Monthly Archives: February 2016

Here is a full list of the nominees & the Oscar winners in bold

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After months of campaigning and controversy, schmoozing and surprises, the 88th annual Academy Awards are finally under way in Los Angeles. Heading into the ceremony, the biggest questions surrounded the best picture category as a three-way race between “The Revenant,” “The Big Short” and “Spotlight” emerged. In somewhat of a shocker, “Spotlight” won even as “The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” ...

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Video: John Oliver strips Donald J. Trump to his pants

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by: michael eli dokosi/ghana With Donald J. Trump bulldozing his way in the republican nomination race having won 3 states ahead of Super Tuesday and with contenders Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz seemingly unable to stop his advancement, there seems to be an unlikely person capable of stopping the speeding Trump. John Oliver, English comedian, political commentator, television host and ...

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U.S embassy gives thumbs-up to Abraham Attah on its Facebook wall after award picking & presentation

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The United States embassy in Ghana has hailed young Ghanaian actor Abraham Attah after he picked up another award and presented an award at the Oscars over the weekend.He was named best male lead at the 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday 27th February 2016.The actor, who is 15 years old, beat out fellow actors Ben Mendelsohn (Mississippi Grind), ...

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A wrap-up of the OSCARS as Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins

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The 88th Academy Awards set its tone before host Chris Rock could grab the mic. As Rock, dressed in a sharp ivory tux, strode to center stage, the orchestra sat on their hands and the sound system blasted a snatch of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power.” The stealthy 15-second instrumental was a fitting moment for a controversial awards race dominated ...

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Why Abraham Attah dressed in black tuxedo and velvet TOMS

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On Sunday at the 88th annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles, Beasts of No Nation actor and Oscar presenter Abraham Attah, 15, arrived at the award ceremony dressed in a black tuxedo and velvet TOMS. The for-profit shoe brand donates a pair of shoes to children in need for every pair sold. The Ghana native told E! correspondent Ryan Seacrest ...

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Video: Abraham Attah scoops ‘Best Male Lead’ award at 2016 Independent Spirits Awards

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Ghana’s wonder kid, Abraham Attah has won yet another prestigious international award for ‘Best Male Lead’ at the 2016 Independent Spirits Awards held at Santa Monica Beach, Califonia Saturday night. The awards scheme, originally known as FINDIE or Friends of Independent Awards was founded in 1984, and dedicated to independent filmmakers. In 1986, it was renamed Independent Spirit Awards. This ...

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Blakk Rasta appointed Zimbabwe’s tourism ambassador

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by: michael eli dokosi/ghana As special guest of Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwe Music Awards organizers, reggae musician and historian Abubaka Ahmed easily identified as Blakk Rasta has chalked another major success. The ‘Barrack Obama’ hitmaker has sent word to blakkpepper.com that he has been made tourism ambassador for Zimbabwe adding that the official ceremony is set for the Tourism ...

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Car attempting to overtake funeral carriage kills horse & causes more grief for family

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A grieving family was left devastated after a car smashed into a great-grandmother’s horse-drawn funeral cortege and killed one of the animals. Elizabeth Morris’s coffin was being taken to the crematorium in Bridgend, South Wales, when a Renault Scenic attempted to overtake the cortege and careered into the side. The 74-year-old’s bereft family then watched in horror as the carriage ...

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