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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.
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.
Michel Legrand plays at a jazz festival in Ajaccio, Corsica, in 2012. AFP-Getty Images

French Oscar-winning composer Michel Legrand passes on

Prolific French composer Michel Legrand, who won three Oscars during a career spanning more than half a century, is dead, his spokesman said on Saturday.

Oscars: I wasn’t so excited no African movie made it – Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde

Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Nollywood actress and voting member of the Oscars, says she’s isn’t so happy that no African movie made it to the 2019 Oscars nomination list.

Black Panther movie nominated for Oscar

Marvel Studios film “Black Panther” made Oscars history on Tuesday, landing the first best picture nomination for a superhero movie, as crowd-pleasing blockbusters muscled into a contest recently dominated by art-house fare.
Oscar

Oscars 2019: Full list of nominations

Much like the Golden Globes, films like Vice, The Favourite, Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book also picked up their fair share of nominations.

Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ leads pack for Golden Globes

Hollywood’s A-listers will hit the red carpet Sunday for the Golden Globes, the glitzy start to the entertainment industry’s awards season, with popular music romance “A Star Is Born” the overwhelming favorite for top honours.
Helen Folasade Adu

Sade Adu makes Oscars’ ‘Best Original Song’ shortlist

Nigerian-British soul singer, Helen Folasade Adu, aka, Sade Adu’s song ‘The Big Unknown’ has made The Oscars 2019 shortlist for ‘Best Original Song’.
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.
Lead actor in a limited series or movie nominee John Legend dances onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards with the One of Each dancers -- a dig at the lack of diversity in Hollywood. ROBYN BECK-AFP-Getty Images

Emmy Awards 2018: ‘Game of Thrones’ wins best drama series

HBO’s record-breaking fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience.
Nollywood

NTTF: Nigeria’s inclusion in Oscar, boost for Nollywood

The founder of The Nollywood Travel Film Festival (NTTF), Mr Mykel Parish, has described the inclusion of Nigerians in the Oscars voting academy as a boost for Nollywood.

Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde invited to join Oscar voting academy

Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, popularly known as ‘Omosexy’ was on Monday invited to become a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science popularly known as the Oscars.
Femi Odugbemi

Nigeria’s Femi Odugbemi becomes member of Oscars voting academy

Nigerian producer and filmmaker Femi Odugbemi has been formally invited into the voting membership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the United States of America.

‘Black Panther’ star honours real-life hero at MTV Movie & TV awards

Landmark blockbuster “Black Panther” and nostalgic horror sensation “Stranger Things” shared the spoils Monday with a real-life hero at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

Harvey Weinstein turns himself in to New York police station

Fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York police on Friday to face sex crime charges, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of assault accusations and triggered the global #MeToo movement.

French director Luc Besson accused of rape by actress

French filmmaker Luc Besson - known for movies including The Fifth Element and Leon - has been accused of raping an actress in Paris.

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