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Inarritu scoops top DGA prize for ‘The Revenant’

LOS ANGELES: Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s bid for Oscars glory was boosted Saturday as he took top prize at the Directors Guild of America honors — seen as a bellwether for the Academy Awards. Inarritu was crowned best director for revenge and survival epic “The Revenant,” three weeks ahead of the glittering culmination of…

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February 7, 2016

 

‘The Revenant’ becomes Oscar front-runner

LOS ANGELES: Grueling revenge movie “The Revenant” emerged as the Oscar front-runner on Thursday in nominations that pit big-budget movies against small personal dramas and once again shut actors of color out of the industry’s biggest honors. The hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was quickly revived on Twitter. It had emerged last year, when only white actors received…

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January 18, 2016

 

Oscars nominations ceremony begins

LOS ANGELES: Oscars organizers on Thursday began announcing the names of the nominees for the 88th Academy Awards, which will be handed out next month.  The ceremony begins with nominations in technical categories. Nominations for the major prizes including best picture were expected towards the end of the roughly 15-minute announcement by the Academy of…

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January 14, 2016

 

Jennifer Lawrence tackles Hollywood sexism

LOS ANGELES: One of Hollywood’s top movie stars Jennifer Lawrence hit out against film industry sexism in a blunt essay Tuesday for an online feminist newsletter. The Oscar-winning actress blasted pay inequality between the sexes in her post for Lenny, a newsletter co-founded by Lena Dunham, but admitted she had failed to tackle the issue…

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October 14, 2015

 

Jason Wu wants to woo Cate Blanchett

  NEW YORK: Jason Wu is one of the most celebrated designers of his generation who dresses some of America’s most influential women, but he says there’s one elusive Australian lady he wants to woo. “I’d love to dress Cate Blanchett,” Wu told AFP on Friday, barely missing a beat when asked if there was…

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September 12, 2015

 

Crossing borders, Netflix recreates Pablo Escobar’s world

BOGOTA: It’s a tall order to play the role of Pablo Escobar, the larger-than-life druglord who became the world’s seventh-richest man with his shrewd, ruthless dominance of the international cocaine trade. The Colombian kingpin has already been brought to the screen by actors ranging from Oscar winner Benicio del Toro to Vincent Chase, the fictional…

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August 30, 2015

 

Jennifer Lawrence tops list of highest-paid actresses

LOS ANGELES: The odds really were in Jennifer Lawrence’s favor last year as she raked in $52 million, topping a ranking of the highest-paid actresses by a wide margin.

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August 21, 2015

 

'Star Wars' to propel Oscar Isaac into celebrity stratosphere

LOS ANGELES: Rising star Oscar Isaac is already well known from movies like the Coen brothers' quirky hit “Inside Llewyn Davis” — but he is set to soar into the Hollywood firmament in the new “Star Wars” film. The Guatemalan actor's name and face will go global with the December 18 release of “Star Wars:…

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May 9, 2015

 

Film greats mourn Oscar-winning lensman Lesnie

WELLINGTON: Director Peter Jackson and Hollywood star Russell Crowe led tributes Wednesday for Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, who died suddenly aged 59. Lesnie, who passed away Monday after a suspected heart attack, worked with Jackson on eight films, including the epic Tolkien trilogies “The Lord of the Rings and “The Hobbit”. The New Zealand…

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April 29, 2015

 

Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscar gown returned by thief

LOS ANGELES: The $150,000 Oscar gown worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o that was stolen two days ago was returned on Friday by the thief, who tipped off celebrity news site TMZ.com after learning the pearls on the dress were fake, according to officials and the website. TMZ said the thief took the Calvin Klein dress…

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February 28, 2015

 

Pearl Oscars dress worn by Nyong'o stolen: police

LOS ANGELES: The pearl-encrusted $150,000 dress worn by Kenyan star Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars last weekend was stolen from the actress's Los Angeles hotel room, police confirmed Thursday. “It has been confirmed that it is the dress that was worn by Lupita Nyong'o,” Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said. Nyong'o, who…

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February 26, 2015

 

Poland celebrates 'greatest film success' with 'Ida' Oscar

WARSAW: Poland cheered the Oscar award for director Pawel Pawlikowski's “Ida” for best foreign language film, hailing it as overdue recognition of the nation's movie-makers and a renaissance of the local industry. “It's Polish cinema's greatest success,” Culture Minister Malgorzata Omilanowska told the PAP news agency, adding that the award confirmed “our deep conviction that…

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February 23, 2015

 

Julianne Moore wins best actress Oscar

HOLLYWOOD: Julianne Moore on Sunday won the best actress Oscar for her moving performance as a linguistics professor suffering from early onset Alzheimer's disease in “Still Alice.” Moore defeated France's Marion Cotillard (“Two Days, One Night”), American Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”) and two actresses from Britain — Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”) and Rosamund Pike…

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February 23, 2015

 

Complete list of Oscar winners

HOLLYWOOD: Here is the complete list of winners at the 87th Academy Awards: Best picture: “Birdman” Best director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman” Best actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” Best actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” Best supporting actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” Best supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” Best original screenplay: “Birdman” Best adapted screenplay:…

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February 23, 2015

 

Redmayne wins best actor Oscar

HOLLYWOOD: Britain's Eddie Redmayne won the best actor Oscar on Sunday for his searing performance as astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” Redmayne beat Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”) and Michael Keaton (“Birdman”). – AFP

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February 23, 2015

 

'Birdman' wins best picture Oscar

HOLLYWOOD: Dark comedy “Birdman” won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, soaring to Academy glory with four awards on Hollywood's biggest night. The film bested seven other contenders: “American Sniper,” “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.” – AFP

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February 23, 2015

 

Snowden film wins best documentary Oscar

HOLLYWOOD: “Citizenfour,” about the leaking of classified US government documents by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, won the best documentary feature Oscar on Sunday. US director Laura Poitras' film about Snowden, who revealed the massive scope of US intelligence surveillance, beat “Finding Vivian Maier,” “Last Days in Vietnam,” “The Salt of the Earth”…

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February 23, 2015

 

Arquette wins first Oscar with 'Boyhood'

LOS ANGELES: Patricia Arquette won her first Oscar on Sunday for her supporting actress role as a mother struggling to bring up two children in the movie “Boyhood.” Arquette, 46, has swept the movie awards this season for playing the ups and downs of an every day mom in the independent coming-of-age drama that was…

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February 23, 2015

 

'Big Hero 6' wins best animated feature Oscar

HOLLYWOOD: Disney's “Big Hero 6,” the moving computer-animated superhero tale, won the Oscar for best animated feature on Sunday. It defeated “The Boxtrolls,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Song of the Sea” and “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” to take the honor. – AFP

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February 23, 2015

 

Oscars best picture winners of past 20 years

HOLLYWOOD: The following is a list of the Academy Award best picture winners from the last 20 years, ahead of Sunday's 87th Oscars in Hollywood: 2014 – “12 Years A Slave” 2013 – “Argo” 2012 – “The Artist” 2011 – “The King's Speech” 2010 – “The Hurt Locker” 2009 – “Slumdog Millionaire” 2008 – “No…

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February 22, 2015

 

Oscar protest planned over all-white nominees

HOLLYWOOD: African-American civil rights groups plan to protest outside Sunday's Oscars show, where every single one of this year's 20 acting nominees is white. However small, the demonstration will revive debate about diversity at the Oscars-awarding Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose voting members are overwhelmingly white and with an average age in…

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February 21, 2015

 
 
 
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