Oscars Good As Gold? #116

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Deepnews Digest #116

Oscars Good As Gold?

Editor: Christopher Brennan
One of my favorite things about Deepnews is how it can act in the world (and business) of media monitoring. If you’re just following the biggest sources you will miss all the smaller, excellent stories being told. The Academy Awards, coming up on Sunday, also spotlights dozens of stories from around the world, and is a place where you can find articles from unexpected sources not just on movies themselves but on the issues they talk about, from deafness to discrimination . Here are some of the pieces that you might have missed in the run up to the big event, highlighted by Deepnews quality scores.

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After the Digest sometimes we have one of the writers of the pieces join us for a discussion on Clubhouse (link below). This week’s guest is Susannah Goldsbrough, who wrote the Telegraph piece below on the Oscars and Marvel. It’s at 17:00 CET/11:00 EST and we’d love to see you there!

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Press and Journal

Catherine Deveney: Loving someone with dementia is hard work – we need to talk about it more

The Father introduces so many things about dementia that are rarely discussed. It is not just about lost memory. It is about lost personality; shifts in mood; lapses of judgement. Hopkins plays Anthony who looks physically robust yet emotionally vulnerable, increasingly frightened by a shifting sense of reality. His daughter, Anne, is played by Olivia Colman. Except, a few minutes later, she is played by another actor.

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Editor’s Note:

Deepnews was trained on hard news but also on blog posts, so it can spotlight not just reporters but writers tackling an issue from a personal perspective. Here it highlighted Catherine Deveney reflecting on “The Father” and her mother. – Christopher Brennan, Editor


Score: stars image Confidence: 100%

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Vulture

Sound of Metal Star (and Oscar Nominee) Paul Raci Would Do This All Again

Sound of Metal could aptly describe the vibe of the office in Paul Raci’s Los Angeles home, which I’m peering into via Zoom: the space behind his left-hand shoulder is decorated with flashy electric guitars, contrasted against an austere background of patterned wallpaper

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Score: stars image Confidence: 99%

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LA Times

‘Nomadland’ is the Oscars frontrunner. But its depiction of Amazon has stirred controversy

A quietly poetic drama about people living all but invisibly on the margins of American society, director Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” has made a considerable amount of noise — and been anything but a fringe player — in this year’s topsy-turvy awards season.

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Score: stars image Confidence: 94%

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CBS

Viola Davis’ Journey to Triple-Crown Winning Actress

Viola Davis opens up to Jon Wertheim about her role as Ma Rainey, her relationship with August Wilson’s material, a bold scene on “How to Get Away with Murder” and her life growing up.

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Score: stars image Confidence: 93%

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Haaretz

Oscar-nominated ‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ is this year’s most devastating, urgent contender | Opinion

‘Quo Vadis, Aida?’ is a harrowing account of the Srebrenica genocide, Serb brutality and UN betrayal – and it’s a stark warning for a fragile Bosnia, its neighbors, and all of us today

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Score: stars image Confidence: 93%

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Press Association

Nomadland: These are the real-life nomads who also appeared in the film

This is the story of Nomadland, the Oscar frontrunner and recent toast of the Baftas, where it was named best film and director Chloe Zhao became the second woman in history to win the directing prize.government leadership is needed to combat far-right extremism.

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Editor’s Note:

A frontrunner for Best Picture this year is Nomadland, which features non-actor “nomads” in addition to Frances McDormand. Here PA speaks to some of them about their life being portrayed on screen. – Christopher Brennan, Editor


Score: stars image Confidence: 80%

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Esquire

‘The Black Family Archive Is a Form of Resistance’: Garrett Bradley on Her Oscar-Nominated Doc, Time

The filmmaker discusses possibly becoming the first Black female director ever to win an Academy Award and thinking about incarceration from a family’s point of view.

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Score: stars image Confidence: 70%

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Berkshire Edge

A lone woman walks into her past

I’ve put our house on the market twice since my husband died. However, my family sits on the deck as stars come out and talks about our love of the view.

