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Time-travelling film up for student Oscar

By Jennifer Lipman, May 12, 2011

A short film by a young movie-maker from Stanmore has been nominated for a Student Academy Award.

Alex Lipman, 21, wrote and produced the black comedy The Miserables last year as his final project for Westminster University's film and TV production course.

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Israel lets Strangers No More pupils stay for now

By Jennifer Lipman, March 10, 2011

The pupils featured in an Oscar-winning film about a Tel Aviv school for the children of migrants can remain in Israel for the time being.

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Oscar-winning Weinsteins face bribery lawsuit

By Jennifer Lipman, March 3, 2011

Just days after they won the Best Film Oscar for The King’s Speech, studio heads Harvey and Bob Weinstein have been accused of trying to bribe their way out of bad publicity.

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Corey Feldman: why wasn't Corey Haim in Oscars tribute?

By Jennifer Lipman, March 1, 2011

The childhood best friend of the late teen star Corey Haim has criticised the organisers of the Oscars for leaving him out of a memorial montage at Sunday’s ceremony.

Corey Feldman, who co-starred with Corey Haim in Joel Schumacher’s The Lost Boys when they were both teenagers, said the decision had been a failure on the part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Aaron Sorkin accepts an Oscar for The Social Network

By Jennifer Lipman, February 28, 2011
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The Social Network writer Aaron Sorkin won his first Oscar last night for The Social Network. Watch what he had to say on accepting the trophy for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Take a look at our Oscars live blog for more detailed coverage here

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Natalie Portman wins Best Actress Oscar for Black Swan

By Jennifer Lipman, February 28, 2011

Natalie Portman has won the Academy Award for Best Actress.

The Jerusalem born actress was honoured for her performance in ballet drama Black Swan, gaining another trophy to add to her recent Golden Globe and Bafta.

A heavily pregnant and tearful Ms Portman, wearing a burgundy dress by Rodarte, said on accepting the award: “I am so grateful to get to do the job I do.”

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Best Documentary Short Oscar goes to Israel-set film

By Jennifer Lipman, February 28, 2011

The makers of a documentary short set in Tel Aviv were celebrating after winning an Oscar at the awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Best Documentary Short winner Strangers No More, a look at Israel’s Bialik-Rogozin primary school, was made by Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon. The school has pupils from almost 50 countries, many of whom have escaped conflict zones and persecution.

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Strangers No More trailer

By Jennifer Lipman, February 28, 2011
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Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon won the award for Best Documentary Short for this Tel Aviv set film.

Strangers No More takes a look at the Bialik-Rogozin School and its blend of cultures.

The JC is covering the Oscars live tonight. Check our Oscars live blog for all the latest news on winners, losers, dresses, speeches and more.

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Aaron Sorkin and David Seidler win Oscars for writing

By Jennifer Lipman, February 28, 2011

Two Jewish writers have triumphed at this year's Oscars.

Aaron Sorkin picked up his first Academy Award for The Social Network, although he failed to mention the film's inspiration - Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg - in his acceptance speech.

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James Franco's pre-Oscars message

By Jennifer Lipman, February 27, 2011
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The Jewish half of this year's Oscar presenting team, a certain Mr James Franco, had this to say to his fans on the morning of the big ceremony.

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