<p>Anne Hathaway discusses her role in &quot;Les Miserables&quot;</p>

Anne Hathaway discusses her role in "Les Miserables"

Anne Hathaway has her Jennifer Hudson moment with 'Les Miserables'

is she a lock for best supporting actress?

NEW YORK - Having worked in the movie industry for over 15 years, you can probably guess I've seen a lot of films. I've often been asked to attend very early screenings for highly anticipated films.  Moreover, I've been lucky to attend numerous premieres in Hollywood, New York and on the festival circuit in Toronto, Telluride and Park City.   I have never, however, seen a reaction to a performance in a movie theater like the euphoric response to Jennifer Hudson's turn as Effie White in "Dreamgirls."  Spontaneous applause is one thing, an impromptu standing ovation during three separate premieres is something else. And, simply, nothing has ever come close...until this year.  Anne Hathaway clearly doesn't have Jennifer Hudson's vocal talent, but she may give Hudson's legendary awards season a run for her money in "Les Miserables."

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<p>Rebel Wilson in a preview for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.</p>

Rebel Wilson in a preview for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.

Rebel Wilson is the host of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

Teaser announcements airs during 'Jersey Shore' finale

It's almost Christmas, so it's obviously time to reveal the host for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, right? Well, maybe not, but with "Jersey Shore" airing its final episode Thursday night MTV decided to use the larger than usual audience to promote next April's annual pseudo-awards event.  The bigger surprise was that the network made the inspired choice to tap Aussie Rebel Wilson as next year's host.

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Hugh Jackman says training for 'Les Miserables' was as hard as any 'Wolverine' film

Hugh Jackman says training for 'Les Miserables' was as hard as any 'Wolverine' film

Aussie talks about his SAG Awards and Golden Globes nominated performance

NEW YORK - We've been waiting a long time for Hugh Jackman to sing on the big screen.  From his Tony Award-winning turn in "The Boy From Oz" to his three stints hosting Broadway's annual awards show to his lauded turn as Academy Awards host (arguably the best Oscars show over the past decade), Jackman has teased us with his impressive voice, sly dance moves and old school showmanship. Granted, producers have tried to get him to commit to a number of movie musical projects, but most of them have been stuck in development hell for years leaving fans to wonder if we'd ever see Jackman sing in his prime. That's all changed with the actor's SAG and Golden Globes Awards nominated turn as Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables."  And, in something of a surprise, it turns out that he had to campaign to get the role.

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<p>Ed Burns at the world premiere of &quot;Man on a Ledge&quot; last January.</p>

Ed Burns at the world premiere of "Man on a Ledge" last January.

Credit: AP Photo

Ed Burns and Tom Rothman topline Sundance Film Festival's 2013 Dramatic Jury

Davis Guggenheim will participate on the U.S. documentary jury

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is a little under a month a way and while the festival's complete slate is now known, the juries had remained a mystery until today.  

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<p>Juan Antonio Bayona's &quot;The Impossible.&quot;</p>

Juan Antonio Bayona's "The Impossible."

Credit: Summit Entertainment

'The Impossible,' 'Zero Dark Thirty' and 'Holy Motors' are the best films of 2012

Generally a passionless but very good year for movies

If you were to have asked me last June if 2012 was a good year for movies my answer would have been a definitive "no."  Sure, "The Avengers," "Moonrise Kingdom," "Beasts of the Southern Wild" and the long delayed "Cabin the Woods" provided some refuge, but for the most part the first half of this year was full of forgettable films.  This isn't necessarily anything new.  The better prestige films always tend to begin their roll outs in September.  By December - all of a sudden - there are seemingly enough great movies for people to champion.  The difference with 2012 is that while there were a lot of very good movies, there weren't necessarily a significant number of great movies.

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<p>The one and only Barbara Streisand.</p>

The one and only Barbara Streisand.

Four minutes with Barbra Streisand (oh, and Seth Rogen too)

A brief interview with one of the most iconic figures of the 20th Century

There are only four times in my life when I've been truly nervous to interview someone "famous." One of those moments actually happened last week.

As a journalist, it's your job not to be intimidated or starstruck by talent. Give the subject a hint that you don't have your wits about you and chances are you'll likely end up with a very crappy story.  Thankfully, video interviews can be edited around fumbling questions and awkward moments.  Even if they are all really  all in your head.

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Pedro Almodovar's teaser trailer for 'I'm So Excited' will make you smile

Pedro Almodovar's teaser trailer for 'I'm So Excited' will make you smile

Are the Pointer Sisters ready for a comeback?

Looking for something to make you smile today?  Well, Sony Classics released a teaser for Pedro Almodovar's new comedy "I'm So Excited" and thanks to the Pointer Sisters the minor subtitles at the beginning really aren't necessary.

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2013 Golden Globe Awards nominations winners and losers: 'Mad Men,' Tom Hooper, 'Django Unchained'

2013 Golden Globe Awards nominations winners and losers: 'Mad Men,' Tom Hooper, 'Django Unchained'

Plus: 'Lincoln,' Robert DeNiro, Jack Black and more.

Oh, HFPA.  It's Golden Globes time again and how we've missed your questionable taste.  You're the only group of approximately 80 something journalists (cough) that can collectively find a way to make almost all the studios and networks happy year after year.  It's really quite remarkable and comical at the same time.  This year, however, on the TV side you didn't completely play the game.  You stuck by your stated rules and really ruffled some feathers with an embarrassing "Mad Men" diss and a sigh worthy decision to anoint "Smash" as something of a critical player (well, at least its not "Revenge").  On the other hand, the movie nods looked as if they were practically copied out of the contenders list every awards season pundit has published for weeks (the page views are appreciated).  Except for your comedy or musical categories, of course. We can't help you there. And if you think "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" is worthy of a nomination of any kind I've got some extra DVD copies of "The Tourist" you might be interested in too.

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<p>Marion Cotillard at the 2012 Gotham Awards last month in New York.</p>

Marion Cotillard at the 2012 Gotham Awards last month in New York.

Credit: AP Photo/Andy Kropa

Marion Cotillard says SAG Awards nomination for 'Rust and Bone' is 'more than 'joy'

A quick chat with 'The Dark Knight Rises' star

She's won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and two Cesars, but Marion Cotillard still sounded genuinely excited about landing her fourth Screen Actors Guild Awards nomination.  The "Rust and Bone" star phoned from Paris to have a quick chat about her SAG honor, a strong indicator she'll be walking the red carpet at the Dolby Theater this February.

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SAG Awards nominations winners and losers: Nicole Kidman, 'Homeland,' 'Amour'

SAG Awards nominations winners and losers: Nicole Kidman, 'Homeland,' 'Amour'

Plus: 'Django Unchained,' 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Lindsay Lohan and more

Awards season giveth and awards season taketh away. The Screen Actor's Guild Awards have their faults, but they traditionally are an indicator of future success or failure at the Academy Awards or even Emmy Awards.  Taking that into account, Daniel Fienberg and I have compiled a list of winners and losers following the announcement of the 2013 SAG Awards announcements this morning.  You can wax on our observations in the story gallery embedded in this post.

Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts below.

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