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.
While cinema aficionados have long acclaimed the work of South Korean directors, South Korean films have been glossed over at the global level. Bong Joon-ho's fourfold Oscar win for "Parasite" marks a watershed change.
"Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You're a Girl)," a movie about young Afghan girls, has won this year's Oscar in the "best short documentary" category. The film highlights the determination of Afghan girls to overcome obstacles and realize their dreams.
When it comes to the movie business, Oscar wins remain a valuable currency. That's one reason why streaming giant Netflix spent big in an attempt to muscle in on the industry's most prestigious awards last night in Los Angeles. Yet despite 24 nominations, it was a disappointing night for the company.