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GLAAD Honors Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson, 'Modern Family' & More

April 23rd, 2012 10:24am EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher stunned her transgender son Chaz Bono by presenting him with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The pop superstar joined Bono's stepmother Mary Bono Mack at the prizegiving in Los Angeles on Sunday and honored the gay rights activist, stating, "I'm here because Chaz has the most courage of almost anyone I know. The other day I was having a big meltdown (like you do) and Chaz said, 'Are you going to come to the (event),' and I went, 'Chaz, you know, I'm not doing well right now'.

"He texted me and said, 'I turned into a very understanding, smart man and...
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Christopher Plummer Says Charlie Chaplin Was The Oldest Oscar Winner, Not Him

February 29th, 2012 8:38am EST
Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer is disputing his own Oscars record just two days after becoming the oldest actor ever to win an Oscar.

The "Beginners" star was 82 on Sunday when he picked up the Best Supporting Actor trophy at the Academy Awards, but he thinks Oscars bosses may have overlooked Charlie Chaplin's victory in 1972.

Plummer says, "Charlie Chaplin won an Oscar and he was 83 years old, I think. I know it was an honorary Oscar, but an Oscar is an Oscar... so I think he had the edge on me."
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'The Artist' & 'Hugo' Top Oscars With Five Wins Each (Full List Of Academy Award Winners)

February 27th, 2012 12:46am EST
The Artist and Hugo
Tom Hanks, who ended last year's Academy Awards by announcing Best Picture winner The King's Speech, started things off at this year's Oscars by handing out the evening's first two awards, for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. Both awards went to Martin Scorsese's 3D family film Hugo, quickly setting the tone for a possible upset in the coveted Best Picture category at the end of the ceremony.

But that wasn't to be, as frontrunner The Artist took most of the night's major awards, including Best Picture, Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Director (Michel Hazanavicius).

Both films finishe...
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Watch As The Stars Arrive On The Red Carpet At The Oscars (Live Stream)

February 26th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Academy Awards
Hollywood's top stars will begin arriving on the red carpet outside the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif., for the 84th Academy Awards this afternoon and you can watch all the action right here.

The live stream begins today at 2:00pm PST (5:00 pm EST), and will run until 4:30pm PST (7:30pm EST), when the stars will begin taking their seats before the show gets underway.

Check out all the hot fashions and watch all the stars and Oscar nominees as they arrive for Tinseltown's biggest night.
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'The Artist', Christopher Plummer And Octavia Spencer Lead Experts' Oscar Race

February 23rd, 2012 11:07pm EST
The Artist
The Artist appears to be a slam-dunk to win the 2012 Best Picture Oscar on Sunday - all 30 experts picking the victors on top awards website GoldDerby.com have chosen the film to score gold.

Christopher Plummer (Beginners) and Octavia Spencer (The Help) also appear to be clear favorites to pick up the Best Supporting Actor and Actress trophies, but the 30 'Oscarologists' are split on the Best Actor and Actress honors.

The majority has picked Viola Davis (The Help) and Jean Dujardin (The Artist), but there are still experts pulling for Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) and George Clooney (The D...
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'The Artist' Dominates The 2012 BAFTAs

February 13th, 2012 9:56am EST
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"The Artist" continued its award season dominance this evening as the Oscar favorite followed up its Golden Globe, Critics' Choice and Directors Guild victories with seven more wins at this year's BAFTAs, including Best Film, Best Actor for star Jean Dujardin and Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Michel Hazanavicius.

"The Artist" also took home the trophies for Best Cinematography, Best Original Music and Best Costume Design.

For a silent film, "The Artist" sure is making a lot of noise these days.

Presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the B...
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Blackie The Doberman From 'Hugo' Nominated For Golden Collar Award

February 1st, 2012 9:04am EST
Hugo
Director Martin Scorsese has successfully managed to score the canine star of his movie Hugo a nomination for a Golden Collar Award.

The filmmaker was disappointed to learn Blackie the Doberman had failed to secure a nod for "Best Dog In A Theatrical Film" at the annual prizegiving, which recognizes the most talented pooches in Hollywood.

Scorsese wrote an open letter to the Los Angeles Times complaining about Blackie's snub, insisting his furry friend was just as deserving for a nomination as Uggie the Jack Russell, who has been recognized twice for his work in "The Artist" and "Water fo...
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Martin Scorsese Leads Crusade For 'Hugo' Dog Award

January 30th, 2012 9:21am EST
Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese has launched a campaign to land the canine star of his movie Hugo a Golden Collar Award nomination.

The legendary director was upset after Blackie the Doberman failed to secure a nod for Best Dog In A Theatrical Film at the annual prize giving, which recognizes the most talented pooches in Hollywood.

He wrote a letter to the Los Angeles Times to complain about Blackie's snub, and pointed out that Uggie the Jack Russell scored two nominations for The Artist and Water for Elephants.

