Oscars 2016: The Academy Awards - NBC Southern California

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Feb 4, 2019

Big Names Announced for Oscar Presenters

Big Names Announced for Oscar Presenters

"Crazy Rich Asians" cast members Awkwafina and Constance Wu, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Tina Fey are among the first round of presenters announced Monday for the Academy Awards.

Jan 19, 2016

Academy President Responds to Controversy Over Oscars Diversity

Academy President Responds to Controversy Over Oscars Diversity

The president of the Academy released a statement Monday night in response to a growing controversy over diversity and this year's Oscars nominations.

Jan 18, 2016

LA Activists Upset Over Lack of Oscars Diversity

LA Activists Upset Over Lack of Oscars Diversity

Although this year's Academy Award nominations was met with fanfare and excitement, it rubbed some activists the wrong way, and fueled allegations on social media of the awards ceremony lacking diversity...

Feb 24, 2016
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By Daniel Sircar

Oscars 2016: And the Nominees Are...

Were your favorite movies nominated for an Oscar this year? Click through for...View gallery

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Feb 24, 2014

Oscar Announces the 2014 Show Theme

Oscar Announces the 2014 Show Theme

The Academy Awards'll look to inspiring characters.

Feb 27, 2013

Oscar No-Thank-You Speeches

Oscar No-Thank-You Speeches

Seth MacFarlane and Tina Fey already are saying no to next year. When did hosting the Academy Awards become a thankless job?

Feb 27, 2013

Tina Fey Rules Out Hosting 2014 Oscars

Tina Fey Rules Out Hosting 2014 Oscars

Comedienne says she has no plans to follow in Seth MacFarlane's footsteps and chaperone Hollywood's Biggest Night.

Apr 24, 2014
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By Jerome McClendon

Hollywood's Glitzy Oscar Parties

Hollywood's elite headed into the night to celebrate or commiserate at a list of...View gallery

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Feb 24, 2013

Affleck Vindicated by Win for "Argo"

Affleck Vindicated by Win for "Argo"

Ben Affleck suffered one of the biggest snubs of the Oscar season six weeks ago when his name wasn't among the five nominees for Best Director, but as the witching hour approached on Sunday, Affleck was...

Feb 25, 2013

Seth Plays Oscar Guy

Seth Plays Oscar Guy

“Family Guy” and “Ted” creator MacFarlane injected bawdy wit and old-school song-and-dance into the Academy Awards on a night he tried to have it both ways.

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