ACADEMY AWARDS 2009

  • AR Rahman's Los Angeles place defaced and vandalised May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: AR Rahman's Los Angeles place has been defaced, said the Oscarwinning composer today. "Vandalism at my place in LA...," Rahman tweeted yesterday along with a picture.The photograph showed certain letters written in black ink on a wall of his place.After his post, the 48yearold composer, who won two Oscars...
  • I want to be a star, not an actor: Sonam June 12, 2009

    Macau: Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor, who turned 24 recently, says she always wanted to be a star and not just another actor. "For me, stardom is a new and novel experience... it's lovely. That's why I became a film actor... I wanted that... I wanted to act and be something. If...
  • Oscarfamed Pinky gets grand welcome February 28, 2009

    Varnasi: Pinky Sonkar, the protagonist of Oscar winning documentary here Smile Pinky, got a rousing welcome at native village on Saturday. Smile Pinky is the story of a child with a lip deformity which won the award for best short documentary at the famed Academy Awards. Pinkis neighbours and relatives gathered at...
  • Slumdog, Jai Ho! named top Hollywood words February 27, 2009

    Los Angeles: Slumdog Millionaire, the ragstoriches movie that took the Oscars by storm, also produced two of the most influential words of the 2008 Hollywood awards season. A language monitoring group said on Thursday that Jai Ho!, Hindi for Let There be Victory and the title of the movie's Oscar...
  • Watch:Slumdog's Oscar stars talk of fan frenzy February 26, 2009

    Chennai/Mumbai: India's double Oscar winner AR Rahman landed home to a hero's welcome. Rahman has won even more acclaim amongst his fans as he bagged two golden Oscar statuettes for Slumdog Millionaire for best original score and best original song for Jai Ho. His fans were so ecstatic that even Rahman said...
  • Kate Winslet is obsessed with her Oscar February 25, 2009

    London: Oscar winner Kate Winslet has accepted that she is obsessed with her first Oscar gong and just can't put it down. Since accepting her Best Actress trophy for The Reader on Sunday night, the 33yearold has been inseparable from her mark of achievement and wouldn't let go of it...
  • Kerala govt to honour Oscar winners with gold medals February 25, 2009

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government will accord a civic reception to music maestro A R Rahman, lyricist Gulzar and sound engineer Resul Pookutty, for their Oscarwinning feat for the film Slumdog Millionaire and present them with gold medals. Announcing a cabinet decision in this regard, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan told reporters...
  • Photogallery: Oscar 2009 performances February 25, 2009

    Oscars 2009 may have come to an end but here's a look at a few performances that took place during the 81st Academy Awards. ...
  • Slumdog's optimistic tale won Academy's heart February 25, 2009

    New Delhi: The ragstoriches story of a Mumbai slum kid who emerges victorious at the end of a game show against all odds successfully impressed a majority of the 5000 odd members of the American Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Slumdog Millionaire beat the likes of Sean Penn...
  • Oscars 2009: CNNIBN's best dressed list February 25, 2009

    New Delhi: The awards are out and we all know who won, but today is the real judgement day. This is where we carefully and decrypt the Oscar Dress Code. To put it simply, here are CNNIBN's picks for the five best dressed celebs. Topping the ogle chart is best supporting...
  • Political parties adopt Jai Ho as their anthem February 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Everyone likes a winner and the success of the film Slumdog Millioaire should be no different. Jai Ho is now slowly becoming a political anthem and parties are piling over each other to grab a part of the Oscar pie. The child stars Rubina and Azhar, who live...
  • Village celebrates Pinki's win | Slumdog kids get flats February 25, 2009

    New Delhi: While the Academy spotlight was on the delightful children of Slumdog Millionaire, an eightyearold from Varanasi was also quietly smiling in the hallowed Kodak theatre. Her story of social ostracism because of cleft lip, Smile Pinki won the Best Short Documentary Oscar. There wasn't a dry eye in...
  • Boyle apologises on stage, choreographer thrilled February 25, 2009

    Mumbai: Danny Boyle in his speech while receiving the Oscars mentioned the Jai ho choreographer Longinus Fernandes contribution to the song. It is this speech that put Longinus Fernandes on cloud nine and more than made up for the fact that his name had been missed in the credit titles...
  • Oscar red carpet: Winners and losers February 25, 2009

    Well now that the Oscars are over, everyone can relax, look back, admire and appraise the most star studded red carpet event of our times. So here's our take on who scored a perfect 10. Take a look. ...
  • I am glad the kids are here: Slumdog codirector February 24, 2009

