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Op-ed review: Rami Malek, EU-Arab League Summit

Egyptian writers on Wednesday celebrated the American-Egyptian actor Rami Malek’s winning of the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 2019 Oscars for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. Others continued to follow the EU-Arab League summit which concluded on Monday this week. Malek, who was born in Los Angeles to a Coptic …

Fatma Lotfi

Sheikh Jackson is selected to participate at the Oscars 

Amr Salama’a latest hit film in the cinema industry, Sheikh Jackson, has been selected to participate in best foreign-language film competition at the upcoming Oscars in 2018. The film is still waiting to be accepted at the final shortlist decided by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. If it’s selected, “Sheikh Jackson” …

Daily News Egypt

Kimmel mocks Trump, La La Land mistakenly announced “Best Picture” winner

Each year, millions of people around the world gather to watch the Oscars. Although the ceremony was only broadcasted to a number of pay-TV channels, millions of Egyptians managed to watch it on various live-streaming links on the internet. The 89th Academy Awards witnessed moments of shock, embarrassment, and sarcasm. This year, comedian Jimmy Kimmel …

Rana Khaled

‘Theeb’: The return of Arab cinema

I cannot remember the last time I watched an Arab film and emerged as impressed with the quality of it as I am with that of the Jordanian production “Theeb”. “Theeb” was the Jordanian nominee for the Academy Award for Best Film in a Foreign Language for 2016 and the winner of the BAFTA Award …

Ahmed El Goarany

German filmmakers grab gold, silver and bronze at student Oscars

These three directors from Germany were selected among a record number of submissions, coming from 93 foreign film schools. The winner of the Best Foreign Film directed his movie amidst clashes and tear gas in Turkey. These three Germans knew they would be sweeping the prizes in the category Best Foreign Film, as the nominations …

Deutsche Welle

Everything old was new again at the Oscars

By Jocelyn Noveck / AP Justin Bieber wasn’t mincing words. “I’m here to bring you the 18 to 24-year-old demographic,” the teen pop star told Billy Crystal in the opening Oscar montage. “So, how long do you want me to stay here for?” The two were spoofing “Midnight in Paris,” a film about time travel, and …


Iran state TV says Oscar win victory over Israel

By Nasser Karimi / AP Iran’s state TV described the country’s foreign film Oscar win on Monday as a victory over Israel, in a gesture of official approval toward an Iranian movie industry criticized by hardliners. The official reaction to the victory of “A Separation” in Sunday’s awards ceremony was cast in nationalist terms and in …


‘The Artist’ earns best-picture, lead-actor Oscars

By David Germain / AP “The Artist” won five Academy Awards including best picture, becoming the first silent film to triumph at Hollywood’s highest honors since the original Oscar ceremony 83 years ago. Among other prizes Sunday for the black-and-white comic melodrama were best actor for Jean Dujardin and director for Michel Hazanavicius. In a night …


Where will the Oscar surprises come from?

By Steve Pond / TheWrap (Reuters) The Oscar races can’t be decided already. Yes, “The Artist” and Jean Dujardin and Viola Davis and Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer and Michel Hazanavicius seem to have every reason to polish those acceptance speeches. (Keep it under 45 seconds, folks, be emotional, don’t read lists!) But I’ve noticed a …


‘Hugo,’ ‘Artist’ inject cinema nostalgia to Oscars

American master Martin Scorsese journeyed to France, putting Hollywood’s newest technology to work for his dazzling 3-D re-creation of 1930s Paris in "Hugo." French filmmaker Michel Hazanavicius came to America, reviving old-time Hollywood with his charming resurrection of early cinema in the silent film "The Artist." The two films now head a 21st century Academy …


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