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Posted in News Updates on February 3, 2010 by topazbol

Oscar nominations are out…This time there are 10 nominations for best picture category instead of 5…take ur pick…

Actor in leading Role 

Jeff Bridges  in Crazy Heart
George Clooney in Up in the Air
Colin Firth in A Single Man
Morgan Freeman in Invictus
Jeremy Renner in The Hurt Locker

Actor in a Supporting Role

Matt Damon  in Invictus
Woody Harrelson  in The Messenger
Christopher Plummer  in The Last Station
Stanley Tucci  in The Lovely Bones
Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds

Actress in a Leading Role

Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side
Helen Mirren
in The Last Station
Carey Mulligan 
in An Education
Gabourey Sidibe
in Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Meryl Streep
in Julie & Julia

Actress in a Supporting Role

Penélope Cruz in Nine
Vera Farmiga
in Up in the Air
Maggie Gyllenhaal 
in Crazy Heart
Anna Kendrick 
in Up in the Air
Mo’Nique in Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire

Animated Feature Film

Coraline: Henry Selick
Fantastic Mr Fox: Wes Anderson
The Princess and the Frog: John Musker and Ron Clements
The Secret of Kells: Tomm Moore
Up: Pete Docter

Art Direction

Art Direction: Rick Carter and Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Kim Sinclair

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Art Direction: Dave Warren and Anastasia Masaro; Set Decoration: Caroline Smith

Art Direction: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim

Sherlock Holmes
Art Direction: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer

The Young Victoria
Art Direction: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Maggie Gray


Avatar: Mauro Fiore
Harry Potter 
and the Half-Blood Prince: Bruno Delbonnel
The Hurt Locker: Barry Ackroyd
Inglourious Basterds: Robert Richardson
The White Ribbon: Christian Berger

Costume Design

Bright Star: Janet Patterson
Coco before Chanel: Catherine Leterrier
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: Monique Prudhomme
Nine: Colleen Atwood
The Young Victoria Sandy Powell

Best Director

Avatar: James Cameron
The Hurt Locker: Kathryn Bigelow

Inglourious Basterds: Quentin Tarantino

Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire: Lee Daniels
Up in the Air: Jason Reitman

Documentary (Feature)

Burma VJ: Anders Østergaard and Lise Lense-Møller
The Cove: Nominees to be determined
Food, Inc. Robert Kenner and Elise Pearlstein
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon 
Papers” Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith
Which Way Home: Rebecca Cammisa

Documentary (Short Subject)

China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province: Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner: Daniel Junge and Henry Ansbacher
The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant: Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
Music by Prudence: Roger Ross Williams and Elinor Burkett
Rabbit à la Berlin: Bartek Konopka and Anna Wydra

Film Editing

Avatar: Stephen Rivkin, John Refoua and James Cameron
District 9: Julian Clarke
The Hurt Locker: Bob Murawski and Chris Innis
Inglourious Basterds: Sally Menke
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire: Joe Klotz

Foreign Language Film

Ajami: Israel
El Secreto de Sus Ojos: Argentina
The Milk of Sorrow: Peru
Un Prophète: France 
The White Ribbon: Germany


Il Divo: Aldo Signoretti and Vittorio Sodano
Star Trek: Barney Burman, Mindy Hall and Joel Harlow
The Young Victoria: Jon Henry Gordon and Jenny Shircore

Music (Original Score)

Avatar: James Horner 
Fantastic Mr Fox: Alexandre Desplat
The Hurt Locker: Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
Sherlock Holmes: Hans Zimmer
Up: Michael Giacchino

Music (Original Song)

Almost There from The Princess and the Frog: Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
Down in New Orleans from The Princess and the Frog: Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
Loin de Paname from Paris 36: Music by Reinhardt Wagner Lyric by Frank Thomas
Take It All from Nine: Music and Lyric by Maury Yeston
The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart) from Crazy Heart: Music and Lyric by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett

Best Picture

Avatar: James Cameron and Jon Landau
The Blind Side: Nominees to be determined
District 9: Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham
An Education: Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey
The Hurt Locker: Nominees to be determined
Inglourious Basterds: Lawrence Bender
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire: Lee Daniels, Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness
A Serious Man: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Up: Jonas Rivera
Up in the Air: Daniel Dubiecki, Ivan Reitman and Jason Reitman

Short Film (Animated)

French Roast: Fabrice O Joubert
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty: Nicky Phelan and Darragh O’Connell
The Lady and the Reaper (La Dama y la Muerte): Javier Recio Gracia
Logorama: Nicolas Schmerkin
A Matter of Loaf and Death: Nick Park

Short Film (Live Action)

The Door: Juanita Wilson and James Flynn
Instead of Abracadabra: Patrik Eklund and Mathias Fjellström
Kavi: Gregg Helvey
Miracle Fish: Luke Doolan and Drew Bailey
The New Tenants: Joachim Back and Tivi Magnusson

Sound Editing

Avatar: Christopher Boyes and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
The Hurt Locker: Paul N J Ottosson
Inglourious Basterds: Wylie Stateman
Star Trek: Mark Stoeckinger and Alan Rankin
Up: Michael Silvers and Tom Myers

