Winfrey honoured with Cecil B DeMille Award at Golden Globes

Winfrey honoured with Cecil B DeMille Award at Golden Globes Los Angeles, Jan 8 : Oprah Winfrey became the first African-American woman to receive the annual Cecil B DeMille Award at the 75th Golden Globes. In an inspiring speech, the media mogul paid homage to women for denouncing sexual abuse. Winfrey, 63, is also the 15th woman to receive the honor since its inception in 1952. She opened her speech with her first memory of a person of color winning an award and it was Sidney Poitier. “In 1964, I…

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Golden Globes 2018: A night of many beginnings and first wins

Golden Globes 2018: A night of many beginnings and first wins Los Angeles, Jan 8 : Oprah Winfrey, Sterling K Brown and Aziz Ansari were among the first to be honored at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards. Winfrey, the famous media mogul, was the first African-American woman to receive the annual Cecil B DeMille Award, named after the Hollywood producer-director behind The Ten Commandments. She delivered an enthusiastic speech at the ceremony paying tribute to the women who bravely denounced sexual abuse. In another premiere, “This Is Us,” Brown created…

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Stephen Fry steps down as BAFTA host

Stephen Fry steps down as BAFTA host London, Jan 6 : Actor-comedian Stephen Fry resigned from the BAFTA Awards after 12 years and looks forward to watching the show from the comfort of his home. The 60-year-old star resumed his responsibilities in 2001 – the year Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator” won – and became a popular part of the UK awards ceremony. He took a break from his reception duties between 2007 and 2011. “Each of the twelve BAFTA Awards Ceremony I had the privilege of hosting has a place in…

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Sharmila Tagore honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award

Sharmila Tagore honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award New Delhi, Oct 25 : She still reigns in the hearts of many like ‘Sapnon Ki Rani’ and the honor of receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award has added another gem to the crown of veteran actor Sharmila Tagore. The 72-year-old actor has been awarded by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry PHD for his contribution in the field of cinema. Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh and Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari presented the award to Tagore at a…

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Kher, Azmi to address university students in Sydney

Kher, Azmi to address university students in Sydney Melbourne, oct 23 : Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi will share personal anecdotes and career highlights at an event at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. The December 3 event is part of the “In conversation event” series launched by the Australian Academy of Film and Television Arts (AACTA). Azmi and Kher, who were recently announced as grand jurors for the first AACTA Award for Best Asian Film, will also attend the 7th AACTA Awards Ceremony on December 7th at…

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Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan to get Lata Mangeshkar Award

Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan to get Lata Mangeshkar Award Bhopal, Oct 21 : Songwriters Usha Khanna, Bappi Lahiri, Anu Malik and backing singers Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan have been selected for the prestigious Lata Mangeshkar National Award from the Madhya Pradesh Government. The artists will be honored for their contribution in the field of music composition and singing, said an official today. “The award, instituted in honor of Mangeshkar, will be presented on October 26 in Indore, the birthplace of the legendary 88-year-old singer,” he added. The prize…

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George Clooney to receive AFI Life Achievement Award

George Clooney to receive AFI Life Achievement Award Los Angeles, Oct 6 : Hollywood star George Clooney will be honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award. The Board of Directors of the American Film Institute (AFI) announced that the actor will be the 46th winner of the award, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Clooney will receive recognition during a tribute to the gala, which will be held on June 7th. Howard Stringer, Chairman of the AFI Board, congratulated the 56-year-old actor “America’s Leader” and said he was a character from…

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Film hated by Israel culture minister candidate for Oscars

Film hated by Israel culture minister candidate for Oscars Jerusalem, Sep 20 AFP : The Israeli film “Foxtrot”, which Minister of Culture Miri Regev has lambasted as an insult to the army, won the country’s best film award, making him an Oscar nominee. Samuel Maoz’s surrealist and complex film includes what could be considered a critical vision of the Israeli army. He also won the Grand Jury Award at the Venice Film Festival this month, but Regev, who has often criticized Israel’s cultural elite, is not a fan – time…

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Annette Bening to get BAFTA Career Retrospective

Annette Bening to get BAFTA Career Retrospective Los Angeles, Sep 19 PTI : Veteran actor Annette Bening is ready to talk about her career in the films of one of the events of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), “A Life in Pictures” in London on 12 October. The 59-year-old BAFTA winning actor and Oscar-nominated actor will discuss his career and career at “BAFTA: A Life in Pictures” next month at the Savoy Hotel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bening received her first BAFTA nomination for the…

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‘Big Little Lies’ rules limited series section at 2017 Emmys

‘Big Little Lies’ rules limited series section at 2017 Emmys Los Angeles, Sep 18 PTI : David E Kelley’s “Big Little Lies” strengthened female power around the world as the show surpassed the biggest night of television by scoring five wins in the limited section of the series at the 69th Emmys Primetime. The show, directed by Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, dealt with issues such as domestic abuse, divorce, aging, struggles for the education of children, was named the exceptional limited series at the ceremony and beat the other…

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