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How Much Has Changed Since Oscar Expanded Best Picture Nominations?

Courtesy of Warner Bros/Open RoadIt has been nearly a decade since the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences expanded the number of...

Black Actors Could Make History at This Year’s Oscars, but the...

After two years of #OscarSoWhite, this year we have three films with predominantly black casts nominated for Best Picture, four films with black directors...

The GOP’s lack of policy specifics is making its town hall...

You take the boisterous town hall grillings that Republican lawmakers are receiving, add it to a lack of detail on the GOP's biggest...

See every Oscar dress Meryl Streep has ever worn

The incomparable Meryl Streep has been attending the Oscars for more than 30 years and been nominated a whopping 20 times. If she...

Oscars Poll: 60% of Americans Can’t Name One Best Picture Nominee

A THR and National Research Group survey reveals how little the average movie-going citizen knows about this year's Oscars.Yes, you read that headline...

The GOP’s lack of legislative specifics is making its town hall...

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and...

Even The Oscars Host Thinks ‘Deadpool’ Should Have Been Nominated For...

Unlike in previous years, when undeserving titles like Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and Les Misérables received inexplicable nominations, there isn't a single stinker...

Yes, Oscars Are a Little Less White – But Hollywood Still...

Courtesy of A24/ESPN FilmsIt hit Jharrel Jerome like a punch in the gut. In 2016, for the second year running, performers of color...

Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel Wanted ‘Deadpool’ Nominated for Best Picture

Courtesy of 20th Century FoxIn selecting this year's best picture nominations, the Academy overlooked many of the highest-grossing hits of 2016, such as...

My 2017 Oscar Predictions

In one very big sense, the Oscars generally do matter: they greatly influence the movies that get financed and the pay scale that...

Year of diversity at Oscars ‘does little to even score’

Actress Viola Davis is nominated for her role in Denzel Washington's Fences On February 29, 1940, the 12th Academy Awards were held in Los...

The Trump Administration has definitely not drained the swamp

For many Americans, the past several weeks have served as an intensive seminar in the generation of acute anxiety and animosity. Over these few...

Lack of ambassadors affecting bilateral relations between Nigeria and host countries...

- The Nigerian ambassadors nominated by president Muhammadu Buhari will be posted to various countries for their missions abroad in May - All the...

EXCLUSIVE: Joseph Schmitz Under Consideration For Secretary Of The Navy Should...

Former Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Schmitz is "in consideration" to be nominated as the next secretary of the navy should President Donald Trump's current...

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast – Barry Jenkins (‘Moonlight’)

"I have this fundamental block - maybe I'll always have it, maybe I'll get past it - but I am essentially Chiron, I grew...

Octavia Spencer in the Spotlight

Actress Octavia Spencer is one of six black actors nominated for an Academy Award this year-up from zero last year. It may be...

Poll: Plurality of Americans favor Gorsuch confirmation to Supreme Court

Judge Neil Gorsuch speaks to the crowd as his wife Louise looks on after President Donald Trump nominated him to the Supreme Court during...

Scott Brown under consideration for ambassador to New Zealand – The...

Former US senator Scott Brown is being considered for nomination as President Trump's ambassador to New Zealand, according to four sources familiar with the...

A fine-tuned machine? Trump’s first month has been anything but.

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and...

President Trump’s Cabinet scorecard: Who’s been confirmed?

Confirmed (in chronological order)Defense: James Mattis (confirmed 1/20, 98-1)Homeland Security: John Kelly (confirmed 1/20, 88-11)CIA: Mike Pompeo (confirmed 1/23, 66-32)UN Ambassador: Nikki Haley (confirmed...