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Snubs, surprises abound in Oscar nominations
SP_COP - January 15, 2015 - www.usatoday.com
Today's Oscar nominations announcement included its share of surprise nods and shocking omissions:SURPRISE: Eight best-picture nominees. Ever since the Academy expanded the best-picture field from fiv...
Offbeat films 'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' capture Oscar's eye
SP_COP - January 15, 2015 - www.reuters.com
Show business satire "Birdman" and colorful caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel," on Thursday captured nine Academy Award nominations each, including best picture, for a year recognized for its original f...
Under the Circuit: Emily Blunt
SP_COP - October 27, 2014 - www.awardscircuit.com
While she may not yet have the privilege of ‘Oscar-nominee’ appearing before her name in trailers, if they put ‘the ever reliable Emily Blunt’ there’d probably be few arguments against it. Blunt has b...
Emmy Awards 2014: British actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Idris Elba renew Oscars battle
SP_COP - August 25, 2014 - www.telegraph.co.uk
On Oscar night six months ago much was made of the two London friends Chiwetel Ejiofor and Idris Elba fighting it out for the Best Actor gong.“Idris always likes to say that we started our careers on...
Richard Attenborough Dies at 90
SP_COP - August 24, 2014 - www.hollywoodreporter.com
He appeared in more than 70 films as an actor and directed the Oscar-winning title 'Gandhi'Sir Richard Attenborough, whose 20-year crusade to bring the life of Mahatma Gandhi to the screen culminated...
Nicole Kidman: Winning an Oscar was the most intensely lonely moment of my life
SP_COP - June 06, 2014 - www.mirror.co.uk
Wherever Nicole Kidman goes, praise normally follows.Yet the stunning red-haired Australian-born actress was willing to put herself on the line to portray the late former Hollywood acting legend turne...
Oscar-honored 'Godfather' cinematographer Gordon Willis dead at 82 - reports
SP_COP - May 19, 2014 - www.reuters.com
Gordon Willis, the cinematographer responsible for stirring camera work in such film classics as the "Godfather" trilogy and several of Woody Allen's best-known films, has died aged 82, Hollywood publ...
Matthew McConaughey offered more scripts after Oscar win
SP_COP - May 16, 2014 - www.list.co.uk
Matthew McConaughey joked that people RSVP back "more quickly" following his Oscar win, which has also prompted an influx of scripts and "more choices" of work.Matthew McConaughey is excited to take o...
Jane Campion: 'Life isn't a career'
SP_COP - May 12, 2014 - www.theguardian.com
Jane Campion was the first woman to win a Palme d'Or and only the second ever to be nominated for the best director Oscar. So it comes as a surprise that her latest gig, as president of the Cannes fil...

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