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One of the benefits of a fall movie season full of adult dramas & prestige titles? The opportunity to watch actors sink their chops into juicy showcase roles.

From Harry Styles to Paul Mescal, these are the buzziest performances you can’t miss this year.…
Already one of the biggest pop stars in the world, Styles — who appeared in Christopher Nolan’s #Dunkirk — steps into his most significant film roles yet this #Oscars season.… Image
In Olivia Wilde’s #DontWorryDarling, he’s the seemingly perfect husband to Florence Pugh’s unsettled housewife, and in the Amazon drama #MyPoliceman, he’s a gay man hiding his sexuality in the oppressive U.K. of the 1950s.…
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Chris Rock told an audience Sunday that he turned down hosting next year's Oscars after Will Smith struck him onstage at this year's ceremony.…
Riffing with the crowd at a stand-up show in Phoenix Sunday night, the comedian said that he was asked to host next year’s #Oscars, according to the Arizona Republic. But he turned the offer down.… Image
Referencing the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, Rock told the crowd that going back to the awards ceremony would be like asking Nicole Brown Simpson “to go back to the restaurant” where she left her eyeglasses before being killed.…
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Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about the #Oscars on the latest episode of #RedTableTalk: "I'm using this moment to give our alopecia family an opportunity to talk about this."…
On Wednesday, Jada Pinkett Smith welcomed members of the alopecia community to “Red Table Talk” after that Oscars moment sparked fervent discussions about the hair-loss condition she suffers from.…
“Considering what I’ve been through with my own health and what happened at the Oscars, thousands have reached out to me with their stories,” Pinkett Smith said at the top of the latest "Red Table" episode.…
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.@kendricklamar's video for "The Heart Part 5" is filled with a ton of deep messages you might miss the first time around. Ahead, we broke down major Easter eggs in the video that deserve a deeper dive. 👀 (1/7)…
"The Heart Part 5" uses an easily identifiable sample of Marvin Gaye's "I Want You" single. Similar to the classic song, the lyrics from @kendricklamar's track allude to giving love and wanting it to be reciprocated, too. 📷: Getty (2/7)
@kendricklamar dedicates his second verse on "The Heart Part 5" to speaking from the perspectives of O.J. Simpson, Kanye West, and Jussie Smollett, who all have histories that are rife with controversy. 📷: Getty (3/7)
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It's Tuesday, which is the 55th day of the #Russia-#Ukraine war.

Slightly fewer missiles overnight, but Russia has tended to enjoy striking in the mornings recently - real terror tactics. Though perhaps they need to conserve weapons.

The real theatre of operation is in Donbas
The siege of #Mariupol' continues. The remaining #Ukraine resistance sent this video this morning. Clearly the message is "bloodied but unbowed"

They insist women and children are sheltering in the Azovstal steel works but pleas for safe passage ignored


Russia says a full scale assault has been launched on the metalworks in #Mariupol'

The Defence Minister for the "Donetsk Republic" says reports of women and children there is a fake.
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🔴What does globally renowned Indian🇮🇳 mystic @SadhguruJV think about his title as a #guru🧘‍♂️?

FRANCE 24's @DelanoDSouza speaks with #Sadhguru in an exclusive #interview, as he rides a motorcycle from Europe to India to raise awareness about soil degradation⤵️ #savesoil
@SadhguruJV @DelanoDSouza 🔴Indian🇮🇳 mystic @SadhguruJV counts #WillSmith among his followers... what does the famous #guru🧘‍♂️ think about the infamous #Oscars🎬 slap, and #nonviolence in general?

FRANCE 24's @DelanoDSouza speaks with #Sadhguru in an exclusive #interview⤵️
@SadhguruJV @DelanoDSouza 🔴📲Watch FRANCE 24's exclusive #interview with @SadhguruJV in full
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Will Smith is resigning from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences after slapping Chris Rock at the #Oscars. Image
The resignation comes as the actor is embroiled in the biggest crisis of his career and as the organization behind the Academy Awards has faltered in its attempts to deal with the fallout from the violent altercation. Image
Smith charged the stage during the broadcast after Rock made a joke about the actor’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, which apparently enraged Smith. Image
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#PreCodeApril thread for 2022. Please check the hashtag regularly - it was an absolute treasure trove last year.

