West Side Story (2021)

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Oscars 2022: Will Smith not facing charges for slapping Chris Rock, says LAPD, as Academy releases statement – as it happened
Family drama Coda won best picture at a ceremony that was overshadowed by Will Smith attacking Chris Rock

Kevin Rawlinson (now); Stuart Heritage and Benjamin Lee (earlier)

28, Mar, 2022 @11:29 AM

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‘Did I miss anything?’: the best quotes of the 2022 Oscars
Chris Rock reacted to getting slapped by Will Smith, Smith apologized to the Academy and co-host Amy Schumer tore into Being the Ricardos

Adrian Horton

28, Mar, 2022 @4:29 AM

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Ariana DeBose makes history as first queer woman of colour to win Oscar
DeBose wins same award as Rita Moreno, her predecessor in the same role in West Side Story

Andrew Pulver and Adrian Horton

28, Mar, 2022 @12:22 AM

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Why West Side Story should win the best picture Oscar
Steven Spielberg’s joyous musical remake is a virtuoso piece of film-making that transcends the problematic politics of the original

Paul MacInnes

24, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Oscars nominations 2022: the full list
From Dune to The Power of the Dog, all the nominations for the 94th Academy Awards, which take place on 27 March

Guardian film

08, Feb, 2022 @2:01 PM

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Oscar nominations 2022: The Power of the Dog leads the pack
Jane Campion’s repressed western up for 12 prizes at 94th Academy Awards, with Dune scoring 10 nominations and Belfast and West Side Story both bagging seven

Catherine Shoard

08, Feb, 2022 @1:50 PM

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Have we witnessed the death of the Hollywood remake?
Meagre turnout for West Side Story shows that these days, the way to cash in on intellectual property is via sequels and reboots

Nicholas Barber

20, Dec, 2021 @2:52 PM

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Out of tune: why are audiences staying away from the movie musical?
West Side Story, Dear Evan Hansen and In the Heights have all been box office flops this year, which has led to a questioning of the genre’s place in Hollywood

Noah Gittell

17, Dec, 2021 @7:16 AM

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Golden Globes 2022 tries to do better as Lady Gaga brings the outrage
After a year of criticism over diversity, the Golden Globes have come up with a decent slate of nominees, with Gaga surely the favourite for best actress

Peter Bradshaw

13, Dec, 2021 @5:06 PM

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West Side Story review – Spielberg’s remake takes off when it dances to its own tune
Rachel Zegler’s Maria alone justifies this handsome update of the classic Broadway musical hits – though not everyone is a perfect fit

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

12, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The 50 best films of 2021 in the UK, No 7: West Side Story
Steven Spielberg’s refreshing new take on the classic musical was a jubilantly sugary delight that whisked you back to the 50s

Peter Bradshaw

09, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Steven Spielberg on making West Side Story with Stephen Sondheim: ‘I called him SS1!’
The legendary director used to get scolded by his parents for singing its songs at the dinner table. As his version hits the big screen, he talks about his own dancefloor prowess – and the ‘obscure movie club’ he formed with Sondheim

Ryan Gilbey

08, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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