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Here are the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards or “The Oscars” is you’re nasty. The leaders are American Hustle and Gravity lead with 10 nominations each, 12 Years a Slave has 9 nominations. I’m happy to see Wolf of Wall Street earn five nominations including Best Picture, Director (Scorsese), Best Actor (DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill) and Adapted Screenplay. Feel free to make your own assumptions about who got snubbed (Robert Redford) and shake your fist in the comments.
The 86th Oscars will be broadcast March 2nd on ABC.
We have a new trailer for the John Wells (The Company Men) adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play August: Osage County below, and it looks like Meryl Streep can act really well, who knew? I’ve heard the movie is pretty great coming out of its Toronto International Film Festival premiere with the performances being award worthy. It’s apparently very dark and funny too; the trailer doesn’t tell us that really if you ask me.
The story involves women of a family whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. The film stars an fantastic cast that includes Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Margot Martindale, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, and Sam Shepard.
August: Osage County opens on November 8th, watch the trailer below:
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- Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank join The Homesman written and directed by Tommy Lee Jones. [thewrap]
- A new dwarf poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. [image]
- First Poster for DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods. [image]
- Skyfall TV Spot “Fear”. [YouTube]
- Les Misérables TV Spot “Dream”. [YouTube]
- James Bond documentary Everything or Nothing has a clip and two posters. [comingsoon]
- Unseen trailer for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man featuring webshooters. [slashfilm]
- First look at The Dark Knight Rises box sets. [comicbookmovie]
In Hope Springs Arnold and Maeve Soames (Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep) are having marriage trouble after 30 years, so they seek help from marriage counselor Steve Carell. The film reunites Streep with her Devil Wears Prada director David Finkel, can they capture lightening in a bottle? We will find out when the film opens on August 10th.
Many years of marriage have left Maeve (Streep) wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a famed relationship guru (Carell) in the town of Great Hope Springs, she must persuade her skeptical husband (Jones) to get on a plane for an intense week of marriage and sex therapy. Getting there was hard enough…now shedding their bedroom hang ups, learning some new moves and rediscovering their youthful spark is when the real adventure begins.
The Oscars are over and if you took part in our live blog, you know that I thought it was a pretty good show this year. The Artist won the big awards of the night – Best Picture, Best Director (Michael Hazanavicius), Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Costume Design, and Best Score.
For those who loved Hugo (like I did), you will be happy to know it picked up 5 awards – Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Art Direction.
Here is a full list of winners:
Today’s Links: Billy Connolly Cast In THE HOBBIT, Naomi Watts to Play Princess Diana, Morgan Freeman Joins Tom Cruise and More
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- THE HOBBIT ads to the cast with Billy Connolly as Dain Ironfoot. [THR]
- Disney close to deal for Black List Script SAVING MR. BANKS with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. [Deadline]
- DreamWorks to remake REBECCA which was already adapted for the screen in a 1940 by Alfred Hitchcock. [showblitz]
- Morgan Freeman to join Tom Cruise in Joseph Kosinski’s sci-fi Film. [superherohype]
- Naomi Watts to play Princess Diana in CAUGHT IN FLIGHT. [reuters]
- Patton Oswalt to play a supporting role in remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty directed by Ben Stiller. [comingsoon]
Here’s a full trailer for The Iron Lady [teaser here], with Meryl Streep playing former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. They managed to put some of The King’s Speech in there for anyone who forgot they like British movies. The movie will certainly be about the performance, and it looks to be a winning one. I’d hope that the movie would choose a side to be on (love her or hate her), but I have a feeling that we will see a safe in-between.
The Iron Lady will be released December 16, 2011 in North America and January 6th 2012 in the U.K. Watch the trailer below:
Here’s the international trailer for the upcoming Meryl Streep film The Iron Lady which is a biopic based on Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The film will be narrated through a series of flashbacks, including the 17 days leading up to the Falklands War in 1982.
Check out the teaser trailer below:
Ten things you should know about Golden Globe nominees
by Andy Goldberg
Most people have more important things to do this time of year than ponder the significance of the Golden Globe nominations announced Thursday at the unheard of Hollywood hour of 5 am. But in case you are a movie awards junkie or need some conversation topics for your holiday parties, here are ten vital facts you should know about the main nominees:
Slumdog Millionaire: A Mumbai-based tour de force t cultural, national and cinematic boundaries, this movie is the first India-based film about Indians ever to garner such high accolades and achieve breakthrough status in the US. Directed by Danny Boyle(Trainspotting, 28 Days Later), written by Simon Beaufoy (The Full Monty) and starring Dev Patel as a brilliant pauper who wins an Indian game show, this movie could pull a few surprises this award season.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button: How good can a movie about a man who ages backwards really be? Plenty good if it stars Brad Pitt in one of his best roles, is based on a classic story by F Scott Fitzgerald and features quixotic director David Fincher (Zodiac, Fight Club). No wonder it’s one of the leading nominees this season with five Globe nominations.
Frost/Nixon: In these left-leaning times, what do you get when you put together one of Hollywood’s most admired directors and a searing takedown of notorious Republican president Richard Nixon? A handful of award nominations. Director Ron Howard has done a great job converting an award-winning play into a movie that exposes the manoeuvring that helped British interviewer David Frost reveal the real Richard Nixon in a series of interviews three years after Nixon left office.
Happy-Go-Lucky: Mike Leigh, the British director regarded as one of the best film-makers of our times, has done it again with this sensitive, amusing and poignant look into the life of a perpetually perky primary school teacher in north London. Nominated for best comedy and for best actress in a comedy for Sally Hawkins, this film’s presence at top award shows represents a deserved tribute to Leigh’s collaborative style of filmmaking in which he starts without a script and the actors improvise all their lines.
Mickey Rourke: This leading man of the 1980s is re-establishing himself as a Hollywood anti-hero with his role as a washed-up wrestler. The role has particular relevance to Rourke, 56, who quit acting in the 1990s to return to his first love – boxing.
Heath Ledger: One likes to think that Ledger would also be the certain favourite for the best supporting actor role even if he hadn’t died from an accidental drug overdose last year. Even before his death, Ledger had been earning acclaim for his role as the psychotic criminal, the Joker, in the brooding Batman movie, The Dark Knight. What’s surprising is that the box office hit didn’t yield any other nominations.
Clint Eastwood: The undisputed awards king of Hollywood, everything Eastwood does usually fills his many mantelpieces with trophies. Although he had two acclaimed movies in the running, and even acted in one of them, all he got was a best actress nomination for Angelina Jolie in Changeling and a nod for best score. Gran Torino, in which he played a grouchy old bigot, yielded nothing.
Meryl Streep: Usually the presence of Streep in a list of acting nominees means the other contenders needn’t bother preparing acceptance speeches. But despite being nominated in the drama section for Doubt and in the comedies for Mamma Mia, this might not be Streep’s year. Most critics feel the dramatic actress prize will go to Kate Winstlet in husband Sam Mendes’ Revolutionary Road, while the comedy prize is Sally Hawkins.
Revolutionary Road: If a drama about the troubled world of some 1950s suburbanites fails to get you inspired, remember that former theatre director Sam Mendes blew away the competition with a similar setting in American Beauty. The film also features former Titanic teen couple Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in possibly the best roles of their lives.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association: The 90-member body that picks the awards is unrepresentative of the foreign media who cover Hollywood. But the show, to be broadcast live in dozens of countries on January 11, still remains the second most prestigious prize in Hollywood after the Oscars.