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Director Mike Nichols adds AFI career honor to his Oscar, Emmy, Tony, Grammy prize roll Julia Roberts hurled a four-letter word at Mike Nichols to get things rolling at Thursday night’s star-studded American Film Institute’s life-achievement honor for the director. Roberts, the star of Nichols’ films “Closer” and “Charlie Wilson’s War,” said he is “one of the … Continue reading Director Nichols adds AFI honor to long prize roll

Due to his career Paul McCartney has become one of the living legends in the world. He has become the part of an elite group of singer-songwriters as he was awarded by President Obama US Library of Congress’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which is considered to be the highest honor in the field of […] Continue reading Paul McCartner to Get Gershwin Prize for Popular Song

He loves you! McCartney serenades the First Lady. After snagging the Library of Congress’ coveted Gershwin Prize in a ceremony at The White House on Wednesday, Sir Paul McCartney performed The Beatles love tune “Michelle” for Mrs. Obama. The music icon later joked that he was in danger of becoming the first guy to ever […] Continue reading Gershwin Prize Winner Paul McCartney Serenades First Lady Michelle Obama

Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul scored a surprise win at the Cannes film festival Sunday, bagging top prize for a surreal reincarnation tale, “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”. Spanish actor Javier Bardem, who plays a good-hearted terminally-ill hustler in “Biutiful” by Mexico’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, shared the best actor award with Italy’s Elio Germano, star of … Continue reading Thai film wins top prize at Cannes

Mike Leigh and monks vie for top Cannes film prize

CANNES, France (Reuters) – British director Mike Leigh’s family story “Another Year” and French religious drama “Of Gods and Men” are seen as favorites to win the coveted Palme d’Or for best film at this year’s Cannes festival. The 12-day cinema showcase on the French Riviera winds up with Sunday’s awards ceremony which will determine which of … Continue reading Mike Leigh and monks vie for top Cannes film prize