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    WILL Smith wins Best Actor at the 2022 BET Awards for King Richard despite the Oscars slap controversy. The King Richard actor did not appear at Sunday's BET Awards and has rarely been seen publicly since he infamously slapped Chris Rock at this year's Academy Awards. 1Will Smith wins Best Actor at Sunday's BET AwardsCredit: Getty Images - Getty Smith has since been banned from attending the Academy Awards for a decade because of his outburst at the ceremony. More to follow...For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The-sun.com is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.
    NEW YORK (AP) — Next year’s Academy Awards will take place March 13, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced Friday. The date for the 95th Academy Awards moves the show up slightly from this year, when they where held unusually late on March 27, partly due to the February Olympics. But it will also leave in place a stretched-out awards season that some have argued saps the Oscars of drama. The 94th Academy Awards didn’t lack for that, albeit not in the way the film academy intended. On a night that saw Apple TV+’s “CODA” become the first film with a largely deaf cast and the first film from a streaming service to win best picture, the infamous slap by Will Smith of presenter Chris Rock overshadowed the awards. Smith has since resigned from the academy, which banned the actor 10 years from attending the Oscars. ABC will again broadcast next year’s ceremony. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Howard Stern slammed the Oscars audience for doing nothing when Chris Rock was slapped by Will Smith after stars came to Dave Chapelle's defense following his on-stage attack in Hollywood. On Tuesday, 23-year-old Isaiah Lee was arrested after he stormed the stage while Chappelle joked that he'd had to increase his security in light of his trans jokes at the Netflix is a Joke festival.  Lee was armed with a knife stashed inside a gun and made a bee-line for the comedian to tackle him but Chappelle swerved the attack and was unharmed.  On Wednesday Howard Stern (pictured) pointed out how different of a reaction famous audience members had to Chapelle's attack compared to Rock's Oscar slap Dave Chappelle was last night attacked on stage while filming a Netflix special in Los Angeles Longtime comedian Stern commented on the attack during his Wednesday show, saying he has been fearful for a while about doing live shows because 'people are getting nuttier and nuttier and they're going to use these opportunities to attack people,'  Stern and his co-host Robin Quivers discussed how...
    Actor Will Smith was seen for first time since this year’s Academy Awards, where he slapped comedian Chris Rock for making a joke at the expense of his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The actor was seen landing in Mumbai, India, where he is reportedly meeting spiritual leader Sadhguru, who teaches “powerful methods for self-transformation.” The Bad Boys for Life star was all smiles has he took photos with fans after landing in Mumbai on Saturday, according to a report by Daily Mail. Watch Below: While staff helped Smith unload his belongings from his vehicle, nearby fans excitedly shouted, “Will, Will, Will Smith!” and gathered around to take photos with him. The actor is reportedly in India to meet with spiritual leader Sadhguru, who Smith and his family met with in 2020 in Los Angeles, California. This is the first time Smith was spotted in public since his onstage meltdown at the Oscars on March 27, when the actor smacked Rock across the face for making a joke at the expense of his wife. After the attack, Will Smith retook his seat...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith banned from Oscars, other film academy events for 10 years for slapping Chris Rock onstage at Academy Awards. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)Will Smith will not be allowed to attend the Academy Awards for the next ten years, as a result of his slapping comedian Chris Rock on-stage during this year's Oscar ceremony, The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences announced in a statement obtained by CNN."The Board has decided, for a period of 10 years from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy events or programs, in person or virtually, including but not limited to the Academy Awards," Academy President David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson said in a statement on Friday.This story is developing...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Denver-based Siuzanna Iglidan, who is from Ukraine, took the stage at the 64th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday. Iglidan shared the spotlight with 12-time Grammy winner John Legend during a tribute to the war-torn country. (credit: Recording Academy/CBS) “Inspired, shocked… I could not believe I’m going to the actual Grammy,” said Iglidan. Draped in yellow, Iglidan played alongside two other Ukrainian artists. Iglidan plays the bandura, which is a Ukrainian folk instrument, similar to a harp. “It has a magic, magic sound.” (credit: CBS) During the Soviet Union era, bandura players were prohibited from performing in Ukraine. At the age of 12, after hearing the strings plucked, Iglidan knew that was the instrument that she would master. “And I never regret my choice, because it’s not only my soul, I feel like with my art to be a bandura player, I am representing my country.” She comes from a family of teachers and graduated from the Odessa National “Antonina Nezhdanova” Music Academy, according to her website. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Siuzanna Iglidan...
