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.
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's latest work, Never Look Away, has been nominated for best foreign film and best cinematography Oscars. Here's more on the film that's also a tribute to German artist Gerhard Richter.