Fri, March 05, 2010

81st Annual Academy Awards

"Slumdog" dominates Oscars with best-picture win

"Slumdog Millionaire" is the Academy Awards champion, wrapping up its ghetto-to-glory story by winning best picture and seven other Oscars, including the directing honor for Danny Boyle. Full story

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'Benjamin Button' leads Oscar nominations with 13

"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" led Academy Awards contenders with 13 nominations, among them best picture and acting honors for Brad Pitt and Taraji P. Henson.

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Russian biathletes win mixed relay with sixth gold at Winter Universiade

GMT Xinhua English MAOERSHAN, Northeast China, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- Russian biathletes enjoyed another harvest here on Friday as the individual elites-studded "dream team" won the mixed relay with overwhelming advantages at the Winter Universiade.

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GMT Forbes What kind of return on investment do studios get from Oscar winners?

Oscars-winning movie to debut in Chinese cinemas

GMT Xinhua English BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The biggest winner of the 81st Academy Awards, "Slumdog Millionaire", is to make its debut in Chinese cinemas in late March or early April.

Nielsen: Oscar ratings up 13% from last year's record low

GMT Xinhua English LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- Television viewership for Sunday night's live telecast of the 81st Academy Awards ceremony rose 13 percent from last year's record low, according to preliminary figures released Monday by Nielsen Media Research.

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Stars stride the red carpet

GMT Reuters Silver screen luminaries stroll the red carpet ahead of Hollywood's night of nights, the 81st Academy Awards.

Oscars bling to be toned down

GMT Reuters Global economic downturn expected to put a dampener on some of the red carpet outfits.

Fans gather for Hollywood Oscars

GMT Reuters Excitement and nerves for the biggest annual event in Hollywood is bubbling over, fans from all around the world are starting to gather and crews, production staff and the international press corps are working overtime to make sure it all goes to plan.

Celebrities arrive at 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood

GMT Xinhua English Actress Melissa Leo, nominated for Best Actress for "Frozen River" arrives at the 81st Academy Awards in Hollywood, California Feb. 22, 2009.

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EU prides itself on funding Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire"

GMT Xinhua English BRUSSELS, Feb. 23 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) on Monday took pride in funding the film "Slumdog Millionaire," which won the Best Picture and seven other Academy Awards.

Editor: popularity of "Slumdog Millionaire" unexpected

GMT Xinhua English HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chris Dickens, who won the Oscar for film editing for "Slumdog Millionaire", said Sunday night that he did not foresee the film's popularity.