    Real Time host Bill Maher slammed the Hollywood elite for giving Will Smith a standing ovation at the Academy Awards after the actor assaulted Chris Rock on stage over a joke the comedian made about his wife, Jada Pinkett smith. “It was a bad night for liberal hypocrisy,” Maher said. “These are the very people who are always talking about ‘micro-aggressions’ in the workplace, and how you should not have to face an uncomfortable moment or, you know, people shouldn’t touch you or unwantedly,” Maher said. “Suddenly, they were okay with this,” The HBO host continued. “It just seemed to show, to me, broken morals. Like, you really have no principles.” Watch below:  Some of the celebrities who were seen giving Smith a standing ovation at the Oscars on Sunday night included Power of the Dog director Jane Campion, Boogie Nights and Licorice Pizza director Paul Thomas Anderson, Doctor Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch, Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph, and actress Sophie Hunter. Oscar-winner Javier Bardem, Dune star Timothée Chalamet, Aquaman star Jason Momoa, and actor Bradley Cooper were also among those in the Dolby...
    The producer for the Academy Awards told Good Morning America that, counter to public perception, the standing ovation actor Will Smith received after winning Best Actor was not an applause of Smith slapping comedian Chris Rock during Sunday’s Oscars. Smith went onto the stage and slapped Rock after the latter made a joke about the former’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. Later on, upon receiving the Oscar for Best Actor, Smith cried and apologized, though he did not mention Rock by name. However, Smith apologized to Rock in a statement on Monday. Regarding the standing ovation Smith got, Oscars producer Will Packer said he has “a different perspective.” He continued: I was in the room and I know a lot of those people and so it wasn’t like this was somebody they didn’t know. it doesn’t make anything that he did right and doesn’t excuse that behavior at all but I think that the people in that room who stood up stood up for somebody who they knew, right, who was a peer, who was a friend, who was a brother, who has a three-decades-plus...
    The Grammys are headed to Las Vegas this year—and appropriately enough, music’s biggest night has already stirred up plenty of controversy ahead of its Sin City debut. This weekend’s ceremony will no longer take place at the Crypto.com Arena (née Staples Center) in Los Angeles, but instead at Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Daily Show host Trevor Noah will emcee the festivities, which will include performances from Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, and West Side Story star Rachel Zegler, among others. But even before anyone’s had a chance to, say, smack a presenter on air, this year’s music awards have already faced a number of setbacks. Whether any of them might come to a head during the show in similar viral fashion as Will Smith’s Oscar slap obviously remains to be seen. The most recent awkward moment for the Grammys came a couple weeks ago, when the Academy chose to yank Kanye West from the lineup of performers in light of his “concerning online behavior.” (The rapper has spent the past several weeks launching online attacks against...
    Will Smith apologized to Chris Rock for slapping him in the face during the 2022 Academy Awards on Sunday after the comedian and host of the show made a made a joke mocking his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith. The apology came in the form of a written statement hours after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced an investigation into the stunning Hollywood moment caught on camera. "I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness," Smith said. Smith slapped Rock onstage after the comedian made a joke mocking the bald-headed look of Jada Pinkett Smith, who has alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss. BRITISH PARLIAMENT INVITES WILL SMITH TO SPEAK ON 'ONE PUNCH ASSAULT' AFTER CHRIS ROCK SLAP "Jada, I love you, G.I. Jane 2, can't wait to see...
