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Early year-end kudos reveal wide-open Oscar race – ‘Unpopular Jar Jar Binks won’t appear in ‘Force’’

You want to know what a wide-open Oscar race looks like? Behold: * Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Carol” and “Spotlight” * Best Director: …

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Kennedy Center fetes legends – Star Wars’ creator Lucas gets major US arts award

LOS ANGELES, Dec 7, (Agencies): Unveiling a variety of touches that broke from longstanding tradition, the Kennedy Center toasted five titans of the performing arts …

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Lamar storms Grammy nominations – Swift trails with 7 nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec 7, (RTRS): California hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar led the Grammy nominations on Monday, scoring 11 nods including album of the year for …

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Marrakech honours Bill Murray – Coppola leads talk at jury’s presser

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 6, (AFP): US actor Bill Murray said as he received a lifetime achievement award at the 15th Marrakech Film Festival that he …

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‘Look of Silence’ wins IDA Award for best documentary – SE Asia film finance still lacking maturity, development

LOS ANGELES, Dec 6, (RTRS): “The Look of Silence,” Joshua Oppenheimer’s critically-acclaimed companion piece to “The Act of Killing,” won top honors at the International …

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Abrams faces hype in ‘Force’ – Store owner buys out local Star Wars showing

LOS ANGELES, Dec 6, (RTRS): The new installment in the “Star Wars” movie saga opens in theaters this month against a formidable force: the galactic …

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‘Bel Canto’ to debut on Chicago opera – Miller’s first play to have London world premiere

CHICAGO, Dec 6, (Agencies): Two things make the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s world premiere of “Bel Canto” on Monday unique: Famed soprano Renee Fleming commissioned …

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Moroccan cinema at crossroads – Marrakech Film Fest celebrates its 15th edition

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5, (RTRS): Given the current geo-political climate, all eyes are focused on developments in the Arab world, whether political, military or cultural. …

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Drug found near body of Weiland – Tributes pour in for troubled rocker

NEW YORK, Dec 5, (Agencies): Minnesota police said Friday that they found cocaine in a tour bus near the lifeless body of Scott Weiland, the …

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DIFF co-productions allow gulf fest to thrive – UAE earns rep as int’l hub for hi-tech productions

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5, (RTRS): The ever-changing Middle East festival scene has been shaken up by instability lately just as the Arab film industry gains …

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