OSCARS

  • I was almost replaced in 'Friends': Jennifer Aniston 10 hours 35 minutes ago

    Los Angeles: Jennifer Aniston played Rachel Green in the much-loved comedy sitcom 'Friends' between 1994 and 2004, but the actress says she was nearly replaced just before the show aired. The 45-year-old actress said that producers were thinking of recasting the role of Rachel Green because of Aniston's commitment to another...
  • Eddie Redmayne plans to take a beach vacation after the Oscars Yesterday

    Los Angeles: British actor Eddie Redmayne said he wants a beach vacation with wife Hannah Bagshawe after the Oscars. The 33-year-old actor has already confessed he's a big fan of reality TV, but 'The Theory of Everything' star and Best Actor Oscar nominee admits that his guilty pleasures don't stop there....
  • First lady of US Michelle Obama defends 'American Sniper' at veterans event Yesterday

    New York: First lady Michelle Obama urged Hollywood to give a more accurate portrayal of veterans and defended the Oscar-nominated "American Sniper," which has received criticism for its depiction of war. Bradley Cooper, who is nominated for best actor for his portrayal of the late Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, joined...
  • Rita Ora to make Oscar stage debut 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Singer Rita Ora is all set to make her debut as a performer in the Academy Awards with the forthcoming edition. She will be singing "Grateful" from the film "Beyond the Lights". "International recording artist Rita Ora will make her Oscars stage debut this year. The mixture of her...
  • Common, John Legend to perform at Oscars 4 days ago

    Los Angeles: Singers Common and John Legend will perform their Oscar-nominated song "Glory" at the 87th edition of Academy Awards. Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the news Tuesday. "Common and John Legend are artists who have always lifted our spirits and made us think The Oscar stage is...
  • From Oscars to Sundance, actors Suraj Sharma and Tony Revolori discuss India's 'Umrika' 4 days ago

    Park City: In the midst of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, actors Suraj Sharma and Tony Revolori found themselves comparing notes on Hollywood's awards season, both having made their breakout in films that stormed into the Oscars race. Indian actor Sharma, the lead of 2012's Oscar-nominated "Life of...
  • No trouble in Clooney and Alamuddin's paradise January 23, 2015

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actor George Clooney and British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin are not getting divorced as being rumoured, says the couple's representative. Representative Stan Rosenfield shunned the speculations with RumorFix by calling the news fabricated, reports aceshowbiz.com. "This story is totally made up in order to sell their magazines," he...
  • Anne Hathaway enjoyed working with husband Adam Shulman for 'Song One' January 23, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Anne Hathaway says she enjoyed working with her husband Adam Shulman on new film 'Song One'. Hathaway stars in 'Song One' and one of her collaborators is Shulman, who has co-produced the indie drama. "At first, I was curious how it would go. People always say don't work with...
  • Adele to croon for new James Bond film 'Spectre' January 23, 2015

    Los Angeles: It is rumoured British singer Adele has been flown to the city to work on new scores for upcoming James Bond film 'Spectre'. The singer, who scored multiple awards for her 'Skyfall' song which featured at the end credits of the last eponymous James Bond film, was spotted earlier...
  • 'Whiplash' to release in the Oscar week in India January 22, 2015

    Mumbai: Director Damien Chazelle's Oscar-nominated drama film "Whiplash" will release in India Feb 20, ahead of the 87th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The film, which stars Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Paul Reiser has been nominated for five Oscars, including Best Motion Picture and Best Supporting Actor. The story of...
  • Oscars is a political campaign: George Lucas January 18, 2015

    Los Angeles: Moviemaker George Lucas has slammed Oscars, saying the awards are one big political campaign which does not recognise real artistic talent. Lucas, 70, was responding to 'CBS This Morning' host Gayle King's question about whether he saw the all-white categories as a snub of eligible black actors, like...
  • Jennifer Aniston is a bit unhappy with the Oscar snub for her role in 'Cake' January 18, 2015

    New York: Actress Jennifer Aniston says she was a little sad for failing to get nominated at the 87th Oscars. The 45-year-old star said she took the snub in her stride as she got nods at other big awards, reported the New York Daily News. Aniston portrays an acerbic woman who becomes...
  • Diego Costa, Oscar score two each as Chelsea thrash Swansea 5-0 January 17, 2015

    Swansea: Chelsea scored four goals in the opening 36 minutes in their 5-0 demolition of Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday. Oscar struck first within the first minute at the Liberty Stadium. Diego Costa added two more in the 20th and 34th, before Oscar grabbed a second for a 4-0...
  • 'Dick Poop': The slip of tongue that turned the entire internet into a two-year-old! January 16, 2015

    For Dick Pope, the cinematographer who earned his second Oscar nomination on Thursday for British historical drama "Mr. Turner," one scatological slip of the tongue made him a trending topic. Not that he knows what that is. "Dick Poop," flubbed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs...
  • 'The Lego Movie' misses out on a nomination in Oscar 2015, director Phil Lord builds one instead January 16, 2015

