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Sophia Loren & Mel Gibson Golden Globes Presenters + 'Dune' Gets Director

Golden GlobeSophia Loren, Gerard Butler, and Mel Gibson have been scheduled as presenters at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards ceremony, to be held on Sunday, Jan. 17. They join Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Colin Farrell, Matthew Fox, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Mickey Rourke and Sam Worthington. Additionally, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio will present the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Cecil B. DeMille Award to Martin Scorsese for his “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field.”

Sophia Loren has been nominated for three Golden Globes: It Started in Naples (1960, comedy or musical), Marriage Italian Style (1964, comedy or musical), and Ready to Wear (1994, supporting actress). Also, Loren won a Cecil B. DeMille Award for career achievement in 1995, in addition to four Henrietta Awards, given in the past to the “most popular female star in the world.”

Mel Gibson won a best director Golden Globe for Braveheart (1995), and was twice nominated for best actor: Ransom (1996, drama) and What Women Want (2000, comedy or musical). Gerard Butler has never been nominated for a Golden Globe.

Hosted by Ricky Gervais, the 2010 Golden Globes ceremony will be broadcast live coast to coast Sunday, January 17, on NBC (5 to 8 pm PT, 8 to 11 pm ET) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Kyle MacLachlan in DunePierre Morel, whose Taken starring Liam Neeson was one of last year's sleeper hits, has been set to direct Dune, the latest film adaptation of Frank Herbert's 1965 sci-fi classic novel. Paramount will be releasing the new venture.

David Lynch directed a much anticipated film version back in 1984, but the superproduction starring Kyle MacLachlan (photo) was deemed too disjointed and confusing by critics and apparently by audiences as well, as the film turned out to be an expensive flop. The special effects, however, were quite good for the time, and the film offered a stellar supporting cast that included Virginia Madsen, Sean Young, Max von Sydow, Linda Hunt, Francesca Annis, Silvana Mangano, Sting, and Freddie Jones.

According to Variety, in late 1974 Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky was set to direct a 10-hour movie adaptation featuring the likes of Salvador Dali, Orson Welles, Hervé Villechaize, Mick Jagger, Gloria Swanson, David Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin and Alain Delon. Unfortunately, that project never materialized.

Set on a distant, arid planet, Herbert's novel chronicles the travails of a young man with a destiny to fulfill. The story offers gigantic worms, a precious spice, and a couple of very strange siblings.

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Halle Berry, Colin Farrell and Matthew Fox have been announced as three more presenters at the 2010 Golden Globe ceremony on Sunday, January 17. They join Jennifer Aniston, Mickey Rourke and Julia Roberts, in addition toRobert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio, who will present the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Cecil B. DeMille Award to Martin Scorsese for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field."

Halle Berry has been nominated for two Golden Globes: for Marc Forster's 2001 drama Monster's Ball, which earned her an Oscar, and the 2005 TV movie Their Eyes Were Watching God. Berry won one Globe for the 1999 TV production Introducing Dorothy Dandridge.

Colin Farrell won a Best Actor (Comedy or Musical) Golden Globe last year for In Bruges, while Matthew Fox received a nomination as Best Actor in a TV Series (Drama) for Lost back in 2005.

Photo: Universal Pictures

Jan. 8 update

Cher, Jennifer Garner, Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Chace Crawford, and Kiefer Sutherland, have been announced as presenters at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 17.

They'll be joining Christina Aguilera, Tom Hanks, Neil Patrick Harris, Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Gerard Butler, Colin Farrell, Matthew Fox, Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Julia Roberts, Mickey Rourke and Sam Worthington.

Additionally, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio will present the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Cecil B. DeMille Award to Martin Scorsese for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field."

In 2002, Jennifer Garner won a Golden Globe for her work in the TV series Alias. She was nominated three other times for that same role. Last year, Kate Winslet won two Golden Globes: best actress (drama) for Revolutionary Road and best supporting actress for The Reader. She had five previous nominations.

