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Tag: Oscar

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'Jai Bhim', 'Marakkar' Make It To Oscars 'Submission List'

Some of the international features from the Oscar shortlist are also eligible for best picture, in addition to the best international feature category, such as Japan's much-awarded 'Drive My Car', Italy's 'The Hand of God', Iran's 'A Hero' and Norway's 'The Worst Person in the World'.

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The White Tiger Nominated For Oscars For Adapted Screenplay, Here's The List

The White Tiger starring Adarsh Gaurav in the lead role along with Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra is making headlines from quite some time. After grabbing seven BAFTA nominations across top categories, The White Tiger has been nominated for the prestigious Oscar award race. Writer-director Ramin Bahrani of The White Tiger has been nominated in […]

AR Rahman: There Is A Whole Gang Working Against Me' In Bollywood

Chennai: Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman has revealed that the reason he has been doing less work in Bollywood over the years is that certain people in the Hindi film industry have constantly been spreading rumours about him, denting his chances of getting good work. The subject came up when Rahman was asked why he works […]

'Joker' Earns Joaquin Phoenix His Maiden Oscar

Los Angeles: Hollywood star Joaquin Phoenix finally ended his dry run at the Oscars as he picked up the best actor trophy for his performance in and as “Joker” at the 92nd Academy Awards. The 45-year-old actor had earlier bagged a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his turn as […]

Oscar Nominations: What To Watch Out For

Los Angeles: In a few hours, actor-producer John Cho and actor-writer-producer Issa Rae will host a two-part live presentation to declare nominations of Oscars 2020. While Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”, which won Best Film awards at Monday’s Critics’ Choice Awards and at the Golden Globes earlier this month, is expected to […]

Ranveer, Alia's 'Gully Boy' Out Of Oscars 2020 Race

Mumbai: Zoya Akhtar’s “Gully Boy”, which was India’s official entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Language Film category, is out of the race. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Monday released a shortlist of ten films in the Best FOrein Language Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards, and “Gully […]

AR Rahman's authorised biography to be out in August

New Delhi: Oscar-winning music maestro AR Rahman may have won international acclaim for his craft but the man himself remains a largely obscured figure. An upcoming authorised biography will shed light on his life and philosophy. Titled “Notes of a Dream: The Authorized Biography of AR Rahman”, it has been written by Krishna Trilok, a […]

Harvey Weinstein surrenders, charged with rape

  New York: Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein, accused by over 80 women of sexual harassment, on Friday surrendered to police here to face charges of sexual misconduct more than seven months after the allegations first surfaced publicly. Weinstein, 66, turned himself into authorities at the first precinct in Manhattan on Friday. He was arrested […]

A beetle named after Leonardo DiCaprio

Los Angeles: Oscar winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has had a beetle named after him in honour of his years of environmental campaigning. The 43-year-old, who has campaigned for the environment for many years, created The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998. The Grouvellinus leonardodicaprioi beetle was discovered at the bottom of a waterfall in Maliau Basin, […]

'Lady Bird' to release in India on March 2

New Delhi: Oscar-nominated film “Lady Bird”, which explores both the humour and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter, is set to release in India on March 2. The film, directed by Greta Gerwig, will be released by Universal Pictures India in the country, read a statement. It stars Saoirse Ronan […]

Celebrities wish 'love, magic' for AR Rahman on his 51st birthday

Mumbai: On the occasion of his 51st birthday, celebrities wished Oscar and Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman immense love and best of health. The recipient of four National Film Awards, two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe, started his career in 1992, delivering hit tracks for “Roja”. With the music […]

A.R.Rahman to pay tribute to his homeland, Tamil Nadu on January 12

Chennai: Oscar and Grammy-winning composer A.R. Rahman will perform in his homeland Tamil Nadu next month. He says the people of Tamil Nadu are always special and performing before them in his 25th year in the industry is a privilege. After his performance at the IIFA 2017 in New York, which marked the beginning of […]

'Daybreak' shortlisted as Albania's candidate for Oscar

Tirana: “Daybreak” by director Gentian Koci is Albania’s official candidate for the Oscars’ best foreign-language film award. “Daybreak” is a drama which received wide critical acclaim after its premiere at the Sarajevo Film Festival. If nominated, it would be the first Albanian movie to reach this stage, Xinhua reported. Since 1996, Albania has sent 10 […]

Nicole Kidman wins her first Emmy Award

Los Angeles: Oscar winner Nicole Kidman won her first ever Emmy Award as Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series, for her role in “Big Little Lies”. She called domestic abuse a “complicated, insidious disease”. Kidman played Celeste, a wife and mother who becomes the victim of domestic violence at the hands of her husband Perry, […]

A.R. Rahman to compose for Bruce Lee biopic

New Delhi: Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has been roped in to compose the music for the Bruce Lee biopic, which is being directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. “A.R. Rahman is also doing the music for Bruce Lee,” Kapur, who is in Mumbai briefly, told IANS over phone. Kapur is pre-occupied with the […]

A.R. Rahman to compose for Bruce Lee biopic

New Delhi: Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman has been roped in to compose the music for the Bruce Lee biopic, which is being directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. “A.R. Rahman is also doing the music for Bruce Lee,” Kapur, who is in Mumbai briefly, told IANS over phone. Kapur is pre-occupied with the […]

IIFA Rocks: Rain spoils green carpet glitz, but show goes on

New York: The weather god wasn’t kind to the IIFA Rocks gala at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, where Oscar winning composer-singer A.R. Rahman performed live for fans in the US. But the show went on — and rocked. Rahman on Friday evening only took the stage for his culminating performance a few hours after […]

