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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
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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.

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 predictions: Here's a list of who will win Best Picture, Actress, Director, Actor and other honours — and who should
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Oscars 2022 predictions: Here's a list of who will win Best Picture, Actress, Director, Actor and other honours — and who should

Here is a rundown of all the main Oscars 2022 categories, with my predictions for who will win and who actually should win.

Oscars 2022: From The Lost Daughter to Parallel Mothers, motherhood unites most Best Actress nominations
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Oscars 2022: From The Lost Daughter to Parallel Mothers, motherhood unites most Best Actress nominations

A concept that transcends languages and cultures, motherhood is present in all its glory with much honesty in most Oscars 2022 nominees. We get to see happy mothers, ranting mothers, supportive mothers, sacrificing mothers, selfish mothers, and more.

Oscars 2022: Licorice Pizza addresses age gap between partners but steers clear of predatory behaviour
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Oscars 2022: Licorice Pizza addresses age gap between partners but steers clear of predatory behaviour

Licorice Pizza feels like a coming-of-age film not for the teenage character but the adult Alana, who has been floating through life passively, as the object of one casual butt slap after another.

Oscars 2022: With seven Best Picture nominations being adaptations, literature emerges as ripe source of storytelling
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Oscars 2022: With seven Best Picture nominations being adaptations, literature emerges as ripe source of storytelling

From Dune and Drive My Car to West Side Story and CODA, seven out of 10 Best Picture nominations at Oscars 2022 are adaptations of books, short stories, musicals or films.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi bids adieu to 2021 with these 12 top moments
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi bids adieu to 2021 with these 12 top moments

The year 2021 is coming to an end today. With the year drawing to an end, the prime minister shared some highlights of the landmark events he took part in throughout the year

Wrapping up 2021: Best images of the year gone by — the final months
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Wrapping up 2021: Best images of the year gone by — the final months

After the Taliban takeover in August, the last months of the year brought the volcanic eruption on the Canary Islands, the death of India's first Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and the devastating tornadoes in the United States. Take a look at our last selection (final of the three-part series) which recaps 2021 and preps us to welcome 2022

The year 2021 comes to an end: Amazing memories from the middle months
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The year 2021 comes to an end: Amazing memories from the middle months

After looking back at the early months, it's time to revisit the big events across the world during the months of May to August. From the Israel-Hamas ties worsening in May to the Taliban takeover in August following the withdrawal of the US troops, this second part covers it all

Goodbye 2021: A look at the most powerful images from this year — the early months
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Goodbye 2021: A look at the most powerful images from this year — the early months

Goodbye 2021 and hello to 2022! As we turn the page of the calendar, it's time to take a look at some of the most memorable events and images of 2021.

Academy Awards 2021: Assessing chances of Best Picture nominees in a year dominated by the uncertain
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Academy Awards 2021: Assessing chances of Best Picture nominees in a year dominated by the uncertain

Though Nomadland is considered by most pundits to be the frontrunner, an atypical awards season is not guaranteed to go with the expected winner.

Oscars diversity criteria for Best Picture a 'progressive effort to make change', says Paramount CEO
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Oscars diversity criteria for Best Picture a 'progressive effort to make change', says Paramount CEO

Starting with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024, Best Picture nominees will have to meet specific requirements addressing gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and disability

Oscars 2020: From 1917 to Marriage Story, how two key characters in Best Picture nominees complement each other
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Oscars 2020: From 1917 to Marriage Story, how two key characters in Best Picture nominees complement each other

The 92nd Oscars will see nine films compete for Best Picture, out of which six revolve around the interactions between two principal characters.

A Star is Born to re-release in North America with additional footage, including extended musical performances
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A Star is Born to re-release in North America with additional footage, including extended musical performances

The extended cut of A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, will be released across 1150 screens in North America on 1 March.

Oscars 2019 highlights: Rami Malek, Olivia Colman's heartfelt speeches stole an otherwise low-key show
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Oscars 2019 highlights: Rami Malek, Olivia Colman's heartfelt speeches stole an otherwise low-key show

Olivia Colman and Rami Malek’s stirring speeches stole an otherwise low-key show on a night when a workmanlike yet dubiously charming film took home the Best Picture statuette.

Oscars 2019: Green Book wins Best Picture; BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee storms out during ceremony
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Oscars 2019: Green Book wins Best Picture; BlacKkKlansman director Spike Lee storms out during ceremony

Spike Lee's action and veiled words seem to be in response to controversies that plagued Green Book, in the run-up to its Oscars 2019 Best Picture win.

Oscars 2019: Why Roma was eligible for both Best Picture and Best Foreign Film categories
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Oscars 2019: Why Roma was eligible for both Best Picture and Best Foreign Film categories

Roma managed to fulfill the qualifying criteria with regards to the Best Picture category by enjoying a continuous seven-day screening at a Los Angeles theatre.

Oscars 2018 failed to walk the talk on inclusiveness by choosing The Shape of Water over Three Billboards, Get Out
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Oscars 2018 failed to walk the talk on inclusiveness by choosing The Shape of Water over Three Billboards, Get Out

The Shape of Water is a good film and certainly deserved a nomination. But did it really deserve the Best Picture Award at the Oscars 2018?

Oscars 2018: Three Billboards, Get Out, Shape of Water, Ladybird — who will win the top four awards?
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Oscars 2018: Three Billboards, Get Out, Shape of Water, Ladybird — who will win the top four awards?

Oscars 2018: A look at who will win, should win and should have — in an ideal world — been a contender at the 90th Academy Awards.