Year of diversity at Oscars 'does little to even score'

Increased race representation welcomed with caution after marginalised artists sidelined by all-white casts for years.

Syria's Civil War

Syria's 'White Helmets' makers get US visas for Oscars

Leader of rescue group and filmmaker plan to attend Academy Awards next week after suspension of Trump's travel ban.


Iran actress to boycott Oscars over 'racist' visa ban

Taraneh Alidoosti will not attend Academy Awards whether or not US President Trump's ban includes cultural events.


More diversity among Oscar nominations after furore

Seven of 20 actors nominated for an Academy Award are not white, compared to previous years which had no representation.

Inside Story

Are the Oscars too white?

As some black actors boycotted this year's Academy Awards ceremony, we debate the level of inclusion in Hollywood.


Academy Awards: Chris Rock takes shot at #OscarsSoWhite

Outspoken black comedian hosting the Oscars employs humour to handle the controversy over diversity at the film awards.

Middle East

Jordan shoots for a victory at the Oscars

Theeb, a 'Bedouin Western' that has enjoyed international acclaim, is nominated for best foreign language film of 2015.

Arts & Culture

Q&A: Director of 'Bedouin Western' heads to the Oscars

Al Jazeera meets Naji Abu Nowar, the Jordanian-British director, on his way to Hollywood for the Oscars awards ceremony.

Arts & Culture

The Arab Christian Oscar nominee for 2016

Director Basil Khalil challenges the rigid beliefs of the region with a sense of sarcasm and rebellion in Ave Maria.

Arts & Culture

US film academy vows to double minority memberships

Organisation responsible for Oscar awards promises change in light of recent boycott protesting lack of diversity.


Filmmaker Spike Lee blasts 'lily-white' Oscars

Hollywood figures lead boycott of Academy Awards citing a lack of racial diversity in nominations - two years in a row.