Ellen Page has come out as a gay woman.
“I’m here today because I am gay,” Page, 26, told the audience, “and because maybe I can make a difference, to help others have an easier and more hopeful time. Regardless, for me, I feel a personal obligation and a social responsibility.
“I am tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission,” Page proudly and defiantly declared. “I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the other side of all that pain.”
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
Check out the full list of Oscars 2012 Winners here.
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.