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Wednesday
Feb062013

Connecticut Congressman Says "Lincoln" Is Inaccurate

David James, SMPSP©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC(NEW YORK) -- Connecticut congressman Joe Courtney has delivered his review of Lincoln: It's compelling, but it contains a major error.

Courtney, a Democrat, argues a scene in which two Connecticut congressmen vote against the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which abolished slavery, is inaccurate.

In a letter to Lincoln director Steven Spielberg and producer DreamWorks, Courtney praises the film for its "compelling and consuming" story, and says the performance of Oscar nominee Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln is "tremendous."

However, Courtney writes that as he watched the scene in which the two congressmen voted to reject the amendment, "I could not believe my own eyes and ears.  How could Congressmen from Connecticut -- a state that supported President Lincoln and lost thousands of her sons fighting against slavery on the Union side of the Civil War -- have been on the wrong side of history?"

Courtney says he did some research and discovered that his state's entire congressional delegation voted to abolish slavery.

He concludes his letter by writing, "I understand that artistic license will be taken and that some facts may be blurred to make a story more compelling on the big screen, but placing the State of Connecticut on the wrong side of the historic and divisive fight over slavery is a distortion of easily verifiable facts and an inaccuracy that should be acknowledged, and if possible, corrected before Lincoln is released on DVD."

Lincoln has 12 Oscar nominations, including one for best picture.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jan102013

"Lincoln" Leads Oscar Nominations with 12 Nods

ABC(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Lincoln is the leading nominee for the 85th annual Academy Awards.  The Steven Spielberg-directed film starring Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role picked up 12 nominations Thursday morning. 

The next most-nominated film is Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, with 11, followed by Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook, each of which received eight nominations.  

The nominations were revealed by Emma Stone and Oscar host Seth MacFarlane, who received a nomination himself in the Best Original Song category for co-writing “Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” from his movie Ted.

Nine films in all will compete for the Best Picture award; there could have been as many as 10 nominated.  Beasts of the Southern Wild, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty, Lincoln, Les Miserables, Life of Pi, Amour, Django Unchained and Argo all received nods. 

In a surprising omission, Ben Affleck, Quentin Tarantino and Kathryn Bigelow, the directors of Best Picture nominees Argo, Django Unchained and Zero Dark Thirty, respectively, were shut out of the Best Director category.

The Best Actress category features both the oldest-ever and youngest-ever Oscar nominee.  Emmanuelle Riva, the star of the film Amour, is 85; tiny Quvenzhané Wallis, star of Beasts of the Southern Wild, is just 9 years old.

The 85th annual Academy Awards will air live on ABC Sunday, Feb. 24.  Here are the nominees in the categories announced Thursday morning:

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Lincoln
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Amour
Django Unchained
Argo


Best Actor

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Best Actress

Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin, Argo
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master

Best Director
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Animated Feature Film
Frankenweenie
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph
ParaNorman
Brave


Best Foreign Language Film
Amour, Austria
No, Chile
War Witch, Canada
A Royal Affair, Denmark
Kon Tiki, Denmark

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Argo
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Life of Pi


Writing (Original Screenplay)
Flight
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained
Amour
Moonrise Kingdom

Best Original Song
“Before My Time” from Chasing Ice; music and lyric by J. Ralph
“Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” from Ted; music by Walter Murphy, lyric by Seth MacFarlane
“Pi’s Lullaby” from Life of Pi; music by Mychael Danna, lyric by Bombay Jayashri
“Skyfall” from Skyfall; music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
“Suddenly” from Les Miserables; music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Best Cinematography
Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall


Best Costume Design
Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman


Best Documentary Feature
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man


Best Documentary Short Subject
Inocente
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption


Best Editing
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty


Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Hitchcock
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables


Best Original Score
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
Lincoln, John Williams
Skyfall, Thomas Newman

Best Production Design
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln


Best Animated Short Film
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare
Paperman


Best Live Action Short Film

Asad
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew
Death of a Shadow
Henry


Best Sound Editing
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty


Best Sound Mixing
Argo
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall


Best Visual Effects
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Marvel’s The Avengers
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jan102013

"Lincoln" Earns Leading 10 Nominations for BAFTAs

David James, SMPSP©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC(LONDON) -- The Steven Spielberg film Lincoln is the leading nominee for this year's British Academy Film Awards, or the BAFTAs.

