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Her movie makes people faint but Julia Ducournau says ‘monstrosity is always positive’

Her movie makes people faint but Julia Ducournau says ‘monstrosity is always positive’

Audience members may be fainting at Titane, but its director says she is aiming not to disgust but to make something beautiful out of the monstrous.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury

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The Newsreader and Wakefield dominate AACTA nominations

The Newsreader and Wakefield dominate AACTA nominations

The country’s leading film and television awards recognise both famous faces and newcomers.

  • by Garry Maddox
Should the Golden Globes be cancelled?

Should the Golden Globes be cancelled?

Where the Oscars were stiff, the Golden Globes were delightfully messy. What went wrong?

  • by Michael Idato
She’s got two new Oscars, so let’s rank Frances McDormand’s best performances

She’s got two new Oscars, so let’s rank Frances McDormand’s best performances

The star of Nomadland has been turning in feisty, truthful performances since the 1980s. Here are her six best films, in order.

  • by Garry Maddox
In belated Oscars acceptance speech, Anthony Hopkins honours Chadwick Boseman

In belated Oscars acceptance speech, Anthony Hopkins honours Chadwick Boseman

Hopkins made a belated acceptance speech in a short video message posted on Instagram, standing in front of the rolling green fields of his native Wales.

  • by Lynn Elber
At a deeply political and surprising Oscars, Nomadland triumphs

At a deeply political and surprising Oscars, Nomadland triumphs

The poetic road movie won three of the top four awards - best picture, director and actress - at a historic ceremony.

  • by Garry Maddox
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Oscars 2021 as it happened: Nomadland wins big at diverse show with flat ending

Oscars 2021 as it happened: Nomadland wins big at diverse show with flat ending

Nomadland was the big winner at a fun Oscars, and rightly so. But a change to the order of awards handed out meant the ending was a little anticlimactic.

  • by Melissa Singer, Garry Maddox, Karl Quinn and Michael Idato
Nomadland director’s win a milestone in Oscars revolution
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Nomadland director’s win a milestone in Oscars revolution

Social movements such as #MeToo and Black Lives Matter have accelerated diversity in the film industry. Chloe Zhao’s Best Director award for Nomadland reflects the changes taking place on the path to the podium.

  • by Sandra Hall
The dazzling visual effects that make Andrew Jackson Australia’s best hope for an Oscar

The dazzling visual effects that make Andrew Jackson Australia’s best hope for an Oscar

For the Academy Award nominee, crashing a plane through an airport terminal is all in a day’s work.

  • by Garry Maddox
The six best speeches of awards season so far

The six best speeches of awards season so far

The fine art of an acceptance speech got much trickier during the pandemic. Still, some stars managed to make the most of it.

  • by Kyle Buchanan
Out-performing ‘the boys’: how the Oscars’ best actress contenders rate this year

Out-performing ‘the boys’: how the Oscars’ best actress contenders rate this year

Five strong performances contradict Aaron Sorkin’s claim that men have a much higher bar than women to win an acting Oscar.

  • by Garry Maddox