By Kamala Kelkar
Wynn Thomas, Lisa Cortes and Sam Pollard discuss the role of African Americans in the film industry, two years of #OscarsSoWhite and how to improve representation.
By Bradley Klapper, Associated Press
U.S. immigration authorities are barring entry to a 21-year-old Syrian cinematographer who worked on a harrowing film about his nation's civil war, "The White Helmets," that has been nominated for an Academy Award.
By PBS NewsHour
The daily destruction of Syria's civil war is at once shocking and now strangely familiar. The Oscar-nominated documentary short “The White Helmets” aims to get beyond the numbness of the conflict by showing real first responders working to rescue victims…
By Corinne Segal
The Oscars drew on Asian stereotypes in a "tone-deaf" approach to the community this year, 25 members of the Academy who are of Asian descent said in a letter.
On Sunday, the film “Spotlight” pulled off a surprise Best Picture win at the Oscars. An inside look at the uncovering of widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church, “Spotlight” celebrates investigative journalism. Jeffrey Brown talks to Margaret Sullivan of…
By Elif Koc
From #OscarsSoWhite to Leonardo DiCaprio munching raw liver on screen, here's your cheat sheet to the year's biggest night in film.
For the second straight year, no actors or actresses of color have been nominated for an Academy Award, leading to heavy criticism and calls to boycott the ceremony. The Academy of Motion Pictures, which oversees the awards, aims to double…
By PBS NewsHour, Frank Carlson
A movie score usually goes unnoticed, unless it’s very bad -- or very good. Composer Carter Burwell has written music for more than 80 films over a 30-year career, but his soundtrack for “Carol” is his first to be nominated…
This year’s Academy Award nominations have been announced and “The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” are among the most honored films. But the lack of diversity among the contenders is raising eyebrows. Jeffrey Brown takes a look at the…
By Joshua Barajas
Take our quiz to find out which Oscar-nominated films these critics thought earned a place in Valhalla or were simply mediocre.
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