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Mary J Blige makes Oscars history

She wrote the theme tune, she sang the theme tune… she made Oscars history. Mary J Blige has, rather surprisingly, become the first person ever to be nominated for an acting performance and an original song in a single year. The R&B icon, who already has nine Grammy awards, stars as an impoverished farmer’s wife in Mudbound, earning her a best supporting actress nomination. Her theme, Mighty River, is a rallying cry against racial division, and a front-runner for the best song award. In previous years, Oscar-nominated actors have performed…

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Oscars 2018: The list of nominees in full

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced in Los Angeles. Oscars 2018: Full coverage Live: Oscar nominations updates and reaction Best picture Call Me By Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Best actress Sally Hawkins – The Shape Of Water Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Margot Robbie – I, Tonya Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird Meryl Streep – The Post Find out more about the best actress nominees…

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Oscars 2018: The Shape of Water leads field

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced, with The Shape of Water leading the field. Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance received 13 nominations, including best picture. World War Two drama Dunkirk follows with eight nominations, while Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri receives seven. British stars shortlisted include Gary Oldman, Sally Hawkins and a pair of Daniels – Day-Lewis and Kaluuya. Live coverage: Oscar nominations Oscar nominations in full Greta Gerwig gets a best director nomination for Lady Bird, one of nine films shortlisted for the best picture…

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Oscars: How will they avoid another envelope mishap?

You may remember the famous moment at the Oscars last year, when the wrong film was announced as the winner of the biggest prize of the night. The presenters of the award mistakenly announced that the Oscar for Best Picture would be going to La La Land, when it should have gone to Moonlight. Some of the reactions to the blunder were almost as memorable as the announcement itself! Thankfully, the mistake was realised and the right film was given the award – but it was certainly an embarrassing way…

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Oscars 2018: Palme d'Or winner The Square among foreign film hopefuls

The Square, the art world satire that won the Palme d’Or at Cannes, is one of nine titles in contention for 2018’s best foreign language film Oscar. Directed by Ruben Ostlund, the Swedish film is one of nine to be put forward for the next stage of the contest. The news follows the film’s success at last weekend’s European Film Awards in Berlin, where it won six prizes. Others to progress include Hungary’s entrant On Body and Soul, which won the European actress award at that event. Films from Chile,…

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