The drama received 10 nods on Wednesday for the U.K.'s answer to the Oscars.  It is nominated for best film, leading actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones, and supporting actress for Sally Field.  However, Spielberg was left out of the best-director race.

Lincoln is expected to receive several nominations Thursday morning for the Oscars.  It's the leading nominee for this Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.

Les Miserables and Life of Pi both picked up nine BAFTA nominations.  The James Bond film Skyfall has eight nods.

The BAFTAs will be presented on Feb. 10 at London's Royal Opera House.

A full list of nominees is available at BAFTA.org.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Monday
Jan072013

"Zero Dark Thirty," "Lincoln" Among Film Nominees for WGA Awards

David James, SMPSP©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC(NEW YORK) -- The Writers Guild of America has announced the film nominees for its 2013 awards ceremonies.

The contenders for best original screenplay are Zero Dark Thirty, The Master, Moonrise Kingdom, Flight and Looper.

The best adapted screenplay category features Lincoln, Argo, Silver Linings Playbook, Life of Pi and The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

The nominees in the television categories were announced last month.

The 2013 Writers Guild of America Awards will be presented at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York on Feb. 17.

Here's a complete list of nominees:

MOVIES

Original Screenplay
Flight
Looper
The Master
Moonrise Kingdom
Zero Dark Thirty


Adapted Screenplay
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Silver Linings Playbook


Documentary Screenplay
The Central Park Five
The Invisible War
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God
Searching for Sugar Man
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
West of Memphis


TELEVISION

Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire, HBO
Breaking Bad, AMC
Game of Thrones, HBO
Homeland, Showtime
Mad Men, AMC

Comedy Series

30 Rock, NBC
Girls, HBO
Louie, FX
Modern Family, ABC
Parks and Recreation, NBC

New Series
Girls, HBO
The Mindy Project, Fox
Nashville, ABC
The Newsroom, HBO
Veep, HBO

Episodic Drama
“Buyout,” Breaking Bad, AMC
“Dead Freight,” Breaking Bad, AMC
“Fifty-One,” Breaking Bad, AMC
“New Car Smell,” Homeland, Showtime
“The Other Woman,” Mad Men, AMC
“Say My Name,” Breaking Bad, AMC

Episodic Comedy
“The Debate,” Parks and Recreation, NBC
“Episode 9,” Episodes, Showtime
“Leap Day,” 30 Rock, NBC
“Little Bo Bleep,” Modern Family, ABC
“Mistery Date,” Modern Family, ABC
“Virgin Territory,” Modern Family, ABC

Long Form – Original
Hatfields and McCoys, Nights Two and Three, History Channel
Hemingway & Gelhorn, HBO
“Pilot,” Political Animals, USA

Long Form – Adapted
Coma, Nights 1 and 2, A&E
Game Change, HBO

Animation
“A Farewell to Arms,” Futurama, Comedy Central
“Forget-Me-Not,” Family Guy, Fox
“Holidays of Future Passed,” The Simpsons, Fox
“Ned and Edna’s Blend Agenda,” The Simpsons, Fox
“Treehouse of Horror XXIII,” The Simpsons, Fox

Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) – Series
The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
Conan, TBS
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC
Key & Peele, Comedy Central
Portlandia, IFC
Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO
Saturday Night Live, NBC

Comedy/Variety – Music, Awards, Tributes – Specials
66th Annual Tony Awards, CBS
2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards, IFC
After the Academy Awards, ABC
National Memorial Day Concert, PBS

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Friday
Dec142012

Lucasfilm President Talks New "Star Wars" Movie

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Kathleen Kennedy, the new president of Lucasfilm, is a busy woman.  She is helping to prepare a brand-new Star Wars film following Disney's acquisition of the company this fall.

Kennedy tells ABC News Radio that work is well under way on a script for the movie, which will go into pre-production sometime in the spring.

What else can she tell us about the new Star Wars project?  She teases, "I have no immediate update, but hopefully in January I'll have something that I can say."

In January, Kennedy might also celebrate some Golden Globe wins.  She is one of the producers of Lincoln, which received a leading seven nominations on Thursday.

She says the accomplishment is notable because, "It's important to movies like this that are difficult to get made and you're looking for an audience.  And from a business model, you're trying to find ways in which more people can become aware of the film and go see the film."

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Dec132012

"Lincoln," "Argo" Among Leading Golden Globe Nominees

David James, SMPSP©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- The nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif. 

Presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes honors the best in film and TV over the past year.

Lincoln received the most nods overall, with seven, including Best Motion Picture -- Drama, and Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis.  Argo was also among the favorites, scoring five nominations, including a Best Director nod for Ben Affleck.  Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained earned five nominations, including Best Director and Best Motion Picture -- Drama.

For television, HBO leads with 17 nods, followed by Showtime with seven and ABC with five.  HBO's Game Change received the most nominations of any single program, with five, followed by Homeland with four.  Downton Abbey, Modern Family and The Girl each tied with three.

Jodie Foster will be awarded this year's Cecil B. DeMille Award, which honors "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment," the HFPA also announced.

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on Jan. 13 in Beverly Hills, and will air live in all time zones on NBC.  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the telecast.

Here are the nominees:

Motion Pictures

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Les Miserables
  • Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Jack Black, Bernie
  • Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Hugh Jackon, Les Miserables
  • Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Maggie Smith, Quartet
  • Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • Richard Gere, Arbitrage
  • John Hawkes, The Sessions
  • Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
  • Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Director

  • Ben Affleck, Argo
  • Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Ang Lee, Life of Pi
  • Steven Speilberg, Lincoln
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Original Song

  • "For You," Act of Valor, Keith Urban
  • "Not Running Anymore," Stand Up Guys, Jobn Bon Jovi
  • "Safe and Sound," The Hunger Games, Taylor Swift feat. The Civil Wars
  • "Skyfall," Skyfall, Adele
  • "Suddenly," Les Miserables, Hugh Jackman

Best Screenplay

  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Argo
  • Django Unchained

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Amour
  • A Royal Affair
  • The Intouchables
  • Kon-Tiki
  • Rust and Bone

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Wreck-It Ralph
  • Rise of the Guardians

Television

Best TV Series, Drama

  • Breaking Bad
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Downton Abbey
  • Homeland
  • The Newsroom

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

  • Connie Britton, Nashville
  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best TV Series, Comedy

  • The Big Bang Theory, CBS
  • Episodes, Showtime
  • Girls, HBO
  • Modern Family, ABC
  • Smash, NBC

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy

  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Louis CK, Louie
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Game Change
  • The Girl
  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • The Hour
  • Political Animals

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Julianne Moore, Game Change
  • Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gelhorn
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
  • Sienna Miller, The Girl
  • Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
  • Woody Harrelson, Game Change
  • Toby Jones, The Girl
  • Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
  • Archie Punjabi, The Good Wife
  • Sarah Paulson, Game Change
  • Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Max Greenfield, New Girl
  • Ed Harris, Game Change
  • Danny Huston, Magic City
  • Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Dec122012

"Lincoln," "Les Mis," "Modern Family" Lead SAG Award Nominees

Universal(LOS ANGELES) -- Lincoln, Les Miserables and ABC's Modern Family lead the nominees for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best performances in film and TV in the past year.  The nominees were announced Wednesday morning in Los Angeles.

Les Miserables and Lincoln each scored four nods.  For television, ABC's Modern Family earned four nominations, with HBO's Boardwalk Empire right behind with three.  Interestingly, no network dramas earned a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast -- SAG's top honor -- save for PBS's Downton Abbey, which is a British import.

Comic actor Dick Van Dyke also will receive the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award.  Cougar Town's Busy Phillipps and Private Practice's Taye Diggs announced the nominees at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live in all time zones on TBS and TNT, beginning 8:00 p.m. ET Sunday, January 27 at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

Here are the nominees:

Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Denzel Washington, Flight

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin, Argo
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Maggie Smith, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Argo
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook


Television

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Ed Harris, Game Change
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Charlotte Rampling, Restless
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Homeland (Showtime)
Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Glee (FOX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
The Office (NBC)

Sag Awards Honors for Stunt Ensemble
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Bourne Legacy
The Dark Knight Rises
Les Misérables
Skyfall


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Sons of Anarchy (FX)
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Screen Actors Guild 49th Annual Life Achievement Award
Dick Van Dyke

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Lincoln, Les Miserables and ABC's Modern Family lead the nominees for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, honoring the best performances in film and TV in the past year.  The nominees were announced Wednesday morning in Los Angeles.

Les Miserables and Lincoln each scored four nods.  For television, ABC's Modern Family earned four nominations, with HBO's Boardwalk Empire right behind with three.  Interestingly, no network dramas earned a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast -- SAG's top honor -- save for PBS's Downton Abbey, which is a British import.

