The Oscars

And the Oscar goes to... Every winner in the history of the Academy Awards

And the Oscar goes to... Every winner in the history of the Academy Awards

We take a look back at the big players in the history of the Academy Awards, including the winners of the 86th Oscars held on March 2 where it honoured the best of 2013. (See full-screen version)

Monday, 3 March, 2014, 5:39pm 1 comment

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

Ang Lee holds his award for Best Director for 'Life of Pi' at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Party. Photo: Reuters

Taiwanese filmmaker Ang Lee 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 was not a complete surprise, either. With Lee, Asian cinema has come of age.

27 Feb 2013 - 4:55am 3 comments

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

Taiwan cheers Ang Lee's Life of Pi Oscar success

Director Ang Lee shows his affection for his Oscar for Best Director. Photo: Reuters

As Lee thanked his team and his wife, Jane Lin, when accepting the award on stage, Taiwan's people rejoiced at his victory over strong contenders, including Steven Spielberg (Lincoln) and Michael Haneke (Amour). In 2005 Lee won the best director award for Brokeback Mountain, the gay cowboy love tragedy.

26 Feb 2013 - 9:35am

Quvenzhane Wallis' cheeky fib led to fame

A confident Quvenzhane Wallis at the nominee lunch. Photo: AFP

She landed the part by lying about her age: Quvenzhane Wallis was five, and the filmmakers were auditioning only girls at least six years old.

But they believed her fib and tried her out - and were blown away, giving her the starring role in the low-budget Beasts of the Southern Wild over 4,000 other hopefuls.

19 Feb 2013 - 4:41am

Hollywood steps out for pre-Oscars Golden Globes awards

2013 Golden Globe Award Nominees For Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series - Comedy Or Musical. Photo: AFP

Hollywood hits the red carpet on Sunday for the Golden Globes, Tinseltown’s biggest pre-Oscars awards show, with Steven Spielberg, Ben Affleck and Quentin Tarantino among those eyeing major prizes.

12 Jan 2013 - 12:24pm

Talking points

Oscar nominations revealed

Oscar nominations revealed

10 Jan 2013 - 3:49am

Briefs, December 23, 2012

Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that the government was mulling whether to review the law to better monitor cooking oil companies.

23 Dec 2012 - 4:55am

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

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 Hosseini.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:10am

O'Young nominated for top award

Top Hong Kong driver Darryl O'Young has been nominated for an award at this year's Hong Kong Sports Stars Awards as the annual event takes in motor racing for the first time. O'Young, who came close to winning the Independents' Trophy in Macau in November at the World Touring Car Championship, said he was was thrilled by the honour of being nominated.

13 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Prince of bling has eyes on handbags

Jewellery designer Matthew Campbell Laurenza splits his time between New York and Hong Kong, but he's put down his retail roots here. The first MCL shop opened on Thursday in the Landmark with a bunch of friends in the house, including actress Belinda Hamnett, who dressed her d?colletage with Laurenza's autograph instead of a necklace.

1 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


Green schools protect the Earth

We all have to take responsibility for protecting the environment. And this responsibility should extend to schools and their curriculums.

12 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Without music, we're nothing

Imagine Rocky Balboa doing his daily training routine without music, Tom Cruise pulling off unfeasible stunts in Mission: Impossible on an utterly silent screen, or the prologue to Star Wars mutely rolling across the galaxy. How boring would these classics sound without, well, sound?

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am


Q Should broadcasting rules be relaxed so the Oscars can be shown in full?

What kind of message do you want Hong Kong's young people to get? That movies are more important than education?

The Academy Awards is a self-congratulatory publicity event to promote Hollywood. So we find out who's 'best' actor a few hours later! Don't sweat the small stuff.

5 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Tune in for The Oscars

Happy Valley-loving The Oscars can steal the show by taking the featured Peninsula Golden Jubilee Cup at a rare day meeting at the city track this afternoon.

As the Sha Tin turf gets a break ahead for next week's International Races, the action shifts to the Valley and that puts The Oscars solidly in the picture for the longer sprint.

4 Dec 1999 - 12:00am