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Green Celebrity Death: Who was Tim Hetherington, the dead Oscar nominee?

April 24th, 2011
Green Celebrity Death: Who was Tim Hetherington, the dead Oscar nominee? Green Celebrity Death! Who was Tim Hetherington, the Oscar nominee killed in Lybia in 2011? [Apr. 24] Tim Hetherington was born in Liverpool, UK, on December 5, 1970. He originally studied literature at Oxford University, but he went back to school to get a degree in photojournalism. He had been living in New York, and had been sharing his time there with time in London. He maintained dual citizenship. He contributed regularly to Vanity Fair magazine, for which much of his photojournalism work in Afghanistan was done. Over the course of his career, Tim Hetherington, a green celebrity player behind the camera, became active in humanitarian circles, using his skills with still frame photography and video camera equipment to capture the social and political impact that war had on regions abroad, including Afghanistan, Liberia, and most recently in Libya, where he was killed by shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade, fired by Qaddafi forces. Tim Hetherington was best known for his work on Restrepo (2010), a documentary film covering a year with a platoon in one of the most dangerous areas in Afghanistan. Hetherington was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary this past January, but lost to Exit Through the Gift Shop with the notoriously world-renowned street artist, Banksy. However, Tim Hetherington was the recipient of many awards, according to his website, prior to the hit Restrepo. He was a cameraman for Liberia: An Uncivil War (2004) and for The Devil Came on Horseback (2007). He also wrote two books — Long Story Bit by Bit: Liberia Retold, capturing the history of present-day Liberia, and Infidel (2010) about the soldiers in Aghanistan, studying the effects on conflict on the young men at the front. His most recent project, a short film called Diary he called highly experimental and it currently is being shown at multiple film festivals. While this green celebrity author, photojournalist, and filmmaker was not beholden to one side or the other, he did work hard as a humanitarian to expose the effects of war and conflict on societies and individuals alike, and he has received numerous awards for his efforts. He had a Fellowship from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts from 2000 to 2004. He received a grant from the Hasselblad Foundation for photography in 2002. He received four awards from World Press Photo, which aims to promote excellence in photojournalism. Ultimately he won Photo of the Year from World Press Photo in 2007. From the Rory Peck Trust, named after an Irish freelance cameraman killed in Russia while covering the constitutional crisis there, Tim Hetherington won the Rory Peck Features (rather than shorts) award in 2008. And he won an Alfred I. Dupont award, recognizing excellence in broadcast journalism, in 2009. More good news and green gossip on this [...]

Oscars 2011: Line up of Green Celebrities hosting Academy Awards

February 27th, 2011
Oscars 2011: Line up of Green Celebrities hosting Academy Awards Oscar Awards The Annual Academy Awards line-up revealed early? [Feb. 27] The Oscars 2011, are scheduled for Sunday, February 27th, 2011 at 8pm EST on ABC. Hollywood celebs worldwide will be in attendance at the 83rd annual Academy Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences puts together nominations from movies they feel represent the best of the best in Hollywood movie talents, including actors, musical score, art direction, and documentaries - artists they feel are worthy of the Oscars. Some of the nominees, potential Academy Award winners include actor Colin Firth up for a best actor in a leading role academy award for the movie "The King's Speech", up for a Best Picture nomination. So far, with several nominations, "The King's Speech" is a fan favorite. The competition is tough though with contender, the movie "Black Swan" starring Natalie Portman, with a nomination for Best actress in a leading role. Red carpet fashion will be hot with the latest fashion design. Many Hollywood fans are hoping previous winner, Sandra Bullock, winner of an Academy Award for her performance in "Blind Side" will be at the ceremony. Hosts actor James Franco (with a nomination for Best actor in a leading role for his movie "127 Hours" and actress Anne Hathaway will put on a awesome show! But what exactly will the Oscar 2011 show include? An article by Online Coverage of the 83rd annual Academy Awards by Yahoo! movies is rumored to have the official line-up of the show! More good news and green gossip on this [...]

