Hollywood puts scandal aside for a night at the honorary Oscars

Putting aside the sexual harassment scandal for a night, the stars of Hollywood came out on Saturday to celebrate the work of actor Donald Sutherland and four other filmmakers awarded honorary Oscars.

Sutherland, 82, has appeared in more than 140 films including “The Dirty Dozen”, “MASH” and “Don’t Look Now” and is familiar to a younger generation for the “Hunger Games” franchise, but had never won an Oscar.

“This is very important to me, to my family,” Sutherland said at the annual Governors Awards, where Oscar statuettes are awarded to celebrate a person’s body of work over a career.“I wish I could say thank you to the characters I’ve played, thank them for informing my life,” he added.“Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence, said Sutherland’s work “is movie magic at its best”.


Angelina Jolie introduced Belgian-born director Agnes Varda, 89, awarded an honorary Oscar for a career that began in the New Wave of the 1950s and 60s and whose films include “La Pointe Courte”, “Cleo from 5 to 7” and “Vagabond”. The two women had an impromptu dance on stage.

“I got many awards,” Varda said. “Here in the Mecca of cinema, Hollywood, I’ve received the best one.”


This event was attended by stars including Dustin Hoffman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emma Stone, Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.

African-American director Charles Burnett, whose films include “To Sleep With Anger“ starring Danny Glover, and ”The Glass Shield” featuring Ice Cube, used his acceptance speech to talk of the challenges he faced to tell stories about his community.“It was incumbent on us to tell our story, our humanity in our way … using film as a means for social change,” he said.


Mexican filmmaker Alejandro Inarritu, who won Oscars for “Birdman” and “The Revenant” was awarded for his virtual reality film “Carne y Arena” which puts the viewer in the shoes of migrants as they try to cross the U.S. border.He dedicated his honorary Oscar to immigrants “whose reality has been ignored and held hostage by ideologies and definitions, denying them the possibility of being understood and loved.”


Hoffman introduced cinematographer Owen Roizman, with whom he worked on “Tootsie” and “Straight Time”, saying: “It’s his combination of insight and versatility and craft that make Owen Roizman special.”

Roizman, who garnered five Oscar nominations for his cinematography but had never won, thanked all the collaborators he had worked with. “This night means so much to me,” he said.


Pakistan Showbiz, Upcoming Hollywood Action Movie “Blade Runner 2049” Official Trailer in HD

[unable to retrieve full-text content]

Pakistan Showbiz, Watch Hollywood Upcoming Action Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser in HD

<!–Action Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser in HDPakistan Showbiz, Watch Hollywood Upcoming Action Movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi Official Teaser in HD – Pakistan Showbiz

Pakistan Showbiz, Hollywood Upcoming Action Movie ALPHA Official Trailer

<!–Hollywood Upcoming Action Movie ALPHA Official TrailerPakistan Showbiz, Hollywood Upcoming Action Movie ALPHA Official Trailer – Pakistan Showbiz

An epic adventure set in the last Ice Age. Europe, 20,000 years ago. While on his first hunt with his tribe’s most elite group, a young man is injured and left for dead. Awakening to find himself broken and alone — he must learn to survive and navigate the harsh and unforgiving wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds in order to find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.

Hollywood Upcoming Movie The Emoji Premier in Los Angles

<!–Hollywood Upcoming Movie The Emoji Premier in Los AnglesHollywood Upcoming Movie The Emoji Premier in Los Angles – Pakistan Showbiz

Hollywood showbiz,Hollywood Up coming Movie Wonder Woman finally gets her due on screen, 76 years after first appearing in print

Hollywood-showbiz-hollywood-upcoming movie-Wonder-woman (1)

Long after such male characters as Superman, Batman, Iron Man and even Aqua-man and Ant-man made the leap from comic books to the silver screen — and 76 years after she first appeared in print Wonder Woman the film made a  splashy debut this weekend on North American Screens, netting just over $100 million.the Warner Bros, and DC Comics film had generated a huge buzz, based partly on a critical reception that was unusually warm for a superhero film; it got a 93 percent rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website.

Hollywood-showbiz-hollywood-upcoming movie-Wonder-woman (1)

The movie was helped as well by the attraction of Israeli star Gal Gadot, known for her part in the popular Fast and Furious series, as the fit and fearless Amazonian. The film’s estimated $100.5 million take for the three-day weekend helped director Patty Jenkins break another glass ceiling, with the best domestic opening for a female director. And it placed the movie far above the second-leading film,another new release, Captain Underpants: The first Epic movie, which took in $23.5 million, according to website Exhibitor Relations.

