Oscars

    • South Korean Parasite makes Oscars history

      South Korean Parasite makes Oscars history

      The South Korean film Parasite made history at the 92nd Academy Awards, becoming the very first non-English-language film to seize the top honor. The historic victory in the Best Motion's category, however was not the only one of the night for the film. The genre-defying thriller, which mined suspense, humor and anguish in its tale rooted in the socioeconomic divide between two families, also won best international feature film, original screenplay and director for filmmaker Bong Joon-ho.

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    • Oscars fever is on

      Oscars fever is on

      The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has grown its ranks considerably in recent years, and this season's collection of new members was the largest in AMPAS history. The result, revealed yesterday, was an unpredictable set of Oscar nominations, as foreign films, streaming movies and critically derided hits all scored big. The history-making lineup for the highest honours in the movie industry was also packed with people of colour and different nationalities, including nominees from Mexico, Greece, Egypt and Poland, as well as films featuring the stories of women and gay and black people.

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    • Oscars face serious backlash amid changes

      Oscars face serious backlash amid changes

      The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced one of the most radical shakeups in the Oscars’ 90-year history, earning serious backlash from the industry. Perhaps as a try to to reverse a trend of shrinking viewership to its annual telecast, after last year's ratings for the 90th annual ceremony registered all-time low, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that a new category is "being designed around achievement in popular film."

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