Oscars: Fun facts

2017-02-26 15:00

Hollywood's elite gathers at the Dolby Theatre for the 89th annual Academy Awards on Sunday to reward the best in acting, writing and filmmaking talent.

Julianne Moore would settle for Best Dressed

2015-02-08 19:40

Julianne Moore has confessed that while she'd love to win the Best Actress awards at the BAFTAs and Oscars, she would happily settle for the ''honour'' of being named Best Dressed.

American Sniper wins big at box office

2015-01-18 21:25

Oscar-nominated war film American Sniper has led US and Canadian box office charts over the weekend with a record-setting $90.2m in ticket sales.

DeGeneres has global 'goal' for Oscarcast

2013-11-25 18:00

Ellen DeGeneres has a global "goal" as host of the 2 March Oscarcast.

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.


9 facts you might not know about this year's Oscars

2015-02-22 08:00

The 87th Academy Awards takes place Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Here AFP looks at some facts and figures about this year's extravaganza.

Birdman wins PGA best film ahead of Oscars

2015-01-25 18:47

Dark comedy Birdman has taken home best movie at the Producers Guild Awards, boosting its status ahead of the much-anticipated Oscars next month.

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.

Oscar season starts with movies running scared

2013-10-25 19:00

Oscar season starts with a game of musical chairs, as films shuffle release dates.

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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