Month: February 2011

2011 Oscar Awards Winners List

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Last night’s Oscar results were entertaining enough,  pleasing and winners were  certainly well-deserved. The big winners of the night were three popular films: The King’s Speech, Inception, and The Social Network. The King’s Speech and Inception received total four awards while The Social Network won three trophies.
 Natalie Portman won Best Actress award for Black Swan. Our favorite, Colin Firth  was honored with an Oscar for his role in The King’s Speech. Melissa Leo received The Best Actress in a Supporting Role for The Fighter while The Best Actor in a Supporting Role went to Christian Bale for The Fighter.
Check out 2011 Oscars Winners List:
Best Picture
The King’s Speech
Director
Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech)
Best Actor
Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)
Best Actress
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale (The Fighter)
Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Adapted Screenplay
Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)
Original Screenplay
David Seidler (The King’s Speech)
Animated Feature
Toy Story 3
Best Foreign Language Film
In A Better World
For complete list of 83rd Annual Academy Awards Winners, visit official Oscars website,Oscar.com.

Colin Firth Not Happy With Curse-free King’s Speech

Oscars champion Colin Firth is baffled by American film bosses’ plans to release a curse-free version of The King’s Speech – because he doesn’t know any viewer who has been offended by the movie’s colourful script.

In the film, which won the British star the Best Actor Academy Award at Sunday’s ceremony, Firth’s stuttering monarch George VI is seen learning to overcome his speech issues by pronouncing rude words.

Officials at the Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings board recently gave producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein permission to release a new family-friendly version alongside the existing R-rated version in cinemas at the same time.

But Firth has slammed the move – insisting the film should not be changed as the swear words aren’t used in a “vicious” way.

He tells the Associated Press, “I don’t take this stuff lightly, but in the context of this film, it could not be more edifying, more appropriate. It’s not vicious, it’s not an insult or it’s not in any of the contexts which might offend people.

“Really, it’s about a man who’s trying to free himself through the use of certain words. I still haven’t met the person who would object, so I think the film should stand as it is.” 

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s House Broken Into: Bat Pursuit, Paintings Lifted

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s financial woes have worsened after her California mansion was targeted by burglars in the early hours of Sunday (Feb 27).

The ailing actress’ husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, claims he was awoken by a loud sound in the middle of the night and found two men ransacking their sprawling Bel Air home.
He tells TMZ.com he attempted to chase the intruders out with a baseball bat, but fell and hurt his hip as they made their escape.
According to Von Anhalt, the burglars got as far as the living room and he believes they made off with several of the couple’s prized possessions, including paintings, a laptop, a camera and some statues.
Police were called to the scene to investigate the break-in.
The incident comes at a difficult time for the couple – Gabor, 94, has suffered a number of health problems in recent months and recently spent time in hospital to treat an infection in her amputated leg, while von Anhalt has been forced to put their home on the market in a bid to help pay her spiralling medical bills.

The 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards Arrivals (Feb 26)


Now in its 26th year, Film Independent’s Spirit Awards is a celebration honoring films made by filmmakers who embody independence and originality. Televised in millions of homes and covered internationally by the press, the Spirit Awards has become the vanguard event in independent film, recognizing the achievements of independent filmmakers and promoting independent film to a wider audience.

All Photos: Courtesy of Image.net


Anne Hathaway: ‘Oscars will be respectful to Hollywood stars’

Oscars co-host Anne Hathaway has no intention of upsetting her peers at the Academy Awards on Sunday (Feb 27), insisting the big show won’t be a repeat of the 2011 Golden Globe Awards.

Comedian Ricky Gervais sparked controversy with his mean-spirited humor at the Globes, and reports suggest he has submitted gags for Hathaway and sidekick James Franco at the Oscars.
But the actress has assured film fans and stars alike she won’t be making anyone feel uncomfortable on Sunday night (27Feb11).
She tells The Hollywood Reporter, “If you’re looking for someone to call people out, we’re not your hosts. I think that humor is really difficult to pull off, and I’m not particularly adept at it.
“I am the youngest host in history, and I have no business being cynical or calling anyone out. I certainly haven’t earned the right to do that.”

Charlie Sheen Sits Down For First TV Chat Since Show Scandal

Charlie Sheen has sat down for his first television interview since producers pulled his hit sitcom Two And A Half Men following his public rant against writerChuck Lorre.

