After months of speculation, the Academy Award nominations were announced today, and for the first time, Lebanon has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Directed by Ziad Doueiri, The Insult tells the story of a politically-affiliated, Lebanese mechanic and a Palestinian blue collar worker whose small feud escalates to a… Read More Lebanon’s ‘The Insult’ has been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film
In 2012, acclaimed American T.V. show Homeland depicted Lebanon’s vibrant Hamra area (pictured) as war-torn with terrorists and militants running around, destruction everywhere, and bombings and killing happening around every corner. The incident fueled a campaign against the show and the Lebanese government went as far as trying to take legal action against the producers of… Read More ‘Beirut’ trailer: is this another ‘Homeland’ incident?
On December 15, The Academy announced the nine films shortlisted for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. To the delight of all of us here in Lebanon, Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult made it to the list. And as varied as the predictions have since been, things are getting clearer and clearer with each precursor… Read More Oscars 2018: does Lebanon’s ‘The Insult’ have a chance?
The 75th Golden Globe Awards took place on January 7, 2018, at The Beverly Hilton where the HFPA honoured achievements in film and television from 2017. The theme of the night was unsurprisingly the ongoing struggle of women against sexual harassment and abuse. With movements like #MeToo and the move towards freeing the industry of… Read More 2018 Golden Globe Film Award Winners (Complete List)
Earlier today, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nine films shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. The shortlisted films included some major snubs and a big (and welcome) surprise for Lebanon’s The Insult, which has now advanced to the penultimate round of decisions. Directed by Ziad Doueiri, The Insult… Read More Lebanon’s ‘The Insult’ shortlisted for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar