LOS ANGELES: Action movie star Jackie Chan is due to receive an honorary Oscar, the Academy said Thursday, to recognize a glittering career that has seen him become a cultural icon.
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Oscar winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy reacted to news of Syed Noor’s accusations that she had stole the plot of his film and its title ‘The Price of Honour’ from 2011.
The 88th Academy Awards, the highest honors in the movie industry, will be handed out a ceremony in Hollywood on Sunday hosted by comedian Chris Rock.
A “Vampire Breast Lift.” A laser skin-tightening procedure. A 10-day first-class trip to Israel.
Sylvester Stallone, thrilled to be back as an Oscar contender for the first time in 40 years, said on Monday he had thought twice about taking part in the Oscar ceremony because of the uproar over the scarcity of black talent in the contest.
US President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the controversy over this year’s all-white Oscar acting nominations is part of a broader issue the country is grappling with.
The Oscars have launched a landmark campaign to diversify the ranks of Academy Award voters who decide which actors, movies and filmmakers earn recognition, but Hollywood’s highest honors may remain a predominantly white affair for some time to come.
Film director Spike Lee, who is leading calls for a boycott of the 2016 Oscars over the lack of black actors among nominees, called on Tuesday for Hollywood to adopt policies to address the issue of racial diversity behind and in front of the camera.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated five times for an acting Oscar and Kate Winslet, his co-star in the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic”, says he may finally win the golden statuette next month.
Gruelling revenge movie “The Revenant” emerged as the Oscar front-runner on Thursday in nominations that pit big-budget movies against small personal dramas and once again shut actors of colour out of the industry’s biggest honours.