Comic actor Dick Van Dyke also will receive the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award.  Cougar Town's Busy Phillipps and Private Practice's Taye Diggs announced the nominees at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards will air live in all time zones on TBS and TNT, beginning 8:00 p.m. ET Sunday, January 27 at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles.

Here are the nominees:

Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Denzel Washington, Flight

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin, Argo
Javier Bardem, Skyfall
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Maggie Smith, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Argo
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook

Television
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Ed Harris, Game Change
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Charlotte Rampling, Restless
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
Alfre Woodard, Steel Magnolias

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Louis C.K., Louie
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Homeland (Showtime)
Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Glee (FOX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
The Office (NBC)

Sag Awards Honors for Stunt Ensemble
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Bourne Legacy
The Dark Knight Rises
Les Misérables
Skyfall

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad
(AMC)
Game of Thrones
(HBO)
Sons of Anarchy
(FX)
The Walking Dead
(AMC)

Screen Actors Guild 49th Annual Life Achievement Award
Dick Van Dyke

Wednesday
Dec122012

"Lincoln" Receives Record Number of Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Nods

David James, SMPSP©DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC(NEW YORK) -- Lincoln logged the most nominations Tuesday for the 2013 Critics' Choice Movie Awards, presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

The Steven Spielberg-directed drama received a record 13 nominations.  It is one of 10 contenders for best picture, and it also received acting nods for stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Sally Field.

Les Miserables picked up 11 nominations, one of them in the best picture category.

The 18th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards will air live from Santa Monica, Calif., on the CW on Jan. 10.

A complete list of nominees is available at CriticsChoice.com.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Nov202012

Steven Spielberg Commemorates Anniversary of Gettysburg Address

VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images(GETTYSBURG, Pa.) -- Steven Spielberg, who directed the highly-acclaimed movie Lincoln, delivered a keynote address Monday near the site of the 16th president's famed Gettysburg Address, to commemorate its 149th anniversary.

Appearing at an event at the Soldier's National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa., Spielberg said he was "humbled" to deliver an address at the historic location that President Abraham Lincoln made famous with his 1863 speech.

According to Entertainment Weekly, he said, "I admit that one of the reasons I wanted to make this film, I wanted -- impossibly -- to bring Lincoln back from his sleep of one and a half centuries even if only for two and a half hours, and even if only in a cinematic dream."

Spielberg remarked that Lincoln feels like a close friend to him, so much so, he joked, that "I have Daniel Day-Lewis’ phone number in my speed dial.  And if I start to really miss him terribly, I can just call him up and ask him to tell me a story."

Day-Lewis portrays Lincoln in Spielberg's film.

During Monday's event, several immigrants took an oath of allegiance to become U.S. citizens.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Nov162012

Final "Twilight" Film Now in Theaters; "Lincoln" Expands

Summit Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Your local movie theater will be packed with teens all weekend long, because the fifth and final Twilight film has made its debut.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 reunites stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.  Stewart's Bella has given birth to her daughter with Pattinson's vampire character, Edward.  She survived the delivery and is now a vampire herself.

The couple's family is threatened when the ancient vampire council, the Volturi, finds out about their child, which is half-human, half-vampire.

Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen and Peter Facinelli also star in Breaking Dawn -- Part 2, which is rated PG-13.  [Click here to read a review]

How big of a weekend will Breaking Dawn –- Part 2 have?  Well, consider this: the film represented 92 percent of all ticket sales on Fandango for Thursday.  There are predictions that it could rake in as much as $150 million.

ABC News Radio caught up with some fans after a late Thursday night screening in Manhattan, and their reviews were mostly positive. 

A woman named Joanna initially screamed with excitement as she spoke to a reporter, then, after composing herself, said, "I thought that it was the perfect marriage of all of the series, and it came together nicely."

A 22-year-old female fan named Alex gave the film a "B," explaining, "It was blatantly obvious that it was forced, a lot of it.  The sex scenes were horrible.  And the fight was really good."

A man named Jorge -- who clearly was not a "Twi-hard" -- was less enthusiastic.  He said, "It was the least bad of the Twilight movies.  Like -- it was nowhere near any of the awesome summer blockbusters: No, Batman, no, Avengers, no.  It's the least bad, the least girly movie."

If Twilight's not your thing, you can check out Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which expands into wide release this weekend.  Daniel Day-Lewis stars as the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

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