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The Academy Awards


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James Ivory, 89, may set an Oscar record. He’d rather work.

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

James Ivory didn’t see “Call Me By Your Name” with an audience until the week before he was nominated for its screenplay. He caught it at a New York theater with a good audience, he says, that applauded at the end. It was his first tangible taste of the adulation for the film he wrote, about first love in Northern Italy, since it began its celebrated run at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.
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Analysis: After years of criticism, the hashtag for this year’s Oscar nominations could be ItsAboutTime

LOS ANGELES – After years of criticism, the hashtag for this year’s Oscar nominations could be #ItsAboutTime Recently, “Shape of Water” star Sally Hawkins listened as Guillermo del Toro, the movie’s writer-director, described the plot of the lush, romantic fantasy, which revolves around a mute female janitor in a 1960s government lab.
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Del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’ lands a leading 13 Oscar nods

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Oscar voters put forward nine best-picture nominees: “The Shape of Water,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” “Lady Bird,” “Get Out,” “The Post,” “Dunkirk,” “Call Me By Your Name” and “Phantom Thread.”
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Spotlight to focus on women at 24th annual SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards’ tendency to predict eventual Oscar winners won’t be the only thing commanding attention when the 24th annual ceremony airs Sunday. The show is also focusing its spotlight on women, with nearly all female presenters, all women opening the show and a first-ever host in actress Kristen Bell.