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OSN to telecast the Oscars live

OSN will air all of the live action from the star-studded 88th Academy Awards ceremony at the same time as the US. Organised under the theme ‘We All Dream in Gold,’ and hosted by comedian, Chris Rock, OSN will telecast the ceremony live and exclusively across the region on OSN Movies Premiere HD...

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Theeb readies for the Oscars

The new year began on a positive note for Arab filmmakers with two nominations for the Oscars. Sanad-funded Jordanian film Theeb is in the race for the Best Foreign Language Film while Palestinian film Ave Maria is vying for the Best Live Action Short Film at this year’s Oscars. Theeb, was...

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SANAD funded films vie for the Oscars

Three of the seven Arab films being considered for the Best Foreign Language Film category in the 2016 Academy Awards were funded by SANAD, demonstrating the quality and success of this Abu Dhabi-based initiative to support Arab film making. The SANAD funded Oscar submissions for 2015/16 are: •  ...

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Jordan nominates Theeb for the Oscars

The award-winning film Theeb is Jordan’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 88th Academy Awards. The selection was made by a committee of Jordanian artists and craftspeople involved in the local art scene. The Royal Film Commission of Jordan organised the process...

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OSN to showcase the Oscars

With the Oscars just around the corner, viewers can see all the action, live and at the same time it airs in the US, exclusively on OSN, the region’s leading pay-TV network. As the home of blockbuster movies and series, OSN will broadcast the 87th Academy Awards ceremony on OSN Movies Festival HD...

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12 Years a Slave wins the Oscar for Best Picture

12 Years a Slave won the best picture award at the 86th Academy Awards, while Gravity won seven Oscars, including an award for Director Alfonso Cuaron. The film also won the best sound mixing, best sound editing, best visual effects, best cinematography, best film editing and the best original...

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Three Arab films nominated for the Oscars

This year three Arab films have made it to the Academy Awards nominations. Palestinian thriller Omar, directed by Hany Abu-Assad, is up for Best Foreign Film. The nomination for Assad’s Omar is the second for a Palestinian film, following the nomination for the Director’s Paradise Now in 2006. Omar...

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Iran pulls movie from Oscars in US film protest

Iran has announced it will withdraw its film entry, A Cube of Sugar, from the Oscars following the appearance of a US-made anti-Islam film titled Innocence of Muslims on the internet. The latter, made by a group of extremist Christians in the US, allegedly ridicules the Islamic religion. According...