Last man standing -- Mexican director Guillermo del Toro (L) accepted the best picture Oscar for "The Shape of Water" from Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in 2018. — AFP PhotoViet Nam News LOS ANGELES — The ballots are almost all in! Millions of television viewers around the globe will tune in Sunday to watch the Oscars, the glitziest night in showbiz, but most don’t know how the winners are chosen. Less than 8,000 people in the entertainment industry select the honorees -- and Tuesday marks the final day of voting. The following is a look at the complex, sometimes confounding process that leads to the winners of the 24 Academy Awards: Who votes? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles currently has 7,902 voting members. Academy membership is divided into 17 branches -- actors, directors, producers, costume designers, etc -- and candidates must be active or otherwise have "achieved distinction" in the industry. Applicants must be … [Read more...] about Who votes for the Oscars, and how does it work?
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The first Czech-Slovak film festival kicked off in Hanoi on November 6 to celebrate the 100th founding anniversary of Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic and Slovakia) (Photo courtesy of organisers) Hanoi (VNA) – The first Czech-Slovak film festival kicked off in Hanoi on November 6 to celebrate the 100th founding anniversary of Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic and Slovakia). The film festival is taking place from November 6 to 10 at the National Cinema Centre in Hanoi and November 12 to 14 at the Cinestar Cinema in Ho Chi Minh City. Ten Czech and Slovak films to be screened focus on a range of topics from history to crime, society and fairy tales. The non-profit arts festival celebrates and promotes a contextualised range of classic and modern Czech and Slovak films to Vietnamese and expatriate audiences. Free tickets can be collected at the cinemas, the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic. The films are screened in their … [Read more...] about First Czech-Slovak film festival opens in Hanoi
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — A Slovakian feature film about traffickers and smugglers on the Ukrainian border opened the Czech-Slovak film festival yesterday in Hà Nội. The Line, directed by Peter Bebjak and starring Tomas Mastalir, Emilia Vasaryova and Eugen Libezniuk, is a criminal thriller about the life of people living on the border of Ukraine and Slovakia. The 2017 film brought won Bebjak the Best Director Award at the 52nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. For the first time ever in Việt Nam, a Czech-Slovak film festival will be held in Hà Nội and HCM City to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic and Slovakia). Ten Czech and Slovak films to be screened focus on a range of topics from history to crime, society and fairy tales. The not-for-profit arts festival celebrates and promotes a contextualised range of classic and modern Czech and Slovak films to Vietnamese and expatriate … [Read more...] about Film festival features Czech, Slovakian films
Expat Interest Grammy winner Anne Sofie von Otter set to perform in Hanoi Nguyen Quy Thursday, Mar 1, 2018,19:13 (GMT+7) Grammy winner Anne Sofie von Otter set to perform in HanoiNguyen Quy Grammy-award winning Swedish artist Anne Sofie von Otter will perform in Hanoi City at 7.30 p.m. on March 2 - PHOTO: WWW.ANNESOFIEVONOTTER.COM Swedish opera artist Anne Sofie von Otter, who has netted two Grammy awards, is scheduled to take the stage for the first time at the Vietnam Academy of Music in Hanoi City this Friday, March 2, according to the Swedish Embassy in Vietnam. The performance is part of a series of programs to celebrate the 49th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Vietnam (1969-2018). Anne Sofie von Otter has gained international recognition for her contributions to the Swedish music industry, and exemplary achievements by grasping two Grammy awards and marking the astonishing … [Read more...] about Grammy winner Anne Sofie von Otter set to perform in Hanoi
Viet Nam News STOCKHOLM — The Swedish Academy, plunged into crisis over allegations of rape and sexual assault by the husband of one its members, may postpone the 2018 Nobel Literature Prize, Swedish Radio reported on Wednesday. "We’re thinking about it. We’ll let you know soon," said Anders Olsson, the Academy’s interim permanent secretary. According to Swedish Radio, several members of the Academy have suggested reserving this year’s prize, and awarding it alongside the 2019 prize next year. "Given the situation the Academy currently finds itself in, and given the best interests of the prize, it might be best to postpone it for a year," said Peter Englund. Englund is one of five Academy members who have stepped down in recent weeks over the scandal, including permanent secretary Sara Danius. But another member, Goran Malmqvist, rejected the notion, telling news agency TT it would go ahead as planned this year. Technically, the Academy’s 18 … [Read more...] about Nobel Literature Prize for 2018 in doubt after crisis