Are we looking at Cher vs. Janet Jackson vs. the Bieber for the big prize?
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the full list of eligible songs for the 2011 best original song Oscar today.
Among the intriguing possibilities are "Alice" from "Alice in Wonderland" (performed by Avril Lavigne), "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" from "Burlesque" (preformed by former Oscar winner Cher), "Eclipse (All Yours)" from "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (performed by Metric), "Never Say Never" from "The Karate Kid" (performed by Justin Bieber and the title of his upcoming doc), "Despicable Me" from "Despicable Me" (performed by Pharrell) , "Nothing" from "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too" (performed by Janet Jackson) and "Shine" from "Waiting for Superman" (written and performed by John Legend). So, if things break the right way, Oscar producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischner could have some major stars performing during the big show.
Is the new drama worth the wait?
Terrence Malick is known to take a long time in-between films, but even the cinematic master must be annoyed at the constant speculation and rumors surrounding his latest endeavor, "The Tree of Life."
The HFPA revert to their old star loving tendencies in the worst way
As much as the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wants to ignore the 68-year existence of the Golden Globes, the venerable cinematic institution has seen the January awards stop grow in stature as a possible bellwether for the Oscars. The winner's are not always the same, but in recent years the fields have been very similar. After the movie nominations for the Globes were announced this morning the HFPA have taken a step backward in gaining big brother's and Hollywood's respect.
Which film gets snubbed in drama?
It was so much easier back in the day for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. As recently as 2008 HFPA members could end up nominating up to seven films in the best picture - drama or best picture - musical or comedy categories pretty much making every studio in town happy. Not anymore. The organization has put in rules to make such "ties" more difficult which means the chances of a major Hollywood studio becoming upset their contender didn't make the mix are much higher (uh oh). In 2009, "The Wrestler" didn't make the cut in drama. Last year, "An Education" was the surprise absentee in the same category. This year? Well, there will be numerous almost rans in some very competitive races.
Jeff Bridges and Marisa Tomei also returning to the Kodak Theater
Annette Bening wins best actress, Colin Firth best actor
'King's Speech' and 'True Grit' score 11, 'Inception' 10 nominations
The Broadcast Film Critic's Association announced the nominees for the 2010 Critic's Choice Awards this morning and in something of a surprise, "Black Swan" scored more nominations than expected frontrunner "The Social Network."
Darren Aronofsky's indie thriller was rewarded with 12 nominations including best picture, best actress (Natalie Portman), best director (Aronofsky) and best supporting actress (Mila Kunis). "The Social Network" scored nine nominations, "The King's Speech" and "True Grit" both received 11 nominations, "Inception" discovered 10 nominations and "The Fighter" knocked out six nods.
Last year's Critic's Choice Awards show is remembered most for the spontaneous kiss between Sandra Bullock and Meryl Streep after both "tied" for best actress. Viewers can only hope for a moment half as entertaining this year.
The 16th Annual Critic's Choice Awards takes place on Friday, Jan 14, 2010 and will air live on VH1 beginning at 9 PM EST/PST.
Colin Firth wins best actor, 'Toy Story 3' best animated film
The Los Angeles Film Critics announced their complete year end awards for 2010 today and, yet again, "The Social Network" won best picture. Not surprising, however, was the fact indie face "Carlos" was runner up.
As always, however, the winners were an intriguing mix of commercial and not so much. Here's a rundown so far and some quick thoughts on each.
Jacki Weaver wins best supporting actress, 'A Prophet's' Niels Arestrup best supporting
The Los Angeles Film Critics announced a good chunk of their initial year-end awards. And, as always, the winners were an intriguing mix of commercial and not so much. Here's a rundown so far and some quick thoughts on each.
'The Social Network,' 'The Kids Are All Right,' '127 Hours' also make the list
The American Film Institute announced its annual Movies of the Year list which honors the best in American film.Â There were few surprises as "Inception," "The Social Network," "127 Hours," "The Town," "Black Swan," "The Kids Are All Right," "127 Hours," "Toy Story 3" and "Winter's Bone" made the cut.Â The few noteworthy films that didn't make the list include "Rabbit Hole"Â and "Shutter Island."Â The organization also gave a special awards to the British production "The King's Speech"Â and the documentaryÂ "Waiting for Superman.'