The Sanjay Behind The Oscar-Nominated Animated Short ‘Sanjay’s Super Team’

By Neelanjana Banerjee For desi or South Asian American kids, religion and culture can be a confusing part of one’s identity. I remember being acutely aware of my mother’s prayer room—a repurposed walk-in closet—full of pictures of the Hindu Goddess Kali, who wears a necklace of decapitated heads, infused with smoky incense and freshly churned sandalwood […]

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Oscars Finally Invite Chris Rock Back

Chris Rock has been booked as a presenter at the 84th Academy Awards, marking his return to the show where his 2005 hosting gig ended with Rock being scolded by Sean Penn for denigrating the talents of “one of our finest actors,” Jude Law.

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Steve Martin Gives Eddie Murphy Oscar-Hosting Tips

LOS ANGELES – Steve Martin is giving some free advice to Eddie Murphy about hosting the Academy Awards. The 66-year-old entertainer posted “an open letter” to Murphy on his website Tuesday filled with tips based on Martin’s three Oscar-hosting stints. Confirmed: Eddie Murphy to Host the Oscars “Whatever you do, don’t have a co-host,” Martin […]

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Could Oprah Be Next Year’s Oscar Host?

And the winner is…Oprah!? Oprah Winfrey is being pegged as a frontrunner to host next year’s Academy Awards, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. According to the article, sources inside the Motion Picture Academy reveal that Winfrey is topping the list of potential candidates to host the 84th Oscars next February. No other names were mentioned in […]

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