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Jason Wu wants to woo Cate Blanchett

  NEW YORK: Jason Wu is one of the most celebrated designers of his generation who dresses some of America’s most influential women, but he says there’s one elusive Australian lady he wants to woo. “I’d love to dress Cate Blanchett,” Wu told AFP on Friday, barely missing a beat when asked if there was…

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September 12, 2015

 

Crossing borders, Netflix recreates Pablo Escobar’s world

BOGOTA: It’s a tall order to play the role of Pablo Escobar, the larger-than-life druglord who became the world’s seventh-richest man with his shrewd, ruthless dominance of the international cocaine trade. The Colombian kingpin has already been brought to the screen by actors ranging from Oscar winner Benicio del Toro to Vincent Chase, the fictional…

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August 30, 2015

 

Jennifer Lawrence tops list of highest-paid actresses

LOS ANGELES: The odds really were in Jennifer Lawrence’s favor last year as she raked in $52 million, topping a ranking of the highest-paid actresses by a wide margin.

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August 21, 2015

 

'Star Wars' to propel Oscar Isaac into celebrity stratosphere

LOS ANGELES: Rising star Oscar Isaac is already well known from movies like the Coen brothers' quirky hit “Inside Llewyn Davis” — but he is set to soar into the Hollywood firmament in the new “Star Wars” film. The Guatemalan actor's name and face will go global with the December 18 release of “Star Wars:…

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May 9, 2015

 

Film greats mourn Oscar-winning lensman Lesnie

WELLINGTON: Director Peter Jackson and Hollywood star Russell Crowe led tributes Wednesday for Oscar-winning Australian cinematographer Andrew Lesnie, who died suddenly aged 59. Lesnie, who passed away Monday after a suspected heart attack, worked with Jackson on eight films, including the epic Tolkien trilogies “The Lord of the Rings and “The Hobbit”. The New Zealand…

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April 29, 2015

 

Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscar gown returned by thief

LOS ANGELES: The $150,000 Oscar gown worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o that was stolen two days ago was returned on Friday by the thief, who tipped off celebrity news site TMZ.com after learning the pearls on the dress were fake, according to officials and the website. TMZ said the thief took the Calvin Klein dress…

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February 28, 2015

 

Pearl Oscars dress worn by Nyong'o stolen: police

LOS ANGELES: The pearl-encrusted $150,000 dress worn by Kenyan star Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars last weekend was stolen from the actress's Los Angeles hotel room, police confirmed Thursday. “It has been confirmed that it is the dress that was worn by Lupita Nyong'o,” Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said. Nyong'o, who…

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February 26, 2015

 

Poland celebrates 'greatest film success' with 'Ida' Oscar

WARSAW: Poland cheered the Oscar award for director Pawel Pawlikowski's “Ida” for best foreign language film, hailing it as overdue recognition of the nation's movie-makers and a renaissance of the local industry. “It's Polish cinema's greatest success,” Culture Minister Malgorzata Omilanowska told the PAP news agency, adding that the award confirmed “our deep conviction that…

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February 23, 2015

 

Julianne Moore wins best actress Oscar

HOLLYWOOD: Julianne Moore on Sunday won the best actress Oscar for her moving performance as a linguistics professor suffering from early onset Alzheimer's disease in “Still Alice.” Moore defeated France's Marion Cotillard (“Two Days, One Night”), American Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”) and two actresses from Britain — Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”) and Rosamund Pike…

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February 23, 2015

 

Complete list of Oscar winners

HOLLYWOOD: Here is the complete list of winners at the 87th Academy Awards: Best picture: “Birdman” Best director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman” Best actor: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything” Best actress: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice” Best supporting actor: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash” Best supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood” Best original screenplay: “Birdman” Best adapted screenplay:…

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February 23, 2015

 

