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February 29, 2016

DiCaprio finally wins Oscars

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Monday, February 29, 2016

Today, with a unique date, at the 88th Academy Awards, Leonardo DiCaprio finally broke the 22 year jinx with a total of six nominations in total, winning his first ever Oscars award for the Best Actor for his role in the movie The Revenant. The movie had two other nominations, for Best Cinematography and Best directing, and won all of them.

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The Revenant addressed the issue of climatic changes, and in the award acceptance speech, DiCaprio spoke about all those underprivileged people who are affected adversely by human activities on nature. He also said “Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow”. He concluded saying “I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much.”

Cquote1.svg I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much. Cquote2.svg

—Leonardo DiCaprio

DiCaprio previously got nominations for the Academy Awards for his roles in The Wolf of Wall Street, Blood Diamond, The Aviator and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape when he was just 19-year-old.

DiCaprio’s co-star of the movie Titanic Kate Winset was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Steve Jobs movie, but lost to Swedish actress Alicia Vikander for her role in the movie adaptation of the novel The Danish Girl.

Mad Max: Fury Road had ten nominations and won six of them, namely Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. Ex Machina won the award for Visual Effects. Spotlight won the Best Picture award, Brie Larson collected Best actress for the movie Room and Sam Smith‘s song Writing’s on the Wall won the Best Original music for Spectre ahead of Grammy’s winning song Earned It by Canadian singer The Weeknd.

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DiCaprio finally wins Oscar for Best Actor

DiCaprio finally wins Oscar for Best Actor

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Yesterday Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar, for Best Actor, at the 88th Academy Awards. The award ended DiCaprio’s long wait for an Academy Award — he was first nominated in 1993 and won on his sixth nomination, for his role in The Revenant, which also won Best Cinematography and Best Director.

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Cquote1.svg I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much. Cquote2.svg

—Leonardo DiCaprio

In his acceptance speech, DiCaprio described The Revenant as “about man’s relationship to the natural world”, and spoke of underprivileged people affected adversely by human activities on nature. He also said “Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow”. He concluded saying “I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted. Thank you so very much.”

DiCaprio was previously nominated for his work in The Wolf of Wall Street, for Best Actor and Best Picture; Blood Diamond, for Best Actor; The Aviator, Best Actor; and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, for Best Supporting Actor.

Kate Winslet, who co-starred with DiCaprio in Titanic, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Steve Jobs, but lost to Swedish actress Alicia Vikander for her role in The Danish Girl. Brie Larson collected Best Actress for her performance in Room.

Mad Max: Fury Road had ten nominations and won six of them: Best Costume Design, Film Editing, Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, Sound Editing, and Sound Mixing. Ex Machina won the award for Best Visual Effects. Spotlight won the Best Picture award, and Sam Smith‘s song Writing’s on the Wall won Best Original Song for Spectre ahead of the Grammy-winning song Earned It by Canadian singer The Weeknd.



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February 26, 2009

Baldwin, Seymour among attendees at Oscar viewing party held by Children Uniting Nations

Baldwin, Seymour among attendees at Oscar viewing party held by Children Uniting Nations

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

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Sunday, Hollywood stars gathered in the Beverly Hilton ballroom in Beverly Hills, California, for the 10th Annual Children Uniting Nations Oscar viewing party for the 81st Academy Awards.

Wikinews reporter Ilya Haykinson attended the party; the two prior years were covered by outside volunteer photographers.

The following is a selection from the hundreds of images taken by Haykinson, of the guests at this party.



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March 1, 2008

Canadian film academy explains lack of Genie nomination for Juno

Canadian film academy explains lack of Genie nomination for Juno

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

The Canadian film industry’s major awards night, the Genie Awards, takes place on Monday. The Genie Awards begun in 1949 as the Canadian Film Awards, and current nominations include the films L’Âge des ténèbres, Away from Her, Continental, un film sans fusil, Eastern Promises, and Shake Hands With the Devil.

Notably absent from the nominations is the film Juno, an Academy Award nominee for Best Picture. Most of the lead actors in Eastern Promises and Away from Her were not Canadian, and Eastern Promises was filmed overseas. The leads of Juno, in comparison, are all Canadian, and the movie was filmed in the country, despite the financial backing for the film being from an American source.

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Juno is an excellent film and the Academy salutes its success, which reflects the work of many talented Canadians both in front of and behind the camera. Regrettably, the filmmakers decided not to enter the film into the Genie Awards.

In order to be eligible for the Genies, a film must be Canadian, as defined by CAVCO and the CRTC. These are the accepted industry standards for recognizing a film as Canadian.

