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Lincoln Leads Golden Globe Nominations

LincolnLincoln 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.

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‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Leads Spirit Awards Nominations

Silver Linings PlaybookSilver 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.

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Kristen Wiig’s Surreal Oscar Experience

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Universal, Comedy, Awards, Scripts

Kristen WiigKristen Wiig found being nominated for an Oscar "surreal."

The 38-year-old actress and her writing partner Annie Mumolo were in contention for the Best Original Screenplay prize for Bridesmaids at this year's Academy Awards and though they didn't win, Kristen is delighted all her work on the comedy has paid off.

"To hear my name and Annie's announced, after five years of writing and working on the film - it was surreal. Professionally, the reception of this film has allowed me opportunities I could only dream of and I am incredibly grateful. It all feels like one big highlight."

Although she was pleased to be nominated for an award, Kristen says it is the response of fans of the movie that mean the most to her: "People have told me that the film made them laugh and cry and that the friendships really resonate with them. For me, there is no better compliment than that."


The Hunger Games, Bridesmaids Lead MTV Movie Awards Nods

The Hunger GamesThe Hunger Games and Bridesmaids lead the nominations at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards.

The action film and the comedy motion picture both have eight nods apiece, which will see them go up against each other for Best Cast and Movie of the Year alongside Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, The Help and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.

Jennifer Lawrence's portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games - the film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' book trilogy - will see her take on Bridesmaids star Kristin Wiig for Best Female Performance, as well as Emma Stone (Crazy Stupid Love), Emma Watson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2) and Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

Rooney is also up for Breakthrough Performance and Best On-Screen Transformation for her portrayal of computer hacker Lisbeth Salander in the English language version of the Swedish thriller alongside Daniel Craig.

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2011 Academy Award Nominations

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards

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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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Inception Making (Pseudo) Return to Theaters


In order to make sure that Inception -- a film that debuted way back in July -- doesn't get lost during the awards season madness, Warner Bros. is bringing the movie back into theaters.

Starting at the end of this month, a behind-the-scenes video about the blockbuster will play in theaters across the country. The hope is to get the Inception (which is currently out on DVD) back into the voters' minds. (Not that we non-voters could possibly forget about that film anytime soon.)

Although the entry did receive a Golden Globe nomination earlier this month, we still have weeks to go before the Oscar candidates are announced. The Academy Award nominations will be revealed on January 25.

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Quote of the Day: Michael Douglas on His Golden Globe Nomination

Michael Douglas in Wall Street 2

"To be selected with these extraordinary nominees is an honor and boy was I ready for some good news!"

-Wall Street: Money Never Sleep's Michael Douglas on receiving his second Golden Globe nomination for playing Gordon Gekko. (Douglas was who was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer earlier this year.

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

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2011 Golden Globe Nominations (Film)

The King's Speech

Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood helped kick off the 2010-11 awards season Tuesday morning by formally announcing the latest round of Golden Globe contenders.

In the film category, The King's Speech -- starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush -- lead all nominees with a total of six nods. (The Fighter and The Social Network tied for second with six each.)

Although the Academy Awards will not necessarily mirror the choices made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, there were some notable inclusions/omissions in this year's list of Globe nominees:

  • Justin Timberlake did not earn an acting nomination for The Social Network.
  • Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp were both recognized for their work in The Tourist, a movie that has been panned by critics. (BTW - they were nominated in the "Comedy" category.)
  • Speaking of Depp, he will be running against himself. (He was also nominated for Alice in Wonderland.)
  • Wall Street's Michael Douglas has now received another Golden Globe nod for his role as Gordon Gekko. (He won for Best Actor in 1987.)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow did not earn a nomination for her role in Country Strong.
  • 127 Hours was left out of the Best Movie category -- so was True Grit. (The Coen Brothers western received zero nominations.)

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.

(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway: New Academy Awards Hosts

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards, Celeb News

Anne Hathaway and James Franco

For the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be going about as far away as Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin as you can get.

It’s been announced that Anne Hathaway and James Franco – two other Saturday Night Live hosting vets – have been asked to front the live event. This would be the second year in a row a pair of actors shared hosting duties.

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Sigourney Weaver: Kathryn Bigelow’s Breasts Won Her the Oscar

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Kathryn Bigelow and James Cameron

Although James Cameron seemed genuinely pleased for his ex-wife, there was one person who wasn’t happy about Kathryn Bigelow’s Academy Awards success: .

In a Brazilian interview to promote Cameron’s move, the actress said Bigelow’s gender was the reason why she nabbed the first Best Director prize ever for a female director.

“Jim didn’t have breasts, and I think that was the reason,” Weaver told Folha Online. “He should have taken home that Oscar.”

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