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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)

50 minutes

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  • Leonardo DiCaprio

    The actor talks about his new film, The Revenant

    Duration: 09:57

  • Oscar Foreign Language Film Nominees

    Film critic Phillip Bergson runs through the nominees

    Duration: 05:40

  • Egypt's Mahragan

    A new style of pop music that is rapidly gaining popularity across the Arab world

    Duration: 04:11

  • Glenn Frey Tribute

    Elaine Jung looks back at the musician's life

    Duration: 03:10

  • Steve Carrell

    The actor talks to Samira Ahmed about The Big Short, nominated for an Oscar

    Duration: 08:25

  • Oscar Nominations

    Lizo Mzimba brings us the latest news about the Oscar nominations

    Duration: 06:11

  • Suad Bushnaq

    The musician and composer talks about the influence Syria has on work

    Duration: 05:48

  • Foreign Language Oscar Nominations

    Film critic Phillip Bergson tells us about the remaining films in this category

    Duration: 02:36

  • Mona Lazette

    Happiness Juice

  • The Border

  • Alexandre Desplat

    Alexandr

  • John Williams

    Main Title and The Attack on the Jakku Village

  • Thomas Newman

    Writings On The Wall

  • Hossam Ramzy

    A Step In Time

  • Eagles

    Hotel California

  • Banzai

    I Know What I Want (feat. Colby O’Donis)

  • Thomas Newman

    Adrenaline

  • Richard A. Whiting

    Hooray for Hollywood

    Performer: Johnnie ‘Scat’ Davis. Performer: Frances Langford. Performer: Benny Goodman and His Orchestra.
  • Aya Zain

    Syriana

  • Jóhann Jóhannsson

    A Normal Family

  • Wretch 32

    Alright With Me

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