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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A scene in Song Lang (The Tap Box), a film on the 100-year history and development of cai luong (reformed opera), a genre of traditional theatre in the South (Photo courtesy of VAA) HCM City (VNA) - Movie star and producer Ngo Thanh Van’s latest film, Song Lang (The Tap Box), will compete in the Tokyo International Film Festival 2018 (TIFF). The film was selected to be screened at the Opening International Premiere in the Asian Future Category. Song Lang highlights the 100-year history and development of “cai luong” (reformed opera), a traditional theatre genre in the South. It features a group of “cai luong” artists in HCM City in the 1980s, focusing on the challenges they face to preserve their art. It also centres on the career of a young performer, Linh Phung, who makes sacrifices to pursue his dream. Van invited Vietnamese-American Leon Le to direct her film. Le researched many … [Read more...] about Film on “cai luong” to compete in Tokyo International Film Festival
A scene in Song Lang (The Tap Box), a film on the 100-year history and development of cải lương (reformed opera), a genre of traditional theatre in the South. It will be screened at the Opening International Premiere in the Asian Future Category at Tokyo International Film Festival 2018 (TIFF) next month. — Photo courtesy of VAA Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Movie star and producer Ngô Thanh Vân’s latest film, Song Lang (The Tap Box), will compete in the Tokyo International Film Festival 2018 (TIFF) next month. The film was selected to be screened at the Opening International Premiere in the Asian Future Category. Song Lang highlights the 100-year history and development of cải lương (reformed opera), a traditional theatre genre in the South. It features a group of cải lương artists in Sài Gòn in the 1980s, focusing on the challenges they face to preserve their art. It also centres on … [Read more...] about Film on cải lương to compete in Tokyo Film Festival
Viet Nam News BANGKOK — Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor was honoured for her final role at India’s movie awards in Bangkok, winning the best actress prize at the colourful celebration of dance, music and film just months after her shock death. India’s biggest stars descended on the Thai capital late Sunday for a riotous evening filled with glamour and stunning dance routines at the International Indian Film Academy’s (IIFA) annual awards ceremony, dubbed Bollywood’s Oscars. But two of the most prestigious prizes were awarded in the absence of their winners. Irrfan Khan, known internationally for his roles in blockbusters Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire, scooped the prize for best actor in a leading role but did not attend the ceremony after revealing earlier this month that he had a rare tumour. The 51-year-old Indian actor, who was in the 2016 film Inferno alongside Tom Hanks, is one of Bollywood’s most globally-recognised exports, … [Read more...] about Bollywood star Sridevi wins posthumous prize at India film awards
The six most outstanding talents who will represent Vietnam at Cannes Lion 2018 have been revealed at the Vietnam Young Lions 2018 Awards Ceremony. The six young talents will represent Vietnam at Cannes Young Lions in France After more than one month of competition, Vietnam Young Lions 2018 - the biggest arena of Vietnam's marketing and communication industry has attracted nearly 500 contestants (241 teams) in three categories including Films, Digital, and Marketers. The talents of the Vietnamese creative industry have convinced the judging panel with their bold and distinctive ideas. WHATEVER team beat out 115 rivals in the Digital category to win the golden medal. Meanwhile, the gold medal in the Marketer category went to NS Team. JUST ANOTHER TEAM was the winner of the Films category. Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, Pham Thi Dieu Anh, managing director of AIM Academy and head of the organisation board, said: “One of our biggest achievements in this year's … [Read more...] about Vietnam Young Lions 2018 winners announced