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The sounds of excellence: An expert look at this year’s Oscars sound nominees

If you’re a movie fan, there’s a good chance you’ve already got an opinion about who should win an Oscar® for best picture, best actress, and maybe...

Great sound moments from Oscars past

Every year, the Oscars® thrill our eardrums with indelible moments that go down in sound history: hilarious appearances by Hollywood presenters, amazing musical performances, and touching acceptance...

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Six decades of Oscars openings

In preparation for the Oscars ceremony on March 2 in the Dolby Theatre, let’s take a dash through the decades of wild, glitzy Academy Award openings, from the very first televised Oscars through the stylish 1960s, gaudy 1970s, and beyond. 1953 (the first Oscars telecast): 1965: 1973: 1981: 1996: 2002:

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Working backstage at the Oscars? Better bring your A-game

For actors and filmmakers nominated for an Academy Award®, the Oscars® ceremony brings moments of high tension as the presenters introduce their category, fumble with the envelope,...