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Enniskillen mounts Oscar Wilde tribute with flight of gold-leaf swallows

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In The Happy Prince, one of Oscar Wilde’s most popular stories, the statue of a Prince begs a swallow to give his gold leaf and jewels to the poor people of his town. Now Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, where Wilde s...

Oscar Murillo: Frequencies review – adult-approved teenage rebellion

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Adults are not schoolchildren and – as all good teachers know – you’re deluding yourself if you pretend to be one of the kids. Oscar Murillo, best known as one of the four artists who chose to share the 2019 Turner pr...

Artist Oscar Murillo goes back to school with canvas project

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For a long time it was endless One Direction scrawls. Then it was Harry Styles, and then it was neither, but all along there have been a lot of football references, a lot of Superman “S” signs and a lot of cryptic mes...

Is Oscar Murillo the new Jean Dubuffet? Plus the real Dubuffet! – the week in art

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Oscar Murillo: FrequenciesThe joint winner of the 2019 Turner prize exhibits artworks he commissioned from children at 350 schools in 30 countries. Is Murillo the new Dubuffet? Artangel at Cardinal Pole school, Hackne...

New theatre in Reading opens with modern take on Oscar Wilde play

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A new theatre is to open in Reading this autumn with a “radical modern take” on The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, who was imprisoned in the city several years after its publication. Dorian, written by Phoebe ...

Monday briefing: Oscar wins for Hopkins, Fennell and Kaluuya

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Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories today. Anthony Hopkins, Emerald Fennell and Daniel Kaluuya claimed Oscar wins for Britain at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on a night dom...

Anthony Hopkins becomes oldest-ever Oscar winner after taking best actor for The Father

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Anthony Hopkins has won the best actor Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Hopkins, 83, won for his performance as an elderly man with dementia in The Father, directed by French novelist and playwright Fl...

Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson become first black women to win hair and makeup Oscar

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Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson became the first black women to win for best hair and make-up at the Oscars, for their work on Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. “I stand here, as Jamika and I break this glass ceiling, wi...

My Octopus Teacher, heartwarming nature film, wins best documentary Oscar

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My Octopus Teacher, the heartwarming story of a human-octopus friendship, has won the Oscar for best documentary at the 93rd Academy Awards, which are taking place in Los Angeles. Directed by Pippa Ehrlich and James R...

Another Round, starring Mads Mikkelsen, wins best international feature Oscar

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Another Round, the Danish film starring Mads Mikkelsen and directed by Thomas Vinterberg, has won the best international feature Oscar at the 93rd Academy Awards, which are taking place in Los Angeles. In the film, Mi...

From Get Out to Goodfellas: 10 of the best films that didn’t win best picture Oscar

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This is it – the key moment in the great narrative of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences getting it wrong. Welles’s Citizen Kane lost out to … what was it again? It was How Green Was My Valley, a stirring...

Oscar Grant’s family on the Chauvin conviction: ‘This is huge. We’ve been let down so many times’

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For the family of Oscar Grant, who was killed by police in 2009, the guilty verdict for Derek Chauvin was a rare moment of accountability – and a potential turning point in their fight against police brutality. “This ...

‘Film-making? Bring it on!’: ex-stockbroker Farah Nabulsi on her Oscar nomination

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Farah Nabulsi was at home in west London when she found outher film The Present had been nominated for the Oscar for best live action short. She’d persuaded her teenage sons to stay home and watch the announcement. Wh...

Let me stop you there: why do Oscar speeches get cut short?

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In the Guide’s weekly Solved! column, we look into a crucial pop-culture question you’ve been burning to know the answer to – and settle it, once and for all Winning an Oscar is the highlight of a career. It’s peer va...

The Oscar contenders: how to watch them in the UK – and why it’s so difficult

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This year’s Oscars are billed as the great democratic race. Eligibility for all awards has been relaxed, so films don’t have to have had a conventional theatrical release. This has led to a larger number of titles in ...

My Oscar goes to… our film critics reveal their personal shortlists

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Ahead of the official Academy nominations, Observer film critics pick their own shortlists• Saint Maud• Relic• Never Rarely Sometimes Always• Saint Frances• WolfwalkersAll of my best picture choices appear on the Acad...