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ACADEMY AWARDS

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 26, 2021
Time to rid our screens of Asian stereotypes
Until the 93rd Academy Awards were held last month, more white actresses had won Oscars for playing Asians than actual Asian actresses have won.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Apr 26, 2021
Chloe Zhao and ‘Nomadland’ win at 2021 Oscars
Zhao, who is Chinese, became only the second woman, and the first woman of color, to win the best director award.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Feb 13, 2020
'Parasite' Oscars say a lot about South Korea
The nation's carefully planned economic rise has been matched by its cultural reach.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 12, 2020
Shock 'Parasite' Oscar cements South Korea's status as a cultural powerhouse
South Korea's status as a cultural juggernaut just got a serious shot of international credibility.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 10, 2020
Makeup artist Kazu Hiro wins second Oscar for work on 'Bombshell'
Makeup artist Kazu Hiro on Monday picked up an Oscar for best makeup and hairstyling at the 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 14, 2020
Japanese makeup artist Kazu Hiro nets Oscar nomination for 'Bombshell'
Japanese makeup artist Kazu Hiro was nominated Monday for an Academy Award for best makeup and hairstyling.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Feb 25, 2019
Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Rami Malek won his first Oscar on Sunday for his portrayal of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in musical "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Feb 14, 2019
Could 'Shoplifters' or 'Mirai' pick up an Oscar? The chances are slim but real
The 2019 Oscar race is entering its final stretch, with prognosticators already unveiling their lists of winners. This year two Japanese films are up for Academy Awards — Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters" (best foreign language film) and Mamoru Hosoda's "Mirai" (best animated feature film).
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 9, 2018
Oscars organizers to create new award for popular movies, shorten televised ceremony
The organizers of the Oscars said Wednesday they will create a new award category for popular movies and limit the annual, televised ceremony to three hours.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 5, 2018
Japanese makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji and colleagues win Oscar for best makeup, hairstyling in film 'Darkest Hour'
Japanese makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji and two colleagues on Sunday won this year's Academy Award for best makeup and hairstyling.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 26, 2018
Oscar-winner Casey Affleck withdraws as Academy presenter amid sexual harassment claims
Oscar-winning Casey Affleck, who has been accused of sexual harassment by female crew members on earlier films, has withdrawn as a presenter at the 2018 Academy Awards, a spokeswoman for the organization said on Thursday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 30, 2017
'Wonder Woman' Gal Gadot leads record diversity member push at Oscar body
"Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot, comedian Amy Poehler and "Mr. Robot" actor Rami Malek are among a record 774 people from 57 countries invited to join the ranks of the group that chooses the annual Oscars as it seeks to diversify its predominantly white male membership.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jan 24, 2017
'La La Land' leads Oscars race with 14 Academy Award nominations
“La La Land,” Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.’s film about star-crossed lovers trying to make it in the entertainment industry, was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, including best picture, tying for the most ever.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Feb 29, 2016
Chris Rock pulls no punches as host of one of the most socially conscious Academy Awards shows
Comedian Chris Rock launched his return stint as Oscar host on Sunday by immediately and unabashedly confronting the racially charged elephant in the room — the furor over the all-white field of performers nominated for Hollywood's highest honors.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 23, 2016
Amid Oscars outcry, film academy pledges to double diversity by 2020
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, organizer of the Oscar awards, pledged on Friday to double its membership of women and minorities by 2020 through an ambitious affirmative action plan that includes stripping some older members of voting privileges.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 21, 2015
Civil rights groups to protest Oscars after no minority actors nominated
Civil rights groups are calling for a boycott of Sunday's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles to demand more diversity among Academy Awards voters after no actors from ethnic minority groups earned nominations this year, organizers said on Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 25, 2015
Arab-American group says 'American Sniper' film spurs threats against Muslims
An Arab-American civil rights organization has asked "American Sniper" director Clint Eastwood and actor Bradley Cooper to denounce hateful language directed at U.S. Arabs and Muslims after the release of the film about a Navy marksman.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 29, 2014
Academy to honor Hayao Miyazaki
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday it has picked anime director Hayao Miyazaki as one of three recipients of its Honorary Award this year.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Feb 15, 2013
Bigelow, Chastain get real in 'Zero Dark Thirty'
Oscar can be fickle. At a ceremony in 2010, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to take home the Academy Award for Best Director, for 2008's "The Hurt Locker." However, she was not nominated for the prize for this year's Oscars, which will be handed out next week in California.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 25, 2003
'Spirited Away' bags Academy Award
Hayao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film at the 75th Annual Academy Awards ceremony Sunday.

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