Academy Awards

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Wes Studi Makes History as First Native American to Win Oscar

Studi: “It’s about time!”

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Academy of Motion Pictures Welcomes Diverse New Class

Sterling K. Brown, Chinonye Chukwu and Nisha Ganatra join the ranks of Oscar voters.

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John Singleton Laid to Rest

The iconic director had a private homegoing ceremony following a fatal stroke.

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John Singleton Passes Away at 51

Hollywood and others react to the pioneering work and impact of the Oscar-nominated director.

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The Oscars Won't Have a Host This Year

After Kevin Hart stepped aside from the hosting gig the Academy struggled to find a replacement.

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Spike Lee Credits #OscarsSoWhite For Oscar Nom

Read the “BlacKkKlansman” filmmaker’s explanation for his first Best Directing nomination.

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Who Should Replace Kevin Hart as Oscars Host?

The comedian dropped out after people criticized him for homophobic tweets.

8 Reasons Why I Hated Chris Rock's Oscars Monologue

Opinions about the funnyman’s opener ranged from “he told the truth” to ”I laughed at parts,” to “it sucked.” Here are eight reasons why Akiba Solomon wishes it never happened.

Will There Be a Repeat of #OscarsSoWhite?

Motion Picture Academy members are—rightly—worried that another all-White slate of nominees will prompt backlash.

Chris Rock Will Host the Next Oscars

Chris Rock will give hosting the Academy Awards—also known as the Oscars—a second try this winter.