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  • Oscar winner Gravity is highest selling 3D Blu-ray of all time
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    Oscar winner Gravity is highest selling 3D Blu-ray of all time

    By 6 March 2014

    Gravity may have scooped seven Academy Awards at the weekend, including Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron, and previously bagged six BAFTAs, but its not finished reaping accolades. The 3D Blu-ray version of the film, released on Monday, is the fastest...

  • Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie breaks retweet record, taken on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3
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    Ellen DeGeneres' Oscars selfie breaks retweet record, taken on a Samsung Galaxy Note 3

    By 3 March 2014

    Comedian and Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres is the new holder of one of Twitter's most coveted honours. Her selfie taken with a bevy of Hollywood A-listers during the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles last night is the most retweeted post of all time....

  • 85th Academy Awards to broadcast live in UK on dedicated Sky Movies Oscars HD channel
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    85th Academy Awards to broadcast live in UK on dedicated Sky Movies Oscars HD channel

    By 1 February 2013

    Sky has announced that it will be showing the 85th Annual Academy Awards live on Sunday 24 February on its own dedicated channel for the very first time. Called Sky Movies Oscars HD (a standard definition version is also available), the channel will broadcast...

  • Facebook movie loses out at the Oscars
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    Facebook movie loses out at the Oscars

    By 28 February 2011

    Despite being nominated for eight statues, The Social Network (aka the Facebook movie) failed to scoop any of the major Academy Awards - losing out to The King's Speech in both the Best Picture and Best Director categories David Fincher's adaptation of...

  • Oscar stars win gold Motorola Xoom
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    Oscar stars win gold Motorola Xoom

    By 23 February 2011

    The Oscars are renowned for their booty bags and Sunday’s event looks to be no exception thanks to Motorola. Keen to get some celebrity love, Motorola is gifting the hosts and nominees for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting...

  • The Social Network nominated for eight Oscars
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    The Social Network nominated for eight Oscars

    By 25 January 2011

    The Social Network is in line to scoop a number of Academy Awards after being nominated for a total of eight Oscars. David Fincher's adaptation of Ben Mezrich's 2009 book - The Accidental Billionaires (with the screenplay by Aaron Sorkin) - picked up...

  • Oscar ceremony bans cameraphones
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    Oscar ceremony bans cameraphones

    By 20 February 2007

    The Oscars has taken a dim view of mobile phones this year and has enacted a total ban on cameraphones. This complete ban includes the Motorola MOTORIZR Z3, which was going to debut at the ceremonies. Pocket-lint reported that the mobile phone company...

  • Motorola to dish out custom MOTORIZR Z3 to Oscar hopefuls
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    Motorola to dish out custom MOTORIZR Z3 to Oscar hopefuls

    By 2 February 2007

    Oscar swag bags maybe have been rumoured to have been cancelled this year, but that hasn't stopped Motorola giving the top 25 nominees in the directing and four acting categories a brand new phone. Moto has announced that everyone from Helen Mirren to...

  • Oscars go HD
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    Oscars go HD

    By 23 January 2007

    Sky has announced that it will be broadcasting the 79th Annual Academy Awards in HD when the awards ceremony takes place in February. Sky One and Sky One HD's 90 minute preview coverage, starting at 11pm on Sunday 25 February will capture the famous red...