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2006-07-11 14:56:47

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar organizers on Tuesday said they invited 83 countries to submit movies for foreign-language film nominations for the movie industry's top honors, including first-timers Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.

2006-03-16 12:08:01

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - World leaders have their faults, former South Africa President Nelson Mandela said on Thursday, regaling the cast of an Oscar-winning gangster movie with tales of his own teenage years as a pig thief.

2006-03-12 07:52:53

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Cheering fans thronged the streets of one of South Africa's toughest slums on Sunday to welcome home the makers of the country's Oscar-winning film "Tsotsi," which depicted the harsh realities of township life.

2006-03-05 23:00:47

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Tsotsi," the South African film about a Johannesburg shantytown thug, won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday.

2006-02-24 17:17:08

By Arthur Spiegelman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - You've got Palestinian suicide bombers, young men about to explode in a South African shantytown, Nazis, Italian incest victims and World War One soldiers.

2006-01-31 18:09:44

By Arthur Spiegelman and Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Palestinian filmmaker Hamy Abu-Assad fell in love with Hollywood on Tuesday when the Academy Awards made history by nominating a Palestinian film for an Oscar for the first time.

2005-10-28 07:46:41

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Rape, murder, pedophilia and rare male nudity on the conservative African stage -- no wonder South Africa's hottest playwright is credited with revolutionizing theater in his homeland.

2005-10-27 01:27:15

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - South African director Gavin Hood, coming off the acclaimed feature "Tsotsi," has signed on to direct "Prodigy," the true story of an 11-year-old college graduate.

2005-10-26 07:27:30

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Having invited 91 countries to submit films for consideration in the foreign-language Oscar category, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Tuesday that a record 58 took up the offer.

2005-09-25 05:53:33

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Tired of African films that make audiences want to slit their wrists, the director of the continent's top Oscar contender has opted for a universal tale of triumph over AIDS, poverty and violence.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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