Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman leads the Critics’ Choice Awards nominations, which were announced on Sunday. The sprawling mob epic has scored 14 nods, including best director and best picture. Stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci also scored acting noms. The Irishman was followed by Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which scored 12 nominations. Todd Phillips’ comic book blockbuster Joker edged out Avengers: Endgame. While the DC drama scored seven nods, the Marvel extravaganza managed three.Greta Gerwig’s Little Women scored nine nods while her partner Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story and Sam Mendes’ war movie 1917 received eight nominations. This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from Joker. ( AP ) Netflix’s When They See Us led the TV category with six nods, followed by This is Us and Schitt’s Creek with five nods, and HBO’s … [Read more...] about The Irishman leads Critics’ Choice Awards nominations, Joker edges out Avengers Endgame
Veteran actor Maggie Smith may have had an extensive, varied career on stage, films and TV, but she doesn't consider her roles in 'Downton Abbey' or the 'Harry Potter' films as an integral part of her filmography. Smith, most popular for playing Professor Minerva McGonagall in the JK Rowling's world of magic and Dowager Countess Violet Crawley in the period drama, said neither of the parts in the franchises satisfied her as an artiste. "I am deeply grateful for the work in 'Potter' and indeed 'Downton' but it wasn't what you'd call satisfying. I didn't really feel I was acting in those things," Smith, 84, told the media. She said she and the late Alan Rickman, who played Professor Severus Snape, used to joke that their work on the Potter films was made up entirely of reaction shots. However, Smith added there was a upside to starring in the films, fronted by Daniel Radcliffe, as they helped her to bond with her five grandchildren. The actor also said she would have preferred to be … [Read more...] about Parts in ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Harry Potter’ weren’t ‘satisfying’: Maggie Smith
New Delhi: Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan is known for getting into the skin of the character he portrays on-screen. The superstar is currently working on his upcoming venture 'Laal Singh Chaddha' and to look his part, Aamir is leaving no stone unturned. He recently shot on the famous Howrah Bridge in Kolkata and went completely unrecognisable. Pictures from his leaked look have flooded the internet and gone viral. Check it out here: Today Aamir Khan did shooting at about 4.30 AM on Howrah Bridge !!#LaalSinghChaddha#Xmas2020 pic.twitter.com/KdbAnWoJs4 — Debangsu Mukherjee (@JoyDbg) December 8, 2019 This Morning on Howrah Bridge !!#LaalSinghChaddha#Xmas2020 pic.twitter.com/BUlmtay5u3 — Debangsu Mukherjee (@JoyDbg) December 8, 2019 With thick long beard, hairdo and a cap on head, Aamir Khan is certainly not looking his regular self. 'Laal Singh Chaddha' is the Hindi adaptation of Hollywood bigwig Tom Hanks' 'Forrest Gump'. The actor made this announcement on his 54th birthday … [Read more...] about Aamir Khan’s unrecognisable look for ‘Laal Singh Chaddha’ goes viral, actor shoots on Howrah Bridge
Twenty-four-year-old Sharvi Yadav moved to Mumbai from Noida three years ago to chase her dream of singing for the stars in Bollywood films. Little did she know she would get to croon for the Hindi dub of Hollywood project—Frozen 2, which broke records in the US with an opening collection of $127 million on Nov 25. In the Hindi dubbed version of the film, Yadav has done playback singing for Anna, one of the lead characters. Basking in the glory of the movie’s success, Yadav is busy attending events in different cities to promote the film. She said it was a dream comes true for her to become singing voice for Anna in this movie. “I got a call to audition for Frozen 2 and I was so thrilled since I’ve been a fan of the ‘ice princess’ since I was in school. I was so nervous when I reached the studio to audition. Sadly, I wasn’t very happy with my performance. I went back home disappointed since I couldn’t give it my best shot and it just … [Read more...] about 24-year-old Noida singer Sharvi Yadav does Hindi playback in Disney’s Frozen 2
Ashutosh Gowariker's career is a roller coaster ride. From movies that came and left the theatre in the blink of an eye to ones that caught Oscar's eye, it's quite a story. Although the mild-mannered film-maker hasn't hit the bullseye in a while, he's still a significant name in Hindi cinema. His latest Panipat, starring Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Sanjay Dutt and Padmini Kolhapure, revisits the Third Battle of Panipat fought between the Marathas and Afghans in the 18th century. Sukanya Verma looks at all the movies Ashu has made so far. Tell us your favourite in the poll below. Pehla Nasha (1993) What's it about: A copy of Hollywood's Body Double, Gowariker's modestly scaled thriller starring Deepak Tijori, Pooja Bhatt and Raveena Tandon in an extended special appearance is about a struggling actor witnessing a young woman's murder from across his building. When he decides to do something about it, things become curiouser and curiouser. General consensus: Best remembered for an awards … [Read more...] about Your FAVOURITE Ashutosh Gowariker Film? VOTE!