SAG Awards Big Winners: ‘The King’s Speech,’ ‘Boardwalk Empire’ And ‘Modern Family’

It was a big night for “The King’s Speech,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Modern Family” at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. All took best ensemble performances in their respective categories, motion picture, television drama and television comedy. Individual honors went to Christian Bale, Colin Firth, Melissa Leo and Natalie Portman for performances in motion […]

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Oscar Nominations: The Full List

Complete list of 83rd Annual Academy Award nominations announced Tuesday: 1. Best Picture: “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “Inception,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “The King’s Speech,” “127 Hours,” “The Social Network,” “Toy Story 3,” “True Grit,” “Winter’s Bone.” 2. Actor: Javier Bardem, “Biutiful”; Jeff Bridges, “True Grit”; Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”; Colin Firth, “The […]

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‘The Kings Speech’ Gets 12 Oscar Nominations

By DAVID GERMAIN BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The British monarchy saga “The King’s Speech” leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. “This story has struck such a rich resonant chord with audiences of all ages, which is very exciting – […]

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Oscar-Nominated Star Pete Postlethwaite Dies at 64

LONDON – Oscar-nominated British actor Pete Postlethwaite, described by director Steven Spielberg as “the best actor in the world,” has died at age 64 after a long battle with cancer. Longtime friend and journalist Andrew Richardson said Monday that Postlethwaite died in a hospital Sunday. A gritty and powerful actor, Postlethwaite was nominated for an […]

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‘King’s Speech’ Leads Globes with 7 Nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. The British monarchy tale “The King’s Speech” led Golden Globe contenders Tuesday with seven nominations, including best drama and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. Other best-drama nominees were the psychosexual dance thriller “Black Swan,” the boxing saga “The Fighter,” the sci-fi blockbuster “Inception” and the Facebook […]

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‘Black Swan’ Earns 12 Critics’ Choice Nominations

BY: DAVID GERMAIN LOS ANGELES – Natalie Portman’s ballet drama “Black Swan” led contenders Monday for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards with a record 12 nominations, among them best picture and actress. Other best-picture nominees were the survival story “127 Hours,” the boxing saga “The Fighter,” the sci-fi smash “Inception,” the British monarchy tale “The […]

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New On DVD This Week: Inception, Bonanza, Boy Meets World

Inception Visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan writes and directs the psychological sci-fi action film ‘Inception,’ about a thief who possesses the power to enter into the dreams of others. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) doesn’t steal things, he steals ideas. By projecting himself deep into the subconscious of his targets, he can glean information that even the […]

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‘Twilight’ Leads People’s Choice Awards Nominees

LOS ANGELES – ‘The Twilight Saga‘ has a chance to eclipse the competition at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards. Nominations were announced Tuesday, and the vampire love story and its stars racked up a leading eight bids. The film is up for favorite movie and favorite drama, and stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor […]

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Greendale Meets ‘Apollo 13’ In Another ‘Community’ Epic

Last season, NBC’s much-beloved comedy ‘Community’ got a lot of attention and earned many new devotees by dovetailing the character arcs of the ensemble cast with amazingly well-crafted movie-parody-style riffs – for example, Goodfellas, Casino and other mafia movies were incorporated in the study group’s dastardly plan to corner the market on cafeteria chicken fingers, […]

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