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  • Will this finally be the year for an Israeli Oscar?

    By  Tom Tugend

    January 18, 2012 | 4:28 pm

    Joseph Cedar’s “Footnote,” Israel’s entry in the Oscar sweepstakes for best foreign-language film, has jumped the first major hurdle by making the shortlist of nine semi-finalists.

    “Footnote” is Cedar’s fourth feature film in an 11-year career, and each one has been...

  • Teen Tikkun Olam nominations due Jan. 6

    November 30, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    The sixth annual Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is seeking nominations for California Jewish teenagers engaged in social action projects. The deadline is Jan. 6.

    Sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation in association with the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco,...

  • Coens’ ‘Grit’ at top of Oscar list, with a king and a social networker

    By Tom Tugend

    January 25, 2011 | 10:01 am

    [UPDATE 1/27/11 - 1:20pm] Not accustomed to getting up at an early hour to report on the Jewish Oscar nominees, this reporter omitted a number of deserving filmmakers and actors in the original story. Following is the (hopefully) complete list:

    With “The King’s Speech”...

  • 83rd Academy Awards Nominations Announced

    January 25, 2011 | 9:00 am

    Actor in a Leading Role

      * Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
      * Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
      * Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
      * Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”
      * James Franco in “127 Hours”

    Actor in a Supporting Role

      * Christian Bale...

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  • Alan Arkin—not just another kid From Brooklyn

    By Pat Sierchio

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "I can say what I want. I still got Nazi bullets in my ass!"

    Such acerbic rants by Grandpa Hoover pretty much sum up the foul-mouthed, drug-sniffing, sex-crazed curmudgeon Alan Arkin plays in the Oscar-nominated film, "Little Miss Sunshine." Alan Arkin

    The performance is one that Arkin has...

  • Jews get short shrift at Oscar nominations

    By Tom Tugend

    January 25, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    If, as they say, a "Jewish cabal" runs Hollywood, it sure did a lousy job in promoting its own Jewish-themed films during Tuesday's Academy Award nominations.

    Whereas in past years one could at least count on Steven Spielberg or a Holocaust documentary to provide a snappy lead for a...

  • Films: The ‘Little Miss’ that could maybe hopefully

    By Keren Engelberg

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Peter Saraf signed on to co-produce the film, "Little Miss Sunshine," he says he did so without hesitation. The script, about a dysfunctional family's road trip, spoke to him immediately, and he was proud to bring his great-aunt and great-uncle to see it.

    As the film began...

  • Israel’s ‘Sweet’ entry in Oscar race a bit sour

    By Tom Tugend

    January 11, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israel's "Sweet Mud," a largely somber story of a youngster growing up in a kibbutz, and Holland's "Black Book," a thriller about a Jewish woman battling the Nazis as a resistance fighter, are among movies from 61 countries vying for best foreign-language film honors in this year's...
  • Weisz Gets Gold;  ‘Munich’ Out in the Cold

    By Tom Tugend

    March 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    "Munich" and "Paradise Now," two films subjected to considerable controversy in the American Jewish community and Israel, came up empty-handed at Sunday evening's Academy Awards ceremonies.

    Not at all controversial was the selection of Rachel Weisz as best supporting actress in "The...

  • Oy! It’s Oscar Time

    By Tom Tugend

    February 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Two films that have encountered fierce controversy in the Jewish community and Israel are in the running for Oscar honors as nominations for the Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning.

    "Munich," Steven Spielberg's take on the Israeli hunt for the killers of its athletes at the...

  • Jewish Groups Lose on Three Judges

    By James Besser

    May 26, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Senate didn't go nuclear this week, which was good news for those worried that a proposed rule changing barring filibusters on judicial nominations could produce congressional chaos. But the news wasn't as good for the handful of Jewish groups that have been fighting against some...

  • Why Not Joe?

    By Rob Eshman

    July 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    To find out why many Jews have a problem with the presidential candidacy of Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.), I spoke to Joe Lieberman.

    We met in a Century City office. Friends-of-Joe had pressed him to hold a private interview with The Jewish Journal to address head-on the qualms...

  • The Sound Of Oscar

    By Tom Tugend

    February 13, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    And the award goes to --The Holocaust! No, the Academy Awards have not been given out yet, but the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nominated "The Pianist," a searing film of one Jew's survival during the doomed uprisings of the ghetto and city of Warsaw during the...

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