Matthew McConaughey has won the Oscar for best actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club, giving an emotional acceptance speech. Report by Fosterso. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/theshowbiz411 and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/theshowbiz411
This was Hollywood history in the making. The movie '12 years a slave' becomes the first in the entire 86-year history of the Oscars from a black director to scoop the best picture award. It picked up two more honours for best supporting actress and best adapted screenplay. Director Steve McQueen paid tribute to all those involved. (SOUNDBITE) (English) STEVE MCQUEEN, DIRECTOR OF '12 YEARS A SLAVE' SAYING: "To my wonderful cast and crew, plan B Brad Pitt who, without him, this film would just not have been made." Space thriller 'Gravity' pulled in the most Oscars of the night, seven in all, including best director for Alfonso Cuaron. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ALFONSO CUARON, DIRECTOR OF 'GRAVITY' SAYING: "What really sucks is that, while for a lot of people that transformation was wisdom, for me it was just the colour of my hair." Cate Blanchett walked away with best actress for 'Blue Jasmine' (SOUNDBITE) (English) CATE BLANCHETT
Harold Ramis, best known for his role as Egon in Ghostbusters, has died at the age of 69. Report by Brownl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/theshowbiz411 and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/theshowbiz411
Academy Award nominations are a dream for many actors but what about those who continue to be nominated, but have yet to win? Glenn Close has been nominated six times, but still hasn't walked away with a win; and despite being in some of the most successful films of our time, Leonardo DiCaprio has been waiting 20 years for a win. Krystin Goodwin has the scoop.
Each weekday until the Academy Awards ceremony on 2 March our critics make the case for an Oscar contender. Today Xan Brooks proclaims his love for Spike Jonze's romantic drama, Her, which has Joaquin Phoenix falling in love with his computer's operating system as he wanders the streets of near-future Los Angelesâ¢Â Paul MacInnes cheerleads for The Wolf of Wall Streetâ¢Â Peter Bradshaw roots for 12 Years a Slave
See all of our The Quiet Ones coverage on DreadCentral. The Quiet Ones (inspired by true events) tells the story of an unorthodox professor who uses controversial methods and leads his best students off the grid to take part in a dangerous experiment: to create a poltergeist. Based on the theory that paranormal activity is caused by human negative energy, the rogue scientists perform a series of tests on a young patient, pushing her to the edge of sanity. As frightening occurrences begin to take place with shocking and gruesome consequences, the group quickly realizes they have triggered a force more terrifying than they ever could have imagined.
See all of our Divergent coverage on DreadCentral. Divergent is a thrilling action-adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. The futuristic action adventure based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller is directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. The original draft of the script was written by Evan Daugherty.
ENEMY tells the story of a university lecturer named Adam (Gyllenhaal) who is nearing the end of a relationship with his girlfriend Mary (Laurent). One night, while watching a film, Adam spots a minor actor who looks just like him. Consumed by the desire to meet his double, Adam tracks down Anthony, an actor living with his pregnant wife Helen (Gadon) and engages him in a complex and dangerous struggle. The film is a haunting and provocative psychosexual thriller about duality and identity, where in the end only one man will survive.
Watch one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final interviews at the Sundance Film Festival last month. Report by Lillya. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/theshowbiz411 and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/theshowbiz411