Just a few hours after news of Natalie Portman’s engagement and pregnancy was announced, the Black Swan star has released this statement exclusively to EW: “I have always kept my private life private but I will say that I am indescribably happy and feel very grateful to have this experience.” For more with Portman, check out the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, featuring the annual “Oscar Race is On!” package, on stands later this week.
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Golden Globe nominations featured their fair share of expected results and head scratchers. Here are my top five of each in the movie categories.As always, the
1. The King’s Speech tops the list The Social Network may be the critical favorite, but the delightful British drama led the pack with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, scoring seven nominations. Is this a trophy a movie other than Social Network can actually win? Quite possibly.
2. The Social Network continues its momentum With six nominations, it tied for second place overall. We really have a two-horse race on our hands here.
3. Big stars dominated Nicole Kidman, Johnny Depp, Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Michael Douglas were all nominated. Oh, and Johnny Depp again.
4. A decent showing for Burlesque The HPFA loves a splashy musical even when the critics don’t. And they only had one to choose from this year. Hence a Best Picture nomination and two Best Song nods.
5. The Kids Are All Right returns A Best Picture nomination and recognition for Annette Bening and Julianne Moore (finally!) give the indie comedy a much-needed boost.
1. Six nominations for The Fighter! The rousing boxing drama tied with The Social Network for second place overall, scoring nods for all four of its lead cast members, including Mark Wahlberg. It’s looking more and more like a real player.
2. True Grit gets blanked True, the HFPA doesn’t worship the Coen brothers like the Academy does. But for their star-studded Western to be completely blanked is an eye-opener.
3. Only one nod for The Town I thought Ben Affleck’s rollicking crime drama would have a shot at Best Picture or Best Director. But only supporting actor Jeremy Renner made the cut. I’m still optimistic for its chances at an Oscar nod.
4. 127 Hours left out of Best Picture and Best Director Danny Boyle’s acclaimed film scored three nominations but was left out of the two main races. Could the movie be in just a little bit of trouble?
5. The Tourist for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Actress? Next.
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As if it weren’t enough to win the top two honors at last night’s Golden Globes, Avatar made an estimated $55 million this Martin Luther King holiday weekend, bringing its monstrous cume to $505 million. The film is sure now to overtake Titanic’s domestic record-holding box-office take of $600 million. Warner Bros.’ Book of Eli gave Avatar a nice run for the first time in five weeks but ultimately wasn’t able to match the behemoth’s power. Still, the post-Apocalyptic drama earned a solid $38 million for the four-day frame.
Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, which was hoping for some love from the awards community this year, had to settle for a solid box office in its first weekend in wide release, nabbing an estimated $20 million. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel took the fourth spot, earning $15 million and raising its total take to $196 million. Fifth place,which looked like it belonged to Sherlock Holmes, seems now to be in the hands of Lionsgate’s new release The Spy Next Door, which brought in $13 million. It unseated the Robert Downey/Guy Ritchie partnership, which brought in an additional $12 million. With a fresh Golden Globe in Downey’s pocket, though, Sherlock’s $182 million might get to $200 million sooner than initially thought.
The rest of the top ten for the MLK holiday belonged to It’s Complicated in the seventh slot with $9.1 million; the Amy Adams-starrer Leap Year, which earned only $6.9 million for its second weekend in theaters, at No. 8; and Up in the Air at No. 9 with an estimated $6.6 million and a cume of $64 million. The tenth spot went to The Blind Side, which earned another $6.5 million in its 9th weekend of release. The film, which also nabbed a Globe for its leading lady Sandra Bullock, boasts a total box office take of close to $230 million. As impressive as Avatar’s tally is, the weekend as a whole was still down from last year’s holiday weekend, when Paul Blart: Mall Cop won the frame with $39 million. It was buoyed by strong showings from Gran Torino, My Bloody Valentine 3-D and Notorious.
Golden Globes: I love awards-show montages, and last night's Martin Scorsese tribute was one of the best
The greatest-hits-of-Hollywood movie montages that have long been a staple of awards shows tend to get a bad rap these days. They’re blamed, with some justification, for stretching Academy Awards night into the weary wee hours, and yes, they’re sometimes hung on pretty thin concepts (like “Celebrity” — a real Oscar low point). But I confess that I can never get enough of them. These memory-lane mini-reels may be little more than flashcard redundancies in the perpetual nostalgia culture of YouTube and VH1, yet when they’re well produced, they’re candy for movie buffs. And it’s worth noting that they were once actually offered up as prestige epiphanies. In 1972, it was showcased as a Really Big Deal that the honorary tribute reel to Charlie Chaplin at the 44th Academy Awards ceremony — a nearly poetic evocation of Chaplin’s genius — was assembled and edited by Peter Bogdanovich, then one of the hottest directors in Hollywood. Last night’s Martin Scorsese tribute at the Golden Globes achieved that same level of instant cinematic bliss-out. More than just mesmerizing to watch, it was executed with a thrilling love and understanding of Scorsese’s films — the sort of montage that made you think, half a dozen times in the space of four minutes, “Oh, man, I’ve got to see that movie again right now!” READ FULL STORY
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