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Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso named Academy members

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Gone with the Wind. Everett Collection-REX

‘Gone with the Wind’ returns to HBO Max with commentary on slavery

Movie classic “Gone with the Wind” returned to the HBO Max streaming platform on Wednesday, along with two extra features discussing its depiction of race in the Civil War era.
South Korean director Bong Joon-ho accepts the award for Best International Feature Film for “Parasite” during the 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 9, 2020. (Photo by Mark RALSTON - AFP)

South Korea hails top prize for ‘Parasite’ at Oscars

South Koreans reacted with joy and stunned disbelief Monday to the historic best picture Oscar for “Parasite”, with one film fan suggesting the feat should be recognised with a public holiday.
South Korean film “Parasite” was the big winner of the night, taking home four prizes — for best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best international feature film.

Oscar winners in main categories

South Korean film “Parasite” was the big winner of the night, taking home four prizes — for best picture, best director, best original screenplay and best international feature film.

Oscars 2020: No host for the Sunday’s Academy Awards

No one will be assigned to host the 2020 Oscar event on Sunday night after 2019’s host-free experiment merited a rating spike.
Africa Magic, the leading provider of entertainment for Africa by Africans and organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, has announced the return of Femi Odugbemi to the position of Head Judge for the 7th edition of the awards.

Filmmaker Femi Odugbemi heads AMVCA panel

Africa Magic, the leading provider of entertainment for Africa by Africans and organisers of the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, has announced the return of Femi Odugbemi to the position of Head Judge for the 7th edition of the awards.
Ten international films, including widely acclaimed offerings from South Korea, Spain and Senegal, are on the shortlist of movies vying for Oscar’s Academy Award nominations.

Ten movies shortlisted for Oscar’s best international film award

Ten international films, including widely acclaimed offerings from South Korea, Spain and Senegal, are on the shortlist of movies vying for Oscar’s Academy Award nominations.
Genevieve Nnaji in the Nigerian film “Lionheart.”(Netflix)

‘Lionheart’s’ Oscar disqualification an eye-opener – awards committee

The Nigeria Oscar Selection Committee has said the country’s disqualification from the 2020 Oscars should be an eye-opener for filmmakers in the Nollywood industry.
Chineze Anyaene, Chairman, Nigerian Oscars Selection Committee

Nigerian Oscars committee calls for entries from filmmakers

Ahead of the 2020 Oscars, the Nigerian Oscar Selection Committee (NOSC) has called on Nigerian filmmakers to submit entries for the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category.
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Oscar dates shifted in 2021, 2022 for Olympics, Super Bowl

The Oscars will take place in late February in 2021 and 2022 to accommodate the Olympics, Super Bowl and other events, organizers said Tuesday.
Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington celebrated by Hollywood

Actor Denzel Washington was honoured by Hollywood Thursday for a pioneering career spanning five decades and two Oscars that opened the door for a generation of black movie stars.
Alfonso Cuaron speaks on stage after accepting the Best Director award for Roma [Mike Blake-Reuters]

Alfonso Cuaron reliving his childhood in Black and White

Alfonso Cuaron, who won three Oscars on Sunday, owes much of his success to his 10-year-old self.
Lady Gaga

‘Roma’, Lady Gaga, Regina King, others shine at 2019 Oscars

‘Roma’, Lady Gaga, Regina King, Spike Lee and ‘Period. End of Sentence’ were the biggest and surprise winners at the 2019 Oscars.
Green Book

Oscars: ‘Green Book’ wins award for best picture

Despite criticism, civil rights road-trip drama ‘Green Book’ has been named best picture at this year’s Academy Awards in Los Angeles. German nominees went home empty-handed.
Chadwick Bozeman and the Black Panther cast At the Actors Guikd Awards

Black Panther wins top prize at Actors Guild Awards

Groundbreaking superhero blockbuster “Black Panther” on Sunday won the top prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards — a major boost to its campaign for Oscars glory next month.
Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart out as Oscars MC over anti-gay tweets

US comedian and actor Kevin Hart abruptly withdrew from hosting the Oscars on Thursday night amid flack for past homophobic and anti-gay tweets.
Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart to host the Oscars

Comedian Kevin Hart, who has long said that he would like to one day host the Academy Awards, will serve as M.C. for the 91st Oscars ceremony on Feb. 24.
Mike Ezuruonye

Mike Ezuruonye: Nollywood movies will soon be nominated for the Oscars

Mike Ezuruonye, a Nollywood actor, says cinematography and storytelling of Nigerian movies have improved over the years and could earn international recognition in due course.

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Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has sadly announced the death of her close cousin who died recently in United Kingdom from coronavirus.

Nollywood actress Omotola Ekeinde contracts coronavirus

Popular actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, also known as Omosexy, has revealed that she has tested positive positive for coronavirus and is currently in isolation where she’s receiving treatment.
At least four people have been killed in clashes in Ivory Coast as hundreds took to the streets following President Alassane Ouattara's decision to run for a third term this October.

One dead in fresh Ivory Coast clashes over president’s re-election bid

At least one person was killed in clashes in Ivory Coast on Saturday in the latest violence sparked by President Alassane Ouattara’s controversial decision to run for a third term in October.

NCFront: DSS invites ex-Reps Speaker over TV interview

The Department of State Services has invited a former member of the House of Representatives, Ghali Na’aba, for questioning on Monday.
Dr Fahad AL-Taffaq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to Nigeria, made this known in his address to commemorate the 48th National Day of the UAE on Tuesday in Abuja.

UAE donates 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to Nigeria

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday donated 7.5 tonnes of medical supplies to the Nigerian Government to support it in its response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

Two coronavirus patients discharged in Kwara

Two patients who tested negative for the coronavirus pandemic were discharged in Kwara on Friday.