Movie award – Whale Eaters http://whaleeaters.org/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 11:27:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9 https://whaleeaters.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-6-160x160.png Movie award – Whale Eaters http://whaleeaters.org/ 32 32 Ajay Devgn wins Nationwide Movie Award for Best Actor for Tanhaji, shares honor with Suriya https://whaleeaters.org/ajay-devgn-wins-nationwide-movie-award-for-best-actor-for-tanhaji-shares-honor-with-suriya/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 11:27:31 +0000 https://whaleeaters.org/ajay-devgn-wins-nationwide-movie-award-for-best-actor-for-tanhaji-shares-honor-with-suriya/ Image provider: INSTAGRAM Ajay Devgn and Suriya Win National Best Actor Award The Nationwide Movie Awards Winners Checklist has been introduced. Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn won the Best Actor trophy for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. He shared the trophy with Suriya, who won for Soorarai Pottru. Learn: Nationwide Movie Awards winners: Ajay Devgn, Suriya are […]]]>
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The Nationwide Movie Awards Winners Checklist has been introduced. Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn won the Best Actor trophy for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. He shared the trophy with Suriya, who won for Soorarai Pottru.

Learn: Nationwide Movie Awards winners: Ajay Devgn, Suriya are the greatest actors, Soorarai Pottru is the greatest film | Complete checklist

Ajay has now become a three-time National Award winner after his title was announced as Best Actor for Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior. Previously, he won the National Best Actor Award for Zakhm in 1998 and The Legend of Bhagat Singh in 2002. Along with Ajay, the National Best Actor Award for Tanhaji, in which he plays the brave Maratha warrior Tanhaji Malsure, he won the honor. two opportunities to enjoy a real character. Tanahji was the biggest hit in the field in 2020. It was launched in January 2020 and captured the hearts of viewers in India and across the world. After the success of the film, Ajay also shared that he plans to start a franchise out of India’s ‘Unsung Warroiors’.

Currently, he directed Runway 34, in which he was the main actor. He is currently a director and this includes in Bholaa, the remake of Kaithi. he will probably be seen in Maidaan, Thankgod and Singham 3 in the near future.

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Iran rejects Cannes film award as ‘biased, political’ https://whaleeaters.org/iran-rejects-cannes-film-award-as-biased-political-3/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 04:00:00 +0000 https://whaleeaters.org/iran-rejects-cannes-film-award-as-biased-political-3/ TEHRAN Iran on May 30 dismissed as “biased and political” last week’s award at Cannes for a film about a serial killer who targeted sex workers in an Iranian Shiite sanctuary city. class=”cf”> Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for her performance in the film […]]]>
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Iran on May 30 dismissed as “biased and political” last week’s award at Cannes for a film about a serial killer who targeted sex workers in an Iranian Shiite sanctuary city.

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Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for her performance in the film “Holy Spider”, directed by Danish-Iranian Ali Abbassi.

Ebrahimi, who went into exile following a smear campaign over her love life, has won awards for her portrayal of a journalist trying to solve the serial murders of sex workers in the Iranian holy city of Mashhad.

Iran’s Cinema Organization, affiliated with the Culture Ministry, blasted the move, accusing the festival of “committing a biased and political act by praising a fake and disgusting film”.

The film presents “a distorted image of Iranian society and openly insults Shia beliefs”, the organization said in an official statement.

He said the film “follows the same path as Salman Rushdie in ‘The Satanic Verses,'” in reference to the Booker Prize-winning Indian-British-American novelist.

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In 1989, Iran’s former supreme ruler, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, called Rushdie’s work “blasphemous” and issued a fatwa, or religious edict, calling for the author’s murder.

“Holy Spider” is inspired by the true story of a working class man who killed sex workers in the early 2000s and became known as the “Spider Killer”.

The film, which was shot in Jordan, shows Iran’s second largest city with its web of spider-like streets leading to the shrine.

Her star Ebrahimi began her career in Iran, but was derailed when a sex tape leaked online in 2006, allegedly of her and her boyfriend.


