Mark Rylance grabs Oscar for ‘Bridge of Spies’

Los Angeles, Feb 29 (IANS) Mark Rylance was named as the Best Supporting Actor at the 88th Academy Awards ceremony here on Sunday night for Steven Spielberg’s cold war drama “Bridge of Spies”, which was backed by Indian businessman Anil Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment Film.

The annual film gala was held at the Dolby Theatre here, and the award was handed to Rylance by last year’s Academy Award winner Patricia Arquette.

Rylance bagged his first Oscar after beating out big names Christian Bale (The Big Short), Tom Hardy (The Revenant), Mark Ruffalo in (Spotlight), and Sylvester Stallone (Creed).

“I’ve always just adored stories: hearing them, seeing them, being in them,” he said, thanking Spielberg.

“Unlike some of the leaders we’re being presented with these days, he leads with such love that he’s surrounded by masters in every craft,” he said, quipping that acting alongside Tom Hanks “clearly helps”.

Rylance, who plays role of a Soviet spy involved in a dangerous exchange in the cold war thriller, concluded the speech by saying that “It’s a wonderful time to be an actor and I’m proud to be part of it.”

Oscar for Best Cinematography went to Emmanuel Lubezki for “The Revenant” leaving behind “Carol”, “The Hateful Eight”, “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “Sicario”.

“This is incredible. I want to share it with the cast and crew. I want to share with Leo, for the great performance,” Lubezki said while accepting the award.

The trophy for the Best Sound Editing went to aceMad Max: Fury Road” defeating “The Martian”, aceThe Revenant”, “Sicario” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.

Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo took home the Oscar in Best Sound Mixing category for “Mad Max: Fury Road”.

Jenkins said: “To George Miller, you’re the heart and soul of all this. We can’t say enough about you, thank you, thank you, thank you for giving us the opportunity. To Warner Bros., to all of our friends there and the people that support us. And most of all to our families, to our wives, to Jeanne and to Sue, to our families, to James up in the cheap seats. Thank you all very much.”

George Miller’s directorial “Mad Max: Fury Road” turned out to be a big winner at the annual film award ceremony, where Indian actress Priyanka Chopra was a star presenter.

“Ex Machina” bagged the trophy in the Best Visual Effects category. The film was vying for the award with “Mad Max: Fury Roada, “The Martian”, “The Revenant” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.

Oscars 2016: ‘Sanjay’s Super Team’ loses to ‘Bear Story’

Indian-American Pixar artist Sanjay Patel’s animated short “Sanjay’s Super Team”, which tells the story of an immigrant community and “a family of colour”, lost the Oscar to Chilean film “Bear Story” here on Sunday.

The team of “Bear Story” lifted the Oscar — the iconic nude statuette that looks more toned with hair and jawline refined this year – for Best Animated Short Film.

The short, by Gabriel Osorio, tells the story of a melancholy old bear.

The other nominees were “World of Tomorrow”, helmed by Don Hertzfeldt, Richard Williams’s “Prologue” and “We Can’t Live Without Cosmos”, directed by Konstantin Bronzit.

While the “Minions” stars Bob, Kevin and Stuart presented the award to “Bear Story” makers, the characters Woody and Buzz of “Toy Story”, which has completed 20 years, gave away the trophy to makers of Disney-Pixar 3D computer-animated film “Inside Out”.

The story tells the story of 11-year-old Riley and her parents who move to a new city. It’s up to Riley’s five main emotions — joy, sadness, fear, anger and disgust — to help her adjust.

Joy and sadness are accidentally launched on a journey through Riley’s brain to preserve her core memories, and as the duo races back to headquarters, fear, anger and disgust must figure out how to guide Riley.

“Inside Out” defeated films “Anomalsia”, “Boy and The World”,”Shaun The Sheep” and “When Marnie Was There” to win the Best Animated Feature Film award at the ceremony.

Kate Winslet added Indian jewels in her Oscars look

Actress Kate Winslet stepped onto the red carpet at the 88th Academy Awards wearing NIRAV MODI jewels, an Indian luxury brand with a global presence.

As a Best Supporting Actress nominee for her work in “Steve Jobs”, Winslet chose the “Luminance Bracelet” and matching “Luminance Earrings” with the two carat “Pear Celestial Ring” for the event that is taking place at the Dolby Theatre, here on Sunday.

The pieces, encrusted with almost a 100 carats of precious white diamonds, added glamour to her Ralph Lauren dress, said a statement.

“NIRAV MODI jewels express superior craftsmanship and innovation; whether it be unique diamond cuts or delicate mechanisms that allow jewels to move and adapt with the wearer. The feminine modern designs are among my very favorite,” said the actress.

More than 100 years of family diamantaire legacy inspired designer Nirav Modi found his eponymous brand with a passion for creating timeless diamond jewellery that celebrates a woman’s beauty.A

The NIRAV MODI boutiques are currently located in New York, Hong Kong, New Delhi and Mumbai, with an opening in London set for 2016.

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