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8 days ago
Mel Gibson to direct World War II drama

Los Angeles, May 1 (IANS) Actor-director Mel Gibson will direct World War II drama Destroyer. This will be his first directorial since he received an Oscar nomination for the 2016 film Hacksaw Ridge, reports variety.com. Destroyer is being produced at Gianni Nunnari's Hollywood Gang Productions. It's based on the John Wukovits book Hell From the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS...

10 days ago
Director Michael Anderson dies at 98

Vancouver, April 29 (IANS) British director Michael Anderson, who received an Oscar nomination for Around the World in 80 Days and later helmed the cult sci-fi classic Logans Run, has died. He was 98. Anderson, who also demonstrated a command of war films by directing The Dam Busters (1955), The Yangtse Incident (1957) and Operation Crossbow (1965), died on Wednesday in Vancouver, a spok...

24 days ago
Marvel doesn't want a repeat of what's worked well: Robert Downey Jr

Singapore, April 15 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr, best known for playing superhero Iron Man since 2008, says the creative team of Marvel Studios doesn't believe in repeating what has worked well in the past movies. I read in some magazine that the number one fan-voted moment was the airport fight in 'Captain America: Civil War' because there are so many superheroes at once. And now that...

25 days ago
Oscar-winning director Milos Forman no more

Los Angeles, April 14 (IANS) Milos Forman, Oscar-Winning director of One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, has died. He was 86. His third wife Martina confirmed the news to Czech news agency CTK, reports hollywoodreporter.com. He died on Friday in the US after a short illness, according to his wife Martina. His manager, Dennis Aspland, confirmed Forman's death to hollywoodrepor...

1 month ago
Richa Chadha on life after love

Mumbai, March 13 (IANS) Actress Richa Chadha who starred as a chawl's resident femme fatale in 3 Storeys, was seen earlier this month with her boyfriend Ali Fazal at Oscar parties in Los Angeles. Explaining her presence by Ali's side Richa says: I had some work in LA and Ali had to attend these pre-Oscar events, so we decided to make a mini-vacation out of it. It was a lot of fun. We got...

2 months ago
James Ivory becomes oldest Oscar winner

The screenplay of the gay romance movie, directed by Luca Guadagnino, is based on the eponymous novel by Andre Aciman. Ivory beat other movies contenders for The Disaster Artist, Logan, Molly's Game and Mudbound for the award. This was Ivory's fourth Oscar nomination, but the first in the adapted screenplay ategory. Earlier, Ivory had received directing nominations for A ...

2 months ago
Nanjiani's 'The Big Sick' loses Oscar to 'Get Out'

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Pakistan-origin actor-comedian Kumail Nanjiani and his wife Emily V. Gordon missed out on winning an Oscar for their original screenplay for the film The Big Sick, featuring Indian actor Anupam Kher, here. It was the first nomination for the couple. The award went to Jordan Peele for Get Out, beating other nominees Lady Bird, The Shape of Water and Thr...

2 months ago
Honoured to be amongst best of best: Ali Fazal

Los Angeles, March 4 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal feels honoured to be amongst the best of the best at the 90th Academy Awards as his movie Victoria & Abdul with Hollywood star Judi Dench has received two Oscar nominations. The Indian actor, a surprise guest at this year's Academy Awards ceremony, which will be held at the Dolby Theatre and Highland Centre in Hollywood on Sunday, tweeted t...

2 months ago
Academy mulls banning 'double-dipping' at Oscars, Emmys

Los Angeles, March 1 (IANS) Content creators who until now have registered their work for both the Oscars and the Emmys may soon have to pick a side due to a new rule being considered by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. The Academy is considering a new rule where award submitters would be forced to pick their pathway between the Oscars and the Emmys. A nomination at one ...

2 months ago
Guillermo del Toro to open cinema named after him

Los Angeles, Feb 26 (IANS) Oscar-nominated director Guillermo del Toro is slated to open a new cinema named after him in Guadalajara, his hometown, on March 10. He will open the cinema at Guadalajara Fest, reports variety.com. Hopefully, he'll have a few Oscars in tow, said Guadalajara Film Festival director Ivan Trujillo. The new cinema is one of several that the city is...

