NOMINATIONS

  • Geetu Mohandas's 'Liar's Dice' misses Oscar nomination 6 days ago

    Los Angeles: Indian filmmaker Geetu Mohandas's "Liar's Dice", which was India's official entry for the foreign language film category at the Academy Awards, has not made it to the first phase of the nomination shortlist. "Liar's Dice", which tells the story of a young mother who takes her daughter in search...
  • 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,"...
  • Jennifer Aniston humbled by Golden Globes nomination December 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Aniston has admitted that she is humbled by her Golden Globes nomination for 'Cake'. The 45-year-old actress made the shortlist for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama alongside Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Reese Witherspoon...
  • 'One Direction' not surprised with no Grammy nomination; says there's so much incredible music out there December 13, 2014

    London: Popular boy band One Direction is not angry for being blanked at the 57th Grammy Award nominations. The five-member group, whose third album 'Midnight Memories' is the biggest-selling album worldwide in 2013, thinks there is a high quality of music up for the Grammy prizes, reported Contactmusic. When asked if they...
  • Beyonce's perfume 'Rise' expected to be biggest selling celebrity fragrance of 2014 December 13, 2014

    London: Singer Beyonce's 'Rise' perfume is expected to sell over 750,000 units in the UK, which will net her 1.5 million pounds, becoming the biggest selling celebrity fragrance of the year. Boy band One Direction's new perfume, 'That Moment', is second on the list, with retailer escentual.com, expecting the band's fans...
  • Dark showbiz comedy 'Birdman' leads SAG film award nominations December 11, 2014

    Reuters: The cast of dark existential comedy "Birdman" led the Screen Actors Guild film award nominations on Wednesday, earning four nods from its peers in the kick-off of the Hollywood awards season. "Birdman" was followed by coming-of-age chronicle "Boyhood," biographical drama "The Theory of Everything" and World War Two drama "The...
  • Pharrell Williams not nervous about Grammy nominations December 4, 2014

    Los Angeles: Pharrell Williams says he's not nervous about Friday's Grammy nominations, but he's definitely excited to see how it plays out. Williams' mega hit "Happy" was released before Grammy eligibility, but the song's live version could nab nominations for record of the year and best pop solo performance. At an event...
  • Watch: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar fumbles in Hindi! November 10, 2014

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar filed nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The Minister who fumbled in Hindi assured that he would work on it in the coming days. ...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar files nomination for Rajya Sabha polls from UP November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who took charge as the Union Defence Minister on Monday filed his nomination papers for upcoming Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh. Talking to the reporters after filing nomination papers, Parrikar said, "I am proud to have filed my nomination from Uttar...
  • Seven nominations rejected in first phase of Jammu polls November 7, 2014

    Jammu: With the rejection of seven nominations, 63 candidates are left in the fray in the six assembly constituencies of Jammu region which are slated to go to polls in the first phase on November 25. Two nomination papers were rejected in Ramban, two in Doda, one each in Bhaderwah, Kishtwar...
  • 222 candidates file papers for first phase of Jharkhand polls November 5, 2014

    Ranchi: As many as 168 candidates filed their papers on Wednesday, the last day of nominations for the first phase of polling on November 25, taking the total to 222 contestants for 13 of the 81 Jharkhand Assembly seats. Scrutiny will take place on November 7 while the last date for...
  • 21 candidates file nominations in Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar seats November 5, 2014

    Jammu: On the last date of the filing of nominations for the first phase of the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, 21 candidates on Saturday filed their papers from Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar constituencies of Jammu region. These seats will got to polls on November 25. In Ramban, BJP candidate...
  • J&K: Filing nominations for first phase ends today November 5, 2014

    Srinagar: The last date for filing nomination papers for the first phase of polls in Jammu and Kashmir ends on Wednesday. Sources said many senior ministers and politicians will file their papers on Wednesday. Polls will be held on 15 assembly seats Nov 25 in the first phase of the five-phased assembly...
  • Rapper Iggy Azalea leads American Music Award nominations October 14, 2014

    Reuters: Australian rapper Iggy Azalea scored the most American Music Award nominations with six nods, including the coveted artist of the year and favorite single and hip hop album, according to an announcement on Monday. Singers John Legend and Pharrell Williams and pop star Katy Perry were not far behind with...
  • Maharashtra battle lines drawn: 288 seats, 4,117 candidates October 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Battle lines have been drawn in Maharashtra, where as many as 4,117 candidates are in the fray for 288 Assembly seats which will go to the polls on October 15 as major parties get ready for campaign blitzkrieg. A total 7,646 nominations were received by the Election Commission which found...
  • 1,972 candidates file nomination for Haryana elections September 28, 2014

