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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