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Oscars board stages emergency Harvey Weinstein meeting

The board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is to review Harvey Weinstein’s membership at an emergency meeting. The 54-member board is made up of actors, directors, and film executives, including Tom Cruise, Whoopi Goldberg, and Steven Spielberg. The academy, which organises the Oscars, previously called Mr Weinstein’s actions “abhorrent”. The movie mogul has been accused of a string of sexual assaults and rape. The emergency meeting follows an avalanche of accusations against the producer by more than two dozen women, including actresses Angelina Jolie,…

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Harvey Weinstein: Oscars academy to hold emergency talks

The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein were “repugnant”. Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already suspended his membership. Weinstein strongly denies the allegations against him. In another development, police in New York told the BBC they were looking to speak to an individual regarding an allegation against Weinstein dating from 2004….

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Matt Damon kicks off 2018 Oscars race in Venice

The 2018 Oscars may be six months away, but the starting gun has been fired on the film awards race with the opening of this year’s Venice Film Festival. Venice is the first launch pad for Oscar-worthy films – La La Land, Arrival, Spotlight, Birdman and Gravity all had their world premieres there. This year’s festival is opening with the premiere of Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, starring Matt Damon. Variety predicted that it should go on to be “a leading awards contender”. The film, in which Damon plays a man who…

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House of Dior: Nicole Kidman to be reunited with Oscars dress in Melbourne

Actress Nicole Kidman will be reunited with her 1997 Academy Awards dress when she attends the NGV International’s black-tie Dior gala on Saturday night. Kidman was only confirmed as a guest at the 400-person sit-down dinner late on Saturday afternoon, ending weeks of speculation she would make an appearance. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Mayweather, McGregor make weight before showdown Play VideoDon’t Play Video duration 01:36 More Entertainment News Videos Previous slideNext slide Reliving Dior classics at Melbourne’s NGV Svetlana Lloyd, who was a model in the 1957 Australian Dior…

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Dunkirk: do Oscars beckon for Nolan's war epic?

The reviews are in – and most film critics have heaped praise on Christopher Nolan’s World War II film Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan. It stars Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, and of course, One Direction star Harry Styles. The film is set in 1940 and is about the famous rescue of 338,000 Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk, France. The film is released across the UK on Friday. So is it the the best film of the year so far? Here’s what the experts think: Peter Debruge…

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Ryan Gosling explains Oscars giggling

You may remember Ryan Gosling trying and spectacularly failing to hold back his giggles at the Oscars last month. The La La Land actor was seen laughing on stage when the wrong film was announced as best picture. But he has now explained that he was just relieved that the commotion wasn’t the result of something more serious. “I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst-case scenario playing out in my head,” he said. “And then I just heard Moonlight won and I was…

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