ACADEMY AWARD

  • Confirmed! 88th Academy Awards to be presented on February 28 next year April 11, 2015

    Los Angeles: The Academy has come up with the the dates for the 88th, 89th and 90th Oscar presentations. The Academy Awards will take place on February 28, 2016, February 26, 2017, and March 4, 2018, respectively. The 88th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood...
  • Sean Penn has 'no apologies' for his green card joke March 8, 2015

    Los Angeles: Sean Penn opened up about the green card joke heard `round the world on Saturday in Beverly Hills during a promotional tour for his new film 'The Gunman,' saying that he has "absolutely no apologies" for his comment. The actor-director also offered up choice words for those who...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Oscars 2015: Complete list of winners at the 87th Academy Awards February 23, 2015

    List of winners at Sunday's 87th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Best picture: "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)." Actor: Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything." Actress: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice." Supporting actor: J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash." Supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood." Directing: Alejandro G. Inarritu, "Birdman or...
  • Live: Oscar Awards 2015 February 23, 2015

    It is that time of the year when Hollywood's best of the best is celebrated at Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles as stars descend on the red carpet as dressed in their finest designer wear. Touted as the most competitive Oscars ceremony, this year will see some very fine...
  • Oscars promise a night of nail-biting and new winners February 22, 2015

    Los Angeles: Hollywood's awards season reaches its apogee on Sunday at the 87th Academy Awards, where 'Birdman' and 'Boyhood' will battle for best picture and veteran actors are likely to grasp their first golden Oscar statuettes. The film industry's biggest night will serve up its share of suspense as three top...
  • Watch: Story of the Oscar envelopes February 22, 2015

    Many envelopes will be opened at the Academy Awards, but they're not ordinary envelopes. Each one is carefully handmade and can cost hundreds of dollars. The current oscar envelopes were designed by Marc Friedland. ...
  • Rosamund Pike, Marion Cotillard, Eddie Redmayne express their views on Neil Patrick Harris as Oscar host February 22, 2015

    Los Angeles: If Neil Patrick Harris' nerves are running high as a first-time host of the Academy Awards on Sunday, he need look no further than the night's nominees for a friendly face. Here's what they had to say about the multitalented entertainer taking the Oscar reins: - "I think he...
  • Glen Campbell's Oscar nod for original song caps his career February 22, 2015

    Los Angeles: Glen Campbell's career didn't end when he revealed he had Alzheimer's disease in 2011. He went on to record an album, play more than 150 concerts to promote it, star in a documentary about life with Alzheimer's and win awards for its leading song. Now 78 and in the...
  • Dozens of A-listers take a casual day for Oscar rehearsals February 22, 2015

    Los Angeles: Less than 24 hours before the super-fancy Oscar ceremony, it was jeans-and-sneakers day at the Dolby Theatre. Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Aniston, Liam Neeson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomi Watts, Kevin Hart, Channing Tatum and Zoe Saldana were among the casually-clad stars rehearsing for the Academy Awards Saturday, while Nicole Kidman, Reese...
  • 'American Sniper' at the Oscars: Despite being in the news for all the wrong reasons, the film deserves to be in the race February 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Not to start off with a spoiler or anything, but have you seen the trailers for 'American Sniper'? One of the first trailers for the Clint Eastwood film features a rugged-looking Bradley Cooper pointing an evil-looking sniper at a small Muslim kid, in a tense situation. "Don't pick it...
  • Catch all the action of Oscar Awards 2015 February 18, 2015

    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. Here we bring to you all the action from the Oscar Awards 2015 in...
  • What makes an Oscarcast click? Will it click this year? February 17, 2015

    New York: What are TV viewers seeking from their annual Oscar fix? The same thing they want from movies: drama, comedy, sex, slapstick, glamour and romance. Of course, no single movie can do all that. No wonder the perfect Oscarcast is an impossible dream. No wonder so many previous Oscarcasts failed...
  • Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson to perform at Oscars this year February 11, 2015

    Los Angeles: Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson has joined the growing list of performers set to take the stage at the 87th Academy Awards. "I'm excited to announce that @TheAcademy has invited me to perform on the #Oscars on Feb 22nd," the 33-year-old tweeted, reports aceshowbiz.com. The news was confirmed by the show producers...
  • Common, John Legend to perform at Oscars January 28, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • Nine films advance in Oscars shortlist for Best Foreign Film December 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: The list of contenders for best foreign film got a bit smaller Friday as the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the nine features that will advance to the next round of voting. Included are Ruben Ostlund's patriarchy-skewering avalanche film "Force Majeure" from Sweden, Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Leviathan,"...
  • How I Met Your Oscar? Neil Patrick Harris to host Academy Awards October 16, 2014

    (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...