Kathleen Kennedy, in charge of the latest "Star Wars" movies at Disney, is the first woman to receive the Thalberg, which was last handed out by the Academy in 2009 to Francis Ford Coppola.
More than a third, 38 percent to be exact, of all films and 30 percent of 225 features in the line-up of the 62nd annual London Film Festival have female directors, an increase from 2017.
The 75-year-old cinematographer, John Bailey, faces three harassment claims.
Stars wore white ribbons to express their solidarity with women victims of sexual violence at the "French Oscars" where Robin Campillo's "120 Beats per Minute" took home best film.
The Netflix film 'The White Helmets,' about Syria's volunteer rescue group, won the Oscar for best short documentary. TRT World chats with 23-year-old filmmaker Fadi Khateib about what it means for Syria, and the challenges of filming in a war zone.
Confusion reigned after Warren Beatty read out 'La La Land' for best picture before realising he had the wrong card. 'Moonlight' capped an evening in which colour returned to the Academy's big night.
Tehran-based director Asghar Farhadi's film won best foreign language film at the 2017 Oscars. Farhadi and his crew boycotted the Hollywood event to protest US President Donald Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran.
In 2015, April Reign started the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite in protest over the white-only Oscar nominations. On the eve of the 2017 Oscars, TRT World caught up with her about the transformation the campaign helped bring about.
Invite new members from different ethnic backgrounds to academy's voting board after facing outcry over lack of diversity.
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