Nation Sep 07

An Oscar statue is pictured during the Oscars Foreign Language Film Award Directors Reception in advance of the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on Feb. 26, 2016. Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters
Film academy president says popular Oscar was misunderstood

The academy announced the new category for "outstanding achievement in popular film" last month without parameters, spawning immediate questions about the criteria and how it would impact critically and commercially films such as "Black Panther," which has been cited as…

Arts Aug 08

An Oscar statue is pictured during the Oscars Foreign Language Film Award Directors Reception in advance of the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on Feb. 26, 2016. Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters
Oscars to add ‘popular film’ category, drawing backlash

Big changes are coming to the Academy Awards, including the addition of a popular film award category and the promise of a shorter ceremony in an effort to combat declining viewership and criticisms that the awards are out of touch…

Episode Mar 04

Watch 22:20
PBS NewsHour Weekend full episode March 4, 2018

On this edition for Sunday, March 4, despite criticism, the Trump administration plans to go ahead with proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum, and a documentary on the life and work on award-winning conflict photographer Chris Hondros. Also, a look…

The Latest