OSCAR AWARD

  • 'Birdman' takes flight at an Oscars punctuated by politics, takes home best film, director February 23, 2015

    Los Angeles: The long take of 'Birdman' has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood's top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. In a battle of B-movies for best picture, the Oscars...
  • Oscars 2015: Patricia Arquette wins best supporting actress for 'Boyhood' February 23, 2015

    Los Angeles: Patricia Arquette has won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for 'Boyhood.' Arquette plays the mother of Ellar Coltrane's Mason in Richard Linklater's sweeping look at a boy's life, filmed over 12 years. It was the first Oscar for Arquette. She also won the Golden Globe in January. The other...
  • 'Ida' wins Oscar for best foreign language film February 23, 2015

    Los Angeles: The black-and-white Polish film "Ida" has won the Academy Award for best foreign language film. The win marks the first foreign language Oscar for Poland despite nine previous nominations and a rich history of filmmaking, including by renowned directors like Andrzej Wajda and Roman Polanski. But the tautly made...
  • Host Neil Patrick Harris kicks off 'whitest' Oscars February 23, 2015

    Los Angeles: Oscar host Neil Patrick Harris wasted no time kicking off a stormy 87th Academy Awards and conceding the ceremony's much-discussed lack of diversity. "Tonight we honor Hollywood's best and whitest - I mean brightest," said Harris in a Dolby Theatre introduction Sunday. All of this year's acting nominees are...
  • Oscars 2015: JK Simmons wins best supporting actor for 'Whiplash' February 23, 2015

    Los Angeles: J.K. Simmons has won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for "Whiplash." Simmons plays a cruel jazz band instructor who berates and humiliates his students, including Miles Teller, who co-stars as an aspiring jazz drummer in Damien Chazelle's film. It was the first Oscar nomination for Simmons, 60, a...
  • 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...
  • 'Birdman', 'Boyhood' to battle it out at Oscars for top honours February 21, 2015

    Los Angeles: In one of the most fiercely contested years in the Oscars' history, Alejandro G Inarritu's 'Birdman' and Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' have emerged front-runners as the Academy rolls out the red carpet to honour the best in cinema this Sunday here. Both 'Birdman' and Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'...
  • 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...
  • Lupita Nyong'o: I use makeup to adorn myself and not to hide myself February 13, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Lupita Nyong'o says there was a time when she was banned from wearing any makeup. Known for her striking red carpet appearances, in which her use of vibrant lip colours and her colourful smoky eyes, are a winner, has spoken out about a strict beauty ban in her...
  • 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 26, 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 10, 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...