motion picture arts

Oct 5 to be celebrated as Global James Bond Day (With Image)


August 30th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) As the iconic "James Bond" franchise completes 50 years, the makers have decided to celebrate Oct 5 this year as the Global James Bond Day.The ... Read more...

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Mcconaughey, Yeoh invited to Oscars board


July 1st, 2012 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) Actor Matthew Mcconaughey, former Bond girl Michelle Yeoh and American actress Octavia Spencer have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.If ... Read more...

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Oscar statuettes sold for $3 mn in auction


February 29th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 29 (IANS) A collection of 15 Oscar statuettes which were handed out to recipients, including the writer for "Citizen Kane", fetched more than $3 million at ... Read more...

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Sarkozy congratulates ‘The Artist’ team


February 28th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) French President Nicolas Sarkozy has congratulated the team of black and white silent film "The Artist" for winning five Oscars."It is a tremendous success for ... Read more...

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Reliance Mediaworks’ image-processing technique bags Oscar


January 9th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Members of Reliance Mediaworks' Global Imaging Technology Centre will receive the prestigious Academy plaques at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences's Scientific and ... Read more...

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Oscar ballots mailed to academy members


December 28th, 2011 - 7:53 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 28 (IANS) The nomination ballots for 84th Annual Academy Awards were mailed Tuesday to the 5,783 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ... Read more...

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Now ‘DAM 999′ in Original Score Oscar race


December 24th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 24 (IANS) Indian film "DAM 999" seems to be on a roll. After the film and three of its songs were shortlisted for a possible nomination ... Read more...

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‘DAM 999′ songs in Oscar race


December 20th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Dec 20 (IANS) 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 ... Read more...

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Winfrey receives Oscar statuette


November 13th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 13 (IANS) Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey was felicitated with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her ... Read more...

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‘DAM999′ screenplay in Oscar library


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The screenplay of "DAM999", a film about the 1975 Banqiao dam disaster in China that killed around 250,000 people, has found a place in the ... Read more...

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63 nations vie for foreign language film Oscar


October 14th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 14 (IANS) As many as 63 entries, including a first time entry from New Zealand, have been submitted for consideration in the foreign language film category for ... Read more...

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Hitchcock film screened after 80 years


September 22nd, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 22 (IANS) An Alfred Hitchcock film, which was found in a garden shed in New Zealand, has got a Hollywood showing after nearly 80 years.Hitchcock was just 24 ... Read more...

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Eddie Murphy to host 84th Oscar ceremony


September 7th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 7 (IANS) Actor Eddie Murphy, popular for films like "Beverly Hills Cop" and the "The Nutty Professor", will host the 84th Academy Awards ceremony at the ... Read more...

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Eddie Murphy to host Oscars?


September 5th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 5 (IANS) Actor Eddie Murphy is in talks to host the 84th Annual Academy Awards.According to Deadline.com, Oscar producer and movie director Bret Ratt Ratner will ... Read more...

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Oscar Academy asks Big B for ‘Bbuddah…’ script


July 29th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The script of Amitabh Bachchan's latest release "Bbuddah...Hoga Tera Baap" has been invited to be archived in the library of the Academy of Motion ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey not hosting Oscars 2012


July 10th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 10 (IANS) Talk show queen Oprah Winfrey will not host the 84th Annual Academy Awards in February next year."It's not true, and I don't know where ... Read more...

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Brand, Cooper, Beyonce invited to join Academy


June 19th, 2011 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) British comedian Russell Brand, actor Bradley Cooper and singer Beyonce Knowles have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.The trio ... Read more...

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Academy adds a new twist to best picture rules


June 16th, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) As many as ten films were nominated in the best film category for the Oscar last year but, with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts ... Read more...

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Darbar’s charge ‘unprecedented and preposterous’: Oscar panel


June 11th, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has dismissed as "unprecedented and preposterous" Indian music composer Ismail Darbar's charge that A.R. Rahman "bought" his ... Read more...

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No action against Ismail Darbar: Oscar panel


June 10th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has denied any action against Indian music composer Ismail Darbar for alleging that A.R. Rahman "bought" ... Read more...

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A toddler damages the ‘King’s Speech’ Oscar statuette


March 9th, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The crew of the ‘King’s Speech’ learnt a very bitter lesson when the Oscar that they received for the 2010 movie was damaged. The crew, while ... Read more...

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Academy ‘agrees Franco, Hathaway were a poor choice to host Oscars’


March 5th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A high-ranking member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has apparently agreed that the selection of James Franco and Anne Hathaway to host this ... Read more...

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‘Khelein Hum…’ heads to Oscar library


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The screenplay of Ashutosh Gowariker's latest historical drama "Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey" will soon be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ... Read more...

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“The King’s Speech” leads Oscar nominations


January 25th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by BNO News
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (BNO NEWS) -- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak and Oscar winner Mo'Nique on Tuesday announced the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards, better known ... Read more...

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Mo’Nique to announce Oscar nominations this year


January 5th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 5 (ANI): Last year's Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique will announce the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards later this month along with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ... Read more...

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Oscars best original song contenders unveiled


December 17th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 17 (ANI): The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 41 songs are in contention for the best original song category award at the 2011 Oscars.Three ... Read more...

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Near political campaigning needed for Oscar: Mira Nair


November 30th, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 30 (IANS) An Oscar award cannot be won with a campaign, nearly political in nature, noted filmmaker Mira Nair said Tuesday. She also said that the Academy Awards was ... Read more...

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Academy award means nothing: Godard


November 17th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 16 (IANS) Legnedary director Jean-Luc Godard has brushed off his prestigious Academy Awards lifetime achievement accolade, insisting the honour means "nothing" to him.The French-Swiss star was lauded at the ... Read more...

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Francis Ford Coppola Gets An Honorary Oscar


November 15th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 15, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Francis Ford Coppola, the Oscar winner was honored by noted actors Robet De Niro and George Lucas on the 13th of November. He ... Read more...

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Francis Ford Coppola receives lifetime achievement Oscar


November 15th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 15 (ANI): Film director/producer Francis Ford Coppola has been awarded a lifetime achievement Oscar, during a Los Angeles ceremony.Many A-list stars were present to see Coppola, 71, get the ... Read more...

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Action Replayy Secures A Position In Oscar Library!


November 12th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
 November 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Filmmaker Vipul Shah’ s latest release Action Replayy, which hit the screens on the festive day of Diwali last week, opened with an average response. But ... Read more...

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‘Soch Lo’ screenplay goes to Oscar archives


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Sartaj Singh Pannu, who made his directorial and acting debut with "Soch Lo", is elated after being contacted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ... Read more...

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2012 Oscars not moving to earlier date


October 14th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has said that its Board of Governors had determined the date of the 2012 Oscars "will not be significantly earlier ... Read more...

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Lula biopic to represent Brazil at Oscars


September 24th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Sep 24 (IANS/EFE) A film about the life of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was chosen Thursday to represent the South American country in the Best Foreign Language ... Read more...

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Francis Ford Coppola, Jean-Luc Godard to receive honorary Oscars


August 26th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 26 (ANI): The Governor's Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will go to directors Francis Ford Coppola and Jean-Luc Godard, actor Eli Wallach and historian ... Read more...

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