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2009-02-08 18:44:51

Slumdog Millionaire was named best film of 2008 and took seven prizes overall at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in London Sunday night. The story about an uneducated young man's extraordinary winning streak on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? beat out The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk and The Reader for the best picture honor. Slumdog Millionaire also won BAFTAs for director Danny Boyle and for Simon Beaufoy's adapted screenplay, as well as for...

2009-02-07 12:00:44

Slumdog Millionaire is a heavy favorite to take home a British Academy of Film and Television Arts best film award this year, oddsmakers say. The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday the movie by British director Danny Boyle has been deemed the 1-6 favorite at the BAFTA awards show Sunday in London. Meanwhile, The Dark Knight" actor Heath Ledger, who died in January 2008, has been tabbed a prohibitive favorite -- 1-25 -- to win a best supporting actor award. Actress Kate Winslet is the favorite...

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2009-01-30 20:18:14

The Mumbai-set drama Slumdog Millionaire has earned four Richard Attenborough Film Awards, it was announced in London Thursday. The movie was declared best film of the year, while Britain's Danny Boyle won the award for best director and British actor Dev Patel the gong for rising star of the year, the BBC said. The awards were voted for online by regional film critics across the United Kingdom over a period of six weeks. British film star Kate Winslet won the best actress of the year honor...

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2009-01-25 22:22:38

Slumdog Millionaire, Sean Penn and Meryl Streep may have taken a step toward Oscar gold after winning SAG Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night. Slumdog Millionaire won the Screen Actors Guild's top acting honor for best cast of a motion picture, while Penn was named best male actor for Milk and Streep took best female actor honors for Doubt. Although there are exceptions, the SAG Awards tend to provide a hint to Academy Award outcomes. Slumdog Millionaire -- which took the Producers Guild of...

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2008-12-11 08:50:49

Burn After Reading, Happy-Go-Lucky, In Bruges, Mamma Mia and Vicky Cristina Barcelona were all nominated for Golden Globes in Los Angeles Thursday. The five films will compete in the best comedy or musical film category. In the running for the best drama film Globe are The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, The Reader, Revolutionary Road and Slumdog Millionaire. Nominated for the best actor in a drama film globe are Leonardo DiCaprio for Revolutionary Road, Frank Langella for...

2008-12-09 07:35:00

THE DARK KNIGHT, DOUBT AND SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE GARNER SIX NODS CLINT EASTWOOD RECEIVES TWO NOMINATIONS - BEST ACTOR (GRAN TORINO) AND BEST COMPOSER (CHANGELING) VH1 TO BROADCAST THE AWARDS CEREMONY LIVE ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 8, 2009 AT 9:00 PM (ET/PT) NEW YORK, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 14th annual Critics' Choice Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics' Choice Awards gala on Thursday, January 8,...

2008-09-25 00:00:21

By Shea Conner As fall has arrived, the wave of Oscar-worthy films has come with it. While several great films have already been released this year ("The Dark Knight,""Mamma Mia,""WALL-E" and "Burn After Reading" to name a few), they will be largely ignored by the Academy who will honor the late season Oscar-longing epics. With that being said, here is who I think will be the nominees for the six most recognizable awards. These are not necessarily the nominees I would choose, but the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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