oscars again

2013-04-23 21:19

Seth MacFarlane has been asked to host next year's Oscars but is said to be unsure about a return as he is working on two new movies.

Adele presents son with a mini-Oscar

2013-03-05 20:54

Adele has returned home to the UK after winning an Oscar for Best Song - and presented her five-month old baby with his own own golden statuette.

Madonna disses Ang Lee at pre-Oscars party

2013-03-01 21:48

Madonna has been accused of acting out with a foul mood during a pre-Oscars party, after reports surfaced that she dissed and ignored Life of Pi director Ang Lee.

Tina Fey says no to hosting Oscars

2013-02-28 07:52

Golden Globes co-host Tina Fey has said she won't host the Oscars as the "gig is so hard" and she couldn't deal with all the dress fittings.

Anne Hathaway tries to be more 'likeable'

2013-02-27 15:04

Anne Hathaway reportedly practised her Oscars acceptance speech "a lot" after she drew criticism for her gushing, emotional and rambling speeches at prior awards shows.

Ben Affleck shaves off lucky beard

2013-02-27 07:38

Ben Affleck has shaved off his beard, which he deemed a lucky charm during awards season, after his film Argo won the coveted Best Picture gong at the Oscars.

Stars defend Oscars host Seth MacFarlane

2013-02-26 12:38

Russell Crowe, Kristin Chenoweth and Steve Martin are among the stars who have praised Seth MacFarlane's Oscars hosting stint in the wake of cirticism over his controversial jokes.

Critics blast Oscars for off-colour jokes

2013-02-26 10:17

Critics have blasted Oscars host Seth MacFarlane for "crudely sexist antics" and peddling "offensive" Jewish stereotypes, as the Academy Awards post mortem got into full swing.

Shave your head, Charlize urges women

2013-02-25 21:41

Charlize Theron has told reporters that shaving her head is the "most freeing thing" and she recommends it to all women.

SA Rodriguez fans inspired Oscar win

2013-02-25 14:14

Film producer Anant Singh has said South African fans were the inspiration behind the making of the Oscar-winning film Searching for Sugar Man.

Spielberg leaves Oscars empty-handed, again

2013-02-25 12:47

Hollywood veteran Steven Spielberg has left the Oscars empty-handed for the second year running, despite his film having the most nominations for Tinseltown's top awards show.

'Humble' Rodriguez honoured at Oscars

2013-02-25 10:21

The producers of the musical documentary Searching for Sugar Man have paid tribute to once-forgotten folk singer Rodriguez while accepting their Oscar for Best Documentary in Hollywood.

Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar: This is nuts!

2013-02-25 08:44

Jennifer Lawrence has become one of the youngest best actress Oscar winners ever for her role as a widowed 20-something in Silver Linings Playbook.

Ben Affleck's Argo wins Best Picture Oscar

2013-02-25 07:25

Iran hostage drama Argo has been named best picture at the 2013 Oscars in a unique presentation done by Jack Nicholson in Hollywood and First Lady Michelle Obama from the White House.

2013 Oscars: The list of winners

2013-02-25 03:57

All the winners of the 85th annual Academy Awards, presented at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Ethan Hawke blasts 'destructive' Oscars

2013-02-22 22:27

Ethan Hawke has said he thinks the Oscars are "destructive" because they turn movie-making into a competition "so it's clear who the winner is and who the loser is".

Kristen Stewart to present at Oscars

2013-02-22 15:30

Kristen Stewart has been added to the star-studded line-up of presenters for this weekend's Oscars.

Stars to sing in Oscars musical tribute

2013-02-21 15:23

The stars of Les Miserables will reunite to sing in a musical tribute at the Oscars, along with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Jennifer Hudson.

John Travolta to present at Oscars

2013-02-19 20:09

A quartet of previous Oscar nominees including Salma Hayek, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson and John Travola have been added to the presenters line-up for this year's ceremony.

Adele receiving therapy ahead of Oscars

2013-02-18 21:07

Adele is practising Chinese Qi Gong breathing therapy in a bid to beat her stage fright ahead of her comeback performance at the Oscars.

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