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Tuesday
Jan252011

'The King's Speech' Leads Oscar Nominations

Colin Firth as King George VI in "The King's Speech." Photo Courtesy - The Weinstein Company/Momentum Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- It'll be a showdown between the veddy British and the very American at this year's Oscars.

The King's Speech, the true story of how England's King George VI overcame his stutter, leads all nominees for the Academy Award with 12 nods, but True Grit, the Coen Brothers' re-imagining of the classic Western, is close behind with 10 nods.  Inception and The Social Network each have eight nods, and The Fighter earned seven.

Here are the nominations in the top categories:

Best Picture
The Fighter
The King's Speech
Black Swan
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
The Kids Are All Right
Inception
127 Hours
Winter's Bone


Best Actor
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
James Franco, 127 Hours
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit

Best Actress
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawks, Winter's Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Best Supporting Actress
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Hailee Steinfeld, True Grit
Jackie Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Director
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
David Fincher, The Social Network
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Coen Brothers, True Grit
David O. Russell, The Fighter

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Wednesday
Jan192011

'The King's Speech' Tops BAFTAs with 14 Nominations

Photo Courtesy - The Weinstein Company(LONDON) -- The King's Speech is the talk of England.  The film leads the way with 14 nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, or BAFTAs, which are considered Britain's answer to the Oscars.

The movie picked up nods for best picture, as well as best actor for Colin Firth, best supporting actor for Geoffrey Rush, best supporting actress for Helena Bonham Carter, and best director for Tom Hooper.  Black Swan garnered 12 nominations, while Inception and True Grit grabbed eight.

This year's BAFTAs also awarded a nomination to the late actor Pete Postlethwaite, who died earlier this month.  He was nominated for best supporting actor for The Town.  The BAFTAs last handed out a posthumous award in 2009 to Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight, also in the best supporting actor field.

The best actress field looks like an "All Right" race, with Annette Bening and Julianne Moore each scoring a nomination for The Kids Are All Right.

The BAFTAs will take place Feb. 13, two weeks before the Academy Awards. 

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Monday
Jan172011

'The Social Network' and First-Time Winners Dominate Golden Globes

Photo Courtesy - Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Award shows can sometimes become set in their ways when it comes to honoring the same folks year after year, but that wasn't the case at Sunday night's 68th annual Golden Globe Awards.

First-time winners dominated in many of the categories, among them Christian Bale and Melissa Leo for The Fighter; Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch for Glee, as well as the show itself; Boardwalk Empire and its star, Steve Buscemi; Jim Parsons for The Big Bang Theory; and Katey Sagal for Sons of Anarchy.  Nine Inch Nails rocker Trent Reznor also won his first Golden Globe for Best Original Score for The Social Network.

The Social Network was the night's big winner, scooping four prizes, including Best Drama and Best Director for David Fincher.  But the movie, about the founding of Facebook, didn't score any acting prizes.  The big winners there were Colin Firth and Natalie Portman, Best Actor and Actress in a Drama respectively, for The King's Speech and Black Swan, and Annette Bening and Paul Giamatti, Best Actress and Actor in a Comedy or Musical respectively, for The Kids are All Right and Barney's Version.

The Kids are All Right was also named Best Comedy or Musical Film, while Toy Story 3 was named Best Animated Feature.

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Sunday
Jan162011

'Green Hornet' Stings Box Office Competition

Photo Courtesy - Sony Pictures(LOS ANGELES) – The Green Hornet, a superhero comedy starring and co-written by Seth Rogen, took the top spot at the box office this weekend, raking in $34 million, according to early estimates.

In a distant second was the debut of the Ron Howard-directed comedy The Dilemma, starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. It reportedly pulled in $17.4 million.

Rounding out the top five were True Grit, The King's Speech, and Black Swan.

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Thursday
Dec162010

'The Fighter,' 'The King's Speech,' 'Modern Family' Lead SAG Nods

Photo Courtesy - Paramount Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- The Fighter and The King's Speech are the top nominees for this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Thursday morning by Rosario Dawson and Angie Harmon on TNT.  The two films each received four nods each.

On the TV side, ABC's Modern Family led the way with four nods.  

The SAG awards are the only awards that honor nothing but acting.  Historically, a significant number of actors who receive SAG nominations go on to receive Academy Award nominations.  The SAG Awards will air Jan. 30 on both TNT and TBS.

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Tuesday
Dec142010

'The King's Speech' Leads 68th Annual Golden Globes Nominations

Photo Courtesy - The Weinstein Company/Momentum PicturesThe King's Speech, a movie based on the life of on England's King George VI starring Colin Firth, leads the nominations for the 68th Annual Golden Globe nominations, which will air Jan. 16 on NBC.  The film got seven nods.

Here's a partial list of the nominees:

FILM:

Best Drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network


Best Comedy/Musical

Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids are Alright
Red
The Tourist


Best Actor/Drama
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
Colin Firth, The King's Speech
James Franco, 177 Hours
Ryan Gosling, Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg, The Fighter

Best Actress/Drama
Halle Berry, Frankie & Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Actor/Musical or Comedy
Johnny Depp, Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp, The Tourist
Paul Giamatti, Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal, Love & Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey, Casino Jack

Best Actress/Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, The Kids are Alright
Anne Hathaway, Love & Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Julianne Moore, The Kids are Alright
Emma Stone, Easy A

Best Director of a Motion Picture
Darren Aronovsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, The Social Network
Tom Hooper, The King's Speech
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David O. Russell, The Fighter

Best Animated Feature Film
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3


TELEVISION:

Best Musical/Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Glee
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie


Best Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead


Best Actor/Drama Series
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Laurie, House
Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Best Actress/Drama Series
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men
Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Actor/Musical or Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carrell, The Office
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress/Musical or Comedy Series
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Lea Michele, Glee
Laura Linney, The Big C

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