    Chandigarh: As many as 1,972 candidates have filed their nomination for 90 Assembly seats in Haryana, elections for which will be held on October 15. While the highest number of 44 candidates filed papers from the Bhiwani Assembly constituency, lowest number of 11 nominations were received for Narayangarh and Nuh...
  • 7,666 candidates file nomination for Maharashtra Assembly elections September 28, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 7,666 candidates have filed their nominations for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls, which is set to witness a five-cornered contest in all the 288 constituencies. The nomination process ended on Saturday with 7,666 candidates filing their papers, state electoral office said on Sunday. The highest 91 nominations...
  • Devendra Fadnavis, Anil Deshmukh file nominations in Nagpur September 28, 2014

    Nagpur: State BJP president and sitting MLA Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtra Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anil Deshmukh of NCP were among the 24 candidates who filed nominations for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls here on the penultimate day. While Fadnavis filed his nomination for the Nagpur South-West seat,...
  • Bigg Boss 8, Day 5: Is Arya Babbar plotting against contestants to avoid eviction? September 27, 2014

    Day 5 didn't have an apt beginning. It may have kicked off with a peppy song 'Ice cream khaungi', but witnessed tiffs, arguments throughout the day. Even though it was Praneet's birthday the next day, it didn't create the mood for celebration. The actor got into an argument with Gautam...
  • 'Bigg Boss 8', Day 4: Inmates nominate Sukirti Kandpal, Sonali Raut, Natasa Stankovic for eviction; burn their photographs September 26, 2014

    While it has just been 3 days since the show has taken-off, the mind games and ego tussles have already started in the 'Bigg Boss 8' house. Only a few hours post the kitchen opened up for the housemates, feelings of resentment and indifferences cropped up almost immediately (and don't...
  • 180 more file nominations for Maharashtra assembly elections September 24, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 180 candidates on Wednesday filed their nomination papers in Maharashtra for the October 15 Assembly elections, taking the total to 320, but major parties stayed away from the process due to bickering among them over allocation of seats in the 288-member House. According to sources in Maharashtra...
  • Mauresmo, Pierce headline list of Hall of Fame nominations September 5, 2014

    Amelie Mauresmo and Mary Pierce, both twotimes grand slam singles champions, headlined the list of nominees up for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Also being nominated in the recent player category are twotimes French Open champion Sergi Bruguera of Spain and Russia's Yevgeny Kafelnikov, winner of two grand...
  • AngloIndian social activist seeks nomination to Lok Sabha August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Tamil Nadubased social activist Diana Grace Thomas is seeking nomination to Lok Sabha on behalf of AngloIndian community by the Narendra Modi government claiming support from international and national activists. 33yearold Diana, who was born in Erode, has written to Prime Minister Modi on the issue. "I have support from...
  • MPs Sachin, Rekha yet to justify their Rajya Sabha nomination August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Noted cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and veteran actress Rekha are facing severe criticism from the members in and out of Parliament for their absence from the House of Elders. When Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and veteran actress Rekha were nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 2012, many doubts were...
  • Beyonce leads MTV Video Music Awards nominations July 18, 2014

    Los Angeles: Beyonce has received eight nominations for the 2014 MTV VMAs, including a nod for Video of the Year for 'Drunk In Love' with her husband Jay Z. Rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea secured seven nominations each while Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande and Sia received three nods. Azalea's 'Fancy'...
  • 'The World Before Her' director elated with Emmy nod July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Nisha Pahuja, whose acclaimed documentary 'The World Before Her', has been nominated for the Emmy awards after creating ripples internationally, hopes the honour will help strengthen the documentary community in India. The awardwinning film, which was presented by Anurag Kashyap, has nabbed an Emmy nod in the Outstanding Coverage of...
  • 'The Good Wife,' Leno among Emmy snubs July 11, 2014

    New York: Before the Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday, television academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum noted an embarrassment of riches. He said there were more Emmyworthy series and movies produced by the industry than ever before. That's great for viewers, not so great for creators who look to the Emmys each...
  • Complex characters, juicy scripts boost Netflix's Emmy nominations July 11, 2014

    (Reuters) A veteran actress says it is the "delicious" scripts and unvarnished realism of the female prison inmates that draw viewers to "Orange is the New Black," while the creator of "House of Cards" credits a ruthless yet vulnerable power couple for the thriller's success. The unconventional approach to TV...
  • TV newcomers 'True Detective,' 'Orange' storm Emmys race July 11, 2014

    (Reuters) Television newcomers "True Detective," a crime drama from HBO, and "Orange is the New Black," a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday in a challenge to stalwarts like "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family." Online streaming company Netflix Inc, the big disrupter...
  • Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake score most BET Awards nominations May 15, 2014

    Reuters: Music's power couple Jay Z and Beyonce, and rapper Drake led the BET Awards nominations announced on Wednesday with five nods each, followed by R&B singer Pharrell Williams and hiphop singer August Alsina with four. Jay Z and Drake will vie for best male hiphop artist along with Future, J....