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Oscars 2018 Winners: The Shape of Water leads with 4 wins

 The 90th Academy Awards has come and gone and expectedly Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water led the winners' list winning best picture best director, and production design and original score.   Guillermo del Toro wins thebest picture category. Photograph: Eric McCandless/Getty Images   Gary Oldman won the lead...
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Oscars 2018: Academy Awards ceremony to hold this Sunday

The 90th Academy Awards otherwise known as Oscars comes this Sunday, 4th March 2018. The pregame starts at 6:30 pm ET. Showtime is at 8 pm ET.   What that means for those living in Nigeria is that the show's pregame starts Monday, 5th March at 0:30 am and the showtime is...
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Academy Awards 2018: More countries submit movies for Best Foreign Film category

Singapore, Iran and Pakistan join the list of countries that have submitted movies for the Best Foreign Film category for the 90th Academy Awards.   Singapore selected Kirsten Tan movie "Pop Aye" as its national contender for the Academy Awards. The movie has earlier won the world cinema dramatic special jury award at Sundance...
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Oscar 2018:Three more films vie for Best Foreign Language Film nominations

Three more countries have submitted their entries for 2018 Best Foreign Language Film category for next year's Academy Awards.   Taiwan ("Small talk"), Cambodia ("First they killed my father") and Russia ("Loveless") are three more countries who submitted their entries for the 90th Academy Awards that will held March 4,...
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Lena Waithe, Donald Glover Make History at the Emmys

It was a night of firsts for black comedians at last night's Emmy Awards held in Los Angeles.   Donald Glover from "Atlanta" became the first black person to win for directing a comedy series, while Lena Waithe from "Master of None" became the first black woman to win for...
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Academy Awards 2018: Morroco enters “Razzia” for the Foreign-Language catergory

Nabil Ayouch’s kaleidoscopic social drama “Razzia” which world premiered at the Toronto Festival (TIFF), has been chosen as Morocco’s candidate in the foreign-language category of the 2018 Academy Awards.   The film was chosen by an independent commission nominated by the Moroccan Cinema Center (CCM), composed of writers, directors, producers,...
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Cinematographer John Bailey is Oscars’ new chief

Hollywood has a new de facto mayor: cinematographer John Bailey, who was elected to a one-year term as president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday night.   LOS ANGELES (NYTimes) - The academy's 54-member board, which includes luminaries like Steven Spielberg and Whoopi Goldberg, chose...
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For Kemi Adetiba, the future is winning an Oscar

Nigerian filmmaker Kemi Adetiba was a guest on this week's episode of CNN’s African Voices. An alumna of New York Films Academy, the Wedding Party director provided insights into her career, her next moves and why the web series “King Women” is so important to her.     Excerpts.   On...
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Oscars 2018 Winners: The Shape of Water leads with 4 wins