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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Oscar Nominations 2013


Here is the information about official nomications for Oscars 2013 (Academy Awards nominations)
Lincoln and Life of Pi are most noticible entries,while Skyfall and Batman's movie (The dark knight rises) do not figure in.

Best Picture:
Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor in a Leading Role:
Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Hugh Jackman, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington

Best Actress in a Leading Role:
Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Emmanuelle Riva, Quvenzhané Wallis, Naomi Watts

Best Director:
Amour (Michael Haneke), Beasts of the Southern Wild (Benh Zeitlin), Life of Pi (Ang Lee), Silver Linings Playbook (David O. Russell), Lincoln (Steven Spielberg)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Forthcoming Hollywood Blockbusters of 2012


2012 has been lined up with amazing blockbusters, one after the other. The most anticipated titles to grace the screens this year are:

1) Battleship: sure, it's one of those invasion movies again, but this one has Peter Berg in the Director's chair. Plus, the refreshing change is that the invasion takes place at sea. Even the cast's pretty explosive with Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard and wait for it... Rihanna. So, let's hope our hopes are not dashed and this turns out to be a good one!

2) The Dark Knight Rises: well, Christopher Nolan has proved that making a comic book movie and then making a sequel on it, and on top of that, making it even more palatable, is possible. Here's the third edition of the Nolan series. He's roped in Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, along with getting his regular cast of Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman and Michael Caine, back. God knows I'll be standing in the line for a long time to get a ticket to this baby!

3) The Hobbit: yes, The Hobbit is finally happening. Peter Jackson finally got the right mix of no-loggerheads and no-low budget to make this film hit theatres almost after nine years, since the release of Lord of The Rings: Return of The King. Peter Jackson got many of the original people of LOTR fame to make this movie. This is sure to be a big one! Plus, another Hobbit film will release next year. Long live Peter Jackson!

And this is just the icing on the cake. There are so many more great titles on the way, we are sure to have our weeknights booked!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

World's Most Costly Movies - Hollywood

List of most expensive films, with reference from IMDB, wikipedia and other sources.
The Oscar winners are mostly out of this but not a compulsory requirement to spend as much ;)

The films having such a huge budget and released across the globe including US, Europe and Asia, have recovered the spent movie investment amount in quite a short period.

Rank:1
Movie Name:Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Year of Making: 2007
Cost of Making: $300m

Rank:2
Movie Name:Spider-Man 3
Year of Making: 2007
Cost of Making:$258m

Rank:3
Movie Name:Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Year of Making: 2009
Cost of Making:$250m

Rank:4
Movie Name:Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Year of Making: 2006
Cost of Making:$225m

Rank:5
Movie Name:X-Men: The Last Stand
Year of Making: 2006
Cost of Making:$210m

Rank:6
Movie Name:Superman Returns
Year of Making: 2006
Cost of Making:$209m

Rank:7
Movie Name:King Kong
Year of Making: 2005
Cost of Making:$207m

Rank:8
Movie Name:The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
Year of Making: 2008
Cost of Making:$200m

Rank:9
Movie Name:Quantum of Solace
Year of Making: 2008
Cost of Making:$200m

Rank:10
Movie Name:Spider-Man 2
Year of Making: 2004
Cost of Making:$200m

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Academy Awards : Oscars :complete list of nominees and the winners

Slumdog millionaire sweeped the academy awards of 2009 with as much as 8 Oscars to its name including that of Best Picture and Music by A.R. Rahman who got two statues.

The less known thing is another entrant with no buzz at all "Smile Pinki", the tale of a Uttar Pradesh (State of India) girl and her fight against the social stigma of a cleft-lip, won the Oscar award for Best Documentary - Short Subject category.

Here is a complete list of nominees and the winners marked in red color.

