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How much is an Oscar nomination worth?

With the ink yet to dry on this year’s Oscar nominations, we take a look at the financial boost official recognition gives a film. We’ve used the

With the ink yet to dry on this year’s Oscar nominations, we take a look at the financial boost official recognition gives a film. We’ve used the

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Gravity FX serious business

It was no big surprise that space drama Gravity won so many Oscars – the technical achievement was obvious to even the most un-technically minded

It was no big surprise that space drama Gravity won so many Oscars – the technical achievement was obvious to even the most un-technically minded

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'Minor' Oscars throw up some major pleasures

Away from the headline winners let us not forget the other films honoured at this year’s Oscars. ‘Frozen’ was Disney’s expected Oscar winner in the

Away from the headline winners let us not forget the other films honoured at this year’s Oscars. ‘Frozen’ was Disney’s expected Oscar winner in the

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Watch: NASA astronauts congratulate 'Gravity' on Academy Award Wins

NASA congratulates everyone involved with producing the movie “Gravity” for all of the Oscar wins, especially Alfonso Cuarón for winning “Best

NASA congratulates everyone involved with producing the movie “Gravity” for all of the Oscar wins, especially Alfonso Cuarón for winning “Best

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Read Jared Leto's touching, thoughtful acceptance speech

Jared Leto, the former teen heartthrob who left Hollywood to become a rock star, won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday in his return to

Jared Leto, the former teen heartthrob who left Hollywood to become a rock star, won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday in his return to

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Oscars 2014: '12 Years a Slave' makes history with best picture Oscar

The slavery drama “12 Years a Slave” won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first movie from a black director to win

The slavery drama “12 Years a Slave” won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first movie from a black director to win

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'After Earth,' 'Movie 43' sweep Razzies

Big budget sci-fi flop “After Earth” and ensemble comedy “Movie 43” led the Razzie Awards on Saturday while annual favorite Adam Sandler went home

Big budget sci-fi flop “After Earth” and ensemble comedy “Movie 43” led the Razzie Awards on Saturday while annual favorite Adam Sandler went home

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Rainstorm threatens to dampen Oscars glitz

The Oscars are famous for their glitz and glamour – but wet weather is threatening to rain on the parade of stars turning out for this year’s awards

The Oscars are famous for their glitz and glamour – but wet weather is threatening to rain on the parade of stars turning out for this year’s awards

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Oscars: final countdown

The final countdown is on for the ultimate in Hollywood glitz and glamour. The red carpet is out, and the Oscar statue replica vendors are ready

The final countdown is on for the ultimate in Hollywood glitz and glamour. The red carpet is out, and the Oscar statue replica vendors are ready

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Oscars: 'Frozen' frontrunner for Best Animated Feature

Five films are in the running for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars. ‘The Croods’, Dreamworks Animation’s second highest-grossing film, tells

Five films are in the running for Best Animated Feature at the Oscars. ‘The Croods’, Dreamworks Animation’s second highest-grossing film, tells

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Oscars 2014: Best music showcased with its own concert

Most movies would be nothing without music. That is why there is also an Academy Award for Best Original Score and Best Song. This year, the event

Most movies would be nothing without music. That is why there is also an Academy Award for Best Original Score and Best Song. This year, the event

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Oscar nominees attend traditional luncheon before Academy Awards

Directors, actors and a whole lot of Hollywood talent came together on Monday night, representing the class of 2014 Oscar nominees. Attending the

Directors, actors and a whole lot of Hollywood talent came together on Monday night, representing the class of 2014 Oscar nominees. Attending the

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Women still hitting the celluloid ceiling in Hollywood

When Kathryn Bigelow won her Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker in 2010, it was hailed as a turning point for women in Hollywood. But

When Kathryn Bigelow won her Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker in 2010, it was hailed as a turning point for women in Hollywood. But

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Oscars 2014: Who gets your vote?

What would get your vote for ‘Best Movie’ or ‘Best Actor’ in the Oscars? Pretend you are on the panel, it’s up to you to vote in the five main

What would get your vote for ‘Best Movie’ or ‘Best Actor’ in the Oscars? Pretend you are on the panel, it’s up to you to vote in the five main

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Oscar nominations: The usual suspects and a few upsets

The race is on for film accolades after the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills

The race is on for film accolades after the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills

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American Hustle and Gravity dominate nominations for The Oscars 2014

Films American Hustle and Gravity dominate nominations for this year’s Oscars. Both are put forward for 10 gongs, including ‘Best Picture’, where

Films American Hustle and Gravity dominate nominations for this year’s Oscars. Both are put forward for 10 gongs, including ‘Best Picture’, where

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'The Square' examines the personal stories of Egypt's Arab Spring

The Egyptian uprising and the unrest that followed have been covered by media all over the world. Now, Egyptian-American film-maker Jehane Noujaim

The Egyptian uprising and the unrest that followed have been covered by media all over the world. Now, Egyptian-American film-maker Jehane Noujaim

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American Hustle: major Oscar contender

A paranoid Christian Bale and a manipulative Amy Adams join up in a formidable double act in the new David O. Russell film “American Hustle”. Set

A paranoid Christian Bale and a manipulative Amy Adams join up in a formidable double act in the new David O. Russell film “American Hustle”. Set

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Dench and Coogan star in Philomena

Dame Judi Dench and British comic actor Steve Coogan share top billing in Stephen Frears’ new film Philomena. It’s a drama about an Irish Catholic

Dame Judi Dench and British comic actor Steve Coogan share top billing in Stephen Frears’ new film Philomena. It’s a drama about an Irish Catholic

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'Her' puts Scarlett Johansson in a box

If you are going to make a future fantasy where a guy falls in love with a computer’s synthesised voice it is just as well to secure the services of

If you are going to make a future fantasy where a guy falls in love with a computer’s synthesised voice it is just as well to secure the services of

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Nebraska is Payne's latest look at human condition

Hollywood legend Bruce Dern gets a rare lead role, his first in 30 years, in Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’, which after wowing the critics in Cannes

Hollywood legend Bruce Dern gets a rare lead role, his first in 30 years, in Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’, which after wowing the critics in Cannes

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Tom Hanks stars in Somali pirate drama 'Captain Phillips'

Tom Hanks is kidnapped by Somali pirates in his latest film. ‘Captain Phillips’ is based on the real-life ordeal of Captain Richard Phillips who

Tom Hanks is kidnapped by Somali pirates in his latest film. ‘Captain Phillips’ is based on the real-life ordeal of Captain Richard Phillips who

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"12 Years A Slave" Oscar favourite

It’s already a leading contender for honors during the coming movie awards season. “12 Years a Slave” is based on the true story of Solomon

It’s already a leading contender for honors during the coming movie awards season. “12 Years a Slave” is based on the true story of Solomon

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Super-fit Bullock feels the gravity of being lost in space

American actress Sandra Bullock and Mexican film director Alfonso Cuarón have presented their upcoming thriller film ‘Gravity’ at Comic-Con in San

American actress Sandra Bullock and Mexican film director Alfonso Cuarón have presented their upcoming thriller film ‘Gravity’ at Comic-Con in San