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Oscar for Iran’s extremely political film

When Asghar Farhadi’s brilliant familial drama, A Separation, won the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Picture, it was the first ever Academy Award for Iran. In fact, Iranian films have been nominated only twice before, the first time in 1999 for Children of Heaven. It did not win. Gautaman Bhaskaran writes...

US congratulates Iranian director on Oscar win

The US government Monday congratulated Iranian director Asghar Farhadi after his film A Separation won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.

HT City @ the Oscars

HT City editor Sonal Kalra on her visit to the mecca of all things cinema — Hollywood — to attend the Oscar Awards.

The Artist was originally shot in colour

Oscar-winning silent movie The Artist was originally shot in colour in case film bosses didn't want to show the picture in black and white.

Oscar statuettes sold for $3 mn in auction

A collection of 15 Oscar statuettes which were handed out to recipients, including the writer for Citizen Kane, fetched more than $3 million at an auction here Tuesday, two days after the 84th Academy Awards ceremony.

Bruce Willis film to open Cannes film fest

The Cannes Film Festival will open on May 16 with Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom. The film has an all-star cast which includes the likes of Bruce Willis, Bill Murray and...

Out of Turkey's rubble and into Olympic history

So excited was Goksu Uctas at the thought of becoming Turkey's first Olympic gymnast, she wanted the five Olympic rings tattooed on her arm.

Confirmed! Eddie Murphy will host Oscars 2012

Twitterverse went aflutter after it was officially anounced that funnyman Eddie Murphy would host the Oscars 2012 as a solo host. The reclusive actor has confirmed to Oscar top bosses that he's on for the job.

Oscar predicts independent films to dominate

Box office revenues may be slightly down from expectations in the US due, in part, to poorly performing superhero films, but the independent film industry has been thriving.

Academy Award ceremony to move outside Hollywood

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has reportedly been planning to shift the prestigious Oscar awards venue from Kodak Theatre in Hollywood to Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Reliance DreamWorks bags 11 Oscar nominations

Anil Ambani-owned Reliance DreamWorks' projects War Horse, The Help and Real Steel bagged 11 nominations for the 84th Academy Awards. The prestigious best film category has a line-up of nine nominations, and features War Horse and The Help.

DAM 999 out, Hugo leads Oscar nomination pack

Martin Scorsese's Hugo leads this year's Oscar nomination pack with 11 nods and The Artist is close behind with 10 nominations, while India's only hope DAM 999 is out of the Academy Award race.

And, the Oscar comes to Delhi

With the 84th Academy Awards around the corner, movie fans in Delhi have a reason to rejoice. A real Oscar statuette is coming to India’s metros, giving the fans a chance to hold the biggest award in cinema.

Oscar nominations offer wide range

This year looks like one where the most widely panned films have crept into the Oscars nomination basket. Movies such as Transformers: Dark Of The Moon, Albert Nobbs, W.E., and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close are some. Gautaman Bhaskaran writes.
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