Redmayne wins best actor Oscar

HOLLYWOOD: Britain's Eddie Redmayne won the best actor Oscar on Sunday for his searing performance as astrophysicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything.” Redmayne beat Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), Bradley Cooper (“American Sniper”), Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”) and Michael Keaton (“Birdman”). – AFP

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February 23, 2015

 

'Birdman' wins best picture Oscar

HOLLYWOOD: Dark comedy “Birdman” won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, soaring to Academy glory with four awards on Hollywood's biggest night. The film bested seven other contenders: “American Sniper,” “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.” – AFP

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February 23, 2015

 

Snowden film wins best documentary Oscar

HOLLYWOOD: “Citizenfour,” about the leaking of classified US government documents by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, won the best documentary feature Oscar on Sunday. US director Laura Poitras' film about Snowden, who revealed the massive scope of US intelligence surveillance, beat “Finding Vivian Maier,” “Last Days in Vietnam,” “The Salt of the Earth”…

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February 23, 2015

 

Arquette wins first Oscar with 'Boyhood'

LOS ANGELES: Patricia Arquette won her first Oscar on Sunday for her supporting actress role as a mother struggling to bring up two children in the movie “Boyhood.” Arquette, 46, has swept the movie awards this season for playing the ups and downs of an every day mom in the independent coming-of-age drama that was…

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February 23, 2015

 

'Big Hero 6' wins best animated feature Oscar

HOLLYWOOD: Disney's “Big Hero 6,” the moving computer-animated superhero tale, won the Oscar for best animated feature on Sunday. It defeated “The Boxtrolls,” “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Song of the Sea” and “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” to take the honor. – AFP

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February 23, 2015

 

Oscars best picture winners of past 20 years

HOLLYWOOD: The following is a list of the Academy Award best picture winners from the last 20 years, ahead of Sunday's 87th Oscars in Hollywood: 2014 – “12 Years A Slave” 2013 – “Argo” 2012 – “The Artist” 2011 – “The King's Speech” 2010 – “The Hurt Locker” 2009 – “Slumdog Millionaire” 2008 – “No…

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February 22, 2015

 

Oscar protest planned over all-white nominees

HOLLYWOOD: African-American civil rights groups plan to protest outside Sunday's Oscars show, where every single one of this year's 20 acting nominees is white. However small, the demonstration will revive debate about diversity at the Oscars-awarding Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose voting members are overwhelmingly white and with an average age in…

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February 21, 2015

 

Possible Oscar red carpet scene stealers unveiled

NEW YORK: With grandiose gowns, skin-skimming dresses and a nod to old Hollywood glamor, designers in New York served up couture treats to entice fashion's elite ahead of the world's most-watched runway at Sunday's Academy Awards red carpet. With stylists eying the upcoming Fall/Winter collections at New York Fashion Week in search of the perfect…

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February 18, 2015

 

Could Julianne Moore finally win Oscar for 'Alice'?

LOS ANGELES: Julianne Moore scored her fifth Oscar nomination Thursday — and some say her role as a professor with early onset Alzheimer's disease in “Still Alice” could finally bring her a golden statuette. In her latest movie, the radiant 54-year-old redhead plays a woman who has everything — love, children and a career, but…

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January 15, 2015

 

Offbeat films 'Birdman,' 'Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar race

BEVERLY HILLS: Show business satire “Birdman” and colorful caper “The Grand Budapest Hotel” led the Academy Award nominees on Thursday with nine nods apiece, including best picture, in the quest for Hollywood's top film prize. The two Fox Searchlight films are joined in the best picture Oscar race by “American Sniper,” “Boyhood,” “The Imitation Game,”…

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January 15, 2015

 

Hollywood set for Oscar nominations

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood is counting down the hours before the unveiling early Thursday of nominees for this year's Oscars, the climax of Tinseltown's awards season. Coming-of-age drama “Boyhood” and dark comedy “Birdman” are expected to be among the frontrunners for coveted Best Picture honors.  “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “The Theory of Everything” and “The Grand…

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January 15, 2015

 
 
 
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