Jodie Foster has been nominated six times for the Golden Globe Awards. She won twice, for The Accused (1988, tied with Sigourney Weaver for Gorillas in the Mist and Shirley MacLaine for Madame Sousatzka) and The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Kiefer Sutherland has been nominated six times for the TV series 24. He won once, in 2002.

Out of her six Golden Globe nominations, Cher has won three times: Moonstruck (1987, comedy or musical), Silkwood (1983, supporting), and The Sonny and Cher Hour (1974, best TV actress musical/comedy). Cameron Diaz has been nominated for four Golden Globes; Chace Crawford hasn't been nominated for any, yet.

Hosted by Ricky Gervais, the 2010 Golden Globes ceremony will be broadcast live coast to coast Sunday, January 17, on NBC (5 to 8 pm PT, 8 to 11 pm ET) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Taylor Lautner, Josh Brolin, and Amy Poehler have been announced as presenters at the 2010 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 17.

Theyre joining Jennifer Aniston, Halle Berry, Gerard Butler, Christina Aguilera, Tom Hanks, Neil Patrick Harris, Colin Farrell, Matthew Fox, Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, Julia Roberts, Mickey Rourke and Sam Worthington.

Additionally, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio will present the Cecil B. DeMille Award to Martin Scorsese for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field."

Taylor Lautner hasnt been nominated or won any Golden Globes, yet, but he did win a Peoples Choice Award last Wednesday as breakout actor of the year for his The Twilight Saga: New Moon, in which his werewolf and Robert Pattinsons vampire vie for human Kristen Stewart.

Josh Brolin and Amy Poehler have never been nominated for a Golden Globe, either, though Brolin did get a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for Milk last year. Poehler is a two-time Emmy nominee for Saturday Night Live.

Hosted by Ricky Gervais, the 2010 Golden Globes ceremony will be broadcast live coast to coast Sunday, January 17, on NBC (5 to 8 pm PT, 8 to 11 pm ET) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.


         
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4 Comments to Sophia Loren & Mel Gibson Golden Globes Presenters + 'Dune' Gets Director

  1. jay M

    Mel Gibson? Back in the mainstream?

  2. Susan Mayhew

    Mel has 9 children - 8 with his former wife and one from his new wife ex mistress).

    Calling my critique 'hate speech' is really hyperbolic and uninformed - Gibson is a known drunk and anti-Semite.

    How do I know about Mel Gibson? I READ. Rather than relying on man-crush sentiment, I READ. Does the average supermarket tabloid reader know the tenets of 'Opus Dei'?

    Mel's father is a Holocaust denier, claiming that the Jewish population INCREASED under Hitler and according to Mel, his father has 'never lied to me'.

    In his drunken speeding incident, He wined that he was victimized. Victimized? Odd, the normal person doesn't, between the first and second vodka, claim that the 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion were valid after all.

    Mel is simply a weak, hateful person. He is given to furious tirades against homosexuals of the sort that makes one think he 'protests too much'.

    An member of the arcane sub-group of Catholicism named 'Opus Dei' - a retrograde belief that denies the changes made by Pope John Paul, he had told interviewers that his then wife, the mother of his 8 children, is going to hell because she subscribes to the wrong Christian sect.

    Defend someone else Mel Gibson is a really bad person. (Also look up more information so you can defend him if you will, with more intelligence - even O'Reilly bashed Mel as an anti-Semite).

  3. E Wright

    Susan Mayhew, for a start he only has 8 children according to the press. And you are repeating “facts” reported in the media. How is the man a freak: crude, hateful and unrepentant? He accepted responsibility for his actions and has apologised several times!! This one and only event happened in 2006!! Why do you believe your hate-speech is justified and true? Do you know the man or do you just regurgitate what has been written about him.

  4. Susan Mayhew

    WHY is Mel Gibson being included in this program. Gibson is a monster, an inveterate anti-Semite, an adulterer and a member of the freakish Opus Dei whose tenants include the subjugation of women.
    Gibson's adultery has produced his NINTH child - the man is a freak: crude, hateful and unrepentant and should have been banned from civil society after his last drunken hate speech.
    WHO thought that this was a good idea? There will be many of us who will pass this fiasco.