The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday US time; here are some fun facts about the nominees: Parasite becomes the first South Korean film to be nominated for both Best International Feature Film and Best Picture. According to AFP, it is the sixth non-English language movie to achieve a double nomination, but none of the previous five have managed to clinch the biggest award.
It has been a bumpy award season for the world’s streaming giant Netflix, which led the Golden Globe nominations and walked away with just two awards. After spending billions to recruit the industry’s top filmmakers, while actively launching award season campaigns, Netflix bagged an impressive 24 Oscar nominations this year.
Last, Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker may not be the film critics’ favorite, but its movie score earned legendary composer John Williams his 52nd Oscar nomination, drawing him even closer to film producer Walt Disney’s record of 59 nods. Williams has already won five Oscars during his career.
(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)
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The long wait is finally over, as the Taipei Area reopens for large concerts. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, dozens of shows at the venue were forced to be canceled this year. After the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) relaxed its restrictions across public venues on June 7, applications to hold events at the multipurpose stadium are once again being accepted. Singer Eric Chou will become the first to perform at the Taipei Arena as it reopens, bringing back his Deluxe concert tour with two shows on Saturday and Sunday. On Aug. 15, online retailer PChome Online will stage a
Stonehenge, a Neolithic wonder in southern England, has vexed historians and archaeologists for centuries with its many mysteries: How was it built? What purpose did it serve? Where did its towering sandstone boulders come from? That last question may finally have an answer after a study published on July 29 found that most of the giant stones — known as sarsens — seem to share a common origin 25km away in West Woods, an area that teemed with prehistoric activity. The finding boosts the theory that the megaliths were brought to Stonehenge about the same time: around 2,500 BC, the monument’s second
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