2 months ago
Doing something live more thrilling than film: Shekhar Kapur

St. Gallen (Switzerland), Feb 19 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur loved directing his first musical Matterhorn, and says creating something for the live audience is more thrilling than making a film. Kapur, known for movies like Bandit Queen, Mr. India and Masoom, on Monday took to Twitter to share his views after the premiere of his show here. He posted: Rapturous standin...

2 months ago
'Victoria & Abdul' loses Best Make-Up and Hair to 'Darkest Hour' at BAFTA

London, Feb 19 (IANS) Victoria & Abdul starring Indian actor Ali Fazal opposite veteran actress Judi Dench, lost its race for the Best Make-Up and Hair category to the film Darkest Hour at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here on Monday. Helmed by Stephen Frears, Victoria & Abdul is based on a novel by Shra...

2 months ago
Ridley Scott honoured with BAFTA Fellowship

London, Feb 19 (IANS) Veteran Director Ridley Scott was awarded a Fellowship at the British Academy Film Awards, organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here on Monday. The director behind films Blade Runner 2049, All the Money in the World, Hannibal and Black Hawk Down was awarded the highest honours in the British movie industry for his contribution to the...

2 months ago
'Victoria & Abdul' loses Best Make-Up and Hair to 'Darkest Hour' at BAFTA

London, Feb 19 (IANS) Victoria & Abdul starring Indian actor Ali Mazak opposite veteran actress Judi Dench, lost its race for the Best Make-Up and Hair category to the film Darkest Hour at the 71st British Academy Film Awards organised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), here on Monday. Helmed by Stephen Frears, Victoria & Abdul is based on a novel by Shra...

2 months ago
Guillermo Del Toro to head Venice film fest jury

Rome, Feb 12 (IANS) Mexican film director Guillermo Del Toro, who won last years Golden Lion for The Shape of Water, will preside over the jury of the 75th Venice Film Festival. To serve as president in Venice is an immense honor and responsibility that I accept with respect and gratitude. Venice is a window to world cinema and the opportunity to celebrate its power and cultural relevanc...

2 months ago
'Theory of Everything' composer dead

London, Feb 11 (IANS) Oscar-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who churned out music for films like Arrival, Sicario and The Theory of Everything, was found dead in his Berlin apartment, his manager said. He was 48. Tim Husom, his Los Angeles manager, said that Berlin authorities are investigating and that an autopsy would be performed. The cause of death, thus far, is not k...

3 months ago
'The Emoji Movie' helped me quit acting: Jordan Peele

Los Angeles, Feb 5 (IANS) Actor Jordan Peele says The Emoji Movie drove him to early retirement from acting. Late last month, after his incredible directorial debut Get Out earned four Oscar nominations, Peele suddenly announced that he had decided to quit acting. While accepting a Directors Guild of Americas (DGA) Award for Best First-Time Director last week, Peele revealed that...

3 months ago
'The Emoji Movie' helped me quit acting: Jordan Peele

Los Angeles, Feb 5 (IANS) Actor Jordan Peele says The Emoji Movie drove him to early retirement from acting. Late last month, after his incredible directorial debut Get Out earned four Oscar nominations, Peele suddenly announced that he had decided to quit acting. While accepting a Directors Guild of Americas (DGA) Award for Best First-Time Director last week, Peele revealed that...

3 months ago
'The Emoji Movie' helped me quit acting: Jordan Peele

Los Angeles, Feb 5 (IANS) Actor Jordan Peele says The Emoji Movie drove him to early retirement from acting. Late last month, after his incredible directorial debut Get Out earned four Oscar nominations, Peele suddenly announced that he had decided to quit acting. While accepting a Directors Guild of Americas (DGA) Award for Best First-Time Director last week, Peele revealed that...

3 months ago
'The Emoji Movie' helped me quit acting: Jordan Peele

Los Angeles, Feb 5 (IANS) Actor Jordan Peele says The Emoji Movie drove him to early retirement from acting. Late last month, after his incredible directorial debut Get Out earned four Oscar nominations, Peele suddenly announced that he had decided to quit acting. While accepting a Directors Guild of Americas (DGA) Award for Best First-Time Director last week, Peele revealed that...

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