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Source: The Guradian

Screenplay glory for Can You Ever Forgive Me and Eighth Grade

Today 02:24 GMT

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Teen movie Eighth Grade, written and directed by Bo Burnham, won best original screenplay, while black comedy Can You Ever Forgive Me? won best adapted screenplay.

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Source: Global News

Academy backtracks following uproar, says all Oscars will be aired live

Saturday 14:29 GMT

Following an outcry from many of the movie industry’s most prominent figures, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year’s Oscar broadcast.

The film academy on Friday said all 24 categories will be shown live, after all, at the 91st Academy Awards on February 24. On Monday, the academy had said that the winning speeches for cinematography, film editing, makeup and hairstyling and live-action short would be aired in a shortened, taped segment during the broadcast.

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Source: The Guradian

No such thing as bad publicity: five ways to win an Oscar in 2019

Sunday 09:54 GMT

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“One of the keys is to have your people around for certain industry gatherings,” says Variety’s awards editor Tim Gray, “like the Governors’ Awards [the Academy’s lifetime achievement awards, in November]: basically there’s 800 Oscar voters in the room, so publicists want to make sure their people are there.”

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Source: The Guradian

Oscars reverses plan for ad-break presentations after industry outcry

Sunday 22:44 GMT

ABC, which airs the Oscars, is planning to premiere a sneak-peak of a new drama series after the Oscar telecast, which regularly ranks as the most-watched non-NFL broadcast of the year.

Bowing to a backlash that had threatened to engulf an already blunder-plagued Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Ampas) reversed its decision to present four awards during the commercial breaks of this year’s Oscar broadcast.

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Source: DW

Israeli Film 'Synonyms' wins 2019 Berlinale Golden Bear award

Sunday 19:03 GMT

Nadav Lapid's quasi-autobiographical quest for identity on the silver screen takes the Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2019.

The Golden Bear, the top award at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale), went to the Israeli-French-German co-production "Synonyms" by Israeli director Nadav Lapid. The fast-paced film follows an ex-Israeli soldier who rejects his nationality as he moves to France to start a new life and find his true identity.


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