OSCARS NOMINATION

  • Oscar hopefuls hit red carpet for Hollywood's big night February 23, 2015

    Two small movies headed to a showdown for the biggest of all film prizes at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, in an evening ceremony likely to honor veteran actors along with feats of filmmaking. Show business satire 'Birdman' and the coming-of-age tale 'Boyhood' are widely considered favorites in the battle...
  • Oscars telecast: come for the music, stay for the movies? February 18, 2015

    Los Angeles: Lady Gaga will perform in a sure-to-be eye-catching outfit, Tim McGraw adds a little country to Hollywood, Adam Levine brings rock-star swagger and pop duo Tegan and Sara team up with The Lonely Island for kid favorite "Everything Is Awesome." No, it is not the Grammys. Those were last...
  • Oscars is a political campaign: George Lucas January 18, 2015

    Los Angeles: Moviemaker George Lucas has slammed Oscars, saying the awards are one big political campaign which does not recognise real artistic talent. Lucas, 70, was responding to 'CBS This Morning' host Gayle King's question about whether he saw the all-white categories as a snub of eligible black actors, like...
  • Jennifer Aniston is a bit unhappy with the Oscar snub for her role in 'Cake' January 18, 2015

    New York: Actress Jennifer Aniston says she was a little sad for failing to get nominated at the 87th Oscars. The 45-year-old star said she took the snub in her stride as she got nods at other big awards, reported the New York Daily News. Aniston portrays an acerbic woman who becomes...
  • 'Dick Poop': The slip of tongue that turned the entire internet into a two-year-old! January 16, 2015

    For Dick Pope, the cinematographer who earned his second Oscar nomination on Thursday for British historical drama "Mr. Turner," one scatological slip of the tongue made him a trending topic. Not that he knows what that is. "Dick Poop," flubbed Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs...
  • 'The Lego Movie' misses out on a nomination in Oscar 2015, director Phil Lord builds one instead January 16, 2015

    'The Lego Movie' may have missed out on an Oscar nomination this year in the best animation category, but co-director of the film Philip Lord had other alternatives. Soon after the nominations were announced on Thursday, fans of the film started tweeting their disappointment at the film not making it...
  • Meryl Streep sets record with 19th Oscar nomination for her performance in 'Into The Woods' January 16, 2015

    Los Angeles: Veteran Hollywood actress Meryl Streep got her 19th Academy Award nomination for 'Into The Woods' Thursday, making her the most nominated artiste in Oscar history. The Oscar nominations were announced Thursday, and the 65-year-old was named for her role as the witch in 'Into The Woods'. Streep will be competing...
  • 'Leviathan,' Ida' among Foreign-Language Oscar contenders January 15, 2015

    London: Five movies that tackle the cruelties of existence with humanity and humor are finalists for the Academy Award for best foreign-language film. The finalists announced Thursday include director Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Leviathan," a tragic parable of small-town Russian corruption; Pawel Pawlikowski's "Ida," in which an aspiring Polish nun confronts dark truths...
  • 'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each January 15, 2015

    Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations on Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. They were joined in best-picture nominations by "Boyhood," "Whiplash," "The Theory of Everything," "The Imitation Game," "American Sniper" and "Selma." Nominations for the 87th annual Academy...
  • As it happened: Oscars 2015 nominations January 15, 2015

    Awards season has begun, and so has Oscars 2015 nominations. Oscar nominees in all 24 categories will be announced in a few seconds. While in the past, only the most popular categories were presented live with the rest announced in a news release, this year for the first time all...
  • Oscars 2015: Box-office hits seem assured of a snub in the nominations January 15, 2015

    Unless David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' or Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' unexpectedly crash the party, the most certain thing absent at Thursday's Oscar nominations will be major box-office hits. When the nominations to the 87th annual Academy Awards are unveiled at 8:30 a.m. EST from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, Calif.,...
  • Live: Watch Alfonso Cuaron, JJ Abrams announce Oscars 2015 nominees January 15, 2015

    Oscar nominees in all 24 categories will be announced in a few seconds. While in the past, only the most popular categories were presented live with the rest announced in a news release, this year for the first time all Oscar contenders will be declared live. Actor Chris Pine, directors...
  • Geetu Mohandas's 'Liar's Dice' misses Oscar nomination December 23, 2014

