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2016 Oscar Nominations Are Announced: 'The Revenant,' 'Mad Max' Get Most Nods

The Revenant has a dozen nominations, followed by Mad Max: Fury Road with 10, and The Martian with seven. The winners will be announced on Feb. 28.
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Actor Alan Rickman Has Died; Portrayed Snape In Harry Potter Films

Rickman appeared in many blockbuster films during his prolific career, from 1988's Die Hard with Bruce Willis to 2003's Love Actually and the Harry Potter films.
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'Revenant,' 'Mad Max' Snag A Combined 22 Oscar Nominations

The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road are among eight nominees for best picture. Notable snubs in the category of best director: Ridley Scott wasn't nominated, nor were any women or people of color.
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'60s 'Dish' Maggie Smith Says, 'That Was Never Me'

"It must be lovely to be beautiful, but that's a really difficult thing to lose," says Smith, now 81. Best known in the U.S. for her role in Downton Abbey, she's now starring in The Lady in the Van.
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Ziggy Stardust Was A Star On-Screen, Too

David Bowie may have been best-known for his music, but NPR's movie critic Bob Mondello points out that he was also a gifted actor, both onstage and in movies like The Man Who Fell To Earth.
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'Revenant,' 'Martian' Take Top Honors At Golden Globe Awards

At the Golden Globe awards Sunday night, The Revenant won for best drama film and The Martian won for best comedy. Those were just two of the awards handed out during a ceremony in Beverly Hills.
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Here Are The Winners Of The Golden Globes

At the Sunday night ceremony, The Martian won for best motion picture, comedy, while The Revenant won in the drama category. Here is the full list of winners — and the fellow nominees they beat out.

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'Star Wars' Just Keeps Breaking Records

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to director J.J. Abrams about making the movie; he says he feels an 'enormous relief that it's out in the world.' Warning: This will not be a spoiler-free conversation!
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Why 'Star Wars' Tickets May Be A Tough Sell In China

The franchise isn't well known in the world's second-largest movie market. When the first Star Wars film debuted in 1977, Chinese were still wearing Mao suits and were largely cut off from the world.
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'Carol' Star Cate Blanchett On The 'Empathetic Connection' Of Acting

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Cate Blanchett about playing the title character in Carol, which tells the story of two women who fall in love in 1950s New York.

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