KATHRYN BIGELOW

  • Zero Dark Thirty: Too controversial for Oscars? February 23, 2013

    Los Angeles: Just three months ago, 'Zero Dark Thirty' looked like a strong contender for the movie industry's biggest prize. But when the Oscar for Best Picture is handed out on Sunday, the thriller about the decade-long U.S. hunt for, and 2011 killing of, Osama bin Laden is unlikely to...
  • Little audience for 'Zero Dark Thirty' in Pakistan February 21, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan stars in 'Zero Dark Thirty', from early scenes at a detention site to the dramatic closing minutes as Navy SEALs assault the hideout of Osama Bin Laden. But the Academy Award nominated film about the hunt for the AlQaeda leader has sparked a controversy here about its portrayal of...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty', 'Argo' win top Writers Guild Awards February 18, 2013

    Los Angeles: U.S. film and television writers gave their top two movie awards on Sunday to 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Argo' in the final Hollywood guild awards show before next week's Oscars. Writer Mark Boal won the Writers Guild of America award for Best Original Screenplay for 'Zero Dark Thirty,' which...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' review: A masterful account of the dark side of the war on terror February 15, 2013

    Cast: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt Director: Kathryn Bigelow Chances are that you've read or watched several news reports about the killing of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad in May 2011. Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, not only shows us what might have actually happened that night, but...
  • Friday Release 'Zero Dark Thirty': What to expect February 14, 2013

    Even after a relentless, decadelong pursuit that leads to the daring midnight raid of Osama bin Laden's compound, even as she unzips the body bag to verify that the bloody corpse inside is indeed that of the slain alQaida leader, Jessica Chastain's CIA officer character is defined primarily by her...
  • Hope 'Zero Dark Thirty' will win Oscar: Manimajra residents February 12, 2013

    Chandigarh: The residents of Manimajra town here, where large parts of Kathryn Bigelow's Oscar nominated film 'Zero Dark Thirty' were shot, are hoping that the film will win the prestigious award. A bunch of residents of the place, a suburb which falls on the edge of Chandigarh on way to Panchkula,...
  • Jessica Chastain: Indians will relate to 'ZD30' February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: 'Zero Dark Thirty' has earned Jessica Chastain her second Oscar nomination in consecutive years. She was earlier nominated for 'The Help'. She plays the role of CIA agent Maya in Kathryn Bigelow's 'ZD30'. Chastain talks about her career graph and the American foreign policies that are featured in...
  • Sundance documentary adds new take on hunt for Osama January 23, 2013

    Park City: The filmmaker behind an Osama bin Laden documentary at the Sundance Film Festival says the debate over the accuracy of Hollywood's take on the story detracts from the deeper moral questions involved. Greg Barker, director of 'Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden,' said criticism over Kathryn Bigelow's Academy Awardnominated...
  • Zero Dark Thirty: Director defends torture scenes January 17, 2013

    Los Angeles: The director of Oscarnominated thriller 'Zero Dark Thirty' defended the film's depiction of torture in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, saying criticism would better be directed at the U.S. officials who ordered such policies. Writing in the Los Angeles Times, Kathryn Bigelow said she personally opposed any use...
  • Kathryn Bigelow: 'Zero Dark Thirty' has no agenda January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win Best Director in the history of the Academy Awards for 'The Hurt Locker' in 2010. Her latest film 'Zero Dark Thirty' has been nominated in five categories at this year's Oscars. Bigelow describes the philosophy behind 'ZD30' and the gender...
  • 85th Academy Awards: Oscar was snubbed by Oscar January 11, 2013

    New York: In the now heavily analyzed awards season, unequivocal snubs have become less common as the field is more accurately predicted. But on Thursday morning, the motion picture academy provided the genuine article: a somewhat shocking and unexpected brush off to one whom it so recently exalted: Kathryn Bigelow. The...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' gets Producers Guild nod January 3, 2013

    Los Angeles: Steven Spielberg's presidential drama 'Lincoln,' musical 'Les Miserables' and Kathryn Bigelow's Osama bin Laden thriller 'Zero Dark Thirty' were among 10 films earning Producers Guild Award nominations on Wednesday, as the Hollywood awards season gathered momentum. Ben Affleck and George Clooney, two of the producers behind Affleck's Iran...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty': Biggest manhunt story ever December 19, 2012

