287 search results for Mr. Oscar

  • 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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    'Gravity,' 'Hobbit,' 'Falling Skies' and 'Game of Thrones' lead 2014 Saturn nominations

    Type: Post | Date: Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014

    No surprise Cuarón's Oscar power player leads a list of genre nods
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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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    Off the Carpet: A 'Happy' Oscar season draws to a close

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Mar 3, 2014

    Not much to argue with this year
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    3 on 3: Who wins and who loses with the 'Monuments Men' move to 2014?

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013

    The Oscar race just got a bit less crowded, but what's in it for the movie?
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    Box Office: Not the end of the world as '2012' explodes with $23.7

    Type: Article | Date: Saturday, Nov 14, 2009

    'Precious' continues to shine, 'Christmas Carol' isn't scrooged
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    Will Best Picture contender 'Up in the Air' have to settle for screenplay?

    Type: Post | Date: Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010

    2010 Oscar Predictions continue with Original and Adapted Screenplay
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    IPA does not see 'Wolf of Wall Street,' nominates it for five Satellite Awards anyway

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Dec 2, 2013

    Studio sources say the film did not screen for the group
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    Movie Power Rankings: 'Dark Knight Rises' and 'Man of Steel' battle it out for no. 1

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, Aug 12, 2011

    Plus: 'Hunger Games,' 'G.I. Joe' and the Oscars make moves
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    '12 Years a Slave' wins Best Film as 'Gravity' wins six awards at 2014 BAFTA Awards

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Feb 16, 2014

    Only two awards for Steve McQueen's slavery drama, but they're the right ones