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1 Jul 2020
Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji, Nigerian-British actress Cynthia Erivo and Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotosho were among those invited to join Hollywood's Academy on Tuesday, as the Oscars-awarding club opened its prestigious doors to a diverse crop of new members. In its efforts to increase female and ethnic minority membership, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…
16 Jun 2020
Next year's Oscars have been postponed by eight weeks to April 25 after the coronavirus pandemic shuttered film theatres and wreaked havoc on Hollywood's release calendar, the Academy said Monday. With many studio blockbusters and indie arthouse films forced to push back their release dates until theatres reopen, the cut-off date for Oscar-eligible films has…
20 May 2020
Next year's Oscars could be postponed due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus in Hollywood, trade publication Variety reported Tuesday.
29 Apr 2020
Films that skip the big screen will be allowed to contend for Oscars this year, the Academy said Tuesday in a significant rule change forced by the coronavirus pandemic. Traditionally the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences requires at least a seven-day run in Los Angeles theatres for films to be eligible for the…
3 Mar 2020
Nigerian-British actress and singer, Cynthia Onyedinmanasu Chinasaokwu Erivo, was the only black artist nominated for an Oscar in the recent Academy Awards in Hollywood for her role in Harriet which has grossed over $41.7 million at the box office.
21 Feb 2020
United States President Donald Trump on Thursday scoffed at South Korean film Parasite for its unprecedented victories at the Oscars 2020 awards. Trump during a rally at Colorado blasted the Academy for giving Bong Joon-Ho’s dark comedy the top prize at the 92nd Academy Awards, Variety reported. “How bad were the Academy Awards this year?”…
12 Jan 2020
The University College London (UCL) was where to be early in the year for a host of Nollywood practitioners, filmmakers, film researchers and aficionado, as the school hosted...
30 Dec 2019
Kevin Hart has admitted he acted immaturely following the backlash that came with his homophobic jokes after he was selected as host at the 2019 Oscars which led to him deciding to give up the February gig. Hart's new Netflix series, “Kevin Hart: Don’t F―k This Up,” documents his past year including the controversy that arose after…
10 Nov 2019
“Because it is a systematised negation of the other, a frenzied determination to deny the other any attribute of humanity, colonialism forces the colonised to constantly ask the question: ‘Who am I in reality?’” ‪ ~Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth. Following the announcement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)…
5 Nov 2019
The curtains have fallen on Nigeria's hope of earning its first Oscars nomination at the Oscars 2020 following the Academy's disqualification of Nigeria's submission "Lionheart", The Wrap reports. "Lionheart" which is Genevieve Nnaji's first directional debut was submitted to race alongside 92 other films in the Best International Feature Film category. However, in an email…
23 Feb 2019
Oscars night is quickly approaching -- on Sunday, all will be revealed. Will Alfonso Cuaron sweep the awards for his cinematic masterpiece "Roma?" Will another contender swipe the best picture Oscar from him? Can Glenn Close finally claim her first Academy Award? The ceremony will be without a host for the first time in three…
15 Feb 2019
From going without a host to handing out key awards during commercial breaks, to a quickly nixed idea for a popular film category -- Oscar organizers are struggling to keep Hollywood's biggest night relevant while dealing with a string of messy controversies. With less than two weeks to go before the February 24 gala, the…

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