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Twilight Outshines Rivals In Mtv Movie Awards Shortlist

Vampire romance Twilight is leading the field for the 2009 MTV Movie awards, with seven nominations.The film - based on Stephenie Meyer's bestselling book - is up for the best movie award while leading man...

By on 05 May 2009

Ledger's Last Film To Hit Cannes

The film HEATH LEDGER was making when he died last year (08) is set to premiere at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in France after becoming a last-minute screening. Film fans and the media are expected...

Tarantino And Cantona Up For Palme D'or

Quentin Tarantino's new film and a drama featuring former footballer Eric Cantona are among productions vying for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival.Cannes chiefs Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux unveiled a list of...

By on 23 April 2009

The Dark Knight Dominates At Empire Awards

Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight was the big winner at the 2009 Empire awards, with three prizes including best film.The Batman Begins sequel, one of the most successful films of all time and an Oscar...

By on 30 March 2009

Batman Wins Big At Empire Awards

BATMAN was the big winner at the 2009 Jameson Empire Awards in London as HEATH LEDGER, CHRISTIAN BALE and director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN were honoured for their parts in making THE DARK KNIGHT. The annual ceremony at...

Ledger's Last Film Remains Unsold

Despite featuring Heath Ledger in his final performance, Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus , which now also features Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell playing different incarnations of Ledger's character, has yet...

Dark Knight Leading The Field For Saturn Awards

The Dark Knight is the frontrunner for the 2009 Saturn awards with 11 nominations.Christopher Nolan's sequel to Batman Begins has earned nearly $1 billion (723.4 million) at the worldwide box office and is leading the...

By on 11 March 2009

Ledger's Oscar To Be Delivered To Ex

HEATH LEDGER's Oscar will be with his daughter MATILDA later this month (Mar09), according to Academy Awards bosses. The late actor's parents and sister stepped up to accept his posthumous honour at the Oscars on 22...

Ned Kelly Star Lands Point Break Sequel Role

HEATH LEDGER's NED KELLY co-star DAMIAN WALSHE-HOWLING has landed a villainous role in the much-anticipated sequel to surf movie POINT BREAK. The Aussie actor will play a pirate called Dali in director Jan de Bonts Point...

Ledger And Williams' Daughter Granted Privacy

Late actor HEATH LEDGER and actress MICHELLE WILLIAMS' young daughter MATILDA has been granted a privacy order by a U.S. judge. The Los Angeles official reacted as lawyers for the three-year-old's trust and ReliaStar Life Insurance...

Ledger's Last Film Waiting For U.s. Buyers

HEATH LEDGER's final film THE IMAGINARIUM OF DOCTOR PARNASSUS is facing a limited U.S. release as bosses struggle to land a deal with a major distributor. Executives have been searching for six months for backers in...

Gibson's Regrets Over Ledger Death

MEL GIBSON regrets not reaching out to late actor HEATH LEDGER before his untimely passing - because he is convinced the young star was troubled before his death. Ledger died from an accidental overdose of prescription...

Ledger Win Brings Out Oscars Emotions

HEATH LEDGER's father, mother and sister brought the starstudded Oscars crowd to their feet and reduced many to tears as they accepted the late actor's Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Ledger died from an accidental overdose of...

Oscars Glory For Penn, Winslet, Ledger, Cruz And Slumdog Millionaire

SEAN PENN, KATE WINSLET, PENELOPE CRUZ, the late HEATH LEDGER and movie sensation SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE were the big winners at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood. Penn scooped the Best Actor prize for his role as...

Ledger Win Brings Out Oscars Emotions

HEATH LEDGER's father, mother and sister brought the starstudded Oscars crowd to their feet and reduced many to tears as they accepted the late actor's Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Ledger died from an accidental overdose of...