    Will Smith left Oscar viewers stunned and speechless on Sunday night after he slapped Chris Rock following an off-color joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss. Viewers on Twitter could barely believe their eyes following the shocking display, much of which was muted or cut off the broadcast in the US. 'Was that real?!?' tweeted one user who caught the mood of other online viewers, before Smith later won the Oscar for Best Actor for his lead role in King Richard. Who saw that coming?! Will Smith left Oscar viewers stunned and speechless on Sunday night after he slapped Chris Rock following an off-color joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's hair loss 'Might be the most uncomfortable moment of muted television I have ever seen,' they continued, adding hashtags for Smith, Rock and the Oscars. Rock, 57, appeared to have set off Smith — who is nominated for Best Actor for his performance in King Richard — by joking that the Matrix Resurrections actress was preparing to star in a sequel to G.I. Jane, a reference to...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Troy Kotsur has won the best supporting actor Oscar for his role in “CODA.” Kotsur on Sunday night became the second actor who is deaf to win an Academy Award. His “CODA” co-star Marlee Matlin was the first when she won best actress for “Children of a Lesser God” in 1987. Kotsur was barely known as an actor before “CODA,” but he was considered a heavy favorite for the Oscar after the acclaimed performance and wins earlier in awards season. He beat out fellow nominees Ciarán Hinds, Jesse Plemons, J.K. Simmons and Kodi Smit-McPhee. ___ For more of AP’s Oscar coverage visit: https://apnews.com/hub/academy-awards ___ For more on this year’s Oscars, visit: https://apnews.com/hub/academy-awards Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    94th_Academy_Awards_-_Show_86885 Jessica Chastain reacts as the team from "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" accept the award for best makeup and hairstyling for at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Chris Pizzello 94th_Academy_Awards_-_Show_01192 Stephanie Ingram, from left, Linda Dowds, and Justin Raleigh accept the award for best makeup and hairstyling for "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Chris Pizzello 94th_Academy_Awards_-_Arrivals_26710 Jude Hill, left, and Shauneen Hill arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong 94th_Academy_Awards_-_Arrivals_77211 Venus Williams, left, and Serena Williams arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong 94th_Academy_Awards_-_Arrivals_80751 Jessica Chastain arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Jae C. Hong OSCAR-ALFOMBRA_78402 Ariana DeBose llega a los Oscar el 27 de marzo de 2022 en el Teatro Dolby en Los Angeles. Foto...
    Maddie Ziegler was a true vision as she made her debut at the 94th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. The 19-year-old dancer and actress wore a sophisticated strapless Giambattista Valli couture black ball gown, with a chic bow in the front and back. The West Side Story star accessorized the elegant ensemble with Swarovski jewels, including a sizable sparkling necklace, as well as matching earrings, bracelet and rings. A vision in black: Maddie Ziegler was a true vision as she hit the red carpet at the 94th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday The young actress - who started her career as a dancer on reality TV show Dance Moms and later on became a household name by starring in music videos by singer Sia - opted for soft glam. She wore a nude lipstick, a delicate pink blush, well defined eyebrows, and bronze eyeshadow that highlighted her bright blue eyes. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Taylor Swift and beau Joe Alwyn spotted by eagle-eyed fans... Oscars 2022: Lily James...
    Diane Warren put her power color on and stood out from the crowded room wearing an iridescent green suit at the 94th annual Academy Awards on Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif.  The 65-year-old legendary songwriter rocked a bright green blazer with matching tailored slacks as she took to the red carpet ahead of Hollywood's biggest night where she's nominated for Best Original Song which is featured in the drama, Four Good Days. Warren has been nominated 13 times for an Academy Award since 1988, and has yet to win an Oscar, but could break the streak tonight with her song, Somehow You Do, which is performed by Reba McEntire.   Shining moment: Diane Warren put her power color on and stood out from the crowded room wearing an iridescent green suit at the 94th annual Academy Awards on Sunday evening at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. Warren — who is known for an incredible catalog of hits, including Cher's 'If I Could Turn Back Time', Celine Dion's 'Because You Loved Me', and 'I Don't Want To Miss...
    HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES -- As they arrive for the 94th Academy Awards, the stars are speaking to entertainment guru George Pennacchio about Hollywood's biggest night.Jamie Lee Curtis, Saniyya Sidney and Diane Warren are a few of the early arrivals to the red carpet, showing off their unique looks and sharing their thoughts about the Oscars.The ceremony is set to begin at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT/5 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ABC.RELATED: Full coverage of the 2022 Academy Awards
    LOS ANGELES -- Nominated twice before for best actor (for "Ali" and "The Pursuit of Happyness"), Will Smith appears a lock to win his first Academy Award.Smith's performance as Richard Williams, father to Venus and Serena, in "King Richard" has remained the most likely choice throughout the season. And the speech by the exuberant 53-year-old star should be one of the most lively of the night.A win, though, will have to come over some formidable competition -- including the actor who bested Smith's "Ali" performance 20 years ago: Denzel Washington, a winner then for "Training Day" and a threat this time for "The Tragedy of Macbeth."Smith's already scored top acting honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics Choice Awards and British Academy of Film and TV Awards, and was recognized with an Image Award from the NAACP.But he told WABC's Sandy Kenyon that even with this momentum, he's not setting any expectations for the Oscars."I'm not even thinking about it like that ... It always sounds like actors trying to be humble saying, 'Well, you know, I don't think...
    Actor Sean Penn said Saturday on CNN’s “Newsroom” that the Academy Awards should be boycotted if Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was not invited to speak virtually. Acosta said, “The Oscars are tomorrow night. Do you want to see President Zelensky speak at the Oscars via some sort of video link? How do you think the ceremony, how the event should recognize what is happening in Ukraine? What would you say, I guess, if you were there up on stage?” Penn said, “There is nothing greater than the Academy Awards could do that to give him that opportunity to talk to all of us.” He continued, “It is my understanding that a decision has been made not to do it. That is not me commenting on whether or not President Zelensky had wanted to. If the Academy has elected not to do it, if presenters have elected not to pursue the leadership in Ukraine who are taking bullets and bombs for us along with the Ukrainian children that they are trying to protect, then I think every single one of those people...
    LOS ANGELES, California -- Ever wonder how Oscar voters fill out their ballots? Eyewitness News entertainment reporter Sandy Kenyon sat down with some of this year's participants to find out how they vote.It's a question asked often: just who gets to determine the winners of the Academy Awards?They are members of the Motion Picture Academy, invited to join by their peers and there are fewer than 10,000 Oscar voters.Some have names you know, but most do not. The actors branch of the academy is the largest, but they are outnumbered by thousands more voters behind the scenes.Considered as a whole, the membership of the Motion Picture Academy has become more diverse in recent years.Sandy Kenyon takes viewers on a walk down the Oscars red carpetEMBED More News Videos Sandy Kenyon has a behind-the-scenes look at the Oscars red carpet. "I took the change in membership very seriously and so I want to really look and truly watch and not be in your phone as you're watching these movies but truly focus on some of the films that don't get talked...
    Actor Sean Penn has called for a boycott of Sunday's Oscars ceremony if Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is not allowed to appear by video, vowing to 'smelt' his own awards in protest.  Penn made his remarks in an interview with CNN host Jim Acosta on Saturday, a day ahead of Hollywood's premiere awards ceremony, which is grappling with how to best address Russia's invasion of Ukraine.   Oscars co-host Amy Schumer said earlier this week that she had proposed inviting Zelensky to appear by video, but it was not clear whether organizers were on board with the concept. 'There is nothing greater that the Academy Awards could do than to give [Zelensky] an opportunity to talk to all of us,' said Penn.  'It is my understanding that a decision has been made not to do it,' he claimed. 'If it comes back to it, I will smelt mine in public,' Penn continued, referring to his two Academy Awards, for his roles in Mystic River and Milk.  Actor Sean Penn has called for a boycott of Sunday's Oscars ceremony if Ukrainian President Volodymyr...
