#U.S.; #DonaldTrump; #FilmParasite; #OscarAwards; #AcademyAwards; #Hollywood; #GoneWithTheWind
Washington, Feb 21 (Canadian-Media): The historic best-picture Oscar win for South Korean film Parasite was ridiculed by the United States (U.S.) President Donald Trump on Thursday telling a Colorado campaign rally he desired the return of Hollywood classics like 1939's Gone with the Wind, media reports said.
Donald Trump. Image credit: Twitter
"How bad were the Academy Awards this year?" Trump said at the rally in Colorado Springs on Thursday.
"And the winner is a movie from South Korea," he went on, imitating an Academy Awards
Parasite became the first non-English-language film, earlier this month, to be awarded Hollywood's top prize.
Three other oscars were also won by Parasite: best director for Bong Joon Ho, original screenplay (shared between Bong and co-writer Han Jin Won) and best international feature film.
Trump also dismissed actor Brad Pitt, who won an Oscar for best supporting actor for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Trump is set to return to Washington after speaking at a rally in Las Vegas on Friday.
In less than a month after Parasite began showing in South Korea, North Korean propaganda website DPRK Today had said that the movie was "making people realize again that the capitalist system is a rotten, sick society with a malignant tumour of rich-becoming-richer and poor-becoming-poorer, a society with no hope or future."
#BradPitt, #BradPittOscar, #Oscars2020, #Oscars
Los Angeles, Feb 10 (Canadian-Media): The Best Supporting Actor Oscar award was won by Brad Pitt for his role as Cliff Booth in the film "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" at the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles last night, media reports said.
Brad Pitt. Image credit: Facebook page
Brad was able to win a strong competition from Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for The Irishman, Tom Hanks for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and Anthony Hopkins for The Two Popes.
#JoaquinPhoenix; #AcademyAwards; #Oscars; #Oscar; #Joker
Los Angeles, Feb 10 (Canadian-Media): The Oscars Best Actor in a Leading Role award was won by the actor Joaquin Rafael Phoenix for his memorable performance in the movie 'Joker', media reports said.
Joaquin Rafael Phoenix. Image credit: Facebook page
Directed and produced by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver, the film Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film.
Based on DC Comics characters, the film stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker and provides a possible origin story for the character.
Earlier the film Joker had won the Golden Lion when it was premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2019 and was released in the United States on October 4, 2019.
In the Academy Awards, the film Joker was nominated for a leading 11 awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor for Phoenix.
The film Joker had been garnished with Best Original Score for Hildur Guðnadóttir and Best Actor – Drama for Phoenix at the 77th Golden Globe Awards.
It also earned a leading 11 nominations at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor for Phoenix. It won the Best Original Score.
#Hollywood; #California; #92ndAcademyAwards; #ParasiteBestPicture
Hollywood (California), Feb 10 (Canadian-Media): An Oscar history was made for the social satiric film "Parasite" from South Korea Sunday night at the 92nd Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood by becoming the first foreign language film to win best picture, media reports said.
Parasite Image credit: Twitter handle
The film is about a poor family of corn artists' gradual access to the household of a wealthy clan in order to acquire secret information.
After winning the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival last May, the popularity of the film "Parasite" had been growing with word-of-mouth audience favor.
#KirkDouglasDies; #103YearOldHollywoodStarPassesAway; #Hollywood
New York, Feb 6 (Canadian-Media): Kirk Douglas, Hollywood movie star who directed directors, best known for starring roles in Spartacus and The Vikings, died on Wednesday at the age of 103, his son Michael Douglas said, media reports said.
Kirk Douglas. Image credit: Twitter hanlde
Born to illiterate Russian immigrants, Douglas graduated from New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1941 and joined the Navy following two small Broadway roles. While in the navy he married British actress Diana Dill and they had two sons, Michael and Joel.
More than 90 movies including Spartacus and The Vikings were made by Douglas in a career that stretched across seven decades and made him one of the biggest box-office stars of the 1950s and '60s.
Douglas said more than any film he made, he was more proud of his major role in breaking the Hollywood blacklist -- actors, directors and writers who, because of links to the communist movement in the 1950s, suffered professional unrecognition.
As a founder of Douglas Foundation, he made charitable donations and in 2015 donated his $80 million US fortune to a variety of causes including a shelter for homeless women named after Anne, the Los Angeles public school district, St. Lawrence University and hospitals.
Donation of $15 million to the Motion Picture and Television Fund were made by Douglas in 2015 on his 99th birthday to help build a facility for entertainment industry figures with Alzheimer's disease.