27042021-LSTL-01.qxd 26-04-2021 23:43 Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE Big feat Youn Yuh-jung, winner of the award for best actress in a supporting role for Minari poses in the press room at the Oscars at Union Station in Los Angeles on Sunday . A SPECIAL TRIBUTE! Late Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan and costume designer Bhanu Athaiya’s name was mentioned in Oscars memoriam. LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 27 APRIL 2021 Nom dland lands on top! OSCARS 2021 Anthony Hopkins and Frances McDormand win Best Actor, Best Actress awards, respectively PHOTOS: AP/PTI T HE 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will go down in history as the one that celebrated inclusivity as never before.From an all-Black producing team being nominated for Best Picture, to Asian origin actors taking home the trophy, to hearing and speech impaired presenter Marlee Matlin — the Oscars this year made space for life in all its diversity! Chloe Zhao expectedly won the Best Director honour and her film Nomadland won the Best Picture award. Actor Anthony Hopkins, who portrayed an ageing man battling dementia in The Father, won the Best Actor award. The octogenarian was not NICOLAS BECKER AND DANIEL KALUUYA WATCH THE WINNERS Movie Nomadland Mank Judas and the Black Messiah Promising Young Woman Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Sound of Metal Soul Another Round Tenet Two Distant Strangers Colette My Octopus Teacher If Anything Happens I Love You PETER SPEARS, FRANCES MCDORMAND, CHLOE ZHAO, MOLLYE ASHER AND DAN JANVEY, WINNERS OF THE AWARD FOR BEST PICTURE FOR NOMADLAND present at the ceremony or on video, and his award was accepted by the Academy on his behalf. Others nominated in the category were the late Chadwick Boseman, Mads Mikkelsen, Riz Ahmed, Steven Yeun and Gary Oldman. Nomadland actress Frances McDormand won the Best Actress award. She was competing against Viola Davis, Andra Day, Vanessa Kirby and Carey Mulligan. Oscars 2021 were held from two locations in Los Angeles — Union Station and Dolby Theatre. Dolby The- ACTING TO ME IS A PAID HOBBY: ANTHONY HOPKINS A CTOR Anthony Hopkins said being a part of showbiz is like having a paid hobby.”I’m not a method actor. I can’t sit in the corner thinking I’m a plant or anything like that. I get a cup of tea or a cup of coffee and say, ‘Good morning’. Some people want to make a big deal of it. I can’t. I’ve got a life of my own and acting to me is a hobby, a paid hobby, but I enjoy it,” Hopkins said in an interview. atre has been a venue for Oscars since 2001. However, this year, the live audi- A STILL FROM THE FATHER He added that he has always tried to tell young actors about how distorted fame and stardom are. “Most of this is nonsense; most of this is a lie. Accept life as it is. Just be grateful to be alive,” he said earlier. IANS ence capacity was limited to 170 people and the guests were rotating in and out of the ceremony Ma Award(s) Best Director, Best Picture and Best Actress Best Cinematography, Best Production Design Best supporting actor, Best Original Song Best Original Screenplay Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling Best Film Editing, Best Sound Best Animated Feature, Best Original Score Best International Feature Best Visual Effects Best Live Action Short Film Best Documentary Short Film Best Documentary Feature Best Animated Short Film AN EPIC REPLY! Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung had a witty retort during a media conversation after winning her first Oscar as Best Supporting Actress for Minari, on being asked how Brad Pitt smells like.”I didn’t smell him. I am not a dog,” she quipped. Yuhjung said Pitt announcing her name was something she found too good to be true. Rainey’s Black Bottom made history by taking the award for Best Hair and Make-up. The winners, Mia Neal and Available on Disney+ Hotstar from April 30 Netflix AppleTV for Rs790 Amazon Prime Video Netflix BookMyShow Stream & Amazon Prime Video Disney+ Hotstar BookMyShow Stream Amazon Prime Video Netflix YouTube for free Netflix Netflix Jamika Wilson, became the first Black women to win in the category. The film also took home the Best Costume Design award for Ann Roth. ANIMATED STUFF Pixar’s Soul, top-lined by Jamie Foxx, won Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Score honour. South Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung won the Best Supporting Actress for the film Minari. She was called on stage by Hollywood star Brad