This is my Pre-Code Films list on @letterboxd. If you’re looking for recommendations, the top 90 or so are in approximate order of preference.…
This is my provisional #PreCodeApril @letterboxd Watchlist for 2022. Includes three favourites, the rest will all be first time watches.…
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Relive CODA’s three Oscar® wins with the cast and crew.

Congratulations to the Academy Award® winners: The entire cast and producing team for Best Picture, @troykotsur for Best Supporting Actor, and @sianheder for Best Adapted Screenplay.

#CODAfilm #Oscars An image of Troy Kotsur holding his Oscar with image text reSian Heder accepting her Oscar.The producers and cast of CODA with their Oscars.
The #CODAfilm family showing love on the red carpet.

#Oscars The cast and writer of CODA flashing the I Love You sign
Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay winner
@sianheder celebrates with @MarleeMatlin and @EmiliaJonesy.

#CODAfilm #Oscars Sian Heder kissing her Oscar.Emilia Jones, Sian Heder, and Marlee Matlin celebrate togeth
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Days after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock during the 94th #Oscars telecast, the Board of Governors held an emergency meeting to discuss the best actor winner’s consequences. He faces “suspension, expulsion, or other sanctions permitted.”
The Board of Governors began "disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violations of the Academy’s Standards of Conduct, including inappropriate physical contact, abusive or threatening behavior, and compromising the integrity of the Academy."
"Consistent with the Academy’s Standards of Conduct, as well as California law, Mr. Smith is being provided at least 15 days’ notice of a vote regarding his violations and sanctions, & the opportunity to be heard beforehand by means of a written response."
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(1) I came to to Christ in adulthood out of gang culture & I have a decent amount of trauma due to a witnessing a lot of violence & participating in a lot of violence. I’m easily triggered by violence. So much so that I don’t watch boxing & am adamantly against it, even football.
(2) Due to past, I have spent a lot of time studying violence & developing a theology of violence in order to make sense of scripture, and as an historical theologian, church history. I’ve developed a theology of violence that has two categories; righteous violence & unrighteous.
(3) Righteous violence Re acts we see throughout history where violence has been used in the defense of the vulnerable.

Let me pause for a second and say that I hold to a theology & principle of non-violence. I’m simply presenting categories not advocating for violence.
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Lo #Viral es lo que se contagia para nuestro perjuicio. Eso es cada tanto. Pero las #redessociales también traen nutrición y buenos ejemplos. Y, a largo plazo, es lo que perdura y predomina. Por más momentos #Oscars con @ladygaga Image
Las #redessociales no son tóxicas aunque lo es la política que lleva su polarización a todo lo que toca. Hicimos con @vsgroisman y @maxibongio una investigación con datos sobre las emociones positivas que predominan en el mundo digital @dplatinoamerica…
Esta investigación muestra que la #toxicidad y la #desinformación es poco creída por todo el espectro ideológico. ¿Por qué habría que regular para toda la población cuando el diagnóstico de toxicidad es de una minoría fanática? vía @sciencedirect… Image
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From family celebrations and stunning fashion looks to major wins, the 2022 #Oscars had viewers buzzing all night long. Take a look at some of the best moments of the night and the many expected and unexpected cast reunions. (1/6)…
"The Prom" costars @ArianaDeBose and Nicole Kidman struck a pose on the red carpet. 📸: Getty (2/6)
"Pulp Fiction" costars Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, and John Travolta reunited on the #Oscars stage. 📸: Getty (3/6)
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Los Angeles Times photographer @myung_chun was on assignment at the 94th #Oscars on Sunday.

When Chris Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, no one expected what came next.

Here's how the shot of "the slap heard around the world" came to be:…
@myung_chun took a moment to switch cameras — just as a figure moved onto the stage.

"I thought it was a stage manager or someone from production. Then someone in our group said, 'Hey, that’s Will Smith.'"…
Will Smith had slapped Chris Rock, hard across the face.

“I got on it and shot what I could, but I missed the swing by a fraction of a second," @myung_chun said.…
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What happened at the #Oscars worries me on a few fronts.

Half the world seems to be of the mindset that what Will Smith did was right.

