Oscars

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‘I wanted this film to be 100% Somali’: the fight to make The Gravedigger’s Wife
Khadar Ayderus Ahmed, who directed the acclaimed drama, reveals the struggle to portray his community ‘with dignity and compassion’

Hibaq Farah

15, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Where does the Oscar race stand after this year’s big festivals?
With a more normal awards season on the way, it’s time to sift through what’s been loved and hated and look forward to what performances could make an impact

Benjamin Lee

27, Sep, 2021 @6:38 PM

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‘We want people to freak out’: inside Hollywood’s Museum of Motion Pictures
Boasting the shark from Jaws, the robe from the Big Lebowski, and the slippers from Oz, the Academy museum is finally open. But the real story is its exposé of Hollywood’s racist, sexist past

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

21, Sep, 2021 @5:00 PM

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‘Deaf is not a costume’: Marlee Matlin on surviving abuse and casting authentically
The only deaf actor to win an Academy Award discusses going to rehab, speaking out about William Hurt and starring in deaf drama Coda

Cath Clarke

06, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Steven Yeun and Emerald Fennell among latest invited to be Academy members
The latest inductees, including Laverne Cox and Issa Rae, are 46% female and 39% from under-represented racial communities

Benjamin Lee

01, Jul, 2021 @7:30 PM

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Not only the brave: why straight actors playing gay are no longer automatically acclaimed
If Ammonite and Supernova are anything to go by, queer roles are no longer awards bait. Instead, such films’ stars find themselves having to justify taking work away from LGBT+ performers

Jack King

18, Jun, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘I promised Brando I would not touch his Oscar’: the secret life of Sacheen Littlefeather
In 1973, she made history at the Academy Awards, appearing in place of Marlon Brando, declining his statuette and making a speech about Native American rights. She has been speaking out ever since

Steve Rose

03, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘Like a Starbucks’: Elton John and Donald Trump deliver damning Oscars verdicts
The singer and former president among those voicing scepticism about the experimental ceremony on Sunday

Catherine Shoard

28, Apr, 2021 @9:59 AM

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Oscars 2022: who might triumph at next year’s ceremony?
After a year of delays, the next 12 months offers a wealth of big, awards-aiming movies from intimate dramas to historical epics

Benjamin Lee

27, Apr, 2021 @3:01 PM

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Oscars ratings down 58% to new record low
Early numbers suggest ceremony, which saw Nomadland triumph, watched by 9.85 million Americans, down from 23.6 million in 2020

Benjamin Lee

26, Apr, 2021 @6:10 PM

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And this year’s Oscar for inclusivity goes to … the Academy!
Chloé Zhao, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya ... diversity has truly taken root at the Oscars – with women, older characters and people of colour being recognised

Catherine Shoard

26, Apr, 2021 @5:20 PM

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Anthony Hopkins posts video from Wales after Oscars triumph
Winner of best actor award pays tribute to fellow nominee Chadwick Boseman, who died in August

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

26, Apr, 2021 @12:35 PM

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