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FULL LIST: Nominees, Oscars 2020

Jan 13, 2020 - 10:20 PM

'Joker' leads the list of nominees with 11 nods from the Academy

Oscar nominees emerge as awards row rages over female snubs

Jan 13, 2020 - 4:26 PM

The pre-dawn Academy Award announcement caps months of ceaseless campaigning by A-listers and studios, with only the chosen few progressing to next month's show-stopper

Oscars 2020 to go without host for second year

Jan 09, 2020 - 9:34 AM

The Oscars' host-less format returns for a second year after it boosted ratings in 2019

'1917' advances on Oscars contention after big Globes wins

Jan 07, 2020 - 8:45 PM

The movie, directed by Sam Mendes is inspired from the tales of his military veteran grandfather told to him as a child

National Geographic docu on PH journalists covering drug war in Oscars 2020 shortlist

Dec 18, 2019 - 8:24 AM

The final list of nominees will be announced in January 2020 yet

SHORTLIST. A documentary that trails Filipino journalists covering the 'drug war' gets shortlisted for the 2020 Oscars. Screenshot from National Geographic

'Parasite' to battle 'Les Miserables,' 'Pain and Glory' for Oscar glory

Dec 17, 2019 - 1:11 PM

Bong Joon-ho's 'Parasite' is shortlisted for the Best International Film Oscar, alongside France's 'Les Miserables' and Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's 'Pain and Glory'

Ditsi Carolino, Baby Ruth Villarama invited to be part of U.S. Academy

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The two filmmakers and documentarists are among those invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be part of the organization

Lady Gaga leads surge in women to become Oscar voters

Jul 02, 2019 - 9:29 AM

Other female actresses such as Claire Foy and Elisabeth Moss, and 'Crazy Rich Asians' director Jon Chu have also been issued invites to be part the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: Lady Gaga accepts Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for 'Shallow' onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

The Oscars, 'Green Book,' and Best Picture nominees which should have won but didn’t

Mar 07, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Let's try to unpack what happened at this year's Oscars

The week in photos: February 23-March 1, 2019

Mar 03, 2019 - 8:55 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

VIEW FROM THE OTHER SIDE. A woman in the United States takes a picture to Mexico through the border fence as residents of Anapra, a neighbourhood on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez in Mexico, and other people attend a prayer with priests and bishops from both countries to ask for the migrants and people of the area, on February 26, 2019.  Photo by Herika Martinez/AFP

Oscar viewership up for first time in 5 years

Feb 26, 2019 - 7:42 PM

The increase is a welcome news for organizers who stumbled through a series of headline-grabbing missteps in the run-up to the show

Producers of Best Picture nominee "Green Book" Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga accepts the award for Best Picture with the whole crew on stage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

'Green Book' Best Picture win overshadows diverse Oscars

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:30 AM

Critics see the civil rights dramedy 'Green Book' as 'whitesplaining' racial politics

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Olivia Colman: Two times a queen, now film royalty

Feb 25, 2019 - 4:30 PM

'The Favourite' actress is set to take on the role of Queen Elizabeth in 'The Crown'

Best Actress nominee for "The Favourite" Olivia Colman accepts the award for Best Actress during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 24, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

Rami Malek: An Oscar champion, my friends

Feb 25, 2019 - 4:00 PM

From Elliot in 'Mr Robot' to roles in 'Night at the Museum' and 'Twilight,' the actor is now known as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Rami Malek, winner of Best Actor for "Bohemian Rhapsody," poses in the press room during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images/AFP

Oscars 2019: Controversial race drama 'Green Book' grabs top prize at Oscars

Feb 25, 2019 - 2:03 PM

The movie takes home 3 awards, including Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali

Oscars 2019: 'Green Book' wins Best Picture

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:20 PM

'Green Book' wins over 7 other Best Picture nominees

Screenshot from YouTube/Universal Pictures

Oscars 2019: Alfonso Cuaron wins Best Director

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:12 PM

Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron wins for his work on 'Roma'

'ROMA' WIN. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron wins yet another Oscar for 'Roma.' File photo by Chris Delmas/AFP