    While Danny Boyle might have been in the eye of all the Oscar attention, Slumdog Millionaire's codirector, Loveleen Tandan was only too glad to have the film's little stars join them for the big ceremony. CNNIBN's Annirudh Bhattacharyya spoke with her a day after the Academy Awards ceremony CNNIBN: Did...
  • Pics: Team Slumdog is dancing, hugging and feasting February 24, 2009

    The cast and crew along with the kids were seen partying till the wee hours. ...
  • In Pics: Dressed to trip | Oscar fashion police February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: As the beauties started gracing the red carpet, it was less their nervousness and more their gowns that kept them from hurrying into the Kodak theatre in Hollywood, California, February 22, 2009 for the 81st Academy Awards. Take a look. ...
  • 'Rahman fuses classical with music from other countries' February 24, 2009

    Los Angeles: The star cast and the crew of Slumdog Millionaire talk about music composer A R Rahman's Oscar achievement. ...
  • Gulzar, the man with the golden pen February 24, 2009

    Mumbai: With Jai Ho scripting history at the oscars, lyricist Gulzar has inked yet another laurel to his name with . As the song echoes everywhere from LA's Kodak theatre where the Oscar awards ceremony was being held to the slums of Mumbai, Gulzar is quietly humbled by...
  • Mumbai toasts Slumdog Millionaires's success February 24, 2009

    The city with all its complexities was the at the heart of this Oscar biggie post 26/11 Mumbai went under the arclights on the global stage yet again this time for being a winner! ...
  • Jai Ho Rahman! The journey from ad jingles to Oscars February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: In the special show Jai Ho Rahman, CNNIBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand takes a close look at the work of the celebrated music director, who picked up two Oscars on Sunday night in Los Angeles for his contribution to Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire. ...
  • Smile Pinki gives India a reason to smile February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: A short documentary film called Smile Pinki based on an eightyearold from Uttar Pradesh who becomes a social outcast due to a cleft lip won the coveted Oscar. And little Pinki was present to see her story win. "I want to thank Dr Subodh Kumar and the heroine of...
  • Dharavi kids celebrate Slumdog Millionaire's Oscar win February 24, 2009

    Friends of Rubina and Azhar, who acted in Slumdog Millionaire, at Mumbai's Dharavi slums were overjoyed after the film swept the Oscars. "We are very happy for them. We hope they do better and rise even more," they said about Rubina and Azhar. ...
  • Winning the Oscar was just a matter of time: Naresh February 24, 2009

    New Delhi: Naresh Iyer says the whole country was sure it was going to happen and with everyone's well wishes with him, it's just been better. ...
  • It was a really challenging screenplay: Simon Beaufoy February 24, 2009

    Los Angeles: Simon Beaufoy says the idea of the book was amazing about a boy who can answer questions on a gameshow from his life's experiences. He also says that being in India was the Mumbai inspiring time of his life and Mumbai was the most extraordinary city to...
  • Oscar win opens doors for Indian cinema February 24, 2009

    It was an incredible night at the Oscars gala in Los Angeles. Slumdog Millionaire swept eight of the most coveted honours at the Academy Awards 2009 on February 22. India's celebrated music director AR Rahman took two Oscars. Rahman's first Oscar was for the best original score. Rahman also shared...
  • I told Rahman 10 yrs ago he would win an Oscar: Ghai February 24, 2009

    Mumbai: The Showman of Bollywood, Subhash Ghai says he wants to congratulate his friend and brother A R Rahman for the excellent work. ...
  • Who said what on the Slumdog Millionaire win February 23, 2009

    The Slumdog Millionaire team has been extremely busy post the awards. The children have been giving television interviews and collecting autographs of the stars they never dreamt of meeting and the director, the rest of the star cast and the team are still letting the Oscar feeling sink in. Here...
  • Indian movie stars shine on Oscar stage February 23, 2009

    Los Angeles: It's been a sweep for Slumdog Millionaire at the Oscars. It was as if director Danny Boyle was leading the pack, with the entire cast of Slumdog Millionaire present, from the young Mumbai slum kids to rising stars Freida Pinto and Dev Patel and seasoned Bollywood favourites like Anil...
  • Slumdog, Smile Pinki lead India's charge at Oscars February 23, 2009

    Los Angeles: Team Slumdog might have stolen the show at this year's Academy Awards with eight Oscars to its credit, but there were other big winners of the night. Gus Van Sant's Milk took home two Oscars including Best Actor trophy for Sean Penn for his portrayal of openly gay politician...