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Bond Over Beethoven Led to Kobe Bryant’s Oscar for β€˜Dear Basketball’

By Charles Solomon and Michael Cooper

A shared love for the master composer connected the Lakers legend who died on Sunday and the illustrator of the short film based on Bryant’s retirement poem.

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Does Hollywood Really Love Movies About Itself?

By Ben Zauzmer

Awards-season observers often say that films about the industry are catnip for Oscar voters. We did the math.

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How β€˜Honeyland’ Became an Oscar Game Changer

By Sara Aridi

The movie from North Macedonia is the first to be nominated for both best documentary and best international feature.

Germany’s official 2018 emission figures are better than expected

By Florence Schulz

Germany has sent the EU Commission its official emissions figures for 2018, which are slightly lower than the previous year. Most reductions were made in the energy sector, while transport and agriculture still lag behind. Yet, Germany will not miss its climate targets for this decade as was initially anticipated. EURACTIV Germany reports.

10 Years Later, an Oscar Experiment That Actually Worked

By Kyle Buchanan

Expanding the best-picture list has made the category better, but there’s still more to do to give us a fuller sense of the year in movies.

β€˜1917’ Becomes Oscar Front-Runner After Producers Guild Win

By Kyle Buchanan

Its director, Sam Mendes, dedicated the award to his grandfather, a World War I veteran who was one of the inspirations behind the war film.

The Five-Way Race for Best Picture Begins

By Kyle Buchanan

When it comes to Oscar’s top prize, this is the most wide-open competition in years. Which film has the right factors to go all the way?

New cars still way behind in reaching EU emission standards by 2021

By Victor Miget

While the European Union has set a limit of 95g/km for new vehicles, with one year to go before the deadline, manufacturers are stagnating at 122g/km according to AAA Data. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'environnement reports.

Cynthia Erivo: β€˜It’s Not Enough That I’m the Only One’

By Gina Cherelus

The star of “Harriet” was the sole black actor nominated for an Oscar this year. Now one step away from an EGOT, she’s also up for best song and plans to perform it at the ceremony if asked.

β€˜Parasite’ Director Bong Joon Ho on Making Oscar History

By Reggie Ugwu

The filmmaker reflects on the rise of Korean cinema, balancing the physical with the cerebral and the significance of John Cho’s enunciation.

Jennifer Lopez's Oscar Snub Was a Snub for Latinas

By Carlos Aguilar

Jennifer Lopez didn’t get an Oscar nod for her career-best turn in “Hustlers.” Her snub highlights a larger problem with Hollywood’s Latinx representation.

Oscar Nominations 2020: β€˜Joker’ Leads With 11 Nods; Three Others Get 10

By Brooks Barnes and Nicole Sperling

“The Irishman,” “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and “1917” each received 10 nominations. Black actors and actresses were largely overlooked.

New diesel cars exceed particle limits, tests show

By admin

New diesel vehicles are exceeding the limit for particle emissions, European campaign group Transport and Environment (T&E) said on Monday (13 January), calling on EU lawmakers to make emissions testing and regulations stricter.

What to Expect From the 2020 Oscar Nominations

By Kyle Buchanan

The Carpetbagger offers a sneak preview of the snubs, surprises, and controversies to look for when the ballot is revealed on Monday.

β€˜1917’ Hits No. 1 at the Box Office and Takes Aim at the Oscars

By Brooks Barnes

The war epic collected about $37 million over the weekend, a stellar result for a period film with no marquee stars. “Just Mercy” and “Like a Boss” each took in $10 million.

Who Gets to Pick Best Actor? Actually, I Do

By Hilary Howard

The SAG Awards nominating process isn’t all exclusive screenings and receptions with movie stars. Well, it is. But there’s work involved.

Meet Mary Steenburgen, Songwriter

By Bruce Fretts

The actress has quietly been working in music for the last dozen years, and a tune she helped write for “Wild Rose” has made the Oscar shortlist.

Who’s Hosting the Oscars in 2020? No One

By Derrick Bryson Taylor

The 2019 show ran without a host after Kevin Hart stepped down and a series of mini-hosts replaced him.