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Honorary Oscars: Hayao Miyazaki Among Recipients

Hayao Miyazaki. Honorary Oscars 2014: Hayao Miyazaki, Jean-Claude Carrière, and Maureen O'Hara; Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award goes to Harry Belafonte One good thing about the creation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards – an expedient way to remove the time-consuming presentation of the (nearly) annual Honorary Oscar from the TV ratings-obsessed, increasingly youth-oriented Oscar show – is that each year up to four individuals can be named Honorary Oscar recipients, thus giving a better chance for the Academy to honor film industry veterans while they're still on Planet Earth. (See at the bottom of this post a partial list of those who have gone to the Great Beyond, without having ever received a single Oscar […]


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Honorary Oscars: Hayao Miyazaki Among Recipients



NYFCC Winners: Spicy Lesbian Love Story & Wet Hollywood Veteran

Jennifer Lawrence in 'American Hustle' Hot Jennifer Lawrence & wet veteran Robert Redford: New York Film Critics Awards A crime drama featuring con men, mafiosi, and FBI agents, the David O. Russell-directed, real-life inspired American Hustle won three New York Film Critics Circle Awards earlier today, Dec. 3, '13: Best Picture; Best Screenplay for Russell and Eric Singer; and Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Lawrence for her performance as con man and FBI mole Christian Bale's steamy, big-mouthed wife. (Full list of NYFCC 2013 award winners further below.) Last year, Jennifer Lawrence was the New York Film Critics' runner-up in the Best Actress category for both The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook. The latter film, also directed by David […]


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NYFCC Winners: Spicy Lesbian Love Story & Wet Hollywood Veteran



Hayao Miyazaki, Gregory Peck, King Vidor, Ingmar Bergman: Packard Campus January 2011

Danny Boyle's Trainspotting stars Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, and Kevin McKidd It's too bad I'm posting this a little too late, as the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater welcomed the year 2011 with a screening of one of the best Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals, The Gay Divorcee (1934). And screening tonight at 7:30 p.m. – there's still time if you live (very) near Culpeper, VA – is the 1982 original TRON, starring Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner. [Packard Campus January 2011 schedule.] Also of interest in the upcoming days are My Neighbor Totoro (1988), directed by Hayao Miyazaki, one of the precious few animators out there actually capable of creating magical worlds […]


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Hayao Miyazaki, Gregory Peck, King Vidor, Ingmar Bergman: Packard Campus January 2011