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Denzel Washington Scores His Ninth Nomination

In an Oscar race sprinkled with fresh faces, one individual of color stands out and that’s Denzel Washington. A familiar face in the Academy’s 90-year history, Washington has received nine nominations in his 40-year acting career, winning just two of those golden statuettes. His latest nomination, a best actor nod, …

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Film Academy invites Lupita Nyong’o to Join the Oscar Vote

Lupita Nyong’o, Chris Rock, Barkhad Abdi, director Gina Prince-Bythewood and casting director Robi Reed have received one of the most exclusive invitations in Hollywood.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced it has invited them to join its ranks. Other invitees include Nyongo’s cast mates in “12 Years …

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“I feel like Willy Wonka in the Chocolate Factory,” says Lupita Nyong’o.

Nyong’o became the first African to win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress at the 86th Academy Awards. The Kenyan thespian who took home the Oscar for her role in the gripping drama “12 Years a Slave” beat out fellow nominees Jennifer Lawrence (“American Hustle”), Julia Roberts (“August: Osage County”), Sally …

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13 Random Things You Don’t Know About the Oscars

Below are some great facts about the Oscars that you may never have known. Halle Berry with her best actress Oscar – photo Courtesy of AMPAS 1. Oscar is a nickname. The origins of the nickname are not clear, but a popular story has been that Academy librarian Margaret Herrick …

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“Argo” wins best picture at the Oscar Awards

He may have been snubbed for the best director accolade, but Ben Affleck had plenty to celebrate at the 85th Academy Awards.  His movie “Argo” won the best picture Oscar Sunday over the front-runner “Lincoln.”  An award First Lady Michelle Obama helped introduce. Hosted by Seth MacFarlane who claimed his quest …

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Somali refugee child stars to attend the Academy Awards

South Africa – After narrowly winning a race against time to get extended refugee status, passports and visas, brothers Harun and Ali Mohammed are flying from Cape Town to Hollywood today for Sunday’s Academy Awards, where their film Asad will compete in the Best Short Film category. The Somali refugee child stars …

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84th Academy Awards Nominations Announced

Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards were announced today by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and 2010 Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence. Sherak and Lawrence, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her lead performance in “Winter’s Bone,” announced the nominees in 10 of the …

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Winners at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards – Oscar

The 83rd Academy awards, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2010 in various categories. Below is a list of winners announced at the ceremony. 1. Best Picture: “The King’s Speech.” 2. Actor: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech.” 3. Actress: Natalie …

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