Twilight News: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart fun Oscars surprise?

February 26th, 2011
Twilight News: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart fun Oscars surprise? Twilight News! Twilight fans rejoice at news that Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart special guest appearance might be the fun Oscars 2011 surprise? [Feb. 26] Oscars producer Bruce Cohen has confirmed the Oscars has a special surprise for Twilight fans and the internet is abuzz with rumors about what it might be. Sources say Kristin Stewart won't be attending the Oscars on Sunday and Robert Patterson might attending, pending his filming schedule for Breaking Dawn. Now fans are wondering if Patterson and Stewart may actually be available to present at the Oscars together! Wow-wee!! “For all of you Twi-hards out there we have a little s More good news and green gossip on this [...]

Oscars Trivia: Best Actress Nominees Academy Awards 2011 all go green?

February 25th, 2011
Oscars Trivia: Best Actress Nominees Academy Awards 2011 all go green? Oscars Trivia! Best Actress Nominees Academy Awards 2011 all go green? [Feb. 26] The 83rd Annual Oscar Awards, hosted by actress Anne Hathaway and actor James Franco, will take place on Sunday February 27th, 2011 at 6pm EST. Nominations this year include a great variety of talent from many movies that have impacted the nation and globe. Movies such as "The Social Network" nominated for a Best Picture award, show how our daily activities such as social networking end up in our movies! The "King's Speech", also a major contender this year with a nomination for Best Picture takes a look at royal society and relationships within. With relationships, careers, life-threatening dangers, the films nominated this year for Best Picture each depicts a different part of life worth depicting on the big screen. What about the actresses that fill the roles in these movies nominated for Oscars in the 2011 Academy Awards? The nominees for Best Actress, as do the motion pictures, vary in terms of theatrical training, red carpet fashion design sense, and ultimately their talents in delivering a Hollywood quality performance and are all potential winners! Here is the complete list of actresses nominated for the 2011 Best Actress in a leading role Oscar Award from • Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right” • Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole” • Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter's Bone” • Natalie Portman in “Black Swan” • Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine” The Best Actress in a leading role nominations, including actress Natalie Portman for "Black Swan", nominated for a Best Picture Oscar Award, is a group of very talented Hollywood celebrities. Which nominee for Best Actress in a leading role do you went to see walk down the red carpet and up to the Oscar Awards stage for her Oscar? More good news and green gossip on this [...]

Oscar Nominees: Helena Bonham Carter shocking childhood story revealed?

February 25th, 2011
Oscar Nominees: Helena Bonham Carter shocking childhood story revealed? Oscar Nominees! Actress Helena Bonham Carter shocking childhood story revealed? [Feb. 25] Helena Bonham Carter dedicated her Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress to her mother, Elena. Helena Bonham Carter is nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth alongside Colin Firth who plays King George VI in The King's Speech. But few realize the quiet struggle that Helena Bonham Carter has endured leading up to the nomination for this Sunday's Oscars. In spite of growing up privileged, Helena struggled through the mental breakdown of her own mother when Helena was just five years old, followed by a stroke that left her father a quadriplegic and blind in one eye eight years later. Meanwhile Bonham Clark suffered years of depression. Her friends say this legacy haunts the star and led to her living at home until she was 32, reports the Daily Mail. "I was trying to make it better," Helena says. "I thought: 'If I remain a child, it will make up for what happened to Dad.'" Helena became an actress to cope with her father's illness, the Daily Mail reports. Now, having risen through the ranks to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for The Wings of the Dove in 1997, a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination, a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Best Actress nomination, and a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Best Actress nomination, Helena Bonham Carter is at it again with a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for her performance in The King's Speech. "She took me to the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards in LA," Elena Bonham Carter said of Helena. "Now I’m just hoping she can repeat her success at the Oscars." More good news and green gossip on this [...]
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