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Academy Awards

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  • 'Kurmanjan Datka' Reps Kyrgyzstan in Oscar Race

    "Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains" is representing Kyrgyzstan in Oscar's foreign-language race, with the full list of submissions expected to be unveiled within a week. "Datka," written and directed by Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, is said to be the most...
  • China reportedly picks 'The Nightingale' for Oscars foreign-language category

    China reportedly picks 'The Nightingale' for Oscars foreign-language category
    "The Nightingale," a modest and heartwarming story about an elderly man and his spoiled granddaughter who embark together on a journey with a caged bird, has reportedly been selected by China as its official foreign-language film entry for the Academy...
  • Tang Wei: Crossover Star Enchants Two Nations

    When director Ang Lee first cast an unknown actress as the lead in his Chinese spy drama "Lust, Caution," there were more than a few raised eyebrows. Tang Wei, a directing graduate from the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, was not only unheard of, she...
  • BUSAN: Indie Film Roles Lure K-pop Stars

    Consumers of K-pop and arthouse Korean films have a definite divide, but now that boundary is blurring as well-known K-pop stars are showing up in arthouse titles and social dramas with a message. Case in point, Park Yoo-chun drew a packed,...
  • Diana Bustamante New Artistic Director of Cartagena Int'l Film Festival

    Diana Bustamante, one of Colombia's most successful producers, is taking on the artistic helm of the Cartagena Int'l Film Festival (FICCI) next year, replacing Monika Wagenberg, who has ankled to devote more time to her young family. Bustamante had...
  • 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5′ to Shoot in Queensland, Australia

    The fifth installment of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise will set sail from Queensland, Australia, with production casting off in February. The Disney-backed film is being produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen...
  • How Netflix 'Crouching Tiger' deal sets theater chains against studios

    The Netflix deal to finance Weinstein Co.'s "Crouching Tiger" sequel is opening a new front in the long-simmering conflict between Hollywood studios and theater owners. Three of the nation's largest theater chains said Tuesday that they would refuse...
  • John Williams honored at L.A. Phil Gala

    John Williams honored at L.A. Phil Gala
    The event: The LA Phil 2014 Gala launched the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s season Tuesday with “A Celebration of John Williams” at Walt Disney Concert Hall, raising a whopping $3.5 million for the organization and its education programs. ...
  • Jayalalitha Jailing Sets Indian Filmworkers on Fast

    Film workers in Tamilnadu state in southern India are fasting in support of the state's top pol, Jayalalitha, a former actress, who has been jailed on corruption charges in neighboring Karnataka state. Above- and below-the-line industryites...
  • Oscars Race: Australia Selects 'Charlie's Country' for Foreign-Language Contention

    Australia has selected director Rolf de Heer's Aborigine-themed "Charlie's Country" as its contender for foreign-language Academy Award contention. "Charlie's Country" was developed, written, produced and directed by de Heer, and co-developed by lead...
  • Bill Clinton is lauded at all-star jazz gala. But he left his sax at home.

    Bill Clinton is lauded at all-star jazz gala. But he left his sax at home.
    To get it out of the way right at the top: No, he didn't play saxophone. But that hardly stopped Bill Clinton from strutting across the stage of the Dolby Theatre like a true-blue jazz cat. And how could you blame him? By the time he appeared Sunday...