Motion Picture Academy reviewing Oscar campaigning rule

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday it is conducting a review of its Oscar-campaigning policies in light of the growing influence of social…

‘Everything Everywhere’ tops Oscar nominations with 11

NEW YORK – The multiverse-skipping sci-fi indie hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once” led nominations to the 95th Academy Awards as Hollywood heaped honors on big-screen spectacles like “Top Gun:…

Bassett, Butler, Yeoh, Fraser, others react to Oscar nods

LOS ANGELES – Reactions from some of the nominees for the 95th Academy Awards: “I’m literally sitting here holding my head, and holding my heart. It’s coming in waves. I’m…

Here’s what to expect from Tuesday’s Oscar nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — There were, admittedly, some notable distractions at last year’s ceremony, so you might have missed it: The old Oscar rules have gone out the window. A…

Oscar nominated director Wolfgang Petersen dies at 81

NEW YORK (AP) — Wolfgang Petersen, the German filmmaker whose World War II submarine epic “Das Boot” propelled him into a blockbuster Hollywood career that included the films “In the…

James Caan, Oscar nominee for ‘The Godfather,’ dies at 82

James Caan, the curly-haired tough guy known to movie fans as the hotheaded Sonny Corleone of “The Godfather” and to television audiences as both the dying football player in the…

No more streaming-only debuts for Oscar hopefuls

The Oscars are getting back to normal, eligibility-wise. After two years of pandemic-related adjustments, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that Oscar hopefuls will once again…

South Dallas native wins Oscar for ‘Queen of Basketball’

DALLAS — For Donnie Wilson, telling Lusia “Lucy” Harris’ story was about not letting her legacy go untold. His decision resulted in an Oscar for Best Documentary Short on March…

Tampa Bay filmmaker takes part in an Oscar winner

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — There’s never a dull moment for Christian Cashmir lately. He’s always got something going on at his St. Petersburg production company, Litewave Media. “It’s a good…

Chris Rock takes to comedy mic, still processing Oscar slap

BOSTON – Comedian Chris Rock, returning to the stage Wednesday for the first time since being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars, received several standing ovations at a soldout…