Leonardo DiCaprio is applauded by François Hollande and Ban Ki-moon at the UN. Photograph: Mark Lennihan/AP

Representatives from 175 of the 196 countries that concluded the Paris agreement to fight climate change last December gathered at UN headquarters in(...)

Host Chris Rock with winners as the ceremony draws to a close. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/New York Times

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Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the award for Best Actor in The Revenant on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28th, 2016 in Hollywood, California. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The 88th Academy Awards, the highest honours in the movie industry, were handed out a ceremony in Hollywood on Sunday hosted by comedian Chris Rock. (...)

Brie Larson reacts as she takes the stage to accepts the Oscar for Best Actress for her role in Room from presenter Eddie Redmayne at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Two parallel Oscar ceremonies took place on Sunday night in Hollywood. The world saw Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight win best picture and Mad Max Fury Road(...)

Green and gold: an Oscar statue outside the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood, before this weekend’s Academy Awards. Digitally manipulated photograph by Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Joe Kennedy is supposed to have claimed, just before the Wall Street Crash of 1929, that he knew it was time to sell when his shoeshine boy began to g(...)

Best picture Nominees: The Big Short Bridge of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight Will win: The Revenant. (...)

Academt-Award nominee Benjamin Cleary: “It’s definitely been good for getting into interesting meetings.(Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

You have to feel a little sorry for Benjamin Cleary. In any ordinary year, an Oscar nomination for best live-action short would secure him a place on(...)

Actors Carrie Fisher and Domhnall Gleeson pose after presenting the award for Best film not in the English language at the BAFTA awards at the Royal Opera House in London on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

The Bafta Awards have thrown up some real gems this year with hilarious and moving acceptance speeches, as well as witty quips from awards show host S(...)

Best man: Leonardo DiCaprio after winning the award for best leading actor at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts at the Royal Opera House in London. Photograph: Reuters

The Revenant dominated this year’s Baftas, winning three of the biggest awards, including best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. The outdoor epic was also(...)

Ireland’s Saoirse Ronan arrives at the British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters

Brooklyn, John Crowley’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel, continued its triumphant march through awards season by picking up best British film at th(...)