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Iran rejects Cannes film award as ‘biased, political’ https://whaleeaters.org/iran-rejects-cannes-film-award-as-biased-political-2/ Mon, 30 May 2022 13:02:08 +0000 https://whaleeaters.org/iran-rejects-cannes-film-award-as-biased-political-2/ Iran rejects Cannes film award as ‘biased, political’ Last week’s Cannes award for a film about a serial killer who attacked sex workers in an Iranian Shia shrine city was rejected by Iran on Monday as ‘biased and political’ Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday […]]]>

Iran rejects Cannes film award as ‘biased, political’

Last week’s Cannes award for a film about a serial killer who attacked sex workers in an Iranian Shia shrine city was rejected by Iran on Monday as ‘biased and political’

Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for her performance in the film “Holy Spider”, directed by Danish-Iranian Ali Abbassi.

Ebrahimi, who went into exile following a smear campaign over her love life, has won awards for her portrayal of a journalist trying to solve the serial murders of sex workers in the Iranian holy city of Mashhad.

Iran’s Cinema Organization, affiliated with the Culture Ministry, slammed the move, accusing the festival of “committing a biased and political act by praising a fake and disgusting film”.

The film presents “a distorted image of Iranian society and openly insults Shia beliefs”, the organization said in an official statement.

He said the film “follows the same path as Salman Rushdie in ‘The Satanic Verses,'” in reference to the Booker Prize-winning Indian-British-American novelist.

In 1989, Iran’s former supreme ruler, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, called Rushdie’s work “blasphemous” and issued a fatwa, or religious edict, calling for the author’s murder.

“Holy Spider” is inspired by the true story of a working-class man who killed sex workers in the early 2000s and became known as the “Spider Killer.”

The film, which was shot in Jordan, shows Iran’s second largest city with its web of spider-like streets leading to the shrine.

Its protagonist, Ebrahimi, started her career in Iran, but was ruined after a supposedly a** tape of her and her partner was posted online in 2006.


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Iran rejects Cannes film award as ‘biased, political’ https://whaleeaters.org/iran-rejects-cannes-film-award-as-biased-political-4/ Mon, 30 May 2022 12:36:11 +0000 https://whaleeaters.org/iran-rejects-cannes-film-award-as-biased-political-4/ Published on: 05/30/2022 – 14:36 Tehran (AFP) – Iran on Monday dismissed as “biased and political” the award given last week at Cannes for a film about a serial killer who targeted sex workers in an Iranian Shia sanctuary city. Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival on […]]]>

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Tehran (AFP) – Iran on Monday dismissed as “biased and political” the award given last week at Cannes for a film about a serial killer who targeted sex workers in an Iranian Shia sanctuary city.

Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for her performance in the film “Holy Spider”, directed by Danish-Iranian Ali Abbassi.

Ebrahimi, who went into exile following a smear campaign over her love life, has won awards for her portrayal of a journalist trying to solve the serial murders of sex workers in the Iranian holy city of Mashhad.

Iran’s Cinema Organization, affiliated with the Culture Ministry, slammed the move, accusing the festival of “committing a biased and political act by praising a fake and disgusting film”.

The film presents “a distorted image of Iranian society and openly insults Shia beliefs”, the organization said in an official statement.

He said the film “follows the same path as Salman Rushdie in ‘The Satanic Verses'”, in reference to the Booker Prize-winning Indian-born British-American novelist.

In 1989, Iran’s former supreme ruler, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, called Rushdie’s work “blasphemous” and issued a fatwa, or religious edict, calling for the author’s murder.

“Holy Spider” is inspired by the true story of a working class man who killed sex workers in the early 2000s and became known as the “Spider Killer”.

The film, which was shot in Jordan, shows Iran’s second largest city with its web of spider-like streets leading to the shrine.

Her star Ebrahimi started her career in Iran, but was derailed when a sex tape leaked online in 2006, allegedly of her and her boyfriend.


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Iran rejects Cannes film award as ‘biased, political’ https://whaleeaters.org/iran-rejects-cannes-film-award-as-biased-political/ Mon, 30 May 2022 12:35:20 +0000 https://whaleeaters.org/iran-rejects-cannes-film-award-as-biased-political/ Iran on Monday dismissed as “biased and political” the award given last week at Cannes for a film about a serial killer who targeted sex workers in an Iranian Shia sanctuary city. Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for her performance in the film “Holy […]]]>

Iran on Monday dismissed as “biased and political” the award given last week at Cannes for a film about a serial killer who targeted sex workers in an Iranian Shia sanctuary city.

Iranian Zar Amir Ebrahimi won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday for her performance in the film “Holy Spider”, directed by Danish-Iranian Ali Abbassi.

Ebrahimi, who went into exile following a smear campaign over her love life, has won awards for her portrayal of a journalist trying to solve the serial murders of sex workers in the Iranian holy city of Mashhad.

Iran’s Cinema Organization, affiliated with the Culture Ministry, slammed the move, accusing the festival of “committing a biased and political act by praising a fake and disgusting film”.

The film presents “a distorted image of Iranian society and openly insults Shia beliefs”, the organization said in an official statement.

He said the film “follows the same path as Salman Rushdie in ‘The Satanic Verses'”, in reference to the Booker Prize-winning Indian-born British-American novelist.

Iran’s former supreme leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, in 1989 called Rushdie’s work “blasphemous” and issued a fatwa, or religious edict, calling for the author’s murder.

“Holy Spider” is inspired by the true story of a working class man who killed sex workers in the early 2000s and became known as the “Spider Killer”.

The film, which was shot in Jordan, shows Iran’s second largest city with its web of spider-like streets leading to the shrine.

Her star Ebrahimi started her career in Iran, but was derailed when a sex tape leaked online in 2006, allegedly of her and her boyfriend.


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‘Amina’ Wins Best Overall Film at AMVCA 2022 (SEE WINNERS LIST) https://whaleeaters.org/amina-wins-best-overall-film-at-amvca-2022-see-winners-list/ Sat, 14 May 2022 22:34:01 +0000 https://whaleeaters.org/amina-wins-best-overall-film-at-amvca-2022-see-winners-list/ The 8th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) took place on Saturday in Lagos. The winners in each category are listed below: Best Actress in a Drama Osas Ighodaro – Rattlesnake: Ahanna’s Story Best Actor in a Drama Stan Nze – Rattlesnake: Ahanna’s Story Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series) Funke […]]]>

The 8th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) took place on Saturday in Lagos.

The winners in each category are listed below:

Best Actress in a Drama

Osas Ighodaro – Rattlesnake: Ahanna’s Story

Best Actor in a Drama

Stan Nze – Rattlesnake: Ahanna’s Story

Best Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)

Funke Akindele-Bello – Omo Ghetto the saga

Best Actor in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series)

Broda Shaggi – Decrease

Best Supporting Actress (Movie/TV Series)

Omowummi Dada – Hard Country

Best Supporting Actor (Movie/TV Series)

Odunlade Adekola – Jankariwo

Best Art Director (Film/TV Series)

Tunji Afolayan – Amina

Best Image Editor

Tunde Apalowo – For Maria Ebun Pataki

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Best Sound Editor (Movie/TV Series)

Jim Lively and James Nelson – Amina

Best Lighting Designer (Movie/TV Series)

Mathew Yusuf for Rattlesnake – Ahanna’s Story

Best Writer (Movie/TV Series)

Manie Oiseomaye, Donald Tombia and Biodun Stephen – Presentation of the Kujus

Best Cinematographer

Muhammed Atta Ahmed – Rattlesnake: Ahanna’s Story

best makeup

Balogun Abiodun – Omo Ghetto The Saga

Best Costume Designer

Millicent T. Jack – Amina

Best Indigenous Language Film or TV Series (Swahili)

Freddy Feruzi – Obambo

Best Native Language Film or TV Series (Hausa)

Rogers Ofime for Voiceless

Best Native Language Film or TV Series (Yoruba)

