Oscars 2014

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My favorite best picture Oscar winner: 12 Years a Slave
Continuing our series of Guardian writers’ all-time Academy picks, Catherine Shoard explains why Steve McQueen’s film deserved to triumph over Gravity

Catherine Shoard

17, Feb, 2017 @1:00 PM

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Lupita Nyong’o: ‘Art is political in whatever way you slice it’
Since 12 Years A Slave, the actor has landed roles in Star Wars and The Jungle Book and dined with the Obamas. Now she’s playing the mother of a chess prodigy in Queen of Katwe

Nosheen Iqbal

20, Oct, 2016 @5:28 PM

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Bradley Cooper denies American Sniper is 'a political movie'
Directed by Clint Eastwood, the forthcoming film about marine Chris Kyle has been called too patriotic to win an Oscar, though its star calls it a ‘character study’

Alex Needham in New York

16, Dec, 2014 @10:11 PM

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Boyhood maturing into Oscars favourite with US critics' prize wins
Richard Linklater’s time-lapse drama secured best film and best director prizes a LA and New York critics’ awards, with star Patricia Arquette also racking up multiple honours

Ben Child

08, Dec, 2014 @11:15 AM

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Boyhood bags hat-trick at New York Critics Circle awards
Richard Linklater’s coming of age drama chief victor at New York Critics Circle awards, while Birdman triumphs at Gotham awards and The Boxtrolls leads Annie nominations

Ben Child

02, Dec, 2014 @11:43 AM

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Star Wars 7: Lupita Nyong'o and Gwendoline Christie join cast

The 12 Years a Slave Oscar-winner and the Game of Thrones star are the latest recruits aboard JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode 7, which is currently shooting in London

Andrew Pulver

02, Jun, 2014 @5:10 PM

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Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone set for Woody Allen's new movie

Oscar-nominated star of The Master to play opposite Spider-Man 2 heroine Stone in Allen's latest, due to shoot this summer

Catherine Shoard

07, May, 2014 @8:53 AM

Pre-Oscars party withdraws from Beverly Hills Hotel over anti-gay stance

The Night Before gala is the latest high-profile boycott of the Dorchester Collection of hotels, following owner Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's calls for gay people to be stoned to death

Ben Child

06, May, 2014 @7:41 AM

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Short Peace review – fascinating curio for fans of anime art

Matt Kamen enjoys four beautifully animated short films and a brilliantly madcap game from some of the greatest directors in Japan

Matt Kamen

26, Apr, 2014 @11:05 PM

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'God' is banned from Disney films, say Frozen songwriters

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the writers of Oscar-winning hit Let It Go, reveal religion is kept out of studio's output

Andrew Pulver

25, Apr, 2014 @4:45 PM

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UK films take lowest share of global box office since 2009

Despite high-profile productions such as Gravity, box office earnings of UK-based films more than $1bn down year-on-year

Catherine Shoard

24, Mar, 2014 @10:55 AM

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Jared Leto considered wearing drag to the Oscars

Leto, who won the best supporting actor award for his portrayal of a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, says the experience changed his views on the Academy Awards, and on female grooming

Ben Child

21, Mar, 2014 @8:23 AM

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