For the first time the TV network Vh1 India will air the Golden Globe awards show in the world’s second most populated country.
The 69th Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 15 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. It will be broadcasted in over 160 countries and seen by an estimated half a billion people around the globe.
Vh1 India channel head Ferzad Palia confirmed: “The Golden Globe Awards are one of the world’s most watched events”.
And he explained his network’s commitment to quality TV: “Keeping up our tradition of showcasing the best in international entertainment, it is an honour for Vh1 India to play home to this iconic property”.
The HFPA recently played host to one of India’s superstars, Shah Rukh Khan (left) who enthused about India’s flourishing movie industry and its increasing interest in being a player in the international film and TV market.
HFPA member Meher Tatna who is one of the journalists representing India considers India a movie loving society “which produces many more films than Hollywood. Indians are a truly enthusiastic film audience“ .
Added Vh1’s Ferzad Palia: “India can look forward to tons of excitement as we build up to show day.”
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Three times Golden Globe nominee Ken Russell has died. He was 84.
The film director whose most memorable films were Tommy, Women In Love and The Devils died in a hospital on Sunday the director’s son, Alex Russell said.
His widow Elize Tribble said she was ‘devastated’ by her husband’s death, which had been ‘completely unexpected’.
She said: ‘It is with great sadness that I can confirm that Ken Russell passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday afternoon.
‘It was completely unexpected, as he was doing what he loved.
‘He had recently agreed to direct the feature film Alice In Wonderland The Musical and he was working on the script and casting of that.
‘He also had just completed an article for The Times on a review of the re-release of his film The Devils, so he was keeping himself very busy’.
Music played a central role in much of his work including The Music Lovers, and Tommy and Lisztomania.
His Golden Globe nominations were for Women in Love (Best Motion Picture Drama) 1971; The Boy Friend 1972 and Tommy 1976 (both Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical).Read More »