310 search results for Mr. Oscar

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    On the curious nobility of Peter O'Toole's unlucky Oscar history

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Dec 15, 2013

    The late Irish actor holds the record for most nominations without winning
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    Contender Countdown: 'Gravity' and '12 Years A Slave' storm out of the gate

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Sep 5, 2013

    Who's ready for some Best Picture predictions?
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    Sony drops new, extended trailer for David Fincher's 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, Sep 22, 2011

    Rooney Mara looks to give an awards-caliber performance
  • Classic Literary Films Collection

    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009

    Includes:Emma (1996) Jane Eyre (1997) Ivanhoe (1997) Tom Jones (1997) Victoria & Albert (2001) Emma In this made-for-TV adaptation of Jane Austen's classic novel, Emma Woodhouse (Kate Beckinsale) is a clever young woman from a wealthy family who fancies herself a matchmaker and tries to find a husband for her shy friend Harriet (Samantha Morton). However, Emma's skills in bringing romances together are not all she imagines them to be, which causes no small annoyance for Harriet. What's more, Emma's interest in the affairs of others nearly causes her to miss out on the love of her life. This adaptation of Emma was first shown in the U.S. on the A&E cable network; it followed both Douglas McGrath's acclaimed film version starring Gwyneth Paltrow, and Amy Heckerling's considerably updated variation on the story, Clueless. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide Jane Eyre This made-for-TV feature was the tenth screen adaptation of the classic Gothic romance by Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre (Samantha Morton, who two years later would earn an Oscar nomination for her performance in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown) grew up an orphan under trying circumstances, but through hard work and determination, she has gained an education and is employed as a governess at the Thornfield Hall estate. Jane quickly falls in love with the brooding and secretive owner of Thornfield, Mr. Rochester (Ciaran Hinds). He soon falls for her as well, but before they can reach the altar, a number of shocking secrets threaten to destroy their romance. This version of Jane Eyre made its American debut on the A&E Cable Network. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide Ivanhoe A century after the Normans conquer England, evil Prince John (Ralph Brown) seizes control of the realm in the absence of the rightful ruler, his brother Richard the Lion-Hearted (Rory Edwards), who has been crusading in the Holy Land. John means to replace Richard as king. John, a Norman, governs with cruelty and force of arms, and the Saxon natives despise him. Siding with John are fearsome warrior priests known as Templars. All seems lost for the Saxons. Then the Saxon hero Ivanhoe returns from the Crusades in disguise. Not far behind is Richard. Meanwhile, Ivanhoe's father, Cedric (James Cosmo), a Saxon lord who has disowned his son in the mistaken belief that he has betrayed Richard, betroths his beautiful ward, Rowena (Victoria Smurfit), Ivanhoe's beloved, to Saxon lord Athelstane (Chris Walker). If right is to prevail, the Saxons must unseat John, and Ivanhoe must restore his good name and win Rowena. John decides to sponsor a tournament between his Templar champions and Saxon knights. On the first day of the tournament, the disguised Ivanhoe heartens the Saxons by defeating the best of the Templars in a jousting match. On the second day, during sword-to-sword combat, he turns apparent defeat into victory with the help of a mysterious Black Knight (Rory Edwards). Ivanhoe suffers a wound, however, and Rebecca (Susan Lynch), a Jew, nurses him back to health. Ivanhoe had saved the life of her father, Isaac. The Templars capture Ivanhoe and other Saxons, as well as Rebecca and her father, and hold them in a castle. Then, Saxon men-at-arms led by Robin Hood (Aden Gillett) and the Black Knight storm the castle and free the prisoners. However, a Templar knight rides off with Rebecca, and his superior condemns her as a witch and sentences her to be burned at the stake. The film builds to its climax as Ivanhoe rides to save Rebecca, and viewers wonder about the ultimate fate of John, the identity of the Black Knight, and the future course of English history. ~ Mike Cummings, All Movie Guide Tom Jones In this TV miniseries based on the 1749 Henry Fielding novel, kindly Squire Allworthy (Benjamin Whitrow) adopts an infant boy left at his home after unmarried Jenny Jones (Camille Coduri) is paid by the real mother to admit that the child is hers. Having lost his own children in infancy, then his wife, Allwo
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    Oscar Watch: 'Inglourious Basterds'' Waltz goes Hollywood

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009

    Plus: BAFTA brings Yankees and Brits together
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    New 'The Dark Knight Rises' banner art and a sly Set Visit tease

    Type: Post | Date: Thursday, May 24, 2012

    What secrets lie in the city of three rivers?
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    Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' - Taylor Lautner goes Team Edward and Tiger Woods dominates

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Dec 13, 2009

    Plus: Lautner shows off some mad sword and karate skills (really)
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    'The Artist' wins five Oscars, including Best Picture, Director and Actor (with live blog)

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Feb 26, 2012

    'Hugo' also nabs five while Meryl Streep shocks in Best Actress
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    The Fien Print's Academy Awards 2012 Live-Blog

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Feb 26, 2012

    From Billy Crystal to an endless string of 'Artist' wins, join the conversation...
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    Roundup: Oscar hopeful 'A Royal Affair' wins big at AFI Fest

    Type: Post | Date: Friday, Nov 9, 2012

    Also: THR's actors' roundtable, and Virginia loves 'Lincoln'