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Chloe Zhao, winner of the award for Best Picture for "Nomadland," poses in the press room at the Osc

Diverse and distanced Oscar ceremony adapted to pandemic year

Nomadland, a poetic look at older Americans who choose an itinerant lifestyle, won Best Picture as expected.

Shira Haas, Amit Rahav and documentary series win Spirit Awards

The two Israeli stars of the Netflix miniseries 'Unorthodox,' Shira Haas and Amit Rahav, won Best Female Performance in a Scripted Series and Best Male Performance in a Scripted Series.

Nazi hunters Beate Klarsfeld and her husband Serge Klarsfeld

Oscar-nominated filmmakers to produce documentary on French Nazi hunters

Lerner’s 2011 documentary “Hell and Back Again” about a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder was nominated for an Oscar in 2012.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
21/04/2021
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Oscars: Predicting the 2021 Academy Awards winners

Due to the pandemic, this year has marked a sharp shift toward streaming-service films, and most of the nominated movies were shown only briefly in theaters.

New drama series ‘Shtisel’

American ‘Shtisel’ remake to be directed by Jewish filmmaker

The show, which besides the name will share few thematic elements with the original, is being written by Lauren Gussis.

By GABE FRIEDMAN/JTA
20/03/2021

Five notable Jewish, Israeli nominees for 2021 Oscars

“Mank,” the black-and-white Netflix film about Jewish screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, earned 10 Oscar nods, including for best picture, making up nearly half of Netflix’s total nominations.

By EMILY BURACK/JTA
16/03/2021
Dawit Tekelaeb, left, and Daniel Gad star in the Israeli Oscar contender "White Eye."

Israeli film 'White Eye' nominated for Oscar, Mank leads with 10 honors

The Oscars will be presented in a ceremony in Los Angeles on April 26.

Director of Oscar-shortlisted film ‘White Eye’ looks back on year

"Israel is the only country in the world that speaks Hebrew, and people all over the world saw this film in Hebrew and it touched their hearts."

Dawit Tekelaeb, left, and Daniel Gad star in the Israeli Oscar contender "White Eye."

Short film ‘White Eye’ tackles Israel’s ‘blind’ bias toward African migrants

“White Eye,” from 33-year-old director Tomer Shushan, tackles an Israeli problem familiar to Americans.

By TOM TUGEND/JTA
11/03/2021
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