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Film Academy Elects 2021–2022 Board of Governors

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2021–2022 Board of Governors.  The governors will take office at the first scheduled board meeting of the new term. Elected to the Board for the first time: Rita Wilson, Actors Branch Kim Taylor-Coleman, Casting Directors Branch Paul Cameron,…

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Riz Ahmed, Leslie Odom Jr, Vanessa Kirby React to Oscar Nods

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reactions from some of the nominees for the 93rd Academy Awards: —— “I leaned into Sam Cooke’s signature confidence and signature swagger to make this believable. There were plenty of places that I felt like I might not measure up. But in those moments, I would reach for Sam’s confidence, because he…

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Chadwick Boseman is Posthumously Nominated for an Oscar

NEW YORK (AP) — Half a year after his death, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously nominated for an Academy Award on Monday for his final performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” The nomination for best actor was widely expected but still historic. Boseman is the first Black performer ever nominated posthumously for an Oscar. He was…

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2019 Cannes Film Festival: Pioneer Lebanese Oscar-Nominated Director Talks Women in Motion

CANNES, France (FNN NEWS) – Nadine Labaki made history last year as the first Lebanese female filmmaker to ever be nominated for an Oscar in the best foreign language film category for Capernaum. This year, she is president of the prestigious Un Certain Regard competition at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, which runs parallel with the competition…

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City of Miami Gardens to Award Keys to the City to ‘Moonlight’ Academy Award Winners and Miami Gardens Residents Alex Hibbert and Jaden Piner at the 12th Annual Jazz In The Gardens Music Fest

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (FNN NEWS) — Dreams come true with hard work and determination and yesterday, dreams and hard work were realized when Moonlight, the Miami-based movie, won the coveted Academy Award for Best Picture. Part of the amazing Moonlight ensemble were two students from Miami Norland Middle School’s Theater Magnet program, Miami Gardens residents…

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