    'The Lego Movie' may have missed out on an Oscar nomination this year in the best animation category, but co-director of the film Philip Lord had other alternatives. Soon after the nominations were announced on Thursday, fans of the film started tweeting their disappointment at the film not making it...
  • Meryl Streep sets record with 19th Oscar nomination for her performance in 'Into The Woods' January 16, 2015

    Los Angeles: Veteran Hollywood actress Meryl Streep got her 19th Academy Award nomination for 'Into The Woods' Thursday, making her the most nominated artiste in Oscar history. The Oscar nominations were announced Thursday, and the 65-year-old was named for her role as the witch in 'Into The Woods'. Streep will be competing...
  • Oscars odds, ends, facts and figures January 16, 2015

    Here's fun stuff to know about the Oscar nominations that happened on January 15. TRIPLE THREAT: Bradley Cooper's nomination for his leading role in "American Sniper" is his third consecutive acting nod, following nominations for "American Hustle" in 2014 and "Silver Linings Playbook" in 2013. The previous performers to three-peat...
  • Oscars 2015 nominations: AR Rahman, Sonu Nigam, Bickram Ghosh out of the race January 16, 2015

    Los Angeles: India will be a no-show at the 87th Academy Awards as none of its probable contenders, including Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, have made it to the final nomination list, which was announced here Thursday. The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed the final nominations across all 24...
  • Oscars 2015: The full list of nominations January 15, 2015

    Stephen Hawking's biopic 'Theory Of Everything', Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', Linklater's 'Boyhood' won maximum nominations at the Oscars 2015. Here is the full list of nominatons. ...
  • Oscars 2015: Patricia Arquette, Keira Knightley, Emma Stone, Meryl Streep nominated for Best Supporting Actress January 15, 2015

    Beverly Hills: The 87th annual Academy Award nominations for supporting actress in a motion picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, California, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The nominees announced Thursday morning are: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"; Laura Dern, "Wild"; Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"; Emma Stone, "Birdman";...
  • Oscar 2015: Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke, Robert Duvall nominated in the best supporting actor category January 15, 2015

    Beverly Hills: The 87th annual Academy Award nominations for supporting actor in a motion picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, California, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The nominees announced Thursday morning are: Robert Duvall, 'The Judge'; Edward Norton, 'Birdman'; Mark Ruffalo, 'Foxcatcher'; Ethan Hawke, 'Boyhood'; and...
  • Oscars 2015: 'American Sniper', 'Birdman', 'Boyhood', among Best Picture contenders January 15, 2015

    Beverly Hills: The 87th annual Academy Award nominations for best motion picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, California, by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The nominees announced Thursday morning are: "American Sniper," "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," "Boyhood," "The Grand Budapest Hotel," "The Imitation Game,"...
  • 'Leviathan,' Ida' among Foreign-Language Oscar contenders January 15, 2015

    London: Five movies that tackle the cruelties of existence with humanity and humor are finalists for the Academy Award for best foreign-language film. The finalists announced Thursday include director Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Leviathan," a tragic parable of small-town Russian corruption; Pawel Pawlikowski's "Ida," in which an aspiring Polish nun confronts dark truths...
  • 'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each January 15, 2015

    Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations on Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. They were joined in best-picture nominations by "Boyhood," "Whiplash," "The Theory of Everything," "The Imitation Game," "American Sniper" and "Selma." Nominations for the 87th annual Academy...
  • As it happened: Oscars 2015 nominations January 15, 2015

    Awards season has begun, and so has Oscars 2015 nominations. Oscar nominees in all 24 categories will be announced in a few seconds. While in the past, only the most popular categories were presented live with the rest announced in a news release, this year for the first time all...
  • Oscars 2015: Box-office hits seem assured of a snub in the nominations January 15, 2015

    Unless David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' or Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' unexpectedly crash the party, the most certain thing absent at Thursday's Oscar nominations will be major box-office hits. When the nominations to the 87th annual Academy Awards are unveiled at 8:30 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.,...
  • Live: Watch Alfonso Cuaron, JJ Abrams announce Oscars 2015 nominees January 15, 2015

    Oscar nominees in all 24 categories will be announced in a few seconds. While in the past, only the most popular categories were presented live with the rest announced in a news release, this year for the first time all Oscar contenders will be declared live. Actor Chris Pine, directors...
  • Oscar, Costa score as Chelsea beat Newcastle to take solo lead in EPL January 10, 2015

    London: A goal in each half from Oscar and Diego Costa handed Chelsea a 2-0 win over Newcastle on Saturday, a result that moves Jose Mourinho's side two points clear atop the Premier League. Newcastle began strongly and was denied the opening goal when Petr Cech made a superb low save...
  • Farhan Akhtar plans a birthday lunch for father Javed Akhtar January 10, 2015

    Mumbai: After Farhan Akhtar's 41st birthday, the family is now looking forward to his father Javed Akhtar's grand 70th birthday celebrations Jan 17. Farhan says they've planned a get-together for friends and family. "We're calling all of my father's friends and colleagues for lunch at the farmhouse in Lonavala," said Farhan. The...