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.
The Help and Roots actress Cicely Tyson, Lalo Schifrin, the Argentinian composer known for his Mission: Impossible theme song, as well as two Star Wars producers are among this year's five recipients of lifetime awards.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expelled the acclaimed European film director in May over a 1977 statutory rape conviction. His wife, Emmanuelle Seigner, says the Academy showed "insufferable hypocrisy."