    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...
  • The surprise Oscar snubs of 2014: 'The Butler', Tom Hanks, Woody Allen, Spike Jonze January 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'American Hustle' and 'Gravity' were the big scorers with 10 total nods each at the Oscar nominations this year but Lee Daniels' much acclaiamed 'The Butler' failed to find a place in the coveted list of the 86th Academy Awards. Tom Hanks, a twotime Oscar winner, was looking to...
  • Oscars 2014: The complete list of nominees January 16, 2014

    The 86th annual Academy Award nominations were announced in Beverly Hills, California by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Here's the complete list of 86th Annual Academy Award nominations which were announced today: 1. Best Picture: "American Hustle," "Captain Phillips," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Gravity," "Her," "Nebraska," "Philomena," "12 Years...
  • Can't tell me whether my film is good or bad: Aamir Khan on Oscar nominations January 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actorproducer Aamir Khan, who stays away from award functions, says an Oscar nomination provides an opportunity to a film to get more viewers. Aamir is one of the few Indian filmmakers to win an Oscar nomination 2001 period drama 'Lagaan' in the Best Foreign Language Film category. "For me,...
  • Snapshot: Anupam Kher seen with Leonardo Dicaprio February 28, 2013

    Actor Anupam Kher, who was a part of the cast of the Oscar-nominated film 'Silver Linings Playbook' was seen in Los Angeles interacting with several Hollywood stars, including Leonardo Dicaprio at the pre-Oscar nomination party. ...
  • Oscar Watch: Nominations for the Best Actress February 2, 2013

    Rajeev Masand brings to you the nominations in the Best Actress category at the 85th Academy Awards which will be held on February 24th, 2013. ...
  • Rajeev Masand's take on the Oscar Best Picture nominations for 2013 January 19, 2013

    CNNIBN Entertainment Editor examines the nominations for the Oscar Best Picture nominations for the year 2013. ...
  • Glad to work in Oscar nominated 'Silver Linings': Kher January 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian actor Anupam Kher, who features in the cast of Hollywood movie 'Silver Linings Playbook', is ecstatic after the romanticcomedy bagged eight nominations at the 85th Academy Awards. He says "this is the biggest moment of my life". "As an Indian actor, I feel rewarded for my 30 years of...
  • Singer Bombay Jayshree bags Oscar nomination for 'Life of Pi' song January 11, 2013

    Singer Bombay Jayshree's song in Ang Lee's 'Life of Pi' has bagged the nomination in 'The Best Original Song' category of 85th Annual Academy Award. The singer is excited about the nomination and plans to attend the ceremony. ...
  • Didn't expect Oscar nomination for 'Barfi': Ranbir Kapoor September 23, 2012

    Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor has said that the Oscar nomination for his latest film 'Barfi' came as an unexpected pleasant surprise for the entire team. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Midnight's Children: Clips people are talking about September 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Midnight's Children is an epic film from Oscarnominated director Deepa Mehta, based on the Booker Prize winning novel by Salman Rushdie. At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 1947, as India proclaims independence from Great Britain, two newborn babies are switched by a nurse in a Bombay...
  • Nora Ephron, you will be missed June 27, 2012

    Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941 June 26, 2012), an American filmmaker, director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, playwright, journalist, author, and blogger will be missed for her romantic comedies like Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally. She was a triple nominee for the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay for...
  • Acclaimed screenwriter Nora Ephron dead at 71 June 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Oscarnominated screenwriter Nora Ephron, known for romantic comedies 'When Harry Met Sally' and 'Sleepless in Seattle,' as well as books and essays, has died in New York after battling leukemia. She was 71. Ephron, who had suffered from acute myeloid leukemia, died on Tuesday evening at New York's Presbyterian/Weill...
  • Oscars: Art Direction backstage interview February 27, 2012

    Los Angeles: Interview with Dante Ferretti of Production Design and Francesca Lo Schiavo of Set Decoration in the film Hugo Q. Dent and Francesca, I'm sorry I speak Italian. A. (Dante Feretti) Today is my birthday and I think this is the most incredible gift I've ever been given. A....
  • 'The Artist' shines at French film awards February 25, 2012

    Paris : Silent movie 'The Artist' shone at home, netting best film and a string of other awards at France's annual Cesars, held two days before the Oscars in which the blackandwhite film is a top favourite. Michel Hazanavicius won both best film and best director for his tribute to Hollywood's...
  • Oscar watch: Nominations for Best Director February 18, 2012

    This week Rajeev Masand takes a look at the five nominations for the Best Director. ...