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Colin Firth Lands 'Stoker' Role

March 9th, 2011 2:45pm EST
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British actor Colin Firth is set to sink his teeth into a vampire role in his first film since winning an Oscar last month.

The star has signed on to play a bloodsucker in the movie Stoker, alongside Nicole Kidman and Alice in Wonderland actress Mia Wasikowska, according to Britain's The Daily Mail.

The new role is remarkably different from the actor's most recent performance in The King's Speech, in which he played stuttering royal King George VI.

Screenwriter Wentworth Miller reveals the title of the movie is a nod to Bram Stoker's film Dracula.

He says, "It's got a lot of element...
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Colin Firth To Be Knighted?

March 4th, 2011 8:23am EST
Colin Firth
Colin Firth has been tipped for a knighthood in his native Britain after receiving a nomination for Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honors list, according to a U.K. report.

The actor has flown the flag for Britain with his portrayal the Queen's father, King George VI, in acclaimed movie The King's Speech.

He cemented his success by taking home the Best Actor Academy Award on Sunday - and now he's been linked to a new royal accolade.

Britain's Daily Mail claims Firth is a favorite to be knighted when the Queen's Birthday Honors list is officially revealed in June.

A source tells the p...
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2011 Oscars: Candid Backstage and Governors Ball Photos

February 28th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Natalie Portman backstage 83rd Annual Academy Awards Awards
For those of you that still haven't gotten your fill of the Oscars, here is one last look at the 83rd Academy Awards from backstage and at the after party from the Governors Ball where some 1500 guests attended. We would like to thank the Academy for supplying such great candid photos. Enjoy.

Natalie Portman, Oscar® winner for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in “Black Swan” backstage during the live ABC Television Network broadcast of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Awards® from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA Sunday, February 27, 2011.

Iain Canning (2nd f...
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'The King's Speech' Takes Best Picture at Oscars (Full List Of Winners)

February 28th, 2011 12:30am EST
The King's Speech
The King's Speech ruled over the 2011 Academy Awards on Sunday, taking home four honors including Best Picture and Best Actor for the movie's star, Colin Firth.

The royal drama, about stuttering British monarch George VI, led the competition with 12 nominations going into this year's Oscars, and edged out the likes of Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception and The Social Network to claim the most coveted title of the night.

Firth was crowned Best Actor in a Leading Role, emerging triumphant over Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and James...
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Academy Award Nominees Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Helena Bonham-Carter & Melissa Leo's W Screen Tests (Video)

February 27th, 2011 4:13pm EST
W Magazine
22 Oscar nominees, including The King's Speech star Colin Firth, The Kids Are All Right's Annette Bening, The Fighter's Melissa Leo and Helena Bohnam Carter (also The King's Speech), sat down for W Magazine editor Lynn Hirschberg in her EMMY and ASME-nominated Screen Test video series conducted with the periodical's usual monthly cover subject.

For the annual February "Movie Issue" this year's biggest nominees took part in the series and gave some interesting and revealing info about their parts in this year's biggest films.

Colin Firth recalls playing Jack Frost when he was only five y...
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And The Oscar Will (Probably) Go To...

February 27th, 2011 9:00am EST
The King's Speech
Oh, the pesky business of predicting Oscar winners. Depending on Academy voters’ moods, a pundit can come off as brilliant or dumb as a post. This seems to be an awfully predictable year – but be warned, that could mean upsets are in the air.

That said, here are my predictions for who will take home the gold at this Sunday’s Academy Awards in the major categories. I’ve devised my own odds system, which is completely made up; but, it does give a sense of how strongly I view the chances of each nominee.

What do you think? Am I way off base anywhere? Which categories are easiest to pred...
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'The King's Speech' vs. 'The Social Network' for Best Picture

February 26th, 2011 10:11am EST
Oscar
What do the Academy Awards and March Madness have in common? Both are singular events that everybody can gamble on. Who doesn’t like an event in which everybody you know can fill out a pool sheet or bracket, go to a party and stand amongst everyone in the room with their fists up to their mouths as they agonize over the results? Like March Madness, the Oscars are great because you don’t need to be an expert on all movies to win. In fact, you don’t even have to have seen many of the films. If you stay plugged in, chances are you’ve heard all about all the buzzworthy titles, and can and are i...
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Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win?

February 26th, 2011 8:35am EST
Black Swan | Photo Credits: Fox Searchlight
Will The King's Speech stage a royal flush at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards? Or will The Social Network prove to have the most friends in all the right Hollywood places? We'll find out Sunday, but for now, let's make some predictions. So put on your thinking caps, bust out your ballot, make your picks and compare them to ours below while we count down to the big night.

