Will Smith (R) hits Chris Rock as Rock spoke on stage during the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Will Smith apologizes to Chris Rock for slap, academy weighs action

LOS ANGELES, March 28 (Reuters) – Will Smith apologized to Chris Rock on Monday for slapping the comedian at Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony, issuing a statement after the film academy…

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Will Smith (R) hits Chris Rock as Rock spoke on stage during the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Will Smith smacks Chris Rock on stage, then wins an Oscar

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (Reuters) – Best actor winner Will Smith smacked presenter Chris Rock in the face and shouted a vulgarity at the comedian for making a joke about…

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Cast members of the movie “CODA” celebrate after winning the Oscar for Best Picture at the 94th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 27, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

‘CODA’ wins best picture in a streaming first at the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Heartwarming movie “CODA,” about a deaf family with a hearing daughter, won the prestigious best picture prize at the Oscars on Sunday, the first time a streaming service took home the film industry’s biggest prize. “CODA” was…

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Reba McEntire performs “Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days” at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

A moment of silence, and a plea, for Ukraine at Oscars

For 30 seconds, the Oscars went silent for Ukraine. A tribute that started with words from the Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis ended with the Academy Awards fading to black about midway through Sunday’s…

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Caitriona Balfe, from left, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Jude Hill and Lewis McAskie appear in a scene from “Belfast.” (Rob Youngson/Focus Features via AP)

Oscar nominations announcement begins

NEW YORK (AP) — The reading of this year’s Oscar nominees has begun. Actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan are announcing the nominees for the 94th Academy Awards live on multiple…

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FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2015 file photo, an Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

What’s changed with Oscar’s best picture category

The Academy Awards change more than the public might realize. Every year the academy’s leadership board reviews categories and potential changes. That’s meant some categories — juvenile acting, dance direction…

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In this file photo taken on November 04, 2016 Beyonce (L) and Jay Z perform during a Get Out the Vote performance in Cleveland. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)

Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Grande in Oscars race as shortlists unveiled

Los Angeles (AFP) – Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Ariana Grande are all in the running for the best original song Oscar, but French shock-fest “Titane” did not make the shortlist for best foreign…

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US actress Regina King (R) presenting English director Emerald Fennell the Oscar for Original Screenplay for “Promising young woman” during the live ABC Telecast of the 93rd Oscars at Union Station in Los Angeles, on April 25, 2021. (Photo by Todd Wawrychuk / AMPAS / AFP)

A less than glittering Oscars ceremony

The coronavirus has had an immense impact on the Oscars and indeed, the entertainment industry in general COVID-19 overshadowed Oscars this year, but the lukewarm attention to what many consider…

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‘Nomadland’ wins big at pandemic Oscars as Zhao makes history

US road movie “Nomadland” emerged as the big winner at the Oscars on Sunday with three major prizes, including a history-making award for director Chloe Zhao, as Hollywood celebrated its…

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