20th Century Fox Film wins four Oscars at the 2016 Academy Awards

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20th Century Fox Film won four Oscars at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 28. Here’s a list of their wins: Best Directing: Alejandro G. Iñárritu for “The Revenant” Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Revenant” Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for “The Revenant” Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance for “Bridge of Spies” Congratulations to 20th Century Fox Film for their wins and nominations, and to Fox Searchlight Pictures for their nominations. Here are some photos from the event: Photo credit: PictureGroup Leonardo DiCaprio (Best…

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‘The Last Man on Earth’ returns to FOX Sunday, March 6, at 9:30/8:30c for more post-apocalyptic laughs

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Phil Miller thought he was the lone surviving human after a virus swept across the planet – but he was wrong, and now he’s living through a different kind of fallout. “The Last Man on Earth,” FOX’s post-apocalyptic comedy starring Will Forte as Phil (who now goes by his middle name, Tandy), is making its return Sunday, March 6, at 9:30/8:30c. The series, in its second season, is making its spring premiere with an episode called “Pitch Black.” It features guest stars Jason Sudeikis…

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The unexpected journey to making ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’

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This is the first of two posts by Brad Simpson, executive producer of “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” which premieres Feb. 2, at 10 p.m. EST on FX. The journey to making “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” starts in a used bookstore in Vancouver roughly six years ago. I was shooting a film there when I spotted a copy of “The Run of His Life: The People v. O.J. Simpson” on the shelf. I bought it because I was a…

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21st Century Fox provides training and a new studio for young female broadcast journalists

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The Television Club at Bishop Kearney High School recently received a state-of-the-art renovation of its studio, thanks to 21st Century Fox. The company purchased new equipment for the school’s student-run news station, WBKS, and professionals from Fox 5 trained the students on how to operate it. The initiative comes as part of the company’s commitment to support and develop the next generation of great storytellers. The Brooklyn-based high school’s daily news broadcasts are much improved since the club started more than 20 years ago,…

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‘Rosewood’ returns to FOX tonight at 8/7c to bring you more of the crime-solving pathologist

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Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. is a perceptive private pathologist who has a gift for noticing details in bodies that others usually miss. This talent makes Rosewood, the title character for the FOX series that goes by the same name, a helpful partner for the Miami Police Department, not to mention an entertaining character to watch. “Rosewood” makes its return tonight, March 2, at 8/7c. The midseason premiere is titled “Paralytics and Priorities.” The drama, which is in its first season, stars Morris Chestnut as…

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Eric Shanks talks about RSNs, sports in India and non-event sports programming at Morgan Stanley conference

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Eric Shanks, FOX Sports president, COO and executive producer, spoke with Morgan Stanley analyst Benjamin Daniel Swinburne at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference today. During the 38-minute discussion, Eric touched on a wide range of topics, including regional sports networks (RSNs), the big sports opportunity in India and the importance of non-event sports programming. On rising sports consumption: “Over the last 10 years, sports consumption has grown by over 9 billion hours, up 41%. So, it’s one of the key areas that…

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David Hill talks Oscars production: Acceptance speech innovation, diversity, Chris Rock and more

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David Hill had a storied, decades-long career with 21CF in which he led and helped launch and establish many of its television businesses, including co-founding Sky Television, the Fox Network, FOX Sports and the FOX regional sports networks. Last year, David launched a 21CF-backed production venture called HILLY, which is co-producing the 88th Academy Awards. We spoke with David to see what he has up his sleeve for the big awards show, hear his thoughts on the conversations about diversity and ask what his…

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Big Cat Week in Europe: How a sculpture, a hashtag and selfies are helping Nat Geo save big cats around the world

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Nat Geo Wild Europe launched its sixth annual Big Cat Week in February. Each year, Nat Geo Wild sheds light on the plight of big cats around the world with a week of premieres. More than a television event, Big Cat Week is an extension of the Big Cats Initiative (BCI), a long-term commitment by the National Geographic Society to stop poaching, save habitat and sound the call that big steps are needed to save big cats around the world. This global initiative actively…

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21CF Oscars Countdown: A look back at the clothing worn by Jane Darwell, Loretta Young, Jayne Mansfield and others

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In the days leading up to the 88th Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 28, we’ll take a look at our rich Academy Award history by sharing from our 20th Century Fox Archives. Awards season is upon us, which means spectacular clothes! After receiving a couple requests for photography from the Academy Awards, I couldn’t help but share a few of my favorite ensembles. 1941 Academy Awards (honoring films released in 1940) PHOTO CREDIT: ©1941 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX FILM CORPORATION. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. I’m loving Jane…

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‘Eddie the Eagle’ will take you to new heights of inspiration, in theaters Feb. 26

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Michael “Eddie” Edwards won the hearts of people around the world with his memorable ski-jumping performance at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics – and he’s about to win even more starting this weekend. “Eddie the Eagle,” hitting theaters Friday, Feb. 26, will send you home flying high with inspiration. The film stars Taron Egerton as Michael Edwards, the unlikely ski jumper who persevered through countless obstacles in his quest to compete in the Olympics. Hugh Jackman also stars as Michael’s brash coach, Bronson Peary.…

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