Woody Allen: Timothee Chalamet condemned me to boost Oscar chances

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Los Angeles, March 26 | Filmmaker Woody Allen has said that actor Timothee Chalamet was forced to denounce him after working on his movie, A Rainy Day In New York, to increase his chances of winning an Oscar for Call Me By Your Name.
The veteran director’s controversial memoir — “Apropos Of Nothing”, was published on March 23 by Grand Central Publishing, a branch of Hachette Book Group, reports aceshowbiz.com.

The publication has been overshadowed by renewed allegations of childhood sexual abuse against Allen by his daughter Dylan Farrow, which he addresses in the book, which he claims led to Chalamet, who worked with the filmmaker on the 2019 movie, denouncing him to improve his chances of awards show success.

“All the three leads in ‘Rainy Day’ were excellent and a pleasure to work with. Timothee afterward publicly stated he regretted working with me and was giving the money to charity, but he swore to my sister he needed to do that as he was up for an Oscar for ‘Call Me By Your Name,’ and he and his agent felt he had a better chance of winning if he denounced me, so he did,” Allen wrote.

Chalamet announced that he would be donating the money he earned on Allen’s film to nonprofit Time’s Up, the LGBT Center in New York and RAINN — the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.

Chalamet later lost out on the prize to Gary Oldman for his role as former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour”.

Source: IANS

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Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute  in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.

Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. Several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”

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