The 85th Oscars(Academy Awards) 2013 were conducted in a grand fashion here at the Dolby Theatre in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California. Check out the full list of winners in the 85th Academy Awards below:
Best Picture: Argo (Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney) Best Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) [ He became the first actor to win three Oscar trophies for the leading actor role] Best Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) Best Director: Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Django Unchained BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Argo BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)
BEST FOREIGN FEATURE: Amour BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Brave BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN WINNER: Lincoln: Rick Carter (Production Design); Jim Erickson (Set Decoration) BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Life of Pi BEST SOUND MIXING: Les Misérables: Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
BEST SOUND EDITING: Skyfall: Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers and Zero Dark Thirty: Paul N.J. Ottosson BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Life of Pi: Mychael Danna BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Skyfall (Skyfall) BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Anna Karenina BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Searching for Sugar Man BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Inocente BEST FILM EDITING: Argo
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: Les Misérables: Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: Paperman BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM: Curfew BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Life of Pi
People always ask me,”What is Boxing Day and Why it is called so? Let me explain to you today.
What is Boxing Day
Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, i.e., 26th December and is a national holiday in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. It is another day to celebrate with friends and family after Christmas. If Boxing Day falls on Saturday or Sunday, it is moved to 27th December in many places.
Why it is called Boxing Day?
There are many arguments regarding the origins of the name Boxing Day.
- A ‘Christmas Box’ in Britain is a name for a Christmas present.
- Boxing Day was a holiday for servants and when they received a ‘Christmas Box’ from the master. The servants would also go home to give ‘Christmas Boxes’ to their families.
- A box to collect money for the poor was placed in Churches on Christmas day then opened the next.
What do people do on Boxing Day?
- Many important sports events are held on Boxing Day.
- In Australia, The Boxing Day test match is a cricket game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
- There are sales at many parts of different countries.
- Retailers celebrate “Boxing Week” to increase their sales.
- People spend more time with friends and family. They go for shopping and hunting.
Man of Steel is a new Hollywood film based on famous comic character Superman. The second trailer is out yesterday and bu the looks of it, we can say that this movie is not going to suck like the previous superman movies. The first teaser of the movie was released earlier this year.
Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill & Amy Adams and is written & produced by Christopher Nolan.
To celebrate the 46th anniversary of the most iconic sci fi series ever – Star Trek: The Original Series, Google has produced an awesome interactive Star Trek Doodle.
Star Trek Google doodle shows the characters of the TV series that first aired on NBC in the USA on September 8, 1966.
The letter ‘G’ in the Google logo is for Mr Spock. The 1st ‘O’ is for Nyota Uhura and the second “O’ is of James T Kirk, the commanding officer of the USS Enterprise. The letter ‘L’ seems to resemble Hikaru Sulu.
The interactive doodle starts in the bridge of the Starship Enterprise and then the second ‘O’ & the ‘E’ go out of the red door to the transporter room & the transporter beams them to an unfriendly planet where they fight an alien.
Check out the Star Trek Google Doodle on Google HomePage.
Michelle Obama’s Speech electrified the whole crowd at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech, was targeted to illustrate the differences between her husband, Barack Obama and his Republican challenger.
Michelle Obama praised her husband as a devoted husband, caring father and a “man we can trust” to revive the nation’s weak economy as president.
Burning Man is a week-long annual festival held in northern Nevada(in Black Rock Desert) in the USA. The festival is taking place since 1986 with lots of music, dance & human extravaganza.
The festival starts on the last Monday in August & ends on the first Monday in September, that coincides with the American Labor Day holiday.
The Burning Man 2012 Festival is from August 27- September 3.
The event got its name from the ritual burning of a wooden effigy on Saturday evening every year. The festival is an experiment in art,community, radical self-expression, & self-reliance.
Official Website – www.burningman.com