WATCH: Queen, Adam Lambert open Oscars 2019

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:06 PM

They totally rocked us

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 24: Adam Lambert (L) and Brian May of Queen perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Oscars 2019: Olivia Colman wins Best Actress

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Olivia Colman bags the award for her role in 'The Favourite'

BEST ACTRESS. Olivia Colman wins the Oscar for Best Actress.Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images/AFP

Lady Gaga wins first Oscar: 'This is hard work'

Feb 25, 2019 - 11:57 AM

'It's not about how many times you get rejected – it's about how many times you stand up,' says Lady Gaga, as she bags an Oscar for the song 'Shallow'

FIRST OSCAR. Lady Gaga plays Ally in 'A Star Is Born.' Photo from A Star Is Born's Instagram account

Oscars 2019: Rami Malek wins Best Actor

Feb 25, 2019 - 11:51 AM

Rami wins for his performance in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

RAMI MALEK. The 'Bohemian Rhapsody' star wins the Oscar for Best Actor. Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SBIFF/AFP

Oscars 2019: Mahershala Ali wins Best Supporting Actor

Feb 25, 2019 - 10:29 AM

The actor wins for his role in the movie 'Green Book'

Screenshot from YouTube/Universal Pictures

IN PHOTOS: The Oscars 2019 red carpet

Feb 25, 2019 - 9:58 AM

The stars turn up in their glamorous best at the 91st Academy Awards

PRETTY IN PINK. Kacey Musgraves wears Giambattista Valli on the Oscars 2019 red carpet. Screenshot from

Oscars 2019: Regina King wins Best Supporting Actress

Feb 25, 2019 - 9:16 AM

Regina bags the award for her role in 'If Beale Street Could Talk'

Supporting Actress nominee for "If Beale Street Could Talk" Regina King poses during a photo session ahead of the 91st Oscars Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton hotel on February 4, 2019 in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Valerie MACON / AFP)

Oscars night is here! Hollywood ready for glitzy gala

Feb 24, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Will Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' win the Best Picture?

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 23: Oscar Statue at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on February 23, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images/AFP

All the Oscars 2019 Best Picture nominees, as reviewed by critics

Feb 24, 2019 - 1:30 PM

It's a tight race for the coveted Oscar – but when it comes to reviews, some films have an edge over others

BEST FILM. 8 films compete for the coveted Oscar statuette. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

5 things to watch for on Oscars night

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:46 PM

From potentially groundbreaking wins, to a-list performers, there's a lot to look forward to at the 91st Academy Awards

OSCARS 2019. The much-awaited awards show is set to take place on February 24. Photo by Robyn Beck/AFP

Fun facts and figures about the Oscars

Feb 23, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Here's a few things to know about the awards through the years before the big night on February 24 in the US

READY FOR THE SHOW. Oscar statues stand during a preview for the Governors Ball during the 91st annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, on California, February 15, 2019. Photo by Valerie Macon / AFP

Oscars chef cooks up a storm for the big night

Feb 21, 2019 - 11:59 AM

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is once again serving for this year's Governor's Ball

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Master Chef Wolfgang Puck (C) his son Byron Puck and Eric Klein, vice president of culinary at Wolfgang Puck, cook during 91st Academy Awards Governors Ball press preview at Dolby Theatre on February 15, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Queen to rock you at Oscars 2019

Feb 19, 2019 - 2:10 PM

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Good news: it's the former!

Who votes for the Oscars, and how does it work?

Feb 19, 2019 - 11:17 AM

A new batch of winners will be known on Sunday, February 24

Oscar statues stand during a preview for the Governors Ball during the 91st annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, on California, February 15, 2019. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)

With 'Roma,' Alfonso Cuaron reinvents how he makes films

Feb 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM

The project is perhaps the most personal for Cuaron - a near-retelling of his childhood in Mexico City

Oscar organizers struggle to keep show relevant

Feb 15, 2019 - 7:32 PM

The Oscars' latest issue is their decision of presenting the awards for Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Live Action Short, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling off-air

It's official, Oscars will take place without a host

Feb 06, 2019 - 10:17 AM

'We can confirm that there will be no host,' says a spokesperson from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: Signage is displayed during the 91st Oscars Nominees Luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 04, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

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Oscar nominations 2019: All the fun facts

Jan 23, 2019 - 9:50 AM

Surprises and snubs in this year's nominations

Oscars statuettes stand on display during a preview for the Governors Ball during the 90th annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, California, March 1st, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

FULL LIST: Oscars 2019 nominees

Jan 22, 2019 - 10:48 PM

The list is finally here!

