Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Forthcoming Telugu drama "Manam", featuring three generations of actors from the Akkineni clan, will release March 31 worldwide on the occasion of Ugadi, says the film's director Vikram Kumar. "Manam" is the last film of legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who passed away recently. "Nagarjuna sir has zeroed in on the release date. In fact, he has confirmed about the release date at a recent media interaction in Tirupati," Vikram told IANS. More »'Manam' gears up for Ugadi release
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out Oscars, the film industry's top honors, at the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday. Following is a collection of quotes from the show, and from the winners: MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY, WINNER, BEST ACTOR, "DALLAS BUYERS CLUB" "Alright, alright, alright." "First off, I want to thank God, because that's who I look up to. He has shown me that it's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates." ALFONSO CUARON, WINNER, BEST DIRECTOR, "GRAVITY" "Making a film can be a transformative experience ... for many of us involved in this film, it was definitely a transformative experience. For a lot of people that transformation was wisdom, for me it was just the color of my hair." CATE BLANCHETT, WINNER, BEST ACTRESS, "BLUE JASMINE" "As random and subjective as this award is, it means a great deal in a year of, yet again, extraordinary performances by women. More »FACTBOX - Key quotes from the 2014 Oscars
By Ronald Grover and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Historical drama "12 Years a Slave" was awarded the top prize at Sunday night's Academy Awards show, claiming the Oscar for best picture and boosting the revenue its distributor Fox Searchlight can expect from added theater and home entertainment sales. "12 Years a Slave" won a total of three Oscars, including for Lupita Nyong'o for best supporting actress. "Gravity," distributed by Time Warner Inc's Warner Bros., was the night's big winner with seven Oscars, including one for Alfonso Cuaron as best director. "Dallas Buyer's Club," which was distributed by Comcast Corp's Focus Features studio, won three Oscars, including Matthew McConaughey for best actor and Jared Leto for best supporting actor. More »'12 Years' Oscar a golden ticket for box office, DVD sales
By Lisa Baertlein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Is this the year the "selfie" stole the Oscars? A self-portrait of host Ellen DeGeneres and stars including Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper taken during Hollywood's annual Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday quickly became the most shared photo ever on Twitter. "We got an email from Twitter and we crashed and broke Twitter. We have made history," DeGeneres said shortly after access to the social media site was disrupted due to sharing of her star-studded picture. More »Ellen DeGeneres' Oscar 'selfie' crashes Twitter, breaks record
Revathy and Shiv Kumar Subramaniam play the part as Ananya’s parents while Amrita Singh and Ronit Roy as Krish’s parents and they seem to be perfectly cast. In 2 States, she plays Ananya, a management graduate in love with a Punjabi boy. The scenes between Amrita Singh and Revathy are hilarious, especially the dinning table scene at the end of the trailer. More »Trailer Review: 2 States – Cute And Refreshing
Chennai, March 3 (IANS) Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman says he agreed to compose music for upcoming Tamil period-drama "Kaaviya Thalaivan" because it gave him the scope to innovate with folk music like never before. "I haven't got the opportunity to compose folk music for films very often. This project gave me the freedom to innovate with that genre of music. I had to forego a Hollywood project to take out time for this film to compose twenty songs," Rahman told IANS. More »'Kaaviya...' gave me freedom to innovate with folk music: Rahman
Washington, Mar. 3 (ANI): Spike Jonze has won Best Original Screenplay for 'Her' at the 2014 Academy Awards. More »Spike Jonze grabs best original screenplay for 'Her'
London, March 3 (ANI): Kristin Davis, who played socialite Charlotte York in 'Sex and the City' for almost a decade, has revealed that she feels guilty for encouraging women to wear high heels. More »SATC star Kristin Davis feels guilty for encouraging women to wear heels
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Ellen DeGeneres, who is hosting the 86th Annual Academy Awards, made fun of many Oscar nominees, including Jennifer Lawrence and veteran actor Bruce Dern, in her opening monologue. While talking to Lawrence, who had fallen at the 2013 Oscars while going on stage to accept her best actress trophy for 'Silver Linings Playbook', the comedian said that if the latter wins the best supporting actress for 'American Hustle', the award should be brought to her, People Magazine reported. DeGeneres told veteran actress Liza Minnelli that she was the best impersonator of herself and called her sir. More »Ellen DeGeneres pokes fun at Oscar nominees in opening monologue