TV Guide Network's red carpet coverage begins Sunday at 5 ET/2 PT with Academy Awards Red Carpet Countdown, followed by Academy Awards Red Carpet with Chris Harrison at 6 ET/3 PT. The 83rd Annual Academy Awards start at 8:3...
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Oscars Preview: 'King's Speech'… For the Win?!!

February 22nd, 2011 4:08pm EST
The King's Speech
Only a few weeks ago, it was all golden for David Fincher’s study of greed in our modern, technological world, The Social Network. It had taken the majority of the Oscar predicting awards for Best Picture (including the Golden Globe), and it seemed to be completely unbeatable in the upcoming finale to the awards season, the Oscars.

But then, The King’s Speech, the constant second place finisher to Social Network's champion, started winning everything. It began with the Producer’s Guild Award, which raised an eyebrow; but, I was willing to pass that off as older Hollywood showing preferenc...
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Colin Firth Says Success Has 'Done Wonders' For His Relationship With Father

February 18th, 2011 10:45am EST
Colin Firth
Oscar nominee Colin Firth's success as an actor has "done wonders" for his relationship with his dad - because his father always presumed performing was an excuse to shun education and hard work.

The King's Speech star admits his dad was dubious about him embarking on a career in front of the cameras, and urged him to get a proper education so he could have a back-up plan if his dream of acting crumbled.

Firth admits his success, and his father's own realization that any career can be unstable, helped the pair understand each other better.

He tell CNN's Piers Morgan, "I'm struck by me...
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'King's Speech' Wins Seven Awards At BAFTAs (See Winners)

February 14th, 2011 9:02am EST
Helena Bonham Carter
"The King's Speech" continued its reign over the movie industry's awards season by taking home seven trophies at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday.

The critically-acclaimed film won its three leading stars the main acting prizes - Colin Firth was named Best Actor for his role as stuttering British monarch George VI; Helena Bonham Carter took home the Best Supporting Actress title, while the Best Supporting Actor award went to Geoffrey Rush.

The movie picked up the coveted Best Film honor, beating fellow contenders "Black Swan," "Inception," "The Soc...
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Inside The Interview Room At The Oscar Nominees Luncheon

February 8th, 2011 11:00am EST
Jeff Bridges
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit with approximately fifty other journalists to interview the 83rd Annual Academy Award nominees at the annual Nominees Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. It is a terrific opportunity for all of the honorees to celebrate their accomplishments in film for 2010 without the pressures of the red carpet, a global audience, and the fact that only one person will go home with that coveted Oscar statuette. The luncheon is a very private and supportive event where nominees individually receive a certificate honoring their nomination. The interview room is pretty...
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'The King's Speech' Bosses End Dispute With Animal Rights Group

February 6th, 2011 9:00am EST
The King's Speech
Producers of The King's Speech have settled a dispute with animal rights campaigners who threatened to sue over the use of the phrase 'No Animals Harmed' in the film's credits.

Bosses at the American Humane Association (AHA), who have a trademark on the phrase, demanded the removal of the end-credits pledge that no animals were harmed during the shoot, as they were not involved in the production.

The public advocacy group only allows the tag to be used when officials have been given access to the set and copies of the script to certify that animals are treated well, according to the Holly...
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SAG Awards Top Moments: Why Was Natalie Portman's Acceptance Speech Censored?

January 31st, 2011 9:20am EST
Natalie Portman | Photo Credits: John Shearer/WireImage.com
Here are our top moments of the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards:

10. Most Nurturing: "It shouldn't be called the SAG award, it should be called the Uplifting Award," The King's Speech actor Geoffrey Rush says on behalf of the cast, before giving nods to the movie's supporting actors, including his on-screen family and Freya Wilson, who played the young future Queen Elizabeth. His SAG family must be very proud.

9. The Kanye West Memorial Award: Has someone been enjoying a little post-Prohibition tipple? A spacey, dark-lipped Paz de la Huerta commandeers the mic after Steve Buscemi's speech...
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2011 SAG Awards List Of Winners

January 31st, 2011 8:15am EST
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Natalie Portman, Colin Firth and the cast of The King's Speech took the top prizes at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.

Firth won Best Actor for his role in the British monarchy drama, which also took the prize for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Meanwhile Portman claimed the Best Actress award for her performance in Darren Aronofsky's ballet drama Black Swan. The Fighter was also a big winner, with cast mates Christian Bale and Melissa Leo earning honors for Best Supporting Actor and Actress respectively.

