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TIPS TO WIN AN OSCAR BET By Nicolas Macotto, Staff Writer The Academy Awards are coming and so are the parties. Some years ago, a friend of mine described to me what an Academy Award party was like and she…

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Oscar Nominees Announced

By Wafir Salih, Staff Writer The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced the nominees for this year’s 90th Oscar Awards. The eight films nominated for best picture include Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape Of Water” with 13…

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Visiting filmmaker series: Hans Charles

FAMS screens Oscar-nominated documentary “13th” BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER   Not a seat in the Johnson Center Cinema was left open. In the back of the room, audience members were left standing just to get a glimpse of the…

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Oscar nominations fail to recognize people of color

Basma Humadi, Staff Writer This year marks the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, better known as the Oscars, which will be hosted by Chris Rock on February 28 at 8:30 p.m. on ABC. Each year the Academy Award nominations are dedicated…

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Student tweets on Hollywood’s biggest night

Last night, “Birdman” secured the grand prize in the 87th Annual Academy Awards. The evening had its highs and lows, from good and bad fashion to Neil Patrick Harris’ mostly unfunny jokes to  John Legend and Common’s performance of “Glory.”…

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Why Oscar nominations matter

Last Thursday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominations for the 2015 Oscars. Much to the dismay of avid movie watchers, the academy made nominations that were boring and without diversity. In particular, the academy did…

Five must see movies this fall

“Wild” Release date: Dec. 5, 2014 “Wild” is based on Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 memoir of the same title. Reese Witherspoon portrays the author on her 1,100 mile solo journey through America’s northwest. Strayed goes on this trek after devastating tragedy…