News: October 2007 Archives

Award shows without speeches?

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That could happen if the writers strike happens in Hollywood this week. The majority of those fashion quips, monologues, jokes and some acceptance speeches are penned by Hollywood writers. If they're on strike during Oscar season — gulp! — these actors may be winging it.

Bias forcing India to withdraw from Oscars?

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By RAMOLA TALWAR BADAM

MUMBAI, India — India may be forced to withdraw its Oscar entry in the foreign film category because of alleged bias in the selection process.

‘‘Maybe there will be no film from India,’’ Vinod Pandey, chairman of the Film Federation of India, said today. ‘‘Anything is possible. We can reaffirm our choice, send another or maybe India would retire this year.’’

The Bombay High Court has asked the federation to respond to a lawsuit challenging the selection of well-known filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘‘Eklavya: The Royal Guard.’’ ...