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‘Spotlight’ wins Oscar for best picture

HOLLYWOOD — “Spotlight,” the story of the Boston Globe’s investigation of sexual abuse by priests, won the Academy Award for best picture Feb. 28, while Leonardo DiCaprio finally broke through to win best actor for “The Revenant” and Brie Larson won best actress on her first career nomination for “Room.” In a ceremony that ran Read More…

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SAG finds diversity in 22nd annual awards ceremony

LOS ANGELES — “Spotlight,” the story of the Boston Globe’s investigation of sexual abuse by Catholic priests, won the top prize of best ensemble cast at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards Jan. 30, while Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson were named best actor and actress, further paving their road to the Oscars. The two-hour Read More…

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‘The Revenant,’ ‘Mad Max’ lead Oscar nominations

BEVERLY HILLS — Director Alejandro Inarritu’s grueling drama “The Revenant” received a leading 12 Oscar nominations Jan. 14, with George Miller’s apocalyptic “Mad Max: Fury Road” on its heels with 10 nominations, with both well ahead of other contenders. The other best-picture nominees are “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Brooklyn,” “The Martian,” “Room” and Read More…