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Moore finishes his 2003 Oscar speech

Politics dominates Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Days after the White House press secretary shared doctored footage to justify restricting a journalist’s access, the annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards took on a more charged tenor than usual. “Remember truth? That little thing that’s the foundation of civilization?” Robert De Niro asked …

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Mexicans hail Oscars as sign of cultural sway despite Trump – Del Toro celebrates his immigrant heritage

MEXICO CITY, March 6, (RTRS): Mexican director Guillermo del Toro’s Oscars triumph and a win by animated film “Coco” were hailed by Mexicans on Monday as a sign of their nation’s cultural sway in the United States despite growing tensions under US President Donald Trump. Del Toro’s best director win …

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‘Pak toughest woman’ tale in Oscar race – Armenia’s Oscars submission imagines a world without war

QAZI AHMED, Pakistan, Nov 25, (Agencies): As 200 armed men surrounded their house on a hot August night in 2005, Nazo Dharejo and her sisters grabbed their Kalashnikov and puny stock of ammunition and climbed to the roof. The gunfight which followed earned her the moniker “Pakistan’s toughest woman”, and …

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Academy troubled by possible visa ban of Oscar nominee – Bollywood director attacked on set by protesters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Jan 29, (Agencies): The motion picture academy calls “extremely troubling,” the possible visa ban of Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, whose feature film “The Salesman” is nominated for a best foreign language Oscar. In a statement released Saturday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expressed concern …

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Oscar odds stacked against docus – Streep on her constant search ‘to create myself’

LOS ANGELES, Jan 7, (RTRS): In the nearly 75 years since the Oscars began awarding a documentary feature, no non-fiction filmmaker has ever been nominated for director, despite being eligible for the prize. The most obvious reason is that “directing” seems antithetical to the spirit of nonfiction, which is about …

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Jackie Chan ‘finally’ wins Oscar – Hollywood worries about Trump

LOS ANGELES, Nov 13, (Agencies): When Jackie Chan saw an Oscar at Sylvester Stallone’s house 23 years ago, he said that was the moment he decided he wanted one. On Saturday at the annual Governors Awards, the Chinese actor and martial arts star finally received his little gold statuette, an …

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‘Be the movie heroes of real life’ – Spielberg encourages Harvard graduates

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, May 27, (AP): In a world full of villains, Harvard University graduates must become the heroes, filmmaker Steven Spielberg told the 2016 class during a commencement address Thursday. Spielberg invoked stories from his films and his life as he encouraged the graduates to take on the world’s woes. …

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Oscars jab reveals deeper diversity woes – Asian-American skit sparks outcry

LOS ANGELES, March 6, (AP): TV’s “Fresh Off the Boat” creator Nahnatchka Khan was reveling in Oscar host Chris Rock’s deft comedic assault on white-fixated Hollywood. Then three Asian-American kids were brought onstage for a gag mocking them as ethnic stereotypes. “It’s like going on a road trip with your …

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Fantasy, imagination, craft inform Oscar worthy costumes – Oscar win can give career a boost

LOS ANGELES, Feb 27, (AP): On Sunday, Leonardo DiCaprio and Alicia Vikander are expected to win Academy Awards. On Monday, DiCaprio’s career might not look that different, but Vikander’s probably will. It’s the amorphous, fickle value of an Oscar at work once again. That little statuette, valued anywhere from $500 …

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Diversity plays role in Oscars, but not the lead – Issue dominates buzz, threatening to overwhelm industry’s biggest night

LOS ANGELES, Feb 26, (AP): Sunday’s Academy Awards promise a three-way race for best picture, performances by Lady Gaga, Sam Smith and the Weeknd, and the likelihood of first Oscar wins ever for Leonardo DiCaprio and Sylvester Stallone. But no one is talking about it. Oscar host Chris Rock and …

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