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'La La Land' has Hollywood singing a different tune on musicals

LOS ANGELES From "Singin' in the Rain" to "The Wizard of Oz," musicals haven't traditionally seen much love from the Oscars. But "La La Land" has changed all that, tapping into a desire for escapism and sending Hollywood scrambling to dust off its dancing shoes.


Iranian Oscar winner to boycott ceremony over "unjust" travel ban

DUBAI Oscar-winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi will boycott this year's ceremony in protest at U.S. President Donald Trump's "unjust" ban on people from his country - Iran - and six others.


Iranian actress to shun Oscars in protest of Trump immigrant ban

The star of Iran's Oscar-nominated movie "The Salesman" said on Thursday she would not attend the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood next month because of U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed ban on immigrants from Muslim nations. | Video


'La La Land' turns on the charm in 'not-so-white' Oscars line-up

LOS ANGELES Romantic musical "La La Land" became the movie to beat at the Academy Awards after earning 14 nominations on Tuesday in a diverse list that silenced the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of the last two years.


Iran returns to Oscar race with 'The Salesman'

LOS ANGELES Iran returned to the Oscar race on Tuesday with domestic drama "The Salesman" in a foreign language film category that included a Danish war drama, a quirky German comedy, Australian entry about a remote Pacific tribe, and the tale of a grumpy Swede. | Video


#OscarsSoWhite to #OscarsLessWhite; diverse nominees stand out

LOS ANGELES The Oscar nominations on Tuesday honored the largest ever crop of actors of color along with a diverse range of stories, a year after Hollywood was slammed for excluding minority talent.

Factbox: Oscar nominees share personal stories and thanks

Film actors, directors and writers nominated for Academy Awards on Tuesday responded with childhood memories to words of praise for the departed.


From analog to emoji, Oscar nominees react with joy

LOS ANGELES As the Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday, "Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins was unpacking his suitcase at an Amsterdam hotel, and his publicist was sliding handwritten notes under his door to inform him of the film's eight Oscar nods.


Oscar snubs and surprises: Scorsese out, Mel Gibson in

LOS ANGELES Mel Gibson climbed back into Hollywood's good graces, while Amy Adams and Martin Scorsese were edged out at Tuesday's Oscar nominations, a list that served up some notable surprises.


Factbox: Key nominations for the 2017 Oscars

LOS ANGELES Nominations were announced on Tuesday for the 2017 Academy Awards, the highest honors in the movie industry.


U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars: Academy

LOS ANGELES U.S. comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2017 Oscars ceremony in February, organizers said on Monday, taking on one of the trickiest jobs in show business. | Video

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