By adding a new category, the Academy Awards risk signaling that blockbuster films are not worthy of consideration for the best overall picture honor.
Racing to double female and minority membership, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 928 film professionals to become members. About 30 percent are minorities.
With hipsters and Oliver Stone in attendance, the Fajr International Film Festival reflects a changing, more self-confident society in Iran.
A witness to turmoil in his Czech homeland, he was in the front rank of directors struggling to make commercial films with countercultural sensibilities.
Jimmy Kimmel replied to President Trump’s crack about the Oscar ceremony’s low ratings, adding that he felt “The Shape Of Water” mirrored Trump’s own life.
Frances McDormand had chicken, Timothée Chalamet had the giggles and Mary J. Blige danced in a conga line.
The Oscars, a former Trump aide and tariffs were on the minds of late-night comedy hosts as they began the week.
No sooner had Ms. McDormand’s Oscar been engraved than a man was filming himself with it, and by Monday morning the suspect was in custody.
After a year of upheaval in Hollywood, the movies’ biggest awards looked at some of the industry’s biggest challenges.