Ultimately, it’s up to the filmmaker to decide whether to seek Canadian certification. It would not be appropriate for me to speculate about the reasons for a filmmaker’s decision, or why they may or may not qualify.

Sara Morton, CEO of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

CAVCO is the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office, part of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The CRTC is the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, a communications authority like the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States, Independent Television Commission (ITC) in the UK (excluding Wales), and the Australian Communications and Media Authority.



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February 25, 2008

Oscar\’s after parties include Children Uniting Nations

Oscar’s after parties include Children Uniting Nations

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Monday, February 25, 2008

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Last night’s Academy Award-themed parties around Los Angeles included the 9th annual Billboard Magazine-Children Uniting Nations bash.

Musical entertainment at the party was provided by Jil Airgot, the voice of Edith Piaf in the Oscar nominated Film La Vie En Rose, DMX, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels from Run-D.M.C., Doug E. Fresh, popular salsa musician Sirak Baloyan, DJ Spinderella, Cisco, and Tiffany.

Actor Ice-T, author David Pelzer, and football player Nnamdi Asomugha received the night’s “Angel Award”, presented by the charitable foundation.

Scheduled to attend were stars like Eva Longoria, Marion Cotillard, Joel & Benji Madden, Wesley Snipes, Jane Seymour & James Keach, Ali Landry, Slash, Tracey Edmonds, James Denton, David Boreanaz, Evan Handler, Drew Lachey, Anthony Anderson, Martin Landau, King Adamte of Ghana, Princess Haya from Dubai, Princess Dalal Al Saud, the First Lady of Uganda, General Romeo Dallaire, Buzz Aldrin, Christian de la Fuente, Miss USA Rachel Smith, Steve Guttenberg, Marilu Henner, Doug E. Fresh, Gary Busey, David Carradine, Omarosa, Tommy Davidson, Tom Arnold, Joan van Ark, Eddie Steeples, Emma Stone, Patricia Kara, Three Six Mafia, Chamillionaire, Jared Padelecki, and Kevin Sorbo.

Dancing with the Stars dancers Cheryl Burke and Julianne Hough were also present.

The event was photographed for Wikinews by professional photographer Jessica Pinney.



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Robert Boyle wins Honorary Oscar for his art direction career

Robert Boyle wins Honorary Oscar for his art direction career

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Monday, February 25, 2008 American art director and production designer Robert F. Boyle was honoured last night at the Academy Awards.

Hired as an extra in films during the Great Depression, the young architect became a draftsman at Paramount Studios, moving on to become a sketch artist and assistant art director, before becoming a full-fledged art director in the early 1940s, at Universal Studios.

His credits include Alfred Hitchcock films Saboteur (1942), North by Northwest (1959), and The Birds (1963). Other films to his credit include The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), Gaily, Gaily (1969), Fiddler on the Roof (1971), and The Shootist (1976).

The Oscar-nominated documentary short The Man on Lincoln’s Nose (2000) chronicles his career, which includes the 1997 Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award and four Oscar nominations.

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Cquote1.svg Oh, thank you all for being here today.

That’s the good part of getting old. I don’t recommend the other.

It’s not possible for me to express my appreciation to the countless people who helped me on this great trip, this wonderful journey of being in the movies.

But I can thank the members of the Board of Governors of the Academy and to Nicole Kidman who so graciously introduced me.

I would like to remember some of the old folk, like Hans Dreier who took a chance and gave me my first job in the movies, and to “Hitch” who also took a chance and gave me my first big film. And I also would like to remember that Hitch introduced me to the screenwriter Bess Taffel, who became my wife and my companion throughout this wonderful journey. I also would like to thank my children and grandchildren who supported me with their love and support, thank them.

To Norman Jewison who made moviemaking fun and much laughter while dealing with real subjects. And to Don Siegel, who cut to the chase and gave us truth.

And with all of these, there was my beginning at the USC School of Architecture and my great colleagues in the Art Directors Guild who supported me, and, finally, to Jean Firstenberg who introduced me to the American Film Institute and the opportunity to give back to the next generation of storytellers.

Since I’ve been around here for almost a century, I’ve noted a lot of conflicts, but there was one bright image in this whole life of ours, and that was the arts, and particularly the art of the moviemakers, of the moving image that we all love.

So I have, I have had the good fortune to be a part of this and I thank you all for being there for me. Thank you.

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Song by indie artists, used in small movie, wins Oscar

Song by indie artists, used in small movie, wins Oscar

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová during an April 2006 show in Derry, Northern Ireland.

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One of last night’s surprise wins at the 80th Academy Awards was Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová winning the Best Original Song Oscar.

The song “Falling Slowly” is from the 2006 film Once, which also co-stars Hansard and Irglová.

