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Ziad Doueiri's 'The Insult' Nominated for Foreign-Language Oscar

Movies from Lebanon, Chile, Russia, Hungary and Sweden are competing in the Academy Awards race for best foreign-language film.

Five nominees announced Tuesday include Lebanese filmmaker Ziad Doueiri's forceful "The Insult"; Chilean director Sebastian Lelio's drama with a transgender heroine, "A Fantastic Woman"; and Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's stark divorce story "Loveless."

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'The Shape of Water' Scores Big with 13 Oscar Nominations

Fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with 13 nods, as the Academy also gave a rare nomination to a woman in the directing category.

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War-set fairy tale scored nods for best picture, best director, best actress for its star Sally Hawkins, and supporting acting nominations for Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer.

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Paris Show Pays Homage to 'Eternal Style' of Late Designer Azzedine Alaia

Two months after legendary designer Azzedine Alaia's sudden death plunged the fashion world into mourning, an exhibition in homage to the "King of Cling" opens Monday in his studios in Paris.

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'The Shape of Water' Wins PGA Best Film ahead of Oscars

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" has taken home best movie at the Producers Guild Awards, putting it in pole position for Oscars glory in March.

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Nasrallah Weighs in on Lebanon's Spielberg Controversy

Hizbullah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday weighed in on controversy in Lebanon surrounding Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama "The Post," saying it was wrong to screen it in Lebanese theaters.

Censorship authorities had recommended the ban because the director is blacklisted by the Arab League over his support for Israel, but Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq reversed the decision, allowing it to open Thursday in theaters across the country.

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Report: Kevin Spacey Investigated over Third London Assault

British police said Thursday they are investigating a man over a third sexual assault, with the Press Association news agency reporting that U.S. actor Kevin Stacey is the suspected assailant.

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Woody Allen Hits Back at Daughter Molestation Claims

Woody Allen on Thursday accused his ex-lover's family of "cynically" exploiting the Time's Up movement to deny "discredited" allegations that he molested his daughter, seeking to fend off a growing backlash as she gave her first television interview.

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Brigitte Bardot Slams #MeToo 'Publicity-Seeking' Actresses

French film legend Brigitte Bardot attacked the #MeToo movement Wednesday, claiming that actresses who complain of sexual harassment were just looking for publicity.

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Lebanon Reverses Ban on Spielberg Film

Lebanon's interior ministry will allow the release of Steven Spielberg's latest film, "The Post", overturning a ban by the General Security agency, a senior official said Wednesday.

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Israeli Town Names Cinema for 'Wonder Woman' Gadot

A cinema in northern Israel is to be named after Israeli-born Hollywood celeb Gal Gadot, star of the blockbuster hit "Wonder Woman", the town of Upper Nazareth said Tuesday.

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