'Bwakaw' Selected as Philippines Oscar Entry
Director Jun Robles Lana’s recent Toronto entry Bwakaw has been selected to represent the Philippines in the best foreign language film category at the 85th Academy Awards.
The Film Academy of the Philippines announced the selection of the drama-comedy, which stars 83-year-old Filipino action star and comedian Eddie Garcia as a gay man who came out of the closet at 70. The film is repped internationally by Fortissimo Films.
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Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj Join Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson on Idol's Judging Panel
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