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Academy picks first black president

Academy picks first black president

The body that hands out the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has chosen its first black president. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, who’s been an Academy governor in the Public Relations branch for more than twenty years, succeeds Hawk Koch, who’d served only one year as pres...

Artist dominates a tight fought Oscars

Artist dominates a tight fought Oscars

The Artist has taken five Academy Awards at the Oscars ceremony in Hollywood, the same number as Hugo, but the black-and-white film won the categories that counted. The Artist was the only the second silent film to win the Best Picture Oscar; the last time this happened was the very first...

Oscar puts awards season to bed with The Artist

Oscar puts awards season to bed with The Artist

Within hours of The Artist becoming the first French film to win the Best Picture Oscar, at the end of a glittering night for the silent, black and white film, the streets around the Hollywood Highland Center, known as the Kodak Theatre until the photographic company went bankrupt last...

The Artist triumphs at the DGA awards

The Artist triumphs at the DGA awards

The Frenchman Michel Hazanavicius, won the top honour Saturday at the Directors Guild of America (DGA) for The Artist, paving the way to an almost certain win at the Oscars next month. Many of the DGA members...

Hugo tops Oscar noms with 11 nods

Hugo tops Oscar noms with 11 nods

Martin Scorsese's love letter to film, Hugo, led Tuesday's Oscar nominations with 11, including Best Picture, Best Director, BestCinematography and Best Score, followed by another tribute to filmmaking, the black-and-white silent The Artist, which received...

London critics back Artist and Separation

London critics back Artist and Separation

The London Film Critics' Circle is the latest awards body to honour the silent film The Artist with its Best Film prize. The group also gave prizes to the film's director, Michel Hazanavicius, and lead actor, Jean Dujardin. The London critics picked We Need To Talk About Kevin as their best Britis...

BAFTA sets up race between the Artist and Tinker

BAFTA sets up race between the Artist and Tinker

The nominations for Britain's most prestigious film awards - the BAFTAs - have set up a race between the silent film, The Artist, and the big screen adaptation of John Le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. The Artist, which picked up three Golden Globes at the weekend, is in the running...

Globes set up Oscar race between The Artist and The Descendants

Globes set up Oscar race between The Artist and The Descendants

The Artist and The Descendants have emerged as the films to beat, this awards season, after collecting many of the key awards at this year's Golden Globes. The black and white, silent movie The Artist was voted the Best Comedy...

UKscreens Best and Worst films of 2011

UKscreen’s Best and Worst films of 2011

2011 has been a busy year for UKscreen, bringing you reviews of more than a hundred theatrical releases, interviews with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood and coverage of film festivals and awards events from as far and wide as Toronto, Cannes and, of course, London. Looking...

The Artist

The Artist – Review

In late 1920s Hollywood, George (Jean Dujardin) is unquestionably the biggest film star of his time. But his star is fading. His time is ending. The film industry is discovering sound and studio ...

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