Leonardo DiCaprio, Suad Bushnaq, Steve Carrell
Leonard DiCaprio on filming The Revenant, composer Suad Bushnaq on how Syria influenced her music and actor Steve Carrell talks about his role in The Big Short.
Leonardo DiCaprio talks about his role in the multi-Oscar-nominated film The Revenant. The BBC’s showbiz reporter Lizo Mzimba explores the reactions to the lack of diverse nominees in the Oscars this year. We also discuss all of the foreign film Oscar nominees with critic Philip Bergson: Embrace of the Serpent from Colombia; Mustang from France; Son of Saul from Hungary; Theeb from Jordan and A War from Denmark.
We report on the new pop music from Egypt, which some are calling ‘gangster rap’ - the phenomenon of Mahragan. We look back at the life of The Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey. Actor Steve Carrell talks about Wall Street greed and fraud in an interview about his new role for the film The Big Short. And, composer Suad Bushnaq, one of the few Arab women composers of her time, talks about how Syria has influenced her reflective and touching music.
(Photo: Leonard DiCaprio (c) Martin Bureau/Getty Images, Suad Bushnaq (c) Jerod Harris/Getty Images, Steve Carrell (c) Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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The actor talks about his new film, The Revenant
Oscar Foreign Language Film Nominees
Film critic Phillip Bergson runs through the nominees
A new style of pop music that is rapidly gaining popularity across the Arab world
Glenn Frey Tribute
Elaine Jung looks back at the musician's life
The actor talks to Samira Ahmed about The Big Short, nominated for an Oscar
Lizo Mzimba brings us the latest news about the Oscar nominations
The musician and composer talks about the influence Syria has on work
Foreign Language Oscar Nominations
Film critic Phillip Bergson tells us about the remaining films in this category