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South African-born film editor wins Oscar

South African-born film editor wins Oscar

Margaret Sixel, the South African-born film editor, won the Oscar for Best Editing in a Feature Film for her work on the action film Mad Max: Fury Road. Her win was one of six Oscars that the film picked up. It adds to the movie's Southern African connections.

Oscar star becomes Casual Day ambassador

sunshine-cinema---thumbZimbabwean singer-songwriter Prudence Mabena, whose documentary won an Oscar, has been named a Casual Day ambassador. She has written a theme song for the day, which will be recorded in June and will feature fellow Casual Day ambassador, rapper Tujay Harmonix.

South African producer's film wins Oscar

South African producer’s film wins Oscar

"It's wonderful when the underdog triumphs," South African producer Eric Abraham said after his film Ida took top honours in the Best Foreign Language film category at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Sugar Man wins best documentary Oscar

Sugar Man wins best documentary Oscar

The documentary Searching for Sugar Man, the chronicle of a forgotten musician and his rediscovery, has bagged the Oscar for Best Documentary. Directed by Swedish filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul, it follows the efforts of two South African fans to find Rodriguez.
Tsotsi puts SA film in spotlight

Tsotsi puts SA film in spotlight

Tsotsi, the first South African film to win an Oscar, has put the country's movie industry firmly in the spotlight - and vindicated the government's multi-million rand strategy to increase the volume of local films and market South Africa as a film making country.
Oscar for Charlize Theron

Oscar for Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron has become the first South African to win an Oscar, scooping the coveted Academy Award for best actress for her searing portrayal of Aileen Wournos - executed in 2002 for murdering six men - in Monster.

SA-born playwright wins an Oscar

Cape Town-born playwright Ronald Harwood, who won an Oscar for his screenplay of the Holocaust movie The Pianist, may be a long way from home, but he credits South Africa for his success in the film industry.

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