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.
Actor Idris Elba has set off a storm of speculation on social media with an enigmatic tweet, possibly referencing his future role as iconic spy James Bond. But a few hours later he appeared to douse the speculation.
Onetime Oscar nominee Michael Verhoeven turned 80 on Friday. The German director, with almost 50 movie credits to his name, recently told DW why his film debut — 50 years ago — was initially a nightmare.
Over 500 women who were staging a sit-in against Donald Trump's hard-line "zero tolerance" immigration policy were arrested in US congress buildings. Those charged included the Oscar-winning actor and a congress member.
Recently awarded an Oscar, Agnes Varda has been directing movies and documentaries since 1955. Her latest work, Faces Places, will hit German movie theaters just one day after her 90th birthday.
Filmmakers who can manage to direct a new movie at the age of 89 are rare. But legendary French director Agnes Varda has done just that with her latest, Faces Places, set to hit theaters just a day after she turns 90.
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.
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