Elsewhere, Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Em...
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Helena Bonham Carter Had To Speed Read History Books

January 30th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter cheated as she researched her role as Queen Elizabeth in The King's Speech - she "sped-read" through history books because there was so much material on the royal.

The Planet Of The Apes star portrays King George VI's wife Elizabeth in the Oscar-nominated drama, opposite Colin Firth as the stammering monarch.

But Bonham Carter confesses she took a short cut through Elizabeth's early years up until 1939 because she didn't have enough time to properly learn all about Queen Elizabeth II's mother, who died in 2002 at the grand old age of 101.

She says, "I just pretended ...
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Colin Firth Has 'A Problem' With The British Monarchy

January 28th, 2011 12:32pm EST
Colin Firth
Colin Firth is not a fan of Britain's royal family, because he has "a problem" with "unelected bodies".

The actor is nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of stuttering King George VI in acclaimed royal drama The King's Speech, while he also won a Golden Globe award for the role earlier this month.

Firth recently admitted he had little knowledge of the story of the troubled monarch before taking on the job, as he is "not a royal watcher" - and now he concedes the concept of the royal family makes him uncomfortable.

During in an interview on Piers Morgan Tonight, which is due to air...
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Harvey Weinstein Wants 'The King's Speech' Edited For PG Rated Re-release

January 26th, 2011 8:20pm EST
The King's Speech
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein is urging The King's Speech director Tom Hooper to return to the editing room and cut the 'F' word from his hit film - so the Oscar favorite can become a family favorite.

Weinstein is keen to boost the film's box office following its 12 Oscar nominations on Tuesday - and he's asked Hooper to consider cutting the profanity that earned the period drama an 'R' rating in the U.S.

The producer is keen to re-release the film to cinemas with the language in one scene toned down - as part of a new marketing strategy he hopes will prompt young cinemagoers to see the mo...
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Stuttering Nicole Kidman Felt For Colin Firth's King

January 26th, 2011 1:42am EST
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Nicole Kidman had a special connection to Colin Firth's new film The King's Speech - because she grew up with a stammer.

In the film, the actor plays stuttering British king George VI and Kidman can understand what the royal went through.

She tells Newsweek, "I had one (stammer) as a kid... I just remember everyone always saying to me, 'Calm down, think about what you're gonna say,' and then I grew out of it.

"I remember when I was little just being so excited to get it out and I couldn't get it out."

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Inside Look At Today's Oscar Announcements!

January 25th, 2011 2:37pm EST
83rd Annual Academy Awards Nominations
I was lucky enough to be inside the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre this morning while the 83rd Annual Academy Award Nominations were announced. Here is a timeline and some insider information on how the morning played out:

2 AM : Time to wake up and get ready for the announcements. Since the nominations are coordinated with morning shows on the East Coast, I knew I would have to try and get some sleep before I had to be up in the middle of the night. My bed time? 5:37 PM. Just enough beauty sleep for this 2 AM wake up call.

3:30 AM: My official call time over at the Academy's headquarters i...
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Oscar Nominations 2011: Complete List Of Academy Award Nominees

January 25th, 2011 9:34am EST
2011 Oscar Nominations
The Oscar nominations are in! The King's Speech dominated with 12 nominations, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Colin Firth, and Best Supporting Actress for Helena Bonham Carter. "True Grit" wasn't far behind with 10 nominations.

Also nominated for best picture were "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception," "The Kids Are All Right," "127 Hours," "The Social Network," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit" and "Winter's Bone."

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held on February 27, 2011. Check out all the nominees below:

Actor in a Leading Role

* Javier Barde...
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'The King's Speech' Poised For Oscar Upset After Producers Guild Awards

January 23rd, 2011 12:55pm EST
The King's Speech
The King's Speech has picked up momentum in the race towards Oscar glory after winning the top prize at the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards on Saturday.

The film's producers, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, were awarded the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer Of The Year Award at the ceremony.

The movie, starring Colin Firth as the stammering British King George VI, was among 10 nominees including The Social Network and Black Swan.

Other winners at the 22nd annual PGA Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, included Toy Story 3 in the Best Animate...
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'The King's Speech' Gets Massive 14 Nominations For BAFTA Awards

January 18th, 2011 9:51am EST
The Kings Speech
Critically-acclaimed "The King's Speech" is set to dominate the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards next month, after scoring a massive 14 nominations.

The Tom Hooper movie, about stammering British monarch King George VI, has picked up nods in the Best Film and Best Director categories, while Colin Firth is tipped for Best Actor and his co-star Helena Bonham Carter will compete for the Best Supporting Actress prize.

