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Star Movies, the Home of Oscars for 16 years

Mumbai: 80 years ago what started as a humble gathering of the movie fraternity to award excellence in cinema has now become Hollywood’s biggest most celebrated night and Star Movies has been the proud partner of this gala event for 16 consecutive years – a stellar partnership.

Every year, the entertainment community and movie lovers around the world turn their attention to The Oscars. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast, when every hardcore movie buff tunes in to watch the glamorous ceremony to celebrate the highest honors in filmmaking.

Star Movies, the Home of Oscars in India continues this royal tradition in 2015. The anticipation of the grand evening has already picked up a storm as the nominations for the most coveted film awards in the world were announced yesterday.

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman’ and Wes Anderson’s ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ lead with nine nominations each. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood which has been in the making for 12 years follows with six nominations, equaling Clint Eastwood’s war drama American Sniper. The Theory of Everything garnered five nominations, including one for best picture, two for its lead cast Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne, one for music and another for adapted screenplay and Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner took home four nominations for music, production design, costume design and cinematography

The 87th Oscars set to be held on February 23, 2015 will be hosted by American actor, writer, producer, director, magician, comedian and singer – Neil Patrick Harris. NPH, as he is fondly called is known for his on-stage theatrics while hosting and will be sure to add his quirky take to the glitz of the evening. NPH sent an exclusive message to all movie lovers in India – a special ‘Namaste’ only on Star Movies.

Star Movies always wants to cater to its viewer’s wishes and Oscars holds a special distinction for movie buffs and critics alike. From the performances of the most coveted awards night LIVE to the winners of the most prestigious trophy, special programming initiatives, experiences and more are planned by the channel to bring alive the majestic Oscars on Star Movies.

A cup of hot chocolate in the morning or simmering cup of coffee in the night, choose your drink, set your living room and get ready to witness the grandest stage of Hollywood EXCLUSIVELY on Star Movies live at 5:30 AM IST on 23nd February with a repeat telecast at 8:30 pm!