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The Academy introduces sweeping changes to Oscars, sets inclusion standards for best picture category

In an historic move, the Oscars are raising the inclusion bar for best picture nominees starting with the 96th Academy Awards in 2024.
An Oscar statue is seen during a media preview of this year's Academy's Governors Ball in Los Angeles.(REUTERS)
An Oscar statue is seen during a media preview of this year's Academy's Governors Ball in Los Angeles.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 09, 2020 03:25 PM IST
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At 92, the Academy comes of age

By awarding Parasite, it recognised global art. But it must strive for more diversity
The South Korean film, Parasite, became the first foreign language film to win Best Picture for its dark drama(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
The South Korean film, Parasite, became the first foreign language film to win Best Picture for its dark drama(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Published on Feb 10, 2020 07:24 PM IST
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Consultancies are launching academies to bridge the academia-industry gap

KPMG, Capgemini, PwC and others are partnering with educational institutes to help graduates and young executives keep pace with changes in their fields.
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Published on Jan 22, 2020 08:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAishwarya Iyer

Who’ll get to thank the Academy? Oscar predictions for 2020

Sam Mendes will likely win Best Director for 1917; Bong Joon-ho, Best International Film for Parasite; and Brad Pitt could finally win as an actor.
Roger Deakins will likely win for cinematography. He and Mendes have collaborated to stunning effect, making it seem like all of 1917 was filmed in a single take.
Roger Deakins will likely win for cinematography. He and Mendes have collaborated to stunning effect, making it seem like all of 1917 was filmed in a single take.
Published on Jan 18, 2020 07:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRohan Naahar

MS Dhoni keen to give back to Ranchi, eyeing academy in hometown

Sources in the know of developments said that the 38-year-old is now planning to open an academy in Ranchi to help budding cricketers in the city fine tune their cricketing skills.
Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni(PTI)
Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni(PTI)
Updated on Oct 27, 2019 09:18 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

IPL 2019: Rajasthan Royals launches Academy in England

It is an indoor cricket training centre run by former professional batsman Siddharth Lahiri, along with his team of coaches including former England international and mentor to the academy, Keith Medlycott.
Rajasthan Royals' skipper Ajinkya Rahane with teammates during their practice session ahead of IPL match, in Jaipur, Sunday, March 17, 2019(PTI)
Rajasthan Royals' skipper Ajinkya Rahane with teammates during their practice session ahead of IPL match, in Jaipur, Sunday, March 17, 2019(PTI)
Published on Mar 19, 2019 11:33 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The future of entertainment looks promising

In this week’s column of The Taste With Vir, Vir Sanghvi talks about some of the best shows on Indian streaming services including Sacred Games and the more recent, Made In Heaven, and how the future of entertainment looks promising.
The most recent breakthrough and probably the best thing I have ever seen on Indian television is Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar’s Made In Heaven.(Amazon Prime Video/YouTube)
The most recent breakthrough and probably the best thing I have ever seen on Indian television is Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar’s Made In Heaven.(Amazon Prime Video/YouTube)
Updated on Mar 13, 2019 03:25 PM IST
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Steven Spielberg vs Netflix debate attracts heated comments online. See reactions

Reportes of director Steven Spielberg’s intention to lobby against the Netflix release model has attracted heated online debates.
Filmmaker director Steven Spielberg arrives for an event.(AFP)
Filmmaker director Steven Spielberg arrives for an event.(AFP)
Updated on Mar 04, 2019 03:52 PM IST
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Oscars 1989 didn’t have a host and it’s considered ‘most embarrassing, worst ceremony’ ever. Watch what happened

This year, the Academy Awards will have no host for the first time in 30 years. Here’s how it went the last time that happened.
Rob Lowe performed with an unknown Snow White at the 61st Oscars ceremony.
Rob Lowe performed with an unknown Snow White at the 61st Oscars ceremony.
Updated on Feb 20, 2019 01:35 PM IST
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Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese lead dozens of filmmakers in slamming Oscars

Dozens of prominent filmmakers such as Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese have co-signed an open letter against the Academy’s recently announced regulations.
Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles.(Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles.(Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 01:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Oscars 2019: Academy to present awards in four categories during commercial breaks, Guillermo del Toro, Patty Jenkins react