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Score: stars image Confidence: 65%

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Deadline

Akua Njeri On Watching Personal Black Panther Tragedy Unfold In Best Pic Nominated ‘Judas And The Black Messiah,’ & Why She Doesn’t Believe Turncoat William O’Neal’s Suicide

Back on December 4, 1969, Akua Njeri was Deborah Johnson, a 19-year old who was more than eight months pregnant with the child of her fiance Fred Hampton, the Chairman of the Chicago Chapter of the Black Panther Party. Through the Shaka King-directed Judas and the Black Messiah, the tragic events of that evening are detailed in a gory scene in which FBI and local law enforcement agents burst through the door where they and 10 others slept.

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Score: stars image Confidence: 59%

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Chicago Tribune

Column: The Oscar for Chicago Authenticity goes to … well, not ‘Trial of Chicago 7’ or ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’

Can you make a persuasive, evocative Chicago movie without filming most, or any, of your movie in Chicago?

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Score: stars image Confidence: 56%

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RTE

How to make an Oscar dress, as told by an Irish designer

There comes a scene in Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson’s ode to obsessive fashion creatives, when Daniel Day-Lewis’s Reynolds Woodcock sits down to discuss a gown with its future wearer.

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Score: stars image Confidence: 53%

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The Telegraph ($)

Captain Colman? How a Marvel movie – not an Oscar – became every serious actor’s dream

The Crown star in lycra sounds like madness. But for Hollywood’s elite, the MCU offers mega audiences, prestige directors, and a good time

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Score: stars image Confidence: 52%

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Boston Globe

What TikTok users who doubt Helen Keller can learn this Oscar season

The more the public interacts with and recognizes individuals with disabilities as the capable people they are, the harder it will be for a trend like that on TikTok to spread.

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Score: stars image Confidence: 99%

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USA Today

What’s an Oscar really worth? Career boost is ‘not the same’ for Black actors, experts say

At the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards, a reliable indicator of future Oscar glory, actors of color won all four acting prizes for the first time ever: best supporting actor Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah”), best supporting actress Yuh-jung Youn (“Minari”), best actress Viola Davis and best actor Chadwick Boseman (both “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”).

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EFE

The Hong Kong Tale of School Bullying Vying for an Oscar

LOS ANGELES – Director Derek Tsang’s “Better Days” is a powerful cinematic study on the impact of high school bullying on adolescents and the role adults play in failing to stop it.

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KTRK

Houston’s Shaftel Diamonds spills Oscars stories and the ring 1 actor wouldn’t take off

HOUSTON, Texas — Shaftel Diamonds is no stranger to outfitting celebrities at the Oscars.

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Editor’s Note:

The focus may be in LA though as the articles gathered by Deepnews show, there are interesting Oscars connections around the world. Here our algorithm plucked up a piece from Texas about a local business with lots of stories to tell – Christopher Brennan, Editor


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InDaily

Mr X: Meet Adelaide’s Oscars dark horse

When the 2021 Oscar awards are announced on Monday, all eyes in the VFX category will be on Adelaide’s Mr X, the nominated special-effects studio that oversaw the creation of the animated mutant creatures in feature film Love and Monsters.

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Fair Observer

Bollywood’s Soft Power Is Not Enough for the Oscars

“The White Tiger” is nominated for best adapted screenplay. But like “Slumdog Millionaire,” it wasn’t shot by the billion-dollar Bollywood industry.

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Nikkei Asian Review

Hong Kong’s security law sends chill through arts community

HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s national security law had just taken effect last June when the city’s film censors examined “Inside the Red Brick Wall” — a documentary about the siege of Hong Kong Polytechnic University during the 2019 protests.

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AFP

Husavik, The Icelandic Village Dreaming Of An Oscar

In just a year the small Icelandic village of Husavik has shot to fame as the setting of the kitsch musical comedy “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” — and now it dreams of winning an Oscar.

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