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Amazon, Netflix grab a share of Oscar glory

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 1:03am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Silicon Valley crashed Hollywood's biggest awards show on Sunday as Amazon.com Inc and Netflix Inc collected the first Academy Awards for streaming services while independent studio A24 won the coveted best picture Oscar.

Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel pokes fun at new world under Trump

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:51pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Comic Jimmy Kimmel opened Sunday's Oscars show seeking to break the tension among jittery nominees by poking deadpan fun at the political tumult roiling the United States and the globe during President Donald Trump's early weeks in office.

Iran's 'The Salesman' wins Oscar for best foreign language film

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 9:19pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Iran's "The Salesman," a drama about honor and revenge in a modern marriage, won the Oscar on Sunday for best foreign language film.

Stars shimmer on Oscar red carpet as diamonds and gold have their day

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 7:21pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood's A-list stars flaunted gold and silver gowns on the Oscar red carpet on Sunday, doused with a generous helping of diamonds, feathers, sequins and symbolic blue ribbons on the world's most cinematic runway.

'People's Court' judge Joseph Wapner dies at 97: reports

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 5:35pm
(Reuters) - Joseph Wapner, the former real-life judge who presided over "The People's Court" on reality television with a Solomonic presence that made him one of the best-known legal figures in the United States, died on Sunday at the age of 97, news reports said.

Part premiere, part Trump protest, Londoners gather for Oscar movie

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 1:32pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of people braved London's winter drizzle on Sunday for a screening of the Oscar-nominated movie that has become a rallying point for opponents of U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policy.

Box Office: Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' scores monster $30.5 million opening

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 11:03am
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - "Get Out," a trenchant horror film about race relations, rode critical raves to a smashing box office debut.

Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in 'Big Love,' 'Titanic,' dies at 61

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 10:53am
(Reuters) - American actor Bill Paxton, who rose to stardom with roles in Hollywood blockbusters such as "Aliens" and "Titanic," has died at age 61 after complications from surgery, his family said in a statement on Sunday.

Escape with 'La La Land' or time to get real? Oscars face choice

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 7:11am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The red carpet has been rolled out and the champagne is on ice for Hollywood's big night on Sunday, but the biggest question may not be who will win but how much politics will rain on the "La La Land" Oscar parade.

Syrian Oscar nominee says can't get to ceremony because of passport problem

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 2:46am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian cameraman and rescue worker whose documentary about the "White Helmets" Civil Defence group has been nominated for an Oscar will not attend the awards ceremony because Damascus has canceled his passport, the group said on Sunday.

Meryl Streep accuses Karl Lagerfeld of spoiling her Oscars

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 11:18pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meryl Streep on Saturday accused designer Karl Lagerfeld of spoiling her night at the Academy Awards ceremony by falsely accusing her of being paid to wear a gown on the Oscars red carpet.

'Moonlight' sweeps Spirit Awards with six wins ahead of Oscars

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 8:10pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Reuters) - "Moonlight" triumphed at the Film Independent Spirit Awards with six wins on Saturday, besting grief drama "Manchester by the Sea" ahead of Sunday's Oscars ceremony.

'Arab Idol' talent show win sends Palestinians into raptures

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 3:10pm
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians took to the streets to celebrate the victory of their compatriot Yaqoub Shaheen on Saturday in "Arab Idol", a hugely popular Middle East television talent show on the Dubai-based channel MBC1.

'Batman v Superman,' 'Hillary's America' win Razzie 'worst' films

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 9:02am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Even the Razzie Awards are getting political.

Foreign Oscar contenders denounce 'fanaticism' in U.S.

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:17pm
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - The directors of all five Oscar-nominated foreign language films on Friday denounced what they called a "climate of fanaticism and nationalism" in the United States and elsewhere, and dedicated their Academy Award to the cause of unity and free expression.

Vionnet's birds of paradise fly in Milan palazzo

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:46pm
MILAN (Reuters) - Fashion house Vionnet unveiled an airy and colorful collection inspired by birds of paradise in the brand's first fashion show in Milan following its decision to switch from the Paris catwalks.

Emporio Armani's urban and bright looks at Milan shows

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 2:09pm
MILAN (Reuters) - Clothes in black and optical white led off the catwalk show for Armani's Emporio line on Friday before a shift in contrast to encompass pattern and unusually bright colors for the brand.

Iranian-American space experts to step in for Farhadi at Oscars

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:12pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Iranian director Asghar Farhadi has chosen an Iranian-American female engineer and a former NASA scientist to represent his film "The Salesman" at Sunday's Oscar ceremony, which he is boycotting in protest over U.S. President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigration.

Oscars so divided: Hollywood still struggles with race

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:05pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - On their way to this year's Oscars, Dev Patel searched for his Indian roots, Denzel Washington wrestled with racism as an angry African-American patriarch and Octavia Spencer became a top black female mathematician.

Judge allows a second accuser to testify at Cosby sex assault trial

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:02am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A judge ruled on Friday that a second woman who said comedian Bill Cosby sexually assaulted her would be allowed to testify at his upcoming trial in Pennsylvania on charges he sexually assaulted a former employee of Temple University.

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