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Netizens can’t get over ‘Poor Leo’ and his ‘Oscar’

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The 86th Academy Awards made history on Sunday for many reasons.

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Could DiCaprio finally win coveted Oscar?

Leonardo DiCaprio. AP FILE PHOTO

Could this finally be Leonardo DiCaprio’s year?

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Meryl’s latest ‘vanishing act’ yields Oscar nod

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STREEP AND ROBERTS. Cast as mother and daughter in “August: Osage County.”

Tinseltown’s most dedicated actors will do anything for their art. In fact, a top young actor intimated to us last year that, halfway through the shooting of the acclaimed gay-themed indie he starred in some years ago, he began “falling in love” with his costar—because the role called for it!

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Weighing in on contentious issues

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As foreign productions continue to “colonially” rule over the local entertainment scene, both live and onscreen, our continuing campaign for viewers to stop believing that “imported” is inherently superior to “local” has been a difficult struggle to persuade and convince.

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From troubled youth to new ‘king’ of Hollywood

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In our view, one of the biggest winners at last week’s Golden Globe Awards was Leonardo DiCaprio, star of Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The TV-film tilt had other major and “upset” victors, but Leo stands out because his Best Actor (Comedy/Musical) award symbolizes the apex of his difficult, career-long self-transformation, from a sensitive to even troubled child actor to the veritable King of Hollywood he has become today.

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‘Hustle,” “Gravity’ lead Oscar nominations in crowded race

This film image released by Sony Pictures shows, from left, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence in a scene from "American Hustle." The film, together with the 3D space spectacular "Gravity," topped the Oscars nominations list Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, with 10, leading a crowded field of contenders for Hollywood's most coveted honors.  AP PHOTO/SONY - COLUMBIA PICTURES, FRANCOIS DUHAMEL

Hollywood fired the starting gun Thursday on the most crowded Oscars race for years, with “American Hustle” and 3D space drama “Gravity” topping nominations but a wide field of movies hoping for glory on March 2.

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How Scorsese avoided NC-17 rating for ‘Wolf of Wall Street’

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SCORSESE. Helms acclaimed Leonardo DiCaprio starrer. AFP

There’s still enough sex in “The Wolf of Wall Street” even though director Martin Scorsese had to trim some footage in order to avoid an NC-17 rating in the US, which would have substantially limited the audience for the film that portrays the sex-and-drugs excess of Wall Street in the late ’80s.

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Leo rushes to Nepal tigers’ aid

NEW YORK—The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded $3 million in grants to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to work with the Nepal government in protecting the tiger population in that Himalayan kingdom. In a statement Wednesday, DiCaprio, 39, a WWF board member, said he was “hopeful” the money would help “exceed the goal” of doubling [...]

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Leonardo DiCaprio boosts Nepal bid to save tigers

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio poses for the media before a press conference for his new film "Django Unchained" in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 7, 2013. DiCaprio is in Seoul to promote the film which is to be released in South Korea on March 21. AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

A foundation set up by actor Leonardo DiCaprio pitched in $3 million Thursday to save tigers in Nepal, whose plan to double the big cats’ population has shown success.

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Banner year for PH indie films in Cannes

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Once a year, this sleepy resort town south of France transforms into a “mecca for cineastes,” in the words of internationally acclaimed Filipino filmmaker Lav Diaz.

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‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Gatsby’ combine for big business

This film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, left, and Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby in a scene from "The Great Gatsby." The film will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival running from May 15 to May 26. AP photo

“Iron Man 3″ maintained its box office mettle with $72.5 million in its second weekend, while “The Great Gatsby” proved a strong runner-up with a $50.1 million debut.

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Luhrmann talks Cannes as ‘Great Gatsby’ opens film fest

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LUHRMANN. Career-making call paved the way for his success as a filmmaker. Photo by Ruben V. Nepales

Taking a break from preparing his latest production, “The Great Gatsby,” which opens the 66th Cannes Film Festival this Wednesday, May 15, director Baz Luhrmann sat down with us to look back at his relationship with the famed fest on the Croisette.

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