The Academy of Motion Pictures announced its nominations for the 82nd Oscars. This year “Avatar” and The Hurt Locker” scored nine nominations and French film "Un Prophète" has been nominated for best foreign language film.
Oscar organizers have unveiled plans to expand the list of best film nominees for next year's Academy Awards to 10 from the current five, in a move that could allow for documentaries, foreign language or animated films to enter the running.
British-Indian author Salman Rushdie has attacked the plot of multiple Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire" as a "patently ridiculous conceit", slamming the "corny" novel by diplomat-novelist Vikas Swarup from which the screenplay was adapted.
Conceived thirty four years ago as an attempt to rival the glamour and influence of the Oscars, the Césars have often been criticized in France for being too intellectual, too snobbish and too far removed from the tastes of the viewing public.
In this week's edition: activists in the United States decide to fight ongoing foreclosures. But also: a beach on the US-Mexico border used for illicit crossings is closed to the public. Finally, we revisit the Oscars and the Rio Carnival.
American actor Mickey Rourke went from glory to obscurity for nearly 15 years. He recently emerged from the ashes with the role of his career, as star of "The Wrestler," but was pipped to the post at Sunday's Oscars by Sean Penn.
'Oktapodi' lost out to Japan's 'House of Small Cubes' in the short animated film category. FRANCE 24 met with the film-makers: six directors from different backgrounds who teamed up at the Gobelins Film School in Paris.
Renowned Hollywood actress Meryl Streep received a record 15th nomination this year with “Doubt”. But in a familiar Oscar night replay, she watched as yet another actress – Kate Winslet – took the Best Actress award Sunday night.