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Academy Awards : Oscar Winners For 2011

Best Picture: “The King’s Speech”

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth for “The King’s Speech”

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman for “Black Swan”

Best Director: Tom Hooper for “The King’s Speech”

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale for “The Fighter”

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo for “The Fighter”

Best Art Direction: “Alice”

Best Cinematography: ‘Inception’

Best Animated Short: ‘The Lost Thing’

Best Animated Feature: ‘Toy Story 3′

Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin for “The Social Network.”

Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler “The King’s Speech.”

Best Foreign Film: ‘In a Better World’ from Denmark

Best Documentary Feature: “Inside Job”

Best Documentary Short: “Strangers No More”

Best Live Action Short: “God of Love”

Best Original Score: “The Social Network”

Best Original Song: Randy Newman – “We Belong Together” for Toy Story 3

Best Sound Mixing: “Inception”

Best Sound Editing: Richard King – “Inception”

Best Film Editing: “The Social Network”

Best Costume: “Alice”

Best Make-up: “The Wolfman”

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Posted by on February 28, 2011 in AWARDS, hollywood


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Winners Of Screen Awards 2011

Best Actor: Salman Khan for Dabangg

Best Actress: Vidya Balan for Ishqiya

Best Film: Uddaan

Best Director: Vikramaditya Motwne

Most Promising Newcomer (Male): Ranveer Singh (Band Baaja Baaraat)

Most Promising Newcomer (Female): Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg)

Best performer: Ajay Devgan

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): Arshad Warsi (Ishqiya)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Shernaz Patel (Guzaarish)

Best Actor Male Popular Choice: Shahrukh Khan (My Name Is Khan)

Best Actor Popular Choice (Female): Katrina Kaif (Raajneeti and Tees Maar Khan)

Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male/Female): Sanjay Mishra (Phas Gaye Re Obama)

Best Actor in a Negative Role (Male/Female): Ronit Roy (Udaan)

Best Music: Sajid Wajid (Dabangg), Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (My Name Is Khan)

Best Playback Singer (Male): Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, Ishqiya)

Best Playback Singer (Female): Shreya Ghoshal (Bahara, I Hate Luv Storys)

Best New Talent In Music: Mamta Sharma (Munni Badnaam, Dabangg)

Best Lyrics: Gulzar (Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, Ishqiya)

Most Promising Debut Director: Maneesh Sharma (Band Baaja Baaraat)

Best Story: Amit Rai (Road To Sangam)

Best Choreography: Farah Khan (Munni Badnaam, Dabangg)

Most Popular Music: Pritam (Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai)

Best Ensemble Cast: Peepli Live

Best Art Direction: Mukund Gupta (Do Dooni Chaar)

Best Action: Master Vijayan (Dabangg)

Best Dialogue: Habib Faisal (Band Baaja Baraat)

Best Screenplay: Anjum Rajabali, Prakash Jha (Raajneeti)

Best Child Artiste: Ayaan Barodia (Udaan)

Best Editing: Namrata Rao (Band Baaja Baraat)

Best Background Score: Wayne Sharp (Raajneeti)

Best Special Effects: Srinivas Mohan (Robot)

Best Sound: Vikram Joglekar (Road Movie)

Best Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterji (Guzaarish)

Ramnath Goenka Memorial Awards: My Name Is Khan

Special Jury Awards For Spectacular Cutting Of Age Technology: Robot

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Posted by on January 7, 2011 in AWARDS, bollywood, movies



mtv awards : nobody going gaga over this lady

MTV Awards - The good, bad and ugly

MTV Awards - The good, bad and ugly

MTV Awards - The good, bad and ugly

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Posted by on September 15, 2010 in AWARDS, hollywood


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iifa awards 2010 : Winners List

Technical Award Winners

Best Screenplay
Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra (3 Idiots)

Best Cinematography
C.K. Muraleedharan (3 Idiots)

Best Dialogue
Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi (3 Idiots)

Best Background Score
Sanjay Wandrekar, Atul Raninga, Shantanu Moitra (3 Idiots)

Best Editing
Rajkumar Hirani (3 Idiots)

Best Sound Recording
Bishwadeep Chatterjee, Nihal Ranjan Samel (3 Idiots)

Best Song Recording
Bishwadeep Chatterjee, Sachi K Sanghvi (3 Idiots)

Best Sound Re-recording
Anup Dev (3 Idiots)

Best Choreography
Bosco Martis, Caesar Gonsalves (Love Aaj Kal)

Best Costume Designing
Anahita Shroff Adajania, Dolly Ahluwalia (Love Aaj Kal)

Best Art Direction
Sabu Cyril (Aladin)

Best Special Effects (Visual)
Charles Darby – Eyecube Labs (Aladin)

Best Action
Shyam Kaushal (Kaminey)

Best Make up Artist
Christien Tinsley, Domini Till (Paa)

