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Slumdog Millionaire Strikes Lucky At Academy Awards

Slumdog Millionaire has dominated the 81st annual Oscars, with eight awards including best picture.Danny Boyle's Mumbai-set drama, which tells of a boy from the slums appearing on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be...

By on 23 February 2009

Oscar Glory For Best Actress Kate Winslet

British star Kate Winslet has won the best actress Oscar for Holocaust drama The Reader.Nominated for an Academy award for the sixth time, the 33-year-old finally claimed a statuette at the Kodak Theatre in Los...

By on 23 February 2009

Slumdog's Danny Boyle Wins Best Director Oscar

Danny Boyle has won the best director Oscar for Slumdog Millionaire at the 81st Academy awards.The Trainspotting helmer followed his Bafta and Golden Globe awards with his first Oscar at the Kodak Theatre in Los...

By on 23 February 2009

Rourke Struggling To Escape Conflict

MICKEY ROURKE is determined to shed his hardman reputation - but confesses he still struggles to walk away from a fight. The actor has had well documented run-ins with police, and spent years in the Hollywood...

Watts: 'Give Ledger The Oscar'

HEATH LEDGER's ex-girlfriend NAOMI WATTS is urging Academy Awards bosses to recognise the late actor's talents by honouring him with a posthumous Oscar on Sunday (22Feb09) night. The King Kong star, who is now dating actor...

Rourke Fears Missing Out On Oscar

MICKEY ROURKE fears he will miss out on the Best Actor prize at the upcoming Academy Awards (22Feb09) - as payback for his troubled past relationships with Hollywood movie executives. The actor has made a triumphant...

Ledger's Dad: 'Oscar Win Will Be Bittersweet'

HEATH LEDGER's father KIM has hinted he will accept the late star's Best Supporting Actor Oscar if he wins at the event on Sunday (22Feb08) - but admits collecting the honour will be "bittersweet". Ledger was...

Ledger's Daughter To Be Awarded Oscar Statuette

Late actor HEATH LEDGER's three-year-old daughter MATILDA will become the proud owner of her dad's Oscar statuette on Sunday (22Feb09), if he wins a posthumous award. Ledger is nominated for his supporting role as the Joker...

Bolt Is Top Dog At U.k. Box Office

Animated Disney film BOLT has raced to the top of the U.K. box office chart, ousting THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON from the number one slot. The movie, featuring the voices of John Travolta and...

Kapoor: 'Slumdog Success Is Down To The Recession'

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star ANIL KAPOOR believes the hit movie's incredible success is down to the global economic crisis. The Bollywood superstar, who plays game show host Prem Kumar in Danny Boyle's movie, believes the film offers...

Jackman Tips Ledger For Oscar Success

Oscars host HUGH JACKMAN is praying late actor HEATH LEDGER walks away with a posthumous Academy Award - because the honour would be "fitting" to the star's memory. Ledger, who died from an accidental drug overdose...

Kapoor: Slumdog Millionaire Is What The World Needs

Anil Kapoor has put the success of Slumdog Millionaire down to a public desire for a break from depressing news stories.As well as earning multiple Golden Globes and Baftas, Danny Boyle's film has enjoyed a...

By on 16 February 2009

Anil Kapoor: We Are Humbled By Slumdog Success

Slumdog Millionaire star Anil Kapoor says the cast and crew of the Oscar favourite are stunned by the success of the film.The Mumbai-set drama won seven awards at last weekend's Bafta ceremony as well as...

By on 15 February 2009

Wallace And Gromit Creator's Award Accident

The creator of BAFTA-award winning animation WALLACE AND GROMIT is having to send his trophy away to be repaired - he broke the gong as soon as he was presented with it on Sunday (08Feb09)...

Winslet Feared The Reader Role Was Beyond Her

KATE WINSLET feared she lacked the acting "chops" to pull off her Oscar-nominated roll in THE READER. The British actress has won critical acclaim for her portrayal of a Nazi concentration camp guard who has an...

Winslet's Dressing Up Thrill

KATE WINSLET loves dressing up for awards shows, because she was so chubby as a child she had to wear altered hand-me-downs. The actress is this year's Hollywood golden girl; she has already picked up Golden...

Stone Sets Sights On Slumdog Star Patel

SHARON STONE is on the lookout for a new toyboy - the Hollywood actress made a play for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star DEV PATEL at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on...

Pinto And Rourke Land Elle Style Award Honours

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star FREIDA PINTO has continued the hit movie's winning streak, winning a Best Actress prize at the Elle Style Awards.The drama scooped seven British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on...

Jolie-pitt Children Disturb Hotel Guests

BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE's children wreaked havoc at a top London hotel as their Hollywood parents enjoyed a glitzy night out at Sunday (08Feb09) night's British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.The...

Kate Winslet Beats Self To Claim Best Actress

British actress Kate Winslet was named best actress at the Bafta film awards on Sunday, having been nominated twice for the prize.The 33-year-old Golden Globe winner took the accolade for her turn in The Reader,...

By on 09 February 2009

Gilliam: 'Ledger Deserved More Awards'

Director TERRY GILLIAM has paid tribute to late actor HEATH LEDGER, insisting the star deserved more industry recognition when he was alive.Ledger was part way through shooting a role in Gilliam's latest project, The Imaginarium...

Gilliam 'Embarrassed' By Fellowship Honour

Director TERRY GILLIAM was embarrassed to step on stage to accept his Fellowship award at Sunday (08Feb09) night's British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards - because he fears it signals the end...

Rourke's Racy Acceptance Speech

MICKEY ROURKE turned the air blue at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards as he credited THE WRESTLER director DARREN ARONOFSKY with rescuing his career.Rourke won the prestigious Leading Actor gong...

Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps Baftas With Seven Awards

Slumdog Millionaire has swept the board at the Bafta film awards with seven prizes, including best film.Danny Boyle was named best director for the Mumbai-set film - a Golden Globe winner four times over -...

By on 09 February 2009

Ledger Wins Posthumous Bafta Award

HEATH LEDGER has been honoured with another major nod following his tragic death last year (08) - a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) gong for his role in BATMAN movie THE DARK...

Winslet Dedicates Bafta To Late Producers

Actress KATE WINSLET fought back tears as she accepted her Best Actress gong for THE READER at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) Awards, dedicating the honour to the movie's late producers...

Slumdog Sweeps The Board At Baftas

Oscar favourite SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE stole the show at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards - scooping six gongs including Best Film and Best Director for DANNY BOYLE.Brad Pitt's movie The Curious...

Winslet, Pitt And Jolie Arrive For Bafta Ceremony

Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among the nominees attending this evening's British Academy Film awards.Winslet, 33, is nominated twice in the best actress category, for her performances in Revolutionary Road and The...

By on 08 February 2009

Winslet, Pitt And Jolie Expected At Bafta Ceremony

Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among the nominees expected to attend this evening's British Academy Film awards.Winslet, 33, is nominated twice in the best actress category, for her performances in Revolutionary Road...

By on 08 February 2009

Writers Guild Award Adds To Slumdog Trophy Haul

Slumdog Millionaire has continued its run of awards season success after claiming the Writers Guild of America's (WGA) best adapted screenplay prize.Danny Boyle's film, nominated for ten Oscars, has now earned major awards from the...

By on 08 February 2009

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