David Akande, Demola Yusuf and Edgard Leroy – Alasie

Best Indigenous Language (Igbo) Film or TV Series

Uche Nnanna Maduka – ‘Nne-Ka

Best TV Series (Drama/Comedy)

Rogers Ofime – The Mystical River

Best Documentary

Saitabao Kaiyare, Mumo Liku, Elena Schilling, Daniella Fritz and Ann Katrina Boberg – If Objects Could Talk

Best Short or Online Video

Taiwo Ogunnimo – I Am The Prostitute Mom Described

Best Online Social Content Creator

Oga Sabinus – Mr. Funny

Best Film (Southern Africa)

Hairareb – Dantagos Jimmy-Melani

Best Film (East Africa)

The Girl In The Yellow Sweater – Maroc Omar

Best Film (West Africa)

Collision Race – Bolanle Austen-Peters and Joseph Umoibom

Best Soundtrack (Movie/TV Series)

Gold Coast Lounge – Pascal Aka and Raquel

Best Original Africa Magic Comedy Series

The Johnsons

Best Original Drama Series Africa Magic

The Rishantes – Dimbo Atiya

Best Multi-Choice Talent Factory

Daisy Masembe – Engaito

Best Dressed Male/Female (voted by fans)

Denola Grey/Osas Ighodaro

Merit Award Winner

Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett

Pioneer Award

Teniola Aladese

Best Overall Film

Amine

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Speaker is ‘fixed’ on film award nominations hat trick https://whaleeaters.org/speaker-is-fixed-on-film-award-nominations-hat-trick/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 01:37:23 +0000 https://whaleeaters.org/speaker-is-fixed-on-film-award-nominations-hat-trick/ Post views: 152 A Northampton University film lecturer has received ‘preview’ news that his latest film is in the running for three regional awards. Jez Alsop is a lecturer in film, television and digital production at the university. But when he’s not in class, he’s on a movie set wielding a clapperboard as a director/producer. […]]]>

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A Northampton University film lecturer has received ‘preview’ news that his latest film is in the running for three regional awards.

Jez Alsop is a lecturer in film, television and digital production at the university. But when he’s not in class, he’s on a movie set wielding a clapperboard as a director/producer.

His latest directorial effort – Fixed – is a gritty urban thriller set in and around the murky world of bare-knuckle boxing, filmed entirely in Jez’s hometown of Birmingham.

In the film, player Daz (played by Nicholas Clarke) wants to give up his life as a criminal and start a new life in Spain. But to catch him, a vicious mobster thinks Daz cheated him out of money following a “rigged” fight.

Jez’s hard work in the director’s chair has paid off, as Fixed is up for three Midlands Movies Awards; Best Feature, Best Performance in a Leading Role for Clarke and Best Cinematography (Gary Rogers). The winning films will be announced during the official ceremony on Saturday June 11.

Jez is also executive producer of Fixed, and he cites British directors like Alan Clarke, Mike Leigh and Lynne Ramsay as some of his main influences.

Other influences include world cinema, American independent cinema and films of the 1970s

He said: “A famous director once said that it was hard enough to know what he liked about his movies, let alone what millions of other people would think. It’s wonderful to know that some people liked Fixed enough to put it forward for these awards.

“The team and I are really happy with the nominations, so we have our fingers crossed for the big night.”

The trailer for Fixed is here, and the full movie is available on most digital platforms (Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, etc.).

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Oscars 2022: In pugnacious Oscars, Apple’s ‘CODA’ wellness triumphs https://whaleeaters.org/oscars-2022-in-pugnacious-oscars-apples-coda-wellness-triumphs/ Mon, 28 Mar 2022 09:35:36 +0000 https://whaleeaters.org/oscars-2022-in-pugnacious-oscars-apples-coda-wellness-triumphs/ The 94th Academy Awards named ‘CODA’ best picture, awarding a streaming service Hollywood’s highest honor for the first time in a ceremony that also saw Will Smith take the stage and slap Chris Rock. Sian Heder’s “CODA,” which premiered at a virtual Sundance Film Festival in the winter of 2021, started out as an underdog […]]]>

The 94th Academy Awards named ‘CODA’ best picture, awarding a streaming service Hollywood’s highest honor for the first time in a ceremony that also saw Will Smith take the stage and slap Chris Rock.

