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Emma Thompson Wins 1996 Oscar for Herself AND Jane Austen

Today, FF2 is delighted to celebrate the 28th anniversary of actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson’s Academy Award win for Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense & Sensibility. This 1996 accomplishment represented not only Emma’s second Oscar—her first secured three years before for her work on Howards End—but also the enormous achievement of becoming the only person in history to win Academy Awards for both acting and writing.read more.

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Carey Mulligan: The Nuanced Heroine

Happy birthday to Carey Mulligan, one of the most inspiring actors of our time! 

Carey Mulligan is an actor known best for her critically-acclaimed performances in An Education and Promising Young Woman. Born in Westminster, London, Carey has been dedicated to her craft from a young age, performing in various theatrical productions at the boarding school she attended.read more.

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Ending BHM 2023 Coverage with a Shower of Praise for Viola Davis

On Thursday afternoon, February 9, 2023, I received the following email from the Film at Lincoln Center Patrons Desk, announcing that Viola Davis would be the honoree for their 2023 Chaplin Award Gala. This was sixteen days after the world learned that Viola Davis would not be a candidate for a 2023 Oscar in the Best Actress category.… read more.

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Siskel Center panelists talk Oscar noms, gender disparity

The Gene Siskel Film Center held the 89th Academy Awards Nominations Panel on January 24, 2017 in Chicago. The hour-long event included J.R. Jones of the Chicago Reader, Pamela Powell of The Daily Journal, Sergio Mims of Shadow & Act, Ray Pride of New City and Dean Richards of WGN-Radio. Moderator Alison Cuddy began the panel with a warning, “If you’re coming for a civilized conversation on the joys of film that’s not what’s on deck.”read more.

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