The joint production of Iran and Denmark ‘Song Sparrow’, directed by Farzaneh Omidvarnia, qualified for Oscar 2021 after winning the Best International Short Animation award at the 20th Festival Internacional de Cine de Lebu in Chile.
The latest round of Oscar nominations was fully announced and ‘Joker’ leads this year's pack with 11 nominations with ‘The Irishman’, ‘1917’, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ all following close behind with 10.
Director Sam Mendes, whose World War I film ‘1917’ is causing serious Oscar buzz, was awarded a knighthood in the latest round of honors handed out by Queen Elizabeth II. Mendes is being recognized for “services to drama” in the annual New Year’s Honors List.
Iranian documentary, ‘Finding Farideh,’ which was picked by Iranian cinematic officials to represent the country for the upcoming Oscars, failed to make it to the primary shortlist announced on Tuesday.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences raised the curtain on its list of contenders for the visual effects Oscar. The 20 pics include superhero blockbusters, the next Star Wars film, war movies, a Netflix original and the upcoming adaptation of one of Broadway’s biggest hit musicals.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will not change eligibility rules for the Oscars, despite speculation that streaming companies might see a crackdown on their release practices when pursuing golden trophies.
How long is too long? If Glenn Close, as she is widely tipped to do, wins the best actress Oscar for her performance in 'The Wife' at the 91st Academy Awards, it will mark the end of a 37-year wait for the industry's top honor.
Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced bright and early Tuesday morning, with TV stars Kumail Nanjiani (‘Silicon Valley’) and Tracee Ellis Ross (‘Black-ish’) on hand to reveal the nominees in 24 categories in the running for cinema’s highest honor.
The drama 'Song of Granite' by Pat Collins, about the life of folk singer Joe Heaney, which was Ireland's selection for best foreign-language film at the 2018 Academy Awards, will be screened in the International Competition category of this year's Fajr International Film Festival (FIff).