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Oscar Nominations: ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’ & ‘Birdman’ Lead Way With 9 Noms; ‘Imitation Game’ Scores 8


Some big snubs here. Ehh same ol same ol.

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UPDATED with more details: Fox Searchlight’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman led the way this morning with nine mentions apiece as nominations were announced for the 87th Oscars, with the Weinstein Company’s The Imitation Game following with eight. All three were included in the Best Picture race in a category that featured only eight of a possible 10 nominees, joining Warner Bros’ American Sniper, early awards-season frontrunner Boyhood from IFC Films, Focus Feature’ The Theory Of Everything, Sony Pictures Classics’ Whiplash and Paramount’s Selma.

AMERICAN SNIPERSelma, which had been left off of several awards lists before today, finally scored with a Best Pic nom, but director Ava DuVernay and lead actor David Oyelowo were left off in their respective categories. Among the late bloomers to score this morning was American Sniper, which landed six noms overall including Best Pic, Best Actor for Bradley Cooper and Best Adapted…

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Dear White People


Dear White People is a satire set in the fictitious ivy, Winchester University with a majority white student body. The main characters of the film are Sam White (Tessa Thompson) – a militant black student with a radio show on campus titled “Dear White People,” Lionel Higgins (Tyler James Williams) – a black, gay student who doesn’t seem to fit in with the gays or the blacks, Troy Fletcher (Brandon P. Bell) – the big man on campus that is seen more as a token and an uncle tom to some black students and Colandrea Conners aka Coco (Teyonah Parris) – the beautiful, darker skinned beauty who tries so hard to get away from her “ghetto” roots and blend in with the other white students. The movie centers on what leads up to the highly inappropriate hip hop, ghetto fabulous themed Halloween party that wants attendees to “unleash your inner negro.” Continue reading Dear White People

71st Annual Golden Globe Awards


The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards aired last night on NBC with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I enjoyed last night’s show. Tina and Amy are just sooo good together and should host everything.

Some of the best moments came from unexpected places (Emma Thompson drunk and throwing her shoes on stage) or took place on Twitter (Mia and Ronan Farrow’s tweets on Woody Allen during his tribute). There were also some surprises in the awards winners like Brooklyn Nine-Nine winning best comedy (YAY!!!) to Jennifer Lawrence winning best supporting actress in a motion picture (Noooooo, I love Jennifer Lawerence but Lupita Nyong’o was robbed!!). The only other surprise for me was Amy Adams win in the best actress motion picture comedy musical category. I was sure Meryl Streep was going to take that.  Here is the full list of winners as well as some of the best moments in Gif form across the interwebs.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
“12 Years a Slave”
“Captain Phillips”
“Gravity”
“Philomena”
“Rush”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”
Idris Elba, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”
Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”
Robert Redford, “All Is Lost”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”
Kate Winslet, “Labor Day”

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“American Hustle”
“Her”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Nebraska”
“The Wolf Of Wall Street”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Her”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“Girls”
“Modern Family”
“Parks & Recreation”

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks & Recreation”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“The Croods”
“Despicable Me 2″
“Frozen”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Blue is the Warmest Color”
“The Great Beauty”
“The Hunt”
“The Past”
“The Wind Rises”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Michael J. Fox, “The Michael J. Fox Show”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Spike Jonze, “Her”
Bob Nelson, “Nebraska”
Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan, “Philomena”
John Ridley, “12 Years A Slave”
Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Brühl, “Rush”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Taylor Schilling, “Orange Is The New Black”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
Robin Wright, “House Of Cards”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”
Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Enough Said”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Rob Lowe, “Behind the Candelabra”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Corey Stoll, “House of Cards”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE
“Atlas,” “Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

“Let It Go,” “Frozen”

“Ordinary Love,” “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

“Please Mr Kennedy,” “Inside Llewyn Davis”

“Sweeter Than Fiction,” “One Chance”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE
Alex Ebert, “All Is Lost”
Alex Heffes, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom”
Steven Price, “Gravity”
John Williams, “The Book Thief”
Hans Zimmer, “12 Years A Slave”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Good Wife”
“House Of Cards”
“Masters Of Sex”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
James Spader, “The Blacklist”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Rebecca Ferguson, “White Queen”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Behind The Candelabra”
“Dancing on the Edge”
“Top of the Lake”
“White Queen”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge”
Janet McTeer, “White Queen”
Hayden Panettiere , “Nashville”
Monica Potter, “Parenthood”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”

Trailers Galore: The Wolverine


A new trailer for the movie The Wolverine came out this week and it’s all kinds of wonderful and by wonderful I mean lots of brooding shirtless Hugh Jackman scenes. God that man is beautiful. Oh yeah the action looks pretty awesome too. See for yourself.

The Wolverine hits theaters July 26, 2013.

Trailers Galore: The Best Man Holiday


Fifteen years after The Best Man was released to the masses and became a classic movie, we are getting a sequel. The Best Man Holiday brings the crew back together during the holidays. We will catch up with them and find out where they are in their lives since the last movie as well see how those old rivalries and romances can start back up again when everyone gets back together.

The Best Man Holiday (who came up with this title. It’s quite terrible) hits theaters November 15, 2013.

 

Trailers Galore – ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’


YESSSSSS!!! Christmas came early last night when Lionsgate dropped the trailer to the second installment of the Hunger Games series, Catching Fire. This book is my favorite in the series so they MUST bring it and from the looks of the trailer it looks like they did. Everyone is giving it from Donald Sutherland to Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson. We also get to see more of Liam Hemsworth’s Gale, who was absent in the first movie. Ahhhh it looks so good. I cannot wait. Check out the trailer below.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters right on time for the Thanksgiving holidays, November 22, 2013.

2013 Oscar Winners


The 85th Annual Academy Awards took place last night and it seems everyone got a bit of love from the academy. Life of Pi was the big winner taking home 4 awards, followed by Argo and Les Misérables with 3. Skyfall, Djanjo Unchained and Lincoln received 2 awards each. Check out the full list of winners.

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Paperman

ANIMATED FEATURE
Brave
Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Life Of Pi

VISUAL EFFECTS
Life Of Pi

COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina

MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Les Misérables

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Curfew

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Inocente

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Searching For Sugar Man

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour (Austria)

SOUND MIXING
Les Misérables

SOUND EDITING
(tie)
Zero Dark Thirty & Skyfall

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Anne HathawayLes Misérables

FILM EDITING
Argo

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Lincoln

ORIGINAL SCORE
Life Of Pi

ORIGINAL SONG
“Skyfall” from Skyfall
Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Chris TerrioArgo

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Quentin TarantinoDjango Unchained

DIRECTING
Ang LeeLife Of Pi

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Jennifer LawrenceSilver Linings Playbook

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Daniel Day-LewisLincoln

BEST PICTURE
Argo
Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers