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  1. Paralympics must pave way to more respect

    Posted Sep 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... watched the Paralympics on television. They could only have been impressed by the performances of their countrymen and women and feats of South Africa's sprint sensation Oscar Pistorius ...

  2. In search of a starring role for social justice

    Posted Jun 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an Academy Award in 2007, the Beijing-based filmmaker was astonished by the award's impact. 'It was [...] the first film that I ever submitted for an Oscar,' Yang said. 'At that time we thought, 'maybe it will give the film a publicity boost'. But it had a very surprising result- the Oscar shone a big light on the subject matter as it was the first time ...

  3. E.M. Forster: A New Life

    Posted Mar 27th 2011, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... at the age of 37. Forster was probably wise to keep his homosexuality quiet. This level of discretion was alien to Oscar Wilde, who Moffat reminds us was convicted in 1895 under a law that made ...

  4. J. Edgar

    Posted Jan 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with an Oscar-nominated script of the biopic of the gay politician Harvey Milk. The end-product, however, lacks the spark that could have emerged from this collaboration. While the film does address the major ...

  5. How can loving someone be wrong?

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's a shame it didn't win an Oscar for best picture- but it did pick up three Oscars, including best director for Ang Lee. Kate, Editor ...

  6. Award winner focuses on charity

    Posted Feb 07th 2005, 12:00am by Flora Wu

    ... Flora Wu The 1/5 Bar in Star Street will hold a charity screening of the documentary Born into Brothels on February 17 at 6.45pm. It's a film that was made with the help of seven Calcutta children with 35mm cameras, and has already won the Sundance Festival Audience Award and is nominated for the Best Documentary Feature at the Oscars. Organisers hope to raise enough funds ...

  7. Star ecstatic at Emmy nomination

    Posted Oct 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com A joint television production by RTHK and the Social Welfare Department has won a nomination for television's version of the Oscars. Athena Chu Yan has been put forward for best actress in a category of the 39th International Emmy Awards for her role as a wheelchair-bound girl in the television series A Wall-less World. 'I am so ...

  8. Survey aims to assess huge changes in travel behaviour

    Posted Aug 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... an online version of the survey, we strongly encourage the selected residents to opt for our face-to-face interview,' MOV operation manager Oscar Ng said. Officials said the data will serve ...

  9. Beloved pets left out in cold by insurers

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... really wants is for Oscar, his five-year-old Samoyed. Unlike other countries where pet owners can buy insurance at the local vet or the supermarket, Wong has found it extremely difficult to buy insurance for Oscar. 'My agent calls me all the time to sell me all types of insurance- for my wife, my two sons- but he could not find any insurance for my dog,' Wong said. 'I want ...

  10. Building a city's social capital

    Posted Mar 05th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Andrew Sheng What have the problems in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt got in common with the Oscars? The answer is Facebook and The Social Network. The latter is the name of the film about the founding of Facebook that won three Oscars. The Egyptian protesters learned how to connect through Facebook, then learned the techniques of social organisation from Serbs who succeeded ...




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