Mainstream Award Winners

Best Film
Vidhu Vinod Chopra – 3 Idiots

Best Performance in a Leading Role (Male)
Amitabh Bachchan – Paa

Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female)
Kareena Kapoor – 3 Idiots & Vidya Balan – Paa

Best Direction
Rajkumar Hirani – 3 Idiots

Best Performance in a Comic Role
Sanjay Dutt – All The Best

Best Performance in a Negative Role
Boman Irani – 3 Idiots

Best Performance in Supporting Role (Male)
Sharman Joshi – 3 Idiots

Best Performance in Supporting Role (Female)
Divya Dutta – Delhi 6

Best Debut of the year (Male)
Omi Vaidya & Jackie Bhagnani

Best Debut of the year (Female)
Jacqueline Fernandez & Mahi Gill

Best Playback Singer (Female)
Kavita Seth – Ek Tara (Wake Up Sid)

Best Playback Singer (Male)
Shaan – Behti Hawa Sa Tha Woh (3 Idiots)

Best Music Direction
Pritam – Love Aaj Kal

Best Lyrics
Swanand Kirkire – 3 Idiots

Best Story
Abhijat Joshi, Raj Kumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra – 3 Idiots

Habitat For Humanity Ambassadorship
Salman Khan

IIFA outstanding contribution to Hindi Cinema (Male)
J. Om Prakash

IIFA outstanding contribution to Hindi Cinema (Female)
Zeenat Aman

Outstanding Achievement by an Indian Internationally
Anil Kapoor

IIFA Green Global Award
Vivek Oberoi

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Posted by on June 6, 2010 in AWARDS, bollywood, movies



Oscar Winners’ Acceptance Speeches most interesting aspect of any award ceremony is the acceptance speech. Sometimes the acceptance speech becomes far too political, like what Sean Penn did when he went left-liberal and included the communists along with gays in his  speech, sometimes the winners become far too emotional like Gwyneth Paltrow and Halle Berry, sometimes it brings out the gymnast in them like Roberto Benini, sometimes they are humorous; but thankfully most of the times the winners remain calm and composed. I am compiling a small list of some of the most memorable and best winning acceptance speeches.

Resul Pookutty, Best Sound Mixing-Slumdog Millionaire,2009
I come from a country and a civilization that given the universal word. That word is preceded by silence, followed by more silence. That word is Om. So I dedicate this award to my country.
Thank you, Academy, this is not just a sound award, this is history being handed over to me.

Woody Allen
Thank you very much. That makes up for the strip-search.

Julia Roberts, Best Actress, 2000
[with reference to 45 sec time limit] I’m so happy, thank you. A girl’s got to have her moment. Everybody tries to get me to shut up. It didn’t work with my parents and it didn’t work now.

Cameron Crowe, Best Original Screenplay, Almost Famous
If they say, ‘I don’t like your movie,’ it’s kind of like saying, ‘I didn’t like your life.’ And then they say, ‘By the way, it was a little too long.’

Kate Winslet, Best Actress, 2009
I’d be lying if I haven’t made a version of this speech before I was 8 years old and staring into the bathroom mirror. And this would have been a shampoo bottle. Well, it’s not a shampoo bottle now.

Valli O’Reilly, Best Make-up, Lemony Snickets
I’d like to formally apologize to all the actors for making them look so unfortunate. But it was worth it, wasn’t it?

Cate Blanchett, Best Supporting Actress, The Aviator
I don’t have a sense of entitlement or that I deserve this. You’d be surprised at the lack of competition between nominees – I think a lot of it’s imposed from the outside. Can I have my champagne now?

Pedro Almodovar, Best Foreign Film, All About My Mother
Right now I don’t know if I have dreamt about this or not. But when you are in the ocean you must swim. Being on the race for the Oscars, logically I want to win.

Ben Affleck
Losing would suck and winning would be really scary. And it’s really, really scary.

Hilary Swank, Best Actress, Million Dollar Baby
The truth is, after Boys Don’t Cry, I realized how few and far between the great roles are. I am beyond thankful for finding Million Dollar Baby.

Morgan Freeman, Best Supporting Actor, Million Dollar Baby
Getting a standing ovation was kind of humbling that so many people are so happy that I have been named for this award. A lot of people say you’re due – maybe you are, maybe you aren’t – it’s an accolade.

Kim Basinger, 1998
I just want to thank everybody I’ve ever met in my entire life.

Steven Spielberg, Best Director, Saving Private Ryan
Am I allowed to say I really wanted this? This is fantastic.

Angelina Jolie, Best Supporting Actress, Girl, Interrupted
I’m in shock. And I’m so in love with my brother right now, he just held me and said he loved me.