Looking forward to perform in London: A.R. Rahman

Mumbai: Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman says he is looking forward to regale music lovers with his July 8 concert in London, which has been hit by two terror attacks. “Friends and music lovers in the UK, looking forward to being amongst you and performing with my entire team,” Rahman posted on his Facebook page […]

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Irrfan to work in film adaptation of Pakistani novel

Cannes: Actor Irrfan Khan will feature in a film adaptation of the novel “Moth Smoke” by Pakistan-born author Mohsin Hamid. The film will be helmed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia. Irrfan, Kapadia and independent producer Dina Dattani (executive producer on “Bombay Velvet”) acquired the rights to the novel, reports variety.com. Kapadia will direct and co-write […]

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VFX has altered storytelling, says Oscar winner

New Delhi: The emergence and advancement of technology and visual effects (VFX) has transformed storytelling techniques, says Academy Award-winning VFX supervisor Scott E. Anderson, who has worked on films like “Hollow Man”, “Point Break” and “The Shallows”. The 53-year-old is happy that technology is nowadays being used to tell more stories on screen. “The kind of […]

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Mahershala Ali wins Oscar for best supporting actor

Los Angeles: Mahershala Ali made history by becoming the first Muslim to win an acting Oscar as he was honoured with the best supporting actor trophy for his riveting turn as an empathetic drug dealer, who takes a fatherless young boy under his wing in “Moonlight. Ali, 43, is only in the first third of […]

CBI likely to probe Oscar chit fund scam
CBI likely to probe Oscar chit fund case

Bhubaneswar: Links of various Ollywood actors and politicians with Oscar chit fund is expected to be exposed as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to take over the probe of the case from the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Crime Branch. It is learnt from reliable sources that all the necessary arrangements […]

Gujarat police takes Oscar chief on remand again

Cuttack: The Gujarat police today for a second time took into custody Oscar Group of Companies chairman Pravash Rout in connection with several chit fund scam cases pending against him in a Valsad court. Arrested by the Odisha police in June this year from New Delhi, Rout had also been taken on a 15-day remand […]

Oscar chit fund scam: Bharuch depositors seek expeditious probe

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Odisha Crime Branch today called the depositors and agents of Oscar chit fund firm belonging to Bharuch district in Gujarat to seek details about the modus operandi of the company

'Third Floor' derailing probe into chit fund-Ollywood links: Opp

Bhubaneswar: Even as speculation is rife whether Crime Branch would take arrested comedian Papu Pom Pom on remand for interrogation on his involvement in the Oscar chit fund scam, Opposition BJP and Congress have alleged that the ruling party has tied the hands of the probe agency after the names of its actor-MPs like Sidhant […]

Papu's arrest bid to bury Oscar scam: Opp, civil society

Bhubaneswar: A day after Ollywood actor Tattwa Prakash Satpathy aka Papu Pom Pom was arrested on casting couch charge, members of civil society raised questions on the progress of the Rs 240 crore Oscar chit fund scam investigation in which a number of Ollywood actors, including Papu, are allegedly involved. “Why was the actor (Papu) […]

Ollywood stars attended Oscar function in 2008 too!

A day after its exclusive report on how well-known Ollywood actors and actresses actively promoted the Oscar chit fund company at a function in Surat in 2009, OTV today came up with exclusive footage of some Ollywood stars, including veteran Uttam Mohanty and comedian Papu Pom Pom, lavishing praise on the company at a function in Surat in 2008

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Mixed reaction to OTV exclusive on Ollywood-Oscar link

Bhubaneswar: There has been a mixed reaction to the airing of the exclusive footage on OTV today showing some top Ollywood stars openly promoting tainted chit fund company Oscar at an event in Surat in 2009. While some condemned the actors for promoting the tainted company, others defended them saying they were unaware of the […]

Oscar chit fund chairman, director sent to jail

Cuttack: Chairman of Oscar Group of Companies Pravas Rout and director Prabhat Patnaik were sent to Choudwar Circle Jail today by the order of the Special Chit Fund Court. “The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the State Crime Branch produced Rout after the end of his second-phase remand. Patnaik, who was arrested from Langaleswar near […]

Oscar scam: Crime Branch gets vital clues during remand of Pravas Rout

The Crime Branch has got some vital clues about the financial transactions of Oscar and links between the chit-fund company and the Ollywood film industry during the second stint of remand of its chief Pravas Rout, sources in the agency have said

UCCC to annul membership of chit-tainted film producers

Acting tough on chit-fund tainted film producers, the Utkal Cine Chamber of Commerce (UCCC) today decided to oust them from the producers' association if the allegation against them are proved in court

Court allows Crime Branch to take Oscar chief on fresh 5-day remand

The Special Designated Court today allowed the Crime Branch of Odisha Police to take Oscar chief Prabhas Rout on another five-day remand

CB traces Oscar Group’s Rs 15cr properties in Odisha, Gujarat

Bhubaneswar: After making public the possible link between chit fund firm Oscar Group and Ollywood actors in the production of Odia films, the Crime Branch of Odisha police on Monday said that the company has properties worth Rs 15 crores in Odisha and Gujarat. Preliminary investigations showed that the company has 20 acre of land […]

Emma Stone won't miss out on sleep for Oscars

Actress Emma Stone, who is in the race to grab an Oscar for her performance in movie "Birdman", says she is concentrating on getting enough sleep before the big night

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McConaughey wins best actor Oscar for 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Matthew McConaughey won the best actor Oscar for his career defining performance in "Dallas Buyers Club......

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Cate Blanchett wins best actress Oscar for 'Blue Jasmine'

Australian actress Cate Blanchette won the best actress Oscar for her brilliant portrayal of a high-society....