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Denzel Washington broke his own Oscar Nominations record


Critically acclaimed actor Denzel Washington was nominated for Best Actor ahead of the 94th Academy Awards for his leading role in Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth.” The nomination is his 10th, making Washington the most nominated Black actor in Academy Awards history and the seventh-most nominated actor of all time. Washington first broke into… Read more »

Several independent films nominated in 94th Academy Awards


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year’s Oscar nominations, with several independent films making the cut in a variety of categories. “Belfast,” a British coming-of-age film directed by Kenneth Branagh, received seven nominations including Best Picture, though it wasn’t the only independent film nominated for the Academy’s most prestigious award. “CODA”… Read more »

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Academy Nominates Record Number of Independent Films


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Oscar nominations on Monday. Independent films received recognition in several categories.   Chloe Zhao became the first woman of color nominated for Best Director for her film Nomadland. Zhao also picked up Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture nominations. Nomadland star Frances McDormand earned a nomination for… Read more »

Radu Jude’s “Aferim!” is Miles Away From Minimalism


Director Radu Jude talks to The Independent about how his latest, Aferim!, may seem Shakespearian but actually uses language discovered in archival literary texts and other documents. And if you’re wondering where he’s headed next, it’s into an adaptation of work by novelist Max Blecher, sometimes called Romania’s Kafka.