Sian Heder’s “CODA,” which premiered at a virtual Sundance Film Festival in the winter of 2021, started out as an underdog but gradually became an Oscar favorite. It also had very rich backing in Apple TV+, which won its first Best Picture Oscar on Sunday, less than three years after the service launched.

It also inflicted another near-miss defeat on Netflix, the veteran streamer that for years tried unsuccessfully to score the best picture. Her best shot, Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog,” came in with 12 nominations. He won one, for the management of Campion.

But “CODA” rode a wave of goodwill carried by its cast including Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Emilia Jones and Daniel Durant. It is the first film with a mostly Deaf cast to win Best Picture. “CODA” managed that despite being one of the least nominated films with just three entries on Sunday. Not since 1932’s “Grand Hotel” has a film won Best Picture with less than four nods.

Kotsur also won Best Supporting Actor to become the first deaf male actor to win an Oscar, and only the second deaf actor to do so, joining fellow castmate and “CODA” co-star Matlin.

“It’s for the deaf community, the CODA community and the disabled community,” Kotsur said, signing from the stage. “Now is our time.”

Many, however, spoke of another time. After Chris Rock as presenter joked with Jada Pinkett Smith that he was looking forward to a sequel to “GI Jane”, Will Smith got up from his seat near the stage, walked over to Rock and hit him. After they sat down, Smith yelled at Rock to “keep my wife’s name out of your mouth (expletive)”. When Rock, who joked about Jada Pinkett Smith at the 2016 Academy Awards, protested that it was just a “GI Jane” joke, Smith repeated the same line.

“It was the greatest night in television history,” Rock said, before clumsily returning to the presentation of best documentary, which went to “Summer of Soul (…or when the revolution didn’t was not televised)” from Questlove.

The moment shocked audiences at the Dolby Theater and viewers at home. At the commercial break, anchor Daniel Kaluuya came to hug Smith and Denzel Washington escorted him to the side of the stage. The two talked and hugged and Tyler Perry also came over to talk.

Smith, who plays Venus and Serena Williams’ father in “King Richard,” later in the series, won best actor, his first Oscar. So Smith took to the stage again shortly after what seemed to be one of the most infamous moments in Oscar history. His acceptance speech wavered between defense and apology.

“Richard Williams was a fierce advocate for his family,” Smith said in his opening remarks. Smith then shared what Washington told him: “At your highest moment, be careful because that’s when the devil comes for you.”

Eventually, Smith apologized to the academy and his fellow nominees.

“Art imitates life. I look like the crazy dad,” Smith said with a laugh. “But love will make you do crazy things.”

After the show, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released a statement saying it “does not condone any form of violence.” The Los Angeles Police Department said it was aware of a slap incident at the Oscars, but said the person involved refused to file a police report.

So far, the ceremony — intended as a revival for the Oscars and the movies — had gone fairly well. Ariana DeBose has become the first Afro-Latin and openly LBGTQ actress to win a supporting actress Oscar. Jane Campion won the Best Director Oscar for “The Power of the Dog,” her open-air psychodrama that twisted and upended Western conventions.

Campion, who was the first woman nominated twice in the category (previously for “The Piano” in 1993), is only the third woman to win the Best Director award. It is also the first time that the directing award has been given to consecutive women, after “Nomadland” filmmaker Chloe Zhao won it last year.

Best Actress went to Jessica Chastain, who also won her first Oscar. Chastain won for her empathetic portrayal of televangelist Tammy Faye in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” a film she also produced.

After record ratings and a show in 2021 marred by a pandemic, producers this year turned to one of the world’s biggest stars – Beyoncé – to kick off an Oscar ceremony meant to revive the awards spot. in pop culture. After an introduction from Venus and Serena Williams, Beyoncé performed her song named “King Richard,” “Be Alive,” in an elaborately choreographed performance on a lime-green outdoor stage in Compton, where the Williams sisters grew up.

