Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Twelfth NewsWatch-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Twelfth NewsWatch-

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(ENT-Oscars-Cda-Bellemare) (Audio: 145)

Sylvain Bellemare has won the best sound editing Academy Award for Denis Villeneuve's ``Arrival.''

It was Bellemare's first Oscar nomination.

He won in a field that included teams from ``Deepwater Horizon,'' ``Hacksaw Ridge,'' ``La La Land'' and ``Sully.''

``Arrival'' stars Amy Adams as a linguistics expert who tries to communicate with aliens that have landed on Earth.

It is also nominated in the best picture and best director category. (12)

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(ENT-Oscars)

Mahershala Ali is the winner of the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his ``Moonlight'' role.

Ali won for his first Oscar-nominated role, in which he plays a Miami drug dealer who mentors a young boy who is being teased and bullied.

It has been a breakout year for Ali, who starred on the Netflix series ``Luke Cage'' and also had a role in another Oscar-nominated film, ``Hidden Figures.''

Ali paid tribute to his teachers and ``Moonlight'' director Barry Jenkins in his acceptance speech and thanked his wife, who gave birth to their daughter four days ago. (12)

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(OBIT-Bill-Paxton) (Audio: 095)

As the film industry honour its best, it learned Sunday it's lost one of its most prolific and charismatic actors.

A family representative says Bill Paxton has died from surgical complications.

He was 61.

The Texas native's movie credits include some of the signature works of the past 40 years, from ``Titanic'' and ``Apollo 13'' to ``The Terminator'' and ``Aliens.''

Paxton was currently starring in the T-V version of "Training Day." (12)

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(OBIT-Judge-Wapner) (Audio 114)

The retired Los Angeles judge who presided over ``The People's Court'' with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show has died.

Judge Joseph Wapner was 97.

``The People's Court,'' in which Wapner decided real small-claims from 1981 to 1993, was one of the granddaddies of the syndicated reality shows of today. …

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