Actress Lupita Nyong’o poses on the red carpet in this combination image for the 87th Oscars. Photograph: AFP/Getty

The $150,000 pearl-studded, custom-made Calvin Klein dress worn by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o at this year’s Academy Awards has been stolen,(...)

Julianne Moore accepts her Academy Award. ‘Political acceptance speeches are supposed to be the anomalies that keep the ceremony honest. They’re not supposed to define the night.’ Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty Images

Of all the details to emerge about blurred lines at the Daily Telegraph, perhaps the least surprising is the leaking of a memo from film distributor S(...)

Oscars  host Neil Patrick Harris stands unclothed onstage during this year’s ceremony. Harris’s performance as host drew poor reviews. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Love him or hate him, Neil Patrick Harris proved to be one of the hardest-working hosts in Oscar history on Sunday night, singing, dancing and even sp(...)

Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who won the Best Picture award for ‘Birdman’. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

We are reluctant to parp our own trumpet by pointing out that, in the online incarnation of The Irish Times, this writer predicted 21 of the 24 Oscars(...)

Oscar winners (left to right): Best Actor in a Supporting Role JK Simmons, Best Actress in a Supporting Role Patricia Arquette, Actress in a Leading Role Julianne Moore and Actor in a Leading Role Eddie Redmayne, in the press room of the 87th Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire 2:50

Alejandro G Iñárritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), a dizzying tale of Broadway composed as if shot in one continuous take, has wo(...)

Cedric Gibbons with his wife, Hollywood film star Dolores del Río, at Waterloo Station in London in 1936. Photograph: H Allen/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

High up in the Santa Barbara mountains, with a commanding view of the Pacific Ocean, is the unobtrusive two-storey villa that once housed Ireland’s(...)

A woman walks up the stairs to the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, hours before arrivals for the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 22nd, 2015. Photograph: REUTERS/Adrees Latif

The red carpet has been laid out. The bleachers are erected. The Los Angeles police have already deployed a bomb-defusing robot on a suspicious (but u(...)

If you were under the impression that Ireland has had little association with the Oscars outside My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of Mr Wilde you’d b(...)

Notable minority exclusions at this year’s Oscars include British actor David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay of Martin Luther King Jr biopic Selma, which earned a best picture nomination.  Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Civil rights groups are calling for a boycott of Sunday’s Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles to demand more diversity among Academy Awards voters after no(...)

Glen Hansard who won the Best Song  Oscar in 2007 with Marketa Irglova for ‘Falling Slowly’ from the film ‘Once’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

If you were under the impression that Ireland had little association with the Oscars beyond My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of one Mr Wilde, you’d b(...)