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  1. Q. So, you think you know Oscar...

    Posted Feb 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 1. Who is MC for this year's ceremony? 2. Name the oldest Oscar winner? 3. Which film won last year's best picture? 4. Which actor has the most Oscar nominations without a win? 5. Anthony Hopkins (far right) based his Oscar-winning portrayal of Hannibal Lecter (right) in The Silence of the Lambs on which British comedian? 6. Three actors have starred in the best ...

  2. Jet to join the ranks of Oscar judges

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to help decide Oscar nominees and winners, the Academy's website, www.oscars.org, has announced. Li, 45, a former martial arts champion, who has starred in Chinese-language action films ... include Juno writer Diablo Cody, Sergei Bodrov, writer and director of Mongol, and Marion Cotillard, winner of this year's Oscar for best actress in La Vie en rose. Academy president Sid ...

  3. Fantasy fulfilled

    Posted Nov 29th 2009, 12:00am by Sunny Tse

    ... holds the joint record for most Oscars won- the director has tested the limits of movie-making technology with the futuristic thriller he conceived nearly 15 years ago. Inspired by, as Cameron ... and post-production houses in the business was brought in to help. The Oscar-winning Weta Digital earned major recognition for their out-of-this-world achievements: creating Middle Earth for the Lord ...

  4. The Hours

    Posted Jul 06th 2003, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Oscar to Chicago may well remain one of film history's great unsolved mysteries, right up there with Rocky's win in 1976 over a field that boasted All The President's Men, Network ... Kidman, who won an Oscar for her efforts, and pictured right with Stephen Dillane who plays Woolf's husband). We have her story, as she struggles to write the novel Mrs Dalloway; ...

  5. And the ticket goes to...

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Cars and bikes may not win any Oscars on Monday, but bad driving has revved stars on the road to fame, writes Post film editor Mathew Scott Funny how often the reel world reflects the real ... rule applies. They simply have to dabble. Long before Steven Spielberg picked up his Oscar for Schindler's List (1993), he had Dennis Weaver tooling down the freeway trying to escape a mad ...

  6. Martial arts epic in race for Golden Globe award

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The martial arts epic House of Flying Daggers has been nominated for best foreign film at next year's Golden Globe Awards, putting it on track to repeat the Oscar success of Crouching ... and best director at the 2001 Golden Globe Awards before taking four Oscars. The winners will be announced on January 16. ...

  7. Three sides of kingsley

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was a man of immense talent. Full of steely, understated strength, it's little wonder that director Richard Attenborough wanted Kingsley alone. When it came to the Oscars, the result was never ... reduces those around him to simpering wimps- no mean feat when you consider that one is hardman Ray Winstone. Only on his demise can everyone involved- audience included- can breathe easily. Oscar ...

  8. Master in command

    Posted Feb 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Peter Weir's new seafaring epic is making waves at the box office... and looks set to impress at this year's Oscars. Mathew Scott talks boats and books with the much-admired ... the 13 films in his file, his directing has been rewarded with an Oscar nomination three times, while his films have consistently wowed critics and cinema-goers the world over. The latest ...

  9. From the vault: 1956

    Posted May 11th 2008, 12:00am by Peter Walbrook

    ... at the 1957 Academy Awards. Among the nominees were Federico Fellini's La Strada and the classic Ealing comedy, The Ladykillers. But the Oscar went to neither. Instead, it was given to The Red Balloon, a 34-minute French film containing virtually no dialogue and still today the only short film ever to have won an Oscar outside of the short-film category. It also won a Golden Palm ...

  10. Ordinary people

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... James Mottram With the awards season well under way in Hollywood, this year the nominations so far point to more than just who might walk away with the Oscar for best picture come ... significant. Of course, you might argue this is nothing new: in 1993, Tom Hanks won an Oscar for Philadelphia, for his role of a gay lawyer who contracts Aids; in 2005 Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger ...




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