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The organisers of the Oscars have said they will create a new award category for popular movies. File photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

The organisers of the Oscars said on Wednesday they would create a new award category for popular movies and limit the annual televised ceremony to th(...)

Film director Roman Polanski (left) and comic Bill Cosby have been expelled by the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences. File photographs: EPA

The Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences has confirmed that it is expelling Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby. The announcement comes shortly afte(...)

La La Land: the Oscar favourite’s nostalgia for a golden age of Hollywood is an act of brazen flattery

For most of the year Hollywood floods the omniplexes with superhero films and child-friendly animations. Then for a few months each winter we get an e(...)

 A pre-Academy Awards ceremony  in Beverly Hills, California, US. File photograph: Patrick T Fallon

It is not just the Oscars that have a diversity problem. Women, ethnic minorities and the LGBT community are vastly underrepresented throughout Hollyw(...)

Actresses Kelly Thornton and Nika McGuigan at the Programme launch for The Audi Dublin International Film Festival. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

The programme for the 2016 Audi Dublin International Film Festival was launched on Thursday evening at Whelan’s on Camden Street. Gráinne Humphreys,(...)

Actor Charlotte Rampling has said  the Oscar nominations row is ‘racist to white people’. File photograph: Axel Schmidt/AP Photo

Actor Charlotte Rampling has said the controversy over there being no black actors on the Oscars acting shortlists is unfair to the white actors who (...)

Michael Fassbender: best actor; Saoirse Ronan: best actress; Lenny Lenny Abrahamson

Don’t agree with the nominations? Tell us in the comments section below about the films and actors who were overlooked by the Academy for this year’s (...)

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(...)

Julianne Moore, who is expected to win the Oscar for Best Actress this weekend for her role in ‘Still Alice’. Photograph: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Sky Movies is rolling out the red carpet once more this weekend as the UK and Ireland rights holder to live coverage of the Academy Awards ceremony, b(...)

A still from the Irish-language film An Brontannas, directed by Tom Collins, which has been submitted in the foreign language category of the Oscars. The image shows John Finn as Garda Sean Óg, with Owen McDonnell as Fiachra Green. Photograph: IFTA

Irish-language feature film An Bronntanas is to represent Ireland in the race for best foreign language film at the 87th annual Academy Awards. The Ir(...)

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