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9 days ago
'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...

9 days ago
Oscars: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' wins in best costume design category

Los Angeles, Feb 23 (IANS) The Grand Budapest Hotel began its winning streak at the 87th Academy Awards here Sunday night with Milena Canonero walking away with the golden statuette in the Best Costume Design category, and Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier receiving the honour in Best Makeup and Hairstyling category. The Grand Budapest Hotel , written and directed by Wes Anderson, is inspi...

11 days ago
India lose sheen at Oscars 2015, but had its triumph moments

New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) India's no show at the 87th Academy Awards may have left cinema-lovers sulking, but a cursory glance at the time-line of filmdom's most prestigious award highlights spread of Indian flavours at the ceremony. From Bhanu Athaiya, Resul Pookutty to A.R. Rahman, several stalwarts have clinched the coveted golden statuettes in the past. Oscars 2015 have come with a di...

23 days ago
BAFTA: 'Boyhood' wins top honours, 'The Lunchbox' misses award

London, Feb 9 (IANS) Boyhood, a coming-of-age story about growing up, Sunday night won the top honours of Best Film and Best Director at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards, where The Grand Budapest Hotel walked away with five trophies. Directed by Richard Linklater, who was absent from the ceremony, Boyhood is a groundbreaking film about growing up which was s...

23 days ago
'Boyhood' wins top BAFTA honours

London, Feb 9 (IANS) Boyhood was named Best Film with Richard Linklater winning Director and Patricia Arquette receiving the award for Supporting Actress at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House here Sunday. Boyhood depicts the adolescence of a young boy in Texas growing up with divorced parents. The Grand Budapest Hotel ...

1 month ago
Naomi Watts to be honoured with Lacoste Spotlight Award

Los Angeles, Jan 21 (IANS) Actress Naomi Watts will be honoured with the Lacoste Spotlight Award at this year's Costume Designers Guild Awards. The announcement was made Tuesday, reports hollywoodreporter.com. According to a release, the award honours an actor whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and im...

1 month ago
Neeta Lulla to style 'Mohenjo Daro' cast's looks

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) National Award winning costume designer Neeta Lulla has come on board Ashutosh Gowariker's Mohenjo Daro for styling the looks of the cast. The movie's costume designing was being taken care by Oscar nominated and Emmy Award winning April Ferry, and Lulla's addition to the crew will add to the turnout of the members of the cast, including Hrithik Roshan This ...

1 month ago
'Birdman', 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nominations

Los Angeles, Jan 15 (IANS) Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's black comedy film Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, and Wes Anderson's comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel, starring Ralph Fiennes, are leading the 87th annual Academy Award nominations, with nine each, including best picture. None of India's probable contenders, including Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, have made it to the final nomination ...

1 month ago
Goa leaders trying to sabotage Isha Mantry probe: Congress

Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) Politicians have tried to sabotage the forensic investigation into the death of Bollywood designer Isha Mantry, who died of a suspected drug overdose at a dance music festival in Goa in December, the Congress said Thursday. In a petition to Superintendent of Police (Anti-Narcotics Cell) Kartik Kashyap, Congress spokesperson Sunil Kawthankar demanded the arrest of th...

1 month ago
'The Grand Budapest Hotel' secures 11 BAFTA nominations

London, Jan 9 (IANS) The Grand Budapest Hotel has received 11 nominations, followed by Birdman and The Theory of Everything, which got nominated in 10 categories each in the 68th edition of British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. India stands just one chance at winning with The Lunchbox in the foreign film category. The Lunchbox, starring Nimrat Kaur and Irrfan Khan, ...

2 months ago
Blaming Goa festival death on drugs not right: CM

Panaji, Jan 2 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar Friday criticised the opposition for pre-maturely claiming that a drug overdose led to the death of Bollywood designer Isha Mantry at a Goa music festival earlier this week. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a press conference at the sxtate secretariat, Parsekar said: That poor girl's viscera report or post-mortem report ...

2 months ago
Goa festival death: Isha Mantry was drunk insists minister

Panaji, Dec 31 (IANS) Even as forensic experts are conducting a post-mortem on the body of 27-year-old Isha Mantry, who died under mysterious circumstances at a music festival Monday night, Goa Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar Wednesday repeatedly insisted that the Bollywood designer was drunk way after the event wound up. Speaking to reporters here, Parulekar, who in the recent past had...

3 months ago
Sonakshi Sinha likes to style herself

Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who worked as a costume designer before facing the cameras in films, has styled herself for few scenes in Action Jackson. She says she liked doing so. The actress, who has usually been seen sporting traditional looks in her films, will flaunt a western look in Action Jackson. Talking about it, she said: I have my stylist a bit of here ...

3 months ago
Manish Malhotra styling Sridevi for Tamil film

Chennai, Nov 14 (IANS) Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra, whose creations have been flaunted by Bollywood stars like Kareena Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, is now styling for his favourite Sridevi for a Tamil film. After' Robot' styling for a Tamil film, Malhotra tweeted Friday. He didn't give out the film's name, but mentioned that he is working with Chandni st...

3 months ago
When Emily Blunt hid her baby bump for a film

Los Angeles, Nov 13 (IANS) Actress Emily Blunt, who is pregnant for the second time, says she had to hide her baby bump while filming for the upcoming movie Into the Woods. The 31-year-old told Disney's official fan club publication D23 that she managed to work with the film crew, including co-star Meryl Streep, to try and conceal her growing baby bump, reports eonline.com That w...

4 months ago
Manish Malhotra celebrates a year of Delhi store

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) It was on the same day last year that he opened his first store in the capital, and now ace designer Manish Malhotra is ecstatic to celebrate the special day here. On my way to Delhi. A very special day: My Delhi store is one year old today, tweeted Malhotra, whose store here is located in Mehrauli. Malhotra ventured into mainstream designing in the year 1...

4 months ago
MJ stored sperm for his clones, claims scientist

London, Oct 31 (IANS) King of Pop Michael Jackson is said to have stored his sperm to create copies and replicas of himself, according to a scientist. The claim has been made in The Battle for Michael Jackson's Soul tell-all book by scientist Michael C. Luckman, who learnt about the sperm scheme from Jackson's costume designer and friend Andre Van Pier, reports dailystar.co.uk. V...

4 months ago
'The Best Of Me' an ideal date film

Film: The Best Of Me; Cast: James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato, Caroline Goodall, Sebastian Arcelus, Gerald McRaney; Director: Michael Hoffman; Rating: *** Do you believe in the stars, romance and second chances in life? If you do, then this film is for you. The story captures the enduring power of true love and the wrenching choices one faces when conf...

4 months ago
Have designed costume for 'Yaara', says Samant Chauhan

New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Designer Samant Chauhan has fulfilled his dream of styling for a film by teaming up with great storyteller Tigmanshu Dhulia for Yaara. He says the inspiration to create the wardrobe for the period friendship drama was the 1970s fashion. I am designing costume for 'Yaara' and officially this is my first film as I did one film in the past, but it couldn't release, t...

5 months ago
Guy Pearce to play F. Scott Fitzgerald in 'Genius'

Los Angeles, Sep 27 (IANS) Actor Guy Pearce will portray the role of The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald in new movie Genius Theatre director Michael Grandage will make his feature film debut with the big screen adaptation of A. Scott Berg's award-wining biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius. The story will talk about the relationship between American novelist Thomas W...

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