Riz Ahmed Is Breaking Hollywood’s ‘Ethnicity Handcuffs’

The actor and musician has broken out past Hollywood’s stereotypical portrayals of Muslims. But does it matter if he’s the exception to the rule?

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Vladimir Menshov, Surprise Russian Oscar Winner, Dies at 81

His “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears” was named best foreign-language film in 1980, beating Truffaut and Kurosawa. U.S. critics demurred.

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Movie Museum Rethinks Exhibitions in Response to a Changing World

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening in September, has redesigned its galleries amid social movements like Black Lives Matter.

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Jerome Hellman, Producer of ‘Midnight Cowboy,’ Dies at 92

His movie-producing career consisted of just seven films, but they earned him six Academy Awards, three for “Midnight Cowboy” and three for “Coming Home.”

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Olympia Dukakis, Oscar Winner for ‘Moonstruck,’ Dies at 89

A veteran of the stage who also had a long list of film and TV credits, she was best known for playing characters who were worldly wise and world-weary.

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Anthony Powell, Oscar-Winning Costume Designer, Dies at 85

He was honored for “Travels With My Aunt,” “Death on the Nile” and “Tess.” He was also renowned for the outlandish outfits he created for Glenn Close as the evil Cruella de Vil.

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Inside Anthony Hopkins’s Unexpected Win at the Oscars

The actor offered to accept via Zoom but the academy said no. Still, he won because of a release strategy that ensured his film would peak at the last minute.

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Anthony Hopkins’ Oscar Win Ends Night Highlighted by Diversity

Six years after #OscarsSoWhite, a diverse roster of artists won awards, though Anthony Hopkins’s win over Chadwick Boseman as best actor surprised many.

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Oscars Ratings Plummet, With Fewer Than 10 Million Tuning In

Sunday night’s pandemic-restricted telecast drew 58 percent fewer viewers than last year’s record low.

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Why the 2021 Oscars Weren’t So Different From the Past

The anticlimactic night was in many ways not too different from previous Academy Awards, and it showed the organization was willing to change only so much.

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The Best (and Weirdest) Oscar Moments

“It felt like it was more about the human sinew that connects us.”

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Where to Stream ‘Nomadland’ and Other Big Oscar Winners

All of the Oscar winners can be watched at home. Here’s a guide.

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Anthony Hopkins Accepts Oscar, Paying Tribute to Chadwick Boseman

“At 83 years of age I did not expect to get this award,” Hopkins said of his best actor win in a video posted early on Monday morning.

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On the Oscars Red Carpet: A Lot of Style, Little Substance

A return to in-person awards meant a return to fashion form for many celebrities. Have we learned nothing from the past year?

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South Korea Celebrates Oscar Win for Youn Yuh-jung of ‘Minari’

Ms. Youn is the first Asian woman to win the best supporting actress Oscar since 1957. But it’s her life story — as well her characters — that made her award resonate among Koreans.

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China Censors Chloé Zhao’s Oscar Win

On social media, the director’s fans blurred out her name and turned images on their sides to evade the censors. “People should be celebrating,” one writer said.

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The Best and Worst Moments of the 2021 Oscars

In between a cinematic entrance and a letdown of an ending, there were breakthroughs, heartbreaks and a wolf howl. It was a strange night.

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The Academy Has Spoken. Now It’s Your Turn.

Tell us what you think about this year’s Oscars.

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How Covid-19 Changed the 2021 Oscars

A stripped-down ceremony stripped out too much of what makes the show, for better or worse, worth watching.

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Chloé Zhao and ‘Nomadland’ Win at 2021 Oscars

Frances McDormand, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya and Yuh-Jung Youn won the acting awards and Emerald Fennell’s script for “Promising Young Woman” was recognized in a singular Oscars telecast.

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2021 Oscar Winners: Complete List

The complete list of winners for the 93rd Academy Awards.

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Behind ‘Strange Fruit,’ Billie Holiday’s Anti-Lynching Anthem

It helped make Holiday a star, but it was written by Abel Meeropol, a teacher in the Bronx. An Oscar nomination and a year of protests against racism have kept it in the conversation.

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Oscars 2021: What to Watch For

It has been a surreal time in Hollywood, but Sunday night’s Academy Awards, which begin at 8 p.m. Eastern, could go down in movie industry history for several reasons.

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Behind the Scenes of the 2021 Best Picture Nominees

I spoke with directors of the films competing for the top prize at the Oscars. Here are my takeaways.

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What ‘Nomadland’ Exposes About Fear in America

People who live in homes-on-wheels should not have to be in constant fear of “the knock.”

