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And the 2013 awards season comes to an end, with the Academy Awards giving its top prize, Best Picture, to Steve McQueen’s well-deserved “12 Years a Slave.” It had been a nail-biter, with “12 Years” battling it out all the way ’til the end of Oscar night with Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity.” Cuaron took Best Director, a tick in that film’s pro column, but perhaps the big prize had been decided earlier in the evening, when Lupita Nyon’go edged out Jennifer Lawrence for the equally tight Best Supporting Actress race, aRead More
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“Thor” star Chris Hemsworth will be waking up bright and early on Thursday, January 16th to announce the 86th Academy Awards® nominations alongside Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, it was announced today. Hemsworth is the first male actor to take do the honors in quite a while, following in the footsteps of Emma Stone last year, Jennifer Lawrence the year prior and Anne Hathaway before that. BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will announce the 86th AcademyRead More
As we are a quarter of the way into the new movie-going year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the dates for next year’s award season which will award the best of 2013. They have also announced the date for the 2015 ceremony. BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the dates for the 86th and 87th Oscar® presentations. The 86th and 87th Academy Awards® will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, MarchRead More
Jennifer Lawrence, the youngest two-time Best Actress nominee ever, just took home her fist Oscar for “Silver Linings Playbook.” The big winner of the night was “Argo”, which won Best Picture without its director, Ben Affleck, even being nominated for Best Director. The winner in that category went to Ang Lee for “Life of Pi”, who has now won Best Director twice without his film winning Best Picture. In the other acting categories, Anne Hathaway, the biggest lock of the night, won her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Les Miserables”,Read More

Posted On February 23, 2013By Rebecca LewisIn Features

Oscar Spotlight: Bradley Cooper Loses The Hangover

In our Oscar Spotlight series we take a look at rising stars who have this year gained the biggest accolade in Hollywood, an Academy Award nomination. In a year filled with incredible performances, none of our chosen actors were considered a shoo-in. Taken from three of the acting categories, we present … Bradley Cooper Loses The Hangover Nearly four years after its release, Bradley Cooper‘s name is still synonymous with “The Hangover“. In the years that followed Cooper tried but never quite managed to prove he had something to offerRead More

Posted On February 22, 2013By Rebecca LewisIn Features

Oscar Spotlight: Jennifer Lawrence Conquers Hollywood

In our Oscar Spotlight series we take a look at rising stars who have this year gained the biggest accolade in Hollywood, an Academy Award nomination. In a year filled with incredible performances, none of our chosen actors were considered a shoo-in. Taken from three of the acting categories, we present … Jennifer Lawrence Conquers Hollywood In 2010 Jennifer Lawrence burst onto the scene with indie film “Winter’s Bone“, giving one of the best leading actress performances in recent memory and cementing her status with an Oscar nomination. Two yearsRead More
It’s a history-making year for the Best Actress category as the nominations for “Beasts of the Southern Wild” star Quvenzhane Wallis and “Silver Linings Playbook” star Jennifer Lawrence broke records. Nine year old Wallis becomes the youngest person ever to be nominated for Best Actress, while Lawrence, at 22, becomes the youngest person to be nominated twice for Best Actress (she received her first nomination in 2010 for “Winter’s Bone”). Also making history in the category is Emmanuelle Riva for “Amour”, who becomes the oldest Best Actress nominee ever atRead More

Posted On January 7, 2013By Linda GeIn Awards

Emma Stone to announce Oscar nominations

“The Amazing Spider-Man” star Emma Stone will be announcing this year’s Academy Award nominations on the morning of this Thursday, January 10th, along with the telecast’s host for the evening, “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane, it was announced today. Jennifer Lawrence did the honors last year, and Anne Hathaway the year before. BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® will be announced by the show’s host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone on Thursday, January 10. This will be the first time since 1972 that an OscarRead More
It’s almost that time of year again, when young actors who are lucky enough to be recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences see a drastic rise in their profiles and the movie offers come flooding in. But first, you have to get nominated. With critics awards already underway and the SAG and Golden Globe nominations both coming this week (!!), now is the perfect time to check in on the dozens of young actors who are vying for just a few spots come Oscar nomination timeRead More

Posted On February 25, 2012By Rebecca LewisIn Awards, Features

Oscar Spotlight: Jean Dujardin Finds His Voice

In our new Oscar Spotlight series we take a look at four rising stars who have this year become Oscar nominees for the first time. In a year filled with incredible performances, only one of our chosen actors was a shoo-in. The other three were all (welcome) surprise nominees. Taken from each of the four acting categories, we present … Jean Dujardin Finds His VoiceThe biggest surprise on Oscar nomination day would have come if Jean Dujardin had not been nominated for Best Actor, considering the French actor had beenRead More