Academy Awards

  • Zadan, Meron invited back to produce 2015 Oscars show: Academy 23-04-2014 07:53 AM

    Reuters: Organizers of the Oscars ceremony invited the producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on Monday to run the live awards show for a third consecutive year, after this year's show brought in the best television ratings in 14 years. Some 43.7 million viewers in the United States...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award 12-04-2014 07:23 PM

    Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar, best known for penning memorable hits like 'Tujhse Naaraaz Nahi' and 'Tere Bina Zindagi Se' besides directing critically acclaimed films like 'Aandhi' and 'Mausam', was on Saturday chosen for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award, the highest official recognition for film personalities in India. The 79-year-old writer, whose...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2013 12-04-2014 02:50 PM

    Delhi: Veteran film lyricist and director Gulzar has been chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. This is India's highest award in cinema, given annually by the government. Gulzar is an Academy Award-winning lyricist and has also directed critically-acclaimed Hindi films such as, 'Mere Apne', 'Parichay', 'Koshish'...
  • Denzel Washington wows critics on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' 06-04-2014 10:52 AM

    Denzel Washington may be best known for his film roles, but the award-winning actor is dazzling theater critics in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry's acclaimed 1959 play "A Raisin in the Sun." "Heart-stopping," "a Broadway bulls-eye" and "nothing short of revelatory" are just a few of the accolades used...
  • Actress Kate Winslet gets her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame 18-03-2014 05:42 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Kate Winslet was presented with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Academy Award-winning actress wore a form-fitting black dress that showed off her enviable body at the event, reports eonline.com The six time Oscar nominated star said she was surprised to see so many...
  • Amitabh Bachchan 'Happy' to 'Get Lucky' with Pharell Williams 18-03-2014 04:56 PM

    Mumbai: He is 71, but loves the songs that his children and grandchildren love. Amitabh Bachchan enjoyed listening to Oscar-nominated Pharrell Williams' songs 'Get Lucky' and 'Happy' even if he couldn't fathom their lyrics clearly. "Pharrell Williams and 'Get Lucky' on a loop... the kids make fun of me... me...
  • Author of '12 Years a Slave' may have wandered around, died in a potter's field: Experts 17-03-2014 08:32 AM

    Saratoga Springs, New York: Historians know where Solomon Northup was born, where he lived and where he worked. They know whom he married and how many children he had. They know he played the fiddle and spent 12 years enslaved in the South before being freed. What historians don't know...
  • New York Times corrects 161-year-old story about Solomon Northup, whose memoir is the basis of Oscar-winning '12 Years a Slave' 05-03-2014 11:16 AM

    The New York Times on Tuesday corrected a 161-year-old story about Solomon Northup, whose memoir was the basis for the Academy Award-winning movie "12 Years a Slave." The January 20, 1853, article, headlined "The Kidnapping Case," tells the story of Northup, a black man born free in the northern United...
  • NASA does something very cool. Tweets 'real deal' photos of space and astronauts congratulating Gravity for winning seven Oscars 03-03-2014 11:33 AM

    NASA has done something really cool. It tweeted 'real deal' photos of space and of astronauts congratulating the team of Hollywood film Gravity for winning seven Oscars. "Space exploration isn't fictional. It's real. Follow and see #RealGravity as we work towards an asteroid & Mars," a tweet read. With seven...
  • Ellen DeGeneres brings pizza and deadpan affability to Oscars 03-03-2014 10:02 AM

    Comic and talk show star Ellen DeGeneres returned as Oscar host on Sunday, bringing a deadpan affability, and free pizza, to the Academy Awards show while still poking fun at Hollywood royalty. The star of her own daytime TV talk show, DeGeneres earned an Emmy nomination for her first Oscar...
  • Highlights: All the action from Hollywood's biggest night 03-03-2014 06:12 AM

    In true Hollywood fashion, the Academy Awards on Sunday promised a cliffhanger finale to the tight race for best picture Oscar between favorites '12 Years a Slave' and 'Gravity' but also a happier ending when it comes to the weather. After three days of heavy downpours soaked parts of the...
  • '12 Years a Slave', 'Gravity' to fight it out at Oscars 02-03-2014 05:37 PM

    Los Angeles: In one of the most competitive Academy Awards races, Steve Mcqueen's slavery drama '12 Years a Slave' and Alfonso Cuaron's stunning space disaster story 'Gravity' are being seen as the prime claimants to the best picture Oscar gold tonight. Nine films -- 'American Hustle', 'Captain Phillips', 'Dallas Buyers...
  • This video of kids reenacting best picture Oscar nominees is the cutest thing you'll see today 21-02-2014 12:19 PM

    Remember Mathew McConaughey beating his chest and singing in a fancy restaurant in Wolf of Wall Street? Just when you thought that was the most adorable thing ever, Cinefix released a video of two kids re-enacting the same scene. The almost four-minute video features kids re-enacting scenes from best picture...
  • Anne Hathaway to present at Oscars 2014 19-02-2014 03:15 PM

    Los Angeles: Anne Hathaway will be joining fellow Oscar-winners Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis to present at this year's Academy awards. The award ceremony, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will air on Sunday, March 2. Hathaway, 31, won last year's Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in 'Les Miserables'. She was...
  • Losers at the Oscars to get USD 55,000 gift bags 15-02-2014 10:41 AM

