Stars will don couture gowns and extravagant jewels before they hit the red carpet at the luxury Beverly Hills hotel where the calendar's second-most important - but rowdiest -prize-giving gala takes place.
Gabrielle Union, who is black, reportedly sought action to address an environment she said allowed racist jokes, comments and notes from producers along with other troubling behavior, including judge-producer Simon Cowell’s smoking indoors.
Morrison played Rosario Salazar, a maid from El Salvador, in the original run of “Will and Grace” from 1999 to 2006, becoming part of a cast that won a Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble in a comedy series.
During her 60-year career, Yildiz Kenter took to the stage for more than 100 plays.
A group of about 40 activists blocked the screening of the French premiere of Polanski's film "J'accuse" at a theatre in Rue Champollion, although the film was shown at some other theatres in Paris.
Charlize Theron, 44-year-old South African Oscar-winner, bags American Cinematheque Award for her unconventional roles.
The 81-year-old film star, a longtime activist and exercise guru has been leading what she calls "fire drill Fridays" and has been arrested for civil disobedience for the past three Fridays.
Actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty in May during a tearful appearance in federal court to paying $15,000 to boost her daughter's SAT college entrance exam score.
"Private is Political –– Vagina Monologues 4.0," a Nepali rendition, gives life to real stories about harassment in the South Asian nation, in the wake of the #MeToo movement.
Among others recognised, US-Australian actress Nicole Kidman won the Actress Award, Welsh actor Taron Egerton the Actor Award and Australian singer and actress Kylie Minogue, who performed at the ceremony, won the magazine's Icon Award.
Harper won four Emmy awards playing Rhoda Morgenstern on the classic 1970s TV series "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and her own spinoff sitcom.
The group that hands out the Oscars said it had invited 842 new members from 59 countries including Lady Gaga, Sterling K Brown and Letitia Wright as the organization strives to further diversify in its ranks.
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