Academy Awards hook Hollywood movie buffs
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.