    Los Angeles: The golden statuette may be the most coveted thing on the Oscars night but those who miss their names being called at the Academy awards this year will not return empty handed. To remove the sting from their loss, the Oscar runner-ups will have a USD 55,000 gift...
  • Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' nominated for Japan Academy Awards 27-01-2014 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan-starrer '3 Idiots' has been nominated for the 37th Japan Academy Awards in the best Outstanding Foreign Language Film category. Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, the movie, which released in India Dec 23, 2009, was a blockbuster. It also featured Sharman Joshi, R. Madhavan and Kareena Kapoor. According...
  • Global Indian Music Academy Awards: 'Aashiqui 2' bags six awards 22-01-2014 10:16 AM

    Mumbai: 'Aashiqui 2' led the films category of the fourth Gionee Star Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) Awards as it walked away with six awards here. Initiated by Wizcraft International to applaud the finest achievements in the music Industry, the ceremony hosted by Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh was held Monday...
  • 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' lead Oscars 2014 nominations with 10 nods each 16-01-2014 07:19 PM

    The Academy Awards appear to be the three-horse race many expected it would be, with 'Gravity,' 'American Hustle' and '12 Years a Slave' all receiving a heap of nominations. The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards, announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif., were led by the 3-D space odyssey...
  • Chris Hemsworth to announce Academy Awards nominations 11-01-2014 04:10 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Chris Hemsworth will join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to announce the 86th Academy Awards nominations on January 16. Isaacs and Hemsworth will unveil the nominations at news conference at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hemsworth made his...
  • Indian short film 'Kush' based on 1984 riots in the Oscar race 26-12-2013 08:46 AM

    Mumbai: Director Subhashish Bhutiani's short film 'Kush', with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as its backdrop, is in the race for the Academy awards this year. The Indian short film has made it to the short list of 10 films that are in the contention for nominations in best live action...
  • Javed Akhtar to get Sahitya Akademi award, son Farhan happy 20-12-2013 09:57 AM

    Mumbai: Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar is happy that his father, veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar has been chosen to receive the coveted Sahitya Akademi award for his Urdu poetry. He says it is a proud moment for the entire family. Javed, who has scripted many successful films like "Zanjeer, "Sholay" and "Deewar",...
  • 'The Sound of Music' actress Eleanor Parker dies at 91 10-12-2013 12:32 PM

    Los Angeles: Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strong-willed women and played a scheming baroness in 'The Sound of Music,' has died at 91. Family friend Richard Gale said Parker died Monday morning due to complications from pneumonia. "She passed away peacefully,...
  • Watch: A night of honour for CNN-IBN at ITA Awards 24-10-2013 11:50 AM

    CNN-IBN picked up three awards at the 13th Indian Television Academy Awards in various categories, taking home the Best English News Channel award, the Best News and Current Affairs show award and the Best Anchor in Talk or Chat show award. ...
  • Oscars 2014: 7 films to watch out for 23-10-2013 10:35 AM

    New Delhi: The Academy Awards 2014 ceremony is scheduled to take place in the first week of March, next year. Though it's a bit early but there have been films which have showcased the calibre of fighting it to the last point. We have compiled a list of seven such...
  • Indian music industry reaping benefits of digitisation: AR Rahman 29-09-2013 03:00 PM

    Kolkata: Twin Grammy and Academy Awards winner AR Rahman is a firm believer in the amalgamation of technology and talent. The maestro asserts that the Indian music industry is reaping the benefits of digitisation, contrary to the notion that technology has negative effects. Set to enthrall audiences in Kolkata -...
  • Telugu film 'Midhunam' recommended for Oscars? 02-09-2013 04:04 PM

    Chennai: The Telugu Film Producers' Council is said to have recommended Telugu films 'Midhunam' and 'Sri Jagadguru Adi Shankara' to the Film Federation of India (FFI) as contenders for India's official entry to the Academy Awards best foreign language film category. "I have been informed that my film ('Sri Jagadguru...
  • Jennifer Lawrence: I'm beginning to feel like a monkey in a zoo 15-08-2013 01:46 PM

    London: Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence admits she is having great difficulty adjusting to her sudden fame. The 23-year-old actress, who won the Academy award for her role in 'Silver Linings Playbook', said she is struggling to come to terms with her real life, reported Sun online. "I'm just really starting...
  • Kerala: Guru Gopinath award for danseuse Bhavani Chellappan 13-07-2013 04:52 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Noted danseuse Kottayam Bhavani Chellappan has been selected for this year's "Guru Gopinath Natya Puraskaram", instituted by 'Guru Gopinath Natanagramam'. The 87-year-old dancer was selected for the honour in view of her overall contribution to classical dance for the last six decades, award committee chairman Rosecourt Krishna Pillai told...
  • Snapshot: When Saul Bass won an Oscar 08-05-2013 11:00 AM

    New Delhi: On the 93rd birthday of Oscar winning American graphic designer Saul Bass, we bring to you an old picture of Bass holding his Oscar award. Saul Bass won an Oscar in 1968 for directing a short documentary film called 'Why Man Creates'. ...