Pitt. Last year’s Best Supporting Actress Laura Dern presented the nominees for the Best Supporting Actor, which went to Daniel Kaluuya for Judas And The Black Messiah. — IANS SOUND OF METAL MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN Thomas Vinterberg, from Denmark, with the award for Best International feature film for Another Round JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH PIPPA EHRLICH AND JAMES REED WITH THE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FOR MY OCTOPUS TEACHER Pooja Hegde tests Covid positive A STILL FROM TENET SOUL Home, sweet home In Bollywood, many celebrities have got infected with Covid-19 recently, including Sonu Sood, Akshay Kumar, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Manish Malhotra, Katrina Kaif, among others. And now, Pooja Hegde has tested positive for coronavirus. On Sunday, Pooja took to Twitter and informed fans that she had tested positive and will remain under home quarantine. Pooja’s post read, “Hello everyone. This is to inform you all that I have tested positive for Covid-19. Following all the protocols, I have isolated and home quarantined myself...” Yami Gautam reaches Chandigarh to be with family MADHURI DIXIT Yami Gautam recently wrapped the shooting for Dasvi in Agra. Starring alongside Abhishek Bachchan and Nimrat Kaur, the actress will be seen as an IPS officer in the film. While juggling between various projects, the actress has been hopping from one set to another for the past seven months. But now, she has found time to be at home! Yami is in Chandigarh and spending some quality time with her family. A source close to the actress shared, “Having a packed slate for the year, Yami had a very hectic schedule for the past few months. She has been occupied with the shoot of multiple projects. Finally, the actress has managed to sneak out a little time to go home and be with her family. She is really excited to have found space in-between her schedule to take a trip home and is enjoying her time with family.” Meanwhile, her other upcoming films include Bhoot Police with Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez, and Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s Lapata. ‘Today is the age of content’ DIA MIRZA ALIA BHATT AND RANBIR KAPOOR Maldives shuts its gates! Amidst the rising Covid-19 cases in India, Maldives has shut its gates for Indian tourists. Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism has put a ban on tourists travelling to Maldives from India with effect from April 27. Taking to its official Twitter handle, the Ministry of Tourism for Maldives wrote, “With effect from 27 April @HPA_mv suspends tourists travelling from #India to #Maldives from staying at tourist facilities in inhabited islands. We thank you for the support in our endeavour to make tourism safest possible with minimum inconvenience.” Celebrities who were vacationing in Maldives have now started returning to India. Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, who jetted off to Maldives on April 20, returned on Sun- day. The couple was spotted as they were heading out of the Mumbai airport. Before Alia and Ranbir, Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani have also returned to Mumbai. Several other Bollywood celebrities, including Dia Mirza, Madhuri Dixit, Sara Ali Khan, Janhvi Kapoor and others, were also seen vacationing at Maldives a few weeks back. c m y b Parineeti Chopra feels that the pandemic has changed the content landscape forever in India. She is of the opinion that audiences would only want to see extremely fresh subjects and discard anything that’s not unique.“Today is the age of content and anything that’s sub-par won’t be accepted by audiences, who have access to clutter-breaking content emerging from across the world. We actors and filmmakers have to keep this in mind,” says Parineeti. The actress feels this should be the biggest learning for the Hindi film industry. She reveals she is only choosing scripts that are extremely strong, including the likes of Animal, in which she stars opposite Ranbir Kapoor. She adds, “I think that’s the realisation the industry will need to take away from the pandemic. The landscape has changed forever and we will have to offer breath-taking cinema. The pandemic has changed the taste of audiences and we have to respect what they are seeking. All my future projects, including Animal, are strong subjects that are unique and fresh for audiences to see and love.” PARINEETI CHOPRA
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