Best Picture

# 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

# 'Frost/Nixon'

# 'Milk'

# 'The Reader'

# 'Slumdog Millionaire'

Best Director
# Danny Boyle 'Slumdog Millionaire'

# Stephen Daldry 'The Reader'

# David Fincher 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

# Ron Howard 'Frost/Nixon'

# Gus Van Sant 'Milk'

Best Actor
# Richard Jenkins 'The Visitor'

# Frank Langella 'Frost/Nixon'

# Sean Penn 'Milk'

# Brad Pitt 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

# Mickey Rourke 'The Wrestler'

Best Actress
# Anne Hathaway 'Rachel Getting Married'

# Angelina Jolie 'Changeling'

# Melissa Leo 'Frozen River'

# Meryl Streep 'Doubt'

# Kate Winslet 'The Reader'


Best Supporting Actor
# Josh Brolin 'Milk'

# Robert Downey Jr. 'Tropic Thunder'

# Philip Seymour Hoffman 'Doubt'

# Heath Ledger 'The Dark Knight'

# Michael Shannon 'Revolutionary Road'

Best Supporting Actress
# Amy Adams 'Doubt'

# Penelope Cruz 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'

# Viola Davis 'Doubt'

# Taraji P. Henson 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

# Marisa Tomei 'The Wrestler'

Best Animated Feature Film
# 'Bolt'

# 'Kung Fu Panda'

# 'Wall-E'

Best Foreign Film
# 'The Baader Meinhof Complex'
Germany

# 'The Class'
France

# 'Departures'
Japan

# 'Revanche'
Austria

# 'Waltz With Bashir'
Israel

Best Original Screenplay
# 'Milk'
Dustin Lance Black

# 'Frozen River'
Courtney Hunt

# 'Happy Go Lucky'
Mike Leigh

# 'In Bruges'
Martin McDonagh

# 'Wall-E'
Andrew Stanton, Jim Reardon, Pete Docter

Best Adapted Screenplay
# 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
Eric Roth, Robin Swicord

# 'Doubt'
John Patrick Shanley

# 'Frost/ Nixon'
Peter Morgan

# 'The Reader'
David Hare

# 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Simon Beaufoy

Best Documentary Feature
# 'The Betrayal (Nerakhoon)'

# 'Encounters at the End of the World'

# 'The Garden'

# 'Man on Wire'

# 'Trouble the Water'

Best Original Score
# 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'

# 'Defiance'

# 'Milk'

# 'Slumdog Millionaire'

# 'WALL-E'

Best Original Song
# 'Down to Earth'
'WALL-E'

# 'Jai Ho'
'Slumdog Millionaire'

# 'O Saya'
'Slumdog Millionaire'

Best Film Editing
# 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
Kirk Baxter, Angus Wall

# 'The Dark Knight'
Lee Smith

# 'Frost/Nixon'
Mike Hill, Dan Hanley

# 'Milk'
Elliot Graham

# 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Chris Dickens

Best Documentary - Short Subject
#'The Conscience of Nhem En'

#'The Final Inch'

#'Smile Pinki'

#'The Witness - From the Balcony of Room 306'

Best Cinematography
# 'Changeling'
Tom Stern

# 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
Claudio Miranda

# 'The Dark Knight'
Wally Pfister

# 'The Reader'
Chris Menges, Roger Deakins

# 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Anthony Dod Mantle

Best Costume Design
# 'Australia'
Catherine Martin

# 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
Jacqueline West

# 'The Duchess'
Michael O'Connor

# 'Milk'
Danny Glicker

# 'Revolutionary Road'
Albert Wolsky

Best Sound Mixing
# 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce, Mark Weingarten

# 'The Dark Knight'
Lora Hirschberg, Gary Rizzo, Ed Novick

# 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty

# 'WALL-E'
Tom Myers, Michael Semanick, Ben Burtt

# 'Wanted'
Chris Jenkins, Frank A. Montaño, Petr Forejt

Best Sound Editing
# 'The Dark Knight'
Richard King

# 'Iron Man'
Frank Eulner, Christopher Boyes

# 'Slumdog Millionaire'
Tom Sayers

# 'WALL-E'
Ben Burtt, Matthew Wood

# 'Wanted'
Wylie Stateman

Best Live Action Short Film
# 'Auf der Strecke (On the Line)'

