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Jean Dujardin, Michelle Williams: Las Vegas Film Critics Awards

Las Vegas Film Critics Awards Best Picture: The Artist Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist Best Actress: Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks, Drive Best Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids Best Director: Nicholas Winding Refn, Drive Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted): Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillian, Moneyball Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezski, Tree of Life Best Film Editing: Thelma Schoonmaker, Hugo Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges, The Artist Best Art Direction: Gregory S. Hooper, The Artist Best Visual Effects: Rise of the Planet of the Apes Best Documentary: Project NIM Best Foreign Film: 13 Assassins Best Song: Man or Muppet written by Bret McKenzie Best Score: Ludovic Bource, The Artist Best Family Film: Hugo Best Animated […]


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Jean Dujardin, Michelle Williams: Las Vegas Film Critics Awards



Edward Asner, Paula Poundstone: Art Directors Guild Awards

Edward Asner: Art Directors Guild Awards. TV veteran Edward Asner: Art Directors Guild Awards Veteran television and film actor Edward Asner was one of the presenters at the 2012 Art Directors Guild Awards held last Saturday, Feb. 5, at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Winners for “excellence in production design” included Martin Scorsese's period drama Hugo (Dante Ferretti), David Yates' fantasy Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Stuart Craig), and David Fincher's contemporary drama The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Donald Graham Burt). Full list of 2012 Art Directors Guild winners and nominees. Host Paula Poundstone Art Directors Guild president Thomas A. Walsh presided over the awards ceremony, while comedian Paula Poundstone […]


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Edward Asner, Paula Poundstone: Art Directors Guild Awards



Chris Evans Shirtless Photo Shoot

Chris Evans shirtless, tattoos picture. You can check out Chris Evans shirtless and with his tattoos in full view in samples of Evans' photo shoot for Details magazine. Those images will likely serve as a sexy promo for the upcoming The Avengers movie, which opens May 4. In The Avengers, Evans (either with his shirt on or with his tattoos covered up, one assumes) will reprise his role as Captain America, which he initially played in last year's hit Captain America: The First Avenger, directed by Joe Johnston. The website Just Jared offers about 20 pictures from the Chris Evans Details photo shoot, which took place on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Vasquez Rocks Park in Santa Clarita, about 25 miles […]


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Chris Evans Shirtless Photo Shoot



AFI Life Achievement Award Winners: From John Ford to Jane Fonda

Gregory Peck, Brock Peters in Robert Mulligan's To Kill a Mockingbird; Barbra Streisand in William Wyler's Funny Girl (bottom) This list of AFI Life Achievement Award winners was culled from Wikipedia. The number on the right represents the honorees' age at the time of the award. Shirley MacLaine will be 78 next June 7. 1973 John Ford 79 1974 James Cagney 74 1975 Orson Welles 59 1976 William Wyler 73 1977 Bette Davis 68 1978 Henry Fonda 72 1979 Alfred Hitchcock 79 1980 James Stewart 71 1981 Fred Astaire 81 1982 Frank Capra 84 1983 John Huston 76 1984 Lillian Gish 90 1985 Gene Kelly 72 1986 Billy Wilder 79 1987 Barbara Stanwyck 79 1988 Jack Lemmon 63 1989 Gregory […]


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AFI Life Achievement Award Winners: From John Ford to Jane Fonda



Charlie Sheen, Warner Bros. TV Settle TWO AND A HALF MEN Lawsuit

Charlie Sheen and Warner Bros. TV have reached an agreement. As per an official statement released by the studio, “Warner Bros. TV, Chuck Lorre and Charlie Sheen have resolved their dispute to the parties' mutual satisfaction. The pending lawsuit and arbitration will be dismissed as to all parties. The parties have agreed to maintain confidentiality over the terms of the settlement.” Sheen was fired from the television show Two and a Half Men last winter for publicly badmouthing show creator Lorre. The actor then filed a $100 million lawsuit against the studio. According to some reports – and those may be way off – the “mutual satisfaction” resolution includes a $25 million settlement for Sheen. Ashton Kutcher has since replaced […]


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Charlie Sheen, Warner Bros. TV Settle TWO AND A HALF MEN Lawsuit



SAG Awards Predictions: Susan Sarandon Best Supporting Actress?

Penélope Cruz, Nine Vera Farmiga, Up in the Air Anna Kendrick, Up in the Air Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire Julianne Moore, A Single Man (with Colin Firth) Will SAG Award voters like Precious and its individual cast members more than, say, US film critics and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association? Will they like Nine better? Will they like The Lovely Bones better? Will they like An Education better? Depending on how much they like those movies, all four of which are actors' showcases, some of the performers listed below may go from “strong possibilities” to nominees, or from “possibilities” to “strong possibilities,” or from “less likely” to “possibilities.” In other words, this year the best […]


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SAG Awards Predictions: Susan Sarandon Best Supporting Actress?



Golden Globes Predictions: Mariah Carey Best Supporting Actress?

2010 Golden Globe Predictions: Best Supporting Actress Mariah Carey, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (with Gabourey Sidibe) An unglamorous social worker Penélope Cruz, Nine A film director's seductive mistress Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire (with Gabourey Sidibe) A Mom from Hell Julianne Moore, A Single Man A married alcoholic in love with a distraught gay professor Emma Thompson, An Education (with Ellie Kendrick, Amanda Fairbank-Hynes, Carey Mulligan) A school headmistress coping with unruly girls in 1960s London   Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon in The Lovely Bones (top); Nicole Kidman, Daniel Day-Lewis in Nine (middle, upper); Marion Cotillard in Public Enemies (middle, lower); Kathy Bates in Cheri (bottom) Like the Golden Globe Best Actress […]


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Golden Globes Predictions: Mariah Carey Best Supporting Actress?



Oscar 2010: Honorary Awards Relocated

Unfortunately, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to come up with a new annual event to present its special awards - the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award. I say “unfortunately” because in my view the presence of veterans like, say, Deborah Kerr or Ennio Morricone, are the highlights of the Oscar ceremony. But then again, perhaps they'll now find some extra time to add more Hugh Jackman musical numbers for those who are into that sort of stuff. From now on, special honorees will be selected and announced in September (instead of December); their awards will be presented at a black-tie dinner […]


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Oscar 2010: Honorary Awards Relocated





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