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Oscar statuettes are displayed at Times Square Studios 23 January 2006 in New York. The statuettes will be presented to winners of the 78th Academy Awards 05 March 2006 in Hollywood.

Oscars 2015: Nominees, Events & Contest!

In a year of a lot of predicted “locks” on nominations, this year’s Oscar nominations still provided us with ample surprises.  No joy for the film Joy (only a Best Actress nod for Jennifer Lawrence).  Not much racial diversity with snubs of Will Smith for Concussion, Michael B. Jordan for Creed, Idris Elba for Beasts […]

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In Memory of Theodore Bikel: 1924-2015

Known most for his Broadway performances, including Captain Georg von Trapp in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music and Tevye in The Fiddler on the Roof, Bikel’s film roles were small but memorable.  He was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the Tony Curtis/Sidney Poitier film The Defiant […]

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In Memory of Omar Sharif: 1932-2015

Though most noted for his role as the title character, Dr. Yuri Zhivago, in the 1965 David Lean epic, Doctor Zhivago (based on the Boris Pasternak novel), Sharif had a varied and highly well-respected film career throughout the decades.  He had early fame as a key player in another Lean-directed classic, Lawrence of Arabia (1962), […]

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