Opinion

Why Hollywood has abandoned Brand Israel

Oscar nominees' refusal to be paid props for Brand Israel could reflect a desire to avoid a very polarised discussion.

Catherine Rottenberg

by Catherine Rottenberg

Catherine Rottenberg

Middle East

Syrian White Helmets cinematographer barred from US

US bars Syrian cameraman from entering to attend Oscars after documentary nomination on emergency rescuers.

Syrian White Helmets cinematographer barred from US

Oscars

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.

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

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.

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

Oscars

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.

Taraneh Alidoosti boycotting Oscars over Trump visa ban

Cinema

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.

Oscars

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.

Academy Awards: Chris Rock takes shot at #OscarsSoWhite

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.

Jordan shoots for a victory at the Oscars

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.

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

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.

Palestinian Oscar-nominated film gives a voice to doubt

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.

US film academy vows to double minority memberships

Oscars

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.