# 'Manon on the Asphalt'

# 'New Boy'

# 'The Pig'

# 'Spielzeugland (Toyland)'

Best Animated Short Film
#'La Maison de Petits Cubes'

#'Lavatory - Lovestory'

#'Oktapodi'

#'Presto'

#'This Way Up'

Best Makeup
# 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
Greg Cannom

# 'The Dark Knight'
John Caglione, Jr., Conor O'Sullivan

# 'Hellboy II: The Golden Army'
Mike Elizalde, Thom Flout

Best Art Direction
# 'Changeling'
James J. Murakami, Gary Fettis

# 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
Donald Graham Burt, Victor J. Zolfo

# 'The Dark Knight'
Nathan Crowley, Peter Lando

# 'The Duchess'
Michael Carlin, Rebecca Alleway

# 'Revolutionary Road'
Kristi Zea, Debra Schutt

Best Visual Effects
# 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'
Eric Barba, Steve Preeg, Burt Dalton, Craig Barron

# 'The Dark Knight'
Nick Davis, Chris Corbould, Tim Webber, Paul Franklin

# 'Iron Man'
John Nelson, Ben Snow, Dan Sudick, Shane Mahan

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Oscar Nominations : Rahman making India proud

A.R. Rahman has been nominated 3 times for Oscars in original music category , Jai ho...

IBNLive has a detailed report here:

Danny Boyle's Golden Globe winning Slumdog Millionaire - a story based in Mumbai slums - has been nominated in 10 categories for the Academy Awards to be held on February 22, 2009. Slumdog has been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), Best Picture, Best Original Score (A R Rahman), Best Song (One each for Jai Ho and O Saya), Best editing, Best Sound Mixing (Resul Pookutty), Best Sound Editing (Resul Pookutty), Best Cinematography and Best Director (Danny Boyle) at the Oscars.

Yes, this is a great platform to show the music talent and also the intelligence that Indian's possess.
Hope the movie and individuals win all...

Monday, January 12, 2009

The Golden Globe Awards Winners 2009

Here is the latest official worldwide award winners list of The Golden Globe.
First time India's genious music director A. R. Rahman has outperformed among other actors for Slumdog Millionaire

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Steven Spielberg

Best Motion Picture - Drama
Slumdog Millionaire
Fox Searchlight Pictures and Warner Bros.; Fox Searchlight Pictures and Warner Bros.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Kate Winslet – Revolutionary Road

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Mickey Rourke – The Wrestler

Best Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Mediapro; The Weinstein Company

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Sally Hawkins – Happy-Go-Lucky

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical Or Comedy
Colin Farrell – In Bruges

Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Kate Winslet – The Reader

Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight

Best Animated Feature Film
Wall-E
Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Best Foreign Language Film
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)
The Country of Israel
Bridgit Folman Film Gang/Les Films D'Ici/Razor Films/Arte France/ITVS International; Sony Pictures Classics

Best Director - Motion Picture
Danny Boyle – Slumdog Millionaire

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Slumdog Millionaire
Written by Simon Beaufoy

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Slumdog Millionaire
Composed by A. R. Rahman

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"The Wrestler" – The Wrestler
Music & Lyrics By: Bruce Springsteen

Best Television Series - Drama
Mad Men (AMC)
Lionsgate

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama
Anna Paquin – True Blood (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Drama
Gabriel Byrne – In Treatment (HBO)

Best Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
30 Rock (NBC)
Universal Media Studios in association with Broadway Video and Little Stranger Inc

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
Tina Fey – 30 Rock (NBC)

Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series - Musical Or Comedy
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock (NBC)

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television
John Adams (HBO)
Playtone in association with HBO Films

Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Linney – John Adams (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Paul Giamatti – John Adams (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Dern – Recount (HBO)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Tom Wilkinson – John Adams (HBO)

Source: Golden Globe Awards 2009