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    Mads Mikkelsen comedy among international Oscars shortlist

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 10:44pm on February 10, 2021

    A boozy Mads Mikkelsen comedy from Denmark, a Netflix musical drama from Mexico and an elderly lesbian romance from France are among the Oscars hopefuls...

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    Trailblazing Black US actress Cicely Tyson dies aged 96

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 10:53pm on January 29, 2021

    Cicely Tyson, the pioneering African-American actress and honourary Oscar winner, died Thursday aged 96, her manager said. Known best for Emmy-winning television movie...

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    Sundance enters uncharted waters in unique Oscar season

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 11:17pm on January 25, 2021

    In normal years, the Sundance Film Festival kicks off in late January with Hollywood’s award season already in full swing. Producers, stars and journalists meet...

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    Tyler Perry to receive honorary statuette at Oscars

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 10:53pm on January 16, 2021

    US filmmaker Tyler Perry will receive an honorary statuette at this year’s Oscars for his humanitarian work, including efforts to get the entertainment industry safely...

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    Sudan in transition presents first-ever film for Oscars

    United News of Bangladesh/ Associated Press . Cairo | Updated at 10:54pm on December 28, 2020

    Nearly two years after the overthrow of autocrat Omar al-Bashir, Sudan is taking steps to rejoin the international community from which it was long shunned....

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    Oscars museum delayed again as pandemic grips Los Angeles

    Agence France-Presse . Los Angeles | Updated at 10:20pm on December 19, 2020

    The long-awaited opening of Los Angeles’ Oscars museum was postponed again Friday due to the pandemic, with officials saying its scheduled April debut would be...

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    Iti, Tomari Dhaka to represent Bangladesh at Oscars

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 09:03pm on November 26, 2020

    Omnibus film Iti, Tomari Dhaka has been selected as Bangladesh’s official entry for the category of Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards,...

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    Oscar Bangladesh Committee calls for submission

    Cultural Correspondent | Updated at 10:36pm on November 16, 2020

    The Oscar Bangladesh Committee has invited local filmmakers to submit their films for selection of Bangladesh’s official entry in the Best Foreign Language Film Category...

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    Bhanu Athaiya, first Indian to win an Oscar, dies

    Agence France-Presse .Mumbai | Updated at 10:59am on October 16, 2020

    Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, the first Indian to win an Oscar, passed away in Mumbai on Thursday aged 91, the Press Trust of India reported,...

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    ‘Men are so ugly’ says ‘Persepolis’ author

    Agence France-Presse. Paris | Updated at 09:48pm on October 06, 2020

    Iranian Marjane Satrapi is famous for her films and graphic novels, but it is her painting which keeps her sane, she told AFP. The artist...