    New Delhi: After the Oscarwinning 'The Hurt Locker' on the Iraq war, Kathryn Bigelow now brings one of the world's greatest manhuts in 'Zero Dark Thirty', key sequences of which have beeen shot in India. Though the director admits it is a sensitive topic as it involves Al Qaeda leader...
  • Zero Dark Thirty: Laden movie mired in controversy December 18, 2012

    New York: Oscarwinning director Kathryn Bigelow could have made a testosteronefueled shoot'emup Hollywood version of the capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. Instead, she and screenwriter Mark Boal turned 'Zero Dark Thirty' into a more complex look at the decadelong hunt for the al Qaeda leader, including a frank presentation...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' soon to be released in India December 6, 2012

    Mumbai: Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty', chronicling the manhunt for Osama Bin Laden, is all set to hit Indian theatres on January 11 next year. The film is being brought to Indian screens by PVR Pictures, the distribution arm of PVR Group. Bigelow, who became the first woman in...
  • Kathryn Bigelow talks about her movie 'Zero Dark Thirty' December 5, 2012

    The film reconstructs the hunt for Osama bin Laden largely through the eyes of a young female CIA officer, played by Jessica Chastain, who helps find him through a longforgotten courier. ...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty' based on firsthand accounts November 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: The makers of a Hollywood movie about the U.S. operation to kill Osama bin Laden denied asking for classified material for their film, but say they did conduct interviews with a CIA officer and others at the heart of the decadelong hunt for the al Qaeda leader. "It was...
  • Bin Laden raid film opens in US, viewed by millions November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Just in nick of the time for US Presidential elections, the first film on US commando raid that killed AlQaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in May 2011 was premiered on the US cable channel. Titled SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden, the 90 minute film...
  • Sneak Peek: Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty' August 9, 2012

    After her Oscar winning 'The Hurt Locker,' director Kathryn Bigelow is back with another action thriller 'Zero Dark Thirty'. The controversial movie claims to offer a closer look at the Navy SEAL Team 6 operation carried out against Osama bin Laden. Starring Jessica Chastain and Mark Strong, 'Zero Dark Thirty'...
  • VHP stops Osama film shoot: Why harm business? March 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Kathryn Bigelow and her 'The Hurt Locker' could have been a big thing for Hollywood but self styled patrons of Indian traditions and morality don't seem to care much about the Oscar winning director. Bigelow chose Chandigarh as the location of her forthcoming film 'Zero Dark Thirty' or...
  • Chandigarh: VHP stalls shoot of film on Osama March 2, 2012

    Chandigarh: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) protestors stalled the shoot of Oscarwinner Kathryn Bigelow's biopic on Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad killing. VHP activists were upset with the fact that the market at Sector 15 was converted into Lahore for the film, with all shop hoardings in Urdu and autos showing Lahore...
  • Hollywood film on Osama to be shot in Chandigarh March 1, 2012

    Chandigarh: The two places may be 600 km apart, but Oscarwinning Hollywood director Kathryn Bigelow has chosen Chandigarh and its surroundings in Punjab to depict the Pakistani city of Abbottabad where Al Qaeda mentor Osama bin Laden was shot dead by US special forces for her new film. On...
  • Bigelow given confidential access for Osama film August 11, 2011

    Washington: Famed Hollywood filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow has been given confidential access by the Obama Administration to make a film on the sensational raid that killed Osama bin Laden, prompting a US lawmaker to question the reported move jeopardising national security. Drawing attention of the administration to a media report that Sony...
  • Osama's death may impact Bigelow's film May 2, 2011

    London: Director Kathryn Bigelow and her screenwriter collaborator Mark Boal have been working on an action thriller based on Osama bin Laden's life titled "Kill Bin Laden", but the death of the Al Qaeda founder might affect the project in several ways. Bigelow and Boal's 2009 movie The Hurt Locker won...
  • Tom Hanks may star in Bigelow's 'Sleeping Dogs' October 7, 2010

    London: Veteran actor Tom Hanks is in talks to star in Oscar winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow's new film Sleeping Dogs. This will be her first directorial venture since she won the Oscar for The Hurt Locker. She has once again teamed up with writer Mark Boal for the project. Hanks is...
  • The Hurt Locker bags six BAFTA Awards February 22, 2010

    Iraq war drama The Hurt Locker swept to success at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday in London with director Kathryn Bigelow also winning the best director award. ...