Academy Awards

Director Steve McQueen (C) accepts the Best Picture award for '12 Years a Slave' with (back row) actors Sarah Paulson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong'o, screenwriter John Ridley, actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, producers Arnon Milchan, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Anthony Katagas, actress Adepero Oduye and producer Brad Pitt onstage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

’12 Years a Slave’ Wins Best Picture; ‘Gravity’ Tops With 7 Oscars

The Academy Awards started smoothly with a breezy opening from host Ellen DeGeneres and a best supporting actor award to the velvety “Dallas Buyers Club” star Jared Leto.

03/02/2014

Alice Herz-Sommer, who was believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, died in London on Sunday morning at the age of 110, a family member said. A film about her has been nominated for best short documentary at next month's Academy Awards.  (Photo by Moshe Milner/GPO via Getty Images)

Oldest-Known Holocaust Survivor Dies At 110

LONDON — Alice Herz-Sommer, who was believed to be the oldest-known survivor of the Holocaust, died in London on Sunday morning at the age of 110, a family member said. A film about her has […]

02/23/2014

File photo of film goers watching The Dark Knight. (credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Action, Oscar-Winning Flicks Flood D.C. Free Movie Scene

Action and Oscar-winning films are flooding the D.C. area’s free movie scene, with flicks like “The Dark Knight” and “The Blind Side”.

01/17/2014

The nominees for Best Picture are announced. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Academy Award Nominations: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Gravity’ Lead Pack

The 86th annual Academy Award nominations have been announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

01/16/2014

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Balloting Begins! Oscar Nominations Voting Starts

Oscar voters, start your ballots.

12/27/2013

Host Seth MacFarlane speaks onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

MacFarlane Clubbed as Oscars Host: What is Wrong with People?

There’s no question that Seth MacFarlane was successful as this year’s host of The Oscars. The ratings support that claim. However, as the Academy leans towards a younger audience, it has become apparent the awards show’s older viewers may not have the tolerance for an edgy host like Seth.

02/26/2013

Ben Affleck (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

2013 Oscars Winners

Click to see the winners list of the 85th Annual Academy Awards.

02/25/2013

Members of the media checkout their positions as preparations continue in Hollywood for the red carpet arrivals. (Credit:FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Free Movie Weekend: Time to Cram for the Oscars

The 85th annual Academy Awards are this Sunday night, and if you haven’t seen all the nominated films yet, this is your weekend to cram!

02/24/2013

Fundraiser for the real-life "Buzkashi Boys" being held at Local 16 on U Street from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. during the Oscars. (Credit: Afghan Film Project)

The Oscars: Local Fundraiser Supports Stars of Film from Far Away Land

One award to keep an eye on during the Oscar’s Sunday evening, is a short film about two boys trying to realize a childhood dream in war-torn Afghanistan. While the odds of winning are stacked against the foreign film, one D.C. bar is holding a fundraiser during the awards ceremony, in support of the boys.

02/23/2013

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Best Ways To Party Like A Movie Star In Washington DC

There’s nothing quite like the Academy Awards. There’s glitz, glamour, and fierce debates about which actor, actress or film should receive an Oscar. If you’re looking for a place to party like a movie star or to catch all the Oscar action, then consider one of these places in the DC metro area. And the nominees are…

02/21/2013

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