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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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Notable Oscar Nomination Predictions: And the Winners Are*

February 26th, 2012 7:24pm EST
Oscars 2012
Last year, I wrote this whole piece about why The King’s Speech would beat out The Social Network for best picture. I found my own comments to be witty, on point. Genius. (I’m kidding… maybe). In fact, I love to go through the nomination list of the Academy Awards and Grammys every year and predict the winners, put up some jellybeans in a friend pool and brag about my winnings later.

The Grammys unfortunately are a joke, which is a huge shame given that music and the politics of it are my first love. The Oscars? Quite relevant, actually! My favorite writer (Grantland’s Bill Simmons) once s...
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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 Tree Of Life' Wins Gold At ASC Awards

February 13th, 2012 9:19am EST
The Tree of Life
Brad Pitt's movie The Tree Of Life landed the top prize at the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) awards gala in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

The picture landed the Feature Film trophy for cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, seeing off competition from The Artist, Hugo, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

The ceremony, held at the Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, also produced honors for TV shows Boardwalk Empire and Californication, while veteran actor Harrison Ford was handed the Board of Governors Award for his career ...
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'Hugo' & 'The Artist' Lead 2012 Oscar Nominations (See Full List)

January 24th, 2012 9:20am EST
Oscars 2012
Martin Scorsese's first foray into 3D filmmaking, Hugo and director Michel Hazanavicius' black & white silent comedy-drama The Artist topped this year's list of nominations, pulling in 11 and 10 nominations, respectively, for the 2012 Academy Awards.

Both films are nominated for Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay awards.

Jennifer Lawrence, who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar last year for her role in Winter's Bone and stars in the upcoming, highly anticipated The Hunger Games, joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Tom Sherak in Beverly Hills to announ...
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Jessica Chastain: 'My Luck is Changing'

January 16th, 2012 9:00am EST
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Actress Jessica Chastain is hoping for a little more luck after her successes in 2011 because it took years for any of her movies to be released.

The actress, who won acclaim for her roles in The Debt, The Help and The Tree of Life last year, felt sure there was a Hollywood "Chastain curse" hanging over her after only one of her first 11 movies hit the big screen before her stellar 2011.

And now she's glad she has shaken it off.

Speaking on the red carpet at the Golden Globes on Sunday, she said, "I made my first movie four years ago and I had made 11 movies before one came out in the mo...
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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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Visual Effects Mastermind Douglas Trumbull To Be Honored With Technical Oscar

January 11th, 2012 8:38pm EST
2001 - A Space Odyssey
Douglas Trumbull, the visual effects pioneer who helped give 2001 - A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Blade Runner, and The Tree of Life their other-worldly looks is to be honored with the Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the technical Oscars next month.

A designer, director, inventor and entrepreneur, Trumbull will be feted for his lifetime of technical contributions.

He will be presented with his Oscar at the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on February 11, which will be held at the Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles.

As well as creating, developing and improving f...
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Brad Pitt And 'The Artist' Dominate The NYFCC Awards

January 10th, 2012 11:02am EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt added to his trophy cabinet on Monday night by scooping the coveted Best Actor prize at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards.

The Hollywood hunk, who also landed a best actor honor at California's Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday, attended the Manhattan ceremony with his partner Angelina Jolie and picked up the trophy for his roles in Moneyball and The Tree of Life.

Silent movie The Artist also continued its success, being named Best Picture, while its maker, Michel Hazanavicius, landed the Best Director nod.

Meryl Streep was named Best Actress for her...
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Directors Guild Awards Awards Include David Fincher, Oust Steven Speilberg

January 10th, 2012 9:25am EST
'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'
The Directors Guild Awards announced the nominees for the best film director award yesterday. There were a couple of surprises that may change the shape of the Oscar race.

There are only five nominees at the DGAs. This year, they are:

Woody Allen for ‘Midnight in Paris’

David Fincher for ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’

Alexander Payne for ‘The Descendants’

Michael Hazanivicius for ‘The Artist’

Martin Scorsese for ‘Hugo’

The most surprising inclusion here is Fincher. ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ has gotten good reviews, and while the box office is steady, it’s not exactly a run...
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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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Brad Pitt Voted Top Money-Making Star Of The Year By Movie Theater Owners

December 30th, 2011 2:13pm EST
Brad Pitt in Moneyball
Brad Pitt has been named the "Top Money-Making Star of 2011," according to an annual survey of movie theatre owners.

Bosses at Quigley Publishing Company have asked theatre owners and film buyers to vote for their top 10 box office generators, and this year exhibitors credited Pitt with bringing in more traffic than any other celebrity due to his acting and/or vocal appearances in "Moneyball," "The Tree of Life," and "Happy Feet Two."