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Steve McQueen-helmed '12 Years a Slave' has won the best picture trophy at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. More »'12 Years a Slave' wins 'Best Picture' Oscar
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Ellen DeGeneres has broken President Obama's record for most Twitter retweets with her Oscar selfie, that features the likes of Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Kevin Spacey, in less than an hour. More »Ellen DeGeneres' star-studded Oscar selfie breaks Obama's retweet record
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Matthew McConaughey has been awarded the 'Outstanding Lead Actor' Oscar for 'Dallas Buyers Club'. More »Matthew McConaughey wins Oscar for Lead Actor
Washington, Mar.3 (ANI): Alfonso Cuaron has won the Oscar for the best director for 'Gravity'. More »Alfonso Cuaron wins best director Oscar for 'Gravity'
New York, March 3 (ANI): Katie Holmes has ended her five-year partnership with stylist Jeanne Yang in their fashion line 'Holmes and Yang'. Sources revealed that the former wife of Tom Cruise ended the deal on the eve of the Oscars due to an "interpersonal conflict" which has soured things between them, the New York Post reported. Sources added that line, which was launched in 2009, was also having difficulty because its creators live on different coasts and reports suggested that Yang was leaking information about Holmes and Cruise following their divorce. More »Katie Holmes ends partnership with stylist Jeanne Yang
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out the 86th Academy Awards, or Oscars, at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre on Sunday for the best movies, performances, directing, writing and other achievements in film in 2013. Following is a list of winners in leading categories. ... More »FACTBOX - List of key Oscar winners
By Brian Ellsworth CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's political opposition reveled in cautious messages of solidarity from movie stars at Sunday's Academy Awards after an intense Twitter campaign calling on Hollywood's top actors to boost the profile of anti-government protests. Critics of President Nicolas Maduro cheered comments by Jared Leto during his acceptance speech for best supporting actor, as well as tweets from Kevin Spacey and Forest Whitaker on the right to demonstrate. "To all the dreamers out there around the world watching this tonight, in places like the Ukraine and Venezuela, I want to say 'we are here'," Leto said. More »Venezuela opposition revels in expressions of support at Oscars
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Matthew McConaughey won the Oscar for best actor on Sunday for his role in "Dallas Buyers Club" as a homophobic, rodeo-loving Texan who contracts AIDS and becomes an unlikely savior for gay patients and drug addicts desperate for treatment. The win is the first Academy Award for McConaughey, once known primarily as a handsome leading man in romantic comedies. In "Dallas Buyers Club," the actor lost some 50 pounds (23 kg) to play real-life crusader Ron Woodroof, a cowboy who fought the government for access to AIDS medicines in the 1980s. ... More »Matthew McConaughey wins best actor for 'Dallas Buyers Club'
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Oscar for best director on Sunday for the space thriller "Gravity" in which an astronaut fights for survival after being cut loose from her space shuttle. It was the first Academy Award for Cuaron, 52, whose film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney mixed dazzling special effects, suspense and human drama. (Reporting by Tim Reid; Editing by Sandra Maler) More »Alfonso Cuaron wins Oscar as best director for 'Gravity'
Washington, March 3 (ANI): John Ridley has been awarded the 'Best Adapted Screenplay' Oscar for '12 Years a Slave'. More »John Ridley wins Best Adapted Screenplay for '12 Years a Slave'
London, March 3 (ANI): Will Smith and his son Jayden have been awarded the 'Worst Screen Combo' at the annual Razzie awards for their sci-fi film 'After Earth'. More »Will Smith-Jayden win 'Worst Screen Combo' Razzie for 'After Earth'
Washington, Mar.3 (ANI): Jennifer Lawrence once again managed to garner eyeballs with a diamond neck piece worn backwards at the Oscars. More »J-Law wears $2mln diamond necklace backwards at Oscar's red carpet again
Washington, March 3 (ANI): Lupita Nyong'o has revealed that she feels dazed after winning the Oscar for role in '12 Years A Slave' at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. She said that director Steve McQueen has really honored many people, who suffered a long time, and their spirits, through this film. Nyongo'o added that she feels like "Willy Wonka in the chocolate factory" after receiving the award. More »Lupita Nyongo'o feels 'dazed' post Oscar win