Colin Welland accepts a best screenplay Oscar for Chariots of Fire in 1982 from writer Jerzy Kosinski. Photograph: AP

When Colin Welland, who has died aged 81, was handed the Oscar for his screenplay of Chariots of Fire in 1982, he waved it in the air like a battle ma(...)

Actor Jennifer Lawrence. File photograph: Danny Moloshok/Reuters

Oscar-winning actor Jennifer Lawrence has said that she’s had it with trying to be “adorable” when it comes to sexism in Hollywood and equal pay for w(...)

Director Lenny Abrahamson, actresses Joan Allen and Brie Larson, author/screenwriter Emma Donoghue and actor Jacob Tremblay  attend the Room press conference at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Photograph: Mike Windle/Getty Images

Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, an adaptation of the acclaimed novel by Emma Donoghue, has been awarded the Grolsch People’s Choice Award at the Toronto Inte(...)

Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia at the 74th annual Academy Awards in  2002. Photograph: Reuters.

John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician and Nobel laureate who inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” has died aged 86. Mr Nash and his wife(...)

The Ballyturk Group at The Irish Times Theatre Awards: Clive Welsh, Teho Teardo, John Crumlish, Eamonn Fox, Sophie Flynn, Anne Clarke, Paul Fahy, Stephen Rea, Tom Rohan, Helen Atkinson, Jamie Vartan and Val Sherlock. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

“I’ve known him longer than I’ve known my husband,” said Irish stage, television and film actor Sinéad Cusack of her friend Stephen Rea backstage a(...)

And the Oscar goes to: winners envelopes ready for awards night. Photograph: Jerod Harris/Getty

It wasn’t always this way. But predicting the Oscars is now a little like anticipating the results of a presidential election. We already know the (...)

Actor Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs last week announce the film Leviathan from Russia as a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.   Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty

It’s a long time since a Russian film won an Oscar but Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan could be about to change that. Yet even as this dark, hard-hitti(...)

 German actress of Jewish descent Luise Rainer  after receiving a Golden Star on the Boulevard of the Stars in Berlin, Germany in 2011. Photograph: EPA

Luise Rainer, a German-born actor who made cinema history by winning back-to-back Oscars as best actress for the 1936 musical The Great Ziegfeld and t(...)

Brendan Gleeson: beat Oscar contenders Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall to the prize of best actor at the British Independent Film Awards. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Brendan Gleeson and Andrew Scott, Irish performers of different generations, have taken the two male acting prizes at the Moët British Independent Fil(...)

Maureen O’Hara speaks after accepting an her Oscar statuette from actors Clint Eastwood  and Liam Neeson at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards in Los Angeles yesterday. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/ Reuters

Irish actress Maureen O’Hara lastnight received an honorary Academy Award for her contribution to Hollywood. The 94-year-old, who is a prolific(...)