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'The Social Network' Bags Three More Best Picture Wins

December 12th, 2010 9:30pm EST
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'The Social Network' continues its reign on the pre-Oscar Awards: it has now won the Best Picture award from almost every major critics' group so far. Its most recent honors: Best Picture from The Los Angeles Film Critics Association, The Boston Society of Film Critics, and the New York Film Critics Online. It was also named one of the ten best films by the American Film Institute (which bestows a top ten but no "best" award). Aaron Sorkin also won best Screenplay from all three critics' groups, and David Fincher won Best Director from all, tying with Olivier Assayas for 'Carlos' at the ...
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'The Social Network' Continues Pre-Oscar Streak With DC Critics Win

December 7th, 2010 10:42am EST
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Looks like 'The Social Network' is the film to beat come Oscar time - for now. It won Best Picture with the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association - its second such win in a week. The film also won Best Director (David Fincher) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin).

Colin Firth picked up his first Best Actor prize for 'The King's Speech' while Jennifer Lawrence nabbed Best Actress for the thriller 'Winter's Bone.' The supporting prizes went to a pair of actors from 'The Fighter' - Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, who are near-locks for Oscar nominations.

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Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Agree 'The Fighter' Is A Knock-Out (Video)

December 1st, 2010 11:20am EST
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'The Fighter' directed by David O. Russell (The Three Kings) takes place in the blue collar neighborhoods of Lowell Massachusetts. The year is 1993. This is the true story of boxer Mickey Ward (MarkWahlberg) and his relationship with his half brother, former professional boxer and crack addict, Dickie Ecklund...played by the extraordinary Christian Bale. Mickey idolizes his brother, Dickie. Dickie's claim to fame is that he once knocked down Sugar Ray Leonard in the ring...Although some say...Sugar Ray slipped. Dickie is self destructing fast and Mickey must make a choice...to go down ...
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'Welcome To The Rileys' Film Review And Press Meeting

November 5th, 2010 1:13pm EDT
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Starpulse.com was invited to attend the press conference for the film out today 'Welcome to the Rileys.' It stars James Gandolfini, Kristen Stewart, and Melissa Leo. It is also directed by Jake Scott, who is better known for his music videos and documentaries, so this is a big step for him. It premiered in Sundance to strong reviews, and now it is ready to hit the theaters. The press conference was held in New York City and had the cast and director in attendance. They had apparently not seen one another in a long time, since they had an enthusiastic reunion outside the room first. The movi...
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Review: 'Two Jews On Film' Give Thoughts On 'Conviction' And Its All-Star Cast (Video)

October 12th, 2010 2:10pm EDT
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"Conviction" directed by Tony Goldwyn, is the incredible true story of Betty Anne Waters, an ordinary working class mother of two, who embarks on an 18 year quest to free her brother, Kenny, who's sentenced to life in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Sam Rockwell as Kenny Waters gives one of his best performances to date and Hillary Swank, as his sister, Betty Anne Waters, makes us remember why she won two Oscars. Rounding out the excellent cast is Juliette Lewis, Minnie Driver, Melissa Leo, Peter Gallagher and Clea Duvall. "Conviction" is about one woman, who not only defies the o...
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Oscar Red Carpet Pictures

February 22nd, 2009 11:05pm EST
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The biggest names in Hollywood were all in their finest gowns and tuxedos on the red carpet for the 2009 Academy Awards. Click through the slideshow below to see all the celebs and their fashion & style choices. Who looked hot? Who did not? Leave a comment when you're done!

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Natalie Portman

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2009 Oscar Predictions: Who Should Win & Who Will Win

February 20th, 2009 10:42am EST
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After months of speculation, it's finally time to man up and throw down with some hardcore Oscar predictions. But before we tell you who will and should win the Oscar on Sunday night, let's address the whole secrecy notion surrounding this year's event.

You may not have heard (which is probably part of the point) but the Academy has decided to surround this year's ceremony in mystery. Mainly, they've refused to reveal who will be presenting Oscars this year and have gone so far as to forbid its presenters from appearing on the red carpet. Why? Because they think fashionistas will b...
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2009 Spirit Awards Air Saturday, February 21 on IFC

February 19th, 2009 2:22pm EST
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The 2009 Film Independent's Spirit Awards ceremony, hosted by award winning actor/comedian Steve Coogan, will air uncut, uncensored, and commercial free on IFC (Independent Film Channel) Saturday, February 21 LIVE at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT. IFC.com will deliver up-to-the-minute news and video on the event, including a live streaming webcast during the red carpet arrivals and from the press room, an updated announcement of the winners, and photo galleries of both the red carpet at the event and at the IFC Indie Film Celebration after party. Last year's Spirit Awards telecast was honored with a 200...
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Oscar Nomination Reaction: The Snubs, Surprises & Who Shouldn't Have Been Nominated

January 23rd, 2009 9:55am EST
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There's nothing better than a good surprise on Oscar morning, and this year we had one in almost every category. Before we get to the snubs, the surprises and who shouldn't be nominated, let's take a look at what type of a morning this was:

This was the morning that The Academy once again showed how out-of-touch it is. By not dominating "The Dark Knight", the Oscars continued to show that it doesn't care about nominating movies people actually like. There was absolutely no reason this film shouldn't get nominated: It has a 94% percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it got an A from audi...
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Slideshow: Best Actress Oscar Nominees 2009

January 22nd, 2009 10:20am EST
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Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Kate Winslet, Meryl Streep and Melissa Leo will vie for the Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role at this year's Academy Awards. Click through the photo slideshow and let us know who you think should win and who's the hottest by leaving a comment below!

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Anne Hathaway nominated for 'Rachel Getting Married'

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Full list of 2009 Academy Award nominees

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Final Oscar Nominee Predictions

January 21st, 2009 10:46am EST
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The time has come, after several months of campaigning and voting, we're finally set for the big day. No, not the inauguration. Please. We're talking about Oscar morning.

Those fifteen minutes at the crack of dawn where overly-caffeinated celebs awkwardly read the names of the top five in each category. Always gripping. Also, this is prime time for predictions. All the returns are in, the precursor season is over, so there's not excuses left. Without delay, here are my final Oscar Predictions.

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2009 Early Oscar Nomination Predictions

December 23rd, 2008 12:10pm EST
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The first major precursor award nominations were handed out this morning as the Screen Actors Guild revealed their 15th set of nominations.

This marks the end point of the first phase of the Oscar race as many of the critics awards have been handed out and the more reliable industry awards are starting to trickle in.

This is a perfect time to take a look at the locks, likely nominees, longshots and losers of the Oscar season thus far.

Best Picture

The Locks:

Slumdog Millionaire is the most certain nominee in this category after sweeping through the critics awards, p...
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Early Oscar Predictions

September 12th, 2008 10:29am EDT
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With today's release of the Coen Brothers' "Burn After Reading" we can officially declare Oscar season open.

The movie has everything that Oscar loves: big stars who are actually good actors (three of them Oscar winners), an Oscar pedigree team behind the scenes, and a release in the fall. While this broad comedy may not exactly be Oscar bait, it does serve as a good line of demarcation between films released purely for profit and those released to win awards (and mostly to make money).

Even though a large majority of awards contenders are released in the fall, there are always a...
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Interview: Melissa Leo Channels John Wayne in Sundance Hit 'Frozen River'

August 14th, 2008 4:05pm EDT
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(HollywoodChicago) – Melissa Leo is a familiar face to admirers of the TV show “Homicide: Life on the Street”. After playing Sgt. Kay Howard for five years on that popular series, she left the show to pursue character roles in such films as “21 Grams” and “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada”. Taking on a leading role in her latest film “Frozen River,” Leo captures the desperation and strength of a woman with everything to lose.

“Frozen River” star Melissa Leo in Chicago on July 16, 2008.

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New York United Film Festival - A Showcase Of Art & Creativity Runs Sept. 5–7

July 25th, 2008 7:00am EDT
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The New York United Film Festival, bringing art and creativity together to create a united film community, will be held at the prestigious Millennium in the East Village on September 5th – 7th. The festival's focus is to bring together talented filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, thus creating a "United" showcase of creative energy and talent. This is a film festival for everyone, a place where art and community converge. A Tulsa native filmmaker, Jason Connell and his production company Connell Creations founded New York United Film Festival and recently completed their first feature leng...
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