Indian Congress Party President and Chairperson of UPA Government, Sonia Gandhi pays homage at Rajghat, the memorial of India's founding father Mahatma Gandhi, on Martyrs Day in New Delhi on January 30, 2013, the 65th anniversary of Gandhi's assassination. Mahatma Gandhi was on the way to a prayer meeting in the Indian capital when he was shot three times in the chest and head on January 30, 1948. AFP PHOTO/ RAVEENDRAN
In this composite image a comparison has been made between Mahatma Gandhi (L) and Actor Sir Ben Kingsley. Oscar hype begins this week with the announcement of the nominations for the 69th annual Golden Globes and the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Luise Rainer became the first actress to receive an Academy Award for her role in the 1936 biopic 'The Great Ziegfeld,' playing stage performer Anna Held. Over half of the last ten Oscars for best actor or actress have been for performances in a biopic. The trend continues this year with the nominations for actors Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, Viggo Mortensen, Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio for their roles in 'My Week With Marilyn.' 'The Iron Lady,' 'A Dangerous Method,' 'Moneyball' and 'J Edgar.' BERLIN - FEBRUARY 13: Actor Sir Ben Kingsley attends the 'Shutter Island' Photocall during day three of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 13, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.