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Awkwafina to Zendaya: Oscars Academy boosts female minority membership

Jul 01, 2020 - 2:45 PM

Young actresses Awkwafina, Zendaya, and Constance Wu are among those invited to join Hollywood's Academy as it introduces a diverse crop of new members

Oscars 2021 postponed by two months due to pandemic

Jun 16, 2020 - 1:40 PM

The Academy is moving next year's Oscars ceremony from February 28 to April 25, 2021, while also extending the cut-off date for Oscar-eligible films to two months

Oscars to draw up diversity rules for nominees

Jun 14, 2020 - 11:19 AM

The move comes after years of criticism over a lack of diversity among the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' members, and among the Oscar nominees and winners they select

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: Oscar statue at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on February 04, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images/AFP

Oscars 2021 may be postponed due to coronavirus – report

May 20, 2020 - 9:47 AM

The film industry's biggest night is currently set for February 28, 2021

Oscars 2021 suspends 'movie theater rule' due to coronavirus

Apr 29, 2020 - 3:09 PM

With most of America's cinemas closed, the Academy is now allowing movies not shown on movie screens to contend for the Oscars this year

Bukidnon locks down its borders

Mar 20, 2020 - 10:57 PM

Bukidnon Governor Joe Zubiri's closure order disregards an offer for unified Northern Mindanao checkpoints

Trump scoffs at 'Parasite' Oscar win

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:21 AM

'We got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year?,' President Donald Trump asks the crowd at a reelection campaign rally

Actress Rose McGowan blasts Natalie Portman Oscars cape

Feb 13, 2020 - 10:54 AM

#MeToo activist Rose McGowan dismisses Natalie Portman's cape embroidered with snubbed female directors' names, calling her protest a 'fraud' and 'deeply offensive to those who actually do the work'

'Parasite' Oscar success opens new era

Feb 11, 2020 - 7:48 PM

Bong Joon-ho's historic win comes a year after the 100th anniversary of South Korean cinema in 2019

OSCAR-TIPPED. More than 1.6 million viewers in France watched Bong Joon-ho's satirical drama 'Parasite' so far. Photo from Parasite's Facebook page

Historic Oscars draws smallest-ever audience

Feb 11, 2020 - 1:31 PM

Only 23.6 million viewers tune in to ABC's domestic television broadcast

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Executive producers Min Heoi Heo and Miky Lee, producer Kwak Sin-ae, and So-dam Park accept the Best Picture award for "Parasite" during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Arci Muñoz meets 'Parasite' director Bong Joon-ho, star Song Kang-ho

Feb 10, 2020 - 10:13 PM

Arci spends Oscars weekend in Los Angeles

Bong, Brad and bad 'Cats': Best Oscars moments

Feb 10, 2020 - 4:41 PM

From 'Parasite's' big win to female superhero icons, here are some of the highlights from the awards

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) James Corden and Rebel Wilson speak onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

'Opportune moment': 'Parasite' makes history with Academy Award wins

Feb 10, 2020 - 3:55 PM

The director from South Korea dominates the 'local' awards-giving body

HISTORY. Best Picture Award winners for 'Parasite' pose onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Matt Petit/AFP/AMPAS

LOOK: Spike Lee honors Kobe Bryant at Oscars 2020

Feb 10, 2020 - 2:30 PM

The filmmaker turns up at the awards wearing a purple and yellow suit in tribute to the late basketball legend

TRIBUTE. Director Spike Lee wears an ensemble to honor the memory of Kobe Bryant at the 2020 Oscars on February 9. Photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

Oscars 2020: Everyone is living for the 'Parasite' Best Picture win

Feb 10, 2020 - 2:14 PM

Celebrities and publications from around the world are just as excited as we are about 'Parasite's' historic Oscars win

Oscars 2020: Renée Zellweger wins Best Actress in a Leading Role

Feb 10, 2020 - 12:34 PM

Renée Zellweger is awarded for her role as Judy Garland in the 2019 biographical drama 'Judy'

Oscars 2020: Joaquin Phoenix wins Best Actor for 'Joker'

Feb 10, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Joaquin wins for his role in 'Joker'

US actor Joaquin Phoenix poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 2, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

Oscars 2020: 'Parasite' makes history with Best Picture win

Feb 10, 2020 - 12:29 PM

Parasite is the first foreign-language film to win the title

PARASITE. The film makes a historic win as Best Picture. Photo from Parasite's Facebook page

Oscars 2020: Bong Joon-ho wins Best Director for 'Parasite'

