The Oscars 2020 Round-Up

From red carpet fashion statements, Eminem performing a song from 2002, to entertaining speeches, triumphant wins, Idina Menzel’s performance of Frozen 2’s ‘Into the Unknown’ and much more, Hollywood’s biggest night (The Academy Awards – also known as The Oscars), is finally done and dusted.

Parasite made history becoming the first foreign language film to win best picture and best director. The film also nabbed prizes for original screenplay and international feature film. The victory caps off an improbable awards season run for the South Korean thriller.

Joaquin Phoenix won the lead actor award for his work as the deranged failed-standup comic of Gotham (Arthur Fleck) in Joker, while Renée Zellweger won best actress for her portrayal of the legendary performer Judy Garland in Judy.

Meanwhile, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern picked up supporting actor and actress honors for their performance in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood and Marriage Story respectively


Here’s the full list of winners:


Best Motion Picture “Parasite”

Parasite Oscars 2020 


Directing – Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite”

Parasite Oscars 2020 


Actor in a Leading Role – Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker” 

 Joker Oscars 2020


Actress in a Leading Role – Renée Zellweger in “Judy” 

Judy Oscars 2020


Actor in a Supporting Role – Brad Pitt in “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” 

 Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Oscars 2020


Actress in a Supporting Role – Laura Dern in “Marriage Story”

Marriage Story Oscars 2020


Animated Feature Film – Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera for “Toy Story 4”

Toy Story 4 Oscars 2020 


Cinematography – Roger Deakins for “1917”

1917 Oscars 2020 


Original Song – Elton John and Bernie Taupin for “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”

Rocketman Oscars 2020


Original Score – Hildur Guðnadóttir for Joker”

 Joker Oscars 2020


International Feature Film “Parasite” from South Korea

Parasite Oscars 2020


Makeup and Hairstyling – Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker for “Bombshell”

Bombshell Oscars 2020 


Visual Effects – Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy for “1917”

1917 Oscars 2020


Film Editing – Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland for “Ford v Ferrari”

Ford v Ferrari Oscars 2020


Sound Mixing – Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson for “1917”

1917 Oscars 2020


Sound Editing – Donald Sylvester for “Ford v Ferrari

Ford v Ferrari Oscars 2020


Documentary Short Subject – Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva for “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)”

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) Oscars 2020 


Documentary Feature – Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert for “American Factory”

American Factory Oscars 2020


Costume Design – Jacqueline Durran for “Little Women”

Little Women Oscars 2020 


Production Design – Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh for “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Oscars 2020


Live Action Short Film – Marshall Curry for “The Neighbors’ Window”

The Neighbors' Window Oscars 2020


Adapted Screenplay – Taika Waititi for “Jojo Rabbit”

Jojo Rabbit Oscars 2020 


Original Screenplay – Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite”

Parasite Oscars 2020


Animated Short Film – Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver for “Hair Love”

Hair Love Oscars 2020




Source: Oscars

AMC Opens Second Location at Panorama Mall in KSA

AMC Cinemas opened its newest location in Riyadh at Panorama Mall on Monday 16th December 2019.

The cinema is home to 10 screens with a total of 793 luxe reclining seats.

In celebration of the opening of the new cinema, AMC Cinemas held a special event at Panorama Mall where guests were treated to a sneak peek of the facility – a chance to sample the food on offer and a screening of their choice of the latest films in cinema (Dark Water, Jumanji: The Next Level and Ford v Ferrari).


AMC Cinemas in Panorama Mall KSA


Declaring the cinema to be officially open, Adom Aron – CEO of AMC, revealed AMC’s plans in the Kingdom. “We now have two theaters open in Riyadh, but we expect to open between eight and ten theatres by June, between 12 and 20 theatres next year, and 50 theatres in the next three, four years, and we expect to be the biggest and most luxurious cinema operator in Saudi Arabia,” he said.

Mishal Alsowayan – Marketing Manager at AMC, added: “We’re very happy to open AMC Panorama, and we’re looking forward to opening more and more locations soon.”