Scorsese ranted, "How could she not be nominated? Jack Russell terriers are small and cut...
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'The Help' Triumphs At The 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards

January 30th, 2012 8:07am EST
Viola Davis
The Help was the toast of Hollywood on Sunday night after landing the two top actress honors and the cast prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who played maids in the period drama, picked up the night's Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress accolades, respectively, while they were also among the stars who triumphed with the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture category.

The Artist's Jean Dujardin beat George Clooney to the Best Actor award, while Christopher Plummer was named Best Supporting Actor for his role as a dying gay fathe...
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Lady Gaga And 'Glee' Lead 2012 GLAAD Awards Nominations

January 19th, 2012 11:33am EST
Lady Gaga
Pop superstar Lady Gaga and hit show Glee are among the nominees for this year's Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Awards.

The Poker Face hit-maker has been named as a contender for the outstanding music artist category alongside MEN, Girl In A Coma and Beverly McClellan.

Glee is in the running for outstanding comedy series, and goes up against other shows including Modern Family and The Big C, while Grey's Anatomy and Shameless have been nominated for outstanding drama series.

The best film category contenders include J. Edgar, Beginners and Albert Nobbs, while Dancin...
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Quentin Tarantino Reveals His Best And Worst Of 2011

January 16th, 2012 3:29pm EST
Quentin Tarantino
The highly acclaimed Reservoir Dogs director, Quentin Tarantino, recently released a list of his Top 11 favorite movies of 2011, via The Quentin Tarantino Archives. The list is extremely varied, including a bunch of both mainstream and indie films. Although, some entries are quite unexpected, for example, The Three Musketeers was Tarantino’s 11th favorite movie. The number 1 spot was awarded to Woody Allen’s charming, Midnight in Paris, a complete opposite film compared to that of his favorite in 2010, a la, Toy Story 3.

Alas, with the good, always comes the bad and so Tarantino has also i...
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'The Descendents' & 'The Artist' Triumph At The Golden Globes (See Pics & Full List Of Winners)

January 15th, 2012 11:57pm EST
2012 Golden Globes
Oscar favorites The Descendants and The Artist were the big winners at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on Sunday night, picking up the top movie awards and the two Best Actor honors.

The Artist was a triple winner, in addition to Best Picture the film won for Best Actor (Jean Dujardin) and Best Original Score; while director Alexander Payne's The Descendants took home the Best Motion Picture Drama prize and a Best Actor gong for George Clooney.

There were no multiple wins for any other movie, but TV series Homeland picked up two honors for Best TV Drama and Best Actress (Claire Danes).

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'The Help' And 'The Artist' Dominate The 2012 Critics' Choice Awards

January 13th, 2012 8:12am EST
The Help
The Help and The Artist dominated the Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday night, scooping the event's top prizes.

The film about the treatment of black maids in 1960s America landed three of the coveted acting honors, including a Best Actress prize for Viola Davis, while her co-star Octavia Spencer picked up the night's first award, Best Supporting Actress.

Davis told the crowd at the Hollywood Palladium, "I consider it an honor to pay homage to these woman who at that time period were not allowed to dream."

The ladies were handed another trophy, Best Acting Ensemble, bu...
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'The Tree Of Life' Tops Online Film Critics Awards

January 3rd, 2012 10:00am EST
The Tree of Life
Terrence Malick's complex The Tree Of Life has been handed another honor - officials at the Online Film Critics Society have named the movie their Best Picture of the Year.

The film, starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain and Sean Penn, picked up seven awards on Monday, including Best Director for Malick, Best Supporting Actress for Chastain and Best Cinematography for Emmanuel Lubezski.

Other winners included Michael Fassbender (Best Actor for Shame), Tilda Swinton (Best Actress for We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Christopher Plummer (Best Supporting Actor for Beginners).

Meanwhile, W...
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'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

December 15th, 2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...
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Review: 'Beginners' 'Two Jews On Film' Almost Agree On This Indie Gem (Video)

May 31st, 2011 2:15pm EDT
Beginners
By Joan Alperin Schwartz: All I can say is...'Beginners' had me from the moment Ewan McGregor looks deep into the eyes of his newly acquired Jack Russel Terrier and says...'Look it's lonely out here so you and I better learn how to talk to each other'. The camera does a close up on the dog and the caption on the screen reads...I understand 150 words but I don't speak any.

Get the picture. 'Beginners' written and directed by Mike Mills is one of those independent quirky films that you can't help but fall in love with. At least I did.

Oliver (Ewan McGregor) a graphic artist, goes to a p...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'X-Men:First Class,' 'Beginners,' & More

May 31st, 2011 11:00am EDT
X-Men
Last week I had the opportunity to see “The Hangover Part II,” the sequel to the wildly successful 2009 hit comedy. Director Todd Philips does not really change the formula for the film or the format in which he tells the story, but there are still plenty of laughs to be found. Check out my review if you haven’t already.

This week you’ll have the chance to see what Professor X and Magneto used to be like in the prequel “X-Men: First Class,” you could follow along with Ewan McGregor as he deals with his father’s coming out in “Beginners,” you can laugh as the teenager Oliver Tate atte...
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