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Louis C.K. at the Oscars.

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Louis C.K.’s Oscar intro gave short shrift to filmmakers

The comic’s comments about the best documentary Oscar short came as an unpleasant surprise to anyone who thought the winner deserved better than jokes.

Cardinal Seán O’Malley.

O’Malley praises ‘Spotlight,’ media’s role in abuse crisis

His remarks drew a mixed reaction from clergy, survivors, and lay groups that have pressed for reform since the Boston Globe’s investigation.

Walter “Robby” Robinson (left) and Michael Keaton, who played Robinson in the movie “Spotlight,” at an Oscar after-party in West Hollywood on Sunday night. (Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Participant Media)


Why Michael Keaton was sure ‘Spotlight’ would win best picture

Walter “Robby” Robinson, who Keaton plays in the movie, explains the actor’s Hollywood logic on why “Spotlight” would win.

Screenwriter Josh Singer (left) and screenwriter-director Tom McCarthy accepted the award for Best Original Screenplay award at the 88th Annual Academy Awards Sunday night.


An unexpected theme on Oscars night

“They really cared what survivors thought, when it came to the script,” sexual abuse survivor Joe Crowley said about the “Spotlight” screenwriters.

Mark Mangini (left) and David White onstage after winning the Oscar for Sound Editing for 'Mad Max: Fury Road' at the Oscars on Sunday night.


Boston native Mark Mangini drops ‘bomb’ at Oscars

Accepting the Oscar for best sound editing for his work on “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Mark Mangini dropped an F-bomb.

Robert Kraft and Ricki Lander at annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party at the City of West Hollywood Park.


Robert Kraft watches Oscars with Elton John

The Patriots owner, dressed in a dark suit and sneakers, brought along girlfriend Ricki Lander to the annual viewing party.

Producer Nicole Rocklin accepted the Best Picture award for “Spotlight.”


Hugs from mom for an Oscar winner for ‘Spotlight’

Nicole Rocklin’s mom tried to be patient as she waited for her daughter to arrive at trendy Palihouse in West Hollywood.

Leonardo DiCaprio, after five nominations, finally got his Oscar.

Fifth time’s the Oscar charm for best actor DiCaprio

After five nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio finally got his Oscar. And he couldn’t resist sharing it with planet Earth.

Lady Gaga sang her Oscar-nominated song

Gaga, joined by abuse victims, introduced by Biden

Vice President Joe Biden introduced Lady Gaga and urged an end to sexual abuse. Gaga performed "Til It Happens to You” and was joined by several victims.

Chris Rock hosted the

Oscar host Chris Rock goes there — and spares no one

Rock opened one of the most fraught Oscars ceremonies with a winning monologue that let everyone off the hook AND put everyone on the hook at the same time.

Chris Rock presented on stage at the Oscars.

What it’s like at the Oscars

It’s really nerve wracking to be at a party and on the red carpet with a bunch of celebrities, writes reporter Meredith Goldstein. Here’s what happened when she tried to be cool.

Host Chris Rock at the 88th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

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In Oscar monologue, Chris Rock tackles race head-on

The comedian sought to contextualize Hollywood’s snubs for black actors in a country wrestling with a long history of racial violence.

CAPTION ADDITION TO ADD MORE IDS - Nicole Rocklin, front row from left, Michael Sugar, Blye Pagon Faust, Steve Golin, and, second row from left, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Singer, Michael Rezendes, Rachel Mc Adams and Liev Schrieber appear on stage to accept the award for best picture for

‘Spotlight’ triumphs with best picture Oscar

“Spotlight,” the acclaimed drama about the Boston Globe’s investigation of the pedophile priest scandal, took home two Oscars.

Kerry Washington attended the 88th Annual Academy Awards.

At the Oscars, a thoroughly modern red carpet

The Oscars red carpet can sometimes disappoint. But this year, good taste reigned (for the most part).

Tom McCarthy, left, and Josh Singer.

‘Spotlight’ screenwriter Josh Singer reveals what went into his Oscar win

The “Spotlight” screenwriter talks about what led to his Oscar for best original screenplay.

Ann Hagan Webb, a Boston-area psychologist, held an image of herself at age 5 when she was abused.

For clergy sex abuse survivors, ‘Spotlight’ Oscar win brings joy and tears

For one survivor, the film’s message is that those who were abused don’t have to be ashamed.

