Rice movie expert available to comment on Oscar nominations

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David Ruth
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Jeff Falk
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Rice movie expert available to comment on Oscar nominations

HOUSTON – (Jan. 14, 2016) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its 2016 Oscar nominations. “The Revenant,” directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, drew 12 nominations in total — more than any other film — with Leonardo DiCaprio honored for his wounded frontiersman and Tom Hardy for his villainous supporting role.

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A Rice alumna is also among the nominees. Amy Hobby, a 1986 graduate, is in the running for her documentary “What Happened, Miss Simone?”

Charles Dove, director of Rice Cinema, professor in the practice and film program director in the School of Humanities’ Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts, is available to comment on this year’s crop of nominees and the outlook for “The Revenant” and other frontrunners on awards night, Feb. 28.

“In short, ‘The Revenant’ does not deserve some of the nominations, but, yes, it could win a bunch,” Dove said. “I am looking at Leonardo DiCaprio specifically.”

To schedule an interview with Dove, contact Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

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Related materials:

Dove bio: http://arts.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=228.

Rice Cinema: http://film.rice.edu.

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.