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  • Golden Globes nominations: Sally Hawkins in, Oprah out

    The Golden Globes showdown for supporting actress includes four names familiar to those who tuned into the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations Wednesday — Lupita Nyong'o for "12 Years a Slave," June Squibb for "Nebraska,"┬áJennifer Lawrence for...
  • SAG Awards analysis: Sprawling and showy carry the day

    SAG Awards analysis: Sprawling and showy carry the day
    When actors vote for awards, you can be sure of two things: They're going to love movies with sprawling casts (more parts = more work!) and showy roles that require physical transformation will typically beat subtler performances. Those precedents...
  • SAG Awards: Where's Robert Redford?

    SAG Awards: Where's Robert Redford?
    Certainly the biggest stunner of the Screen Actors Guild Awards is that Robert Redford was not nominated for "All Is Lost." The stunt team for "All Is Lost" was nominated Wednesday, but not the veteran actor who carries the movie all by himself....
  • 'Saving Mr. Banks': Emma Thompson wins prize

    'Saving Mr. Banks': Emma Thompson wins prize
    "Saving Mr. Banks," Disney's movie about the making of "Mary Poppins," won't open in Central Florida until Dec. 20. But the movie has picked up an important endorsement. Emma Thompson, who plays "Poppins" author P.L. Travers, has been named best actress...
  • 'Her' Named Best Film of the Year By National Board of Review

    "Her" nabbed the National Board of Review's award for best film, and also scored the director award for helmer Spike Jonze. Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" took home acting trophies for lead Bruce Dern and supporting thesp Will Forte, while actress kudos...
  • Holiday meanderings from Gaga, Bieber, Wahlberg and more

    "AT THAT time in my life I was into wash-and-wear men who required no effort to maintain with no harm done. I wanted men who were easy to clean up after, cheap men, simple men to have sex with, to be served and serviced by, so I could forget what I know...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Leads Spirit Nominations with 7; 'Nebraska' Takes 6

    High-profile studios pics mingled with small-scale indies as Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave" led nominations for the 29th Independent Spirit Awards with seven followed by Paramount Vantage's "Nebraska" with six. In a year chock full of worth films,...
  • Lily Tomlin Busts Guts, Flaunts 'Impoverished Ego' at GLSEN Awards

    Not to be bogged down by a teleprompter, actress-comedian Lily Tomlin had the crowd of the 9th annual GLSEN Respect Awards rolling as she presented the lifetime achievement kudo to her friend and colleague Linda Bloodworth-Thomason on Oct. 18. Tomlin,...
  • The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'

    The Contenders: Octavia Spencer gets real in 'Fruitvale Station'
    Octavia Spencer worked as an actress for 15 years before becoming an overnight success. Her performance as the forceful maid Minny in Tate Taylor's "The Help" won her the Academy Award for supporting actress in 2012, along with just about every other...
  • Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar

    Angela Lansbury will receive honorary Oscar
    Angela Lansbury first attended the Academy Awards at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on March 15, 1945. Just 19, she was nominated for supporting actress for her role as a conniving Cockney maid in "Gaslight." And now, nearly seven decades later, the 88-year-...
  • Angela Lansbury finally getting her Oscar

    Angela Lansbury finally getting her Oscar
    Fifty years ago, Angela Lansbury was nominated for what many people consider the greatest performance by a supporting actress in movie history. She didn't win, but at 88, she will finally collect an honorary Oscar tonight. In "The Manchurian...