ACADEMY AWARD

  • How I Met Your Oscar? Neil Patrick Harris to host Academy Awards 4 days ago

    (Reuters) - Actor Neil Patrick Harris, popular with younger TV viewers as the star of the sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," has been tapped to host next year's Academy Awards ceremony, the organizers of Hollywood's biggest night said on Wednesday. Harris, 41, best known as Barney Stinson on the long-running...
  • 83 countries to compete at the Oscars for best foreign language film October 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: A record 83 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards with Geetu Mohandas' 'Liar's Dice' representing India. Last year 76 films were submitted in the category, which has four new entrants --Kosovo with 'Three Windows and a Hanging', Mauritania...
  • Academy sues Oscar winner's heirs for auctioning award July 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: A Oscar statuette awarded in 1942 is at the center of a new lawsuit against the heirs of late Oscarwinner Joseph Wright and the auction house which allegedly sold his award. In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts...
  • Young filmmakers honored at Student Academy Awards June 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: Fifteen student filmmakers from around the world were honored with Academy Awards on Saturday night in a preview of the showbiz excitement that likely awaits them in the years ahead. Previous winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won eight statuettes. The 41st annual Student...
  • 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...
  • John Travolta, Kevin Spacey up the star quotient at IIFA 2014 April 29, 2014

    Hollywood actors John Travolta and Kevin Spacey tried some trademark Bollywood moves at the 15th International Indian film Academy Awards on Saturday evening at Tampa Bay in Florida. ...
  • Zadan, Meron invited back to produce 2015 Oscars show: Academy April 23, 2014

    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 tuned...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar to be honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke award April 12, 2014

    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 huge...
  • Lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar chosen for the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, 2013 April 12, 2014

    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' and...
  • Denzel Washington wows critics on Broadway in 'A Raisin in the Sun' April 6, 2014

    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 to...
  • Actress Kate Winslet gets her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame March 18, 2014

    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 people watch...
  • Amitabh Bachchan 'Happy' to 'Get Lucky' with Pharell Williams March 18, 2014

    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 thinks...
  • Author of '12 Years a Slave' may have wandered around, died in a potter's field: Experts March 17, 2014

    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 about...
  • New York Times corrects 161-year-old story about Solomon Northup, whose memoir is the basis of Oscar-winning '12 Years a Slave' March 5, 2014

    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 States,...
  • NASA does something very cool. Tweets 'real deal' photos of space and astronauts congratulating Gravity for winning seven Oscars March 3, 2014

    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 March 3, 2014

    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 hosting...
  • Highlights: All the action from Hollywood's biggest night March 3, 2014

    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 red...
  • '12 Years a Slave', 'Gravity' to fight it out at Oscars March 2, 2014

    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 February 21, 2014

    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 reenacting the same scene. The almost fourminute video features kids reenacting scenes from best picture...
  • Anne Hathaway to present at Oscars 2014 February 19, 2014

    Los Angeles: Anne Hathaway will be joining fellow Oscarwinners Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel DayLewis 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 February 15, 2014

    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 runnerups will have a USD 55,000...
  • Aamir Khan's '3 Idiots' nominated for Japan Academy Awards January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Aamir Khanstarrer '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 to the...
  • Global Indian Music Academy Awards: 'Aashiqui 2' bags six awards January 22, 2014

    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 evening. The...
  • 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' lead Oscars 2014 nominations with 10 nods each January 16, 2014

    The Academy Awards appear to be the threehorse 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 3D space odyssey 'Gravity'...
  • Chris Hemsworth to announce Academy Awards nominations January 11, 2014

    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 December 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Subhashish Bhutiani's short film 'Kush', with the 1984 antiSikh 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 December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Actorfilmmaker Farhan Akhtar is happy that his father, veteran writerlyricist 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", among...
  • 'The Sound of Music' actress Eleanor Parker dies at 91 December 10, 2013

    Los Angeles: Eleanor Parker, who was nominated for Academy Awards three times for her portrayals of strongwilled 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, surrounded...
  • Watch: A night of honour for CNNIBN at ITA Awards October 24, 2013

    CNNIBN 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 October 23, 2013

    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...