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Julianne Moore Challenges The Boy Scouts To Modernize Discriminatory Policies

May 11th, 2012 2:26pm EDT
Julianne Moore
Actress and humanitarian Julianne Moore has called on Boy Scouts officials in Ohio to reinstate a local mother who was ousted as a team leader because she's gay.

The Kids Are All Right star has thrown her support behind Jennifer Tyrrell, who was removed from her role as the head of her son's Cub Scout troop because of her sexual orientation last month.

Tyrrell subsequently launched an online petition calling for change in the organization's discriminatory policies to better embrace gay youths and community leaders and it soon boasted more than 300,000 signatures.

The cause also caught...
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Julianne Moore Designs Charity Valentine's Day Cards

January 23rd, 2012 8:51am EST
Julianne Moore
Hollywood star Julianne Moore is spreading the love this Valentine's Day by helping to create a collection of charity greeting cards for the romantic holiday.

The Kids Are All Right actress and Freckleface Strawberry book author has teamed up with a number of fellow children's writers and illustrators to release a 30-card set dedicated to those in love.

She says, "They're a great choice for your kids to give to their school mates or anyone... because they represent the love of reading. I personally chose each author and illustrator of the cards and I think you'll love them."

All proce...
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Oscar's Big Change And Four Small Changes That Come Along With It

June 16th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
Natalie Portman
On Tuesday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in a rare moment of clarity, re-opened the possibility of a limited field of nominees for Best Picture each year. In other words, after two years of nonsense, a Best Picture nomination actually matters again.

The new system is very simple. It works similarly to the way Baseball Players are elected to the Hall of Fame. Academy member vote in much the same way as they have the last two years – ranking their nominees from 1 through 10.

Except now, instead of a convoluted vote counting process that leads to scavenging for a tenth no...
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'Milk' Named Best Gay Film Of The Decade

May 16th, 2011 11:27am EDT
Milk
Sean Penn's Oscar-winning movie Milk has been voted the best gay film of the last decade.

Penn won an Academy Award in 2008 for his role as gay activist and politician Harvey Milk in the biopic, which topped the poll of the most important movies depicting gay people in the last 10 years.

Officials at U.K. charity Stonewall, who conducted the survey, commended director Gus Van Sant's drama for its realistic portrayal of the homosexual community.

Milk's gay activist friend Cleve Jones, portrayed in the movie by Emile Hirsch, says, "This is a fantastic achievement for Milk. As someone wh...
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Naya Rivera Glitters In Gold Hosting The GLAAD Media Awards

May 15th, 2011 6:05pm EDT
Naya Rivera
Glee star Naya Rivera hosted the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California, Saturday night. The event recognizes films, directors and stars that highlight issues affecting the LGBT community.

"I am here to tell you that playing gay is good in every way," Naya said. "And that hopefully the huge increases in gay and lesbian characters will lead to more diverse and transgender-inclusive storylines."

The Kids Are All Right director Lisa Cholodenko was the night's big winner, landing the outstanding film trophy for her hit drama.

The gay mov...
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Ellen DeGeneres Tops Anderson Cooper On Out Magazine's Power 50 List

April 28th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Ellen DeGeneres
Comedienne and chat show host Ellen Degeneres, newsman Anderson Cooper and Walt Disney boss Rich Ross have been named among the 10 Most Influential Gays and Lesbians in America in a new magazine poll.

DeGeneres comes in second behind Apple boss Tim Cook on Out magazine's 2011 Power 50 List. Cooper is third and Ross is 10th.

Designers Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, film producer Scott Rudin, Glee creator Ryan Murphy, blogger Perez Hilton, music mogul David Geffen and actor Neil Patrick Harris make the top 20.

Jodie Foster, singer Adam Lambert, Oscar winner Dustin Lance Black and The Kids Ar...
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Q&A: Cary Fukunaga And Mia Wasikowska Dish On 'Jane Eyre,' Working With Judi Dench, And More

March 10th, 2011 2:40pm EST
Cary Fukunaga
You may remember director Cary Fukunaga’s 2009 hit Sundance film “Sin Nombre,” for its vivid depiction of class struggles in Central America, but even if you don’t recall it, you most likely know actress Mia Wasikowska, who has starred in movies like Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and the 2010 Best Picture Nominee “The Kids Are All Right.”