The picture is facing a challenge from Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, which has picked up 12 nominations, including nods for its star Natalie Portman, ...
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'The Queen' Is Film Fans' Favorite Movie Monarch

January 18th, 2011 7:05am EST
The Queen
Helen Mirren's portrayal of The Queen is movie fans' favorite royal role, according to a new online poll.

In anticipation of Colin Firth's Best Actor win at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday for The King's Speech, and his assured Oscar nomination, websites WENN and Fandango.com staged a weekend vote to find the best movie monarch.

Mirren topped the poll with 47 per cent, while Cate Blanchett's Elizabeth I came in second with 31 per cent of the vote.

Judi Dench came in third and fourth with her portrayals of Elizabeth I (Shakespeare in Love) and Queen Victoria (Mrs. Brown), and Nigel Hawt...
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Golden Globes: 'The Social Network Previals,' Gervais Sails

January 17th, 2011 3:17pm EST
The Social Network
‘The Social Network’ was the big winner at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, with four awards – Best Drama, Best Director (David Fincher), Best Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) and Best Score. 'The King’s Speech' – which led in nominations with seven – came away with just one win, for Best Drama Actor (Colin Firth).

‘The Kids Are All Right’ re-emerged in the Oscar race with two wins (Best Comedy – and how could it NOT win that given the competition?) and Best Comedy Actress for Annette Bening (ditto). And ‘The Fighter’ takes the lead in the supporting races, with Christian Bale and Melissa Leo ...
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'The Social Network' Tops Golden Globes (Full List Of Winners)

January 16th, 2011 11:56pm EST
The Social Network
The Social Network has virtually locked in its Best Film Oscar after landing four big awards at the Golden Globes on Sunday night.

Just two days after picking up the main prize at the Critics Choice Awards, the film won top honors at the Globes, while there were also accolades for David Fincher (Best Director), Aaron Sorkin (Best Screenplay) and Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Best Score).

The night's big loser was The King's Speech, which led all nominations with seven, but went home with only one - a Best Actor gong for Oscars favorite Colin Firth.

The ceremony's highlight came when Mic...
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Red Carpet Pics: The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Awards

January 16th, 2011 4:23pm EST
Critics Choice Awards
Mila Kunis was among the myriad stars who were out Friday night for the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium.

The awards honor the best in cinematic achievement and is known for having a great record predicting who will be winners at the Academy Awards.

This year's ceremony saw Matt Damon land the fourth annual Joel Sigel Award, which was presented by Jimmy Kimmel and Emily Blunt. The award pays homage to late Good Morning America film critic Joel Siegel, who lost his battle with cancer in June, 2007.

Friday night's event also saw the introduction of a new ...
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'Inception' And 'Social Network' Lead Critics Choice Awards

January 15th, 2011 11:00am EST
Inception
Mind-bending drama Inception and The Social Network were the big winners at the Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Friday, picking up 10 honors between them.

The Social Network claimed Best Film, Best Director (David Fincher), Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin) and Best Score (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross), while Inception took home six prizes, including Best Action Film, Best Visual Effects and Best Sound.

The 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards also honoured Oscar favourites Natalie Portman and Colin Firth with acting awards for their roles in Black Swan and The King's Sp...
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'Golden Globes' Picks: 'Two Jews On Film' Almost Agree On Theirs (Video)

January 14th, 2011 11:20am EST
The Kings Speech
It's that time of year...Hollywood's super fun award show, The Golden Globes...where anything can happen. Just look at one of this year's picks from The Hollywood Foreign Press...'The Tourist' for best comedy. You've got to be kidding. The only reason that film was nominated was to get Johnny Depp and Miss Jolie to the show.

That said...there are a lot of wonderful films nominated this year. Darren Aronofsky's dark and brilliant tale of an obsessed ballerina, 'The Black Swan' has Natalie Portman, Barbara Hershey, and Mila Kunis doing some of their best work.

Then there was David Finc...
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Colin Firth Dedicates Walk Of Fame Star To His Wife

January 14th, 2011 9:18am EST
Colin Firth
Colin Firth fought back tears on Thursday as he dedicated his Hollywood Walk of Fame honor to his wife Livia.

The actor, who is tipped to win an Oscar for his portrayal of King George VI in The King's Speech, was saluted with the 2,429th star on the famous Los Angeles strip during a ceremony outside British pub The Pig & Whistle.

Firth became emotional as he received the honor and told the crowd that Livia's support has proved invaluable since he found fame.

He said, "When I look down there at that star, it's her name I see. I want to thank everybody that has accompanied me on this ex...
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