Five of the world’s most famous awards

Awards are given out for many reasons and to many different types of people. From kids winning a ribbon at a school sports day to a celebrity taking home an Oscar, awards and trophies have been awarded for hundreds of years. Today, they still play an important role in our lives. Whatever they are awarded for, trophies […]

Academy Award-records

Year after year, many of us eagerly await an annual ritual: the presentation of the Academy Award figurines. Since there will be 82 of them on March 7, 2010, some of the prize trivia is just as fascinating as the list of annual winners. Can I have a drum roll, please? Here are some Oscar records […]

Annual awards for audiobooks

Outstanding audiobooks are recognised each year by the Audio Publishers Association (APA) in a ceremony known as “The Audies.” The Audies are the audiobook equivalent to the Oscars for movies and will take place in Los Angeles at the end of May this year. The APA recognises the best audiobooks from over 30 categories, and […]

Dinosaurs at the Oscars

Academy Awards for all things Dinosauria As the 84th Annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are approaching, now is an opportune time to briefly discuss the role of dinosaurs in films that have received nominations or indeed won the Oscar accolade. “Gertie” de dinosaurus Dinosaurs have appeared in feature films almost since the […]

The Oscars of 2010, a look back

The 82nd annual awards ceremony took place just over a week ago and showcased surprise winners and not-so-surprising wins. But I don’t want to talk about that. I take it the winners have been carefully selected by the best experts in the world, in the US? Local? It does not matter. What I want to talk about is the show, […]

Here’s how to throw a fun Oscar party for the upcoming Academy Awards.

The Academy Awards are widely regarded as the greatest award show of all for movies. Many film lovers like to celebrate that evening with a party in keeping with the theme of the award show. Here are ideas for hosting a fun and memorable Academy Awards party. Invitations First, you need to prepare and send […]

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 […]