85TH ACADEMY AWARDS

  • MacFarlane says 'no way' he would host Oscars again February 27, 2013

    Los Angeles: Comedian Seth MacFarlane said on Tuesday that he would not host the star-studded Academy Awards ceremony again, after TV critics panned Sunday's show. 'Family Guy' creator and star MacFarlane was asked on Twitter whether he would host the Oscars a second time after making his debut in Sunday's show,...
  • Best film Oscar for 'Argo' upsets Iran February 25, 2013

    Tehran: The best film Oscar for the CIA thriller 'Argo' has riled Iran, which says the award has unveiled the "bare politicization in Hollywood". "In the era that politicization in Hollywood was very strong, and every awards and festivals in Hollywood had paid much attention to the anti-Iranian movie 'Argo', the...
  • Live blog: The Oscars 2013 February 25, 2013

    Austrian actor Christoph Waltz and animated movie 'Brave' took home early Oscars on Sunday as Seth MacFarlane mocked both himself and Hollywood's A-listers in his debut as host of the movie industry's biggest night. In one of the closest contests going into the ceremony, the Best Supporting Actor went to Waltz...
  • Hollywood set for Oscars 2013; 'Lincoln', 'Life of Pi' lead nominations February 24, 2013

    The 85th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday night. ...
  • 'Life Of Pi' most mistakefree Oscar worthy movie February 22, 2013

    London: With 11 Oscar nominations, Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi', which revolves around the story of an Indian boy lost at sea for months with a Bengal tiger, has been voted as the most flawless motionpicture by fans in a survey conducted by MovieMistakes.com. The website editor spotted only one error...
  • 'Avengers' cast to reunite as Oscar 2013 presenters February 7, 2013

    Los Angeles: 'The Avengers' star cast Robert Downey Jr, Samuel L Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Evans, are all set to present the golden statuettes to the winners of the 85th Academy Awards. Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are happy about the new addition to the presenters...
  • Oscar Watch: Nominations for the Best Actress February 2, 2013

    Rajeev Masand brings to you the nominations in the Best Actress category at the 85th Academy Awards which will be held on February 24th, 2013. ...
  • Adele to perform 'Skyfall' at the Oscars January 24, 2013

    London: British singer Adele will return to the stage next month after a year absence to perform her Oscarnominated song 'Skyfall' at the 85th Academy Awards, the show's producers said on Wednesday. The theme tune to the latest James Bond movie was written by Adele and Paul Epworth. It is the...
  • I'm on top of the world, says Jayashri after Oscar nod January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Carnatic music vocalist Bombay Jayashri is overjoyed after getting a Oscar nomination for her song 'Pi Lullaby' from 'Life of Pi'. Written, composed and sung by Jayashri, the song has been nominated in best music original song category for the 85th Academy Awards, which will take place Feb 24...
  • Will original work from India shine at the Oscars? January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Oscar nominations for 'Lincoln' and 'Life Of Pi' have raised hopes of India again triumphing at the Academy Awards gala. Film historian SMM Ausaja says their wins would be good for the country, while globally acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur feels it's high time original work from India is...
  • Skyfall's Oscar snub is a great pity: Judi Dench January 11, 2013

    London: Veteran actress Judi Dench is saddened that the new James Bond blockbuster 'Skyfall' missed out on major nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards. The 78yearold British actress, who plays spy chief M in the film, was surprised to learn that Sam Mendes was not recognised in the Best Director...
  • Glad to work in Oscar nominated 'Silver Linings': Kher January 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian actor Anupam Kher, who features in the cast of Hollywood movie 'Silver Linings Playbook', is ecstatic after the romanticcomedy bagged eight nominations at the 85th Academy Awards. He says "this is the biggest moment of my life". "As an Indian actor, I feel rewarded for my 30 years of...
  • 85th Oscars: 'Amour' nominated for Best Foreign Film January 10, 2013

    In the Foreign Language Film category, 'Amour' from Austria, 'KonTiki' from Norway, 'No' from Chile, 'A Royal Affair' from Denmark and 'War Witch' from Canada got the Oscars nomination nods. 'Amour', a searing portrait of old age from Austria's Michael Haneke, was lauded by Hollywood's movie elite, receiving five nominations including...
  • 85th Oscars: Lee, Haneke in race for Best Director January 10, 2013

    Michael Haneke (Amour), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and David O Russell (Silver Linings Playbook) were among the directors nominated for the Best Director category in the 85th Academy Awards. 'Amour', a searing portrait of old age from Austria's Michael Haneke,...
  • 85th Academy Awards: Life of Pi's 11 nominations January 10, 2013

    Hollywood filmmaker Ang Lee, whose Indiacentric movie 'Life of Pi' opened to hugely positive response, was nominated in 11 categories for the 85th Academy Awards. From Chinese film 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' to Hollywood masala movie 'Hulk' to 'Brokeback Mountain', Lee has made films on stories set in different time zones...
  • 85th Academy Awards: Hugh Jackman nominated for Best Actor January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The actors who are nominated for the best actor awards are Bradley Cooper in 'Silver Linings Playbook', Daniel DayLewis in 'Lincoln', Hugh Jackman in 'Les Miserables', Joaquin Phoenix in 'The Master' and Denzel Washington in 'Flight'. Cooper made a name for himself through various roles on TV. He is...
  • 85th Academy Awards: Nominations for Best Actress January 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The actresses who have found their names in the nomination list of the best actress category of the 85th Academy Awards are Jessica Chastain in 'Zero Dark Thirty', Jennifer Lawrence in 'Silver Linings Playbook', Emmanuelle Riva in 'Amour', Quvenzhane Wallis in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' and Naomi...
  • Now, an Oscar for hairstyling June 29, 2012

    Los Angeles: Hollywood hairstylists are now officially eligible for the industry's most coveted hardware: the Oscar. The film academy said Thursday that the Academy Award for makeup will now be known as the makeup and hairstyling award. Other new rules for the 85th annual Academy Awards clarify technical requirements for awards in...