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Mark Wahlberg & Wife Rhea Durham + Mark Ruffalo & Wife Sunrise Coigney: Academy Awards

Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham on the Oscars' Red Carpet. Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham: Academy Awards' Red Carpet Mark Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham are pictured above on the 2011 Oscars' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The Oscar ceremony was held on Sunday, Feb. 27. Wahlberg, decades ago known as underwear model Marky Mark, was a nominee as one of the producers of Best Picture contender The Fighter – which ultimately lost to odds-on favorite The King's Speech. Mark Wahlberg was the only major player in the David O. Russell-directed boxing drama who failed to be nominated for an Academy Award in the acting categories. Co-stars Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, and Christian Bale […]


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Mark Wahlberg & Wife Rhea Durham + Mark Ruffalo & Wife Sunrise Coigney: Academy Awards



'Dreamgirls': Great To Be Nominated

Bill Condon's Dreamgirls, a shoo-in for one of the five Best Picture slots in 2006 (a shoo-in that failed to make the cut), will be screened as the next feature in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' “Great To Be Nominated” series on Monday, August 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Following the screening, actress Jennifer Hudson, writer-director Bill Condon, producer Laurence Mark, executive producer Patricia Whitcher, co-producer Jonathan King, film editor Virginia Katz, costume designer Sharen Davis, rerecording mixer Michael Minkler, make-up department head Tym Shutchai Buacharern, actress Mariah Wilson, and casting director Debra Zane will take part in a discussion about the film. Adapted from the Tony Award-winning Broadway […]


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'Dreamgirls': Great To Be Nominated



Jon McLaughlin 'So Close' + Daniel Day-Lewis & Amy Adams: Academy Awards

Jon McLaughlin 'So Close.' Jon McLaughlin 'So Close': Oscar ceremony 2008 At the 2008 Academy Awards ceremony, singer Jon McLaughlin performed “So Close,” the Oscar-nominated song from Kevin Lima's box office hit Enchanted, starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey. Curiously, Enchanted was nominated for three Academy Awards, all three in the same category: Best Original Song. Besides “So Close,” the other nominees were “Happy Working Song” (performed at the Oscars by Amy Adams) and “That's How You Know” (performed by Kristin Chenoweth). All three songs have music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. (See “unedited” Jon McLaughlin “So Close” photo below.) Just as curiously – though not unexpectedly – the three Enchanted songs lost the Best Song Oscar […]


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Jon McLaughlin 'So Close' + Daniel Day-Lewis & Amy Adams: Academy Awards