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  • Oscar nominations: all the fun facts

    Here are some fun facts and figures about this year's list of nominees, and a bit of Oscars trivia as Hollywood insiders and movie fans are eagerly waiting to hear the names of the Oscar winners tonight.

  • Oscar sparks mass brawl in Chinese league

    Brazilian international Oscar triggers a mass brawl in the Chinese Super League as players and staff from his Shanghai SIPG side and opponents Guangzhou R&F scrap on the pitch.

  • Oscar misses penalty

    Megabucks midfielder Oscar missed a second-half penalty as Andre Villas-Boas's Shanghai SIPG lost 1-0 to Urawa Red Diamonds in their first defeat of this year's AFC Champions League on Tuesday.

  • Oscar shows golden touch for Shanghai

    Megabucks import Oscar began repaying some of his hefty price tag when he scored on his competitive debut for Shanghai SIPG, helping them seal a spot in the AFC Champions League group stage.

  • Oscar lands in Shanghai to join SIPG

    Brazilian midfielder Oscar landed in Shanghai on Monday where the 25-year-old was set to smash the Asian transfer record with a reported 60 million euros ($63 million) deal with Shanghai SIPG.

  • Bangladesh cricket bans Sabbir's raunchy ad

    Bangladesh cricket pulls a raunchy advert starring new Test star Sabbir Rahman and a model following social media outrage, an industry official says.

  • Pistorius jailed for 6 years for murdering Reeva

    South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to six years in jail on Wednesday for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his home three years ago.

  • Oscars 2016: Clooney and Lupita add to criticism

    Oscar-winning actor George Clooney has accused the Academy Awards of "moving in the wrong direction" amid controversy over lack of diversity.

  • Outrage as black actors absent from Oscars lineup

    The glaring absence of black actors or directors among this year's Oscar nominees has triggered an outpouring of criticism, setting social media abuzz as the list was unveiled.

  • £1bn war for Messi, Neymar

    Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is "desperate to land Neymar," while "Woodward's rival at City, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, is working just as hard to pull off the biggest transfer coup in history for Messi."

  • Santana, Pitbull in pro-immigrant song

    Latin music stars including Carlos Santana and Pitbull on Monday launched a music video in celebration of immigrants.

  • Call for Oscar submission of films

    Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) has formed a nine-member Oscar Bangladesh Committee to select a Bangladeshi film to compete in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 88th Academy Award, according to a press release.

  • Sarandon fights to save an inmate's life

    Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon is on a mission to help save an inmate's life.

  • Police probe Mel Gibson's 'angry tirade'

    Police are investigating claims that Hollywood star Mel Gibson allegedly shoved and verbally abused an Australian photographer.

  • Academy can reclaim Oscar for $10

    An Oscar statuette that changed hands last year for $79,200 (£50,726) can be reclaimed by the Academy for just $10 (£6.40).

  • Slumdog Millionaire novelist made India’s foreign office spokesperson

    India names Vikas Swarup, whose novel turned into multiple Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”, as the new spokesman of the country’s Foreign Ministry

  • Oscar winners pose for a photosession

    Eddie Redmayne wins best actor Oscar

    British actor Eddie Redmayne has won the best actor Oscar for The Theory of Everything, while Julianne Moore picked up best actress for Still Alice. Redmayne thanked his "staggering partner in crime", co-star Felicity Jones, "ferocious but incredibly kind director James Marsh".

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