Get a head start on your Oscar weekend debates with Movie Talk with Owen and Lisa — in which EW critics Owen Gleiberman and Lisa Schwarzbaum lament how the Oscars aren’t channeling the public anymore and name their picks for who should win Lead Actor and Lead Actress. Spoiler: It’s not “this French guy no one has ever heard of”! READ FULL STORY »
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For this year’s Oscars, the 20 acting nominees have posed for photographer Douglas Kirkland in what the Academy calls “Out of Character: Portraits of This Year’s Acting Nominees.” Clicking through them, two things quickly become clear: One, with rare exception, the men weren’t too keen on being creative with their poses. And two, with rare exception, the women were keen on doing anything but a straight-forward pose.
Basically, they’re like the fanciest school portraits ever. Here are my four favorites from the acting categories, starting with Best Supporting Actor (all credits to Douglas Kirkland and AMPAS): READ FULL STORY »
Whenever anyone would make a list of actors who shockingly have never been nominated for an Oscar, Gary Oldman was always near the top. And after being overlooked by the Critics Choice, Golden Globes, and SAG Awards for his impressively contained performance as MI6 agent George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, it was looking like he’d be an also-ran this year as well. But along with underdog nominee Demián Bichir, Oldman managed to displace Leonardo DiCaprio and Michael Fassbender and score a Best Actor nomination after all. Oldman called this morning from Berlin, where Tinker Tailor is premiering.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Congratulations, you’re finally an Oscar nominee.
GARY OLDMAN: I’m in shock. If you were to take the temperature of the past couple of weeks with SAG and the Globes, we weren’t really expecting anything. I’ve never been nominated before, so I’d gone beyond the point of expecting it. It’s thrilling news. READ FULL STORY »
Both the poster and the trailer for Rampart have promised that Woody Harrelson is playing the most corrupt cop you’ve ever seen on screen. And from the looks of the relentlessly intense preview, Harrelson’s hard-drinking, rule-bending police officer could just as well be shouting that Denzel Washington’s crooked cop in Training Day ain’t got s–t on him.
Harrelson, whose performance as L.A. officer Dave Brown earned raves at this year’s Toronto Film Festival (EW’s Owen Gleiberman said the actor plays the part with “intricate demonic force”) and is already earning Oscar buzz, is downright scary in the trailer (this ain’t no Haymitch, kids). (“I hate all people equally,” he boasts.) Of course, while Harrelson is playing a baddie, he’s in good company with the likes of Robin Wright, Ned Beatty, Steve Buscemi, Sigourney Weaver, and his Messenger co-star Ben Foster. Watch the full clip below: READ FULL STORY »