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Anil Ambani walks Oscar red carpet
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Los Angeles, February 27, 2012
First Published: 13:48 IST(27/2/2012)
Last Updated: 15:44 IST(27/2/2012)

Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani walked the red carpet at the 84th Academy Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Centre here on Sunday, where three films produced by DreamWorks Studios, his co-venture with Steven Speilberg, were nominated for 11 Oscars.

Among the 11 nominations, Octavia Spencer fetched the Oscar for best supporting actress for her performance in The Help. Spencer was honoured with the golden statuette for her portrayal of big-mouthed maid Minny in The Help.

At the Oscars: Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani with his Dream Works Studios’ partners Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider at the Red Carpet of the 84th Academy Awards ceremony.
Other than The Help, two other films of Reliance DreamWorks -- War Horse and Real Steel -- were nominated for various categories. War Horse and The Help were in the fray for best film award, which went to black and white silent film The Artist.

War Horse was also nominated for sound editing, sound mixing, original score, art direction and cinematography.

While The Help, directed by Tate Tylor, featured in the nomination line-up for best actress (Viola Davis) and best supporting actress (Jessica Chastain and Spencer), apart from the best picture category.

Hugh Jackman-starrer sci-fi thriller Real Steel had one nomination for best achievement in visual effects. But the award went to Hugo.

Ambani, who owns a 51 % stake at DreamWorks Studios, attended the glittering event with his partners Spielberg and Stacey Snider.


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