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Pan Nalin on Chhello Show India’s official entry for the 95th Academy Awards: I have made a very honest & organic story
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Pan Nalin on Chhello Show India’s official entry for the 95th Academy Awards: I have made a very honest & organic story

'Our main aim is to show the movie to maximum Academy members, we don’t need to do anything else because we know the film has already won many hearts,' says Chhello Show maker Pan Nalin.

FFI committee head TS Nagabharana reacts to RRR Oscar snub: 'It’s not about collection, but story'
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FFI committee head TS Nagabharana reacts to RRR Oscar snub: 'It’s not about collection, but story'

Pan Nalin's Chhello Show has been selected as India’s official entry for the Oscars 2023 by Film Federation of India.

Sacheen Littlefeather: Academy Awards apologises to actress after 50 years
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Sacheen Littlefeather: Academy Awards apologises to actress after 50 years

Sacheen Littlefeather, who is Apache and Yaqui, was heckled at the 1973 Academy Awards while explaining at his behest why an absent Brando could not accept his best actor Oscar for "The Godfather."

Gaurav Gupta on being a culturalist, and designing red carpet gowns for Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Jennifer Hudson
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Gaurav Gupta on being a culturalist, and designing red carpet gowns for Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, Jennifer Hudson

"Megan Thee Stallion, Cardi B, and Jennifer Hudson are all culturalists. Ours is also a culturalist brand. We also challenge how people think of fashion so that is where we resonate," says designer Gaurav Gupta.

Devil's Advocate | Lata Mangeshkar snub in Oscar and Grammy tributes only reflects Indians' inferiority complex
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Devil's Advocate | Lata Mangeshkar snub in Oscar and Grammy tributes only reflects Indians' inferiority complex

Acknowledging third-world talent has now become a white man’s burden. And really, we can only blame ourselves for this undue veneration for the westerner’s attention.

Oscars 2022: The three weirdest things that happened other than Will Smith’s slap
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Oscars 2022: The three weirdest things that happened other than Will Smith’s slap

From the hosts’ awkward jokes to a Japanese director’s speech being cut off, the 2022 Oscars had its share of awkward moments

Dear Will Smith, Why The Apology?
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Dear Will Smith, Why The Apology?

In an open letter to Will Smith, Subhash K Jha questions why it’s okay to insult, but not okay to react to insult?

In defense of CODA: Apple TV's Best Picture winner at Oscars 2022 sang like no one's listening and made us feel heard
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In defense of CODA: Apple TV's Best Picture winner at Oscars 2022 sang like no one's listening and made us feel heard

CODA tells the underdog tale of a girl with a voice in a deaf ecosystem. That was also the story of Apple TV, and the film itself, at Oscars 2022.

Oscars 2022: Jessica Chastain's victory over Penelope Cruz, Olivia Colman shows biopics are awards bait
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Oscars 2022: Jessica Chastain's victory over Penelope Cruz, Olivia Colman shows biopics are awards bait

Jessica Chastain no doubt disappears into her role of Tammy Faye, embodying her charm, capturing her mannerisms, and giving her a strong voice. But all the gestural intensity can't make up for the character’s lack of interiority.

Oscars 2022: Relegation of technical awards to pre-taped sidelines set the tone of drama over character — long before the slap
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Oscars 2022: Relegation of technical awards to pre-taped sidelines set the tone of drama over character — long before the slap

The viewership numbers cannot possibly compensate for the character assassination of an institution that, by all accounts, has consumed itself in its pursuit of diplomacy and drama.

Oscars 2022: Classic white shirts, monochrome tailoring and a return to red — trends that dominated red carpet
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Oscars 2022: Classic white shirts, monochrome tailoring and a return to red — trends that dominated red carpet

The best looks of the Oscars 2022 night had one thing in common: They flouted the stuffy rules of ‘high-society’ dressing, marking the phasing-out of highbrow conservatism that no longer does — or at least should not — characterise the movie industry.

Dear Uncle Oscar, You Forgot Lata Mangeshkar
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Dear Uncle Oscar, You Forgot Lata Mangeshkar

Subhash K Jha feels sorry for the Oscars. If they forgot to mention Lata Mangeshkar in their 'In Memoriam' section then it just shows how ignorant the Academy awards are about world cinema.

Opinion | Oscars 2022: The prize doesn’t always go to the deserving
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Opinion | Oscars 2022: The prize doesn’t always go to the deserving

Why are we so keen to please everyone at award functions? Subhash K Jha feels this frantic immersiveness is being done at the cost of merit.

Oscars 2022: It's unfortunate this year will be remembered for buffoonery over strides in representation
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Oscars 2022: It's unfortunate this year will be remembered for buffoonery over strides in representation

Will Smith slapping Chris Rock on stage was the theme of the Oscars 2022 night — a cascade of microaggressions that overshadowed the progress that was witnessed during the ceremony.

Oscars 2022: Will Smith confronts Chris Rock; Riz Ahmed picks his first Academy Award; in Photos
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Oscars 2022: Will Smith confronts Chris Rock; Riz Ahmed picks his first Academy Award; in Photos

A photoguide to many firsts, surprising winners, confrontations and more at this year's #Oscars

Devil's Advocate | Oscars 2022: CODA's win adds to The Academy's legacy of honouring less deserving Best Picture contenders
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Devil's Advocate | Oscars 2022: CODA's win adds to The Academy's legacy of honouring less deserving Best Picture contenders

When disability (deafness in case of CODA) becomes the structure of the story rather than the fulcrum on which the narrative might pivot, it becomes hard to both morally and politically resist being trapped by its lasso of sympathy.

Oscars 2022: Jessica Chastain wins her first Academy Award for The Eyes of Tammy Faye
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Oscars 2022: Jessica Chastain wins her first Academy Award for The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Jessica Chastain won the Academy Award for best actress for The Eyes of Tammy Faye, in which she portrays the rise, fall, and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

Oscars 2022: Dear Will Smith, your wife doesn't need you to protect her honour — especially through abuse
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Oscars 2022: Dear Will Smith, your wife doesn't need you to protect her honour — especially through abuse

Will Smith’s actions overshadowed his own first Oscar win, robbed Summer of Soul of its right to celebrate, and undermined his wife’s choice to give a fitting response to Chris Rock at a time, place, and manner of her bidding.

Oscars 2022: Apple TV trumps Netflix as CODA becomes first streaming title to win Best Picture
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Oscars 2022: Apple TV trumps Netflix as CODA becomes first streaming title to win Best Picture

Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog on Netflix seemed the initial frontrunner in the race but CODA emerged a favourite in the last leg of the promotions.

Oscars 2022: Will Smith wins Best Actor — moments after slapping Chris Rock on stage for joke on his wife
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Oscars 2022: Will Smith wins Best Actor — moments after slapping Chris Rock on stage for joke on his wife

Will Smith won the Best Actor award for King Richard, but that is not all he will be remembered for at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony.