Stars shimmer on Oscar red carpet as diamonds and gold have their day
Hollywood's A-list stars flaunted gold and silver gowns on the Oscar red carpet on Sunday, doused with a generous helping of diamonds, feathers, sequins and symbolic blue ribbons on the world's most cinematic runway. Emma Stone, nominated for best actress in "La La Land" sparkled in a 1920s inspired gold fringed Givenchy gown, as "Hidden Figures" supporting actress contender Octavia Spencer opted for a silvery Marchesa adorned with a flounce of feathers.
Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in 'Big Love,' 'Titanic,' dies at 61
American actor Bill Paxton, who rose to stardom in such Hollywood blockbusters as "Titanic" and inspired budding meteorologists as a tornado chaser in "Twister," has died at age 61, his family said on Sunday. A family representative said Paxton died of complications after surgery. It was not immediately known what procedure the Fort Worth, Texas, native had undergone.
Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel turns Trump into recurrent punch line
First-time Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel turned President Donald Trump into a comic foil in absentia at the Academy Awards on Sunday, poking fun at the political tumult roiling the United States and the world since the former reality TV star took office. Aside from a string of running gags throughout the live telecast about Kimmel's faux feud with his long-time pal, actor Matt Damon, the 45th U.S. president proved to be Kimmel's favorite leitmotif.
Trump policies play supporting role in 2017 Oscars
Donald Trump's name was rarely mentioned during Sunday's Academy Awards, but the U.S. president's policies were a running subtext throughout the evening. Host Jimmy Kimmel fired the first shot in his opening monologue.
Amazon, Netflix grab a share of Oscar glory
Silicon Valley crashed Hollywood's biggest awards show on Sunday as Amazon.com Inc and Netflix Inc collected the first Academy Awards for streaming services while independent studio A24 won the coveted best picture Oscar. After upending television with acclaimed online series, Amazon and Netflix joined the ranks of the film industry's elites with four gold statuettes between them.