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Gary Barlow Performed At Pre-oscar Party

3rd March 2014

Gary Barlow performed at a pre-Oscar party on Saturday night (01.03.14). The Take That star sang a selection of songs from the musical 'Finding Neverland', which he co-wrote the lyrics for - at Harvey Weinstein's...

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Lupita Nyong'o Wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar

3rd March 2014

Lupita Nyong'o has been named Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars. The Kenyan star took home the award for her first major film role, as cotton field worker Patsey in '12 Years a Slave'.Accepting her...

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'12 Years A Slave' Wins Oscar For Best Picture

By Michael West | 3rd March 2014

Steve McQueen's epic slavery drama '12 Years a Slave' has won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The movie, which was co-produced by Brad Pitt, beat off competition...

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Fascinating Fact: 4092750

3rd March 2014

Best Actor Oscar nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor had a surprise waiting for him on the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday (02Mar14) - his newswoman sister Zain Asher had left him a heartfelt video...

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Lupita Nyong'o Spends Birthday With Angelina Jolie And Brad Pitt

2nd March 2014

Lupita Nyong'o spent her birthday with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt yesterday (01.03.14). The '12 Years A Slave' star celebrated turning 31 by gorging on a glamorous dinner, hosted by Grey Goose, at the Sunset...

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Brits In America: UK Oscars Contingent In Patriotic Celebrations Before Tomorrow's Big Night

By Jack de Aguilar | 1st March 2014

Captain Phillips, Gravity, Iron Man 3, Karama Has No Walls, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Philomena, Prisoners, Room on the Broom, The Act of Killing; The Invisible Woman, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved...

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'12 Years A Slave' Added To School Curriculum

By Jack de Aguilar | 28th February 2014

The gravity and sincerity expressed in Steve McQueen’s '12 Years a Slave' will help to educate children in America as the National School Boards Association has made it mandatory that U.S. public high schools add...

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A Week In Movies: Oscars Too Close To Call, Lupita Rules The Red Carpet, Godzilla Crushes San Francisco, And Veronica Mars Is Back

By Rich Cline | 28th February 2014

All eyes are on Hollywood this weekend as the Academy Awards take place this Sunday night. The least predictable Oscars in years, there are multiple possible winners in most of the major categories, as Gravity,...

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Ignore The Bookies, It Could Be Leonardo Dicaprio's Year At The Oscars

By Michael West | 25th February 2014

Let's ignore the bookmakers' predictions for this Sunday's Oscars (March 2, 2014). The people who devise these odds have not seen the movies and base their prices on critics' reviews and public opinion of movies,...

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Ahead Of The Oscars, Leonardo Dicaprio Wins Most Googled Male Lead

By Victoria Pavlova | 24th February 2014

The Academy Awards are almost upon us and, like any other major event of the past decade, Google Trends are one of the most reliable ways to measure interest in the coming show. This week...

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A Week In Movies: Stars Hit London, Guardians Show Their Faces, British Thrillers Tease, Nic Returns To Acting And Angelina Directs

By Rich Cline | 24th February 2014

The stars turned out once again in London on Sunday for the British Academy Film Awards, better known as the Baftas, and winners were spread between 12 Years a Slave, Gravity, Blue Jasmine, American Hustle,...

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Crime Dramas 'The Fall,' 'Broadchurch' And 'Top Of Lake' Dominate Broadcasting Press Guild

By Jack de Aguilar | 20th February 2014

'The Fall,' 'Broadchurch' and 'Top of The Lake' - arguably the three biggest dramas of 2013 – have each received four nominations at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, proving their dominance with the critics and...

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Daniel Day-lewis To Present An Oscar, But Who Is Most Likely To Win It?

By Victoria Pavlova | 18th February 2014

Daniel Day-Lewis is joining the presenters’ lineup at the coming Oscars. The 56-year-old actor has been announced to present an award, among other Hollywood big-timers like Jennifer Lawrence, who have already had a few moments...

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Trumps Leonardo Dicaprio For Bafta, Dicaprio Applauds

By Victoria Pavlova | 17th February 2014

Chiwetel Ejiofor triumphed at Sunday night’s BAFTA honours ceremony, beatings his fellow nominees for the best actor award (obviously, that’s how award shows work). The 12 Years a Slave actor beat out The Wolf of...