Sound Mixing

Avatar: Christopher Boyes, Gary Summers, Andy Nelson and Tony Johnson
The Hurt Locker: Paul N J Ottosson and Ray Beckett
Inglourious Basterds: Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano
Star Trek: Anna Behlmer, Andy Nelson and Peter J Devlin
Transformers : Revenge of the Fallen: Greg P Russell, Gary Summers and Geoffrey Patterson

Visual Effects

Avatar: Joe Letteri, Stephen Rosenbaum, Richard Baneham and Andrew R Jones
District 9: Dan Kaufman, Peter Muyzers, Robert Habros and Matt Aitken
Star Trek: Roger Guyett, Russell Earl, Paul Kavanagh and Burt Dalton

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

District 9: Written by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell
An Education: Screenplay by Nick Hornby
In the Loop: Screenplay by Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche
Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire: Screenplay by Geoffrey Fletcher
Up in the Air: Screenplay by Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner

Writing (Original Screenplay)

The Hurt Locker: Mark Boal
Inglourious Basterds: Quentin Tarantino
The Messenger: Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman
A Serious Man: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Up: Screenplay by Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Story by Pete Docter, Bob Peterson, Tom McCarthy


Intial Reviews-Ishqiya and Rann

Posted in News Updates on January 29, 2010 by topazbol

I am pretty excited today as one of my most awaited movies of the year Ishqiya is getting released…Giving it company is Rann and Road To Sangam ,both movies are also carrying good report hence should make this weekend even more exciting….

Initial reviews are













So Guys please visit theatre near you and enjoy the movies… Have a great weekend…

News Updates

Posted in News Updates on January 17, 2010 by topazbol

UTV has roped in Anees Bazmee to direct their new movie Thank You.Akshay Kumar will be heading the cast.

Indra Kumar is all set to direct movie for Shree Ashtavinayak Films.It will be a multi starrer featuring Sanjay Dutt,Anil Kapoor,Govinda,Akshaye Khanna and one more star

Release date of House Full has been preponed from 20th May to 30th April .This has been done to avoid clashing with Kites.House Full stars Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone in main lead and is directed by Sajid Khan

Akshay Kumar has been signed as brand ambassador of Dollar vest.

News updates

Posted in News Updates on January 2, 2010 by topazbol

Kites release date has been finalised,it will be releasing worldwide on 14th May2010.Kites stars Hrithik Roshan,Barabara Mori and Kangana Ranaut and is directed by anurag basu.

Karthik calling Karthik  first promo will be aired on 1oth jan 2010.KCK stars Farhan Akhtar and Deepika Padukone and is directed by Vijay Lalwani..

3 idiots  has collected a net collection of approx 80 crores in first week which is by far the highest collection for week 1.It is all set to break lifetime boxoffice collection record of Ghajani and should set a new benchmark.

Akshaye Khanna has been signed by Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder for their movie Tees Mar Khan starring Akshay Kumar.

Akshay Kumar and Priayanka Chopra won the Sabse Favourite star (male and female respectively) award in the Sabse Favourite Kaun 2010 awards show.

Latest stills and posters of upcoming Movies

Posted in News Updates on December 22, 2009 by topazbol

Bringing you the latest stills and posters of upcoming movies courtesy Bollywood Hungama….

The stills are of Housefull,Kites,Khele Hum Jee Jaan Se and Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge..


Posted in News Updates on December 17, 2009 by topazbol

SO as the paid previews of this years most talked about movie AVATAR is about to begin the curiosity in me to watch it is unpalpable.Unfortunately as i am down with high fever ,i won’t be able to watch it tonight.Feeling very sad and frustrated.

All around the globe critics have gone gaga over the movie and have showered movie with 5 star ratings.Tomato meter is reflecting huge number of 86%…

Hollywood Critics like Roger Ebert(Chicago Suntimes),Kirk Honeycutt(Hollywood Reporter) and Todd Macarthy(Variety) have all praised the movie.

In India also critic Raja sen recommends this movie as a must watch.RGV and Rohan Sippy felt humbled and priviledged after watching the preview show.

Below are few Links to see what these guys have to say about Avatar.

Raja Sen

Roger Eberts

Ram Gopal Varma

December has never been so good.First Paa then Rocket Singh and now Avatar.Next week also is exciting as 3 Idiots is going to release…

So guys enjoy this weekend with spectacle of the decade and feel blessed….

Latest Updates-Posters of MNIK,LSD and ISHQIYA

Posted in News Updates on December 16, 2009 by topazbol

Bringing you the posters of 3 of my most awaited movies of next year.

All three movies is an acid test for the directors as they need to prove a point or two.

With MNIK Karan Johar will try to break his image of  a Candyfloss Romance/overthe top Family entertainer genre director.Plus SRK  has to live upto his fans expectation as they are expecting nothing but an outstanding performance.

Dibakar Banerjee will have to live upto the benchmarks he set for himself with movies like Khonsala Ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky Lucky Oye.

Similarly Abhishek Chaubey has to live upto the name of his mentor Vishal bhardwaj.

I am waiting for all three of them eagerly and wish that all turn out to be huge successes…


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