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Wallace And Gromit Creator's Award Accident

The creator of BAFTA-award winning animation WALLACE AND GROMIT is having to send his trophy away to be repaired - he broke the gong as soon as he was presented with it on Sunday (08Feb09)...

Winslet Feared The Reader Role Was Beyond Her

KATE WINSLET feared she lacked the acting "chops" to pull off her Oscar-nominated roll in THE READER. The British actress has won critical acclaim for her portrayal of a Nazi concentration camp guard who has an...

Winslet's Dressing Up Thrill

KATE WINSLET loves dressing up for awards shows, because she was so chubby as a child she had to wear altered hand-me-downs. The actress is this year's Hollywood golden girl; she has already picked up Golden...

Stone Sets Sights On Slumdog Star Patel

SHARON STONE is on the lookout for a new toyboy - the Hollywood actress made a play for SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star DEV PATEL at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on...

Pinto And Rourke Land Elle Style Award Honours

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star FREIDA PINTO has continued the hit movie's winning streak, winning a Best Actress prize at the Elle Style Awards.The drama scooped seven British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards on...

Jolie-pitt Children Disturb Hotel Guests

BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE's children wreaked havoc at a top London hotel as their Hollywood parents enjoyed a glitzy night out at Sunday (08Feb09) night's British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards.The...

Kate Winslet Beats Self To Claim Best Actress

British actress Kate Winslet was named best actress at the Bafta film awards on Sunday, having been nominated twice for the prize.The 33-year-old Golden Globe winner took the accolade for her turn in The Reader,...

By on 09 February 2009

Gilliam: 'Ledger Deserved More Awards'

Director TERRY GILLIAM has paid tribute to late actor HEATH LEDGER, insisting the star deserved more industry recognition when he was alive.Ledger was part way through shooting a role in Gilliam's latest project, The Imaginarium...

Gilliam 'Embarrassed' By Fellowship Honour

Director TERRY GILLIAM was embarrassed to step on stage to accept his Fellowship award at Sunday (08Feb09) night's British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards - because he fears it signals the end...

Rourke's Racy Acceptance Speech

MICKEY ROURKE turned the air blue at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards as he credited THE WRESTLER director DARREN ARONOFSKY with rescuing his career.Rourke won the prestigious Leading Actor gong...

Slumdog Millionaire Sweeps Baftas With Seven Awards

Slumdog Millionaire has swept the board at the Bafta film awards with seven prizes, including best film.Danny Boyle was named best director for the Mumbai-set film - a Golden Globe winner four times over -...

By on 09 February 2009

Ledger Wins Posthumous Bafta Award

HEATH LEDGER has been honoured with another major nod following his tragic death last year (08) - a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) gong for his role in BATMAN movie THE DARK...

Winslet Dedicates Bafta To Late Producers

Actress KATE WINSLET fought back tears as she accepted her Best Actress gong for THE READER at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAs) Awards, dedicating the honour to the movie's late producers...

Slumdog Sweeps The Board At Baftas

Oscar favourite SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE stole the show at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards - scooping six gongs including Best Film and Best Director for DANNY BOYLE.Brad Pitt's movie The Curious...

Winslet, Pitt And Jolie Arrive For Bafta Ceremony

Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among the nominees attending this evening's British Academy Film awards.Winslet, 33, is nominated twice in the best actress category, for her performances in Revolutionary Road and The...

By on 08 February 2009

Winslet, Pitt And Jolie Expected At Bafta Ceremony

Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among the nominees expected to attend this evening's British Academy Film awards.Winslet, 33, is nominated twice in the best actress category, for her performances in Revolutionary Road...

By on 08 February 2009

Writers Guild Award Adds To Slumdog Trophy Haul

Slumdog Millionaire has continued its run of awards season success after claiming the Writers Guild of America's (WGA) best adapted screenplay prize.Danny Boyle's film, nominated for ten Oscars, has now earned major awards from the...

By on 08 February 2009

Attenborough Out Of Hospital

Veteran actor LORD RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH is recovering at home after spending over a month in hospital.The 85-year-old Oscar winner fell and suffered a knock to the head on 18 December (08). He slipped into...

Connelly Grateful For Son's Influence

JENNIFER CONNELLY credits her 11-year-old son with allowing her to pursue quality acting roles - because he changed her outlook on life. The star was already a well-established name in Hollywood when she gave birth to...

Boyle's Early Priesthood Ambitions

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE director DANNY BOYLE worships the pastor who talked him out of joining the priesthood as a boy - because he loves his movie career. The 52-year-old was eager to please his mum by dedicating...

Patel's Mother Encouraged His Nude Scenes

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE star DEV PATEL credits his mother for landing him his first TV role - because she encouraged him to strip off for the show. The 18-year-old gained his first taste of fame with a...

Gilliam Lands Bafta Fellowship Award

Former MONTY PYTHON star TERRY GILLIAM is to be honoured with a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) fellowship at the upcoming ceremony on Sunday (08Feb09). The comic-turned-director, whose films include 12 Monkeys...

Terry Gilliam To Be Awarded Bafta Fellowship

Director Terry Gilliam is to be made a fellow of the British Academy of Film and Television during the Baftas on Sunday.The former Monty Python star will be given the Fellowship for his contribution to...

By on 03 February 2009

Acclaimed Writer Sardana Dies

Emmy Award winning TV writer SHARAT SARDANA has died at the age of 40. British-born Sardana collapsed at his fathers home on Friday (23Jan09) after suffering from a streptococcal virus. He passed away on Tuesday (27Jan09)...

Winslet Praises The Reader Makers

Actress KATE WINSLET is delighted with her nod for Best Actress at next month's (Feb09) Academy Awards and has praised THE READER's production team for finally making Oscar glory a possibility for her. The British...

Benjamin Button Leads Oscar Field With 13 Nominations

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the frontrunner for the 2009 Oscars, having been nominated 13 times.David Fincher's adaptation of the F Scott Fitzgerald short story about a man born with the body of...

By on 22 January 2009

Winslet Prepares A Bafta Speech

Actress KATE WINSLET is preparing an acceptance speech for next month's (Feb09) British Academy awards (BAFTAs) - after she was caught off guard by her double win at the Golden Globes. The British star was...

Bachchan Denies Criticism Of Slumdog

Indian screen idol AMITABH BACHCHAN has denied criticising the makers of Golden Globe winning film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. The Bollywood icon was quoted as writing on his official internet blog that the movie, a rags-to-riches tale...

Winslet Gets Double Bafta Nod

Two-time Golden Globe winner KATE WINSLET is set for more glory - she is nominated twice in the best actress category at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs). The Titanic star...

Emily Blunt In Frame To Play Iron Man 2 Temptress

British actress Emily Blunt is reportedly in discussions to play a femme fatale in the forthcoming sequel to Iron Man.The Devil Wears Prada star is in talks to play Black Widow, a character of both...

By on 15 January 2009

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