The Academy Awards, known as "The Oscars," constitute Hollywood's most high-profile award ceremony for the cinema industry.
The Oscars are broadly considered the industry's most prestigious set of prizes, certainly for mainstream cinema. Recent DW content on the glitzy gala can be found on this page.
Gerd Nefzer has created stunning visual material for many international blockbusters. The German special effects artist talked to DW about his work on "Blade Runner 2049," for which he received an Oscar nomination.
Actor Casey Affleck will not be presenting the best actress award, breaking from Oscar tradition. Following accusations of sexual misconduct, his presence would have been controversial in the wake of the #MeToo movement.