Indian film 'Jal' in running for two Oscars
Indian film 'Jal' in running for two Oscars

 Girish Malik’s National Award winning film “Jal” has found a place in the Oscar contenders of 2014 in two categories -- Best Picture and Best Original Score.

Harry Belafonte receives Humanitarian Oscar
Harry Belafonte receives Humanitarian Oscar

Veteran singer Harry Belafonte has been honoured with Humanitarian Oscar for his lifelong commitment to civil rights and social justice, both in America and around the world.

Academy presents early Oscars at Governors Awards
Academy presents early Oscars at Governors Awards

The first Oscar statuettes of the season are being presented tonight at the film academy's Governors Awards.

Sandhya Daisy Sundaram's 'Love. Love. Love.' wins at Chicago, qualifies for Oscar
Sandhya Daisy Sundaram's 'Love. Love. Love.' wins at Chicago, qualifies for Oscar

Sandhya Daisy Sundaram’s short documentary 'Love. Love. Love.' has won The Silver Hugo Award for Best Short Documentary at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival 2014. The 50th edition of the prestigious festival takes place from October 09 to 23, 2014. Hosted by Chicago Sun-Times columnist and Fox News Chicago entertainment reporter and film critic Bill Zwecker, the awards ceremony was held Friday, October 17 at 9 pm and hosted by The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower (20 E. Chestnut St.).

Neil Patrick Harris to host 87th Academy Awards
Neil Patrick Harris to host 87th Academy Awards

Actor Neil Patrick Harris has been roped in to host the Oscars in 2015.

Rose McGowan eyes Oscar for directorial debut
Rose McGowan eyes Oscar for directorial debut

 Actress Rose McGowan hopes to win an Oscar by launching a week-long movie festival that will feature her directorial debut.

AR Rahman has powerful aura around him: Nakash Aziz

Nakash Aziz, who grew up listening to AR Rahman`s music, feels fortunate to work with him in the Hollywood venture ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’ and says the Oscar-winning composer has got a powerful aura around him.

Oscar winning `Sugarman` director commits suicide at 36

Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul, who won an Oscar for his 2012 documentary `Searching for Sugar Man`, committed suicide in Stockholm, his brother said on Wednesday.

NASA congratulates `Gravity` for Oscar wins (watch video)

Even as Alfonso Cuarón`s `Gravity` ruled the 86th Academy Awards Ceremony night with seven Oscar awards, NASA congratulated the filmmakers as well as honoured the film by releasing some breathtaking pictures resembling clips from the movie.

Juan Antonio Bayona to direct `World War Z` sequel

Juan Antonio Bayona has signed up to direct the `World War Z` sequel, which will see Brad Pitt reprise his role as Gerry Lane.

Jennifer Hudson feels Oscar pressure

Actress-singer Jennifer Hudson, who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her debut film `Dreamgirls`, admits being successful at her career`s start has made her conscious of her acting in subsequent movies.

Indian short film `Kush` in 10 Oscar hopefuls

Indian director Shubhashish Bhutiani`s short film `Kush` has been selected by the Academy in the short-list of 10 live-action shorts that will advance in the Oscar race.

Bollywood should not care about winning Oscars: Paul Cox

Criticising Bollywood`s craze for Oscars, award-winning Australian filmmaker Paul Cox has described Indian films as a celebration of total madness with elements of fun, fantasy and innocence.

I make films for Indian audiences, not Oscars: Mahesh Bhatt

Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt doesn`t digress but drives the point straight home when quizzed about the Indian film industry not churning out Oscar-worthy movies.

India`s `The Good Road` among 76 films vying for Oscar

India`s `The Good Road`, a Gujarati film by first-time director Gyan Correa, is among the 76 movies that will compete in the foreign language category at the 86th Academy Awards.

Stardom will never consume my soul: AR Rahman

Celebrated Indian singer-composer AR Rahman, also known by the sobriquet `Mozart of Madras`, says he can never let stardom consume him.

`The Good Road` is on the right track: Resul Pookutty

Amid criticism over the selection of `The Good Road` as India`s official entry to the Oscars, the Gujarati film`s Academy award-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty has come forward in defence of the movie.

`The Lunchbox` and `The Good Road` are siblings: Gyan Correa

Gyan Correa, whose film ‘The Good Road’ has been selected to represent India at the Oscars, tackles the controversies that have erupted over the film saying "running my film down is not going to help any other film".

Oscar report came as a surprise, says Nimrat Kaur

Actress Nimrat Kaur, who debuted with ‘The Lunchbox’, said the report that the film was being considered for an Oscar nomination came as a surprise.

Academy changes rule in animated feature category

There has been a rule change in the Oscar category of best animated feature, allowing for the presentation of a third statuette in the case of shared director credits.