Arts & Culture

Nadine Labaki's film Capernaum receives Academy Award nod

Lebanese director Nadine Labaki makes Oscars' history as first female Arab filmmaker nominated.

Oscars

Actor Kevin Hart withdraws as Oscars host after homophobic tweets

In tweets posted several years ago, Hart made several homophobic remarks that led to the controversy and withdrawal.

Actor Kevin Hart withdraws as Oscars host after homophobic tweets

Oscars

Oscars 2018: Hollywood's major issues under spotlight

Sunday's ceremony will be the first held since the "Me Too" campaign highlighted sexual harassment and gender pay inequality, however, those are not the only issues facing the film industry.

Oscars

2018 Oscars: Period dramas vying for best costume

Gearing up for the 90th Academy Awards, Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds looks at the lengths movie fashion designers go for that extra element of beauty, authenticity, nuance and, fingers crossed, the best costume award.

Opinion

Hollywood strikes defiant tone against Trump's America

Trump may have won the election, but Oscars revealed Hollywood has moved forward with its efforts to embrace inclusion.

Kathryn Cramer Brownell

by Kathryn Cramer Brownell

Kathryn Cramer Brownell

United States

'White Helmets' bags Oscar on politically charged night

Film on Syrian rescue group wins best short documentary in ceremony marked by reaction to Trump immigration policies.

'White Helmets' bags Oscar on politically charged night

Oscars

Red faces as wrong winner read out in Oscars fiasco

Moonlight bags the best picture after an astonishing flub in which La La Land was initially named the winner.

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 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