"There have been actresses who continue to work post marriage and you can pull out several names in different decades. However, in the recent times it was becoming a pre-conceived idea that probably leading ladies would not continue to work. I never paid attention to this even as a single girl." … [Read more...] about When Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Compared Rajinikanth To Her Father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan!
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The plant-based main course was another new innovation. Too bad Best Actor front-runner Joaquin Phoenix — who pushed the environmentally friendly idea at earlier awards this year including the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards — was unable to attend. He would have loved the roasted maitake mushroom mixed with forbidden black rice, winter squash, cauliflower and red curry. Documentary Branch Governor Rory Kennedy, who is among those Academy officials spearheading this change, told me it is a much wider AMPAS initiative, which was explained in an email to journalists today that emphasized the Academy is committed to helping the planet by reducing its carbon imprint and that for the past seven years the Oscar show has had a “net zero carbon imprint.” Kennedy also noted that the Academy are eliminating plastic bottles from all of its events, the Governors Ball menu will be 70% plant-based, and all four AMPAS buildings including the upcoming … [Read more...] about Oscars: Inside The Academy Award Nominees Luncheon Where Everyone Is A Winner
Related Story Oscars: 'Ford V Ferrari's' Christian Bale And Matt Damon To Defy Conventional Wisdom And Go Head To Head On Best Actor Race Track Rubin said these Governors Awards meant the kickoff of the awards season, and it came in October for the first time, two weeks earlier than previous years, but then again the Oscars on February 9 are two weeks earlier as well. These two events bookend the season, and it was a starry turnout as usual here with numerous possible contenders mingling at the pre and post receptions. Smartly though, the Academy was sure to keep the spotlight on these four honorees, not Oscar campaigns, by changing it up a bit and not interrupting the show for dinner, which this time was quickly served as soon as guests sat down at 6 PM. In the past the dinner hour meant lots of hobnobbing with no one actually sitting in their seats for long. Not this time. When I caught up with Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson afterwards, they were both thrilled at the way the … [Read more...] about Governors Awards: The Season’s First Oscars Handed Out Sunday Night To Most Diverse Field Of Honorees Ever
Common wisdom among today’s breed of Oscar strategists is that even if two stars were to be nominated against each other in the lead category, they would most likely split the vote, winning nothing for the film instead of having a chance to pick up both lead and supporting Oscars if they split categories. In the rather paltry 17 times this has occurred in Oscar history only four times did a split not occur and one of the pair went on to victory. In addition to Abraham over Hulce, Shirley MacLaine in Terms Of Endearment (1983) over Debra Winger, Peter Finch posthumously in Network (1976) over William Holden , and Bing Crosby in Going My Way (1944) over Barry Fitzgerald each won. In the latter’s unique case Fitzgerald was also nominated in the Supporting Actor category for the same film and won there instead. After that the Academy changed its rules allowing an actor to be nominated only once for the same performance in whichever … [Read more...] about Oscars: ‘Ford V Ferrari’s’ Christian Bale And Matt Damon To Defy Conventional Wisdom And Go Head To Head On Best Actor Race Track
Many like to point the finger at distribution and marketing whenever a big project like this goes sideways, and again, with a Byzantine property like Mortal Engines, which did not hit a zeitgeist with young readers in the way that Hunger Games did, there’s only so much lifting either department can do at a studio. “What film is this audience for?” is the question often asked by film financiers, and the assumption here was that fanboys, fan girls, and anyone who showed up for Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit would be there. This weekend’s mid-December release date is a familiar one for Jackson fans, as it’s where his King Kong, Hobbit and Lord of the Rings pictures were launched. Not to mention, if this film was bound to fail, this weekend is the best date to open Mortal Engines, since it could conceivably be in line for the best multiple ever at the box office, given the … [Read more...] about ‘Mortal Engines’ Conks Out At The B.O. And Is Poised To Lose At Least $100M+: Here’s Why