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Kimmel will return to host 2018 Oscars after handling on-stage blunder

LOS ANGELES Late night host Jimmy Kimmel will return to helm the 2018 Academy Awards, organizers of the event said Tuesday, after the late night host artfully handled the biggest blunder in Oscars history this year. | Video

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Tweeting accountant blamed for Oscar best picture blunder

LOS ANGELES An accountant for the Academy Awards botched the meticulous procedure for announcing the Oscar for best picture when he handed victory to "La La Land" before declaring "Moonlight" the real winner, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said on Monday. | Video

Factbox: Key winners at the 89th Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES The 2017 Academy Awards, the highest honors in the movie industry, were handed out at a ceremony in Hollywood on Sunday hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

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U.S. State Department tweets, then deletes congratulations for Iran Oscar win

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department on Monday issued and then deleted a congratulatory message for an Oscar win by a prominent Iranian director who criticized President Donald Trump's travel ban as "inhumane."

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Oscars draw lowest U.S. audience since 2008 with 32.9 million viewers

ABC's Sunday night broadcast of the Academy Awards hosted by comic Jimmy Kimmel drew the smallest audience since 2008 despite a memorable ending that will go down in history. | Video

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For White Helmets leader, Oscar win a victory for Syrian people

GAZIANTEP, Turkey/BEIRUT For Raed Saleh, the leader of the White Helmets civil defense group, Sunday night's Oscar win symbolized a victory for Syrian people ravaged by six years of war - and kindled some hope that the world had not forgotten them.

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Amazon, Netflix grab a share of Oscar glory

LOS ANGELES Silicon Valley crashed Hollywood's biggest awards show on Sunday as Amazon.com Inc and Netflix Inc collected the first Academy Awards for streaming services while independent studio A24 won the coveted best picture Oscar. | Video

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PwC might have seen Oscars mixup coming

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Mistakes happen. It’s what happens next that counts. Sunday's Academy Awards gaffe that saw the wrong film named as best picture may leave the ceremony’s accounting partner with a sense of déjà vu. PricewaterhouseCoopers flubbed its job of handing closely guarded voting results to presenters, resulting in "La La Land" being mistakenly awarded the Oscar until the error and the real winner, "Moonlight", were finally announced in the middle of the third "La La Land" acceptance speech.

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'White Helmets' rescuers say Oscar win shows people care about Syrians under fire

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Oscar awarded to a documentary about the daily lives of volunteers of a Syrian search and rescue group called the "White Helmets" shows people care about its mission to help civilians caught in Syria's civil war, the group said on Monday.

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Iran's 'The Salesman' wins Oscar for best foreign language film

LOS ANGELES Iran's "The Salesman," a drama about honor and revenge in a modern marriage, won the Oscar on Sunday for best foreign language film.

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Iran praises Oscar-winning director for anti-Trump stance

DUBAI The Iranian government praised the makers of Oscar-winning movie "The Salesman" on Monday for boycotting the Hollywood awards ceremony in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban on Iranians and people from six other countries.