Mar 18, 2013 21:26 EDT
Big-budget 3D fantasy adventure flick "Oz the Great and Powerful" topped the North American box office for a second straight weekend, earning $41.3 million, industry figures showed.
Mar 18, 2013 20:16 EDT
A Chinese drama that touches on sensitive topics including police corruption won the best picture at the Asian Film Awards, while Japan's Takeshi Kitano scooped the best director gong.
Mar 14, 2013 12:03 EDT
Marcel Hirscher of Austria won the overall World Cup title for a second straight year on Thursday when chief rival Aksel Lund Svindal withdrew from the slalom race.
Mar 13, 2013 08:15 EDT
Tehran plans to sue Hollywood production companies over anti-Iranian films, including the Oscar-winning "Argo", a French lawyer hired by the Islamic republic to make the case said on Wednesday.
Mar 05, 2013 01:06 EST
Influential journal Wine Advocate has awarded Australia's 2008 Penfolds Grange shiraz an unsurpassable 100 points, a score chief winemaker Peter Gago said Tuesday was like winning an Academy Award.
Mar 04, 2013 19:23 EST
Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg is to make a television mini-series about Napoleon, based on a screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, he told a French broadcaster.
Mar 03, 2013 15:20 EST
French actor Omar Sy, who won praise for his starring role in the film "The Intouchables," has been added to the star-studded cast of the next "X-Men movie," director Bryan Singer has said.
Feb 28, 2013 14:48 EST
Steven Spielberg, named head of the Cannes Film Festival jury Wednesday, is a Hollywood legend and one of modern cinema's most influential filmmakers -- even if his awards glory has faded of late.
Feb 28, 2013 02:48 EST
Award-winning director Steven Spielberg will head up this year's Cannes Film Festival jury, the organisers announced on Thursday, just days after he missed out on his third best-director Oscar.
Feb 26, 2013 13:50 EST
Oscars host Seth MacFarlane said Tuesday there is "no way" he will do the show again, after his performance was widely criticized as offensive and dull.
Feb 25, 2013 19:46 EST
The comedy "Identity Thief" topped the box office in the United States and Canada in its third week, bouncing back on Oscars weekend after slipping from the top spot, figures showed Monday.
Feb 25, 2013 17:14 EST
Quvenzhane Wallis, fresh from the Oscars spotlight as the youngest ever best actress nominee, is to play "Annie" in a Tinseltown remake of the hit Broadway musical, filmmakers said.
Feb 25, 2013 16:23 EST
Critics blasted Oscars host Seth MacFarlane on Monday for "crudely sexist antics" and peddling "offensive" Jewish stereotypes, as the Academy Awards post mortem got into full swing.
Feb 25, 2013 14:57 EST
The US State Department, still mourning the loss of its diplomats in a bloody attack on a mission in Libya, Monday cheered the Oscar win for "Argo" based on a true life tale of diplomatic bravery.
Feb 25, 2013 14:27 EST
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Monday blasted an Oscars sketch in which potty-mouthed film star bear Ted joked about Jews in Hollywood, calling it "offensive and not remotely funny."
Feb 25, 2013 13:28 EST
Iran on Monday criticised Hollywood for awarding its top honour to the Iran hostage drama "Argo", with a senior official saying it "lacks artistic value" and media poking fun at US first lady Michelle Obama's surprise appearance at the Oscar ceremony.
Feb 25, 2013 11:32 EST
Dishing out Oscars, dancing with the stars and hamming it up with Big Bird -- Michelle Obama is having all the fun.
Feb 25, 2013 09:40 EST
Ben Affleck's Iran hostage drama "Argo" won the coveted best film Oscar late Sunday, while Daniel Day-Lewis took a record third best actor prize at the 85th Academy Awards, Hollywood's biggest night.
Feb 25, 2013 07:43 EST
Anne Hathaway won an Oscar on her second nomination Sunday, confirming her status as one of Hollywood's brightest acting talents -- and an astonishingly powerful singer who "Dreamed a Dream."
Feb 25, 2013 06:52 EST
Austrian director Michael Haneke finally got his due from Oscars voters when his "Amour" -- a searing tale of ageing, illness, death and dignity -- took home the award for best foreign film.