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.
Oscar-winning Czech-born film director Milos Forman, known for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and "Amadeus," has died aged 86, Czech news agency CTK reported. He challenged the communist regime with his early films.
The French actress has tackled roles in challenging and disturbing films with absolute fearlessness. As Isabelle Huppert turns 65, a look back at how she developed her "less is more" trademark acting style.
Why is everyone suddenly talking about the "inclusion rider"? Upon accepting her best actress Oscar, Frances McDormand reminded the assembled actors of their power — and popularized a little-known concept.
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.
A fantastic love story by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro took home the Oscar for best picture at the 90th Academy Awards. The event also addressed the ongoing #MeToo movement as it rewarded the year's best films.
With this year's Oscar award ceremony just around the corner, we asked you to send us a photo of an award you have received. You can find out if your name was chosen in our drawing here.
It's about time: Rachel Morrison is the first woman to be nominated for an Oscar for cinematography. Hollywood is still far from gender equality, but just how pronounced is the imbalance?
If getting one Oscar nod is a dream, are multiple nominations a sign of a great film? From "Dunkirk" and "The Shape of Water," here are the film nominees to look out for at the Oscars on Sunday.
She is one of only five women ever nominated for a best director Oscar in 90 years of Academy Awards history. Yet Greta Gerwig's success highlights how much Hollywood remains a male domain.
The Oscars may be prestigious, but sometimes they fail to recognize the best picture. DW's KINO team picked 10 movies that were snubbed by the Academy Awards — and that are now generally acknowledged to be film classics.
DW's KINO team picked 10 movies that were snubbed by the Academy Awards — and are now generally acknowledged to be film classics.
The Hollywood dream factory has produced many Oscar winning movies. Often the films feature the city and its landmarks. Here are L.A. locations that every movie buff should visit:
As the 2018 Academy Awards gets underway in Los Angeles, DW takes a look at the history of the famous film awards and how it has changed since it got started as a 15-minute gala.
The Oscar-nominated British filmmaker directed three classic movie about the fictional British super spy and also helped launch the career of actor Michael Caine. Gilbert was one of Britain's most prolific directors.
Every Academy Award ceremony has more losers than winners. These five European icons of film history were nominated for the coveted US award, but never won it.
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