OSCARS

  • Oscars producers out after three years and a TV ratings drop 4 days ago

    Lon Angeles: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the producers behind the last three Academy Awards telecasts, will not be returning for next year's Oscars, the ceremony organizers said on Thursday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hosts Hollywood's biggest night each year, declined to say why Zadan and...
  • South African court rejects Oscar Pistorius's appeal March 13, 2015

    Pretoria: Star paralympian Oscar Pistorius had his murder conviction appeal struck off the roll on Friday. "Accordingly, the order that I give in this matter is to strike off the application," Judge Thokozile Masipa was quoted as saying by Xinhua. The application was "ridiculous" and had no precedent in South African law,...
  • Oscar Pistorius lawyers challenge prosecution's right to appeal March 13, 2015

    Johannesburg: Oscar Pistorius's lawyers were in court on Friday to make a last-ditch attempt to stop an appeal that could see the fallen Paralympian hero face a stiffer verdict and significantly more time behind bars for the Valentine's Day's killing of his model girlfriend. Pistorius's defence argued in the South Gauteng...
  • PSG knock Chelsea out of the Champions League on away goals, enter quarters March 12, 2015

    London: Thiago Silva sent 10-man Paris Saint-Germain into the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals after a 2-2 draw at Chelsea in extra time of a fiery and ill-disciplined game on Wednesday. Although PSG had striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off in the 31st minute for a challenge on Oscar, the visitors...
  • Patricia Arquette clarifies Oscar night comments March 7, 2015

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette said she could have made her backstage remarks in a more eloquent way at this year's Academy Awards. Arquette, 46, who is facing backlash from media for her backstage speech while collecting her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 'Boyhood', reported The Wrap. "You can't go...
  • Patricia Arquette clarifies Oscar night comments March 6, 2015

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette said she could have made her backstage remarks in a more eloquent way at this year's Academy Awards. Arquette, 46, who is facing backlash from media for her backstage speech while collecting her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 'Boyhood', reported The Wrap. "You can't go back...
  • Neil Patrick Harris won't host Oscars again March 6, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actor Neil Patrick Harris won't host the Oscars again because his 'family and soul' couldn't take it. The actor hosted this year's Academy Awards, his first time in the position, but insists he's not going to do it again because it took up so much time, reports femalefirst.co.uk. "I don't...
  • Oscar winning sound mixer Craig Mann collaborates with Indian technicians for Kamal Haasan's 'Uttama Villain' March 4, 2015

    Chennai: Sound designer Kunal Rajan says working with Oscar-winning sound mixer Craig Mann in Kamal Haasan's Tamil musical drama 'Uttama Villain" was fabulous. He says the two had a blast mixing the film, slated for release on April 2. "Craig and I have worked together on a few Hollywood projects. When...
  • Watch: 'The Week Hour Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha March 3, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Hour That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the Union Budget 2015, swine flu, Oscar and Cricket World Cup. ...
  • Oscar winner Patricia Arquette suffers wardrobe malfunction March 2, 2015

    Los Angeles: Oscar winner Patricia Arquette suffered a wardrobe malfunction when returning from an errand run in Beverly Hills. In some photos, the 46-year-old 'Boyhood' actress was seen wearing unbuttoned jeans and her underwear was exposed, reported Ace Showbiz. Wearing no make-up, Arquette sported a loose white tee, a black-and-white striped cardigan...
  • From 'Pulp Fiction' to the Oscars meme: Here are actor John Travolta's highs and lows February 28, 2015

    New York: Since strutting onto the big screen in "Saturday Night Fever," John Travolta has had a career marked by dramatic ups and downs, from comeback king to Internet meme. Travolta's latest step back into the spotlight at Sunday's Academy Awards was uneasy. He's been widely pilloried for his touching of...
  • Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscar gown returned by thief via TMZ February 28, 2015

    Los Angeles: The $150,000 Oscar gown worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o that was stolen two days ago was returned on Friday by the thief, who tipped off celebrity news site TMZ.com after finding out that the pearls on the dress were fake. TMZ said the thief took the Calvin Klein dress...
  • Lupita Nyong'o's USD 150K pearl Calvin Klein Oscar dress stolen February 28, 2015

    Los Angeles: A USD 150,000 custom-made Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress, worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars, has been stolen in Hollywood. The dress, studded with 6,000 natural white pearls, was taken from the London Hotel in West Hollywood when Nyong'o was out of the room, reported...
  • Scarlett Johansson: There is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta February 28, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Scarlett Johansson has spoken out to defend John Travolta, stating there's "nothing creepy" about the actor. Greeted on the red carpet at Oscars by a kiss from Travolta, the exchange looked awkward, but Johansson insists it was a "pleasure", reports femalefirst.co.uk. "(I haven't seen) John in some years and...
  • 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch write's a letter of condolence to a deceased 14-year-old fan's family February 27, 2015

