Douglas, King react to Oscars changes

Michael Douglas and Regina King weigh in on changes to the upcoming Academy Awards show format. Winners for cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short will be presented off-air during commerical breaks. The winning speeches will air later in the broadcast and will also be live-streamed on Oscar.com and the film academy’s social accounts. (Feb. 14)

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Free solo: a spectacular ascent towards the Oscars

Climbing close to 1,000 metres of sheer rock face, solo, without ropes and with death waiting at every turn, is the subject of ‘Free Solo’. The film, co-produced by Jimmy Chin and among the candidates for an Oscar, focuses on young climber Alex Honnold in his bid to complete the free solo ascent of the spectacular “El Capitan” rockface in Yosemite Natural Park, California.

Oscars: “progress to be made” regarding diversity says Jenkins

The Oscar-winning filmmaker behind “Moonlight”, Barry Jenkins, says “there is progress to be made” regarding representation in Hollywood as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science fails again to nominate a female director for the Oscars, despite having two women-centred films, ‘Roma’ and ‘The Favourite’, as front-runners with 10 nominations each.

Oscar Luncheon is ‘Hollywood fantasy moment’

(5 Feb 2019) Oscar nominees including Barry Jenkins and Regina King digest the major Oscars event before The Big Show. (Feb. 5)

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Don Cheadle: ‘I just want to see the Patriots lose’

(1 Feb 2019) “Black Monday” stars Don Cheadle and Andrew Rannells discuss this year’s Super Bowl, the halftime performers and why the Oscars should go back to basics. (Feb. 1)

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Stars hit the SAG red carpet in Los Angeles

Groundbreaking superhero blockbuster “Black Panther” on Sunday won the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards — a major boost to its campaign for Oscars glory next month. This year’s SAG Awards come at a key point in the race to next month’s Academy Awards — just after the Oscars nominations, and well before voting for the winners begins.

The art of filmmaking

Videographic on the art of filmmaking. The Oscars ceremony will take place in Hollywood on February 24.VIDEOGRAPHICS

My First Award: Saoirse Ronan

(16 Jan 2019) The first ceremony Saoirse Ronan went to was the Oscars – and she still feels like she missed out on a lot. (Jan. 16)

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ShowBiz Minute: Rihanna, Ghostbusters, Hathaway

(16 Jan 2019) Rihanna sues father over use of their last name for business; Jason Reitman to direct Ghostbusters sequel for summer 2020; Anne Hathaway says she understands why the Academy can’t find a new Oscars host. (Jan. 16)

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Bullock suggests random actors host the Oscars

(18 Dec 2018) At a New York screening of her new film “Bird Box,” Sandra Bullock has an idea for how to solve the Oscars’ host problem: pull random actors out of the audience and make them read what’s on the teleprompter. (Dec. 18)

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