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Oscar-winning film dramatizes horrors of slavery

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NYONG’O. Seemingly interminable ordeal

When 2013 Oscar Best Picture winner, “12 Years a Slave” started its run in Metro Manila last week, we hastened to view it to see what had made it US film academy members’ top pick, over many other exceptional productions.

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

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Screengrab from Vanity Fair Twitter account

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

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NYC official: Hoffman died of toxic mix of drugs

In this Jan. 19, 2014 file photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The Collective and Gibson Lounge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, 46, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote," was found dead Feb. 2, in his New York apartment. AP

A toxic mix of heroin and other drugs killed Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, New York City officials said Friday.

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Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres is ready to dance

In this Feb. 25, 2007 file photo, Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres opens the 79th Academy Awards telecast, in Los Angeles. DeGeneres is returning as host at the 86th Academy Awards on March 2, 2014, after making her Oscar debut in 2007 and she’s had a close hand in the writing process, Neil Meron said. AP

Seven years after her Oscar debut, Ellen DeGeneres is back. The 56-year-old TV personality talked with The Associated Press about her plans and preparations for hosting her second Academy Awards this Sunday.

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Robert Lopez could be first Fil-Am to win an Oscar award

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KRISTEN Anderson-Lopez, Idina Menzel and Robert Lopez photo by Ruben V. Nepales

Robert Lopez, the Filipino-American cocomposer of “Let It Go,” the Oscar Best Song nominee from “Frozen” which has inspired numerous tributes and parodies online, said that win or lose on Sunday (Monday morning, Manila time) at the Academy Awards, he hopes he will have inspired Filipino artists everywhere.

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Stars hail Scorsese at pre-Oscar nominees’ lunch

Actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill speak on stage at the 18th Annual Art Directors Guild Exellence In Production Design Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 8, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.   AFP

US actor Jonah Hill joked that he would paint Martin Scorsese’s house if the film legend asked him to, as he and “The Wolf of Wall Street” star Leonardo DiCaprio praised the veteran director.

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Nicholas Hoult: Jennifer Lawrence deserves success

This Jan. 29, 2013, file photo shows Nicholas Hoult attending the LA Premiere of "Warm Bodies" at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles, Calif. Though Jennifer Lawrence and Hoult remain quiet about the status of their relationship, the actor says he couldn’t be prouder of the Oscar winner. AP

Though Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult remain quiet about the status of their relationship, the actor says he couldn’t be prouder of the Oscar winner.

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French dramas rule the roost in Foreign Language derby

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EXARCHOPOULOS AND SEYDOUX. Love knows no gender.

It ain’t over till the fat lady sings, so we remain hopeful about the Oscar chances of Anthony Chen’s “Iloilo,” Sean Ellis’ “Metro Manila” and Hannah Espia’s “Transit,” each tackling fascinating slices of the Filipino diaspora, in the Best Foreign Language category—whose finalists will be announced on Jan. 16. It’s instructive to note that there are 76 films vying for the Oscar derby’s coveted five slots.

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Oscar season starts with a game of musical chairs

Actors George Clooney and Sandra Bullock attend the premiere of "Gravity" at the AMC Lincoln Square Theaters on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 in New York. AP FILE PHOTO

The first act of the Oscar season is playing out like an episode of “Survivor.” Several anticipated films planned to be released in the heart of awards season have picked up stakes and moved to 2014. Changes often happen in the highly contentious fall movie season, but rarely has there been an exodus like this.

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Filipino migration tales vie for Oscar honors

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BAYANI AND KOH. Forge unlikely friendship in Cannes-winning drama.

A Cannes winner, a Sundance favorite and a Cinemalaya topnotcher—each tackling different aspects of the Filipino diaspora—are set to slug it out for one of five slots in the 2014 Foreign Language Oscar derby: Anthony Chen’s “Iloilo,” Sean Ellis’ “Metro Manila,” and Hanna Espia’s “Transit” have been chosen to represent Singapore, the United Kingdom and the Philippines, respectively.

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2013 Oscar winners

Actor Jack Nicholson, left, presents the the award for best picture to producer/director Ben Affleck for "Argo" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

BEST PICTURE “Argo”   BEST ACTOR Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”   BEST ACTRESS Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”   BEST DIRECTOR Ang Lee, “Life of Pi”   BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”   BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Anne Hathaway, “Les Misérables”   BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Chris Terrio, “Argo”   BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Quentin Tarantino, “Django [...]

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‘Amour’ wins Oscar for best foreign language film

Actress Emmanuelle Riva arrives at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles. Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision/AP

Michael Haneke’s brutal depiction of an aging couple, “Amour,” has won the Academy Award for best foreign language film.

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