- Even before controversy, blacks cool to Oscars telecast Updated: Feb-11-16 11:05 am
NEW YORK - The largest black audience for the Academy Awards over the last dozen years came in 2005, when Chris Rock was host and Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman won the top male acting awards.
- Inarritu wins top DGA prize, further obscuring awards season Updated: Feb-07-16 4:05 am
LOS ANGELES - An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu's Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic "The Revenant." With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the race is still as wide open as ever.
- Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74 Updated: Feb-05-16 4:38 am
NEW YORK - Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.
- In Oscars crisis, Chris Rock and a microphone loom large Updated: Jan-26-16 2:40 pm
NEW YORK - When Chris Rock first hosted the Oscars in 2005, the four black actors nominated that year - Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo and Jamie Foxx (twice!) - didn't escape his notice.
- Rock has made no decisions on Oscar monologue, says his rep Updated: Jan-25-16 2:38 pm
NEW YORK - A representative for Chris Rock says the Oscar host has made no decisions about his opening monologue.
- Hollywood reax swift, positive to Oscar diversity measures Updated: Jan-22-16 7:31 pm
The Academy's proposed changes to increase diversity in the Oscars prompted swift and positive reaction in Hollywood, with many praising the moves while still noting that the Academy Awards are only part of the problem, and only part of the solution.
- The Latest: Cheadle says diversity issue goes beyond Academy Updated: Jan-22-16 7:15 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, California - The latest on Friday's statement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on a series of diversity reforms approved by the board of governors late Thursday (all times PST):
- Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees Updated: Jan-19-16 10:24 am
NEW YORK - Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing they would sit out this year's ceremony, the academy's president said it was time for major changes - and soon.
- The Latest: Thousands line South LA streets for parade Updated: Jan-19-16 12:19 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The latest on rallies, marches and speeches honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (all times local):
- Celebrities perform speeches at NY church to honor MLK Day Updated: Jan-18-16 8:45 pm
NEW YORK - Comedian Chris Rock and actors Octavia Spencer and Michael B. Jordan joined hundreds of people Monday night at a historic church to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- Nominations set stage for Oscar sequel, starring Inarritu Updated: Jan-14-16 6:40 pm
Coming soon: "Oscars: The Sequel."
- The Latest: Jennifer Jason Leigh wakes up to an Oscar dream Updated: Jan-14-16 2:10 pm
BEVERLY HILLS, California - The latest on the 88th annual Oscar nominations announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (all times local):