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Bollywood directors, actor invited to be members of Oscars Academy

Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Anupam Kher invited

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July 3, 2019


Angelina Jolie is joining the Marvel Universe

It is not yet clear which character Jolie will play

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March 29, 2019


Oscars 2019: Rami Malek wins Best Actor for Bohemian Rhapsody

Best picture has been awarded to Green Book

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February 25, 2019


‘Black Panther’ wins best film cast award at Screen Actors Guild Awards

The film also won for best stunt ensemble

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January 28, 2019


Oscars 2019: Black Panther becomes first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture

The superhero film has been hailed as a breakthrough for representation in Hollywood

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January 23, 2019


Oscars 2019 to go on without a host for the first time in 30 years

The idea of Kevin Hart returning as host is ‘100% dead

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January 10, 2019


China advises Trump to use Huawei if iPhone is insecure

China says the NYT story is another example of “fake news”

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October 26, 2018


Man charged in theft of Frances McDormand’s Oscar

LOS ANGELES: The man accused of stealing Frances McDormand’s best actress Oscar from a lavish Academy Awards after-party in Hollywood has been charged with felony theft, the Los Angeles County District Attorney said on Tuesday. Terry Bryant, 37, faces up to three years in county jail if convicted on the single count of grand theft…

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March 7, 2018


Zidane to rest Ronaldo to keep him fresh for PSG

Madrid: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is giving Cristiano Ronaldo a break and has left him out of the 19-man squad to face Espanyol in La Liga on Tuesday. But Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema are both included in the squad, a week before the second leg of the Champions League last 16 against Paris…

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February 27, 2018


‘Shape of Water’, ‘Three Billboards’ lead best picture race after Oscar nominations

LOS ANGELES: Fox Searchlight’s fantastical romance “The Shape of Water” and its dark comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” emerged as front runners for the Oscar best picture prize on Tuesday after capturing nominations in all of the major categories. “The Shape of Water” earned a leading 13 nominations, including nods for best picture, screenplay,…

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January 24, 2018


Iran’s first Oscar submission directed by woman causes stir

TEHRAN, Iran: A movie about a young girl whose fantasy world helps her escape the hard realities of growing up in the countryside near Tehran in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution is Iran’s first-ever submission for the Academy Awards’ foreign film directed by a woman, reported AP. But not everyone is celebrating. The…

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November 10, 2017


Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s website gets hacked

KARACHI: Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s website was hacked on Tuesday, according to a message that was displayed on it.  Things are certainly not going well for Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. After she was called out on social media for having a doctor fired for sending her sister a friend request, Sharmeen’s website was hacked by a person…

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October 31, 2017


Pakistani film among 92 best foreign language submissions for Oscar

Los Angeles: A record 92 countries have submitted films for the best foreign-language Oscar to be handed out at the Academy Awards in March. Pakistani film “Saawan” is also in the race. “Saawan” is a suspense drama film directed by Farhan Alam and produced and written by Mashood Qadri. The film is based on a…

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October 6, 2017


Video: Pakistani film nominated for Oscar award

“My Pure Land”, a Pakistani biopic based on the life of Nazo Dharejo – who fought valiantly against land grabbers and feudals – has been nominated for an Oscar award.

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September 16, 2017


Pakistani-British filmmaker’s My Pure Land chosen by Britain for Oscar

NEWS DESK: Sarmad Masud’s debut film, My Pure Land, has been chosen as Britain’s submission for the foreign-language Oscar race, reported Variety. My Pure Land tells the true story of a mother and her two daughters in rural Pakistan who were forced to defend their land from a militia of 200 bandits. Its submission marks…

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September 15, 2017


Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy appointed Consul General of Norway in Karachi

KARACHI: Pakistan’s first Oscar winning documentary maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has been appointed Consul General of Norway in Karachi. According to reports, she will be taking over the position from Muhammad Moonis who will be retiring after 38 years as the consul general of Norway in Karachi. The handover took place at a reception at…

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May 26, 2017


Oscar-winning ‘Silence of the Lambs’ director dies

Jonathan Demme, Oscar-winning director of “The Silence of the Lambs” who also led Tom Hanks to his first Oscar in “Philadelphia,” died Wednesday in New York, his publicist said. He was 73. Demme remains best known for the 1991 horror-thriller, starring Anthony Hopkins as serial killer Hannibal Lecter and Jodie Foster as FBI agent Clarice…

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April 26, 2017


US State Department tweets, then deletes congratulations for Iran Oscar win

The U.S. State Department on Monday issued and then deleted a congratulatory message for an Oscar win by a prominent Iranian director who criticized President Donald Trump’s travel ban as “inhumane.” The State Department’s official Persian-language Twitter account, @USAdarFarsi, tweeted congratulations to the Iranian people and Asghar Farhadi, director of “The Salesman,” after the movie…

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February 28, 2017


Film on Syria’s White Helmets wins Oscar

A film about Syria’s White Helmets — rescuers who risk their lives to help save civilians caught in the country’s devastating war — took home the Oscar for best documentary short on Sunday. The Netflix-produced film, called simply “The White Helmets,” was directed by Orlando von Einsiedel, and bested another short about the Syrian conflict,…

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February 27, 2017


Hacksaw Ridge has all that an Oscar Needs to name the Best Movie of the year

By: Naumann Ansaari Like successful yesteryear predictions about the best movie of the Oscar, Spotlight, I would like to predict the best movie of the 89th Oscar Award. As far as the film nominations of the 89th Oscars are concerned, I would like to mention two of them. Let’s have a look on the first…

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February 2, 2017


Afghan refugee saga vies for top prize at Busan festival

BUSAN, South Korea: A gripping drama depicting the harrowing plight of Afghan refugees is targeting Oscars history as it vies for the top prize at Asia’s premier film festival this week. Director Navid Mahmoudi was told shortly before making the trip to the 21st Busan International Film Festival in South Korea that his debut film…

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October 11, 2016