[QODLink]
Americas

Hollywood abuzz over Oscar controversies

Questions over historical accuracy and depictions of torture cloud 85th Academy Awards ceremony.
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2013 05:43

History, nature, violence and love are some of the topics of the films at this year's Academy Awards in Hollywood. As always, however, the ceremony will not be without controversy.

One film, Zero Dark Thirty, a Best Picture nominee, has been criticised for distorting the role of torture played in tracking down the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The historical accuracy of the film Argo has also been questioned.

In one unique twist, the 85th Oscars will features the oldest and youngest nominees for Best Actress. 

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Hollywood, California.

84

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Organisation
Featured on Al Jazeera
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
Featured
Women's rights activists are demanding change after Hanna Lalango, 16, was gang-raped on a bus and left for dead.
Buried in Sweden's northern forest, Sorsele has welcomed many unaccompanied kids who help stabilise a town exodus.
A look at the changing face of North Korea, three years after the death of 'Dear Leader'.
While some fear a Muslim backlash after café killings, solidarity instead appears to be the order of the day.
Victims spared by the deadly disease are reporting blindness and other unexpected post-Ebola health issues.