The Academy Awards keeps a searchable database of more than 1,400 acceptance speeches delivered during the show's 89-year history. A journey through this digital time machine will make two things clear: thanking your mom never goes out of style and there's an art to finding words that will -- unlike a statue -- not lose their shine over time.
The Academy Awards can be perplexing, unless you're especially well versed in the difference between "sound editing" and "sound mixing." But that doesn't mean you can't have a competitive advantage with your Oscar ballot, even if you don't have money riding on it.
After hosting a late night, post-Oscars special for the past 11 years, Jimmy Kimmel is taking his emcee skills to primetime on the Academy Awards. And he'll be the first to admit he's a little nervous about it.
Winning Hollywood's highest honor isn't just about making a good film -- it's also about campaigning. CNN's Frank Pallotta explains why movie studios spend hundreds of millions trying to win over the Academy.
A newbie who's also not, Ruth Negga has been acting for 15 years. But with a breakout role on AMC's "Preacher" and a film performance in "Loving" that critics are, well, loving, 2016 proved Negga's unrivaled ability to transform herself. She's a chameleon; she's a "Creator."
Damien Chazelle is a director whose critically applauded work pulses with life. Whether he's telling the story of an overbearing music teacher or one about two singing-and-dancing lovers in Los Angeles, his vision is clear. His artistry is evident. And his skills as a "creator" are undeniable.
With "Get Out," writer-director-producer Jordan Peele -- half of the "Key & Peele" comedy team -- has delivered a bracing debut, a horror movie infused with biting social commentary and disarming humor.