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  • 'Birdman' soars ahead in Independent Spirit Award nominations Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Existential black comedy 'Birdman' led the Independent Spirit Awards nominees on Tuesday, as thriller 'Nightcrawler,' coming-of-age chronicle 'Boyhood' and civil rights drama 'Selma' followed with five nods each. 'Birdman,' which follows the journey of a washed-up actor as he embarks on a theater comeback, scored a Best Actor nod...
  • Need to stand up and act to end child slavery: Kailash Satyarthi November 18, 2014

    (By KailashSatyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and Monique Villa, CEO Thomson Reuters Foundation) As you read this article, 5.5 million children around the world are losing their childhood to slavery. They are being beaten, abused, and sometimes raped. They are forced to work in brothels, mines, brick kilns, on fishing boats,...
  • India tops global slavery index with 14.3 million people enslaved November 17, 2014

    Melbourne: Nearly 14.3 million people, including children, are "trapped" in modern-day slavery in India, which tops a global index of people under bondage across the world with an estimated 35.8 million people enslaved, a new research said on Monday. The Global Slavery Index (GSI) 2014, published by the Walk Free Foundation...
  • Anger in Hong Kong as protesters compared to slaves November 1, 2014

    Hong Kong: A prominent businesswoman has sparked outrage in Hong Kong by comparing the city's pro-democracy protesters to African-American slaves, suggesting they might need to "wait for a while" to win the freedoms they are seeking. "American slaves were liberated in 1861 but did not get voting rights until 107...
  • Brad Pitt is a wonderful father; it's a beautiful and sexy quality in a man: Angelina Jolie April 15, 2014

    London: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has revealed that she loves nothing more than watching his actor fiance Brad Pitt taking care of their six kids. Jolie, 38, who is yet to tie the knot with Pitt, said the '12 Years a Slave' star is a wonderful and loving father, reported Showbiz...
  • Author of '12 Years a Slave' may have wandered around, died in a potter's field: Experts March 17, 2014

    Saratoga Springs, New York: Historians know where Solomon Northup was born, where he lived and where he worked. They know whom he married and how many children he had. They know he played the fiddle and spent 12 years enslaved in the South before being freed. What historians don't know about...
  • Utah trucker accused of keeping sex slaves March 14, 2014

    A Utah truck driver kept sex slaves in his semitrailer for months at a time while he traveled the country, filing down their teeth, forcing them to alter their appearance and beating them until they nearly passed out, authorities said. Timothy Jay Vafeades, 54, made an initial appearance Wednesday in US...
  • I never thought I'd win an Oscar, says Brad Pitt March 5, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Brad Pitt says he never thought he would win an Oscar. The 50-year-old picked up the award as a producer for '12 Years a Slave'. "I don't know where I'm going to put it. I never thought I'd take one home, so I haven't thought that far in advance,"...
  • New York Times corrects 161-year-old story about Solomon Northup, whose memoir is the basis of Oscar-winning '12 Years a Slave' March 5, 2014

    The New York Times on Tuesday corrected a 161-year-old story about Solomon Northup, whose memoir was the basis for the Academy Award-winning movie "12 Years a Slave." The January 20, 1853, article, headlined "The Kidnapping Case," tells the story of Northup, a black man born free in the northern United States,...
  • New York Times offers correction for error made in story 161 years ago March 4, 2014

    New York: The New York Times on Tuesday issued a correction for an error in a story that appeared in its pages 161 years ago about African-American Solomon Northup, whose memoir '12 Years a Slave' won the best picture Oscar this year. In an article that appeared on Januray 20, 1853,...
  • Oscars 2014: '12 Years A Slave', 'Her' win best screenplay March 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: John Ridley's adapted screenplay for '12 Years a Slave' and Spike Jonze's original screenplay for 'Her' were awarded at the 86th Oscars ceremony here Sunday. Ridley's first Oscar has come to him courtesy the moving tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man living with his wife and children...
  • Oscars 2014: Lupita Nyong'o wins best supporting actress March 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Lupita Nyong'o has won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her harrowing portrayal of a slave who's caught her sadistic master's eye in '12 Years a Slave.' It was the first Oscar nomination for the 31-year-old Nyong'o, and she won it for her film debut. Not just a...
  • Lupita Nyong'o looks like a goddess in pale blue at Oscars March 3, 2014

    New York: Amy Adams wore a strapless, dark blue Gucci couture gown and Hollywood's "it" fashion darling of the year, Lupita Nyong'o, showed up for the Oscars in a goddess look of ice-blue silk Sunday night. Nyong'o, atop the awards season's best-dressed lists as she made the rounds for '12 Years...
  • Highlights: All the action from Hollywood's biggest night March 3, 2014

    In true Hollywood fashion, the Academy Awards on Sunday promised a cliffhanger finale to the tight race for best picture Oscar between favorites '12 Years a Slave' and 'Gravity' but also a happier ending when it comes to the weather. After three days of heavy downpours soaked parts of the red...
  • NAACP Image Awards: '12 Years A Slave' emerges as the big winner February 23, 2014

