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Oscars 2021 producer Steven Soderbergh opens up about decision to swap category order
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Oscars 2021 producer Steven Soderbergh opens up about decision to swap category order

Revealing the decision was taken even before the nominations were announced, Steven Soderbergh said they assumed Chadwick Boseman would win the Best Actor trophy

Oscars 2021: Nielsen's more holistic count bumps television audience count to 10.4 mn
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Oscars 2021: Nielsen's more holistic count bumps television audience count to 10.4 mn

The Oscars were enough to give ABC a victory in the prime-time ratings with an average of 4.1 million viewers last week

The fierce appeal of Yuh-Jung Youn: How the actress endeared herself to South Koreans years before Minari
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The fierce appeal of Yuh-Jung Youn: How the actress endeared herself to South Koreans years before Minari

Yuh-Jung Youn's life story and work made her Oscar win resonate deeply in South Korea, particularly among women who have long struggled under the country’s male-dominant hierarchical order.

Oscars 2021: A detailed look at The Father's campaign run that led up to Anthony Hopkins' historic, unexpected win
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Oscars 2021: A detailed look at The Father's campaign run that led up to Anthony Hopkins' historic, unexpected win

The fact that The Father — and not the eventual best-picture winner, Nomadland — received the adapted-screenplay Oscar, suggests that its appeal to voters was not limited to the lead actor’s titanic performance.

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: Film critics chip in on ceremony's 'desperate' need for approval in a post-pandemic atmosphere
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Oscars 2021: Film critics chip in on ceremony's 'desperate' need for approval in a post-pandemic atmosphere

"It was impossible to tell if the 2021 Oscars was meant to signal an acknowledgement of pandemic circumstances or a guarded return to normal," say NYT critics

Oscars 2021: How the event achieved its 'Inspirational x Aspirational' dress code with reds, metallics, political statements
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Oscars 2021: How the event achieved its 'Inspirational x Aspirational' dress code with reds, metallics, political statements

The ceremony gave a much-needed glimpse into a (hopefully) near future, when physical events and red carpets won’t be as much of an anomaly as they are today, and simply dressing up won’t be considered both inspirational and aspirational.

Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after Best Actor award win for The Father
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Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman after Best Actor award win for The Father

Anthony Hopkins, the oldest winner of the award, said he did not expect to get this honour and feels very privileged.

Oscars 2021: Florian Zeller opens up on The Father win, and looking forward to his next film The Son
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Oscars 2021: Florian Zeller opens up on The Father win, and looking forward to his next film The Son

Florian Zellar revealed he has already settled on his next film project, an adaptation of another of his plays, The Son, which belongs to the same trilogy as The Father.

Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins' Best Actor win over Chadwick Boseman places merit above political niceties, posthumous tributes
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Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins' Best Actor win over Chadwick Boseman places merit above political niceties, posthumous tributes

Should the performance of an actor who unfortunately died before the awards ceremony be lauded over a better enactment by an ageing actor who also happens to be alive?

Oscars 2021: Irrfan Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Chadwick Boseman remembered during In-memoriam segment
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Oscars 2021: Irrfan Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Chadwick Boseman remembered during In-memoriam segment

The Academy also paid tribute to Rishi Kapoor, Bhanu Athaiya, Kelly Preston, Helen McCrory, and Sean Connery among others

Oscars 2021: Glenn Close twerks to EU's Da Butt during a game conducted by actor Lil Rel Howery
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Oscars 2021: Glenn Close twerks to EU's Da Butt during a game conducted by actor Lil Rel Howery

When it was Close’s turn, EU’s 'Da Butt' played for a few seconds. Howery expressed doubt that Close would know the song, but she proved him wrong.

Oscars 2021 highlights: Chloé Zhao, Youn Yuh-jung create history; Regina King reacts to George Floyd's death verdict
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Oscars 2021 highlights: Chloé Zhao, Youn Yuh-jung create history; Regina King reacts to George Floyd's death verdict

This year's Oscars were worthy of a yearbook entry, with several winners creating history. Nomadland helmer Chloé Zhao became the first woman of colour in the 93 years of the Academy Awards to win the Best Director award.

Oscars 2021 were a reminder that predictability, performative glamour are crucial to the awards show's appeal
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Oscars 2021 were a reminder that predictability, performative glamour are crucial to the awards show's appeal

The Oscars 2021 was more like a cross between the Golden Globes and the closing-night banquet of a long, exhausting convention.

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: Regina King reacts to Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict, Black American population's hardships in opening address
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Oscars 2021: Regina King reacts to Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict, Black American population's hardships in opening address

The One Night in Miami director was featured at the start of the 2021 Oscars in an opening produced by director Steven Soderberg.

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: My Octopus Teacher defies wildlife documentary constructs to become an impossibly immersive romance
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Oscars 2021: My Octopus Teacher defies wildlife documentary constructs to become an impossibly immersive romance

By refusing to other the octopus, the documentary treats it as a subject of the story, asking: how can humans hold any power over organisms and ecosystems they hardly know?

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.

Anthony Hopkins and a sense of an ending: How veteran actor's Oscar-nominated performance in The Father transcends awards
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Anthony Hopkins and a sense of an ending: How veteran actor's Oscar-nominated performance in The Father transcends awards

Anthony Hopkins' sense of craft has long been supreme, but it is now inextricably personal – marrying the subliminal to the physical – and linked to the twilight of his own life.