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Neil Patrick Harris won't host Oscars again

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Actor Neil Patrick Harris won't host the Oscars again because his family and soul couldn't take it. The actor hosted this year's Academy Awards, his first time in the position, but insists he's not going to do it again because it took up so much time, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I don't know that my family nor my soul could take it. It's a beast. It was...

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A.R. Rahman to embark on 'special' US tour

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Music maestro A. R. Rahman will kick start his three month long North American tour March 21. He promises to deliver special performances. The tour will begin May 21 in Huntington, NY at The Paramount before travelling to major cities across the US, including the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Bass Concert Hall in Austin, The Auditorium Theatre in Chicago and ...

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Nyong'o's $1,50,000 Oscars dress stolen

Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong'o has lost her pearl-decorated dress that she wore to the 87th annual Academy Awards. Police were called when the dress went missing from her room at the London West Hollywood hotel, reports aceshowbiz.com. The 31-year-old reportedly left her room Wednesday and when she returned, the gown was gone. It was a white F...

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Lady Gaga joins 'American Horror Story: Hotel'

Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga will star in the fifth season of American Horror Story. The newly-engaged singer posted a video on Twitter revealing the news and the new title for the anthology series -- American Horror Story: Hotel, reports aceshowbiz.com. Make your reservation now. #GagaAHSHotel, the 28-year-old tweeted along with a short video that sees her removin...

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Jolie's father wants to work with her

Los Angeles, Feb 25 (IANS) Actress-director Angelina Jolie's film Unbroken didn't win any trophy at the 87th Academy Awards despite being nominated in three categories, but her father Jon Voight still believes his daughter is an extraordinary director with whom he'd love to work someday. Speaking at Vanity Fair's Oscars party, Voight said: I think her direction is extraordinary. I had my...

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Patricia Arquette defends Oscar speech

Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Patricia Arquette has defended her Academy Awards speech, which won her applause from the audience, but brickbats from some quarters too for demanding equal pay for women. Arquette took to the Oscar stage after winning the Best Actress in a Supporting Role trophy at the 87th Academy Awards. Then, the 46-year-old took to Twitter Monday to defend herself, standin...

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Why is Dakota Johnson miffed at her mother?

Los Angeles, Feb 24 (IANS) Actress Dakota Johnson snapped at her mother Melanie Griffith for refusing to watch her erotica drama Fifty Shades of Grey. Griffith admitted that she didn't want to see the film in an interview on the red carpet at the 87th Academy Awards held here Sunday night, reports mirror.co.uk. She's a really good actress. I don't need to see it to know how good...

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'Birdman' flies high at 87th Academy Awards

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Birdman, a satirical tale of an ageing movie star attempting to reinvent himself via Broadway, clinched key honours Sunday night at the 87th Academy Awards, where India had a no show this time. Birdman, which was nominated in nine categories, picked up four honours - Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), Best Writing (Original Screenplay) a...

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'Birdman' director credits Keaton's lucky pants for Oscar

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Filmmaker Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, whose film Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance clinched four trophies at the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday including Best Picture and Best Director, credited its actor Michael Keaton's tighty whities for giving him his best director win. The 51-year-old joked in his acceptance speech that he had worn part of his ...

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Redmayne dedicates Oscar to people suffering from ALS

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Eddie Redmayne, who won the coveted Best Actor trophy at the 87th Academy Awards for portraying physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, considers himself lucky for the honour and has dedicated the award to people suffering from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The 33-year-old, who took to the Oscar stage here Sunday, said in his acceptance sp...

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B-Town says hello to 'beautiful Oscar mornings'

Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) It might have been a glum year for Indian cinema at Oscars 2015 with no movie representation from the country, but that didn't stop Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra and Shekhar Kapur from rooting for their favourite films and lauding the winners. The 87th Academy Awards ceremony was held in Los Angeles Sunday night and Bollywood stars soo...

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Redmayne, Moore bag Best Actor Oscars

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore grabbed Oscars in the Best Actor category for their performance in The Theory of Everything and Still Alice respectively at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday Night. Elated over the win, Redmayne said he really got lucky this Oscar season. Thank you to the Academy. I don't think I'm capable of articulating quite how I feel rig...

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Best Picture Oscar awarded to 'Birdman'

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) The Oscar award for the Best Picture was clinched by the team of Birdman Or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance) at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday night. The movie tells the tale of Riggan Thomson, best known to the public as Birdman -- the superhero he once played in a series of films. He hopes to re-establish himself as a serious actor by mounting his ow...

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Redmayne, Moore named best actors at Academy Awards

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Eddie Redmayne was announced the Best Actor for his performance in The Theory of Everything at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday Night. The Best Actress trophy went to Julianne Moore for Still Alice. Redmayne played the role of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking in the British biographical romantic drama film, directed by James Marsh and adapted by Anthony...

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'Birdman', 'The Imitation Game' win Oscar for screenplay

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and The Imitation Game received the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay respectively at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday night. Birdman is about Riggan Thomson, an actor once popular for playing a superhero in a series of films and how he hopes to re-establish himself as a serious act...

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Lady Gaga pays tribute to 'The Sound Of Music' at the Oscars

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the hit musical The Sound Of Music, singer Lady Gaga paid a fitting tribute by performing the film's songs at the Academy Awards stage here Sunday night, in the presence of veteran actress Julie Andrews. She sang a melody of songs from the 1965 film, including The Sound of Music, My Favourite Things, Edelweiss and...

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Oscars: 'Glory' wins in original song category

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) John Legend and Common's music and lyrics in Glory from the film Selma received the Oscar for Best Original Song category at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday night. The song performed by Legend and Common was co-written by Che Smith. The number was also performed at the Oscars ceremony here. The other nominations in the category were Shawn Patterson ...

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'Birdman' wins Oscar for best cinematography

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Emmanuel Lubezki was Sunday night honoured for his cinematography in Birdman at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday night, and Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock received the Oscar for Production Design in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Maria Djurkovic and Tatiana Macdonald for the film The Imitation Game, Nathan Crowley and Gary Fettis for Interstellar, Dennis Gassn...

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Animated feature film 'Big Hero 6' wins Oscar

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) Big Hero 6 turned out to be the 'hero' in the Best Animated Feature Film category at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday night. The movie tells the tale of a 14-year-old science prodigy Hiro, who spends his time developing fighting robots for underground competitions until his older brother introduces him to an eccentric group of young inventors. When ...

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Oscars: 'Interstellar' receives Best Visual Effects honour

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) The Visual Effects team of science fiction film Interstellar - Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher - was honoured with the Oscar statuette at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday night. The other nominations in the category were Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Joe Letteri, Dan ...

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