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Oscar-winning Syrian rescue group says award is inspiration

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:49am

The head of the Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in the harrowing Oscar-winning Netflix documentary "The White Helmets" said on Monday he hopes the award will serve as an inspiration to his volunteers to keep up their mission in the war-torn country.

Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win, but civility reigns

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:55am

The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, holding an incorrect envelope, wrongly presented the top prize to "La La Land," instead of "Moonlight."

Oops, our bad: 'Moonlight' really won in major mess-up

Sandy Cohen and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:47am

It was one of the most awkward moments in the history of the Oscars, of television, in entertainment, heck maybe in American history.

Here's what happened onstage during the Oscars' mistake

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 12:59am

or maybe farce — directors would surely reject it. But let's set the scene anyway for the Academy Awards drama over what film did, and didn't, win the Oscar for best picture on Sunday night.

Review: What happened? Oscar host Kimmel was unflappable

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 12:07am

True, Jimmy Kimmel can't bring together a divided country. But for a few hours Sunday as host of the Oscars, he helped all within earshot laugh more than a little at the nation's current discord.

Iran's Farhadi, absent at Oscars, pleads for empathy in win

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:49pm

A political context larger than that of films themselves swept Iran's "The Salesman" into the limelight and effectively solidified its win in the best foreign language category at the Oscars on Sunday. Iranian astronaut Anousheh Ansari accepted the award on behalf of director Asghar Farhadi, who was absent from the ceremony in protest of Donald Trump's travel ban.

Viola Davis wins supporting actress Oscar for 'Fences'

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:21pm

Viola Davis needs to make room in her trophy case.

Take two: 'Moonlight' wins best picture at Academy Awards

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:19pm

Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" — not, as it turned out, "La La Land" — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were in mid-speech.

The Latest: 'Moonlight' wins best picture Academy Award

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:58pm

The Latest on the 89th Academy Awards (all times local):

Trump on the mind at the Oscars in jokes, protest

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:54pm

President Donald Trump was never far from mind on Oscar night, but with one exception Sunday, the political speeches were left at home.

Ruth Negga in red, plenty of gold on Oscars red carpet

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:40pm

bird broaches, feathers, sequins, beads and crystals — on Hollywood's biggest night at the Oscars.

'La La Land' wins best picture Oscar

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:10pm

'La La Land' wins best picture Oscar.

Oscar winners share statement from DP denied entry to US

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:41pm

Politics continued to pervade the Academy Awards Sunday as the 40-minute Netflix documentary "The White Helmets" took the best documentary short award. The category generally doesn't get much widespread attention at the annual awards show, but this year, the denial of entry into the U.S. for the film's 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer put "The White Helmets" in the broader spotlight.

'Apollo 13' and 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton dies at 61

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:30pm

Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as "Apollo 13" and "Titanic" while also cherishing his work in "One False Move" and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series "Big Love," has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61.

Socially relevant 'Zootopia' wins Oscar for best animation

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:17pm

Disney's witty and relevant "Zootopia," the box-office smash tale of a rural rabbit and a big-city fox who team up to investigate a string of animal disappearances, won the Oscar for best animated feature on Sunday.

Sound engineer snaps 0 for 20 skid at Oscars with 1st statue

Beth Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 9:01pm

Kevin O'Connell finally has reason to celebrate at the Oscars.

Joseph Wapner, star of 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 2:18pm

Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97.

'American Watercolor' showcases masterpieces of movement

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:58pm

Prior to the 1860s, creating art with watercolor was seen as the realm of women and children, illustrators and amateurs. Artists wanting to prove their mettle used the most prestigious medium of the time: oil paint.

Biopic about Turkey's president screened at birthday gala

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 1:50pm

The producers of a new movie about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hosted a gala screening in Istanbul to celebrate the film and its subject.

Music concert to benefit Sandy Hook victim's foundation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 11:45am

The principal cellist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra is organizing a concert to benefit a foundation set up by the family of a victim of the Connecticut school shooting.