Sean Connery
You know, the Oscar I was awarded for The Untouchables is a wonderful thing, but I haven’t changed and I can honestly say that I’d rather have won the US Open Golf Tournament

Jack Nicholson
I guess this proves there are as many nuts in the Academy as anywhere else.

Grace Kelly, 1954
This is one night I wish I smoked and drank.

Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting
It’s like winning the golden dude. A great honor. Before I didn’t have the chance of the Jamaican Bobsled team of winning now I do. [After thanking everyone else]Most of all, I want to thank my father, up there, the man who when I said I wanted to be an actor, he said, ‘Wonderful. Just have a back-up profession like welding

James Cameron, Best Director, Titanic
I am the king of the world!

Penelope Cruz, Best Supporting Actress,2009
Has anybody ever fainted here? Because I might be the first one. Thank you so much to the Academy.

Tan Dun, Best Original Score Oscar for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
My music is to dream without boundaries. Tonight, with you, I see boundaries being crossed. As a classic musical composer, I am thrilled to be honored here.

Brad Bird, Best Animated Feature, The Incredibles
Animation is about creating the illusion of life. And you can’t create it if you don’t have one.

George Clooney, Best Supporting Actor, 2006
I didn’t really work on anything, because I thought there were four others who were going to win, so… strange.

Hilary Swank, Best Actress, Million Dollar Baby

I don’t know what I did in this life to deserve all of this. I’m just a girl from a trailer park who had a dream.

Louise Fletcher, 1976
I’d like to thank Jack Nicholson for making being in a mental institution like being in a mental institution. I loved being hated by you.

Bob Dylan, Best Original Song for Things Have Changed, Wonder Boys
I want to thank the members of the Academy who were bold enough to give me this award for this song which, obviously, is a song that doesn’t pussyfoot around or turn a blind eye to human nature. God bless you all with peace, tranquility and good will. Thanks.

Steven Soderbergh, Best Director Academy Award, Traffic
Suddenly, going to work tomorrow doesn’t seem like such a good idea.

Maurice Jarre, Best Score, Passage to India, 1985
I was lucky Mozart was not eligible this year.

Jessica Yu, Best Short Subject Documentary, 1997 Academy Awards
What a thrill. You know you’ve entered new territory when you realize that your outfit cost more than your film.

Michael Caine, Best Supporting Actor, The Cider House Rules
I was watching all the others [nominees] and thinking back when I saw all the performances… thinking how the Academy has changed the phrase from, ‘And the winner is’ to ‘the Oscar goes to.’

Daniel Day-Lewis
My deepest thanks to the members of the Academy for whacking me with the hansomest bludgeon in town

Rick Baker, Best make-up artist, How the Grinch Stole the Christmas
I learned on my own face, that’s why I look like this.

Steve Box, Best Animated Feature Film, 2006
Somebody once said if you make a bad film, you make it alone. If you make a great film, everybody made it with you.

Richard Attenborough, Gandhi, 1983
Gandhi simply asked that we should examine the criteria by which we judge the manner of solving our problems. That surely in the 20th century, we human beings, searching for our human dignity, could find other ways of ultimately solving our problems than blowing the other man’s head off. He begged us to reexamine that criterion.

Cate Blanchett, Best Supporting Actress, The Aviator
Thank you to Martin Scorsese. I hope my son will marry your daughter.

John Dykstra, Best Visual Effects, Spider-Man 2
Boy, am I glad there wasn’t a fourth episode of Lord of the Rings.

Jack Lemmon
I’d rather make the cut in the Crosby than win another Oscar.

Cate Blanchett, Best Supporting Actress
Thank you to the Academy, who know Katharine Hepburn so well and are so intimately acquainted with her work. This is an indescribable surprise.

Chris Rock
[while referring to black actors] It’s always good to see some color in the room that doesn’t have mops.

Reese Witherspoon, Best Actress, 2006
Oh my goodness! I never thought I would be up here in my whole life.

Dianne West, Best Supporting Actress, Hannah and Her Sisters
Gee!, this isn’t like I imagined it would be in the bathtub.

Sally Field, 1985
I haven’t had an orthodox career, and I’ve wanted more than anything to have your respect. The first time I didn’t feel it, but this time I feel it, and I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!