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From 'Gravity' To Barkhad Abdi - Where The Baftas 2014 Got It Wrong

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th February 2014

The Baftas delivered on certain promises, collating some of the world’s biggest stars and funneling them down a red carpet, giving a select few the chance to present an award, and, creating talking points as...

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The 2014 Baftas Run Like The Oscars' Older, Funnier Sister

By Victoria Pavlova | 17th February 2014

As the British equivalent to the Oscars, last night’s BAFTAs were obviously a glamorous affair. In between bouts of Stephen Fry’s self deprecating humor (“[Oprah’s] performance in The Butler was so moving, I almost gave...

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Leonardo Dicaprio Lucky To Work With Martin Scorsese

17th February 2014

Leonardo DiCaprio feels honoured to have worked with Martin Scorsese.The 39-year-old actor was nominated for best actor at the BAFTAs last night (16.02.14) for his portrayal of Jordan Belfort in the Scorsese-directed film, 'The Wolf...

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Gravity Scoops Six Baftas

16th February 2014

'Gravity' won big at the BAFTAs tonight (16.02.14) taking home six awards. The 3-D space drama directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock was the biggest winner of the night at...

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Tom Hiddleston Backs Chiwetel Ejiofor

16th February 2014

Tom Hiddleston is backing Chiwetel Ejiofor to triumph at the BAFTA Awards.The 33-year-old actor starred alongside the '12 Years A Slave' star in a production of William Shakespeare's 'Othello' and thinks he will win Best...

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Jared Leto Flirts With Lupita Nyong'o

14th February 2014

Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong'o have sparked rumours they are dating after being spotted flirting with one another. The Hollywood stars - who have been nominated for the Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress...

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Oscar 'Losers' Win Gift $50,000 Goodie Bag

13th February 2014

Oscar nominees who don't win the coveted prize will be given gift bags worth more than $55,000.Hollywood stars will be attending the Academy Awards on March 2 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and...

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A Week In Movies: 12 Years Rules London, Stars Mourn Hoffman, New Films From Russia, Macfarlane And Gyllenhaal

By Rich Cline | 7th February 2014

Awards season finally hit London on Sunday night as Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave collected three top awards at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards: Film of the Year, best actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and...

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Stringent Nudity Censorship In India Doesn't Apply To '12 Years A Slave'

By Jack de Aguilar | 7th February 2014

Such is the importance of Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, the usually strict nudity censorships practices in India have lightened somewhat to allow the film to be shown unhindered, according to The Guardian.Benedict Cumberbatch...

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Kate Winslet To Star In Triple Nine?

6th February 2014

Kate Winslet is in talks to star in 'Triple Nine'. The 38-year-old actress - who welcomed her third child Bear into the world just two months ago - is in negotiations to take on the...

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Steve Mcqueen Becomes Ambassador For Anti-slavery International

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th February 2014

Following his modern classic, 12 Years a Slave, which portrays the true story of Soloman Northrup’s (Chiwetel Ejiofor) kidnapping, subsequent slavery and escape, director Steve McQueen has been made a patron of the world's oldest...

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12 Years A Slave Leads Wins At London Critics' Circle Film Awards

3rd February 2014

'12 Years a Slave' won three awards at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards on Sunday night (02.02.14).The historical drama was named film of the year, while Chiwetel Ejiofor won actor of the year for...

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'12 Years A Slave' Dominates British Critics Awards, Lupita Nyong'o In Line For A Famous Mentor?

By Jack de Aguilar | 3rd February 2014

12 Years a Slave enjoyed another fruitful evening at an awards show last night when it picked up three gongs – including that of Best Film - at the British Critics’ Circle Awards.12 Years a...

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Chiwetel Ejiofor Learned Violin

25th January 2014

Chiwetel Ejiofor learned the violin for his role in '12 Years A Slave'.The 36-year-old actor - who portrays Solomon Northup, a free man and avid violinist, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841...

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Oscars 2014: Which Film Holds The Award For Most Mistakes?

By Jack de Aguilar | 21st January 2014

The Oscars nominations 2014 list comprises a ridiculously strong set of films, actors and directors. It’s been a great year, with 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Dallas Buyers Club and Gravity dominating Academy voters’...

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Salt 2 Script Completed

21st January 2014

The script for 'Salt 2' has been completed.Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has confirmed he has read the screenplay for the proposed follow-up to 2010's smash hit action thriller 'Salt' starring Angelina Jolie, and he believes...

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