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Jackie Chan to get lifetime achievement Oscar

LOS ANGELES Martial arts expert and actor Jackie Chan will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Thursday. | Video


Vatican paper lauds 'Spotlight' for giving voice to abuse victims

VATICAN CITY The Vatican newspaper on Monday lauded the film "Spotlight", which took home this year's Oscar for best picture, for giving voice to the pain of the victims of sexual abuse by the clergy.


Oscars telecast lowest in eight years, Rock gets thumbs up

LOS ANGELES Some 34.3 million Americans watched the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday, the smallest TV audience for the Oscars in eight years, according to national ratings data, amid a Hollywood diversity controversy.


Oscars TV audience lowest in eight years, ratings data shows

LOS ANGELES Some 34.3 million Americans watched the 2016 Oscars ceremony on Sunday, the smallest TV audience in eight years, according to national ratings data.


Blockbuster 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' fails to land Oscars

LOS ANGELES The on-stage Oscar antics of "Star Wars" droids C-3PO, R2-D2 and BB-8 may have charmed the Academy Awards audience, but "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" did not fare so well, failing to win any of its five nominations.

Oscar winners celebrate at star-studded after party

The winners at Sunday's Oscars ceremony took their little gold men out to play at the Governors Ball. | Video


Plunging necklines and camera-ready pouts on Oscar red carpet

The world's most-watched stretch of red carpet seized the spotlight in Hollywood on Sunday as stars in luxurious gowns, glittering sequins and daring necklines strutted and twirled on their way into the Academy Awards. | Video


Pakistan praises Oscar for film denouncing 'honor killings'

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hailed Sunday's Oscar win for a documentary about the practice of "honor killings", with activists calling for changes in laws to punish those who kill women deemed to have disgraced their families.


Leonardo DiCaprio wins best actor Oscar for 'The Revenant'

LOS ANGELES Leonardo DiCaprio finally won an Oscar on Sunday, taking home the best actor statuette for his role in revenge movie "The Revenant." | Video


Hungary's 'Son of Saul' wins Oscar for best foreign language film

LOS ANGELES The Hungarian movie "Son of Saul," a harrowing Holocaust drama, won the Oscar on Sunday for best foreign language film. | Video


Factbox: Key Oscar winners at the 88th Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES The 88th Academy Awards, the highest honors in the movie industry, were handed out a ceremony in Hollywood on Sunday hosted by comedian Chris Rock.

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