The Indian confusion over the Oscars

It seems to me sometimes very interesting and surprising how much we get undue influence from the western media and western publicity and almost everything they do. Nobody knew Danny Boyle in India even after the release of Slumdog Millionaire worldwide (now I’m not saying he wasn’t known among the industry experts, they know every newbie […]

The Beginning of the Academy Awards

The man behind the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927 was Louis B. Mayer, chief of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studios. The organization’s goals were defined as developing a way to honor outstanding achievements in the film industry to encourage even greater efforts and achievements in the industry’s future. The Academy Awards, also […]

Oscar 2011 is in the air

The 2011 Oscar season beckons. It feels like just yesterday when Jeff Bridges took home his deserved first Oscar for Crazy Heart. Everyone wanted him to go, “the dude stays.” He didn’t quite say that, but we all cheered for Jeff anyway. Extra special was the euphoria surrounding the clash between David and Goliath (read The Hurt […]