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Cosby and Polanksi booted from Academy awards body

Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski were voted out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday

‘The Shape of Water’ triumphs at nail-biting Oscars

"The Shape of Water" on Sunday won top honors at the Oscars including the coveted best picture statuette

Fun facts about this year’s Oscar nominees

"The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" are expected to do battle for the main prizes at the Oscars.

The weekly pop sack: Bring back the spotlight

"If they aren’t excluding black Hollywood, they are highkey stealing the credit and the spotlight"

Israel woos Oscar glitterati with luxury trip

Pro-Israeli groups spend large sums on efforts to promote the country's image

What had us talking: Oscars red carpet, Zim censors ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

From what actors like Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson wore, to the death of legendary jazz musician Clarke Terry, here's what had us talking.

Veteran actors on being nominated for an Oscar

With the 87th Academy Awards taking place on February 22, a few industry veterans spoke about being nominated at a later stage of their careers.

Oscar and the Oscars: Our vilest obsessions

Fittingly, the Academy awards (the Oscars) and the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius have illuminated our most mortal vices: vanity and violence.

Venezuela’s opposition celebrates support at the Oscars

A Twitter campaign calling on movie stars to support anti-government protests has led to Venezuela's opposition being lauded at the Academy awards.

Spoilt for choice at the Oscars

With so many good films in competition, it's difficult to predict winners at this year's Academy Awards.

Hollywood kicks off 2014 awards season with Golden Globes

The Golden Globes will weigh in with the first big honours of the Hollywood awards season, which culminates in seven weeks with the Oscars.

Oscars producers defend MacFarlane’s ‘irreverent’ stint as host

Neil Meron and Craig Zadan say the "boobs song" presenter, who was criticised for his edgy jokes, did an "extraordinary job".

Argo wins best picture award at the Oscars

US first lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance at the Oscars where she presented the award for best picture to "Argo".

Debated, criticised and tweeted, 2013 Oscar nominees stimulate talk

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.

Is Oscar-nominated ‘5 Broken Cameras’ an Israeli or Palestinian film?

The film's critical acclaim has prompted Israel to claim a Palestinian story as its own, writes Asa Winstanley.

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