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  1. Honourable roles for HK at the Oscars

    Posted Feb 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Oscars are well known for their glitz and glamour. There was certainly no shortage of either at yesterday's ceremony. But the awards for documentaries are different. By taking on uncomfortable and disturbing subjects in real life, they represent a triumph of grit. This year's winners are no exceptions. The Blood of Yingzhou District, which won the Oscar for the best ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Learning a lesson from the Oscars

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

    ... of an international pharmaceutical company leads to her murder. There was no such message in the best actor and actress Oscars, but they nonetheless had sober tones, being portrayals of real people: writer ...

  4. The Oscars are in need of fresh take

    Posted Mar 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in animated features, smaller-budget productions and quirky writer-driven films, the academy's annual Oscars show continues to lavish honours on safe bets. This year's top awards went quite ... apparently too much of a Hollywood outsider. At the Oscars, risk-taking films are often ignored or given minor recognition, such as this year's best screenplay adaption award for Sideways. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. California Suite

    Posted May 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simon's California Suite which, although a Broadway hit in 1976/77, is better known for the 1978 film, with an all star cast which included British actress Maggie Smith who won an Oscar for her performance as an actress who fails to win an Oscar. 'I've never seen it as a play but I saw it as a movie and thought it was very funny,' says Moore. 'It's about ...

  7. A subtle champion

    Posted Mar 13th 2005, 12:00am by lau kit wai

    ... By Lau Kit Wai Unlike Martin Scorsese's The Aviator that screams out for an Oscar with its flamboyance, Clint Eastwood's Oscar champion Million Dollar Baby is a subtle and moving picture. Morgan Freeman, who plays the character Eddie, provides the voiceover that helps to narrate this uplifting yet also heart-breaking tale of his long-time friend Frankie (Eastwood) and his ...

  8. Feast of Love

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mitchell), who smokes organic cigarettes and is having an affair that involves a lot of sex and slapping with a married man (Billy Burke). Meanwhile, Oscar (Toby Hemingway), a reformed heroin addict who works at the coffee shop, finds love with Chloe (Alexa Davalos), a new girl in town who also has her share of family and life problems. Chloe decides to marry Oscar after she learns from ...

  9. And the winner is...

    Posted Feb 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Barry C Chung Oscar buzz is in the air. By this time tomorrow, the top honours in film will have been handed out. For some it will be heartbreak; for others, a momentous evening, filled ... Lady- Michelle Williams- My Week With Marilyn Our Prediction: The feel-good pick goes to Viola Davis, who was getting major Oscar buzz leading up to the awards. But the smart money- our tip, ...

  10. Lost in Translation

    Posted Apr 25th 2004, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... filmmaking genius. You're surrounded at family barbecues by directors, actors, producers and assorted rock stars. Your Oscar-winning old man, keen to get you in on the act, casts you in one ... of Francis. 'Star' of The Godfather: Part III. Director of The Virgin Suicides and then this, the work that won her an Oscar for best original screenplay and earned her a place in Academy ...




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