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

OSCARS

ACADEMY AWARDS 2017

complete list of nominees

#OscarsSoWhite

Full Coverage

OSCARS GAMES

More Oscars News

  • Flamboyant costumes for 'Florence Foster Jenkins' mirror the real-life inspiration

    Flamboyant costumes for 'Florence Foster Jenkins' mirror the real-life inspiration

    The first time audiences see Meryl Streep portraying real-life New York heiress Florence Foster Jenkins, she’s dressed in a lavish, white satin winged-angel costume, suspended in the air during a performance one could graciously call awkward, though no one dared. Costume designer Consolata Boyle...

  • Lights, camera, colors give 'La La Land' its lavish look

    Lights, camera, colors give 'La La Land' its lavish look

    The year’s most-nominated film is notable equally for its singing and dancing … and for turning a sprawling metro area into a candy-colored musical fantasy. “It was all about creating a romantic Los Angeles,” says “La La Land” cinematographer Linus Sandgren, an Oscar nominee for his work, “to pick...

  • Some Oscar speeches truly stand out — for better or worse

    Some Oscar speeches truly stand out — for better or worse

    Some award acceptance speeches are models of grace and class. Others are … well, a little out there. Here’s a look at some of each. Tom Hanks, “Philadelphia” (1994) Here's a measure of how popular Hanks was and is: He won his first lead actor Academy Award (of two in a row) for a groundbreaking...

  • Oscars select nine unique films as contenders — or are they?

    Oscars select nine unique films as contenders — or are they?

    With the Academy Award nominations now out, the race is finally on to guess wildly about which of the nine nominated films will win the big enchilada, best picture. Of course you could read our Buzzmeter panelists (latimes.com/buzzmeter) or The Gold Standard column (latimes.com/theenvelope) for...

  • Two Oscar-nominated foreign-language films examine cruel times in young lives

    Two Oscar-nominated foreign-language films examine cruel times in young lives

    Cruel stories of youth tie together a pair of movies nominated for the foreign language Academy Award. The Australian “Tanna,” directed by Bentley Dean and Martin Butler, re-creates the legend of two star-crossed lovers who run afoul of tribal custom on a remote South Pacific island. Denmark’s...

  • Viola Davis brings her A game to everything she does

    Viola Davis brings her A game to everything she does

    When Viola Davis’ name is announced in the supporting actress category at this year’s Academy Awards for her performance in “Fences,” there is little question what her Oscar clip will be. It will be that scene – the one in which Davis’ long-suffering Rose Maxson, confronted by her embittered husband,...

  • Oscar nominee and EGOT contender Lin-Manuel Miranda will take his screeners now, please

    Oscar nominee and EGOT contender Lin-Manuel Miranda will take his screeners now, please

    For a man with an opportunity to join one of entertainment’s most exclusive clubs, “Hamilton” mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda was surprisingly disconnected from Tuesday morning’s Oscar nominations. Scoring his first Academy Award nomination for his song “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s “Moana,” Miranda...

56°