ARTICLES RELATING TO OSCARS

Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

2014-07-03 10:09

The organisation that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of My Gal Sal.

Sandra Bullock movie draws stellar reviews, awards buzz

2013-10-03 19:30

Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as the sole survivors of a devastating accident in space, is winning rave reviews and Oscars buzz as Hollywood's annual awards season gets into gear.

Ben Stiller gives up on Oscar dream

2013-09-09 21:35

Ben Stiller says he doesn't expect to ever receive an Oscar nomination and he isn't banking on his much-hyped new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty getting recognised.

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.

Mandela movie to debut in Toronto

2013-07-24 12:43

A highly anticipated Nelson Mandela biopic, the story of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and a lesbian love story will headline in Toronto in the kick-off to Oscar season.

Grammys announce early 2014 show

2013-05-14 15:41

Next year's Grammys show will be held on 26 January 2014, earlier than usual because of the Winter Olympics in February, organisers of the music industry awards have said.

Robert Downey Jr: I will win an Oscar

2013-04-17 12:05

Robert Downey J. has cheekily boasted that it is only a matter of time before his acting talent is recognised with an Oscar.

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2013 Oscars Red Carpet

2013-03-07 11:19

All the hot red carpet looks from the 85th annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

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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.

Scarlett Johansson forms girl band

2013-02-28 21:25

Scarlett Johansson, whose track Chasing Ice was nominated for an Oscar, has announced that she's forming a girl band called The One and Only Singles.

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.

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.

 

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?

Gangland thriller is SA's Oscar entry

2013-09-25 10:58

A coming of age crime thriller set in the Cape Flats ganglands has been selected as South Africa's official 2014 foreign-language entry for the Academy Awards.

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.

Ellen DeGeneres back to host Oscars

2013-08-05 12:36

Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres will host the 2014 Academy Awards, her second time MCing Hollywood's biggest night.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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The 2013 Oscars got off to a racy start as host Seth MacFarlane performed a song about all the actresses who've gone topless in films.

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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.

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