Coming in at number two was Pitt's pal George Clooney for both "The Ides of March" and "The Descendants," and last year's winner, Johnny Depp, fell to third...
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Jessica Chastain To Be Honored At 2012 Palm Springs Film Festival

December 29th, 2011 9:50am EST
Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain has been selected to receive a top prize at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival in California.

The actress will be presented with the Spotlight Award in recognition of her performances in a string of 2011 movies including The Help, The Tree of Life, Take Shelter and The Debt.

Festival chairman Harold Matzner says, "Through a series of virtuoso performances, Jessica Chastain has established herself as one of the cinema's most versatile and most sought after young actresses."

Composer Howard Shore will take home the Frederick Loewe Music Award for his work...
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'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' And 'Drive' Lead London Film Critics' Circle Nominations

December 20th, 2011 1:17pm EST
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Drive look set to lead the 2012 London Film Critics' Circle awards after landing six nominations each.

Both movies have been named in the coveted film of the year category, alongside silent movie The Artist and The Tree of Life.

Gary Oldman is up for actor of the year for his role in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, against other contenders including George Clooney (The Descendants), Michael Fassbender (Shame), and Ryan Gosling (Drive).

Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia), Anna Paquin (Margaret), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn), a...
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'Drive' Dominates The 2011 Satellite Awards

December 19th, 2011 10:28am EST
Drive Movie
Action thriller Drive was the toast of the 2011 Satellite Awards on Sunday night, winning four of the ceremony's top honors.

Nicolas Winding Refn was named Best Director, while the movie's lead Ryan Gosling fought off competition from stars including George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gary Oldman and Brad Pitt to take home the Best Actor prize.

Albert Brooks landed the Best Supporting Actor trophy, and Refn's movie also won the Best Sounding Editing prize.

However, Drive missed out on the Best Picture Of The Year award, which went to Clooney's The Descendants. The film, a top tip for ...
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Golden Globe Nominations: Snubs And Surprises

December 15th, 2011 7:43pm EST
The Ides of March
‘Tis the season… for Ricky Gervais to make nasty jokes and make Robert Downy Jr. blush…. Fa la la la la la la la la. That’s right, the Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning. There were a few surprises, a few snubs, and a few nominees that make you go, “Hmmmm”? Let’s break it down by Movie and TV categories.

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Films like 'The Artist' and 'The Help' dominated, not surprisingly.

The most surprising inclusion here? ‘The Ides of March,’ which up ‘til now was considered an also-ran in awards season. But the film picked up nods for Best Drama, Best Director (George Clooney),...
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'The Artist' And 'Hugo' Lead Critic Choice Awards Nominations

December 13th, 2011 2:31pm EST
Hugo
The Artist and Hugo have both been given major Oscars boosts after landing 11 nominations apiece for the 2012 Critics' Choice Awards.

The two films, which have already picked up early awards, will compete for the Best Picture at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Awards, as selected by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in America.

They will be up against Midnight in Paris, Drive, The Help, Moneyball, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Tree of Life and War Horse.

George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Ryan Gosling (Drive), Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Michael F...
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AFI Names Best Films Of 2011

December 12th, 2011 8:34am EST
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
The Help, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Bridesmaids have been named among the best movies of the year by the American Film Institute (AFI).

The institution has announced its top 10 films of the last 12 months, picked by a panel of industry experts including a number of former studio bosses, Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, and movie historian Leonard Maltin.

Other films to make the list include George Clooney's critically-acclaimed The Descendants, J. Edgar, Midnight In Paris, War Horse, Hugo and two Brad Pitt films - Moneyball and The Tree Of Life.

In the TV section, Brea...
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'The Artist' Scores Big Wins At New York Film Critics Awards

November 29th, 2011 3:53pm EST
The Artist
Silent movie The Artist has been hotly-tipped for Oscars glory after winning two top trophies at the New York Film Critics Awards.

Officials at the New York Critics Circle, whose top picks are considered a good indicator for the Academy Awards, honored the black-and-white drama with Best Picture, while Michel Hazanavicius was named Best Director.

Brad Pitt claimed the title of Best Actor for his roles in Moneyball and The Tree of Life and while Meryl Streep took home Best Actress for her portrayal of Britain's first female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, in The Iron Lady.

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Brad Pitt Vows To Quit Acting In 3 Years

November 14th, 2011 8:10am EST
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has vowed to stop acting by the age of 50 so he can focus on producing films.

The 47 year old made the revelation on Australian talk show 60 Minutes when he was asked how long he plans to carry on starring in movies. He replied, "Three years."

Pitt went on to detail his future career plans, adding, "I've really enjoyed the producerial side and getting stories to the plate that may have had a harder time otherwise."

In a new interview with The Sunday Times' Culture magazine, Pitt expands on how he sees his future, adding, "We all have a shelf life, and mine is coming - althou...
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'The Hangover Part II' Makes Box Office History

May 30th, 2011 8:00am EDT
The Hangover Part II
The Hangover Part II has made U.S. box office history after grossing $86.5 million in its opening weekend to score the biggest comedy debut ever.

