Sunday, February 27, 2011

AR Rahman lost the Oscar 2011

AR Rahman, who was nominated for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards for the year 2010, for his score in 127 Hours, directed by Danny Boyle, has lost the Oscar.

The Oscar for Best Original Score went to Toy Story Musician, Randy Newman for 'We Belong Together' from Toy Story 3.

AR Rahman, has also lost the Oscar for best original score category, which went on to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network.

Florence Welch and AR Rahman performed the 'If I Rise' on stage prior to the award being announced.

AR Rahman had earlier lost the BAFTA. Rahman had only won the Best Original Song award at the 16th Critics' Choice Movie awards held early this year for his 'IF i Rise' composition from 127 Hours.
In the year 2009, Rahman, had won the best original score and best oridinal song category in the Oscars as well as BAFTA for his 'Jai Ho' compiositon from the movie Slumdog Millionaire, directed by Danny Boyle.

Salman in love with Brit model Hazel?

Though believed to have sworn to celibacy, as though determined never to let a girl distract him again, Salman Khan has surprised us.

The actor has recently found a female companion who he loves spending time with. Rumour has it that Sallu and British model Hazel are getting close to each other rather well. She took him out for a bike ride in Pune about two weeks ago, post which they spent a lot of quality time together. The weather in that city is such that you can't blame the two, but they have sure become the talk of town in Mumbai.

Salman and Hazel have been shooting together for Siddique Lal's Bodyguard for some time now but sparks flew in Pune only recently, they say. Before and after their shooting schedules, Salman and Hazel would spend a lot of free time with one another.

This comes as a surprise because Salman, whose reputation of having had an impressive line-up of girlfriends precedes him, reportedly wanted to concentrate only on his career post the success of Dabangg. In the past, he had close relationships with Somy Ali, Sangeeta Bijlani, Aishwarya Rai and Katrina Kaif.

He was briefly linked up with Mahek Chahal, Bruna Abdullah and more recently, Kangna Ranaut. But post his "brea-up" with Katrina, the actor chose to doggedly pursue his work and not allow women to distract him.

It seems Hazel is a cute exception to the rule however. Says a source, "Most new girls in the industry get quite intimidated by Salman, but Hazel has not shown any such signs. Salman and she hit it off like a house on fire. It now seems that they are more than just good friends."Hazel and Salman remained unavailable for comment.

Third batch of Indians arrives from Libya

Mumbai: The third batch of 67 Indians arrived in Mumbai from Libya early on Monday morning. So far, over 500 Indians have returned from strife-torn Libya on special Air India flights, but thousands are still stranded.

Two more Air India flights will soon leave to ferry more Indians back home. Three navy ships as well as a chartered passenger ship have also set sail as part of India's Operation Safe Homecoming.

The first batch of 291 people from Tripoli landed in the national capital late on Saturday night at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The second flight with 237 Indians on board landed at the IGI airport early on Sunday.

Those who returned left Libya in a hurry.

"Other than my passport, I don't have anything. We came back to save our lives and were stranded at the airport for 12 hours. The airport seemed like a refugee camp," said one of the passengers.

One such family is that of the Parekhs. They have spent the last few days trying to get out of war-torn and increasingly unsafe Libya.

"Things were getting really bad for the last 10 days. People were killing each other, and there was self-imposed curfew. We couldn't go out to buy regular food; our children stayed at home," said Narayan Parekh.

But for now, the relief of being away from the sound of gunfire is all that matters. For the past 27 years, Tripoli has been their home so their sense of displacement is acute.

Oscar Awards Winners 2011

Academy Awards 2011 winners:

Tom Hooper bags the Best Director award for 'The King's Speech'. So far, 'Inception' won 4 Awards: Best Visual Effect, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Cinematography. 'The Social Network' got 3 Awards: Best Film Editing,Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Original Score.
Christian Bale and Melissa Leo won their first Academy Awards for their respective supporting roles in the movie "The Fighter". Leo was so overcome by her win that she dropped the F bomb during her acceptance speech. Bale, later while accepting his award said, " Bloody hell, its such an honour,I am hoping not to drop the 'f' bomb like Melissa had done before. " Check out the other winners...

Best Director
Tom Hooper 'The King's Speech'

Best Original Song
Randy Newman for "We belong together" in 'Toy Story 3'

Best Film Editing
Angus Wall Kirk Baxter for 'The Social Network'

Best Visual Effect
Paul Franklin,Chris Corbould and Andrew Lockley for 'Inception'

Best Documentary of the Year
Inside Job by Charles Fergusson and Audrey Marrs

Best Live Action Short Film
Luke Matheny for 'God of Love'

Best Short Documentary
Karen Goodman, Kirk Simon for 'Strangers No More'

Best Costume Design
Colleen Atwood for 'Alice in Wonderland'

Best Makeup
Rick Baker Dave Elsley for 'The Wolfman'

Best Sound Editing
Richard King for Inception

Best Sound Mixing
Lora Hirshberg and Gary A Rizzo for Inception

Best Original Score
Trent Reznor Atticus Ross for 'The Social Network'

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale

Best Foreign Language Film
In A better World (Denmark)

Best original Screenplay
David Seidler for 'The King's Speech'

Best Adapted Screenplay
Aron Sorkin for 'The Social Network'

Best Animated Feature Film
Toy Story 3: Directed by Lee Unkrich

Best Animated Short Film
The Lost Thing Directed by Andrew Ruhemann

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Melissa Leo for 'The Fighter'

Best Cinematography
Movie: Inception

Winner: Wally Pfister

Best Art direction
Movie: Alice in Wonderland

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