Freida’s reaction to Oscar nominations

Even though Freida herself didn’t receive an Academy Award nomination (she did deserve a Best Supporting Actress nod!), she’s been quoted amongst all of the “celebrity reactions”. Check out what she had to say below!

“The entire Slumdog Millionaire experience has exceeded my wildest expectations. I feel thrilled and so thankful that Danny had faith in me even though I had no past experience in films. Hailing from Mumbai, it means even more to me that a film about this unique city has been nominated for such a prestigious award. It’s been an absolute honor to have worked with such a passionate team and its wonderful to know that critics and audiences across the globe have loved what we have worked so hard to achieve.”

Freida, Dev and Danny react to Oscar announcement

As previously reported, Slumdog Millionaire received an astonoshing ten nominations at this year’s Academy Awards! Freida Pinto, co-star Dev Patel and director Danny Boyle appeared on the Today show through sattelite from Mumbai (the movie premieres in India today) and shared their reactions to the terrific Oscar-news. Check out the video after the cut!
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Slumdog Millionaire nominated for ten Oscars!

The nominations for the 81st Annual Academy Awards – also known as the Oscars – are in! Slumdog Millionaire is nominated in ten (!) categories, including heavy ones such as Best Motion Picture of the Year, Achievement in Directing and Best Adapted Screenplay! View all the nominations below, and visit the official Oscar-site to see the complete list of nominees!

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – Simon Beaufoy
  • Achievement in Directing – Danny Boyle
  • Achievement in Cinematography – Anthony Dod Mantle
  • Achievement in Film Editing – Chris Dickens
  • Achievement in Music (original score) – A.R. Rahman
  • Achievement in Music (original song) – “Jai Ho”
  • Achievement in Music (original song) – “O Saya”
  • Achievement in Sound Editing – Tom Sayers
  • Achievement in Sound Mixing – Ian Tapp, Richard Pryke, Resul Pookutty

Slumdog Millionaire sets UK box office record

Slumdog Millionaire has broken the British box office record for the most successful second weekend. The rag to riches story, based in India, has beaten off competition to stay top of the UK box office for a second week, with a 47% increase in takings.

Nielsen EDI, the industry body that monitors tickets sales, has confirmed this is the most successful second weekend ever recorded for a movie that has not substantially increased its print number. “It’s incredible… 47% is the biggest ever increase for a UK saturation release,” said Dave Thurston, managing director of Nielsen EDI.

Following its success at the Golden Globes and BAFTA nominations, Danny Boyle’s film took £2.6 million over the weekend and a whopping £6.1 million since it opened 11 days ago.

Be sure to return to Freida Pinto Fan tomorrow as the Oscar-nominees will be announced! Fingers crossed for Slumdog Millionaire – and Freida – nominations!

Check out the British top ten box office-movies in full after the cut!

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Slumdog Millionaire Mumbai Press Conference

Freida is currently in her hometown of Mumbai, India, promoting Slumdog Millionaire (the movie opens in cinemas on January 23rd). Yesterday she attended a press conference along with the entire cast of the movie. I have added seven twelve pictures from the event, thanks to the great BollywoodHungama.com. Enjoy!

Two new photo shoots

I have added two new photo shoots to the gallery. One of them are being used in the current issue of Arena, and the other one is a portrait session photographed in London, last November. The latter is unfortunately tagged, but hopefully I’ll be able to replace it with untagged versions someday. Freida looks incredibly beautiful in all the pictures, as always, though. Click on the previews below to view all the new photos in the gallery.

Freida: I believe everything is written

Freida was recently interviewed by CNN-IBN about Slumdog Millionaire, awards and her career. Watch the video and/or read the transcript after the cut. Enjoy! Read full article.

Freida in Arena (UK)

Freida are gracing the pages of the February issue of Arena magazine. Although the interview looks quite like most of the recent ones (but it has some very interesting bits, too!), the photo shoot is simply beyond stunning! The pages are therefore definitely worth a look.

Credit for these scans goes out to the awesome member Panda at CelebUtopia.

Welcome to Freida Pinto Fan!

I want to wish you all welcome to Freida Pinto Fan – Your latest source for everything on the beautiful and talented Indian actress Freida Pinto! You might know Ms. Pinto from the fantastic and critically acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire. If not, this is the perfect place to find out more about her!

So far we have a gallery with over 3000 photos, information about Freida and her projects and a video archive on its way! Stay tuned to Freida Pinto Fan to keep up with everything that’s happening with Freida – all the way, all the time.

Freida nominated for a BAFTA!

First of all I’d like to congratulate Freida for receiving a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Latika in Slumdog Millionaire! I can’t imagine the happiness Freida must feel for being honored – and for her very first movie!

Slumdog Millionaire received a total of eleven nominations; including best film, best British film, best director (Danny Boyle) and best actor (Dev Patel). The other movie to receive as many nominations as Slumdog was David Fincher/Brad Pitt’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

See the complete list of nominations here.

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