Panorama Mall is AMC’s second location in Saudi Arabia, with the first located at King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) – also the first cinema to officially open in the country on 18th April 2018. KAFD was recently renovated to feature 405 seats which include luxe recliners and plush rockers.

The cinema exhibitor presently operates 11 screens across 2 locations in KSA.

Tickets to movie sessions at Panorama Mall, as well as the revamped KAFD location are available on AMC’s official website.

Motivate Val Morgan congratulates AMC Cinemas on its opening at Panorama Mall and warmly welcomes this new location to our cinema circuit. Contact us for cinema advertising opportunities in KSA.



Sources: Arab News, BroadcastPro and AMC Cinemas


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Belt up for the Greatest Car Racing Showdown – Ford v Ferrari!

Ford v Ferrari – featuring Academy Award-winner and nominee Christian Bale and Matt Damon, will race into cinemas across the Middle East on 28th November 2019.

Based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale). Together they battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.

Ford v Ferrari by 20th Century Fox had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival on August 30, 2019, and received positive reviews from critics who lauded the performances and racing sequences. The movie is presently sitting at 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.

With standout performances from Matt Damon and Christian Bale, this story makes for one of the most electrifying films of the year.


Watch the trailer of  Ford v Ferrari 2019:


Here’s what you should know about The Ford V Ferrari movie: 


Massive Budgets and Authenticity:

Action movies in Hollywood are known to have big investments to carry out action-packed sequences. Films such as Rush (2013) had some amazing racing sequences in it, with a budget of mere $35M, but Ford v Ferrari reaped the treasure chests of Fox before it was handed over to Disney and has a massive $100M budget. With such a big investment, audiences are in for a visual spectacle.

Did you know: Despite a majority of the film being shot in various locations in the US, including California and New Orleans, the racing sequences were shot on location at Le Mans – with the intent to capture and deliver a true essence of such an important moment in sporting history.



Ford v Ferrari is James Mangold’s latest film after the highly successful Logan (2017), which broke genre barriers and managed to get him nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Mangold directs Matt Damon and Christian Bale in this high-speed biographical drama that pits an underdog team of American automotive engineers against Ferrari in the 1966 “24 Hours of Le Mans” endurance race. Ford v Ferrari will be Jim Mangold’s debut directing a film about racing, or even cars for that matter of fact.

After an initial run of low-budget films—including Girl, Interrupted (1999) and Cop Land (1997), Mangold’s movies have progressively marched toward bigger-ticket works. However, regardless of the movie budget, Mangold has always stayed pure to character-driven dramas such as: Walk the Line (2005), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), Knight and Day (2010) and The Wolverine series.

On the basis of the trailer, it appears that Mangold will be sticking with the core motorsport fans on this one – telling the story which deserves to be told on the big screen, rather than making this a major mainstream film (just for the popcorn entertainment).


Who are the other characters alongside Shelby-Miles?

The film also stars Jon Bernthal as Lee Iacocca. Bernthal is a highly underrated Harvard educated actor who has starred in films such as Wind River (2017), Widows (2018) and the popular Netflix show The Punisher.

Tracy Letts plays Henry Ford II himself. The actor has several major Hollywood credits under his belt, with movies such as Lady Bird (2017), The Big Short (2015) and The Post (2017). He has also received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and multiple Tony Awards in his career.


Here’s a special look of Ford V Ferrari 2019:


According to BoxOfficePro, Ford V Ferrari starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon is currently in the range of $25-35 million which would place it in a good riding for potential opening in the top spot for that weekend.

The combined star appeal of Matt Damon and Christian Bale is a major driver behind this biopic, as is the success of director James Mangold. With potential appeal to both men and women, car enthusiasts and racing fanatics, advertisers are guaranteed to target diverse audiences with this movie.

Contact a member of our sales team for advertising opportunities alongside this blockbuster.



Sources: BoxOfficePro, DriveTribe and The Numbers.