Oscar Award

  • TWTW: Cyrus takes on Leonardo DiCaprio for not winning Oscar March 9, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha's take on Leonardo DiCaprio not winning an Oscar. He's been nominated five times and has come up empty each and every time at the Academy Awards. ...
  • '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...
  • Shankar Mahadevan's song nominated for Honesty Oscar Award February 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Singer-composer Shankar Mahadevan is on Cloud Nine as 'Mujhse hogi shurvaat' by I Paid a Bribe and the Shankar Mahadevan Academy has been nominated in the best activist anthem category of Honesty Oscars 2014. A few days before the 86th Academy Awards, campaigning and advocacy organisation ONE and Accountability Lab...
  • My son prompted me to direct 'Gravity': Alfonso Cuaron February 25, 2014

    New York: Director Alfonso Cuaron says it was his son who asked him to try out something new with space drama 'Gravity'. The 52-year-old filmmaker said his son Jonas Cuaron, who also co-wrote the script of the film with his father, was quite bored of his kind of films, reported the...
  • Nelson Mandela's daughters invited for 2014 Oscars February 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Former South African President Nelson Mandela's daughters Zindziwa and Zenani have been invited to the 86th Academy Awards, where song 'Ordinary Love' from 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' will be performed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences invited the late anti-apartheid hero's daughters to catch U2's performance...
  • AR Rahman: Education of music is very important December 4, 2013

    New York: Underlining the need for music schools for youngsters, Oscarwinning composer AR Rahman feels children across India should have access to proper music education. Learning music is "not merely a side thing where you take tuitions in a house. If a kid wants to learn music, he deserves proper education...
  • Actress Halle Berry teams up with designer Michael Kors for a social cause April 11, 2013

    Academy award winning actress Halle Berry has teamed up with celebrity designer Michael Kors for the United Nations World Food Programme. They are raising awareness on global hunger. ...
  • Criticism about my speeches do get to me: Anne Hathaway February 28, 2013

    Los Angeles: Anne Hathaway's Oscar-winning turn in 'Les Miserables' made her the queen of this award season but the star has also collected an army of online haters. Hathaway has been slammed for coming out too desperate and eager by online bloggers. Her Golden Globe speech where she called her trophy...
  • Iranian news agency 'covers up' Michelle Obama February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Michelle Obama's appearance at the end of the 85th Academy Awards may have come as a pleasant surprise to lot of people, but a news agency in Iran didn't seem to like the US first lady's outfit for the occasion and decided to cover her up. The first lady...
  • I'm not a believer in Oscars, says Sunny Deol February 25, 2013

    Mumbai: National Award winning actor Sunny Deol, who is busy promoting his film "I Love New Year", is contented with Indian audience and doesn't feel the need to go to the Oscars. "What is the need for Indians to go to the Oscars? (Indians ko Oscar jaane ki zaroorat kya hai?)....
  • Michelle Obama looked great at the Oscars but she should not have been there: Anna MM Vetticad February 25, 2013

    Film critic and author Anna MM Vetticad joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Oscar Awards 2013. Q. Are you satisfied with this Oscar Awards 2013? If no then what are your reasons for the same? Asked by: Anant Jain A. No. Not satisfied. Though it's...
  • Hollywood set for Oscars 2013; 'Lincoln', 'Life of Pi' lead nominations February 24, 2013

    The 85th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday night. ...
  • Oscarnominated documentaries capture history February 16, 2013

    Los Angeles: The Oscarnominated features '5 Broken Cameras' and 'How to Survive a Plague' represent documentaries in the truest, purest form of the word: They capture a spark, a moment in history, and they make us feel as if we were there, too. Both films were shot by regular people who...
  • Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock to present Oscars February 14, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actresses Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who have won Oscars in the past, will present this year's Academy Awards on February 24. Berry won the award for her performance in 'Monster's Ball' (2001), Bullock for 'The Blind Side' (2009), Kidman for 'The Hours' (2002)...
  • 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,...
  • Rajeev Masand's take on Oscar Best Actor nominations January 26, 2013

    CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand examines the nominations for the Oscar Best Actor category for 2013. ...
  • Resul: The 'Slumdog' Friday changed my life January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Resul Pookutty became the first Asian to win an Academy Award in a technical category for 'Slumdog Millionaire' but he had never dreamt of such a great honour during his childhood in Kerala. The simple, natureloving maverick opens up about his life, struggle, philosophies and future endeavours. Q: Is...
  • 85th Oscars: The complete list of nominations January 11, 2013

    Complete list of 85th Annual Academy Award nominations announced Thursday: 1. Best Picture: "Amour," "Argo," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Django Unchained," "Les Miserables," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Zero Dark Thirty." 2. Actor: Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook"; Daniel DayLewis, "Lincoln"; Hugh Jackman, "Les Miserables"; Joaquin Phoenix, "The Master";...
  • James Cameron to start filming 'Avatar 2' in 2013 December 1, 2012

    London: Oscarwinning director James Cameron is currently working on the script for 'Avatar 2' and will begin filming the scifi followup by the end of 2013. Cameron said that he is working on the scripts for the second movie in the franchise, as well as the third, reported Contactmusic. "I want...
  • 'Delhi Safari' in competition for the Oscars November 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian animation films 'Delhi Safari' and 'Hey Krishna' (Krishna Aur Kans) have been submitted for shortlist for the best animated feature film category of the 85th Academy Awards. Nikhil Advani's 'Delhi Safari' and Vikram Vetturi's 'Hey Krishna' will compete with 21 other animation feature films to make it...
  • Oscar nomination for 'Barfi' an icing on the cake: Ranbir Kapoor September 23, 2012

    Director Anurag Basu's 'Barfi', starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, has been nominated as India's official entry to the 2012 Oscar Academy Awards. ...
  • Oscars 2012: 'Hugo' leads the pack of winners February 27, 2012

    Director Martin Scorsese's 'Hugo,' which tells the story of a boy lost in a train station and also serves as an ode to the early days of filmmaking, came into the night with 11 nominations. ...
  • Oscar's big snub: Uggie the dog, a true 'Artist' January 25, 2012

    Los Angeles: He steals the show on the red carpet, his costars regard him as a solid actor, and his director believes he is an essential character in 'The Artist'. But Uggie, the playful, loyal Jack Russell terrier who stars in the silent movie, was left out in the cold by...
  • 'DAM 999' out of the Oscar race January 24, 2012

    Los Angeles: India's only hope at the Oscars this year, filmmaker Sohan Roy's "DAM 999" on Tuesday failed to secure a place in the final nomination list of the 84th Academy Awards. The movie stood a chance to feature in the best picture, best original song and best original score...
  • 'Adaminte...' director happy despite Oscar loss January 20, 2012

    Mumbai: His Malayalam film 'Adaminte Makan Abu' may have lost the race for the Oscars but debutant director Salim Ahmed is happy that the story of a poor perfume seller went so far despite his limited means. "I am happy. When I made the film I never thought that it would...
  • 'DAM 999' songs in Oscar race December 20, 2011

    Los Angeles: Three songs from Indian film 'DAM 999' are among 39 shortlisted numbers in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 84th Academy Awards. The list was announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on its official website. 'Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu', 'DAM999 Theme Song'...
  • Bollywood wishes Rahman luck for Oscars February 22, 2011

    Mumbai: Music maestro A.R. Rahman has bagged two nominations at the 83rd Academy Awards for his work in Danny Boyle's 127 Hours and the film frat is hoping that the composer triumphs again at the gala event on Sunday. His colleagues and friends wish him luck and are hoping he brings...
  • 'Black Swan''The Fighter to hit India on 25th Feb February 25, 2011

    Mumbai: Movie buffs have reason to rejoice as Fox Star Studios India is all set to release Black Swan in India along with The Fighter on February 25th, 2011. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan the psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, and Mila Kunis is internationally the most...
  • Bardem to act in 23rd James Bond film? February 25, 2011

    Los Angeles: Actor Javier Bardem has reportedly been approached to be a part of the 23rd James Bond film. However, the details of his character are kept under wraps but since Daniel Craig is set to reprise his role as James Bond, there is a speculation that he might portray the...
  • 'The King's Speech' leads Oscar with 12 nominations February 25, 2011

    Los Angeles: After sweeping the maximum nominations at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, royal drama "The King's Speech" is leading the Oscar race with as many as 12 nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. "The King's Speech" stars Colin Firth as King George VI and...