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Oscar Winners 2013: The full list

LOS ANGELES: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out the Oscars at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on February 24 for the best movies, performances, writing, directing and other achievements on film in 2012.1. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz2. Animated Short Film: “Paper Man”3. Animated Feature Film: “Brave”Related: Oscars 2013 Live Blog4. Cinematography: Claudio Miranda…

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February 25, 2013

 

Daniel Day-Lewis wins record third Best Actor Oscar

LOS ANGELES: Daniel Day-Lewis won a record third Best Actor Oscar on Sunday for playing U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in “Lincoln.”Day-Lewis, 55, was the outright favorite to win the Academy Award for his quiet, intense performance as one of America's most revered presidents as he battled to end slavery and the U.S. Civil War.The British-born…

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February 25, 2013

 

'Argo' beats 'Lincoln' to Best Picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES: Iran hostage drama “Argo” won the Oscar for Best Film on Sunday, the top prize at the movie industry's most coveted awards, beating rival “Lincoln.”The thriller, which is based on a true story, recounts a CIA mission to rescue six American diplomats from Iran after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, under the cover of…

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February 25, 2013

 

'Brave' wins Best Animated Feature Oscar

LOS ANGELES: “Brave,” the story of a rebellious, red-headed princess, won the Oscar on Sunday for Best Animated Feature.The fairy tale from Disney's Pixar studio is set in the ancient Scottish highlands and centers around horseback-riding teen Princess Merida, who defies her mother, breaks with tradition and does her own thing.When a witch grants Merida…

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February 25, 2013

 

Oscar show promises music, megastars and James Bond

LOS ANGELES: Bigger stars, more music and edgier comedy are on the menu for Sunday's Oscar ceremony, when the most coveted awards in the movie industry are handed out during a glittering Academy Awards show.Producers of the three-hour Oscar telecast at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre are promising a faster-paced show and more face time with first-time…

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February 24, 2013

 

Congolese teen actress gets US visa to walk Oscar red carpet

LOS ANGELES: The teenage star of the Oscar-nominated Canadian drama “War Witch” will get to travel from her native Congo to the Academy Awards in Los Angeles after she received a last-minute visa, the film's US distributor has said.Amateur actress Rachel Mwanza, 16, who grew up an orphan on the streets of capital Kinshasa, received…

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February 22, 2013

 

Oscar voting closes after fierce studio campaigns

LOS ANGELES: Voting for Sunday's Oscars, the highest honours in the movie industry, closed on Tuesday evening after a big spending campaign by Hollywood studios and the first online balloting system in the 85-year history of the Academy Awards.More than 5,800 movie industry professionals who are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and…

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February 20, 2013

 

'Beasts,'Amour' actresses make history with Oscar nods

LOS ANGELES: Oscar presenters, pundits and fans may struggle to pronounce Quvenzhane Wallis' name, but they are going to be hearing it a lot in the next six weeks.The 9-year-old breakout star of independent film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” on Thursday was among the handful of new faces who will compete against veterans for…

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January 11, 2013

 

Americans pick 'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables' for Oscar glory: poll

LOS ANGELES: If Americans had their say, presidential drama “Lincoln” or musical “Les Miserables” would win the best picture Oscar next month, while Anne Hathaway and Daniel Day-Lewis should take home the movie industry's top prizes for acting, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday.Americans also think epic fantasy “The Hobbit,” slavery Western “Django…

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January 10, 2013

 

Oscar nomination voting extended after online hitches

LOS ANGELES: Voting for Oscar nominations was extended by a day after some people reported problems with a new online voting system, organisers of the movie industry's coveted awards said Monday.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the deadline for its 6,000 members to vote on nominations for the year's best films, performances,…

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January 1, 2013

 

Producer Katzenberg picks up honorary Oscar for charity work

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg received an honorary Oscar for his charitable work on Saturday at a star-studded gala that kicked off the movie awards season and bestowed film industry gold on three other industry veterans.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences annually hands out its Governors Awards to people who have made…

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December 2, 2012

 

'Barfi' is India's Oscar entry

MUMBAI: Anurag Basu's “Barfi!”, a Bollywood love story about a deaf-and-mute man and his autistic friend has been chosen as India's entry to the Academy Awards in the best foreign language film category, the Film Federation of India (FFI) said on Saturday.”Barfi!” opened to rave reviews in September despite its unusual theme in an industry…

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September 22, 2012

 

Oscar, you've got mail: Electronic voting on tap for 2013 Oscars

LOS ANGELES: Voting for the Oscars is going electronic for the first time in a move that will speed up the process and could give a boost to younger, edgier movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said on Tuesday that a new online voting system will be used for the first time…

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September 19, 2012

 

Buzz for “Twilight” finale, Oscar hopes for “Les Miserables”

LOS ANGELES: The final installment of “The Twilight Saga” is the most anticipated film this fall, and fans are hoping for Oscar glory for the adaptation of stage musical “Les Miserables”, according to a survey by movie going destination website Fandango.According to the site's 2012 fall film survey released on Monday, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking…

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September 10, 2012

 

Oscar race underway as Phoenix, Hoffman wow Venice

VENICE: Venice traditionally fires the starting gun in the long movie awards season, and as the world's oldest film festival reaches the halfway point three actors have set Hollywood tongues wagging with memorable performances.Michael Shannon as a serial hitman, Philip Seymour Hoffman as a cult leader modelled on Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and Joaquin…

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September 3, 2012

 

Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm dies at 95

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning actress Celeste Holm — who was the original girl who couldn't say no in the musical “Oklahoma!” — has died aged 95, her family said.Holm, who won the best supporting actress Academy Award in 1948 for “Gentlemen's Agreement” and later appeared in “High Society” (1956), died at her home in New York.She…

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July 16, 2012

 

Oscar-winning actor Borgnine dead at 95

LOS ANGELES: Veteran actor Ernest Borgnine, the star of dozens of films and television shows who won an Oscar for his portrayal of a shy butcher in love in “Marty”, has died, his manager said. He was 95.”It's a very sad day. The industry has lost someone great, the caliber of which we will never…

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July 9, 2012

 

Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid’s arrival

Kifayat Ali Shah shares with us those immediate moments when Sharmeem Obaid arrived in Karachi after receiving Oscar award for her documentary ‘Saving Face’.

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March 18, 2012

 

President approves Hilal-i-Imtiaz for Oscar winner

ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday approved conferment of ‘Hilal-i-Imtiaz’ upon Ms. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, the first Pakistani to win Oscar for her documentary “Saving Face”.The President approved conferment on the advice of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.The documentary “Saving Face” chronicles the lives of women acid attack survivors, their attempts to bring…

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March 13, 2012

 

Acid throwing: Oscar girl demands legislation

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy who recently bagged the biggest honor in the cinematic world– Oscar, demands legislation in connection with increasing acid throwing incidents in the country. Kifayat Ali Shah reports from Karachi.

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March 13, 2012

 

Representing Pakistan in Oscar gala was an honor: Sharmeen

Staff ReportKARACHI: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, the first ever Pakistani who grabbed the highest filmfare honor of Oscar for her documentary ‘Saving Face’ on the plight of women in the country, said it was an honor to represent Pakistan in Academy Award ceremony.Addressing a press conference held here, she announced that her Oscar documentary ‘Saving Face’ will…

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March 10, 2012

 
 
 
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