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“Revenant” leads Oscar noms with 12, only white actors again

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The brutal 1820s frontier revenge thriller “The Revenant” landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers a year after the Oscars came under withering criticism over its lack of diversity. The strong showing Thursday for “The Revenant,” including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio and best supporting actor for Tom Hardy, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets up director Alejandro Inarritu for…

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First footage of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ ‘Deadpool’ shown

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Screams and cheers are cheap at Comic-Con, but the energy stepped up a notch Saturday evening after fans got their first look at “Deadpool.” Not only did the trailer for the irreverent film starring Ryan Reynolds get a standing ovation, but soon the 6,500-person Hall H audience started chanting, “One more time!” Host Chris Hardwick seemed momentarily flustered, explaining that he doesn’t actually have that power. But he asked the A/V gods if it was possible, and soon, the blood-soaked,…

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