Oscars 2019: The Academy will present awards to winners in four categories during the commercial breaks. The videos will, however, be streamed on the Academy’s website.
Best cinematography, film editing, live action short and makeup and hairstyling Oscars will be announced during the ads.
Best cinematography, film editing, live action short and makeup and hairstyling Oscars will be announced during the ads.
Updated on Feb 12, 2019 05:19 PM IST
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After Kevin Hart’s refusal, Oscars to continue without host for the first time in 30 years: Report

After Kevin Hart’s firm refusal to mend ways with the Academy, Variety reports that the 2019 Oscars will be held without a host for the first time in 30 years.
Kevin Hart says he won’t be hosting the Academy Awards. “No,” was his response when asked Wednesday.(Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Kevin Hart says he won’t be hosting the Academy Awards. “No,” was his response when asked Wednesday.(Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Updated on Jan 10, 2019 11:56 AM IST
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Asian News International | By, Washington Dc

A creative crisis for Hollywood and the Golden Age of television

No viewer is willing to leave home to watch a middle-brow movie when he or she can get TV entertainment that is as good as (if not better than) any movie. Hollywood’s response - up its budgets, increase its special effects, build franchises.
Representational image of a Star Wars movie as the film begins.(Photo by Daniel Cheung on Unsplash)
Representational image of a Star Wars movie as the film begins.(Photo by Daniel Cheung on Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 27, 2018 11:57 AM IST
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Opened academy to stop talent waste: Yogeshwar Dutt

In his formative years, Yogeshwar Dutt struggled a lot for want of proper wrestling facilities. It was only when he moved to the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi that he started to train on mat.
Wrestlers practice during a training session at Yogeshwar Dutt academy in Gohana.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Wrestlers practice during a training session at Yogeshwar Dutt academy in Gohana.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 01, 2018 08:58 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gohana | ByHT Correspondent

Swedish Academy postpones Nobel Literature Prize leaving blank page for 2018

The “Holy Grail” of authors, poets, and playwrights, the Nobel has gone to some of the greatest writers of all time, from Albert Camus to Samuel Beckett and Ernest Hemingway.
The Swedish Academy has postponed this year’s Nobel Literature Prize, leaving an empty page for 2018 as it attempts to reform the venerable institution.(Nobel Prize/Twitter Photo)
The Swedish Academy has postponed this year’s Nobel Literature Prize, leaving an empty page for 2018 as it attempts to reform the venerable institution.(Nobel Prize/Twitter Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 06:38 PM IST
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Stockholm | ByAgence France Presse

Annoyed with delay in salary, Gurugram driver runs away with academy’s bus

Annoyed by a two-day delay in the disbursement of his salary, the bus driver of a private sports academy in Sector 49 took off with the institution’s bus on Friday
According to the police, the incident took place on Friday evening when the driver of the sports academy did not return to the campus after dropping off the wards(HT Representative Photo)
According to the police, the incident took place on Friday evening when the driver of the sports academy did not return to the campus after dropping off the wards(HT Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 18, 2018 03:40 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | ByPavneet Singh Chadha

Academy scraps Popular Film Oscar for a year following massive backlash

The Academy on Thursday announced that it would postpone the controversial Best Popular Film Award by a year, following major backlash.
Oscar statues dry in the sunlight after receiving a fresh coat of gold paint as preparations begin for the 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood.(REUTERS)
Oscar statues dry in the sunlight after receiving a fresh coat of gold paint as preparations begin for the 89th Academy Awards in Hollywood.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 10:58 AM IST
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From Marvel’s Black Panther to Mission Impossible Fallout, 5 front-runners for Best Popular Film Oscar

Now that the Academy has announced their woefully misguided decision to have a Best Popular Film category, here are five movies - from Black Panther to Mission Impossible - that could be nominated.
Chadwick Boseman in a still from Black Panther and Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
Chadwick Boseman in a still from Black Panther and Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
Updated on Aug 09, 2018 08:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRohan Naahar, New Delhi

