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Moonlight causes Oscars upset

Moonlight causes Oscars upset

Two of the producers of the musical La La Land – the equal most nominated film in Oscar’s history and one of the hottest favourites for years – had already given their Best Picture acceptance speech when it emerged that the veteran actress Faye Dunaway had read out the wrong winne...

Oscar spoils shared between Revenant, Spotlight, Mad Max – & SPECTRE

Oscar spoils shared between Revenant, Spotlight, Mad Max – & SPECTRE

At an Oscars ceremony where there was as much talk about who was not nominated as about who was, there were a number of big surprises, not least in the top category. Spotlight was a surprise Best Picture Oscar winner Spotlight, about the Boston journalists who exposed the scale of child sex abuse w...

Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel lead Oscar nominations

Birdman and Grand Budapest Hotel lead Oscar nominations

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced this year’s Oscar nominations at a pre-dawn ceremony, here in Los Angeles. Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel top the list, each receiving nine nods, with The Imitation Game close behind them on eight. Academy members have narrowe...

The Lego Movie can’t be moved at the UK top spot

The Lego Movie can’t be moved at the UK top spot

Third week in the top spot for the computer animated, The Lego Movie which made another £3,266,594 and after three weeks on release has totalled £26,671,764 in cinema ticket sales. New in second place is the American thriller, Non-Stop, which made £2,652,364 on its opening weekend and stars Liam ...

Second week for The Wolf in the UK

Second week for The Wolf in the UK

Holding on to the top spot is black comedy The Wolf of Wall Street starring Leonardo DiCaprio, which has brought in £3,608,968 in its second weekend on top. The film that is nominated for four Oscars follows the true story of Jordan Belfort and his rise to the high life to his downfall. The Wolf of...

Wolfing up the top spot in the UK

Wolfing up the top spot in the UK

Straight to the top spot last weekend was Martin Scorsese’s latest film, The Wolf of Wall Street,  the true story of Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, a wealthy stockbroker living the high life until his fall involving corruption, crime and the federal government. The film made £4,655...

Ellen to host 85th Oscars, as Academy diversifies

Ellen to host 85th Oscars, as Academy diversifies

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the Oscars, says the comedian and chat-show host Ellen DeGeneres will host next year’s awards ceremony. “I am so excited to be hosting the Oscars for the second time,” DeGeneres said in a statement. Her performance in...

Brits Celebrate 50 Years of Bond at the Oscars

Brits Celebrate 50 Years of Bond at the Oscars

Two powerhouse female performances came courtesy of Dame Shirley Bassey and Adele at the 85th Academy Awards, in Los Angeles, on Sunday evening. Celebrating the popular James Bond franchises’ fifty year birthday, the two performers took to the stage separately at the Dolby Theater to commemorate t...

Adele arriving at the 85th Academy Awards

Winner Adele Makes the “Sky Fall” at the Oscars

From the very opening of the 85th Academy Awards Ceremony, when host for the evening Seth MacFarlane announced “Music in Film” as being the Oscar theme of the night, it promised to be a night of great musical performances. The creme de la creme of the film industry came together at the Dolby The...

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