January 10, 2013 |
Scarcely 12 hours after he was snubbed for an Academy Award nomination for best director, Ben Affleck took home top honors Thursday night at the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s Critics' Choice Movie Awards: His Iran hostage drama “Argo” won best film, and he received the best director prize. Upon receiving his award, Affleck joked about receiving the honor that “counts.” Steven Spielberg's historical epic “Lincoln” went into the awards show with a record-breaking 13 nominations, and the film about the 16th president of the United States did win best actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, best adapted screenplay for Tony Kushner and best score for John Williams. PHOTOS: Top Oscar nominees Jessica Chastain won best actress for her role in “Zero Dark Thirty” as a CIA operative who spends years hunting down Osama bin Laden.
December 13, 2012 |
Two vastly different films about the scourge of slavery in America, a thriller about the rescue of American hostages in Iran and a study of the dogged quest to capture one of the world's most wanted men -- Osama bin Laden -- were among the top nominees Thursday morning for the Golden Globe awards. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., made up of journalists from around the world, put their focus on U.S. events with their nominations for best dramatic films of the year. The Civil War epic "Lincoln," which revolved around the 16th U.S. president's efforts to end slavery and the Civil War, scored a record seven Golden Globe nominations for director Steven Spielberg.
December 12, 2012 |
The Screen Actors Guild nominations are set to be unveiled early Wednesday morning at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Will the actors from "Lincoln," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Argo," "Les Miserables" and "Silver Linings Playbook" be nominated for best ensemble cast, or will another film come in as a bigger surprise? The guild will start the nominations at 6 a.m. Wednesday, preceded by nominations for stunt performers at 5:50 a.m., and will air live on TNT. The SAG nominations come on the heels of Tuesday's nods for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards, and one day ahead of the Golden Globe nominations.
December 11, 2012
"Lincoln" earned a record-breaking 13 nominations for Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s Critics' Choice Movie Awards. It received nominations for best film, director for Steven Spielberg, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actress for Sally Field, supporting actor for Tommy Lee Jones and acting ensemble. "Les Miserables" followed with 11 nominations, while the quirky romantic comedy "Silver Linings Playbook" scored 10 nods. STORY: 'Lincoln' scores 13 Critics' Choice nominations The following is a complete list of nominations.
February 1, 2012 |
As a front-runner to win top honors in the upcoming Academy Awards ceremony, "The Artist" is a rarity. Not only is it in black and white, almost entirely silent and a French director's take on old Hollywood, it is the only movie among the nine best picture nominees filmed entirely in Los Angeles. The 1960s civil rights drama "The Help," another potential favorite for best picture, was shot in Mississippi; "The Descendants," starring George Clooney, was filmed in Hawaii; and Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," a whimsical tale about the early days of cinema, was produced mainly on a soundstage in the United Kingdom.
January 29, 2012 |
What sets the Screen Actors Guild Awards apart from all the other major televised awards shows? It doesn't bestow best picture honors. This guild keeps its focus on performances -- its trophy is called "the Actor. " So the race to watch on Sunday is cast in a motion picture -- the guild's equivalent to the Academy Award's top prize. This year, all eyes will be on “The Artist,” the charming black-and-white nearly silent film that pays homage to the bygone era when silent films made way for talkies.