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the Oscars

The Academy Award (informally known as the Oscar) is an accolade bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry, including directors, actors, and writers. The formal ceremony at which the awards are presented is one of the most prominent award ceremonies in the world and is televised live in more than 200 countries annually. It is also the oldest award ceremony in the media; its equivalents, the Grammy Awards (for music), Emmy Awards (for television), and Tony Awards (for theatre) are modeled after the Academy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences itself was conceived by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio boss Louis B. Mayer.The first Academy Awards ceremony was held on May 16, 1929, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Hollywood to honor outstanding film achievements of the 1927/1928 film season. It was hosted by actor Douglas Fairbanks and director William C. deMille. Opting for a younger face for the 83rd Academy Awards scheduled for February 27, 2011, younger actors Anne Hathaway and James Franco were named as hosts in November 2010 by producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer.

Articles About the Oscars

Director Quentin Tarantino reacts as he arrives to attend the closing ceremony of the 67th Cannes Film Festival
Five Quentin Tarantino Movies to Watch Before You Die

By IBTimes AU

Even though Tarantino has made seven films until now while he is working on his eighth, there are at least five of those which are a must watch for any movie fan. (Nov 12)

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Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi
Portia de Rossi: Aussie Actress Talks About Baby Rumours, Decision To Not Have Kids With Ellen DeGeneres on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Australian actress Portia de Rossi made a guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to talk about the baby rumours that have been surrounding her and spouse Ellen DeGeneres. The 41-year-old “Scandal” star set the record straight once again last Thursday, Oct. (Oct 22)

Actor Matthew McConaughey
'Interstellar' Details: Christopher Nolan Keeps A Close Guard, Matthew McConaughey Gets The Script In A Briefcase To Prevent Plot Leaks

By IBTimes AU

The "Interstellar" script was delivered to Matthew McConaughey in a locked briefcase. (Oct 13)

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Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie’s Infamous Red Carpet Kiss With Brother James Haven Explained by Former Caregiver

By IBTimes AU

Cis Rundle explains that Angelina Jolie and James Haven's infamous kiss wasn't incestuous. (Sep 15)

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Hollywood actress Halle Berry
2014 Emmy Primetime Awards: Full List of Winners, 'Breaking Bad' Strkes Again [PHOTOS]

By IBTimes AU

The 66th Annual Emmy Primetime Awards is currently happening at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles with the brightest stars in television competing for this year's most prestigious TV honor. (Aug 26)

MORE TOPICS: GOLDEN GLOBE, LOS ANGELES

Actress Jennifer Lawrence Again Spotted Backstage/File photo/Reuters/Eric Gaillard
Chris Martin Dating Reports: Jennifer Lawrence Vs Gwyneth Paltrow [PHOTOS]

By IBTimes AU

Coldplay's frontman Chris Martin is a hot topic today with reports that he is quietly dating Hollywood's sweetheart, Jennifer Lawrence, after his "conscious uncoupling" with Gwyneth Paltrow. (Aug 20)

MORE TOPICS: BRAD PITT, NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, SILVER, LONDON

Actor Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan pose at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) 2013 Art+Film Gala in Los Angeles
Hollyood's 5 Highest Paid Actors in 2014

By IBTimes AU

Here is the year's highest earning actors, according to Forbes. (Jul 24)

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"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" in this publicity photo released to Reuters June 30, 2014.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Worthy of Oscar Nominations - Reviews

By IBTimes AU

The action-filled blockbuster movie "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" have received positive reviews from various critics even pointing out that it is worthy of Oscar nominations. (Jul 10)

Tina Fey in 2014 Tony Awards
2014 Tony Awards: Broadway's Hottest Red Carpet Look

By IBTimes AU

Hosted by Australian actor Hugh Jackman, the 68th Tony Awards was a star-studded event featuring the "X-Men: Days of Future Past" star hopping and rapping around the stage. Not as dramatic as the Oscars, this year's award show delivere... (Jun 10)

MORE TOPICS: HUGH JACKMAN, GOLD, NEW YORK, HOLLYWOOD, SILVER, AMERICAN IDOL

Jennifer Aniston Running Out of Confidence, Actress Scared of Seeing 'Brangelina' at George Clooney’s Wedding

By IBTimes AU

Thanks to the highly anticipated wedding of one of Hollywood's serial dater George Clooney, exes Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt are going to have their face to face meeting after their greatly publicized divorce. (Jun 10)

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