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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Ang Lee's Oscar shows Asian cinema has come of age

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... The Taiwanese filmmaker competed against the likes of Steven Spielberg and won his second Oscar for best director for Life of Pi. While he was not the hands-down favourite, his victory ... than overwhelm it. The Oscar judges clearly recognised Lee not just for the film's technical virtuosity but for that most elemental of craft- storytelling. It's significant that Lee, ...

  2. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Iran boycotts Oscars in protest at 'Innocence of Muslims' film

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tehran Iran boycotts Oscars over 'Innocence of Muslims' Iran is yanking its entry in the Oscars foreign film race because of the "intolerable insult" of the US-made anti-Islam film that has angered Muslims. Oscars organisers had not heard officially from Iranian authorities, after the announcement in Tehran by Culture Minister Mohammad ...

  3. News - World - ENTERTAINMENT

    Bafta win boosts Oscar hunt for Ben Affleck's Argo

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Bafta win boosts Argo's Oscar hunt Iran hostage crisis drama Argo won the best film prize at Britain's Bafta awards in a further boost for US actor-director Ben Affleck's movie ahead of the Oscars later this month. At a celebrity-packed ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London, Affleck also won the best director award, highlighting ...

  4. The Olympics at the Oscars

    Posted Jan 08th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... of amazement from the Hollywood greats assembled at the Oscar Ceremony. The highest honour in Hollywood had gone to Chariots of Fire, a British movie set at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games. Producers have ... and Harold Abrahams were inspirational in many ways, and in 1981, Hollywood honoured their achievements with an Oscar. Questions 1 What is 'a gasp'? a) a loud laugh b) a sudden intake ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Film editing tool gets an Oscar

    Posted Apr 25th 2006, 12:00am by Margaret Chan

    ... Margaret Chan Developed for digital video editing on a personal computer, Avid Liquid 7 offers the Swiss Army Knife-version of essential software programs to get the job done. It has a fully integrated video toolset: editing, audio, DVD authoring and effe ...

  7. Film editing tool gets an Oscar

    Posted Apr 24th 2006, 12:00am by Margaret Chan

    ... MARGARET CHAN Product: Avid Liquid Price: $4,300 Pros: Delivers the smoothest capture, edit and finishing experience in the business Cons: Processing the multiple audio tracks may cause drop-outs during playback Developed for digital video editing on a pe ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Bites for movie buffs

    Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Central, to give away five HK$200 dining vouchers. Simply give us your picks for the winners in five Oscar categories: Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Director and Best Animated Feature Film. Go to youngpost.polldaddy.com/s/oscar-predictions to enter the competition. Remember to click 'Finish Survey' when you're done. ...

  10. In the spotlight

    Posted Apr 30th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 1951. She shot to fame with Roman Holiday in 1953. Best-known films: My Fair Lady, Sabrina, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Charade Awards: five-time Oscar nominee and winner of best actress Oscar ... accepting her 1953 Oscar, she misplaced it - in the ladies' room. In 1988, she became Unicef's Goodwill Ambassador, tirelessly helping needy children. 'Remember, if you ever need ...




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