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Best Actress Predictions

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Annette Bening and Natalie Portman, One More Time

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On Twitter, both Anne Thompson and Kris Tapley have been talking about the possibility for an Annette Bening upset over Natalie Portman on Oscar night. ¬†It’s really been down to these two actresses since the start of Oscar season. ¬†It will be interesting to see how Oscars 2011 go down – they’ll either be the most predictable Oscars ever or the least predictable. ¬†Will there be winners that come out…

A Kidman Upset?

A Kidman Upset?

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Tom O’Neil and Pete Hammond dish it up about Best Actress, wondering if Nicole Kidman might not come in and steal the Oscar away from Natalie Portman or Annette Bening (of Jennifer Lawrence, for that matter). Every day it feels like one or the other will win. First it was Bening, then it was Portman, then Portman got pregnant and then it was Bening, and now it’s Kidman, but then…

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

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The Women Film Critics Circle gives out its own unique set of awards again this year. BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN Mother And Child BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN Winter’s Bone BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER [Screenwriting Award] The Kids Are All Right: Lisa Cholodenko BEST ACTRESS Annette Bening/The Kids Are All Right BEST ACTOR Colin Firth/The King’s Speech BEST YOUNG ACTRESS Jennifer Lawrence/Winter’s Bone BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS Annette Bening/The Kids Are All…

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It’s Still Bening and Portman

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It always happens every year a unique film like Black Swan starts hitting the mainstream. There is bound to be some sort of freak out as people see the film that is creating such a stir. There is never any guarantee that it will be a movie they respond to. I’m thinking of Christmas time cinema going. While I no longer believe this idea that the Academy voters are either…

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The Women: Unhinged

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While the men characters are doing things like cutting off their arms to survive, creating a social networking revolution, learning to give speeches and becoming king of England while doing so, winning boxing matches, robbing banks and getting the girl – the women are coming apart. Many of them, anyway. There are a few strong oaks in the mix – Ree from Winter’s Bone and Nic from The Kids Are…

Girls on Girls on Film

Girls on Girls on Film

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The Daily Beast calls this a list of the “10 Steamiest Lesbian Sex Scenes” but most of them are merely humid and partly dewy. For a stark contrast with true sizzle on film, make your own mental list of the 10 Steamiest Straight Sex Scenes (and please share so we can compare notes). Black Swan: Natalie Portman & Mila Kunis Wild Things: Denise Richards & Neve Campbell The Kids Are…

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Lesley Manville, One of the Best in Any Category

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My Oscar Poker partner, Jeff Wells, is worried that Lesley Manville won’t make the cut if they run her as Best Actress. He thinks she has a better chance of getting in in the Supporting Actress category. It probably isn’t going to matter what bloggers think about it – if the AMPAS wants her in lead, they will nominate her in lead. Although we keep talking up actresses, here is…

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Like a Hurricane: The Actresses Own 2010

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It’s been said before, but let it be said again, 2010 is marked by an uncharacteristic tsunami of women. Sure, there are still some male-driven films that have risen to the top of the pile, namely Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush in The King’s Speech, Jessie Eisenberg/Andrew Garfield/Justin Timberlake in The Social Network, the brilliant James Franco in 127 Hours, (though I haven’t yet seen it) Mark Wahlberg and Christian…

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Bening’s Time

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It took me a while to finally see The Kids Are All Right. I knew the movie would be good, and I followed the trail of buzz that has it continually landing on lists of films that might make the cut for the Oscars. Some have asked why the film is always there when it doesn’t have any so-called buzz. The simple reason is that the film stands out not…