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RRR Oscar snub: How film federation’s selection robbed India of winning big at 2022 Oscars
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RRR Oscar snub: How film federation’s selection robbed India of winning big at 2022 Oscars

RRR had already managed to get foreign audiences and critics to talk about it. The battle was half won and the film had already been noticed. Why, then, FFI didn’t choose it as the official entry is a mystery?

After Will Smith slapgate, Chris Rock declines offer to host Oscars in 2023
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After Will Smith slapgate, Chris Rock declines offer to host Oscars in 2023

Chris Rock was reportedly asked to host the prestigious Academy Awards, but the actor declined it and compared returning to the 2023 Oscars to coming back to the scene of a crime. He reportedly made this revelation during a standup comedy show on Sunday.

Will Smith hallucinated his career, money, house ‘going away’ before Chris Rock slap controversy
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Will Smith hallucinated his career, money, house ‘going away’ before Chris Rock slap controversy

After ingesting ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic drink, Will Smith envisioned his career, money and house going away.

Devil’s Advocate | Bollywood can look southward for inspiration rather than westward at Cannes and Oscars
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Devil’s Advocate | Bollywood can look southward for inspiration rather than westward at Cannes and Oscars

The overemphasis on an elite festival that frankly, to the majority of India means nothing, is evidence that the Hindi film industry needs to re-discover the soul that has of late become missing. Chances are you won’t find it on the French Riviera.

Flee review: Jonas Poher Rasmussen creates a devastating refugee origin story
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Flee review: Jonas Poher Rasmussen creates a devastating refugee origin story

In building Flee as a loving tribute to the undying spirit of his friend, Jonas Poher Rasmussen quietly expands the boundaries of documentary storytelling, treating it as an evocative medium instead of a mechanical language

After Will Smith's Oscars slap, Jada Pinkett Smith speaks out
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After Will Smith's Oscars slap, Jada Pinkett Smith speaks out

Jada Pinkett Smith's most recent Instagram image might be interpreted as a nod to her husband Will Smith's infamous Oscars slap.

Jada Pinkett Smith addresses Will Smith's slap in Red Table Talk return
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Jada Pinkett Smith addresses Will Smith's slap in Red Table Talk return

The fifth season of Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk" has premiered, and it begins with a reference to Will Smith's Oscars slap.

Watch: Jada Pinkett Smith once revealed she never wanted to marry Will Smith
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Watch: Jada Pinkett Smith once revealed she never wanted to marry Will Smith

In a Red Table Talk show, Jada Pinkett Smith admitted that she really did not want to get married to Will Smith.

Actor Will Smith gets 10-year Oscars ban over slapping comedian Chris Rock
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Actor Will Smith gets 10-year Oscars ban over slapping comedian Chris Rock

“I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” Smith said in response. He pre-emptively resigned from the academy last week during the run-up to the meeting, calling his actions “shocking, painful, and inexcusable.”

Opinion| Sign language and the sound of silence at the 94th Academy Awards
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Opinion| Sign language and the sound of silence at the 94th Academy Awards

Will Smith’s slap might have resonated strongly, claimed wide attention and elicited immediate outrage, but it was the omnipresence of the sign language and the sound of silence that was the most striking aspect of the Oscars this year.

August Alsina to open up about his ‘entanglement’ with Jada Pinkett Smith in upcoming song
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August Alsina to open up about his ‘entanglement’ with Jada Pinkett Smith in upcoming song

Jada Pinkett-Smith’s former partner, August Alsina, alluded to their extramarital affair in a new song, 'Shake the World', just days after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars

Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi reflects on his Oscar-winning feature Drive My Car, its popularity
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Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi reflects on his Oscar-winning feature Drive My Car, its popularity

Drive My Car, the 3-hour-long film based on a short story by Haruki Murakami, won an Oscar last week for best international feature film

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.

Actor Will Smith resigns from the Academy for slapping comedian Chris Rock
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Actor Will Smith resigns from the Academy for slapping comedian Chris Rock

Smith in a statement released Friday afternoon said he will “fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct. My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable."

Chris Rock receives standing ovation at comedy show, says he's 'still processing' Oscar event
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Chris Rock receives standing ovation at comedy show, says he's 'still processing' Oscar event

Comedian Chris Rock, who returned to the stage Wednesday for the first time since being slapped by Will Smith at the Oscars, received several standing ovations at a soldout show in Boston before he even told one joke.

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

'Will Smith was asked to leave Oscar ceremony after hitting Chris Rock but refused,' says Academy
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'Will Smith was asked to leave Oscar ceremony after hitting Chris Rock but refused,' says Academy

Academy also says it has initiated "disciplinary proceedings" against Will Smith for hitting Chris Rock during Oscars 2022

'Hollywood is just spineless': Jim Carrey condemns Oscar audience for giving Will Smith standing ovation
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'Hollywood is just spineless': Jim Carrey condemns Oscar audience for giving Will Smith standing ovation

"You do not have the right to walk up on stage and smack somebody," said Jim Carrey on Will Smith slapping Chris Rock

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?