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Oscars invites record number of members in effort to push diversity

Following an outcry over a lack of diversity, the organisers of the Oscars have invited a record number of new members to vote in next year’s Academy Awards.

Following an outcry over a lack of diversity, the organisers of the Oscars have invited a record number of new members to vote in next year’s Academy Awards.

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All you need to know about the 2016 Oscars

Kicking off the 88th Academy awards, host Chris Rock addressed the controversy over the lack of diversity that dominated the run-up to the event

Kicking off the 88th Academy awards, host Chris Rock addressed the controversy over the lack of diversity that dominated the run-up to the event

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Smiles for Oscar

Stars of the big screen have stepped out on the world’s most watched stretch of red carpet before the 88th Academy Awards.

Stars of the big screen have stepped out on the world’s most watched stretch of red carpet before the 88th Academy Awards.

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"This will be the last night of an all-white Oscars”

Civil rights campaigner Al Sharpton last night delivered an ultimatum to the movie industry, demanding a more diverse nomination list for the 2017

Civil rights campaigner Al Sharpton last night delivered an ultimatum to the movie industry, demanding a more diverse nomination list for the 2017

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Hungarian holocaust movie wins Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film

Hungary had cause for celebration as ‘Son of Saul’ took the Oscar for Best Foreign Langauge Film, a prize it also won at the Golden Globes. In his

Hungary had cause for celebration as ‘Son of Saul’ took the Oscar for Best Foreign Langauge Film, a prize it also won at the Golden Globes. In his

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Hollywood hosts Oscars amid diversity row

Stars of the big screen have been stepping out on the world’s most watched stretch of red carpet. This year’s Academy Awards, the Oscars, have been

Stars of the big screen have been stepping out on the world’s most watched stretch of red carpet. This year’s Academy Awards, the Oscars, have been

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DiCaprio gets a silver Oscar in Siberia

More than 140 women in the town of Yakutia gave their silver jewelry to be melted down into an "Oscar for Leo."

More than 140 women in the town of Yakutia gave their silver jewelry to be melted down into an "Oscar for Leo."

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Israel 'freebie' sparks Oscar night outcry

Glitz, glamour and…goody bag controversy! Yes, it is nearly time for the Academy Awards and as anticipation mounts over who will get their hands on

Glitz, glamour and…goody bag controversy! Yes, it is nearly time for the Academy Awards and as anticipation mounts over who will get their hands on

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Best foreign language Oscar: what will Hollywood choose?

The films chosen for the Best Foreign Language Oscar only represent a tiny sample from world cinema. Every year the American Academy gets candidates

The films chosen for the Best Foreign Language Oscar only represent a tiny sample from world cinema. Every year the American Academy gets candidates

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Morricone picks up BAFTA on "60 years of music" tour

Make that six BAFTAs for maestro Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer adding another award to his groaning shelf at home, and when he was in London

Make that six BAFTAs for maestro Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer adding another award to his groaning shelf at home, and when he was in London

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Race to the Oscars: The runners and riders - Part II

Welcome to our special Oscar edition. Eight movies are in the race for Best Picture. We present the contenders, this time four stories about strong

Welcome to our special Oscar edition. Eight movies are in the race for Best Picture. We present the contenders, this time four stories about strong

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Race to the Oscars: The runners and riders

Welcome to our rendezvous with the Oscars. The race is nearing the end but what are the films in poll position? Spotlight, by Tom McCarthy has six

Welcome to our rendezvous with the Oscars. The race is nearing the end but what are the films in poll position? Spotlight, by Tom McCarthy has six

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Amy tipped for Best Documentary award at Oscars

As the final countdown for the Oscars has already started, we take a closer look at the documentaries nominated this year for the Academy Awards

As the final countdown for the Oscars has already started, we take a closer look at the documentaries nominated this year for the Academy Awards

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"Theeb" a story of survival in the Jordanian desert

The first feature film by Naji Abu Nowar is an adventure film. It is a story of revenge and survival in the Jordanian desert. The action revolves

The first feature film by Naji Abu Nowar is an adventure film. It is a story of revenge and survival in the Jordanian desert. The action revolves

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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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'Embrace of the Serpent': Colombia's soulful Oscar entry

‘Embrace of the Serpent’ takes us to the heart of darkness in the Amazon. Directed by Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra, it features a shaman in the

‘Embrace of the Serpent’ takes us to the heart of darkness in the Amazon. Directed by Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra, it features a shaman in the

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Kosovo bags first ever Oscar nomination with short 'Shok'

Best Live Action Short Film is one of those Oscar categories which offers new talents a chance. Among this year’s five contenders is the short drama

Best Live Action Short Film is one of those Oscar categories which offers new talents a chance. Among this year’s five contenders is the short drama

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Son of Saul goes for Oscar glory

Hungary has only ever once won an Oscar in 1981 when István Szabó‘s “Mephisto” triumphed as Best Foreign Language movie. This year it may have its

Hungary has only ever once won an Oscar in 1981 when István Szabó‘s “Mephisto” triumphed as Best Foreign Language movie. This year it may have its

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The Revenant picks up 12 Oscar nominations

The Revenant led the way for the 2016 Oscars with 12 nominations while Mad Max, Fury Road scored 10. The two films will battle it out for the Best

The Revenant led the way for the 2016 Oscars with 12 nominations while Mad Max, Fury Road scored 10. The two films will battle it out for the Best

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Should Golden Globe winners prepare their Oscar speech?

It is said that the Golden Globe Awards predict who will probably win at the Oscars. We looked at the four most “important” categories to see what

It is said that the Golden Globe Awards predict who will probably win at the Oscars. We looked at the four most “important” categories to see what

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'The Big Short': how Wall Street came crashing down

Adapted from Michael Lewis’ bestselling book of the same name, ‘The Big Short’ traces the roots of the global market collapse seen through the eyes

Adapted from Michael Lewis’ bestselling book of the same name, ‘The Big Short’ traces the roots of the global market collapse seen through the eyes