Press Release

Star Movies, the Home of Oscars® for 16years

22 January 2015

The legacy will continue on Feb 23, 5:30am and 8:30pm

Mumbai, January 16, 2015: 80 years ago what started as a humble gathering of the movie fraternity to award excellence in cinema has now become Hollywood’s biggest most celebrated night and Star Movies has been the proud partner of this gala event for 16 consecutive years – a stellar partnership.

Every year, the entertainment community and movie lovers around the world turn their attention to The Oscars. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast, when every hardcore movie buff tunes in to watch the glamorous ceremony to celebrate the highest honors in filmmaking.

Star Movies, the Home of Oscars in India continues this royal tradition in 2015. The anticipation of the grand evening has already picked up a storm as the nominations for the most coveted film awards in the world were announced yesterday.

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s‘Birdman’ and Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ lead with nine nominations each. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood which has been in the making for 12 years follows with six nominations, equaling Clint Eastwood’s war drama American Sniper.The Theory of Everything garnered five nominations, including one for best picture, two for its lead cast Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne, one for music and another for adapted screenplay and Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner took home four nominations for music, production design, costume design and cinematography

The 87th Oscars set to be held on February 23, 2015 will be hosted by American actor, writer, producer, director, magician, comedian and singer – Neil Patrick Harris.NPH, as he is fondly called is known for his on‐stage theatrics while hosting and will be sure to add his quirky take to the glitz of the evening. NPH sent an exclusive message to all movie lovers in India – a special ‘Namaste’ only on Star Movies.

Star Movies always wants to cater to its viewer’s wishesand Oscars holds a special distinction for movie buffs and critics alike. From the performances of the most coveted awards night LIVE to the winners of the most prestigious trophy, special programming initiatives, experiences and more are planned by the channel to bring alive the majestic Oscars on Star Movies.

A cup of hot chocolate in the morning or simmering cup of coffee in the night, choose your drink, set your living room and get ready to witness the grandest stage of Hollywood EXCLUSIVELY on Star Movies live at 5:30 AM IST on 23nd February with a repeat telecast at 8:30 pm!

Nominations for the Oscars 2015

Best pictureAmerican SniperBirdmanBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameSelmaThe Theory of EverythingWhiplash

Best directorWes Anderson, The Grand Budapest HotelAlejandro G Inarritu, BirdmanRichard Linklater, BoyhoodBennett Miller, FoxcatcherMorten Tyldum, The Imitation Game

Best actorSteve Carell, FoxcatcherBradley Cooper, American SniperBenedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation GameMichael Keaton, BirdmanEddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best actressMarion Cotillard, Two Days, One NightFelicity Jones, The Theory of EverythingJulianne Moore, Still AliceRosamund Pike, Gone GirlReese Witherspoon, Wild

Best supporting actorRobert Duvall, The JudgeEthan Hawke, BoyhoodEdward Norton, BirdmanMark Ruffalo, FoxcatcherJK Simmons, Whiplash

Best supporting actressPatricia Arquette, BoyhoodLaura Dern, WildKeira Knightley, The Imitation GameEmma Stone, BirdmanMeryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best adapted screenplayAmerican SniperThe Imitation GameInherent ViceThe Theory of EverythingWhiplash

Best original screenplayBirdmanBoyhoodFoxcatcherThe Grand Budapest HotelNightcrawler

Best animated featureBig Hero 6The BoxtrollsHow to Train Your Dragon 2Song of the SeaThe Tale of Princess Kaguya

Best animated shortThe Bigger PictureThe Dam KeeperFeastMe and My MoultonA Single Life

Best cinematographyBirdmanThe Grand Budapest HotelIdaMr TurnerUnbroken

Best costume designThe Grand Budapest HotelInherent ViceInto the WoodsMaleficentMr Turner

Best documentary featureCitizenFourFinding Vivian MaierLast Days in VietnamThe Salt of the EarthVirunga

Best documentary shortCrisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1JoannaOur CurseThe ReaperWhite Earth

Best film editingAmerican SniperBoyhoodThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameWhiplash

Best foreign language filmIda (Poland)Leviathan (Russia)Tangerines (Estonia)Timbuktu (Mauritania)Wild Tales (Argentina)

Best live action shortAyaBoogaloo and GrahamButter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)ParvanehThe Phone Call

Best make‐up & hairstylingFoxcatcherThe Grand Budapest HotelGuardians of the Galaxy

Best musicThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameInterstellarMr TurnerThe Theory of Everything

Best production designThe Grand Budapest HotelThe Imitation GameInterstellarInto the WoodsMr Turner

Best song'Everything is Awesome', The Lego Movie'Glory', Selma'Grateful', Beyond the Lights'I'm Not Gonna Miss You', Glen Campbell… I'll Be Me'Lost Stars', Begin Again

Best sound editingAmerican SniperBirdmanThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesInterstellarUnbroken

Best sound mixingAmerican SniperBirdmanInterstellarUnbrokenWhiplash

Best visual effectsCaptain America: The Winter SoldierDawn of the Planet of the ApesGuardians of the GalaxyInterstellarX‐Men: Days of Future Past

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