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Academy Awards


Kajol, Suriya and Reema Kagti among 397 invited for Academy membership

June 29, 2022 10:37 am

Actors Suriya, Kajol and writer-director Reema Kagti are among the 397 individuals invited to be a part of the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences this year.

No more streaming-only debuts for Oscar hopefuls

May 19, 2022 8:49 am

The rules and changes for the 95th Academy Awards in 2023 were approved by the organization’s board of governors at their most recent meeting.

Before Will Smith, a list of people who got banned from the Oscars or expelled by the Academy

April 10, 2022 8:38 am

Before Will Smith, only a handful of individuals had been banned/expelled from the Academy. Here's a list.

Chris Rock defused tension backstage after being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars, joked 'I just took a punch from Muhammad Ali'

April 02, 2022 2:07 pm

Will Packer, the producer of the 94th Academy Awards, described his conversation with Chris Rock moments after the comedian was slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars.

Will Smith-Chris Rock Oscars slap: Academy sends letters to members, says it'll take 'appropriate action'

March 30, 2022 2:39 pm

The live telecast of the 94th Academy Awards on Sunday was marred by the incident in which Chris Rock cracked a joke at actor Jada Pinkett Smith's expense and Will Smith responded by slapping the actor-comic on stage.

Chris Rock's comedy tour sales sky-rocket after Oscars fiasco, tickets going for nearly Rs 20,000 per seat

March 30, 2022 11:26 am

Ticket sales for Chris Rock's upcoming standup comedy tour have soared in the two days since the Oscars, where he was slapped by Will Smith.

Will Smith would face little more than a slap if charged, but what does it say about the justice system?

March 30, 2022 9:38 am

If Will Smith were charged, he would face a misdemeanor battery count, which carries a penalty of up to six months in jail. Even if prosecuted and convicted, that could lead to a penalty as light as having to attend anger management classes.

Writing With Fire co-director Rintu Thomas on missing out on Oscar: 'Nomination itself is the win'

March 29, 2022 3:32 pm

Directed by Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh, Writing With Fire was India's sole entry to the Academy Awards.

Will Smith assaults Chris Rock, then wins best actor Oscar: 'Hoping the Academy invites me back...'

March 29, 2022 9:16 am

Will Smith walked onto the stage from his front-row seat and took a swing at Chris Rock with an open palm, generating a loud smack, after he could not digest a joke made on his wife Jada Pinkett's appearance.

CODA wins best picture in a streaming first at the Oscars

March 29, 2022 9:17 am

CODA was released by Apple TV+, which beat Netflix Inc's contender The Power of the Dog and other entries from traditional Hollywood studios.


Oscars 2020: Bizarre looks from the red carpet

February 10, 2020 12:30 pm

Oscars 2020: The Academy Awards was not only high on cinema, it was also packed with style and glamour. But there were some bizarre looks which will not be forgotten anytime soon. Take a look at some unconventional silhouettes and designs that stood out on this year's red carpet.

Oscars: Most inspiring and memorable quotes of Academy Award winners

February 28, 2016 6:12 pm

As the 2016 Oscars ceremony approaches fast, we take a look at the most inspiring and memorable quotes of the previous Oscar winners.

Those Oscar pizzas weren't props

March 03, 2014 10:35 am

That was a real pizza delivery guy, not an actor, who helped Ellen DeGeneres pass out those pies.

Oscars 2014: Pink, U2, Pharrell Williams rocked the stage

March 03, 2014 10:02 am

Bono of U2 performs during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Oscars 2014 Nominations

February 27, 2014 1:25 pm

Take a look at the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards.

The worst dressed ever at Oscars

February 27, 2014 1:19 pm

Before the 86th Academy Awards here is a look at the worst dressed on the big night through the years.