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Oscars 2016

Oscars: Why 15 Widely Different Shortlisted Docs Can’t Be Set to One Standard

From the epic 'O.J.: Made in America' to the touchingly intimate 'Gleason' and 'Life, Animated,' this year's documentary line-up ranges across the globe with films that stretch the non-fiction format…

Oscars: 7 Films Advance in Makeup and Hairstyling Race

The lineup includes the Swedish foreign-language entry 'A Man Called Ove'

Oscars: Why Actors Score Big by Keeping It “Real”

Truth-based performances — thanks to their perceived difficulty and (with luck) the campaign support of the figures they portray — confer an advantage to stars that doesn't always extend to the films…

Oscars Host Jimmy Kimmel Jokes About Passing Out Weed on the Red Carpet

He also reveals his wife is pregnant with a second child.

Music Docs Show Triumph Over Tragedy in This Year’s Oscar Race

After 'Amy's' bittersweet 2015 win, more music biopics crowd the race including Ron Howard's 'Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years' and 'Gimme Danger.'

Oscars: Ava DuVernay on the Secrecy Behind Her Searing Race Doc ’13th’ and Decision to Show Photos of Dead Black Bodies

"You're not going to be ignorant once you've seen the images," says the director of her film about the legacy of slavery and mass incarceration of African Americans in the U.S.

Oscars: How This Year’s Docs Tackle Women’s Issues

"More female voices are being taken more seriously," says 'Audrie & Daisy' co-director Bonni Cohen as her film and others delve into sexual assault and reproductive rights in the U.S. and around the…

Oscars: Heartbreaking Doc ‘Gleason’ “Gives You a Little Dose of Perspective”

Striving to push beyond the bleakness of a former NFL athlete's journey through terminal illness, Clay Tweel finds a silver lining.

Governors Awards: More 2016 Awards Contenders Than You’ll Find at the Actual Oscars

Helen Mirren toasted the honorees; Jeff Bridges, Don Cheadle and Tom Hanks helped to present them with their awards; and everyone from Jonah Hill to Werner Herzog watched — and mingled.

Oscars: In Wake of Controversy, Academy Leaders Welcome New Asian Members (Exclusive)

The Academy's president and CEO attended a Sept. 25 gathering that was hosted and attended by many of the organization's estimated 250 Asian members.

Oscars: Poland Selects ‘Afterimage’ for Foreign-Language Category

The Polish submission is the ninth for 90-year-old director Andrzej Wajda, who has been nominated four times but never won an Oscar.

Oscars: Turkey Selects ‘Cold of Kalandar’ for Foreign-Language Category

Mustafa Kara's rural drama premiered at the Tokyo Film Festival where it won awards for best film and director.