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  1. An insight from Oscar winner

    Posted Mar 14th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun, additional reporting by Clara Mak Besides The Departed and Curse of the Golden Flower, the other local connection to this year's Academy Awards is Hong Kong-born filmmaker Ruby Yang (below), who won the best documentary short prize f ...

  2. Going for gold at the Oscars

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The moment which everyone is looking forward to has finally arrived- the Oscars will be announced on Monday. YP film critic Lau Kit-wai looks at the contenders (the ones with a star ... attorney and Matt Dillon as a police officer. Best Director Ang Lee: All eyes are on Lee (left) to see if he will become the first Chinese director to win an Oscar. He was named best director ...

  3. Saddle up for the cowboy Oscars

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott tips Ang Lee's film to win at least two major gongs The curse of Hong Kong television has been lifted. TVB has wisely been allowed to screen this year's Oscars bash in its entirety- after rumours that the show would be cut short had some recalling the dark old days when local broadcasters thought nothing of ending soccer matches as they went into penalty ...

  4. Academy Awards

    Posted Mar 05th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Compiled by Paul Kay 1 Citizen Kane won only one Oscar. In which category was it? 2 Between 1939 and 1966, the award for best cinematography was split into which two categories? 3 Which of the following actors have not won a best director Oscar: a) Kevin Costner b) Mel Gibson c) Dennis Hopper? 4 What rare Oscars feat was achieved by the films As Good As it Gets, Coming Home and On Golden ...

  5. Film studies: Time trials

    Posted Feb 21st 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... was to launch the film today, three days before this year's Academy Awards ceremony. The Diving Bell was nominated for four Oscars, and the noise created in Los Angeles would assure publicity that would boost the film's box office receipts. But the Oscars would eventually prove to be the undoing of Deltamac's strategy: The Diving Bell was forced out of its original slot when ...

  6. Elton's dark comedy of Mall Murderers also rocking HK

    Posted May 07th 2008, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... and opens on the night of the Oscars.' The director- whose films are of the Quentin Tarantino ilk- wins an Oscar for a mega-violent movie that inspired two young punks to murder people in malls and other public places and become known as the Mall Murderers. The night after the Oscars, the killers visit the director and his family at home and the blood begins to flow. Elton, famous ...

  7. The Film: The Third Man

    Posted Aug 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... This undisputable classic is a story of social, economic, and moral corruption set in war-torn Vienna. The 1949 masterpiece scooped the Grand Prize at that year's Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar for best cinematography in 1951. It features a stellar cast including Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles and Trevor Howard. Aug 10, 2pm; Aug 29, 5.30pm. HK Arts Centre, Lim Por Yen ...

  8. Film Focus

    Posted Feb 04th 2007, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Paul Kay With the awards season in full swing, all eyes in the movie world are turning towards Oscar night, which takes place at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles on February 25. To get you in the mood for Hollywood's annual self-congratulatory love-in, check out TCM this month: the channel is showing some of the best films to win or be nominated for an award in the Oscars ...

  9. This Means War (Film)

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung This week, I stumbled upon an amazing fact: the combined estimated budgets of The Artist, The Descendants and Midnight in Paris, three films nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, add up to a meagre US$52 million- conservative by Hollywood standards. Now get this: the McG-directed romp This Means War comes in at a whopping US$70 million. In fact, out of all the Best ...

  10. An awfully British affair

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan Though often seen as the British equivalent to the Oscars, the British Academy of Film and Television arts (Bafta) Awards differ in many things, most notably taste. In 1997, for example, Titanic was nominated for a record-tying 14 Oscars, and won 11. But despite the film's 10 Bafta nods, including Best Film and Best Director, nobody took a Bafta mask home. The Bafta ...




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