Academy Award - one of the world’s most prestigious film awards
An academy award, also known as an “Oscar,” is one of the most prestigious film prizes awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in over 30 categories.
Filmmaker Johannes Preuss has received a student Oscar for his film, "Galamsey," which was shot in Ghana and looks at the illegal gold trade there. DW met him to discuss how the country could "turn into a hell."
Vanessa Redgrave's directorial debut, a documentary about refugees titled "Sea Sorrow," opens the Nuremberg International Human Rights Film Festival. The Oscar-winning actress discusses Germany's election outcome.
The German star composer has worked on over 150 films, from "Rainman" to "Batman v Superman," winning an Oscar for "The Lion King." In this DW interview, he explains how he got his start.
With some 140 films to his name, Canadian actor Donald Sutherland hasn't won an Oscar. That will change this year. He is one of four film stars and filmmakers to receive an honorary Oscar this year.
The story of a neo-Nazi attack on immigrants could snag Germany its first foreign-language Oscar in over a decade. Fatih Akin's "In the Fade," with Diane Kruger in her first major German-speaking role, is in the running.
Sam Shepard, the Oscar-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, has died from complications related to a neurological condition. He was 73.
With his Broadway debut, "The Terms of My Surrender," Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore wants to trump the US President. His latest political battle is again waged with feel-good humor.
Veteran actor Martin Landau, whose versatile screen career stretched from the 1960s TV series "Mission: Impossible" to his Oscar-winning turn as Bela Lugosi in "Ed Wood," has died in Los Angeles.
Oscar winner Nicole Kidman has lived through dramatic high and low points to become one of the world's most outstanding film stars. The US-Australian actress celebrates her 50th birthday on June 20.
She is one of the busiest Hollywood stars. In 2003, US-Australian actress Nicole Kidman received an Oscar for a performance where she could hardly be recognized.
John G. Avildsen, the Oscar-winning director of "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid," has died of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles. "Rocky" star Sylvester Stallone said he would be "forever indebted" to the filmmaker.
"Carne y Arena," the groundbreaking VR art project by Oscar-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu brings to life the fear and violence experienced by refugees crossing the border from Mexico to the US.
Hostels nowadays have much more to offer than bunk beds and bare rooms. One example is St. Petersburg's Soul Kitchen. Its design and atmosphere have twice won it a Hoscar, the hostel industry's answer to the Oscar.
KINO goes behind the scenes to see how German film composer Hans Zimmer created one of his most famous works. In 1995 Zimmer won the Oscar for best original score for "The Lion King". He's been nominated ten times.
What's Elaiza up to these days? Are No Angels still around? Who was Alex Swings Oscar Sings? How did Lena Meyer-Landrut rank in her second ESC performance? Get all the answers right here.
The first film in the Oscar-winning "Alien" saga fascinated global audiences in 1979. A new chapter in the sci-fi series is now set to hit theaters with "Alien: Covenant" - said to be the creepiest film yet.
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