Hollywood-showbiz-hollywood-upcoming movie-Wonder-woman (5)

Uderpants,an animation from Fox, is a different kind of superhero movie: Based on a popular series of children’s books by Dav Pilkey, it tells the story of two students who use hypnosis to persuade the school’s principal he is a superhero. In third place was Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment in the popular franchise starring Johnny Depp. It took in $21.6 million, just over a quarter its previous week’s net. In forth was another Disney production, Guardians of the Glaxy VOl 2, at $9.7 million.

Hollywood-showbiz-hollywood-upcoming movie-Wonder-woman (4)

The lighthearted story of a band of misfit space adventures – played by Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley cooper and Vin Diesel–has takes in $355.5 million do mestically since it opened on May 5. Baywatch, a Paramount production starring Dwyne Johnson and Zac Efron in a story about deeply tanned and ridiculously fit California lifeguards who uncover a murky criminal plot, placed fifth at $8.5 million. Rounding out the top 10 were:Alien Covenant($4.0 million)snatched ($1.3 million) Dairy of a Wimpy kid: The Long Haul ($1.2 Million) King Arthur: Legend of the sword ($1.2 million.

Hollywood-showbiz-hollywood-upcoming movie-Wonder-woman (4)

Hollywood Super Star Seven-time James Bond dies at 89

hollywood-James-bond-Roger-Moore-latest-news (5)

“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce our loving father, Sir Roger More, has passed away today in Switzerland after a short but brave battle with cancer,” the statement read. “The love with which he was surrounded in his final days was so great it cannot be quantified in words alone.” Sir Paul McCartney said that he felt “Lucky” to work the late actor on the 1973 Bond film Live and Let Die.

hollywood-James-bond-Roger-Moore-latest-news (4)

“Roger was a great man and of course a great james Bond. He had a heart of gold, a great sense of humour and will be missed by the Many people who loved him”. Moore was born in 1927 , and he became famous on television, playing the lead in action series like lvanhoe and a western titled Maverick. It was his role in The Saint, a series that ran for multiple seasons in the 1960s, that made him a star.

hollywood-James-bond-Roger-Moore-latest-news (3)

The actor played Simon Templar, a modern Robin Hood-like figure who faced off with an assortment of evil characters over 118 episodes. Moore joined the James bond franchise for 1973’s ‘Live & let Die’, and would portray the suave British spy for six more films, retiring from the role after the release of “A View to a Kill’ in 1985. Though he held the record for having anchored the Bond Franchise the longest, Moore always viewed his accomplishments modestly. In a book he wrote about the experience, Bond on Bond: Reflections on 50 Years of James Bond Movies, he credited his predecessor, Sean Connery, with making Agent 007 “and instantly recognizable character the world over – he was rough, though, mean, and witty”.

hollywood-James-bond-Roger-Moore-latest-news (2)

He was similarly self-deprecating during an interview with Maxim in 2017. “Sean looks as though he wants to kill the villain,” Moree said. “Daniel you know is going to kill the villain, whereas I look as if I want to hug them, or bore them to death”. More was one of the funniest Bonds, and he claimed the role was innately comedic. “You can’t be a real spy and have everybody in the world know who you are and what you drink  is , “Moree told The New Yorker in 2012. “That’s just hysterically funny”. During his tenure as Bond, Moree also starred in other action film — The Wild Geese, North Sea Hijack — and made a cameo as Inspector Clouseau in Curse of the Pink Panther. After leaving the Bond Series, his acting became more infrequent, but he still appeared on screen occasionally, trying his hand at romantic comedy in Bed & Breakfast and returning to thrillers for Jean-Claude Van Damme’s The Quest.

hollywood-James-bond-Roger-Moore-latest-news (1)

In addition to Bond on Bond, Moore wrote two other volumes about his experience as the world’s most famous spy: Roger Moore’s Own Account of Filming Live and Let Die and My word in My Bond. “Being eternally known as Bond has no downside,” he explained to The Guardian in 2014. “People often call me “Mr Bond’ when we’re out and I don’t mind a bit. Why would I? “Moore became a Goodwill  Ambassador for UNICEF in 1991, and his charity to work eventually earned him a knighthood in 2003. “The knighthood for my humanitarian work meant more than if it had been for my acting,” Moree told The Guardian. “I feel very privileged.” We know our love and admiration will be magnifies many times over, across the world, by the people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for UNICEF which he considered to be his greatest achievement,” Moore’s family wrote. “Thank you Pops for being you, and for being so very special to so many people.”

hollywood-James-bond-Roger-Moore-latest-news (6)