26022019-LSTC-01.qxd 2/25/2019 8:38 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Queen shines Rock band Queen with Adam Lambert opened the 91st Academy Awards with We Will Rock You, which was featured in Bohemian Rhapsody. CHANDIGARH | TUESDAY | 26 FEBRUARY 2019 Victory... period Producer of India-set film on taboos around menstruation, Period. End of Sentence, Guneet Monga, dubs the Oscar win as ‘huge, epic and crazy’ OSCARS 2019 RODUCER Guneet Monga says the win of Period. End of Sentence at the 91st Academy Awards will help shed the stigma surrounding menstruation in India, especially in the rural areas. The film, set in a village in western Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur district, won the Oscar in the Documentary Short Subject category.Monga, who is currently in Los Angeles for the awards night, said a film on a subject still considered taboo in many parts of the country, receiving global recognition is a new high for her and all those women who struggle to be heard. In a telephonic interview from Los Angeles, Monga said the victory has been “huge, epic and crazy”. Co-produced by Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment, the movie has been directed by award-winning filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi. “I’m numb. I’ve lost my voice. This is what one always wanted and I’m so glad the universe and God chose this film because it’s so important,” the filmmaker said. Monga said the recognition is not hers alone, and credited Mandakini Kakar from her banner and Action India, run by Gauri Chaudhary, for the work that went into the film. “Each one of us needs to put another woman forward. That’s my mission. As an independent producer, it has been hard for me but I want to be there for others,” she said. P Priyanka Chopra at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills Shallow rocks for Lady Gaga Singer-actress Lady Gaga took home her first Oscar in the Best Original Song category for Shallow — the popular track from the hit film, A Star Is Born. The award went to Gaga and co-writers Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando. In her speech, she thanked her director and co-star Bradley Cooper, for “believing in us”. “Bradley: there’s not a single person on the planet that could have sung this song with me but you,” said Gaga, who got emotional after the win. “Thank you for believing in us. And if you are at home and sitting on your couch, and you are watching this right now, all I have to say is that this is hard work. I’ve worked hard for a long time. TRUE INSPIRATION The film, currently stream- BEST OF THE BEST ■ BEST PICTURE: Melissa Berton (L) and Rayka Zehtabchi pose with the award for best documentary short subject for Period BOLLYWOOD WISHES POUR ON TWITTER PRIYANKA CHOPRA: One of the most special moments of the evening...a film based on the taboos around menstruation wins Best Documentary Short! Congratulations to the entire ‘Period. End Of Sentence’ team, and my fearless friend Guneet Monga. AKSHAY KUMAR: Congratulations to Guneet Monga and the entire team of ‘Period. End of Sentence’ for winning big at the Oscars. Much needed topic of discussion and well deserved win. ANUPAM KHER: Jai Ho to the entire team and to Guneet Monga. India-based film on menstruation wins Best Short Documentary Oscar. ANURAG KASHYAP: Congratulations Guneet for the win. VICKY KAUSHAL: Congratulations Guneet! Oscar ‘Period. End of Sentence’. ing on Netflix, was born as part of The Pad Project, started by students at the Oakwood School in Los Angeles and their teacher, Melissa Berton. RIOT OF COLOUR A year after Oscars traded for an all-black look on the red carpet marking the emergence of #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, Academy Awards 2019 painted the town pink with a smatter of metallic shades, pastels and nudes. Helen Mirren, Angela Bassett, Kacey Musgraves, Gemma Chan, Jason Momoa and wife Lisa Bonet, and Sarah Paulson were some of the names who added a pop of colour to the ceremony. Momoa and Bonet paid tributes to fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld as they appeared in understated pink ensembles. Metal tones Metal tones also staked their claim on the red carpet with Captain Marvel star Brie Larson, Jennifer Lopez, Glenn Close, Emma Stone and Emilia Clark shin- CHARLIZE THERON EMILIA CLARK Green Book Alfonso Cuaron for Roma ■ BEST ACTRESS: Olivia Colman for The Favourite ■ BEST ACTOR: Rami Malek for Bohemian Rhapsody ■ BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk ■ BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali for Green Book ■ BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Roma (Mexico) ■ BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse ■ BEST ORIGINAL SONG: Shallow from A Star Is Born ■ BEST EDITING: Bohemian Rhapsody ■ BEST DIRECTOR: ing bright in shades of silver and gold. Larson, who walked the red carpet with her Captain Marvel co-star Samuel L Jackson, picked for a minimalist look in a high-shine metallic Celine gown with high collar and sexy side slit. Lopez was seen in a Tom Ford long-sleeve gown with embroidered mirror mosaic design with matching jewellery and metallic Tyler Ellis clutch. Best Supporting Actress nominee Emma Stone chose a strong-shoulder amber-coloured custom Louis Vuitton gown covered in jewelled embellishments. Clarke had the best of both pink and metal as she dazzled in a strapless shimmery metallic Balmain gown in a dusty lilac hue. Opting for a strong red, Best Supporting Actress nominee Rachel Weisz walked the carpet in a capsleeve top and pleated tulle skirt with embellishments. In a tasteful blue grey backless long-sleeve periwinkle Dior Haute Couture gown, Charlize Theron descended on the carpet in a brunette crop. Monochromes shine Monochromes never go out of vogue and Regina King, Amy Adams, Rami Malek and David Oyelowo seemed to agree. King, who won her first Best Supporting Actress Oscar, showed up in a custom draped Oscar de la Renta ivory gown with thighhigh slit. Adams embraced her curves in a strapless white column gown with zigzag pattern throughout and Cartier jewels. Best Original Song winner Gaga sported a strapless Alexander McQueen ball gown with sculptural accents at the waist, with black elbowlength gloves and a USD 30 million yellow diamond necklace from Tiffany & Co. Best Actor Oscar winner Rami Malek opted for a classic custom three-piece Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello tux and last year’s Best Supporting Actress Allison Janney too chose for a plunging long-sleeve black gown with sash at the waist. c m y b The documentary feature centres on the lives of the women who lead a quiet revolution as they fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. Monga, who previously backed films like The Lunchbox and Masaan, hoped the government empowers the production house to keep up the good work. “With this one (film) getting chosen and now winning, I hope the government sees it and enables us to do more. “We can partner, co-produce and constantly put India on the map. From The Lunchbox, Masaan, to What Will People Say (Norway’s Oscar entry) to this (L-R) Rami Malek, Olivia Colman, Regina King and Mahershala Ali one.” – Agencies Rishi congratulates Greg Cannom Rishi Kapoor and his wife Neetu Kapoor has wished international make-up artist Greg Cannom for winning his fourth Oscar award at the 91st Academy Awards. Cannom was behind the transformation of Rishi Kapoor in “Kapoor & Sons”. Cannom won the award for transforming Hollywood star Christian Bale into former Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice” at the event. Rishi on Monday tweeted a photograph of himself along with Cannom and captioned it: “Congratulations Greg Cannom for your fourth Oscar for the film ‘Vice’. You did ‘Kapoor & Sons’ with me. Bravo.” When Spike Lee got furious... JENNIFER LOPEZ Spike Lee may have ended his own long enduring wait for Oscar glory with his Best Adapted Screenplay win for BlacKkKlansman, but the director made it clear that he was not happy with Green Book winning Best Picture honour. Lee, whose film BlacKkKlansman was also nominated in the category, attempted to storm out of the Dolby Theatre after it was announced that “Green Book” has won the award. The director “walked towards the back of the auditorium in a huff.” During the winners’ speech, Lee had turned his back to the stage. He was later seen engaged in an “intense conversation with Jordan Peele, who was behind him.”
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