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Gene Allen dies at 97, won Oscar for "My Fair Lady," sped up Academy Awards

Gene Allen spent six months on the street as a patrolman for the Los Angeles Police Department but decades on movie sets as an Oscar-winning art director and production designer, most notably for director George Cukor. Allen won an Oscar for his work on Cukor’s “My Fair Lady” and for three years...

Miles Davis -- Don Cheadle's "Miles Ahead"

3 hours agoMusic / Jazz : All About Jazz

Miles Ahead, in which the Academy Award winning actor portrays the legendary trumpeter, marks the directorial debut of Don Cheadle, who co-wrote the script. The independently financed production was shot in jny: Cincinnati. Co-starring with Don Cheadle are Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Em... [ read more ]

Actor Who’s a Household Name to Produce Movie About the Volkswagen Scandal

An enormously successful actor whose credits include five Academy Award nominations will be a producer on a feature film in the works at Paramount about Volkswagen’s “clean diesel” scandal. Variety reports that Leonardo DiCaprio has come on board, along with...

Witness Them! Mad Max: Fury Road Campaigning for ALL KINDS of Academy Awards - Prepare the red carpet for the coming of the dogs.

14 hours agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

According to critic Mike McGranahan on Twitter, Mad Max: Fury Road is officially pushing for consideration in this year's Oscar race.

John Ridley to Direct LA Riots Movie

14 hours agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

The Academy Award winning screenwriter scripted Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave The post John Ridley to Direct LA Riots Movie appeared first on

Academy Rejects China’s Oscar Submission for Foreign Language Film

The Academy Awards organizers have said that the film, “Wolf Totem,” would not be considered because it is not sufficiently Chinese, Chinese state media reported.

2015 Nobel Prize in Economics

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel for 2015 to Angus Deaton Princeton University "for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare."

23 Celebrities You Thought Were Dead

No these 23 celebrities aren't dead, though you probably thought they were. From teen heart-throbs to Academy Award Winners, these stars just haven't been doing much lately. Check out our slideshow below to find out who they are! 1.Show More Summary

Labyrinth of Lies Tackles Holocaust Culpability, But With an Odd Lightness

Can a film about the Holocaust actually be “entertaining”? Dare we even ask such a question? To be fair, the German film Labyrinth of Lies — that country’s submission for the Academy Awards this year — isn’t so much about the Holocaust as it is about the aftermath. But still, the... More »

Here's Definitive Proof That Everything Sounds Better When Jennifer Hudson Sings It

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

From a jury summons to feminine hygiene, everything literally sounds better when Jennifer Hudson sings it! JHUD has added a new twist to marketing common action items. In a new clip posted by Glamour this week, the Academy Award winner revamped...Show More Summary

Here Is Every Movie in Contention For the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award

Complaining about the Academy Awards is the national pastime of many movie fans, but let’s not forget that they can do good. Sometimes. After all, the Foreign Language Film Oscar helps bring international cinema to the attention of casual...Show More Summary

Three Excerpts By This Year’s Nobel Prize In Literature Winner

“It’s not really about a history of events. It’s a history of emotions." Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy Sara Danius said following the announcement of the award. The post Three Excerpts By This Year’s Nobel Prize In Literature Winner appeared first on ThinkProgress.

DNA Repair Earned the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and Here's Why

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Yesterday the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Tomas Lindahl, Aziz Sancar, and Paul Modrich for their work in mapping out how cells repair damaged DNA. Their research improved our understanding of how our own cells work and helped in the development of cancer treatments, but what does it all really mean? Read more...

Oscars: Academy Finalizes Foreign-Language Film Contenders

Eighty-one countries have submitted official entries for the Foreign-Language Film Oscar race. The only first-time entrant this is Paraguay. Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards will be announced January 14 at the Academy's Samuel...Show More Summary

Nobel Prize in Literature Awarded to Soviet Life Chronicler Svetlana Alexievich

4 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

the Swedish Academy calls her work chronicling Soviet life "a monument to suffering and courage in our time."

Eddie Redmayne Still Takes The Subway

Eddie Redmayne just gave an interview where he discusses that his life hasn’t changed much since winning the Academy Award for his role in, The Theory of Everything, and he… READ ON

Belarusian Writer Svetlana Alexievich Receives Nobel Prize in Literature

Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich has been awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, Swedish Academy Chairwoman Sara Danius announced on Thursday.

Svetlana Alexievich, investigative journalist from Belarus, wins Nobel Prize in Literature

The Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday to Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarusian investigative journalist who has collected hundreds of firsthand accounts on international conflicts including World War II, the Soviet War and the Chernobyl disaster. Show More Summary

Quvenzhané Wallis, World's Most Accomplished 12-Year-Old, To Pen Book Series Based On Her Life

Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis, now 12 years old, is writing a children's book series to be published by Simon & Schuster between January 2017 and Summer 2018. The yet-untitled series will comprise three chapter books and one picture book, loosely based on Wallis' own (already impressive) life experiences. Show More Summary

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