Fittingly, the Academy awards (the Oscars) and the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius have illuminated our most mortal vices: vanity and violence.
"Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" dominated the Academy awards, Ellen DeGeneres's selfie broke Twitter history, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win. Again.
A Twitter campaign calling on movie stars to support anti-government protests has led to Venezuela's opposition being lauded at the Academy awards.
With so many good films in competition, it's difficult to predict winners at this year's Academy Awards.
The Golden Globes will weigh in with the first big honours of the Hollywood awards season, which culminates in seven weeks with the Oscars.
Neil Meron and Craig Zadan say the "boobs song" presenter, who was criticised for his edgy jokes, did an "extraordinary job".
Sunday night marked the 85th Academy Awards. We look at the winners, the losers and the performers of Hollywood's biggest night out.
US first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Oscars where she presented the award for best picture to "Argo".
From "Argo" to "Life of Pi", this year's best film nominees have been some of the most talk-provoking and op-ed-generating in recent Oscar history.
The film's critical acclaim has prompted Israel to claim a Palestinian story as its own, writes Asa Winstanley.
Crusaders for good, old-fashioned Western democracy look to be the key figures vying for this year's Academy Awards.
Should film critics decide who gets an Oscar?
Win or lose at the Oscars this weekend, Avatar is already assured of its place in Hollywood history.
Gay Asians voiced indignation on Wednesday after television broadcasts of the Academy Awards in their region censored the words "gay" and "lesbian".
Slumdog Millionaire is the strongest best picture favourite and late actor Heath Ledger is all but guaranteed to win a posthumous Oscar.
The 84th Annual Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles on Sunday night, with a number of first-time winners and fresh international talent.