Denise Robert, Best Foreign Language Film
We’re so thankful that The Lord of The Rings did not qualify in this category

Dustin Hoffman, 1980
[while looking at the statue] He has no genitalia and he’s holding a sword. I’d like to thank my parents for not practicing birth control. I’m up here with mixed feelings. I’ve been critical of the Academy … and for reason. I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to be able to work. I’m greatly honored for being chosen by the producer Stanley Joffe and the director Bob Benton, and to have worked in a family with them. And with Meryl, and with Justin, who if he loses again, we’ll have to give him a lifetime achievement award. And to Jane Alexander, and to Jerry Greenberg, and to Nestor, and to the crew on the film, who was part of that family. And to the crews, and to the directors, like Bob Fosse, and Mike Nichols, and John Schlesinger, that I have worked with before. We are laughed at when we are up here sometimes, for thanking, but when you work on a film, you discover that there are people who are giving that artistic part of themself that goes beyond a paycheck. And they are never up here, and many of them are not members of the Academy, and we never hear of them. But this Oscar is a symbol, I think. And it is given for appreciation from those people who we never see. They are a part of our life. I refuse to believe that I beat Jack Lemmon, that I beat Al Pacino, that I beat Peter Sellers. I refuse to believe that Robert Duvall lost. We are a part of an artistic family. There are 60,000 actors in this Academy, pardon me, in the Screen Actors Guild, and probably 100,000 in Equity. And most actors don’t work, and a few of us are so lucky to have a chance to work with writing and to work with directing. Because when you’re a broke actor, you can’t write, you can’t paint … you have to practice accents while you’re driving a taxi cab. And to that artistic family that strives for excellence, none of you have ever lost. And I am proud to share this with you, and I thank you.

AR Rahman, Best Original Score – Slumdog Millionaire, 2009 Before coming I was excited and terrified. The last I felt like that was doing my marriage… uummm… there is this dialogue from a Hindi film called mere pass ma hai …which means I have nothing but I have my mother…so mother’s here… her blessings are there with me.

By the way, I had done a small write-up on the Oscar winners from India, just in case you are interested.

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Posted by on March 11, 2010 in AWARDS


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Academy Awards : Oscar Winners For 2010

Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side

Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart

Best Foreign Language Film: El Secreto de Sus Ojos, Argentina

Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis, The Hurt Locker

Best Documentary Feature: The Cove

Best Visual Effects: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Beneham and Andrew R. Jones, Avatar

Best Original Score: Michael Giacchino, Up

Best Cinematography: Mauro Fiore, Avatar

Best Sound Mixing: Paul N. J. Ottosson and Ray Beckett, The Hurt Locker

Best Sound Editing: Paul N. J. Ottosson, The Hurt Locker

Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell, The Young Victoria

Best Art Direction: Rick Carter, Robert Stromberg and Kim Sinclair, Avatar

Best Supporting Actress: Mo’nique, Precious

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Waltz, Inglourious Basterds

Best Adapted Screenplay: Geoffrey Fletcher, Precious

Best Makeup: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow, Star Trek

Best Live Action Short Film: Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson, The New Tenants

Best Short Subject Documentary: Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett, Music by Prudence

Best Animated Short Film: Nicolas Schmerkin, Logorama

Best Original Screenplay: Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker

Best Original Song: Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett, ‘The Weary Kind’, Crazy Heart

Best Animated Feature Film: Up

Best Picture: The Hurt Locker

Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker

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Posted by on March 8, 2010 in AWARDS, hollywood


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55th Filmfare Awards : Winners List For 2009-2010

Best Actor In A Leading Role – Male
Amitabh Bachchan – Paa

Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female)
Vidya Balan – Paa

Best Film (Popular)
3 Idiots

Best Director
Rajkumar Hirani – 3 Idiots

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
Boman Irani – 3 Idiots

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
Kalki Koechlin – Dev D

Best Actor (Male) Critics
Ranbir Kapoor

Best Actor (Female) Critics
Mahie Gill – Dev D

Best Film (Critics)

Best Debut Director (Male)
Ayan Mukherjee – Wake Up Sid

Best Debut Director (Female)
Zoya Akhtar – Luck By Chance

Best Music
A R Rahman – Delhi-6

Best Playback Singer (Male)
Mohit Chauhan – Masakalli – Delhi-6

Best Playback Singer (Female)
Rekha Bharadwaj – Genda Phool – Delhi-6
Kavita Seth – Iktara – Wake Up Sid

Best Lyrics
Irshad Kamil – Aaj Din Chadiya – Love Aaj Kal

Best Story
Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani – 3 Idiots

Best Screenplay
Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Abhijat Joshi – 3 Idiots

Best Dialogue
Rajkumar Hirani, Vidhu Vinod Chopra – 3 idiots

Best Editing
Sreekar Prasad – Firaaq

Best Choreography
Bosco – Caesar – Chor Bazaari – Love Aaj Kal

Best Visual Effect Award

Best Sound Design
Manas Chaudhury – Firaaq

Best Production Design
Helen & Sukant – Dev D

Best Cinematography
Rajeev Rai – Dev D

Best Action
Vijayan Master – Wanted

Best Costume
Vaishali Menon – Firaaq

Best Background Score
Amit Trivedi – Dev D

Special Award
Nandita Das – Firaaq

Lifetime Achievement Award
Shashi Kapoor – Khayyam

R D Burman Music Award
Amit Tivedi

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Posted by on February 28, 2010 in AWARDS, bollywood, movies