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Los Angeles: The final oscar nominations are out and India’s disappointing record at the awards continue. Indian regional films “Court”, “Jalam”, “RangiTaranga” and “Nachom-ia Kumpasar”, which were vying for a spot in different categories of the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, couldn’t make it to the nominations list of this year’s Oscars.

The nominees for the 88th Academy Awards were announced here on Thursday by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, actor John Krasinski and filmmakers Guillermo del Toro and Ang Lee.

While filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut Marathi film “Court” was earlier out of the Best Foreign Language Film category of the prestigious awards gala losing its battle against films like “Embrace of the Serpent” (Colombia), “A War” (Denmark), “Mustang” (France), “Son of Saul” (Hungary), and “Theeb” (Jordan), hopes were high from “Jalam”, “RangiTaranga” and “Nachom-ia Kumpasar”, which were competing in categories including Best Original Song and Best Original Score.

(IANS)

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‘Newton’ Starring Rajkummar Rao Is India’s official entry to Academy Awards next year

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Newton Actor Rajkummar Rao
Newton Actor Rajkummar Rao. IANS
  • Newton becomes India’s official entry to the Academy Awards next year
  • The movie has already gathered a lot of attention by the critics

Sep 23, 2017: Rajkummar Rao starring in ‘Newton’, which hit the theatres today has become India’s official entry to the Best Foreign Film category at the Oscars next year. The Film Federation of India (FFI) on Friday confirmed the decision of sending the Amit Masurkar film to the Academy Awards.

Rajkummar Rao in a tweet revealed the news to the world.
“Very happy to share this news that #NEWTON is India’s official entry to the #OSCARS this year. Congratulations team”, he tweeted.

Reports suggest that the Bollywood movie was the unanimous selection of FFI’s selection committee. The movie was chosen amongst 26 movies.

The movie’s director Amit Masurkar called the day, a moment for double celebration as they got the news on the day, the movie released. He said that he hopes this news would urge people to go to the theatres to watch the Indie drama.

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The film portrays the reality of the contemporary times. It showcases an honest and idealistic government servant who tries to maintain himself in the lousy and lethargic system around him. The movie is a political satire which revolves around an honest election officer’s attempt of conducting a fair and free poll in an area of Chattisgarh.

The film is not just unusual concerning its plot or the lucidity of its characters, but also how it has been shot. The makers of the film did not use heavy lights during the shoot as it was impractical to carry them in the dense jungles of Chhattisgarh; therefore, the shoot was carried out in the natural light. So, if the time in the movie is 9 am, the shoot of the scene was held at 9 a.m.

The film along with Rajkummar Rao stars Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi and the veteran theatre actor Raghubir Yadav. The film has been garnering a lot of attention by critics and Bollywood stars.

by Megha Acharya of NewsGram. 


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10 Amazing Contenders to advance in Visual Effects Category at the 89th Oscars

Among them the best five will be shortened for final Oscar consideration

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The top ten competitors of visual effects category 2016 Academy Awards include Jungle book, arrival and many more
Om puri honoured at Academy Awards, Wikimedia

Los Angeles, Dec 17, 2016: The 10 contenders that will advance in the visual effects category at the 89th Academy awards are- “The Jungle Book”, “Arrival” and Harry Potter spin-off “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”.

“The BFG”, “Captain America: Civil War”, “Deepwater Horizon”, “Doctor Strange”, “Kubo and the Two Strings”, “Passengers” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”- are among the others.

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Among them the best five will be shortened for final Oscar consideration.

Nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 24 with final ceremony slated to take place on Sunday, February 26, 2017

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Popular Social Networking Site Twitter Releases 2016 Trending Topics: Here is a List of Top 5!

One of the most popular topic was the virtual reality game Pokemon Go, Twitter said

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FILE - The Twitter logo appears on a screen in Ventura, California. VOA

December 7, 2016: Give the Rio Olympics a gold medal. The Summer Games hosted in Brazil generated the year’s most tweets for a single topic, according to Twitter.

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The microblogging site shared its list of 2016’s top five trending topics on Tuesday.

Next on the list was the hotly contested U.S. presidential election, which saw Republican Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The third most popular topic was the virtual reality game Pokemon Go, Twitter said.

At number four on the list was the Euro2016 soccer tournament, which saw Portugal take the title.

Rounding out the top five was the Oscars, which saw the movie “Spotlight” named best picture.

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Twitter also released the most popular tweets from around the world, including the simple “Limonada” (lemonade) tweet from a Spanish gamer known as elrubius. A post election tweet from Hillary Clinton was third on that list. In the tweet, she called on little girls to pursue their dreams.

While popular among some, Twitter has been facing headwinds, forcing layoffs and seeing the stock price tumble.

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In response, the company has has rolled out some changes to its service, including tweaking the 140-character limit.

Still, the company has seen its user base shrink as it struggles against social media giants Facebook and Snapchat. (VOA)