The Hangover sequel, starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis and set in Bangkok, Thailand, easily stumbled its way to the top of the box office chart, having taken $118.1 million since opening across America on Thursday.

It is expected to rake in a few more million in ticket sales once figures from America's Memorial Day long weekend are counted on Monday.

Jack Black and Angelina Jolie's animated comedy Kung Fu Panda 2 opened in...
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Review: 'The Tree Of Life' 'Two Jews On Film' Only One Yells Bravo For Malick's Masterpiece (Video)

May 26th, 2011 1:58pm EDT
The Tree Of Life
The Big Bang...Creation...Evolution...God...Religion...Life...Death...Family...These are the themes that Terrence Malick addresses in his brilliant new film, 'The Tree Of Life'.

In my humble opinion, this is one of the most original films in cinematic history. It is also a film that will divide people...Some will absolutely hate it, some will be angered by it and some like myself, will absolutely love it.

For almost one hour into this film none of the actors on screen speak to one another. You hear them only in voice over. Their voices bleed into the soaring classical orchestral scor...
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Angelina Jolie Is Radiant In Red; Says Kids Help Crack Her 'Hard Shell'

May 25th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie looked lovely in red at "The Tree of Life" Los Angeles premiere yesterday. The actress insists she has adopted a much "softer" personality since becoming a mother of six.

The star has been harshly portrayed by the media ever since her romance with Brad Pitt sparked the end of the actor's marriage with then-wife Jennifer Aniston in 2004.

And Jolie admits she can really relate to her strong-willed animated character Tigress in the new film "Kung Fu Panda 2" because she too has struggled to communicate love and warmth.

She says, "I like her, I have her weakness too. She's tou...
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Brad Pitt Wears Old Man Clothes & Angelina Jolie Shows Some Leg At 'Kung Fu Panda 2' Premiere

May 23rd, 2011 10:30am EDT
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Angelina Jolie attended the "Kung Fu Panda 2" Los Angeles premiere on Sunday looking sexy in a black dress with a large slit up the leg.

Meanwhile, her longtime partner Brad Pitt opted for a beige on beige outfit, looking a little old in the menswear. What do you think?

Pitt's new movie The Tree of Life won the coveted Palme d'Or prize for Best Film at the Cannes Film Festival over the weekend. It divided critics at Cannes when it debuted last week, garnering boos and lackluster applause from the audience, but triumphed on Sunday.

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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Hangover Part II,' 'Kung Fu Panda 2,' & More

May 23rd, 2011 10:00am EDT
The Hangover Part II
Johnny Depp set sail again last week as Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” the fourth entry in the series. After viewing the movie, I can honestly say that it’s not the best in the franchise, but certainly not the worst either. While nothing can really top the first one in my mind, this one gets back to the spirit of the original.

Captain Jack runs into an old love interest, Angelica (Penelope Cruz), who convinces him to join her on a quest for the Fountain of Youth. Sparrow unwittingly climbs aboard the vessel of Angelica’s father, Blackbeard (Ian M...
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Brad Pitt's 'The Tree Of Life' Triumphs At Cannes

May 22nd, 2011 10:23pm EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt's new movie The Tree of Life has grown on Cannes Film Festival judges - it has won the coveted Palme d'Or prize for Best Film.

The movie, directed by Terrence Malick, follows the fortunes of two young boys brought up by a strict, brutal and demanding father - played by Pitt.

It divided critics at Cannes when it debuted last week, garnering boos and lackluster applause from the audience, but triumphed on Sunday.

Kirsten Dunst took home the Best Actress award for her role in Melancholia - the film in competition from director Lars Von Trier, who was banned from the festival after...
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Gwen Stefani Takes The Plunge In A Low-Cut Jumpsuit In Cannes

May 17th, 2011 8:26am EDT
Gwen Stefani
We spotted Gwen Stefani wearing a revealing black sequined jumpsuit to the afterparty for "Tree of Life" in Cannes yesterday.

All week the pop star has been photographed frolicking around the French Riviera with her family. Must be nice to be rich and famous, right?

But Gwen is more than just a pretty face. In March she made a $1 million donation to aid the Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief effort.

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Brad Pitt's New Movie Heckled At Cannes

May 17th, 2011 8:16am EDT
Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt and Sean Penn's new film The Tree Of Life divided critics as it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, garnering boos and lackluster applause from the audience.

Director Terrence Malick's long-awaited film, his first since 2006, shows Pitt as a brutal and strict father, while Penn plays his eldest son as a grown man.

It debuted for the Cannes crowd at a press screening earlier this week, but the movie failed to impress the notoriously tough film critics, with several giving long boos while others handed the film a very short round of applause.

However, Malick was n...
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