He could have made a bigger statement by leaving the ceremony or waiting until later to speak about the pain that caused on his biggest night.
What Will Smith did wasn’t tough or “manly”. Showing strength would have been using his win and gigantic platform to defend his wife and women everywhere by speaking out against the joke- instead, everything he says and does now will only be met with derision.
Also, as someone who works with those who speak in public, this creates a cultural permission structure of assaulting people we disagree with.

What Will Smith did shouldn’t make you rise to your feet to cheer him on, it should be met with silence and condemnation.
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Will Smith has released a statement after last night's incident at the #Oscars: "Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable." Image
Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally,” Smith wrote on Instagram. Image
“I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.” ImageImage
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Talk about disingenuous. You laugh at the joke and moments later you not only hit Chris Rock but then yell the “F” word … twice it seems, bleeped out but understood by a worldwide audience. #Oscars @chrisrock
I recognize that your wife has alopecia and has “chosen” to shave her head. Maybe the joke wasn’t intended as you took it - you laughed when you heard it - but I acknowledge it may have been in bad taste. But, you should have left it alone and later spoken privately to Rock.
Instead you had to flaunt your celebrity and then later bloviate that your life is about love and defending the people you love. Some think your apology to the Academy was about that incident, but it sounded like it was really about your emotions and taking so long to speak.
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#Oscars einen Abend später nachschauen.
Habe #WestSideStory nicht gesehen, aber natürlich ist der Preis für Ariana DeBose 100% hollywood und natürlich verdient.
Und natürlich ist es schon ziemlich größtes Kino, mit #Beyoncé zu eröffnen.
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CODA, an acronym meaning “child of deaf adults,” has been one of our top lookups all day, after Troy Kotsur won an Oscar for his role in a film of this name.
We do not yet enter this sense of CODA, although it is a term we are watching. It originated in the early 1980s as the name of an organization, but within a few years was used to describe individuals
“I heard the most interesting remark by a CODA recently. While growing up as a child of deaf parents, she was often called upon to interpret during business transactions.” Leo M. Jacobs, A Deaf Adult Speaks Out, 1989
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The only satisfaction in last night's #Oscars was the vastly over-rated Power of the Slog not winning best picture. The line-up was so weak that they even had to put Don't Look Up in key categories. The actual best picture, Asghar Farhadi's "A Hero", was not even nominated.
Here was my initial impression of Power of the Slog.

This film is beautifully shot and superbly acted. The writing however is weak, and the director uses a plodding pace to create the impression of profundity when the story is really trite. 1
Maybe the original novel gives more context but while one can make some sense of how how the repressed brother (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) came to adopt his rough ways, it is unclear why adopted the illiterate language, since he was apparently a top student at Yale. 2
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There are many layers and aspects to the #WillSmith @ the #Oscars incident, but I am surprised at how little of the commentary has been directed at Smith's betrayal of trust with the Williams family to be a trustee of their story. /1…
I loved the movie #KingRichard because it reminded me not only of the staggering odds that the Williams family overcame in producing not one, but two, all time, world class tennis players, /2…
and documented how the parents trained and steeled their children against the abuse that they would most certainly face as they broke into the elite ranks of the white privileged world of competitive tennis. /3
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Perhaps the violence displayed between #WillSmith and #ChrisRock at #Oscars2022 was “scarier than a Southern Baptist Convention” because it was an open display of the outcome of four centuries of violence by Southern Baptists on bodies, minds and souls of African descent.
It was #ChrisRock’s bow to white patriarchy by undercutting a sharp Black woman’s hair and calling her less than a woman in front of billions of people.
It was #ChrisRock’s choice to belittle a human being with a disability (alopecia). The roots of white supremacy do not consider the disabled human, therefore they are unprotected from humiliation.
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In case you didn't watch the #Oscars last night, we rounded up the awkward moments for ya 👀…
If you're like me, you love the awkward moments during awards shows. And despite being a prestigious affair, the Oscars were still home to some quality cringe/uncomfortable moments this year.
Here are some of the best. Enjoy!
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Okay, better idea... next #Oscars held in Thunderdome.
The red carpet event starts with a white carpet and a chainsaw.
But seriously folks, the issue is someone can be paid to make an absolutely disgusting "joke" at the expense of people suffering a condition, personally verbally attack someone with that condition and you either have to sit there and take it, or avenge it and break the law.
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