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Lincoln leads the Golden Globe 2013 nominations with seven nods. Steven Spielberg's biopic about former President Abraham Lincoln is up for a host of top prizes including Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Screenplay.
Quentin Tarantino's western flick Django Unchained and political drama Argo follow close behind with five nominations each. Critically-acclaimed films Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook each received four nods.
With three nominations are Life of Pi, dark cult drama The Master and heart-warming British comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The great Dames of British film, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren, all have acting nods for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Quartet and Hitchcock respectively.
Surprises include Nicole Kidman's Best Supporting Actress nomination for The Paperboy and John Hawkes and Helen Hunt being up for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their performances in The Sessions.
Silver Linings Playbook has been nominated for five Film Independent Spirit Awards.
The David O. Russell directed quirky romance received nods for its stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence in the Best Male and Female Lead categories, along with nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay at the announcement at the W Hotel Hollywood on Tuesday. It will compete against Moonrise Kingdom - which also received five nominations - Beasts of the Southern Wild, Bernie and Keep the Lights On in the Best Feature category.
Matthew McConaughey received two nominations, Best Male Lead for Killer Joe where he will compete against Bradley, Jack Black for Bernie, John Hawkes in The Sessions, Thure Lindhardt for Keep The Lights On and Four's Wendell Pierce and Best Supporting Male for Magic Mike.
Linda Cardellini has been nominated for Best Female Lead for Return along with Emayatzy Corinealdi for Middle of Nowhere, Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild, Mary Elizabeth Winstead from Smashed and Jennifer in Silver Linings Playbook.
Academy Award winner Mo'Nique (Precious) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' President Tom Sherak had the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2011 Annual Academy Awards early Tuesday morning.
The King's Speech lead all films this morning with 12 nominations total. True Grit came in second with 10 nods. Meanwhile, The Social Network and Inception both tied with 8 nominations.
Here are some of the noteworthy omissions and inclusions from today’s press conference:
- Best Director: No Christopher Nolan (Inception). Seriously?? (Even James Cameron has to say something about that!)
- Best Movie: No for Blue Valentine, yes for Winter's Bone and Toy Story 3 (also nominated in Animation category)
- Best Actor: No Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)!!! Also, no Mark Wahlberg (Fighter), no Leo DiCaprio (Inception), no Aaron Eckhart (Rabbit Hole), no Paul Giamatti (recent Golden Globe winner for Barney's Version). Javier Bardem, though, gets a yes for Biutiful.
- Best Actress: No Julianne Moore (The Kids are All Right), no Halle Berry (Frankie & Alice)
- Best Supp. Actor: No Andrew Garfield or Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), but a big YES for Jeremy Renner (The Town) and John Hawkes (Winter's Bone)
You can find a list of the nominees from the major Oscar categories after the jump.
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Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this week:
- Alien (Anthology): Blu-ray
- Back to the Future (25th Anniversary Trilogy): DVD, Blu-ray
- Elf (Ultimate Collector's Edition): DVD, Blu-ray
- The Girl Who Played with Fire: DVD, Blu-ray
- Lake Placid 3: DVD
- Paths of Glory: DVD, Blu-ray
- Santa Claus: The Movie: DVD, Blu-ray
- Sex and the City 2: DVD, Blu-ray
- South of the Border: DVD, Blu-ray
- Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?: DVD
- Winter's Bone: DVD, Blu-ray
Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.
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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- The A-Team (PG-13): starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Sharlto Copley, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (directed by Joe Carnahan)
- The Karate Kid (PG): starring Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraj P. Henson (directed by Harald Zwart)
- Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky* (R): starring Mads Mikkelsen, Anna Mouglalis, Yelena Morozova (directed by Jan Kounen)
- Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema* (R): starring Rapulana Seiphemo, Ronnie Nyakale, Robert Hobbs (directed by Ralph Ziman)
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