After hosting a late night, post-Oscars special for the past 11 years, Jimmy Kimmel is taking his emcee skills to prime time on the Academy Awards. And he'll be the first to admit he's a little nervous about it.
Winning Hollywood's highest honor isn't just about making a good film -- it's also about campaigning. CNN's Frank Pallotta explains why movie studios spend hundreds of millions trying to win over the Academy.
The Academy Awards can be perplexing, unless you're especially well versed in the difference between "sound editing" and "sound mixing." But that doesn't mean you can't have a competitive advantage with your Oscar ballot, even if you don't have money riding on it.
BREAKING NEWS: (CNN) -- The Democratic National Committee elected Tom Perez as its new chairman Saturday, voting for the former labor secretary over Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison in a 235-200 vote. Moments later, at Perez's request, Ellison was approved as his deputy chair.
The "Hamilton" actor who addressed Mike Pence from the stage shortly after the presidential election said Saturday he expects politics to play a role in the acceptance speeches of this year's Oscar winners.
Standing before a sea of 350 students at Roland Park Middle School in Baltimore, I took a breath and launched into my story of how I helped track down the murky past of a little-known sunken 17th century slave ship, and what I learned about the global commerce of slavery that ship represents. This true tale -- part detective story, part underwater adventure, part spiritual journey -- swept me across three continents as I helped retrace the route of the Henrietta Marie slave ship, which sank off the coast of Key West in 1700 after delivering 190 enslaved African people to Jamaica.