Academy Awards hook Hol­ly­wood movie buffs

HT Ludhiana Live - - Front Page - An­shu Seth an­shu. seth@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

LUD­HI­ANA: It was an early wakeup call for Hol­ly­wood movie buffs of the city, who re­mained glued to their TV sets to watch the 84th An­nual Academy Awards on Mon­day morn­ing.

Even the late ris­ers changed their sched­ule to watch the awards that started at 6am.

Years have failed to damp- en the spirit of the fans of Meryl Streep, who did not miss a chance to cel­e­brate her suc­cess as she picked up her third Os­car for her role in ‘The Iron Lady’.

“Even af­ter years, she is our favourite as no­body can match her in terms of char­ac­ter por­trayal,” said Vicky Ma­hal and his wife Anju Ma­hal af­ter watch­ing the awards.

Jean Du­jardin, who was ad­judged the best ac­tor for his role in the movie, ‘The Artist’, too, left a lot of movie buffs in­quis­i­tive as they added the movie’s name to their must­watch list.

‘ Hugo’ hav­ing bagged five Os­cars in art di­rec­tion, cin­e­matog­ra­phy, sound edit­ing, sound mix­ing and vis­ual ef­fects, too, has be­come one of the most sought-af­ter English movies.

Awed by the Os­cars, a group of teenagers said, “Flow­ing gowns in red, golden, black and white added to the poise of femme fa­tales while the men in tuxe­dos stood tall, dark and hand­some, bring­ing fer­vour to ev­ery mo­ment of the gala show.”

The group could not help go­ing gaga over the style sup­ported by San­dra Bul­lock, Jen­nifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and var­i­ous oth­ers.

Billy Crys­tal with his non- stop hu­mour and punches not only en­ter­tained the guests at the award func­tion, but also kept the tele­vi­sion au­di­ences amused as a doc­tor while terming his ex­per­tise as an an­chor ac­cred­ited him with the ti­tle of “the stage con­queror”.

The ex­cerpts from the Os­car win­ner an­i­mated short film, ‘The Fan­tas­tic Fly­ing Books of Mr Mor­ris Less­more’ and an­i­mated fea­ture film ‘Rango’ gave a rea­son to the tiny tots to re­joice and some in­stantly gave a de­mand chart for the DVDS to their par­ents.

Stand­ing ova­tion to Meryl Streep and 82-year- old Chirsto­pher Plummer for the best sup­port­ing ac­tor for movie ‘Be­gin­ners’ were the most touch­ing mo­ments which were shared by the tele­vi­sion au­di­ences.

In­ter­est­ingly, the phones of the top-most video li­braries in the city had al­ready started ring­ing for the queries about the “avail­abil­ity” of award-win­ning English movies.

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