    London: Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has sent a touching letter to the family of a 'Sherlock' fan named Eve Shepherd, who passed away at the age of 14 due to breathing difficulties. The 38-year-old's letter was read in front of Shepherd's family and friends at her funeral service at Padgate Methodist Church...
  • Oscars still top draw for advertisers despite fickle ratings February 27, 2015

    The number of people who watched Sunday's Oscars was down and the critics were less than impressed, but Hollywood's biggest night is still a top draw for television advertisers. This year's telecast - which producers believed could build off 2014's big audience of 43.7 million - attracted its lowest audience in...
  • Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscars dress stolen from hotel February 27, 2015

    The $150,000 pearl-studded, custom-made Calvin Klein dress worn by Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Academy Awards has been stolen, police said on Thursday. The gown, embellished with 6,000 natural white pearls, was stolen from Nyong'o's room at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, during the day on Wednesday, a...
  • Kamal Haasan congratulates Canadian sound mixer Craig Mann on his Oscar win February 26, 2015

    Chennai: Canadian sound mixer Craig Mann, who pocketed an Oscar for his work in "Whiplash", has also worked on Kamal Haasan-starrer Tamil drama "Uttama Villain". Congratulating Craig on the win, Kamal said he felt like his team had won the award. "When I asked my sound designer Kunal to get the...
  • Oscar Pistorius lawyers to challenge appeal ruling February 24, 2015

    South Africa: Oscar Pistorius' lawyers will challenge a judge's decision to allow an appeal against his negligent killing conviction by prosecutors, who want the Olympic runner convicted of murder. Lawyer Brian Webber said on Tuesday in a statement that Pistorius' defense team has applied for permission to argue against Judge Thokozile...
  • John Travolta's creepy photos sparked a Photoshop battle that will make your eyes bleed February 24, 2015

    Warning: If you have a weak heart, or have just eaten anything, we advise you to not proceed any further. Because you CAN NOT un-see them!On February 23, John Travolta woke up in the morning and decided that he would not mess up anything this time at the Oscars. We...
  • With Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad and her signature deep-neck outfits, Jennifer Lopez is the best dressed celebrity this awards season February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Oscars are the most anticipated award show of the season and so naturally the Oscar red carpet and stars that tread on it have their fans in breath-less anticipation to look at what they are wearing. Jennifer Lopez, whose Elie Saab gown turned heads as she passed the...
  • ABC's Oscars telecast draws smallest audience in six years February 24, 2015

    Los Angeles: Sunday's Academy Awards telecast on ABC drew its smallest audience in six years with 36.6 million average viewers, according to Nielsen figures, in what critics deemed a long, lackluster show and limited box office appeal among top nominees. Nielsen data on Monday showed a 16 percent decline from last...
  • Oscars 2015: What made it such a crazy, memorable event? February 23, 2015

    It may have began as a tiny team of men and women - who referred to themselves as Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences - discussing and appreciating cinema at a low-key dinner party. Decades later, the event has now turned the great Oscar night of suspense, victory...
  • The most memorable Neil Patrick Harris moments from the Oscars 2015 February 23, 2015

    Neil Patrick Harris, the host for the 87th Oscars, left the audience with a little laugh but a lot more groans at the end of it.While most people considered his hosting of this prestigious event to be below the usual standard, it will be wrong to not give him credit...
  • Reese Witherspoon urges reporters to 'ask her more', Patricia Arquette demands equal rights; women empowerment was eminent at the Oscars 2015 February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Apart form racism, women's right was the other theme that ruled the Oscar ceremony this time. Much before the red carpet, Best actress nominee Reese Witherspoon took to instagram and posted a picture saying '#Askhermore' (ask her more). Through her picture she requested the reporters to ask the...
  • Snapshot: Margot Robbie reveals new hairdo at Oscars 2015 February 23, 2015

    The Oscars 2015 will definitely be remembered for all those who won top honours. But it would also be talked about for the new hairdo which Margot Robbie sported. Margot made heads turn with this sleek hairdo. Take a look. ...
  • Everything is awesome even after 'The Lego Movie' gets snubbed at the Oscars 2015 February 23, 2015

    In spite of getting royally snubbed during the Oscar 2015 nominations, everything continues to be awesome in Lego universe. In fact, they had a surprise planned for the Oscars.After not getting nominated for the Oscars, Director Phillip Lord tweeted a photo of his own Oscare made from, well, Lego. ...
  • Oscars 2015: Speeches filled with political activism, pet issues February 23, 2015

    Much of the chatter going into the Oscars was about the lack of diversity in the Academy's choices, specifically the dearth of nominations for 'Selma.' But while there were plenty of references to racial justice during the ceremony - drawing tears from the movie's David Oyelowo at one point - issues...
  • Bulgari earrings to Rauwolf clutch: How Naomi Watts, Margot Robbie, Cate Blanchett accessorised their looks for Oscars 2015 February 23, 2015

    Shimmering beads and jewels in pale hues and dresses in bold tones brightened an unusually dreary rainy afternoon in Hollywood on Sunday as the film industry's stars hit the glamorous Oscars red carpet. (Image: Reuters) ...