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Oscars Adds “Popular” Film Category

The organisers of the Oscars said on Wednesday they would create a new award category for popular movies and limit the annual televised ceremony to three hours. In a letter to members, the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also said it would present some of …

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Georgia Selects ‘Scary Mother’ for Foreign-Language Oscar Race

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Ana Urushadze’s acclaimed drama “Scary Mother” has capped a busy month by being named Georgia’s selection for best foreign-language film at the Academy Awards. The film world-premiered Aug. 3 at the 70th Locarno Film Festival, where it won the best first feature and Youth Jury awards, variety reports. It then …

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HollywoodReporter Reviews Georgian Oscar Contender Movie: Skhvisi Sakhli

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The official Georgian Oscar contender is a semi-autobiographical drama about families uprooted and disoriented by war. A ghost story without any ghosts, House of Others is a haunting family drama that boldly invokes the Old Masters of art house cinema, notably Tarkovsky and Bergman. A strikingly confident debut from young …

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Asian World Film Festival Names Georgia’s Moira Best Picture

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Drama from Georgia takes top prize at first annual event, with Iraq’s “Memories on Stone” claiming the Jury Award. “Moira,” a drama from the Republic of Georgia took Best Picture at the first annual first-annual Asian World Film Festival, the festival announced Monday. Iraq’s “Memories on Stone” took the Jury …

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Georgia Nominates ‘Moira’ for Foreign-Language Category on Oscars

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Levan Tutberidze’s film about the poverty of a seaside family is scheduled for a world premiere at San Sebastian. Georgia’s nomination for best foreign-language Oscar is Levan Tutberidze’s Moira, the story of a poverty-stricken family living in a seaside city struggling to rise above the temptations of crime to make …

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Oscars Invited Zaza Urushadze Among Sought Members

Academy Award nominee director Zaza Urushadze is among the 322 people who are invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Academy announced on Friday. The 322 invitations are the most ever given out since the Academy began announcing the names of its invitees more than …

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Leonardo DiCaprio to play 24 characters in a film

Leonardo DiCaprio is getting closer to playing a role he’s eyed for nearly 20 years — that ofBilly Milligan, who was the first person to successfully use multiple personality disorder as a defense in a court of law. DiCaprio’s Appian Way has come aboard to produce The Crowded Room with …

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