The Oscars

Songwriter Diane Warren poses with her Taylor guitar in her studio at the Realsongs Diane Warren Music Company in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Warren will receive an honorary Oscar at the annual Governors Awards. She’s the first songwriter to ever get the award. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

After 13 unsuccessful nominations, songwriter Diane Warren finally gets her Oscar

Prolific nominee to receive honorary statuette Saturday at the annual Governors Awards

 

FILE - Marion Cotillard poses for photographers at the photo call for the film ‘Brother and Sister’ at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Saturday, May 21, 2022. Oscar-winning actresses Marion Cotillard and Juliette Binoche, as well as other French stars of screen and music, filmed themselves chopping off locks of their hair in a video posted Wednesday Oct.5, 2022 in support of protesters in Iran. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

Oscar winners chop off their hair in support of protesters in Iran

Marion Cotillard, Juliette Binoche, other French stars made #HairForFreedom video statement

 

A still from animated documentary “Eternal Spring” is shown in this undated handout photo. “Eternal Spring,” an animated documentary about religious persecution in China, will be Canada’s contender for a nomination in the Best International Feature Film category at next year’s Academy Awards. Telefilm Canada announced Wednesday that it would submit Jason Loftus’s film for consideration in the category formerly called Best Foreign Language Film. The movie tells the story of the banned spiritual group Falun Gong, who were targeted by police raids after a faction of members hacked into a state TV signal in 2002 in an effort to correct the record about their practice. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - 2022 Lofty Sky Pictures

Animated doc ‘Eternal Spring’ selected as Canada’s contender for Oscar nomination

Filmmaker hopes selection will draw further attention to human rights abuses in China

 

Will Smith arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Will Smith slapped with 10-year ban from the Oscars

The ban comes in response to Smith’s on-stage slap of Chris Rock

Will Smith arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for ‘King Richard’ at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Academy: Will Smith refused to leave Oscars after Chris Rock slap

Comedian returns to stage for first time after incident

Will Smith cries as he accepts the award for best performance by an actor in a leading role for ‘King Richard’ at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Will Smith, right, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris Pizzello

‘I was out of line and I was wrong’: Will Smith apologizes for Chris Rock slap

The fallout from Smith’s actions during Sunday’s ceremony continued Monday

Will Smith, right, hits presenter Chris Rock on stage while presenting the award for best documentary feature at the Oscars on Sunday, March 27, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Chris Pizzello