    HOLLYWOOD -- The awards shows leading up to Hollywood's biggest night showed us we can once again expect pomp and circumstance at the Oscars, but this will not be your parents' Academy Awards show, producers say."I think also we need it," producer Shayla Cowan said. "We need to see people. We need to see smiles. When you see that, it becomes infectious, you know?"Past complaints about lack of diversity have been answered with a broad range of movies reflecting different cultures and the first Japanese movie ever to compete for the top trophy of Best Picture.RELATED | 'Live With Kelly and Ryan' prep for 'After Oscars Show' that has become annual traditionEMBED More News Videos The "Live" post-Oscars shows has become a tradition, placing Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest in the middle of movies nominated for Academy Awards. Sandy Kenyon previews this year's show. "Drive My Car" is a personal film that resonates after a pandemic, while "Coda" has found favor for the same reason."Belfast" had its director looking back to his childhood in Northern Ireland, while "The Power of...
    Ariana DeBose stars as Anita in Steven Spielberg's new "West Side Story" movie.20th Century Studios LOS ANGELES – Hollywood's biggest night is Sunday, and there could be plenty of history made. With the diversity in this year's crop of Oscar nominees, audiences are likely to see a number of milestones set. The academy often is criticized for a lack of diversity in its nominations. And while there are some clear front-runners for the 94th annual Academy Awards, there's still room for underdogs to snag an upset in several categories. There's also plenty of controversy, too. This year, the show has come under fire for its decision to present some awards before the live broadcast begins and then edit those winners into the show later. The eight awards that are set to be announced prior to the broadcast are for live action short, animated short, short documentary, editing, score, hair and makeup, sound and production design. The trio of Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes will assume hosting duties during Sunday's ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. For...
    NEW YORK -- After Hollywood's biggest night comes TV's most glamorous morning, and the "Live with Kelly and Ryan" post-Oscar show will once again feature the hosts talking with the winners moments after the picked up their trophies.It's become an Oscar tradition, placing Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest in the middle of movies nominated for the industry's top prize."Hopefully, this piece will make people laugh, it'll make people smile," Seacrest said. "Obviously we'll celebrate the Oscars, and it will be an opportunity for people to make fun of us, which we love. It's kind of our sweet spot."RELATED | Oscars producers Shayla Cowan, Will Packer aim for awards show that appeals to allEMBED More News Videos The Oscars red carpet is being rolled out for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic struck just a few weeks after the 2020 Academy Awards. Sandy Kenyon previews this year's event. The co-hosts get to make like movie stars the morning after the big Academy Awards broadcast on ABC."Ryan is one of the great unsung actors in show business," Ripa said. "And had...
    HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Excitement is growing in Hollywood as the street outside the Dolby Theatre goes through an Oscar Sunday transformation.The red carpet was rolled out onto Hollywood Boulevard on Wednesday.The stage is now almost set for Hollywood's biggest night, the 94th Academy Awards.2022 Oscar nominations: 'Power of the Dog' tops with 12 nods, 'Dune' scores 10 | FULL LISTEMBED More News Videos Jane Campion's gothic western "The Power of the Dog" led nominations for the 94th Oscars. Here are the nominees in key categories. From the golden curtains, the lighting and the most tedious of tasks, crews have been fine-tuning everything before the stars arrive.Tourists are also excited.Jeremy and Val Boots are visiting from the United Kingdom."Got here first thing from the hotel and we're just taking in the setup for the Oscars," Val said. "Never been here before, it's absolutely fantastic."They, like many visitors, were able to catch a glimpse of what they'll soon see on TV. Fans will have to dream of what they'd wear on the red carpet."I haven't got the gown, though," Val...
    Jimmy Kimmel, chatting with Wanda Sykes on Monday's edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live! opened up about what Academy Awards hosts get paid. Kimmel, 54, interviewed Sykes, 58, as she's slated to co-host this year's Oscars with Regina Hall, 51, and Amy Schumer, 40, on Sunday. The Portsmouth, Virginia-born star said of her reaction to being offered the co-hosting job: 'I was like, "Uh, I guess, I gotta say yeah, right?" You gotta say yes.' The latest: Jimmy Kimmel, 54, chatting with Wanda Sykes, 58, on Monday's edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live! opened up about what Academy Awards hosts get paid The Upshaws star added: 'I was real excited about that, but then I realized, out of all the jobs that I have, this one is actually gonna cost me money.' Kimmel responded, 'It is going to cost you money - will you say how much you get paid for this?' RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next John Travolta returns as an Oscars presenter eight years... Jennifer Garner, Tiffany Haddish, Elliot Page and Bill... 'I...
