The Oscars

I will do my best to see we win the Oscar, says Rajkummar Rao

Amit Mansur’s Newton has been selected as India’s entry to the Oscars. And its leading man, Rajkummar Rao, is over the moon.<p>“I can feel good things …

Celebrity News (India)

What Are Call Me by Your Name's Oscar Chances? The Outlook Is Excellent

<b>Call Me by Your Name</b> has already impressed film festival audiences since it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and more recently, at …

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Emma Stone Reveals Why She Gave Away Her Oscar

Emma Stone isn’t the type of actor to tout her achievements, even when they’re well-earned. While there are some performers who value the recognition …

Entertainment

Best Picture's rocky ties to Best Actress: Can things change?

If this year’s Oscar cookie crumbles the way most pundits suggest, we could be looking at a resounding reminder that the future (for the Academy, at …

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Why Odds Are Stacked Against 'Newton' -- India's Official Entry To Oscars 2018

The announcement of India’s Oscars submission never comes without cries of disbelief. The Film Federation of India (FII), an autonomous trade body authorized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to select India’s entry for the Oscars, which has neither a fixed set of guidelines nor a …

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L.A. Theater Review: Paul Rudnick’s Oscars Comedy ‘Big Night’

An unforeseen (and inexcusable) off-stage event overshadows the Academy Awards ceremony where a gay actor stands to win his first Oscar.<p>Where to …

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Fox CEO on the possibility of rebooting Wolverine and Logan’s Oscar chances

Now that Hugh Jackman has hung up his claws and called time on his run as Wolverine, 20th Century Fox are faced with the difficult task of whether or …

Comics

What’s next for Amit Masurkar’s ‘Newton’ as it inches towards Oscars 2018?

India has never won the Best Foreign Language film Oscar. After years of running campaigns, do we have a strategy that works?<p>Amit Masurkar’s <i>Newton</i>, …

Best Foreign Language Film

Newton's theme will be relevant to viewers of Oscars: Rajkumar Rai

A still from NewtonThe announcement of India's selection for its official entry to the Oscars is often followed by dissent. As the Film Federation of …

Celebrity News (India)

Jake Gyllenhaal Movies: 12 Greatest Films from ‘October Sky’ to ‘Brokeback Mountain’ to ‘Nightcrawler’ to ‘Stronger’

With this week’s release of the film “Stronger,” <b>Jake Gyllenhaal</b> might be back in the Oscar race for the first time in over a decade. This …

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Newton: Rajkummar Rao-starrer, India's Academy Awards entry gets Rs 1 cr grant from Centre

A day after Amit V Masurkar's black comedy <i>Newton</i> saw its theatrical release and was announced as India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language …

India

Oscars Overhaul and Open Up Foreign Language Voting Process

AMPAS eliminates the color-coded voting groups from past years, and drops its longstanding conflict-of-interest rules in the category<p>In advance of …

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Oscar Announces Changes for Foreign-Film Voting: Now Simpler! (Sort Of.)

Other Oscar changes: Neon will release "I Tonya" December 8," and A24's "Lady Bird" moves up a week, to November 3.<p>As promised, new Academy president …

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Jerry Lewis Excluded All of the Children From His First Marriage From His Will

After obtaining the Last Will and Testament of <b>Jerry Lewis</b>, <i>The Blast</i> discovered that the late comedic actor excluded the six children from his first …

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Emma Stone Displays her Spelling Bee Trophy at Home—Not Her Oscar

Winning an Oscar isn't everything. Just ask Emma Stone, who admitted she prefers to show off her fourth grade spelling bee trophy.<p>In a Thursday interview on <i>Late Night with Seth Meyers</i>, Stone—who won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in <i>La La Land</i>—confessed that she doesn't keep the …

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‘Loveless’: Russia Chooses an Oscar Entry That Criticizes Its Society

Russia's top auteur and harshest critic, Andrey Zvyagintsev, has earned his country's second foreign-language Oscar submission.<p>The question of how …

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Emma Stone and the Tennis Doubles for ‘Battle of the Sexes’

The Oscar winner of ‘La La Land’ and Steve Carell co-star in ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ but its sparkling tennis scenes owe a debt to a pair of hard-working pros<p>Billie Jean King was ecstatic that Hollywood was making a movie about her 1973 “Battle of the Sexes” showdown with Bobby Riggs; ecstatic that …

Emma Stone

Jennifer Lawrence Flips the Middle Finger at Academy Screening of Mother

<b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> is never one to shy away from expressing how she feels.<p>The actress reminded us all of this again on Friday when she flipped the …

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La La Land star Emma Stone reveals she began therapy for anxiety at age seven

<i>La La Land</i> actress Emma Stone has revealed she underwent therapy at the age of seven for severe anxiety and panic attacks.<p>During an appearance on <i>The</i> …

Australian News

Sean Penn to Star in Hulu's Mars Space Drama 'The First'

Move over, Matt Damon – it's time for a new name-brand Hollywood actor to take the stage during a fictional mission to Mars.<p>Sean Penn, who won …

Mars

Newton has been chosen as India's official entry for Oscars' Best Foreign Language Film

Amit V Masurkar's <i>Newton</i> has been selected as India's entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 2017 Oscars. Rajkummar Rao, who plays …

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Why Newton could overrule Murphy’s Law at the Oscars

<b>Mumbai:</b> The announcement of India’s official entry to the Oscars usually results in a blizzard of critical disagreement. But not this year.<p>By the …

India

Oscars: Predicting This Year’s Best Picture Landscape

Getting into the weeds of full-blown “Oscar predictions” four months before the nominations are announced increasingly feels like a waste of time. …

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FIFA announces final nominees for The Best Football Awards

The final nominees for The Best FIFA Football Awards were revealed on Friday at an event in London, with just over a month until the 2017 …

FIFA

Tom Hanks to Star, Be Grumpy Old Man in ‘A Man Called Ove’

Old Man Hanks will star and produce English-language adaptation of hit novel <i>A Man Called Ove.</i><p>You might have heard of the novel <i>A Man Called Ove</i> in …

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Oscars: India Selects 'Newton' for Foreign-Language Category

The political satire premiered at Berlin and revolves around a government clerk sent on election duty in a conflict-ridden area.<p>Political satire …

India

David E. Kelley (‘Big Little Lies’) has now helped 33 actors win Emmys: Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Alexander Skarsgard …

Renowned writer/producer <b>David E. Kelley</b> returned to the Emmys in a big way in 2017. The TV veteran adapted <b>Liane Moriarty</b>‘s “Big Little Lies” novel …

TV

India Sends ‘Newton’ to the Oscars

Amit Masurkar’s sophomore feature “Newton” is India’s entry to the 90th Academy Awards in the foreign-language category. The decision was announced …

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‘America’s Got Talent’ finale: Kelly Clarkson returns to Dolby Theatre stage 15 years after winning ‘American Idol’ [WATCH]

Fifteen years ago, <b>Kelly Clarkson</b> became the first-ever winner of “American Idol” during a star-studded finale that took place at the Dolby Theatre …

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Steve Carell Movies: 12 Greatest Films from ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ to ‘Foxcatcher’ to ‘The Big Short’ to ‘Battle of the Sexes’

<b>Steve Carell</b> is back in the Oscar race with “Battle of the Sexes,” the latest collaboration between the actor and “Little Miss Sunshine” directors</b> …

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