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Five things to watch for on Oscars night

Hollywood, United States | AFP | Oscars night is quickly approaching — on Sunday, all will be revealed. Will Alfonso Cuaron sweep the awards for his cinematic masterpiece “Roma?” Will another contender swipe the best picture Oscar from him? Can Glenn Close finally claim her first Academy Award? The ceremony will …

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Oscar nominations: all the fun facts

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | The nominations for the 91st Oscars were announced Tuesday, with “Roma” and “The Favourite” leading the pack. But the statistical quirks that the annual event throws up can be as intriguing as tracking which movies get the most nods. Here are some fun …

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Obama in negotiations to create Netflix series: report

  San Francisco, United States | AFP | Former US President Barack Obama is in negotiations with Netflix about producing a series of shows for the online streaming giant, according to US media reports. Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama would provide Netflix with exclusive content, with the format …

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Under-fire US comic admits to sexual misconduct

New York, United States | AFP |  A US comedian on Friday admitted sexual misconduct and expressed remorse after being accused of masturbating in front of women, a rare statement of contrition in the midst of Hollywood’s burgeoning sexual harassment scandal. Father of two Louis C.K. released the statement to …

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Netflix cancels flagship series ‘House of Cards’

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | The next season of Netflix’s award-winning “House of Cards” will be the last, a spokesman said Monday, as the series reeled over sexual misconduct allegations against its star Kevin Spacey. The 58-year-old double Oscar winner, who plays ruthless President Francis Underwood in the hit …

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Netflix to spend Can$500 mln to make films, TV shows in Canada

Ottawa, Canada | AFP | Netflix will spend Can$500 million (US$400 million) over the next five years to make original films and television shows in Canada, the company and Heritage Minister Melanie Joly announced Thursday. This amounts to about five percent of the video streaming service’s estimated total US$7 billion production …

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Netflix shares jump as subscriptions top 100 million

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Netflix on Monday reported that its number of subscribers climbed more than expected, topping 100 million worldwide and sending shares in the leading on-demand television service soaring. Netflix shares leapt more than 10 percent to $178.48 in after-market trades that followed release of …

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Amazon video going global with rival to ‘Top Gear’

San Francisco, United States | AFP | Amazon is set to challenge Netflix worldwide with a massive expansion of its on-demand video streaming service featuring its remake of the BBC’s global hit “Top Gear.” Amazon Prime Video is currently available in Austria, Britain, Germany, Japan and the United States, with …

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