    LOS ANGELES -- Women don't get to have all the fun when it comes to awards season fashion.As we count down to the 2022 Oscars red carpet, supermodel and fashion expert Roshumba Williams shares her picks for the top 10 best-dressed men at recent Academy Award ceremonies.10. Ryan Gosling, 2017 Ryan Gosling attends the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 26, 2017, in Hollywood, California. FilmMagic Ryan Gosling's boyish charm lit up the carpet in 2017. Nominated that year for this performance in "La La Land," the actor wore an offbeat Gucci tux, ruffle shirt and bowtie.9. George Clooney, 2012 Actor George Clooney arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at Hollywood & Highland Centre on February 26, 2012, in Hollywood, California. Dan MacMedan/WireImage Although George Clooney is known for his mischievousness and pranks, he delivered distinguished elegance in an Armani tuxedo on 2012's Oscars red carpet.8. Eddie Redmayne, 2015 Eddie Redmayne attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on Feb. 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Eddie...
    THE Bafta Film Awards is an annual event that celebrates the best British and international contributions to motion picture film. Since kicking off its first event in 1949, the Bafta Film Awards have quite literally become just as important as the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes. 3 The BAFTA films awards will take place tonightCredit: Getty Images - Getty What does Bafta stand for? BAFTA stands for British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The first BAFTA awards ceremony took place in 1949 and presented the first awards for film and television that were made in 1947 and 1948. The ceremony historically took place in March or April but the date was moved in 2002 to land in February, to ensure the awards preceded the Oscars. 3 The TV awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Festival HallCredit: Getty Images - Getty Who designed the statue? The award was first designed by American sculptor Mitzi Cunliffe. Mitzi was commissioned to create the iconic theatrical mask by the Guild of Television Producers in 1955. Cunliffe originally modelled it in plasticine before...
    By Jake Coyle | Associated Press NEW YORK — To combat slumping ratings, the Academy Awards are undergoing a radical slimming down, with eight awards to be presented off-air during next month’s telecast. In a letter sent Tuesday to members of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the group’s president, David Rubin, said that the awards for film editing, production design, sound, makeup and hairstyling, music (original score) and the three short film awards for documentary, live-action and animated short will be presented at the ceremony before the live broadcast begins on ABC. Now, instead of starting the ceremony and broadcast all at once, the Dolby Theatre ceremony will begin an hour before the telecast does. The presentation and speeches of those early, eight winners will be edited and featured during the three-hour live broadcast, which Rubin emphasized would still provide each winner their “Oscar moment.” Rubin said the change was necessary for the future health of the Academy Awards. “When deciding how to produce the Oscars, we recognize it’s a live event television show and we...
    LOS ANGELES -- The red carpet inspires us to escape into a fashion fantasy world, and the most famous of them all is the Oscars.In anticipation of the 94th Academy Awards' glitz and glam, supermodel and fashion expert Roshumba Williams breaks down her picks for the top 10 best-dressed women in recent years.10. Nicole Kidman, 2018 Nicole Kidman arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic via Getty Images Kidman, this year's "Being the Ricardos" best actress nominee, stunned in this Dior masterpiece at the 90th Academy Awards. The custom color, engineering, couture techniques and balance of the front bow are impeccable.9. Janelle Monae, 2020 Janelle Monae attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on Feb. 09, 2020, in Hollywood, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images This singer and actress stole the spotlight in 2020 when she walked the red carpet in this shimmery Ralph Lauren gown, complete with an open back and dramatic draped hood. All of that shine comes courtesy of 168,000 Swarovski crystals. Their placement...