The actor’s private and professional life has headed into meltdown since he was hospitalised following a wild night of partying with prostitutes in January.
Production on the show was halted as Sheen began a rehab course at his Los Angeles home. However, he blamed TV bosses for placing the cast and crew on a “forced hiatus” and viciously lashed out against the comedy’s writer Lorre through the press, calling him a “clown” and a “worm”.

The rant led CBS producers to pull Two and a Half Men from TV schedules for the foreseeable future, and now Sheen has given a candid interview to rival network ABC to give his side of the story.

The chat with reporter Andrea Canning for U.S. news show 20/20 will be an hour-long special which will air on Tuesday. Previews of the interview will also be aired on Good Morning America.

Neil Patrick Harris Lands Dream ‘Play Date’ For Twins With Elton’s Tot

Neil Patrick Harris got his dream ‘play date’ for his twins Harper and Gideon –Sir Elton John‘s new baby Zachary.

The How I Met Your Mother Star was one of the first celebrities to congratulate the Rocket Man and partner David Furnish on the arrival of the tot via a surrogate mother in December, and invited the couple to bring little Zachary to play with his newborn children with partner David Burtka.

And Harris got his wish – the legendary rocker arranged the date straight away, and the actor reveals he was impressed by the pair’s parenting skills.

He tells Access Hollywood, “Elton and David came to our house for Zachary’s first play date a couple (of) weeks back. They’re great guys. They’re super great parents. They’re so fiercely involved in their son’s life and it’s really kind of great to watch them interact with him.”

Harris and Burtka welcomed their kids by surrogate in October.

Black Swan Dances Away With Top Prizes At Independent Spirit Awards

Black Swan continued to dance all over its competition at Saturday’s 26th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards after picking up four top honours.

Oscar favourite Natalie Portman, whose portrayal of a troubled and dedicated ballet dancer in the film has won her global acclaim, was named Best Actress, while Black Swan also picked up Best Feature, Best Director for Darren Aronofsky and Best Cinematography.

James Franco’s performance in 127 Hours made him the surprise winner of the Best Actor prize, beating the seemingly unstoppable Colin Firth, who has swept the board for his role in The King’s Speech throughout awards season.

Drama Winter’s Bone, which led the nominations with seven nods, only managed to pick up two honours: Best Supporting Male for John Hawkes and Best Supporting Female for Dale Dickey.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Feature: Black Swan

Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

Best Male Lead: James Franco, 127 Hours

Best Female Lead: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Supporting Male: John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone

Best Supporting Female: Dale Dickey, Winter’s Bone

Best First Feature: Get Low

Best Screenplay: Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right

Best First Screenplay: Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture

Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, Black Swan

Robert Altman Award: Please Give

Best Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Foreign Film: The King’s Speech

John Cassavetes Award: Daddy Longlegs

Acura Someone to Watch Award: Mike Ott, Littlerock

Aveeno Truer Than Fiction Award: Jeff Malmberg, Marwencol

Piaget Producers Award: Anish Savjani, Meek’s Cutoff.

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Video Premiere: Lady Gaga "Born This Way" (Feb 27)

This is the manifesto of Mother Monster…  Watch the world premiere of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”video, right now!

The clip was directed by Nick Knight, along with Lady Gaga, the Haus of Gaga creative team and choreographer Laurieann Gibson.

The pop star confirmed last week that she will unleash another “Born This Way” video as well. The second version, she says, “is a more stripped-down version of the song that will be released on iTunes and also released as an audio file. A portion of the money raised selling the song is actually going to go towards an anti-bully charity.”

Charlie Sheen ‘Shopping Tell-all Tome For $10 Million’

Troubled actor Charlie Sheen has explosive plans to make money now Two and a Half Men  has been pulled – he’s reportedly hunting for a $10 million (£6.2 million) deal to release his memoirs.

The star’s personal and professional life has been crumbling in recent weeks after he was hospitalised following a wild party with hookers.

He started a rehab stint at his Los Angeles home, but couldn’t stay out of trouble – he viciously lashed out at Two and a Half Men writer Chuck Lorre, prompting producers to scrap the sitcom for the rest of the season.
And according to TMZ.com, Sheen has revealed he wants to lift the lid on his eight years on the show in an explosive book – titled When The Laughter Stopped.
He reportedly tells the website he will reveal all about behind-the-scenes events – and wants negotiations with publishers to start at $10 million.