    Los Angeles: '12 Years a Slave' swept the film categories at the NAACP Image Awards with four wins. The historical epic's prizes at Saturday's 45th annual ceremony honoring diversity in the arts included outstanding motion picture, directing for Steve McQueen, writing for John Ridley and supporting actress for Lupita Nyong'o. "It's been...
  • Watch: Winners of the 2014 BAFTA awards February 17, 2014

    The best film award was given to '12 Years a Slave'. 'Gravity' won the award for the British Film. Alfonso Cuaron won the award for best director, Chiwetel Ejiofor bagged the best actor award and Cate Blanchett won the best actress award. ...
  • BAFTAs 2014: The complete list of winners February 17, 2014

    London: Winners of the 2014 British Academy Film Awards, presented on Sunday are: Film "12 Years a Slave" British Film "Gravity" Director Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity" Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave" Actress Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine" Supporting Actor Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips" Supporting Actress Jennifer Lawrence, "American Hustle" Rising Star...
  • BAFTAs 2014: '12 Years A Slave' wins Best Film February 17, 2014

    London: The force of "Gravity" was strong at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday but it was unflinching drama "12 Years a Slave" that took the top prize. Steve McQueen's visceral, violent story of a free black man kidnapped into servitude in the 19thcentury U.S. South was named best...
  • '12 Years A Slave' star Lupita Nyong'o doesn't depend on makeup for beauty February 14, 2014

    London: Lupita Nyong'o, who made her debut with Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave', says beauty goes beyond makeup for her. Not only has the 30yearold displayed incredible style choices throughout awards season, her beauty choices have been mesmerising too the blue and purple eye makeup at the 2014 SAG...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'One By Two', '12 Years A Slave' and 'I, Frankenstein' February 1, 2014

    CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'One By Two', '12 Years A Slave' and 'I, Frankenstein'. Also on the show, actors Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra talk about their upcoming movie 'Hasi to Phasi'. ...
  • '12 Years A Slave' Tweet Review: A fantastic drama you don't want to miss January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: '12 Years A Slave' is nominated in several categories for this year's Oscar Awards, and is all set to give a tough competition to films like 'Gravity' and 'American Hustle'. The film opened to positive criticism in the West and now it has hit the Indian screens. Directed by...
  • 12 Years A Slave: Ejiofor or Fassbender, who will steal the show? January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Irish actor Michael Fassbender will be seen as a brutal plantation owner and slave master Edwin Epps in '12 Years A Slave'. He describes it as one of the most petrifying characters he has come across. The 36yearold, who has been nominated in the best actor in a supporting...
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor is a phenomenal actor: Keira Knightley January 28, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Keira Knightley is hoping that her 'Love Actually' costar Chiwetel Ejiofor will win the best actor in a leading role category at the 86th Academy Awards for his performance as Solomon Northup in the movie '12 Years A Slave'. Ejiofor is up against Matthew McConaughey, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian...
  • China: 36yearold man executed for keeping, murdering sex slaves January 21, 2014

    A Chinese man, who kept six female sex slaves in a dungeon and killed two of them, was executed on Tuesday. According to the Luoyang Intermediate People's Court, Li Hao, 36, was convicted of murder, rape, illegal detention, organised prostitution and making porn videos for profit. He was sentenced to death,...
  • The Oscars 2014 race: The awards tally so far January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Oscar Awards 2014 are going to take place on March 2, and there are some films which have been featured for several times in the nominations list. These films include the likes of 'Gravity', 'American Hustle', 'Her', '12 Years A Slave', 'Dallas Buyers Club', 'The Wolf of...
  • Brad Pitt doesn't want his children to watch '12 Years A Slave' January 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actor Brad Pitt says he will not let his children watch '12 Years A Slave', which he has coproduced. The 50yearold, who has six children Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, seven, and Knox and Vivienne, five, however, may let his eldest son Maddox watch it. Set in...
  • '12 Years a Slave', 'American Hustle' win big at Critics Choice awards January 18, 2014

    '12 Years a Slave,' Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey were among big winners at the Critics Choice Movie Awards on Thursday, taking honors for best picture, actress and actor. The allstar 'American Hustle,' about 1970s corruption which earlier Thursday received 10 Oscar nominations, was named best comedy film, with Amy Adams...
  • Oscars 2014: Nominations in the best film category January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The 86th annual Academy Award nominations for best motion picture have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The nominees announced Thursday morning are: '12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle,' 'Captain Phillips,' 'Dallas Buyers Club,' 'Gravity,' 'Her,' 'Nebraska,' 'Philomena,' 'The Wolf...
  • Oscars 2014 nominations: The live blog January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Films such as 'Gravity', 'American Hustle' and '12 Years A Slave' are set to lock horns for one last time before the final award ceremony on March 2, 2014. The nominations will churn out the final contenders for the prizes at an event which will be anchored by...