Hosts Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall then began broadcasting from the Dolby Theatre.

Sykes, Schumer and Hall joked with ease about important Hollywood issues like pay equity — they said three female hosts were ‘cheaper than a man’ — Lady Gaga’s drama Sykes called ‘House of Random Accents ”, the state of the Golden Globes (now relegated to the memoriam package, Sykes said) and the girlfriends of Leonardo DiCaprio. Their sharpest political point came at the end of their routine, during which they promised a good night out and then alluded to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

“And for you in Florida, we’re going to have a gay night,” Sykes said.

The top broadcast award fittingly went to Ariana DeBose, whose win came 60 years after Rita Moreno won the same role in the 1961 original “West Side Story.” DeBose credited Moreno for paving the way for “tons of Anitas like me.”

“Imagine this little girl in the back seat of a white Ford Focus, look her in the eye: you see a queer, openly queer woman of color, an Afro-Latina who has found her strength in life through art. And that’s, I think, what we’re here to celebrate,” DeBose said. “So if anyone has ever questioned your identity or you find yourself living in the gray spaces, I promise you – there is indeed a place for us.”

Disney’s smash hit “Encanto” powered by its chart-topping soundtrack won Best Animated Feature. Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the film’s hit songs, missed the ceremony after his wife tested positive for COVID-19. Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s three-hour Japanese drama “Drive My Car,” one of the most acclaimed films of the year, won the Best International Film award.

After two years of the pandemic, and under a hot Californian sun on Sunday, the Hollywood rite of glamor has regained momentum, with a flush red carpet and a COVID-tested audience. Before the exchange with Smith, Rock commented, with delight: “No one wears a mask. I’m just breathing raw dog tonight.

To help regain the front of the cultural scene, the Oscars relied heavily on musical performances (Billie Eilish, Reba McEntire), movie anniversaries (“The Godfather”, “Pulp Fiction”, “White Men Can’t Jump”) and as many mentions of the “Encanto” escape song, “We’re not talking about Bruno”, as possible. Ukrainian-born Mila Kunis led a 30-second minute of silence for Ukraine. Some stars, like Sean Penn, had lobbied the academy for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to speak at the ceremony.

But aside from a few blue ribbons spotted on the red carpet, politics was rarely the center of attention. The Oscars instead doubled down on dazzling and movies as an escape. The producers brought in BTS and Tony Hawk to attract more viewers. Some things worked better than others. The fan-favorite awards, as voted on by Twitter users, were topped by Zack Snyder fans, who voted for Snyder’s version of “Justice League” and his “Army of the Dead.”

Feel-good movies also performed well. “CODA” also won Best Adapted Screenplay. Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical ‘Belfast’, a loving family drama steeped in nostalgia and shot in black and white, won Best Original Screenplay.

Eilish and her brother Finneas won for their Bond theme to “No Time to Die,” a song that was released before the pandemic hit.

The Oscars kicked off off-camera on Sunday, with the night’s top eight awards being presented at the Dolby Theater before the ABC broadcast began. The Dolby was largely full in time for the 7 p.m. EDT pre-show, dubbed “the golden hour” by the academy. The speeches were then incorporated into the broadcast.

“Dune” took an early lead in those early awards, and he held it all night. The biggest blockbuster of this year’s top 10 nominees, “Dune” won six awards, for production design, cinematography, editing, visual effects, sound and score by Hans Zimmer.

Greig Fraser’s film win denied a chance for Oscar history. Some were backing Ari Wenger, who filmed Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog,” to become the first woman to win Best Cinematography, the only Oscar category that has never been won by a woman in the nine decades of the Oscars. as well as history

Best makeup and hairstyles went to Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye.” Chastain was among many members of the academy who believed that all of the awards should have been presented live during the show. Chastain hugged each winner as they took the stage.

Behind this year’s telecast changes was concern over the rapidly plummeting Oscars ratings. While declines have been common to all of the network’s major awards shows, last year’s show only drew around 10 million viewers, less than half of the year’s 23.6 million. former. Ten years ago it was closer to 40 million. Will the slap heard around the world help boost ratings?