Feb 10, 2020 - 12:12 PM

It's a much deserved win for the new darling of Hollywood

BEST DIRECTOR. South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, who directed the film 'Parasite,' attends the 'Oscar Week: International Feature Film' reception featuring the 2020 Oscar-nominated films in the Best International Feature Film category, formerly known as Foreign Language Film, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, on February 6, 2020. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Oscars 2020: Laura Dern wins Best Supporting Actress for 'Marriage Story'

Feb 10, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Laura wins the award for her role as a divorce lawyer

US actress Laura Dern poses on the red carpet upon arrival at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London on February 2, 2020. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)

Oscars 2020: 'Parasite,' 'Jojo Rabbit' win screenplay awards

Feb 10, 2020 - 10:30 AM

The genre-bending movie and the satire win screenwriting plums at the Oscars

SCREENPLAY AWARDS. 'Parasite' has been making waves since its Cannes debut. Photo from Parasite's Facebook page

IN PHOTOS: All the best looks at the Oscars 2020 red carpet

Feb 10, 2020 - 9:30 AM

Which look is your favorite?

Australian actress Margot Robbie arrives for the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

Oscars battle set to begin amid crystals and controversy

Feb 09, 2020 - 2:01 PM

'1917' and 'Parasite' are expected to pick up the top awards from the ceremony

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 04: Oscar statue at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on February 04, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images/AFP

FULL LIST: Winners, Oscars 2020

Feb 09, 2020 - 5:00 AM

And the Academy Award goes to...

Preparations are underway on the red carpet before the 92nd Oscars ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on February 7, 2020. - The 92nd Oscars ceremony will be held on February 9 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

5 things to watch for on Oscars night

Feb 08, 2020 - 2:00 PM

Will '1917' continue its winning streak or will there be a major upset from 'Parasite'?

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, who directed the film "Parasite", attends the "Oscar Week: International Feature Film" reception featuring the 2020 Oscar-nominated films in the Best International Feature Film category, formerly known as Foreign Language Film, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, on February 6, 2020. - The 92nd Oscars ceremony will be held on February 9 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP)

Stuntmen eye Oscar as Brad Pitt shines light on dangerous trade

Feb 08, 2020 - 11:04 AM

Brad is nominated for his role as Cliff Booth, a stuntman in 'Once Upon A Time... in Hollywood'

Women at the Oscars: often in a secondary role

Feb 05, 2020 - 10:00 PM

Clearly, there is a long way to go for women in Academy Awards

Did the Oscars snub women? Decades-old debate rages on

Feb 05, 2020 - 5:16 PM

The debate surfaces after Greta Gerwig was not included in the Best Director category in this year's awards

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 21, 2008 Oscar statuettes are displayed at the "Meet The Oscars" exhibit before the 80th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California. - The Oscars will again go without a host next month, repeating a format credited with boosting ratings last year, US network ABC confirmed on January 8, 2020. "Together with the Academy, we have decided there will be no traditional host, repeating for us what worked last year," ABC entertainment president Karey Burke told a television summit near Los Angeles, according to showbiz website Deadline Hollywood. (Photo by Gabriel BOUYS / AFP)

Oscars party menu goes almost vegan

Feb 02, 2020 - 10:15 PM

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is set to cater the Governors Ball with both vegan and non-vegan dishes

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 31: Master Chef Wolfgang Puck prepares a vegan dish during the Governors Ball press preview for the 92nd Annual Academy Awards on January 31, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. The Balls 1,500 invited guests include Oscar winners and nominees, show presenters and other telecast participants. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Malacañang: Albayalde innocent until proven guilty

Jan 17, 2020 - 8:49 PM

'Let the law take its course,' says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo

EX-POLICE CHIEF. Former police chief Oscar Albayalde submits his counter affidavit during the preliminary investigation into the 2013 Pampanga drug recycling case at the justice department on November 5, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Albayalde welcomes graft charges: 'The truth will bear me out in the end'

Jan 17, 2020 - 11:02 AM

The Philippine National Police says while it respects the findings of the Department of Justice on the 2013 Pampanga drug recycling case, ex-police chief Oscar Albayalde 'remains innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt'

EX-POLICE CHIEF. Former police chief Oscar Albayalde submits his counter affidavit during the preliminary investigation into the 2013 Pampanga drug recycling case at the justice department on November 5, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

