New guidelines set by Oscars academy after 5-year effort to promote diversity on and off screen considering people of colour, women, people with disabilities or people from the LGBTQ community.
Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire takes Hollywood’s top prize at the Oscars, along with awards for best director, best international film and best screenplay.
The 2020 Oscars ceremony takes place on Sunday in Los Angeles, the climax of Hollywood's awards season.
Hollywood has embraced diversity on-screen, but progress has been much slower off-screen.
Netflix secured a whopping 17 film nominations, trouncing the competition from Hollywood studios among whom Sony finished second with just eight.
India is the biggest film industry in the world in terms of movies made with nearly 1,800 titles released in 2018.
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.
The prestigious body is set to reexamine whether the streaming giant will remain eligible for such awards, despite a warning from the US Justice Department that could violate antitrust laws.
Diversity, though, was the biggest winner when a black filmmaker won his first competitive Oscar, a superhero blockbuster set in Africa scored big, and two black actors and an Egyptian first-generation American won three of the four acting prizes.
Oscars night is quickly approaching - and will be without a host for the first time in three decades. The prestigious ceremony has shown improvement in terms of nominating racially diverse films but has seen a decline in viewership in recent years.
Ingram launched his music career with the band Revelation Funk and later played keyboard for soul pioneer Ray Charles. Over his career, he was nominated for 14 Grammys along with two Golden Globes and two Oscars.
Kevin Hart takes over hosting duties from Jimmy Kimmel, who presided over the last two ceremonies.
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