Fukunaga’s latest project “Jane Eyre,” is yet another adaptation of the classic Charlotte Bronte novel by the same name, about a shy governess (Mia Wasikowska) who falls in love with her employer, a charming man (Michael Fassbender) with secrets. W...
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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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'Black Swan,' Natalie Portman Win Big at Independent Spirit Awards

February 27th, 2011 6:45pm EST
Natalie Portman
Black Swan continued to dance all over its competition at Saturday's 26th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards after picking up four top honors.

Oscar favorite Natalie Portman, whose portrayal of a troubled and dedicated ballet dancer in the film has won her global acclaim, was named Best Actress, while Black Swan also picked up Best Feature, Best Director for Darren Aronofsky and Best Cinematography.

James Franco's performance in 127 Hours made him the surprise winner of the Best Actor prize, beating the seemingly unstoppable Colin Firth, who has swept the board for his role in The King...
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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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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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Academy Voter Liam Neeson has no Time to Watch Nominated Films

February 17th, 2011 10:25pm EST
Liam Neeson
Actor Liam Neeson has discovered a snag in the Oscars officials' decision to nominate 10 Best Films - busy voters like him don't have the time to watch all the movies in contention.

The Unknown star has been a member of the Academy for the last few years, and as such, receives screener copies of the films up for the top Oscar - but he never gets around to watching them.

He confesses, "There's just not enough hours in the day, so I personally voted for the past two years because I think it's not fair if I see two films and I don't see the other 40."

Click for more great Liam Neeso...
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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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Singer Chely Wright Nominated For GLAAD Award

January 20th, 2011 9:55am EST
Chely Wright
Lesbian country singer Chely Wright has been tipped to take the top music prize at the upcoming Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards.

The singer rocked the world of country music in May by becoming the genre's first openly gay star, and now GLAAD bosses have recognized her with a nomination in the Outstanding Music Artist category for her album Lifted Off the Ground.

She'll go up against Scissor Sisters (Night Work), Antony and the Johnsons (Swanlights), Big Freedia (Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1) and Kele Okereke (The Boxer).

Cher and Christina Aguilera's movie Bu...
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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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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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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Company Men,' 'No Strings Attached,' & 'The Way Back'

January 17th, 2011 9:35am EST
Company Men
Keeping with my plan from last week, I had the chance to see another film this week from 2010 receiving Oscar buzz: “The Kids Are All Right.” Honestly I was surprised that the movie has received such high acclaim, because it failed to hook me.

“The Kids Are All Right,” tells the story of an alternative family with lesbian parents named Nic (Annette Benning) and Jules (Julianne Moore). Their children Joni (Mia Wasikowska) and Laser (Josh Hutcherson) become curious about their biological father, so they contact the fertility company their mothers used to find their sperm donor. They find...
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Annette Bening Saddened By Golden Globes Protests

January 17th, 2011 8:23am EST
Annette Bening
Annette Bening has praised Golden Globes organizers for refusing to let anti-gay protesters spoil the ceremony, after a group demonstrated outside the venue on Sunday night.

Members of the right-wing Westboro Baptist Church, known for taking an extreme stance against homosexuality, picketed the event at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles as part of an anti-gay protest.

Bosses at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), who organize the Golden Globes, made sure the demonstrators did not get near the star-studded show, and Bening, who stars as a lesbian mother in Globe-winning...
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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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First Look: Rooney Mara As Lisbeth Salander In 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

January 13th, 2011 7:59pm EST
Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander
In W Magazine's inaugural February "Movie Issue", Editor at Large Lynn Hirschberg goes on set in Stockholm with Rooney Mara and David Fincher, star and director of this year's highly anticipated The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

The actress plays Lisbeth Salander, the title character in late author Stieg Larsson's book of the same name, the first of three in his Millennium Trilogy. The novels have sold more than 50 million copies worldwide.

Salander is described in the book as an androgynous computer hacker with a large dragon tattoo and multiple piercings. In fact, it's been reported that...
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The Oscar Race: Any More Clear With PGA and WGA Nods?

January 5th, 2011 1:43pm EST
Oscars
The Oscar race just got a little more clear – but barely. The Producers Guild of America announced their nominees yesterday, with 10 nominees for the Best Picture Award. The only real surprise is that ‘Winter’s Bone’ – thought to be a possible Best Picture Oscar contender – was left off the list. Here’s a rundown of the movie nominees:

'127 Hours'
Producers: Danny Boyle, Christian Colson

'Black Swan'
Producers: Scott Franklin, Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver

'Inception'
Producers: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas

'The Fighter'
Producers: David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman, Mark Wahlberg

'The K...
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'Black Swan,' 'Inception' & 'Fighter' Land Top Movie Nods For Writers Guild Awards

January 4th, 2011 2:24pm EST
Black Swan
Ballet drama "Black Swan" is set to face off against sci-fi thriller "Inception" and sporting drama "The Fighter" at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards after earning nominations in the top feature film category.