“Welp,” tweeted Oscar producer Will Packer after the show. “I said it wouldn’t be boring.”


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Four C&I Movie Award nominees feature prominently in major award categories https://whaleeaters.org/four-ci-movie-award-nominees-feature-prominently-in-major-award-categories/ Tue, 14 Dec 2021 22:12:10 +0000 https://whaleeaters.org/four-ci-movie-award-nominees-feature-prominently-in-major-award-categories/ Also this week: Selena honored by the Library of Congress National Film Register. It’s starting to look a lot like awards season, with no less than three organizations – the Critics Choice Association, the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and the Golden Globe-winning Hollywood Foreign Press Association – announcing their scintillating award nominations this week. (In […]]]>

Also this week: Selena honored by the Library of Congress National Film Register.

It’s starting to look a lot like awards season, with no less than three organizations – the Critics Choice Association, the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and the Golden Globe-winning Hollywood Foreign Press Association – announcing their scintillating award nominations this week.

(In the interest of full disclosure: Yours truly is a voting member of the first two groups.)

There you go: four of the films mentioned among the nominees – The more they fall, Wild indian, The power of the dog and Jockey – are also several candidates for the THIS Movie Awards, which you can vote for here. (The deadline for submitting your picks will be Wednesday, January 26, and the winners will be announced on Friday, January 28.)

Films on the Critics Choice nominees list include: Ee The power of the dog (Best Picture; Best Actor – Benedict Cumberbatch; Best Supporting Actor – Kodi Smit-McPhee; Best Supporting Actress – Kirsten Dunst; Best Acting Set; Best Director – Jane Campion; Best Adapted Screenplay – Jane Campion ; Best Cinematography – Ari Wegner; Best Editing – Peter Sciberras; Best Score – Jonny Greenwood) and The more they fall (Best Acting Set; Best Song – “Guns Go Bang”).

Topping the list of independent films: Wild indian (Best Actor – Michael Greyeyes; Best Supporting Actor – Chaske Spencer; Best First Feature; Best First Screenplay – Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr.) and Jockey (Best Actor – Clifton Collins Jr.; John Cassavetes Award for Best Directed Feature Under $ 500,000).

And in the race for the Golden Globes, you will find The power of the dog nominated in these categories: best film, drama; Best Actor in a Dramatic Film – Benedict Cumberbatch; Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Kirsten Dunst; Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture – Kodi Smit-McPhee; Best Director and Best Screenplay – Jane Campion; Best Score – Jonny Greenwood.

The winners of the Critics Choice Awards will be announced at the gala, which will be broadcast live from the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET. January 9. And the Golden Globes – recently mired in controversy – will be announced at a not-yet-announced location on Jan. 9 as well. The Spirit Awards will be broadcast live from Santa Monica, Calif. On March 6.

And by the way: The Oscar nominations will be announced on February 8, leading up to the Oscarcast on ABC on March 27.


As we talk about honoring the movies: Selena, director Gregory Nava’s acclaimed biopic of Texas-born Mexican-American singer-songwriter Selena Quintanilla is one of 15 films announced today as the latest entries in the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry . You can read my 1996 Los Angeles Times article on making Selena here.

And here’s Selena herself, live and in concert – her last gig – at the Astrodome in Houston.


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Slovak filmmaker wins European cinema award at Cairo Film Festival https://whaleeaters.org/slovak-filmmaker-wins-european-cinema-award-at-cairo-film-festival/ Thu, 02 Dec 2021 10:24:33 +0000 https://whaleeaters.org/slovak-filmmaker-wins-european-cinema-award-at-cairo-film-festival/ “Dying to Divorce”: British documentary on Turkish domestic violence in the race for the Oscars ANKARA: A film highlighting domestic violence in Turkey has been nominated as the UK’s official entry for the Best International Feature Film at the Oscars. The five nominees for Best International Feature Film are expected to be announced in February, […]]]>

“Dying to Divorce”: British documentary on Turkish domestic violence in the race for the Oscars

ANKARA: A film highlighting domestic violence in Turkey has been nominated as the UK’s official entry for the Best International Feature Film at the Oscars.

