The National Board of Review announced its 2013 honorees on Dec. 4, with Her, Nebraska, and Fruitvale Station claiming some of the top prizes. That meant the only real suspense last night at the organization’s New York City gala was who would win the crowd and earn the best howls. Rob Reiner nearly stole the show, but it was Meryl Streep who brought down the house at Cipriani’s on 42nd Street. Streep, presenting the Best Actress award to Emma Thompson for Saving Mr. Banks, left her friend “nauseous with gratitude” with a heart-felt introduction that also took swipes at Walt Disney and the Disney brand. READ FULL STORY
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Following the 2014 Academy Awards on Sunday, March 2, winners, nominees, presenters, and more will head over to the Academy’s post-Oscars celebration, the Governors Ball, which will take place in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center. And now, the Academy has announced on its site that Grammy-winning recording artist John Legend will perform for its 1,500 guests.
“John Legend is one of the industry’s most innovative and talented artists,” said Jeffrey Kurland, Costume Design Branch governor and chair of the Governors Ball. “We’re thrilled he will be joining us to celebrate this year’s achievements in film, and for what promises to be a most memorable evening.”
The Producers Guild of America has accurately forecast the last six Best Picture Oscar winners, so it was good news for 10 films that were nominated today for the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award. While Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, and American Hustle were among the films that made the cut, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Butler, and Fruitvale Station did not. Last year, eight of the 10 movies that received nods from the PGA went on to earn Oscar nominations for Best Picture.
Fruitvale will go home with a special award when the hardware is handed out on Jan. 19. The movie from first-time filmmaker Ryan Coogler is the recipient of this year’s Stanley Kramer Award. The Producers Guild will also honor Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), Robert Iger (Milestone Award), Peter Jackson and Joe Letteri (Vanguard Award), Chuck Lorre (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), and Chris Meledandri (Visionary Award).
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Voting begins Dec. 27 for 2014′s Academy Awards nominees. Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are invited to cast secret ballots for their favorite film work from the past year until Jan. 8, 2014.
The academy is offering electronic voting for the second consecutive year. It announced last week that 289 feature films are eligible for best-picture consideration.
Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards will be announced Jan. 16.
Ellen DeGeneres will host the ceremony when the Oscars are presented on March 2.
Nine movies advanced to the next round of Oscar voting for Best Foreign Language Film, but The Past was not one of them. Iranian director Asghar Farhadi had won the category for his previous film, A Separation, and his latest was considered a favorite to be recognized again.
Also missing from the list was festival favorite Blue Is the Warmest Color, although that buzzy movie had failed to make the cut-off date for eligibility and was not included for consideration.
But enough about who’s not going to win the Oscar. The Hunt, starring Mads Mikkelson (above) made the cut. Click below for the rest of the list:
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Jane Lynch is set to become the first female host of the DGA Awards at its 66th annual ceremony on Jan. 25 in Los Angeles.
“We are thrilled to welcome Jane Lynch as host of the DGA Awards for the very first time,” said DGA President Paris Barclay (who has directed Lynch on a number of Glee episodes). “I have known Jane for years, and have envied her quick wit – and her extraordinary height. She always makes the job of directing her a joy, and I look forward to her helping us honor the year’s best in film and television.”
Previous hosts included Carl Reiner — who led the ceremony an incredible 23 times — and Kelsey Grammer, who hosted for the past two years.
12 Years a Slave is already planning its second act. Steve McQueen’s adaptation of Solomon Northup’s 19th-century memoir tells the story of a free black New Yorker (Chiwetel Ejiofor) who’s sold into Southern slavery. It opened on Oct. 17 after wowing critics and audiences at the September film festivals and it still playing in nearly 500 theaters. Today, Fox Searchlight announced that it would re-release the movie on Jan. 17.
Jan. 17 is a notable date since Oscar nominations will be announced the day before. Currently, 12 Years, which last week was nominated for seven Golden Globes, including one for Best Picture, has grossed $36.5 million at the box office.
In his storied career, stage and screen actor Peter O’Toole, who died Saturday at age 81 following a long bout of illness, dynamically pronounced countless memorable characters, from the daring T.E. Lawrence in “Lawrence of Arabia” to amorous Maurice in “Venus.”
He earned four Golden Globes and an Emmy for his work, and holds the record for the most acting Oscar nominations without a win — eight.
However, in 2002 O’Toole was presented the Academy Honorary Award for his entire body of work. In his acceptance speech he joked, “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, my foot!”
Here are the late actor’s eight nominations and who he lost to each year:
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Does Scarlett Johansson deserve awards recognition for 'Her'? Co-stars Rooney Mara, Amy Adams weigh in
Scarlett Johansson was nowhere to be found at the Directors Guild of America premiere of Her Thursday night in Los Angeles.
It was almost too poignant an absence, considering Johansson plays the disembodied operating system of our dreams in Spike Jonze’s futuristic love story. As Samantha, Johansson could only rely on her voice — silences and subtle inflections and all — to make us believe that Joaquin Phoenix’s Theodore could possibly fall in love with a computer program. She doesn’t even have the benefit of an animated avatar.
Though she’s getting raves for her unconventional but affecting performance, the question of the season is whether or not that counts as an awards-eligible performance. The Golden Globes already said no, even though they gave Her a Best Picture nod. The Screen Actors Guild could have included Johansson in their Best Supporting Actress roundup, but, ultimately, she didn’t make the cut. Same with the Independent Spirit Awards. Now, her only chance to be recognized for the part is the Oscars.
Johansson’s co-stars weighed in on the lingering question at Thursday’s premiere.
Gloria follows the story of 58-year-old divorcee Gloria (Chilean actress Paulina Garcia), who’s hitting the singles scene for the first time since her grown children left home. In the scene below, we see Gloria meeting the older man, Rodolfo (Sergio Hernandez) who will change her life.
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