No host for 2019 Oscars

Jan 11, 2019 - 12:35 PM

After nearly 3 decades, the Oscars producers have decided that the show must go on, even without a host

Kevin Hart out as Oscars MC over anti-gay tweets

Dec 07, 2018 - 4:33 PM

'I chose to pass on the apology. The reason why I passed is because I've addressed this several times,' Kevin says

US comedian Kevin Hart to host Oscars

Dec 05, 2018 - 12:13 PM

The actor and comedian takes on the hosting job after Jimmy Kimmel

Kobe Bryant dropped from film festival over 2003 rape case

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:58 AM

The former NBA star turned Oscar-winning filmmaker says he’s disappointed after his removal from the jury of an animation film festival

OLD CASE. An online petition succeeded in taking Oscar winner Kobe Bryant out of an animation film festival after citing a 2003 rape case, which later got dropped. Photo Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

'Signal Rock' is official PH entry to Oscars

Sep 26, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The film will be considered for a nomination along with entries from all over the world

OSCARS-BOUND. 'Signal Rock,' the country's official entry to the 91st Academy Awards, stars award-winning actor Christian Bables. File photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Academy shelves plans for 'popular' Oscar award

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:47 AM

'There has been a wide range of reactions to the introduction of a new award, and we recognize the need for further discussion with our members,' says Dawn Hudson

NO POPULAR AWARD. The Academy says they will be shelving the   All eyes will be on the battle for Oscars supremacy between "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" on Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK

'Mission: Impossible' composer to get honorary Oscar

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Lalo Schifrin is set to be honored at 10th annual Governors Awards in November

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 10, 2016 Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin smiles after he was awarded Commandeur in the Order of Arts and Letters, in Paris. Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin, best known for his "Mission: Impossible" theme song, is to receive an honorary Oscar along with actress Cicely Tyson and publicist Marvin Levy, the Academy said on September 5, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

Oscars to add 'best popular film' award, shorten gala

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:28 AM

For 2019, organizers are hoping to produce a 'more accessible' 3 hour show

Oscars statuettes stand on display during a preview for the Governors Ball during the 90th annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, California, March 1st, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

Frances McDormand's Oscar briefly stolen; viewing figures slump

Mar 06, 2018 - 12:02 PM

A 'New York Times' reporter says the actress' Oscar was returned after the thief was blocked by a photographer

Best Actress laureate Frances McDormand attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at the Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Hometown mariachis serenade 'monster' Del Toro's Oscars

Mar 05, 2018 - 10:08 PM

Mexico celebrates the director's win for his movie 'The Shape of Water'

Fans of Mexican director Guillermo del Toro celebrate at La Minerva square, in Guadalajara, Jalisco State, on March 4, 2018, after del Toro won the Oscar for "The Shape of Water."  Guillermo del Toro won the Oscar for best director for his acclaimed fantasy about a mute janitor's romance with a mysterious amphibian-man creature. / AFP PHOTO / Ulises Ruiz

And the winner of the jet ski at the Oscars is....

Mar 05, 2018 - 7:56 PM

Costume designer Mark Bridges wins the jet ski and an Oscar

British actress Helen Mirren (L) rides with jet ski winner and laureate for Costume Design Mark Bridges after the Oscar ceremony host offered a jet ski to the Oscars winner with the shortest speech during the 90th Annual Academy Awards show on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

Oscars 2018: The best dressed men and women on the red carpet

Mar 05, 2018 - 7:51 PM

This year's red carpet sees its fair share of fashion highs