We were just discussing how these children were getting screwed by the makers of this film, who easily walked off with hundreds of millions from this award winning flick. Spread some bread why don’t ya!
Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle has answered an S.O.S. from two of the Oscar winning film’s young stars by buying them new homes RadarOnline.com has learned.
Both Rubina Ali, 9, and Azharuddin Ismali, 10, were reduced to tears after bulldozers flattened their shanty-like homes in Mumbai, India, to make way for a railway station.
British film-maker Boyle flew-out to India amid claims that that he had abandoned the young stars despite the fact that a trust had been set-up for them.
Boyle, 53, said: “I have seen their homes being knocked down and that upset me a great deal.
“They have never been far from my thoughts – it is only now that the trust has been able to put in place a workable plan.”
has been bought for Ali, who was Salim’s friend Latika in the movie. Read more…
LOS ANGELES: “Slumdog Milllionare” swept the Academy Awards with eight prizes, including for best picture, capping an unlikely trajectory for a movie about a young man’s rise from the slums of Mumbai to television stardom.
Heath Ledger posthumously won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in “The Dark Night” and Penélope Cruz won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her portrayal of the fiery ex-wife of an amorous artist in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona.”
“Has anybody ever fainted here?” Cruz said in accepting the award. She then dedicated the award to her parents, and told how as a child she watched the Oscars, calling her art “the world’s universal language.” And then in Spanish, she thanked the people of Spain, saying she shared the award with her homeland.
Ledger’s family was on hand to accept the award, with his father, Kim, and other family members addressing the ceremony. Ledger died in his Manhattan apartment on Jan. 22, from what was ruled an accidental drug overdose.
Overall, Sunday evening’s Oscar show was something of a struggle between the ambitions of a producing team — headed by the veteran film producer Laurence Mark and the filmmaker Bill Condon — that aimed for an evening full of surprises and the apparent determination of 5,810 voters in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to bestow honors largely where they were expected to go.
A much-discussed new format for the show found Hugh Jackman, the evening’s host, performing a comical tribute in song to the five best picture nominees as the event began at 5:30 p.m. in the Kodak Theater here. He then wandered into the audience to tease the nominees, telling Mickey Rourke that “If you win, we do a 20-minute delay.” Read more…