Entries in True Grit (5)


'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
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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'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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'True Grit' Rises to the Top of the Box Office with $15 Million

Photo Courtesy - Paramount Pictures(NEW YORK) -- True Grit won a relatively quiet weekend at the box office, earning an estimated $15 million.  The Coen brothers film also became the first Western to reach the $100 million mark in over a decade, having raised $110.4 million to date.

The most recent Western to earn $100 million or more was the 1999 comedy Wild Wild West.

After two weekends on top, Little Fockers dropped to the second spot, earning $13.8 million.  The Nicolas Cage action flick Season of the Witch opened in third place, with $10.7 million.  In its first weekend in wide release, the Gwyneth Paltrow country music film Country Strong finished in sixth place, collecting $7.3 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. True Grit, $15 million.
2. Little Fockers, $13.8 million.
3. Season of the Witch, $10.7 million.
4. Tron: Legacy, $9.8 million.
5. Black Swan, $8.4 million.
6. Country Strong, $7.3 million.
7. The Fighter, $7 million.
8. The King's Speech, $6.811 million.
9. Yogi Bear, $6.81 million.
10. Tangled, $5.2 million.

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'Gulliver's Travels' Opens Christmas Day

Photo Courtesy - 20th Century Fox(NEW YORK) -- Jack Black’s latest film will take a trip to your local theater on Christmas Day.  Gulliver's Travels, a modern-day spin on the classic 18th-century Jonathan Swift novel, opens nationwide on Saturday.

Black plays Lemuel Gulliver, a mailroom clerk who’s transported to a land called Lilliput, where he's literally a giant among the natives.  Jason Segel, Emily Blunt and Amanda Peet also star in the movie, which is screening in 3D and is rated PG.

Gulliver's Travels will face competition from Little Fockers and True Grit, which both opened Wednesday.  

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'Little Fockers,' 'True Grit' Open Nationwide

Photo Courtesy - Universal Pictures(NEW YORK) -- Christmas comes early at your local theater on Wednesday, when two movies open nationwide.  Here’s a closer look:

* Little Fockers -- Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro return for the third film in the Meet the Parents franchise.  Stiller’s Greg Focker and Teri Polo’s Pam are now the parents of twins, who are preparing for their birthday party.  As usual, De Niro’s Jack Byrnes makes life very difficult for Greg.  Owen Wilson, Blythe Danner, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand and Jessica Alba also star in the PG-13 rated film.

* True Grit -- A 14-year-old girl turns to a tough marshal for help in tracking down the person who killed her father.  Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin and Hailee Steinfeld star in the Coen brothers’ remake of the classic 1969 John Wayne Western.  The film is rated PG-13.

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