Ben Affleck to get honorary doctorate

2013-04-25 15:55

Academy Award-winning actor and director Ben Affleck is among six artists, writers, scientists and educators selected to receive honorary degrees from Brown University.

New Zealand upset by 'misleading' Argo

2013-03-25 15:38

New Zealand has joined other countries, including Iran and Canada, left offended by Ben Affleck's Argo, a fictionalised account of how six Americans were smuggled out of Iran.

Life of Pi tops as Oscar honours shared

2013-02-25 09:18

Hollywood's biggest night was especially generous with its rewards this year as Oscar were handed out to each of the top nominated movies, including Django Unchained and Argo.

Ben Affleck visited CIA for Argo research

2013-02-22 22:27

Ben Affleck has revealed he visited the CIA as research for his film Argo to ensure accuracy in his dramatisation of the real-life story about US diplomats taken hostage in Iran.

Snubbed Ben Affleck to present at Oscars

2013-02-15 09:04

Ben Affleck will be joining the presenting cast for next week's Oscars, organisers have said, despite the perceived snub that saw him miss the best director nominees' shortlist.

Argo wins best film at BAFTAs

2013-02-11 08:58

Ben Affleck's Iran hostage drama Argo has won the best film prize at the British Academy Film Awards in a further boost for Affleck ahead of the Oscars later this month.

Americans pick Day-Lewis as Oscar favourite

2013-02-06 17:10

A new Reuters poll has shown that Americans think Daniel Day-Lewis is most deserving to win the Best Actor Oscar, while most of the public has been split over who should win Best Supporting Actor.

Affleck wins Directors Guild award

2013-02-03 18:09

Ben Affleck has won the top film honour from the Directors Guild of America for his CIA thriller Argo, further sealing its status as best-picture front-runner at the Oscars.

Americans want Lincoln win at Oscars

2013-01-16 15:46

A new poll has revealed that Americans would choose Steven Spielberg and his Civil War drama Lincoln to grab the top awards at this year's Oscars.

Ben Affleck win shocks at Golden Globes

2013-01-14 06:30

Ben Affleck has won the best director Golden Globe for his Iran hostage crisis thriller Argo, beating out Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino for the prize.

Oscar snubs and shockers among nominees

2013-01-11 09:38

Even heavily touted directors - and former winners both - Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Affleck found themselves overlooked when the nominees for the 85th Academy Awards were revealed.

Full list of 2013 Oscar nominations

2013-01-10 15:53

The full list of the Oscar nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards, as announced by Emma Stone and Seth MacFarlane.

Baftas laud Life of Pi, Argo, Lincoln

2013-01-09 11:32

Historical biopic Lincoln leads the race for the British Academy Film Awards, with 10 nominations at the UK equivalent of the Oscars.

SAG Awards nominees announced

2012-12-13 08:00

The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees have been announced with Lincoln, Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook topping the list with four nods each.

Skyfall scores biggest ever Bond debut

2012-11-12 10:24

James Bond can break out the Dom Perignon after returning to US cinemas in record fashion at the weekend, with Skyfall blowing away box office rivals with $88m.

Paranormal Activity horrifies box office

2012-10-22 10:13

Low budget horror Paranormal Activity 4 has crept into the No 1 spot over the weekend, scaring off competition from Ben Affleck's Argo and Taken 2.


Hands off, Hollywood!

2013-03-26 14:34

South Africans are, much to their annoyance I'm sure, discovering that they're very much like their frenemies over in New Zealand.

Spielberg leaves Oscars empty-handed, again

2013-02-25 12:47

Hollywood veteran Steven Spielberg has left the Oscars empty-handed for the second year running, despite his film having the most nominations for Tinseltown's top awards show.

Ben Affleck's Argo wins Best Picture Oscar

2013-02-25 07:25

Iran hostage drama Argo has been named best picture at the 2013 Oscars in a unique presentation done by Jack Nicholson in Hollywood and First Lady Michelle Obama from the White House.

Argo, Sugar Man win at Writers Guild

2013-02-18 10:54

CIA thrillers Argo and Zero Dark Thirty have won top screenplay honours from the Writers Guild of America, while Rodriguez portrait Searching for Sugar Man won for Best Documentary Screenplay.

Ben Affleck spies on Argo audience

2013-02-12 17:27

Ben Affleck admits he loves to sneak into cinemas to watch how audiences react to his Oscar-nominated movie Argo.

BAFTAs 2013: A list of winners

2013-02-11 06:52

The full list of winners of the 2013 British Academy Film Awards as announced at the Royal Opera House in London.

Ben Affleck: I'm not entitled to an Oscar

2013-02-04 22:00

Ben Affleck has come out saying that he is no longer upset about missing out on an Oscar nomination for Best Director, insisting that he isn't entitled to winning anything.

Argo, 30 Rock win big at SAG Awards

2013-01-28 06:26

The CIA thriller Argo and television comedies like 30 Rock and Modern Family were among the top honours at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Golden Globes audience ratings improve

2013-01-15 08:45

Broadcasting company NBC has revealed that the broadcast of the 70th Golden Globe Awards received its best ratings in six years, outpacing other award shows like the Emmys.

Searching for Sugar Man is Critics' Choice

2013-01-11 10:18

Just hours after receiving an Oscar nomination, SA-based musical documentary Searching for Sugar Man won Best Documentary Feature at the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.

Lincoln leads Oscars with 12 nominations

2013-01-10 16:30

The Civil War saga Lincoln is leading the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honours for British-born Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.


2013-01-09 12:29

Ben Affleck once again proves himself as one of the best directors in Hollywood right now with a tense, remarkably real story about a fake movie that saved the lives of American hostages in revolutionary Iran.

Lincoln leads Golden Globes nominations

2012-12-13 16:27

Steven Spielberg's Civil War epic Lincoln leads the 2013 Golden Globes with seven nominations, with Ben Affleck's hostage thriller Argo and Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained close behind.

Dark Knight Rises, Lincoln top AFI list

2012-12-11 11:15

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced its top 10 movie picks for 2012, including movies such as Zero Dark Thirty, Dark Knight Rises and Lincoln.

Ben Affleck hates Homeland

2012-10-31 21:32

Ben Affleck has admitted he hates the TV series Homeland because he was initially on board to direct the pilot episode, but had to drop out.

Taken 2 takes down Argo at box office

2012-10-15 08:58

Liam Neeson has proved unstoppable at the US box office for a second week running as Taken 2 won a close weekend over Ben Affleck's thriller Argo.

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