The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 has been nominated in every single category — and twice in one of ‘em — of the 33rd Annual Golden Raspberry Awards, or Razzies. The full list of noms is below, along with a video presentation of them that should probably be nominated for its own Razzie. Cringe and enjoy! READ FULL STORY »
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The Directors Guild Award nominations are out, and Tom Hooper is in.
The Les Miserables director has become a bit of a question mark as reviews for the epic musical have been less than kind, but with Oscar nominations due on Thursday, this nod from his peers in the union comes as a welcome bit of support.
The full list of nominees: READ FULL STORY »
George Clooney and Meryl Streep will be among the presenters at Sunday night’s 70th annual Golden Globe Awards.
In addition, the presenters include: Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Kristen Wiig, Jeremy Renner, Amanda Seyfried and Will Ferrell. Smash‘s Debra Messing is also reportedly set to take the stage as well, according to a tweet from the Today show.
Lincoln leads the Golden Globe nominations with seven nods, while Django Unchained scored five noms. On the TV front, Showtime’s Homeland and the HBO movie Game Change topped the nominees, though there were plenty of surprises, including a Best Television Series — Comedy Or Musical nod for Smash.
Hosted by comediennes Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the ceremony airs this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
In another break with tradition, Oscar host Seth MacFarlane will wake up early on Thursday to help announce the Academy Award nominations.
Usually, it’s the job of an actor (last year it was Jennifer Lawrence) and the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, but this year MacFarlane will join the mix, alongside The Amazing Spider-Man and Gangster Squad actress Emma Stone.
The National Society of Film Critics selected Amour as the best picture of 2012 during its annual meeting Saturday.
The critics chose the star of Amour, Emmanuelle Riva, as the best actress, and Daniel Day-Lewis was chosen best actor for Lincoln.
The group of 60 prominent movie critics from around the country met at Lincoln Center in New York City to make its picks.
The tricky thing about the Writers Guild Awards is that some of the major contenders for the Oscar aren’t eligible.
So the absence of Django Unchained and Amour in the original screenplay category has more to do with the work not being covered by the guild than an actual snub of the writing. The same goes for the adapted screenplays Les Miserables and Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Still, the work nominated today by the writers union could each still be major Oscar players. READ FULL STORY »
007 has a new reason to put on a tux.
Skyfall is the James Bond franchise’s strongest-ever shot at an Oscar for best picture, but whether the movie gets a nod or not, the 23-film spy series will be the subject of a special tribute at this year’s ceremony.
The producers of the Academy Awards announced today that the Feb. 24 telecast will take time for a look back at the legacy of the shaken-not-stirred superspy.
Opening envelopes is an Oscar specialty but pushing the envelope? Not so much. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has added an extra day to the voting period (the new deadline is 5 p.m. on Jan. 4) in response to membership complaints about the new online voting option .“By extending the voting deadline we are providing every opportunity available to make the transition to online balloting as smooth as possible,” Ric Robertson, the chief operation officer of the Academy, said in a statement. “We’re grateful to our global membership for joining us in this process.”
The voting to determine the nominees for the 85th Annual Academy Awards opened on Dec. 17 and that day marked the first time in history that a member could vote online — if they were able to get signed-on to the system, that is. On Twitter, one voter venting about the system was filmmaker Morgan Spurlock who said his failed log-on attempts left him locked out and waiting for a paper ballot to arrive by “snail mail.” The Academy’s voting membership skews far older than Spurlock (at 46, he’s 16 years below the median age) and there has been concern that the system would be off-putting to them. The Academy has offered assisted voting stations in Los Angeles, New York and London and a 24-hour support hotline but with the variables of holiday travel the extra day is intended to give voters some breathing room. Still, pundit speculation is certain to circle the impact of a lower-than-usual turnout and how it might tilt the Oscar race.
I feel bad because I gave up on Ann Dowd.
Early in the Oscar season, when the field is so open and many films are still unseen, it’s easier to get behind an underdog. There’s more room to suggest a longshot for consideration’s sake, which to me feels a bit more interesting than just trying to “guess right” for … what exactly? A pat on the head for correctly predicting who might get a trophy?
That’s why I wish I’d had the nerve to give Dowd more of a push for her truly devastating performance in Compliance as a fast food manager who is manipulated into doing terrible things by a man who calls her restaurant and says he is a cop investigating one of her young employees. READ FULL STORY »
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