The five nominees for Best International Feature Film are expected to be announced in February, ahead of the Oscars on March 27.

While a movie cannot reduce domestic violence and murder numbers overnight, “Dying to Divorce” has already sparked a global public debate on the issue that has universal relevance.

Shot over five years by producer Sinead Kirwan and director Chloe Fairweather, the film revolves around the testimonies of two Turkish women victims of abuse, Arzu Boztas and Kubra Eken.

The documentary also follows Ipek Bozkurt, a provocative lawyer in Turkey who fights the culture of violence through the courts, and Aysen Kavas, a women’s rights activist. Personal narratives and a critical look at systemic shortcomings give the film an added emotional impact.

Boztas, a mother of six, married at 14 in central Anatolia in a conservative environment, remained disabled after being shot six times at close range in her arms and legs while filing for divorce from her husband.

In the film, her conservative father, who authorized the marriage, said: “I ruined the lives of my children just to stay in the tradition.”

Eken, a successful Bloomberg News TV presenter in London, was repeatedly punched in the head by her producer husband two days after giving birth to their daughter. She suffered from a severe brain hemorrhage during the attack that prevented her from speaking and walking for years, although her husband blamed her situation on the cesarean operation she underwent.

The two victims struggled to seek justice for what had happened to them and to obtain custody of their children. But with the help of lawyers and activists in Turkey, they finally won legal victories after years of court battles.

Although coming from different socio-cultural backgrounds, the women were united in the desire to tell their stories to the world.

The film, currently showing in UK cinemas, has already received several awards and nominations at European film festivals and has been nominated for a British Independent Film Award.

Figures show that in recent years, more than 400 women have been murdered each year by their partner or family members. Some attackers have even had their sentences reduced for citing provocation or for showing good behavior during their trial.

Domestic violence and femicide remain a major problem in Turkey, where 38% of women experience partner abuse, according to data from the World Health Organization.

Bozkurt, who will attend a number of special screenings of the documentary in Scotland, is part of the We Will End Femicide platform which has been monitoring cases of violence and murder daily for 11 years.

The lawyer told Arab News that the power of the documentary came from its framing the problem from a global perspective without reducing it to just a national problem for Turkey.

She said: “Domestic violence is also a major problem in many Western countries, including the UK. We have tried to demonstrate the inner strength of these two ladies and their relentless struggle to stay alive using the power of the media. And I believe that such a story will inspire many women around the world.

Bozkurt stressed that gender inequality permeates various social segments and is not limited to disadvantaged communities.

“However, tackling it requires a holistic and integrated approach. Not only politicians, but also the media and activists have an essential responsibility. This documentary, by not using pornography of violence, focused on the core of their fight against impunity and attempted to show that these women have a cause to defend not only for themselves but also for the rights of their fellow human beings, ”she added.

In recent years, more and more women in Turkey have come forward to fight for justice on domestic violence and for legislative changes to protect them.

Kavas, a representative of the We Will End Femicide platform, noted that the movement has empowered women to speak out.

She told Arab News: “We gave them a helping hand not to give up the fight for their rights. But we, the women of Turkey, would rather have more top-down lives than be the subject of Oscar nominated documentaries.

“I don’t fight because it’s something that can happen to me. I fight because it can happen to anyone.

On November 9, Basak Cengiz, a 28-year-old architect, was stabbed to death by a man wielding a samurai sword as she walked down a street in one of Istanbul’s crowded neighborhoods. His attacker admitted that he just wanted to kill someone. “I preferred to kill a woman because I thought she would be an easier target,” he said.

Kavas assisted Boztas in his legal case. “She now lives with prosthetic legs and has undergone several operations after the violence she suffered. However, she still says that in the past she felt less free when married to her ex-husband.

“With the campaigns that we have been leading for years, women are no longer silent on the subject of violence. We made a lot of noise and they don’t feel alone anymore, ”Kavas said.

Further information on the documentary is available at http://dyingtodivorce.com


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