Oscar

The Oscar statue in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

Academy sues over auctioned Oscar statuette

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The organization that hosts the Academy Awards has sued over the recent auction of a 1942 Oscar awarded to the art director of the film “My Gal Sal” and is seeking […]

07/02/2014

Oscar statue

1942 Oscar to be auctioned in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 1942 Oscar statuette is being sold an auction in Rhode Island. The Providence Journal reports the statuette will be sold Monday by Briarbrook Auctions in East Greenwich. Art director Joseph […]

06/20/2014

In a Sunday, March 5, 2006, file photo, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman poses with the Oscar he won for best actor for his work in "Capote" at the 78th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles.  (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, File)

Philip Seymour Hoffman found dead in NYC apartment

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in “Capote” and created a gallery of other vivid characters, many of […]

02/02/2014

This 1965 photo of actor Peter O'Toole in a scene from "How to Steal a Million Dollars and Live Happily Ever After." (AP Photo/Twentieth Century-Fox)

‘Lawrence of Arabia’ star Peter O’Toole dead at 81

LONDON (AP) — Known on the one hand for his starring role in “Lawrence of Arabia,” leading tribesmen in daring attacks across the desert wastes, and on the other for his headlong charges into drunken […]

12/15/2013

Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury and Steve Martin seen on the red carpet at the 2013 Governors Awards, on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 in Los Angeles (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

Jolie, Martin moved to tears at Governors Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin and Angela Lansbury were moved to tears at the film academy’s fifth annual Governors Awards. Each of the entertainers accepted honorary Oscar statuettes Saturday at a private […]

11/18/2013

Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres to host Oscars

NEW YORK (AP) — Comic and daytime television host Ellen DeGeneres was picked to host the Academy Awards for the second time. Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced DeGeneres’ selection Friday. The movie […]

08/02/2013

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Television ratings up for Oscars, to 40.3M people

NEW YORK (AP) – The Oscars telecast was seen by 40.3 million people, a slight increase over last year’s show. The Nielsen Company said Monday it was the most-watched Oscars telecast in three years.

02/25/2013

Seth MacFarlane

Oscar hosting: Is it a thankless task?

NEW YORK (AP) – The love-him-or-hate-him reaction to Seth MacFarlane’s turn as Academy Awards host is evidence that one of the most high-profile jobs in show business is becoming one of its most thankless.

02/25/2013

Ben Affleck in scene from movie "Argo"

Affleck’s ‘Argo’ wins best-picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” a film about a fake movie, has earned a very real prize: best picture at the Academy Awards. From the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama joined Jack Nicholson to help present the final prize.

02/24/2013

Carl Pistorius

Pistorius’ brother facing culpable homicide charge

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The brother of Olympic star Oscar Pistorius is facing a culpable homicide charge for a 2008 road death, compounding problems for the family after the double-amputee runner was charged with premeditated murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend.

02/24/2013

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