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Trump blasts best-picture Oscar for South Korean film ‘Parasite’...

02 February, 2020 4:13 pm 4:13 pm

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Thursday ridiculed the historic best-picture Oscar win for South Korean film “Parasite,” telling a campaign rally he wished for the return of Hollywood classics like 1939’s “Gone with the Wind.” “Parasite,” a dark social satire about the gap between rich and poor in modern Seoul, earlier … Read More

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Billie Eilish releases theme to forthcoming James Bond film ‘No Time ...

02 February, 2020 12:57 pm 12:57 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – American teen pop sensation Billie Eilish, fresh off her big Grammy Awards victory and an Oscar night performance, has released her much-anticipated official theme song to the forthcoming James Bond film “No Time to Die.” The four-minute ballad, a haunting song of betrayal and despair co-written by Eilish and her older … Read More

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South Korea’s ‘Parasite’ beats Hollywood greats to make O...

02 February, 2020 4:20 pm 4:20 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Parasite,” a dark social satire from South Korea, won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first film in a language other than English to claim the movie industry’s highest honor. “Parasite,” about the gap between rich and poor in modern Seoul, won a total of four … Read More

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Adam Sandler laughs off Oscar snub as he wins indie acting prize

02 February, 2020 5:06 pm 5:06 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Chinese-American director Lulu Wang’s movie “The Farewell” won the top prize at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, while Adam Sandler was named best actor and made fun of his exclusion from Sunday’s Oscars. Sandler was named best actor for playing a jeweler addicted to gambling in “Uncut Gems,” and brothers … Read More

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It’s a (mostly) man’s world as ‘Joker’ leads Oscar ...

01 January, 2020 5:25 pm 5:25 pm

(Reuters) – Dark comic-book story “Joker” led nominations on Monday for the Oscars in a best picture lineup dominated by stories by or about men and featuring only one actor of color despite efforts over the past few years to diversify the field. The 11 nods for “Joker,” which turned the comic-book genre on its … Read More

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Green Book denies Netflix top Oscar on night of music, diversity

02 February, 2019 10:29 pm 10:29 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Road trip movie “Green Book” triumphed over “Roma” to win best the best picture Oscar on Sunday, denying Netflix (NFLX.O) bragging rights as the first streaming service to beat Hollywood at its own game. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron was chosen as best director for “Roma,” his sentimental black-and-white journey back to … Read More

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Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

02 February, 2019 9:57 am 9:57 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rami Malek won his first Oscar on Sunday as best lead actor for his portrayal of singer Freddie Mercury, the flamboyant late frontman of the British rock band Queen, in the musical drama “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Malek, 37, had emerged as a favorite for the Oscar in recent weeks after winning Golden … Read More

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Green Book enjoys biggest Oscar nominations bounce at box office

02 February, 2019 11:24 am 11:24 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar-nominated dramedy “Green Book” has turned Hollywood awards race publicity into more box-office gold than each of the seven other films in the best-picture contest. The road-trip movie about race relations in the segregated US South of the 1960s had collected more than $127.1 million at global box offices as of … Read More

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Women in Hollywood see some gains after Oscars equality plea

02 February, 2019 6:11 pm 6:11 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A year after best actress winner Frances McDormand used the Oscars stage to advocate for more women in front of and behind the camera, Hollywood is celebrating some progress – but remains far from reaching parity with men. McDormand urged powerful celebrities to insist on inclusion riders: contractual provisions that require … Read More

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Oscar organizers scrap plan to award four Oscars in commercial breaks

02 February, 2019 9:29 am 9:29 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The organizers of the Oscars ceremony scrapped a plan to award four Academy Awards during commercial breaks in the Feb. 24 telecast, following an uproar by Hollywood filmmakers, actors and others. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said in a statement that it had “heard the feedback” from members … Read More

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Diversity feted as Oscar nominees gather for class photo, lunch

02 February, 2019 6:02 pm 6:02 pm

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) – Pop singer Lady Gaga, Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron and African-American filmmaker Spike Lee were among scores of Oscar nominees who gathered for a group photo on Monday ahead of the Academy Awards ceremony in three weeks time, when only a handful will go home as winners. Actors Glenn Close, Bradley … Read More

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History-making Oscar nominations leave top prize up for grabs

01 January, 2019 10:48 am 10:48 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix movie “Roma” and British historical romp “The Favourite” from Fox Searchlight led nominations for the Oscars on Tuesday in a history-making lineup that left the best picture race wide open. The lists for the highest honours in the movie industry were packed with people of colour, including nominees from Mexico, … Read More

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‘Green Book’ boosts Oscar odds with big win at Producers Guild ...

01 January, 2019 10:50 pm 10:50 pm

(Reuters) – In a surprise win on Saturday, Hollywood producers named “Green Book” the best film of 2018, boosting its profile just days before nominations are announced for the annual Academy Awards. The big win by “Green Book” at the 30th Producers Guild Awards set up the film, which stars Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen … Read More

Screen legend Robert Redford is retiring from acting

08 August, 2018 10:55 am 10:55 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Oscar winner Robert Redford will retire from acting following this autumn’s release of his upcoming film “The Old Man & The Gun,” the 81-year-old told Entertainment Weekly in a story published . Redford, best known for films such as “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “Out of Africa,” plays a … Read More