The favorite in the category was Enchanted, a Disney film which received nominations for “Happy Working Song”, “That’s How You Know”, and “So Close”. Also nominated was “Raise It Up” from August Rush.

The soundtrack received a Grammy nomination in 2008.

Irglová was cut off by music, when stepping up to the microphone to speak. She was given a second chance to speak after the next commercial break, and was introduced onto the stage by host Jon Stewart.

For some time, the song’s eligibility for an Oscar was in dispute, as it had appeared on a 2006 CD issued by Hansard’s band, The Frames, and it had been performed by the couple in various European venues. The Academy ruled that because the song had been composed for the movie, and the prior public exposure during the long period that the movie took to produce had been minimal, it remained eligible.

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Cquote1.svg Thanks! This is amazing. What are we doing here? This is mad. We made this film two years ago. We shot on two Handycams. It took us three weeks to make. We made it for a hundred grand. We never thought we would come into a room like this and be in front of you people. It’s been an amazing thing. Thanks for taking this film seriously, all of you. It means a lot to us. Thanks to the Academy, thanks to all the people who’ve helped us, they know who they are, we don’t need to say them. This is amazing. Make art. Make art. Thanks. Cquote2.svg

Markéta Irglová

Cquote1.svg Hi everyone. I just want to thank you so much. This is such a big deal, not only for us, but for all other independent musicians and artists that spend most of their time struggling, and this, the fact that we’re standing here tonight, the fact that we’re able to hold this, it’s just to prove no matter how far out your dreams are, it’s possible. And, you know, fair play to those who dare to dream and don’t give up. And this song was written from a perspective of hope, and hope at the end of the day connects us all, no matter how different we are. And so thank you so much, who helped us along way. Thank you. Cquote2.svg



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February 24, 2008

Europeans sweep top actor honors at 80th Academy Awards

Europeans sweep top actor honors at 80th Academy Awards

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Sunday, February 24, 2008

As English-Irish actor Daniel Day-Lewis took home his second Oscar for his leading role as a mean early oil enterpreneur in the motion picture There Will Be Blood, the top four honors for acting were swept away by European actors.

Earlier in the evening, Best Supporting Actress went to British actress Tilda Swinton, won for her portrayal of Karen Crowder in Michael Clayton. Spaniard Javier Bardem took Best Supporting Actor for his role of psychotic killer Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men.

French actress Marion Cotillard took the Best Actress award for her commanding performance of French chanteuse Edith Piaf in the French film, La Vie En Rose, the first time for an actress in a French language film.

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January 15, 2008

Oscar Foreign Film race narrowed to nine films

Oscar Foreign Film race narrowed to nine films

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Nine films have advanced to “Phase II” of the 80th Academy Awards Foreign Language Film race, out of 63 international films entered.

They are:

  • Austria, The Counterfeiters, Stefan Ruzowitzky, director
  • Brazil, The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, Cao Hamburger, director
  • Canada, Days of Darkness, Denys Arcand, director
  • Israel, Beaufort, Joseph Cedar, director
  • Italy, The Unknown, Giuseppe Tornatore, director
  • Kazakhstan, Mongol, Sergei Bodrov, director
  • Poland, Katyń, Andrzej Wajda, director
  • Russia, 12, Nikita Mikhalkov, director
  • Serbia, The Trap, Srdan Golubovic, director

Several hundred Los Angeles-based members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, which hosts the “Oscars”, screened the eligible films to determine the shortlist. The nominees will be decided by 10 random members from the “Phase I” group, and ten Los Angeles and New York members specially invited to participate. They will view the screenings in marathon viewings, from Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20, in both cities.

Nominations will be announced Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre at the AMPAS headquarters. The award ceremony, if not interrupted by the WGA writers’ strike, will air Sunday, February 24, 2008, at the Kodak Theatre.



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January 11, 2008

Televised press conference Sunday to announce Golden Globes winners

Televised press conference Sunday to announce Golden Globes winners

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Friday, January 11, 2008

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This weekend’s 65th Golden Globe Awards ceremonies in Los Angeles are the latest victim of the ongoing labour strike by American entertainment writers. On Sunday, the awards will be presented during a news conference at the Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California instead of the traditional annual televised event. The broadcast will include interview clips of the celebrities.

The Golden Globe Awards are conducted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and honour television and motion picture achievements. They are a prelude to next month’s Academy Awards whose ceremony and telecast are also in jeopardy if the strike continues. HFPA President Jorge Camara expressed disappointment that a full Golden Globe awards presentation would not proceed this year.

Members of the Writers Guild of America walked off the job in November. The HFPA unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate a deal with the union to allow writers to work on the Golden Globe event.



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