DOJ wants graft charges vs Albayalde over Pampanga drug recycling case

Jan 16, 2020 - 6:57 PM

12 former Pampanga cops, who composed the raid team, are indicted for drug offenses, bribery and graft

FORMER TOP COP. Former Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde submits his counter-affidavit to the Department of Justice on November 5, 2019  over the Pampanga drug recycling case from 2013. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

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

Filipino Tepora suffers first-round KO to Colombian foe

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:06 PM

The loss puts serious doubts on Jhack Tepora's ability to become a world champion as his foe was inactive for 15 months prior to their bout

MAIDEN DEFEAT. Jhack Tepora absorbs his first professional career loss. File photo by Alvin Brian S. Go/Rappler


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'

IN PHOTOS: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ stars hit the red carpet in Tokyo fan meet

Dec 12, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Several droids also join in on the fun!

TOKYO, JAPAN - DECEMBER 11: (L-R) Katherine Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Anthony Daniels with Star Wars characters Stormtroopers, Kylo Ren, R2-D2, C-3PO, BB-8 and D-O pose for photos at the special fan event for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' the special fan event for 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' at Roppongi Hills on December 11, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Christopher Jue/Getty Images for Disney

Albayalde retires with no traditional honors, but benefits intact

Nov 09, 2019 - 8:00 AM

There are no troops on parade as beleaguered police general Oscar Albayalde retires from the service, still hounded by the 'ninja cops' criminal complaint he faces

RETIRED GENERAL. Former PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde retires from the service on November 8, 2019, skipping traditional retirement honors. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

19 senators sign report vs Albayalde, 'ninja cops'

Nov 05, 2019 - 7:06 PM

A simple majority or 13 votes is needed for the Senate to adopt the report which recommends the filing of criminal charges against resigned top cop Oscar Albayalde and the 13 'ninja cops'

NINJA COPS. Senator Richard Gordon shows a document at the hearing on drug recycling on October 1, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Albayalde: Guevarra does not have power to reopen drug recycling probe

Nov 05, 2019 - 6:08 PM

Guevarra cites the 2000 NPS Rules on Appeal, while Albayalde cites the 2017 revised manual for prosecutors in the reopened investigation into the alleged drug recycling of the so-called Pampanga ninja cops

NINJA COPS PROBE. Former Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde subscribes  to his counter affidavit during a hearing at the Department of Justice on November 5, 2019 over the reopened investigation into the ninja cops case. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

No hard evidence to file admin case vs Albayalde over ninja cops – Año

Nov 04, 2019 - 10:26 PM

Command responsibility merits Oscar Albayalde's removal from his post, but this becomes moot since he has stepped down, says DILG chief Eduardo Año

NO HARD EVIDENCE. Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says current allegations against former police chief General Oscar Albayalde are just "words against words". Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

The Vatican out of money? Heavens no, says Pope ally

Oct 22, 2019 - 10:45 PM

'To say that the Vatican is at danger of default is false,' says Honduran Cardinal Oscar Maradiaga, who heads a group of 6 cardinals that advise Pope Francis on economic reforms

Faithfuls listen to Pope Francis delivering a speech from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St Peter's Square in The Vatican on April 22, 2019, during the Regina Coeli prayer. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

PNP-CIDG includes ex-boss Albayalde in drug complaint

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Resigned police chief Oscar Albayalde is accused of criminal conduct by his own subordinates at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

PNP chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde during the 9th hearing of the GCTA controversy on October 9, 2019.Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

Massive reshuffling shakes PNP after Albayalde controversy

Oct 20, 2019 - 4:50 PM

(UPDATED) At least 20 generals and 2 colonels are moved to new posts just days after the Philippine National Police got a scolding from President Rodrigo Duterte over the 'ninja cops' controversy

COMMAND CONFERENCE. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa leads the meeting of PNP's top officials on Tuesday, October 15, after police chief General Oscar Albayalde resigned. PNP Photo

PNP: Albayalde, 'ninja cops' innocent until proven guilty

Oct 19, 2019 - 2:21 PM

'The PNP will let justice, fairness, and due process of law take its course,' says the Philippine National Police in response to the Senate recommendation to file charges against its former chief and 13 cops over a 2013 drug operation

LAST MESSAGE. Police General Oscar delivers his last message during the Regular Monday Flag Raising at Camp Rafael T Crame in Quezon City following his announcement this morning, October 14, of his resignation as the PNP Chief and moved to non-duty status. He said his move aims to pave the way for President Rodrigo Duterte to choose the new PNP Chief. Albayalde will compulsory retire on November 8. PNP Photo