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American awards given annually for excellence in cinematic achievements

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Academy Awards: American awards given annually for excellence in cinematic achievements
The Academy Awards, also officially and popularly known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette, officially called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more commonly referred to by its nickname "Oscar". The statuette depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style.

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How an Aussie film starring a camel is gunning for an Oscar nomination

A controversial idea, an "exquisite" script, a single cello, a beautiful camel: the elements combining to make an unlikely Australian film a worldwide hit.
The Age - Published

MOVIE REVIEW: The Secret Life of Pets 2

movie review: the secret life of pets 2
by Graham Pierrepoint - THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 IMDb Dir: Chris Renaud Starring Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Tiffany Haddish, Lake Bell, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie..
One News Page Staff - Published

Videos for Academy Awards

Morgan Freeman says money was the motivation for latest film role [Video]Morgan Freeman says money was the motivation for latest film role

Veteran Hollywood star Morgan Freeman said money was the motivating factor for his latest role. The Oscar-winning actor, 82, is playing a fictional US president in action thriller Angel Has Fallen,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:33Published

Hollywood Royalty Peter Fonda Dies At 79 [Video]Hollywood Royalty Peter Fonda Dies At 79

Two-time Oscar nominee Peter Fonda has died at age 79. Fonda became a Hollywood icon thanks to his starring role in Easy Rider and his embrace of 1960s counter-culture. The actor was the only son of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

'Easy Rider' actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79 [Video]'Easy Rider' actor Peter Fonda dead at age 79

Actor Peter Fonda, the brother of actress Jane Fonda and the son of Hollywood leading man Henry Fonda, died on Friday at his Los Angeles home at the age of 79, according to his family. In an interview..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:52Published

How 'Woodstock' movie shaped festival's place in counterculture [Video]How 'Woodstock' movie shaped festival's place in counterculture

A look at how the original documentary about the famous Woodstock festival helped give it a place in cultural history. Rough Cut - no reporter narration.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:21Published

Guillermo del Toro slams anti-immigrant rhetoric [Video]Guillermo del Toro slams anti-immigrant rhetoric

Oscar-winning Mexican director Guillermo del Toro, who received the 2,669th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, used the platform to defend immigrants following the shooting in El Paso over the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:27Published

Dame Helen Mirren based Fast & Furious role on her working class roots [Video]Dame Helen Mirren based Fast & Furious role on her working class roots

Dame Helen Mirren has said she based her role in the Fast & Furious films on her working class roots. The Oscar-winning star first appeared briefly as Magdalene Shaw, the mother of Jason Statham's..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:31Published

Sainsbury's teaches supermarket staff to use sign language [Video]Sainsbury's teaches supermarket staff to use sign language

Oscar winner Rachel Shenton, who signed her acceptance speech for The Silent Child, has helped with an initiative to teach supermarket staff how to use sign language. The Sainsbury’s store has been..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:04Published

And the 'engineering Oscar' goes to... Bombardier's green wings [Video]And the 'engineering Oscar' goes to... Bombardier's green wings

Sometimes called the 'Oscars of engineering', this year's MacAndrew award goes to Bombardier's Belfast unit for its light, fuel-saving jetliner wings. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published

 

Geoffrey Rush wins record $2.9 million defamation payout

The Oscar-winning actor now holds the record for the largest defamation payout to a single person in Australia.
The Age - Published

Free Solo film inspires new generation of Australian climbers

The Oscar-winning movie about Alex Honnold has helped shift climbing from a niche sport into the mainstream.
The Age - Published

Why Geoffrey Rush and his accuser say there’s 'no winners' in defamation case

Oscar-winner Geoffrey Rush won his defamation claim against The Daily Telegraph.
SBS - Published

Judge's decision in Rush defamation case expected today

After a star-studded trial, Oscar winning actor Geoffrey Rush will learn the outcome of his defamation case in a federal court on Thursday.
SBS - Published

Angelina Jolie pushes for women to be part of Afghan peace talks

Academy Award-winning actress and refugee activist Angelina Jolie pushed for the inclusion of women in peace talks to end the conflict in Afghanistan during an address to ministers and diplomats at the..
Reuters - Published

George Clooney urges boycott of Brunei-owned hotels over nation's gay sex penalties

Oscar-winning actor George Clooney has called for a boycott of luxury hotels, including the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by Brunei because of the Southeast Asian nation's plans to impose the death..
Reuters - Published

China's censors drop gay scenes from 'Bohemian Rhapsody' film

China has scrubbed at least 10 scenes with gay references from the Oscar-winning biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" about British rock musician Freddie Mercury, incensing some domestic viewers who said..
Reuters - Published

Why Is Green Book's Oscars Triumph Causing Controversy?

why is green book's oscars triumph causing controversy?
by Graham Pierrepoint - Many viewers lauded the recent 2019 Academy Awards to be the best ceremony there had been in many years. Thanks to an increase in the diversity of winners and in the removal..
One News Page Staff - Published

Oscars 2019: Who Won the Big Awards?

oscars 2019: who won the big awards?
by Graham Pierrepoint - We’ve just seen the biggest event in the Hollywood calendar come to pass, and as always, there were a number of upsets and surprises. The Academy Awards, otherwise known..
One News Page Staff - Published

No Host for 2019 Oscars – but Big-Name Presenters Revealed

no host for 2019 oscars – but big-name presenters revealed
by Alice Monroe - Following comedian and actor Kevin Hart’s resignation from hosting duties at this year’s Academy Awards, speculation has been rife as to who could step in and take his..
One News Page Staff - Published

MOVIE REVIEW: Vice

movie review: vice
by Graham Pierrepoint - VICE IMDb Dir: Adam McKay Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Tyler Perry, Alison Pill, Jesse Plemons 4.5 STARS (out of 5) Vice was always..
One News Page Staff - Published

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