The movies will also battle family dramas "The Kids Are All Right" and "Please Give" for the best original screenplay prize.

Meanwhile, writer Aaron Sorkin earned a nomination for best adapted screenplay thanks to his work on Facebook.com-inspired film "The Social Network." "True Grit," "127 Hours," "I Love You Phillip Morris" and "The Town" will also compete in the category.

Earning ...
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'Two Jews On Film' Pick Their Top 10 For 2010 (Video)

January 3rd, 2011 4:05pm EST
True Grit
2010 was truly a year for amazing films. We had The Coen Brothers' fantastic remake of the classic western, True Grit. Films about people overcoming great obstacles...'Frankie & Alice', 'Conviction', 'The Fighter' '127 Hours' and of course, one of the 'Two Jews On Film' favorites...'The King's Speech'. We had movies about a dancer's obsessed with perfection...Darren Aronofsky's brilliant, twisted tale, 'The Black Swan', and a film about a man obsessed with money and power 'Casino Jack'...And then there was that movie about a guy that changed our lives forever...'The Social Network'...one...
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Annette Bening Loved Playing A Lesbian & Would Do It Again

December 18th, 2010 4:57pm EST
Annette Bening
Annette Bening is keen to reprise her lesbian character from acclaimed 2010 movie "The Kids Are Alright" in a follow-up.

The actress was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Nic in the film and she had such fun playing Julianne Moore's partner, she wants to play the character again.

She tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "I have played people who are mentally ill, or killers, and they're interesting to explore... but with this character, I felt really comfortable. I loved playing her.

"If someone said to me, 'There's another story, and this same character is in (it),' I wo...
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'The King's Speech' Leads 2011 SAG Award Nominations

December 16th, 2010 10:49am EST
The Kings Speech
British monarchy drama The King's Speech and boxing film The Fighter are leading the nominations in the motion picture categories at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, earning four nods each.

Both movies will compete for the coveted Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture prize, alongside Black Swan, The Kids Are All Right and Facebook-inspired film The Social Network. The King's Speech star Colin Firth is among nominees in the best actor category, which also saw nods to Jeff Bridges (True Grit),

Robert Duvall (Get Low), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and Jam...
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2011 Golden Globe Nominations Announced; 'King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' & 'Social Network' Lead The Pack

December 14th, 2010 9:47am EST
The Kings Speech
The King's Speech is leading the charge for the 2011 Golden Globe Awards after landing seven nominations.

The cinematic tale about the British monarchy is heading up the main categories with nominations for Best Picture (Drama) and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush have all received acting nods.

Boxing film The Fighter and Facebook-inspired movie The Social Network trailed with six nominations apiece, including mentions in the Best Picture (Drama) category, which also saw nods to ballet movie Black Swan and sci-fi blockbuster Inception...
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'Winter's Bone' Leads Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

November 30th, 2010 4:59pm EST
Winter
Crime drama Winter's Bone is leading the charge for the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards after landing seven nominations.

Director Debra Granik's film, about a young woman's search for her drug dealer father, will compete for Best Picture against ballet movie Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, James Franco's survival drama 127 Hours, Ben Stiller's Greenberg and Annette Bening's The Kids Are All Right.

Winter's Bone star Jennifer Lawrence will battle it out with Bening and Portman for Best Actress, in addition to Greta Gerwig (Greenberg), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole) and Michelle Williams...
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'127 Hours,' 'The Social Network' & 'The King's Speech' Are Early Oscar Contenders

November 6th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
The Social Network
The King's Speech and The Social Network have emerged as clear Oscars favorites for movie of the year in the first serious odds chart of the upcoming awards season.

Experts at top awards show website GoldDerby.com have ranked their top picks and have suggested "The Social Network" and "The King's Speech" will fight it out for the Best Picture honor in February.

The GoldDerby editors have Colin Firth's "The King's Speech" as the film of the year, just ahead of "The Social Network" and James Franco's gripping new survival movie "127 Hours."

They have Firth as the favorite to win Oscar gold...
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