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  • Oscars: Backstage interview with Octavia Spencer February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: 'The Help' was one of the strongest contenders for the top awards at the Oscars this year. Contending for Best Actress as well as Best Supporting Actress 'The Help' managed to bag the Oscars for the Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer. Here's the backstage interview...
  • Spencer wins supportingactress Oscar for 'Help' February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Octavia Spencer won the supportingactress Academy Award on Sunday for 'The Help,' completing an awardsseason blitz that took her from Hollywood bit player to star. Spencer's Oscar triumph came for her role as a headstrong black maid whose willful ways continually land her in trouble with white employers in...
  • Oscars retro theme: Hollywood of 1920s February 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: It's only the 84th year of the Academy Awards, yet the nostalgia factor feels as though Hollywood is celebrating a centennial of some sort. Film itself has been around for well over a century, and Sunday's Oscar nominees span every decade of the last hundred years, with an...
  • Oscars 2012: It's 'The Artist' vs 'The Help' February 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: When the curtain rises on the Oscars this Sunday, nervous anticipation will, as usual, fill the theater at the world's top film awards, but this year movie fans can relax. After years of trying to jazz up the Academy Awards with flashy, hip hosts, emcee Billy Crystal is returning...
  • 'The Help': Bidding for Oscar glory February 22, 2012

    Los Angeles: Viola Davis knew she had big shoes to fill when she agreed to play the role of a lowly black maid to a rich white family in 1960s Mississippi in 'The Help'. They included those of her mother, her late grandmother and thousands of AfricanAmerican women who were maids...
  • 'The Artist' named best picture at BAFTA February 13, 2012

    London: Silent movie 'The Artist' had a night to shout about Sunday, winning seven prizes including best picture at the British Academy Film Awards. Britain's equivalent of the Oscars rewarded the French homage to old Hollywood over a homegrown favorite, espionage thriller 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'. 'The Artist', a blackandwhite picture that...
  • SAG 2012: 'The Help' takes top honours January 31, 2012

    Tate Taylordirected American Civil Rights era movie, 'The Help', swept the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning three honours, including Best Actress for Viola Davis. Meanwhile, 75yearold Mary Tylor Moore received the lifetime achievement award. ...
  • 'The Help' scores at Screen Actors Guild Awards January 30, 2012

    Los Angeles: Finally, an awards show with some surprises and spontaneity. The Screen Actors Guild Awards featured some unexpected winners, including 'The Help' for best overall cast performance and Jean Dujardin for best actor in 'The Artist' alongside some of the longtime favorites in movies and television. But there was a...
  • Hollywood embraces hopeful tales with Oscars January 26, 2012

    Los Angeles: A group of movies offering personal redemption and hope swept up Oscar nominations on Tuesday, led by Martin Scorsese's colorful 'Hugo' with 11 and silentera romance 'The Artist' with 10, including a best film nod for both. They were joined in the key category for the world's top movie...
  • 'Hugo' leads Oscars with 11 nominations January 24, 2012

    Beverly Hills: Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure 'Hugo' leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director slot for the Oscarwinning filmmaker. Also nominated for best picture Tuesday: the silent film 'The Artist'; the family drama 'The Descendants'; the Sept. 11 tale 'Extremely Loud & Incredibly...
  • Oscar movies span century as nominations near January 24, 2012

    Beverly Hills: Prospective Academy Awards nominees have pretty much every decade of the last century covered, from the World War I epic 'War Horse' through modern times with the family drama 'The Descendants'. In between at Tuesday morning's nominations are such contenders as the 1920s and 30s tales 'The Artist' and...
  • 'Artist' leads BAFTA nominations with 12 nods January 17, 2012

    London: Blackandwhite silent movie 'The Artist' scooped 12 nominations at the BAFTA with the Golden Globe winners George Clooney and Meryl Streep leading in acting categories. The French movie, a tribute to silent era of filmmaking, has been nominated for the best film, actor, actress, director and original screenplay by the...
  • 'The Artist' wins big at Critics Choice Awards January 13, 2012

    Los Angeles: Blackandwhite movie 'The Artist', a homage to the silent era of filmmaking, was named the Best Picture at the 17th Annual Critics' Choice Award, cementing its chances at the Oscars next month. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, the French film, which has taken both critics and audiences with surprise by...
  • 'The Artist' to fight for top position at Oscars December 28, 2011

    Los Angeles: Academy Awards season is officially on. Nominations ballots for the 84th Oscar show have just gone in the mail. Oscar organizers mailed ballots Tuesday to 5,783 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Ballots are due back Jan. 13, and Oscar nominations will be announced...
  • 'The Artist' gets 6 nominations at Golden Globe December 15, 2011

    Beverly Hills: Silent film is taking over Hollywood's awards scene. The silentera tale 'The Artist' heads the Golden Globes with six nominations, among them best comedy or musical, and acting honors for its French stars, Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. Tied for secondplace with five nominations Thursday are the 1960s racial...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Desi Boyz' and more November 26, 2011

    This week on Now Showing, Rajeev Masand reviews this week's blockbusters releases 'Desi Boys', 'The Help', 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1' and 'Jack and Jill'. ...
  • Masand: 'The Help' a feelgood entertainer November 25, 2011

    Cast: Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer Director: Tate Taylor It's easy to see why 'The Help', a rousing melodrama about racial prejudice set in 1960s Mississippi, became an instant crowdpleaser when it released in the United States this summer. Like 2009's shrewdly sentimental Sandra Bullock starrer The Blind Side, this...
  • 'The Help' to release in India Nov 25 November 15, 2011

    Los Angeles: DreamWorks and Reliance Entertainment's social drama 'The Help', a universal story about the ability to create change, is scheduled to come out Nov 25. Directed by debutant Tate Taylor, 'The Help' is a big screen adaptation of novelist Kathryn Stockett's book of the same name. Set in Jackson, Mississippi...
  • Emma Stone was nobody, says 'The Help' director October 7, 2011

    Los Angeles: Director Tate Taylor says he didn't know who Emma Stone was and had never heard about her when he casted her for the movie 'The Help'. The 22yearold actress who plays a journalist fighting for the rights of black maids in the 60's US...
  • 'Contagion' catches box office lead September 12, 2011

    Los Angeles: 'Contagion' gripped film goers as the thriller about the race to contain a deadly virus took hold of the top spot at the domestic box office and knocked hit drama 'The Help' to second place. 'Contagion' brought in an estimated $23.1 million at U.S. and Canadian theaters over...
  • 'The Help' wins box office, summer hits record September 6, 2011

    Los Angeles: The maids of 'The Help' didn't take the Labour Day weekend off. The surprise summer hit held firm at the top of the domestic box office for the third straight week with $19 million in ticket sales. The drama about white women and their black maids in Civil...
  • 'The Help' outflexes 'Conan' to win box office August 22, 2011

    Los Angeles: The maids of 'The Help' proved far mightier than muscleflexing 'Conan the Barbarian' and three other new releases at the weekend box office, taking the top spot with an estimated $20.5 million in U.S. and Canadian ticket sales. 'The Help' rose from its secondplace finish last week to...