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Crushed Dream Factory

Craving escapism from the Oscar contenders that reflect our sad reality.

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Have You Satisfied Your Covid Compliance Officer?

They’re at the Oscars, on film sets, at festivals and office buildings. Meet the new gatekeepers to gathering responsibly.

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Laverne Cox on the Red Carpet, Politics and What to Expect on Oscars Night

The actor and advocate thinks it’s time to make fashion statements.

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Ava DuVernay Isn’t Up for an Oscar, But It’s Still Her Night

How the acclaimed director is creating a new, more inclusive film and television industry, and nurturing the next generation of Black talent.

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What It’s Like to Win an Oscar

One filmmaker on winning an Academy Award: The best champagne ever, plus Mark Ruffalo leading the way.

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What’s in the Oscars Gift Bags, and Why the Tradition Endures

Friday: Much will be different at this year’s awards, but stars can still lay claim to free liposuction and a getaway to French Polynesia.

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Hollywood’s Ava DuVernay Generation

How the acclaimed director is creating a new, more inclusive film and television industry, and nurturing the next generation of Black talent.

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Overlooked No More: Bhanu Athaiya, Who Won India Its First Oscar

Athaiya, a costume designer on more than 100 films, won the award in 1983 for her work on “Gandhi.”

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Oscars 2021 Predictions: Who Will Win Best Picture, Actor and Actress?

Our expert is here to help you catch up to one of the strangest awards seasons on record. Here is what he thinks will win.

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Hollywood Journalist Prepares for a Surreal Oscar Night

A Times journalist gives a sneak preview of the Academy Awards on Sunday and offers insights on a changing film industry.

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When Co-Stars Compete at the Oscars, Who Wins?

Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield of “Judas and the Black Messiah” are going head-to-head for best supporting actor. Here’s how they might fare.

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Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley Leaving Searchlight Pictures

Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley have been at the top of Searchlight Pictures for more than two decades, shaping the film industry with hits like “12 Years a Slave,” “The Shape of Water” and “Nomadland.”

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Why Is It So Hard to Show Black Women’s Musical Genius Onscreen?

Oscar-nominated performances this season put the emphasis on the trauma, not the artistry, of Billie Holiday and Ma Rainey. The most insightful movie might just be “Soul.”

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The Oscars Are a Week Away, but How Many Will Watch?

TV ratings for awards shows have been in free fall, especially during the pandemic, and Hollywood doesn’t want the viewing public to toss its premier showcase into the entertainment dustbin.

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How Anthony Hopkins Inhabits ‘The Father’

The director Florian Zeller narrates a sequence from his Oscar-nominated drama about a man’s descent into dementia.

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Movies Survived 2020. The Oscars Diversified. There’s More to Do.

At the pandemic Oscars, anything could happen. Here are the lessons from the nominations: The good, the bad and what needs fixing.

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The 6 Best Speeches of Awards Season So Far

From a pajama-clad Jodie Foster to the teary “Minari” child star Alan S. Kim, they managed to make their acceptance speeches work from home.

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Will People of Color Win All Four Acting Oscars This Year?

Plenty of Academy Awards history could be made at this year’s ceremony, especially if the SAG Award winners repeat. Here are some records that could fall.

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SAG Awards Go to ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7,’ Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis

Daniel Kaluuya and Yuh-Jung Youn took supporting actor honors. On the TV side, “The Crown” and “Schitt’s Creek” won top honors.

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Yuh-Jung Youn Never Dreamed of Acting. Now She’s an Oscar Nominee for ‘Minari.’

The veteran Korean star Yuh-Jung Youn has had a thriving career for five decades — all because of a choice she made when she failed her college entrance exam.

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No Country for Any Men

“Promising Young Woman,” Emerald Fennell’s dark revenge fantasy, raises deep questions about sexual assault and justice.

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‘The 2021 Oscar Nominated Short Films’ Review: Major Issues in Brief

From social justice themes to stories about grief and reckoning with the past, this year’s nominated shorts get serious.

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Watch a Family Build a New Life in America in ‘Minari’

Lee Isaac Chung narrates an early scene from his Oscar-nominated film about Korean immigrants who move to rural Arkansas.

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Inside Husavik’s Oscar Bid for a ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ Film Anthem

First Husavik was the setting for the Netflix film “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga.” Now, a song named after the town is up for an Oscar.

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This Oscar Race Might Be the Hardest to Predict

Though other acting categories appear sewn up, the supporting-actress race is still deliciously chaotic.

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