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Oscars 2022: When will we stop ranting #OscarsTooMale? Here's why this year should've ended that
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Oscars 2022: When will we stop ranting #OscarsTooMale? Here's why this year should've ended that

The argument here is not necessarily a comparison between the efficiency of a male director and a female director. Instead, the ask is simple: do not overlook movies by female filmmakers in favour of an all-male lineup.

Oscars 2022: Streaming dominates nominations again, with Netflix's The Power of the Dog, Apple TV's The Tragedy of Macbeth
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Oscars 2022: Streaming dominates nominations again, with Netflix's The Power of the Dog, Apple TV's The Tragedy of Macbeth

Oscar voters rewarded Netflix, Apple TV+, and Amazon films with nearly 40 Oscar nominations — 27 for Netflix alone, with Jane Campion’s Western The Power of the Dog recognised in an impressive 12 categories, including best picture.

Eternals movie review: Chloe Zhao's Marvel film dares to dream, but doesn't quite come together
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Eternals movie review: Chloe Zhao's Marvel film dares to dream, but doesn't quite come together

Eternals, steeped in stillness, is a movie that so desperately wants to have a soul, and be more than a hollow blockbuster. But the ambition does not shine through the watered-down, spoonfed storytelling.

Chloe Zhao on possibility of sequel to Eternals: Will decide future plans once we see how the film interacts with the world
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Chloe Zhao on possibility of sequel to Eternals: Will decide future plans once we see how the film interacts with the world

Eternals definitely has "repercussions on the future" but Marvel were "really encouraged to make a standalone film, and a film outside the main storyline," says director Chloe Zhao.

Eternals review round-up: Marvel's latest superhero flick is 'not exactly boring, but hardly exciting either'
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Eternals review round-up: Marvel's latest superhero flick is 'not exactly boring, but hardly exciting either'

Early reviews said it is a disappointment that Oscar-winning #Nomadland director Chole Zhao had to embrace the "straight-up expository conventionality of Marvel filmmaking" and alter her filmmaking sensibilities for Eternals

Kumail Nanjiani says he ensured his Eternals role was free of 'brown dude' stereotypes
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Kumail Nanjiani says he ensured his Eternals role was free of 'brown dude' stereotypes

"I’ve been in this industry for about a decade and I looked at the usual opportunities that the brown dudes get. We get to be nerdy. I wanted him to be the opposite of that — I wanted him to be cool," said Kumail Nanjiani.

With Chloe Zhao's Nomadland, meditations on grief, rootlessness and belonging, and carrying the home within
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With Chloe Zhao's Nomadland, meditations on grief, rootlessness and belonging, and carrying the home within

They say home is where the heart is. For some, it can be a person, a canine or feline companion. For others, it can be the vast nothingness. And in the nothingness of Nomadland, I felt I belonged.

The Eternals' teaser trailer shows Marvel's newest superheroes squaring off against humanity's gravest threat
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The Eternals' teaser trailer shows Marvel's newest superheroes squaring off against humanity's gravest threat

"Throughout the years we have never interfered, until now," the Eternals say, making their appearances.

Arizona town, where Nomadland was partly shot, readies for more tourists after film’s Oscar win
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Arizona town, where Nomadland was partly shot, readies for more tourists after film’s Oscar win

In Nomadland, Frances McDormand’s character Fern turns her van into her house and begins her nomadic life in Quartzsite, a small Arizona town near the California border.

Oscars 2021: Sidestepping media blackout, China fans use internet tactics to hail Chloe Zhao's historic win for Nomadland
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Oscars 2021: Sidestepping media blackout, China fans use internet tactics to hail Chloe Zhao's historic win for Nomadland

While Chinese reporters working at state-controlled news outlets were ordered weeks ago to refrain from covering the Oscars altogether, Zhao's fans bypassed censorship by blurring out the director and the film's names, writing backward and turning images on their side.

Oscars 2021: From the anti-climactic ending to Frances McDormand's howl, all curious questions answered
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Oscars 2021: From the anti-climactic ending to Frances McDormand's howl, all curious questions answered

The award-line up switch up, a paced out show, Frances McDormand's howl — A look at the tradition-bending night of the firsts.

Oscars 2021: With a format revamp, shorter runtime, pandemic-safe edition was a subdued and sincere affair
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Oscars 2021: With a format revamp, shorter runtime, pandemic-safe edition was a subdued and sincere affair

Oscars 2021 offered a more intimate setting that felt like a throwback to the earliest days of the award show, when they were just an untelevised banquet for 270 people.

Oscars 2021: Chloe Zhao, Anthony Hopkins' historic wins, and all the other records that were broken
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Oscars 2021: Chloe Zhao, Anthony Hopkins' historic wins, and all the other records that were broken

While a sweep of the acting categories by people of colour did not materialise, there were plenty of other firsts - from directing breakthroughs to honours for ageing winners

Oscars 2021: Chloe Zhao's Best Director win meets lukewarm response, censorship in her home country China
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Oscars 2021: Chloe Zhao's Best Director win meets lukewarm response, censorship in her home country China

Zhao faced a nationalist backlash in March when she won a Golden Globe for Best Director, with internet users in China questioning whether she could be called Chinese and some saying she had insulted her home country in comments on the political system.

Oscars 2021: Nomadland, Chloe Zhao's meditative drama set in the American West, wins Best Picture
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Oscars 2021: Nomadland, Chloe Zhao's meditative drama set in the American West, wins Best Picture

Based on Jessica Bruder’s book of the same name, Nomadland stars Frances McDormand as Fern, a woman who, after the economic collapse of her company town in rural Nevada, packs her van and sets off on the road to explore a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad.

Oscars 2021: Frances McDormand wins third Best Actress award for Chloe Zhao's Nomadland
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Oscars 2021: Frances McDormand wins third Best Actress award for Chloe Zhao's Nomadland

Before Nomadland, Frances McDormand won Best Actress for Fargo (1996) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018).

Oscars 2021: Chloé Zhao wins Best Director for Nomadland, becomes first woman of colour to receive honour
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Oscars 2021: Chloé Zhao wins Best Director for Nomadland, becomes first woman of colour to receive honour

“I have always found goodness in the people I’ve met everywhere I went in the world," said Chloé Zhao while receiving the Oscar for Best Director for her work in Nomadland

From Minari stars Yuh-Jung Youn and Alan Kim to Jodie Foster, six best acceptance speeches from this year's award season
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From Minari stars Yuh-Jung Youn and Alan Kim to Jodie Foster, six best acceptance speeches from this year's award season

Here are six people who mined unexpected levels of emotion and humour from a remote awards format practically designed to stamp all of those good things out

Oscars 2021: Chloe Zhao, Emerald Fennell make history in Best Director category; but what about other women filmmakers?
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Oscars 2021: Chloe Zhao, Emerald Fennell make history in Best Director category; but what about other women filmmakers?

Kelly Reichardt, Eliza Hittman, and Josephine Decker among others deserved their first Dolby Theatre invites not because they’re some of the best female filmmakers, but some of the best filmmakers of our generation