Gojri: The language that’s spoken but rarely read

Spoken by the Gujjars and Bakerwals of J&K, Gojri, which is not taught at school, continues to be marginal even though its speakers are the third largest ethnic group in the state after the Kashmiris and the Dogras
Nomadic Bakerwals en route to the Mughal Road near Peer ki Gali, some 90 km south of Srinagar in May 12, 2018.The community travels hundreds of miles to graze their cattle in Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Nomadic Bakerwals en route to the Mughal Road near Peer ki Gali, some 90 km south of Srinagar in May 12, 2018.The community travels hundreds of miles to graze their cattle in Kashmir.(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 09:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHilal Mir

I tied up with Middlesex given their cricket history: Sachin Tendulkar on academy

Sachin Tendulkar weighed several options before deciding to link up with the English club based at Lord’s and wants to help children from poor background and then expand the academy to cities beyond London and Mumbai.
While the academy will focus primarily on cricket, Sachin Tendulkar said he wants to help foster sporting culture.(Reuters)
While the academy will focus primarily on cricket, Sachin Tendulkar said he wants to help foster sporting culture.(Reuters)
Updated on Jul 20, 2018 10:04 PM IST
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Sachin Tendulkar links up with English county side Middlesex to form academy

Sachin Tendulkar has joined forces with Middlesex Cricket to launch an academy for budding male and female cricketers.
Sachin Tendulkar announced an association with Middlesex Cricket to launch “Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy” (TMGA).(REUTERS)
Sachin Tendulkar announced an association with Middlesex Cricket to launch “Tendulkar Middlesex Global Academy” (TMGA).(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 18, 2018 06:12 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByAgence France-Presse

Despite facilities, academies, UP short of TT champions

The Uttar Pradesh Table Tennis Association’s own academy at the UPTTA Complex has a poor record in terms of achievements as officials and coaches are not aware of the actual reason behind their failure.
Among all the academics in the state, JKG Academy in Ghaziabad being run by former UP player Vibhore khare has been producing some good talent in the game.(HT Photo)
Among all the academics in the state, JKG Academy in Ghaziabad being run by former UP player Vibhore khare has been producing some good talent in the game.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 30, 2018 02:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Dismissed from the Academy, Roman Polanski calls #MeToo movement mass hysteria

Director Roman Polanski, who was recently expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has dismissed the #MeToo movement as mass hysteria.
Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski on May 4, 2018 accused the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of harassment after it expelled him along with actor Bill Cosby in light of historic sexual assault cases.(AFP)
Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski on May 4, 2018 accused the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of harassment after it expelled him along with actor Bill Cosby in light of historic sexual assault cases.(AFP)
Updated on May 09, 2018 12:24 PM IST
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Nobel literature body grants members leave after sex scandal

Disagreements within the prestigious institution on how to deal with the issue sowed deep discord among its 18 members and prompted six to quit.
A view of the Stock Exchange Building (Börshuset), which houses the Swedish Academy, in Stockholm's old city.(AFP File Photo)
A view of the Stock Exchange Building (Börshuset), which houses the Swedish Academy, in Stockholm's old city.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2018 06:51 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Stockholm | ByAgence France-Presse

No Nobel Prize in Literature this year amid sex abuse scandal

The Swedish Academy, which decides the recipients of the Nobel prize, said the decision was made because it is in no shape to pick a winner for the literature prize after a string of sex abuse allegations and financial crimes scandals.
A medal of Alfred Nobel is pictured prior to the beginning of a press conference in Stockholm.(AFP File Photo)
A medal of Alfred Nobel is pictured prior to the beginning of a press conference in Stockholm.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2018 02:54 PM IST
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Copenhagen | ByAP

Swedish king saddened by trouble in Nobel literature body. Here’s what happened

Three members of the Swedish Academy resigned on April 6 after the committee voted against removing Katarina Frostenson, an Academy member since 1992, whose husband has been accused of sexual misconduct.
Judges on the 18-member committee are appointed for life.(Getty Images)
Judges on the 18-member committee are appointed for life.(Getty Images)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 03:51 PM IST
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Associated Press | ByAssociated Press
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