Postcard: Los Angeles

Ang Lee with the best director award forLife of Pi at the Oscars.Photo: MCT

Last Sunday night, Ben Affleck's Argo was named the best motion picture of the year at the 2013 Academy Awards ceremony while Ang Lee received the best director honour for Life of Pi.

Sunday, 3 March, 2013, 6:01pm

Iran blasts 'political' Oscar winner Argo

Michelle Obama's dress was subject to an Iranian makeover. Photo: AP

Tehran criticised Hollywood for awarding its top honour to the Iran hostage drama Argo, saying the decision was political and pointing to US first lady Michelle Obama's surprise appearance at the Oscar ceremony as evidence.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:46am

Who said it?

Paul Zimmerman

It looks like this land will forever be in the hands of the military

24 Feb 2013 - 1:50am

Bafta win boosts Oscar hunt for Ben Affleck's Argo

US actor-director Ben Affleck won the Best Director award for his film Argo. Photo: AFP

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.

12 Feb 2013 - 7:38am

Briefs, January 29, 2013

Ben Affleck with his award for 'Argo' at the 19th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. Photo: Reuters

Radio show that staged royal hoax scrapped

29 Jan 2013 - 7:05am