Politics
How do you think Trump did this week? Let us know

ENVELOPE

THE ENVELOPE Hollywood's Awards and Industry Insider
Why Natalie Portman won't be attending the Oscars

Walking the Oscars’ red carpet is a chore even under the best of circumstances. When you’re several months pregnant? Forget it.

At least, that’s what Natalie Portman is saying. The Oscar nominee, lauded in the lead actress category for playing Jacqueline Kennedy in the biopic “Jackie” has announced she won’t be attending Sunday’s ceremony, citing her pregnancy. Portman is in her third trimester.

Read more
Academy rescinds Oscar nomination for 'Benghazi' sound mixer

Citing a violation of campaign regulations, the motion picture academy announced Saturday that it has rescinded the Oscar nomination for sound mixer Greg P. Russell from “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.”

Read more
Once again, the Oscars land in a divided country. But things feel different too

The idea of a polarized country watching the Oscars is not new‎. For nearly half a century, there have been regular occurrences of the show dropping into the middle of serious national strife.

Every year, come hell or high water, the Oscars arrive at a late-winter-early-spring moment.

Read more
From 'Moonlight' to 'Manchester,' a critic marks his hypothetical Oscar ballot

Who will win? Who should win? I feign no expertise when it comes to the former, but if I had a ballot in this year’s Oscar race, here’s how I would fill out the following categories.

Read more
Here's who's going to win all 24 Oscar categories

After six months of campaigning and cajoling and trying to get “City of Stars” out of our heads, the Oscars are finally here. You ready for Sunday’s ceremony?

Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los Angeles Times that helps guide you through the ins and outs of the awards season leading up to the Oscars.

I'm Glenn Whipp, The Times’ awards columnist and your newsletter host.

Read more
The art of aging — behind the scenes with the Oscar-nominated makeup-and-hair team for 'A Man Called Ove'

What did it take to transform a youthful actor into a cantankerous old man for the Oscar-nominated Swedish film “A Man Called Ove”?

Read more
54°