Oscars Glory For Penn, Winslet, Ledger, Cruz And Slumdog Millionaire

SEAN PENN, KATE WINSLET, PENELOPE CRUZ, the late HEATH LEDGER and movie sensation SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE were the big winners at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood. Penn scooped the Best Actor prize for his role as...

Heath Ledger Honoured With Posthumous Oscar

The late Heath Ledger has been awarded a posthumous Oscar for his work in The Dark Knight.The Australian actor, a best actor Oscar nominee before his tragic death in January 2008, was named best supporting...

By on 23 February 2009

First Ledger Scholarship Awarded

The inaugural scholarship established in late actor HEATH LEDGER's name has been awarded to Australian performer OLIVER ACKLAND. The $10,000 (£7,000) fund, established by Ledger's ex-fiancee Michelle Williams and friends following his death last year (08),...

Williams Shuns Spotlight For Matilda

Actress MICHELLE WILLIAMS refuses to bring daughter MATILDA up in Los Angeles - because of the legacy of her late father HEATH LEDGER. The Dawson's Creek star shuns the spotlight, choosing to live in Brooklyn, New...

Williams Still Suffering From Ledger's Death

MICHELLE WILLIAMS still feels unable to return to work following the accidental death of her ex-fiancee HEATH LEDGER last year (08). The pair met while working on Brokeback Mountain together and went on to have a...

Dark Knight Tops $1bn Mark At Box Office

The Dark Knight has smashed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, becoming only the fourth film to reach ten figures.Warner Bros. said the film has made "a staggering $1,001,082,160" and is the...

By on 21 February 2009

Leaked Oscar Winners List Dismissed As Fake

Oscar organisers have dismissed a leaked list containing the names of winners of Hollywood's top prize as a fake.The list, which contains the academy's letterhead and a signature claimed to be of Academy president Sid...

By on 21 February 2009

Slumdog Millionaire Is People's Favourite For Oscar Wins

Golden Globe winner Slumdog Millionaire has been voted the film people would most like to claim the best picture Oscar this Sunday.The Mumbai-set drama has already won seven Baftas and four Golden Globes and is...

By on 21 February 2009

Watts: 'Give Ledger The Oscar'

HEATH LEDGER's ex-girlfriend NAOMI WATTS is urging Academy Awards bosses to recognise the late actor's talents by honouring him with a posthumous Oscar on Sunday (22Feb09) night. The King Kong star, who is now dating actor...

Ledger's Dad: 'Oscar Win Will Be Bittersweet'

HEATH LEDGER's father KIM has hinted he will accept the late star's Best Supporting Actor Oscar if he wins at the event on Sunday (22Feb08) - but admits collecting the honour will be "bittersweet". Ledger was...

Ledger's Daughter To Be Awarded Oscar Statuette

Late actor HEATH LEDGER's three-year-old daughter MATILDA will become the proud owner of her dad's Oscar statuette on Sunday (22Feb09), if he wins a posthumous award. Ledger is nominated for his supporting role as the Joker...

Slumdog, Cruz & Ledger Top Bets For Oscars

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, HEATH LEDGER and PENELOPE CRUZ are surefire bets for Oscars glory on Sunday (22Feb09) - a panel of Academy Awards experts has unanimously decided they're the favourites to win gold. The Los Angeles Times...

Jackman Tips Ledger For Oscar Success

Oscars host HUGH JACKMAN is praying late actor HEATH LEDGER walks away with a posthumous Academy Award - because the honour would be "fitting" to the star's memory. Ledger, who died from an accidental drug overdose...

Ledger Fans Call For The Joker To Be Retired

A group of HEATH LEDGER fans have demanded THE JOKER be retired from all future BATMAN movies as a mark of respect to the late star. The tragic actor, who died from an accidental drug overdose...

Ledger 'Hoaxer' Sentenced

A man accused of impersonating HEATH LEDGER's grieving father in a plot to con JOHN TRAVOLTA has been sentenced for running similar scams in his native Britain. Wayne Scott, 36, allegedly made a number of tearful...

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