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By Fabiola Antunes
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Feb 5th, 2019
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This year, African American artists, were nominated in 10 out of 24 categories, matching totals achieved in 2016 and 2017 – Photo source: Press Association 2019. The 91st Academy Award nominations delivered the expected and unexpected, with a strong showing for African American artists, who were nominated in 10 out of 24 categories, matching totals […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
In Culture
Jan 22nd, 2019
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While this year’s list for Oscars nominations is an improvement on 2015 and 2016, when every single person nominated in an acting category was white, it is down slightly on 2017 when a total of seven acting nominees came from minority backgrounds – Graphic: Press Association. White actors dominate the main categories in this year’s […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 4th, 2019
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Kevin Hart as seen on November 13, 2018 in Laguna Beach, California – Photo: Getty Images North America. Kevin Hart insisted he would not host the Oscars in an exclusive interview with Variety just hours before the comedian seemed to reopen the door to emcee the telecast during an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Mar 5th, 2018
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The Shape Of Water won four of the 13 Oscars it was nominated for, including best director for Guillermo del Toro who appears in this picture celebrating the triumph – Photo: (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP). The Shape Of Water won four of the 13 Oscars it was nominated for, including best director for Guillermo del Toro. Bringing […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Mar 3rd, 2018
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This year at Oscars, Jennifer Lawrence and Jodie Foster will announce the lead actress prize winner Sunday night, while Jane Fonda and Helen Mirren will present lead actor – Image: www.oscars.org. Breaking with tradition in the midst of an awards season that has come to colloquially become known as “the year of the woman,” the […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Feb 25th, 2016
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Designer Gowns from Zac Posen Exclusively Revealed! –  Watch It Above On Thursday, February 25, it’s a double debut on The Real. First, celebrated fashion designer Zac Posen unveils several never-before-seen red carpet gowns. Next, New Orleans rapper Dee-1 makes his first daytime television appearance performing his hit song “Sallie Mae Back,” which is currently ...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 26th, 2016
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Whoopi Goldberg has called for stars to “boycott” movies rather than the Academy Awards. (Photo: Getty Images)  Whoopi Goldberg insists the Oscars cannot be “racist” because she won a Best Supporting Actress accolade in 1991 for her role in ‘Ghost’, and believes the real misrepresentation problem is in the films. Speaking about the #...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 23rd, 2016
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Actress Reese Witherspoon. (Photo:Getty Images)  Reese Witherspoon is one of a long line of actors and actresses unhappy about the lack of diversity in the nods for the Oscars, which takes place next month, and has called for a “more diverse voting membership” ahead of next year’s ceremony. The Hot Pursuit star wrote on Facebook: […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 19th, 2016
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Jada Pinkett Smith arrives for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. (Photo:AP) The Academy has acknowledged it needs to do more to promote diversity, after director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith said they would boycott next month’s Academy Awards ceremony because black actors were shut out of nominations. The list of Oscar acting […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Jan 18th, 2016
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Lady Gaga with her trophy at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. (Photo: Getty Images) Singer-songwriter-producer Linda Perry is calling out Lady Gaga for not deserving to be nominate for Best Original Song for Til It Happens To You and that Gaga’s collaborator on the song, Diane Warren, deserves all the glory. The 50-year-old credited […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Mar 4th, 2015
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Terrence Howard has recently admitted that he chocked during his 2015 Oscars stage appearance because he was “starstruck” with the presence of celebrities like Oprah and Meryl Streep. The Empire star addressed the blunder in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show and said that the trouble came down to two things; overconfidence […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Feb 23rd, 2015
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Neil Patrick Harris, who has been roped to host the 2015 Academy Awards, shocked the audience with his uncivilized opening joke. The ‘How I Met your Mother’ star jokingly said that they are here to honor Hollywood’s best and whitest. Harris then he corrected himself by stating that he actually meant Hollywood’s best and brightest. […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Feb 23rd, 2015
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Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the Oscars 2015 and after winning the Oscar in 1999. Gwyneth Paltrow’s pale pink frock was a talking point among critics at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, but critiques weren’t all good. The 42-year-old Oscar winner opted for a one-sleeved Ralph & Russo gown featuring a bold shoulder embellishment. pale pink frock […]...
By Mojisola Olatubora
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Feb 23rd, 2015
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Lupita Nyong’o Oscar dress channels Kim Kardashian’s Playboy shoot on the red carpet at the Oscars on Sunday, according to the Internet. The ”12 Years a Slave” star, who won Best Supporting Actress at last year’s ceremony, wore a dress of pearls that many felt was reminiscent of the get-up worn by the reality star […]...
By Fabiola Antunes
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Feb 22nd, 2015
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Neil Patrick Harris, who is hosting 2015 Oscars, has expressed that he is nervous about a ” Kanya West moment” at the show. The 41-year-old said that the American rapper finds his way into the darndest places, which has made him anxious. Harris also mentioned that the crop of directors would definitely make him nervous […]...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 12th, 2015
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Jennifer Hudson is set to perform at the upcoming 87th Academy Awards. Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed that they were creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and were happy to announce that their Oscar winning friend, 33, would be perform ing in one of them,” Deadline.com reported. Hudson had won a […]...
By Margaret Amoah
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Feb 10th, 2015
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Oscar nominees Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon have been added to the presenters’ list for the 87th Oscars. While Cotillard and Witherspoon are nominated in the Best Actress category, for ‘Two Days, One Night’ and ‘Wild’ respectively, Cumberbatch is the run for Actor in a Leading Ro...
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