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Quo Vadis, Aida? dramatizes the genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in Srebrenica in July 1995. It is nominated for the Academy Award for Best International Feature Film. Super LTD hide caption

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'Quo Vadis, Aida?' Asks: Where Does A Society Go After War Ends?

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Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda in a scene from the movie "9 to 5" Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Workin' 9 To 5

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Mank is a biopic about the man who wrote Citizen Kane. But there's also a woman in the story: Marion Davies, a silver screen star and mistress of William Randolph Heart. She's pictured above in 1932. General Photographic Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Starring As A Starlet, Amanda Seyfried Shines As Marion Davies In 'Mank'

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People wearing protective face masks walk by the closed Cinerama Dome theater during the coronavirus pandemic on April 18, 2020, in Los Angeles. David Livingston/Getty Images hide caption

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In Promising Young Woman, Carey Mulligan plays a woman who hunts down sexual predators by pretending to be drunk at bars and then confronting the men who try to take advantage of her. Focus Features hide caption

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Emerald Fennell's 'Promising Young Woman' Doesn't Let Anyone Off The Hook

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Viola Davis wins best supporting actress at the 89th Annual Academy Awards in 2017. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Youn Yuh-jung plays a grandmother in the Oscar-nominated film Minari. She's the first Korean actor to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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'I Feel Like I'm An Olympian': Youn Yuh-jung On Her Historic Oscar Nomination

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Twyla Tharp, shown above at Pacific Northwest Ballet in 2008, says the pandemic has impacted her body: "In terms of routine, discipline, just ordinary day-to-day activities — the body doesn't know itself at the moment." Marc von Borstel/PBS hide caption

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'Dance Can Give Community': Twyla Tharp On Choreographing Through Lockdown

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Eric Andre and Lil Rel Howery go on an outrageous adventure in the Netflix movie Bad Trip. NETFLIX hide caption

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'This Is About Lifting Culture,' Says History-Making Producer Charles D. King

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Frances McDormand smiles on the red carpet at Rome Film Fest 2019. Mondadori Portfolio/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images hide caption

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Frances McDormand's Essential Performances

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Writer-director Oliver Hermanus created Moffie from an autobiographical novel by André Carl van der Merwe — but he gives the film an air of lived experience. Daniel Rutland Manners/IFC Films hide caption

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Basic Training Proves Anything-But-Basic In The Powerful South African Drama 'Moffie'

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Chadwick Boseman's Essential Performances

Chadwick Boseman is nominated for an Oscar this year for his performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. It's his final onscreen role — he died of colon cancer in August. Before that, Boseman played historical figures including Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson and James Brown. And of course, he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Black Panther. And today we're talking about some of those essential performances.

Chadwick Boseman's Essential Performances

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Olivia Colman and Anthony Hopkins star in The Father. Sean Gleason/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Sheila Rule and Joe Robinson take the subway to a Riverside Church Prison Ministry meeting in Manhattan on Nov. 20, 2016. Rule and Robinson, married for almost 12 years while Joe was still incarcerated, are here together for the first time since he was released from a 25-year prison sentence for killing a man. Ed Kashi hide caption

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Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy arrive in style at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood for the 2014 premiere of Disney's Muppets Most Wanted. Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Sam (Yahya Mahayni) agrees to have his back tattooed with the Schengen Visa, the document that allows free movement between European countries, in The Man Who Sold His Skin. Samuel Goldwyn/Bac Films hide caption

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An Immigrant Becomes A Human Canvas In This Sly Film About Art And Freedom

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