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Oscars night heats up on the red carpet

The annual Academy Awards are kicking off with the usual red carpet festivities.

Michael Keaton, star of the Oscar-nominated “Spotlight,” and Marni Turner attend the Michael Sugar Pre-Oscar Party at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif., Saturday night.

Meredith Goldstein

What it’s actually like at an Oscar party

Here’s what happened when reporter Meredith Goldstein tried to be cool.

Make a scene with Oscar-inspired looks

This year’s Oscar nominees for best picture span time, style, even space.

A scene from Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine.”

What’s up in the Oscars documentary categories?

As notions about what a documentary can be have expanded, interest has increased. And the Academy Awards have acknowledged these changes.


Where to watch the Oscars in Boston

Boston has no shortage of glitzy galas and viewing parties this Oscar Sunday.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actress Rachel McAdams (L) and singer/songwriter Sam Smith attend Vanity Fair and Barneys New York Private Dinner Celebrating


‘Spotlight’ party draws Sam Smith and Donald Glover

The pre-Oscars celebration, hosted by Vanity Fair and Barneys, also drew the film’s stars.

Chris Rock will host the Academy Awards on February 28.


Chris Rock looks ready for Matt Damon

Oscars host Chris Rock posted a picture of himself in a costume inspired by Damon’s film “The Martian.”

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Who will win, and should win, this year’s Academy Awards.

Variety cover story to address Oscars diversity issue

The co-editor-in-chief of Variety shared a photo of Wednesday’s cover, which is titled “Shame on Us.”

Charlotte Rampling is nominated for an Academy Award this year for her performance in “45 Years.”

Oscars diversity debate racist to whites, Charlotte Rampling says

The British actress said that, while it’s impossible to know for sure, ‘‘maybe the black actors didn’t deserve to be in the final stretch.’’

The nomination field for the 88th Academy Awards has been criticized for a lack of diversity. Pictured (top, left to right) are best actress nominees Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, Charlotte Rampling, Jennifer Lawrence, and Cate Blanchett; and (bottom, left to right) best actor nominees Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Eddie Redmayne, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

Ty Burr

Oscar’s race problem is everyone’s problem

As Spike Lee, Will Smith, and others have recently stepped up to underscore, the problem goes far beyond who does and doesn’t get nominated for an Academy Award.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actor Will Smith attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Will Smith to skip Oscars

Smith will join his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, and director Spike Lee in skipping the ceremony.

Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling.

A chance to finally share the screen

Even though Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay were contemporaries, they’d never worked together until now.


Mitchell Garabedian hails Oscar nods for ‘Spotlight’

The Boston attorney who represented many victims in the priest sex abuse scandal was overjoyed the film snagged six nominations.

Globe reporter Sacha Pfeiffer (left) and actress Rachel McAdams at the Golden Globe Awards last Sunday.


Rachel McAdams slept through Oscar nominations

The nominee for best supporting actress said she thought the Oscar nominations were being announced on Friday.

The Oscar nominees for best actor. From left: Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Michael Fassbender, Eddie Redmayne, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

No performer of color nominated for acting Oscar

The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, which was created last year when not a single person of color was nominated for an acting award, is gaining momentum again.

Producers Nicole Rocklin (left) and Blye Faust and walking the red carpet during the premiere of “Spotlight” at the Coolidge Corner Theatre last October.


‘Spotlight’ producer ecstatic over Oscar noms

“Spotlight” producer Nicole Rocklin says the movie’s Oscar nominations make it “a fantastic morning.”

From left: Michael Keaton as Walter

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Oscar nominees with Boston-area ties

Among the Oscar nominees are a few films with Boston-area ties, including “Spotlight,” “The Martian,” and “Joy.”

Leonardo DiCaprio as Hugh Glass in a scene from the film

List of 88th Academy Awards nominations

The nominations for the 88th Academy Awards were announced on Thursday morning.

Rachel McAdams (left) and Mark Ruffalo (center) earned Oscar nominations for their roles in “Spotlight.”

Ty Burr

‘Spotlight,’ ‘The Revenant’ among top Oscar contenders

“Spotlight,” the acclaimed drama about the Boston Globe’s reporting of the Catholic Church clergy abuse scandal, received six nominations.

Matt Damon posed for a portrait at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.

Matt Damon, space cowboy

Damon anchors his upcoming film “The Martian” as an astronaut who is stranded on Mars after his crew unintentionally abandons him.