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Shifting Landscape of Best Actress

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At tomorrow night’s Golden Globe ceremony you will see two competing Best Actress contenders likely win: Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence, who are in two different categories.  These award shows can sometimes build momentum in one actress’ favor propelled by how well they do in front of a crowd accepting the award.  Speeches can sometimes make a difference, though not always.  Both are beautiful young women with very bright futures…

Jennifer Lawrence, “Most Desirable Woman” (to everybody but Bradley Cooper)

Jennifer Lawrence, “Most Desirable Woman” (to everybody but Bradley Cooper)

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Vanity Fair has dubbed Jennifer Lawrence Most Desirable Woman, ironic since in the movie Silver Linings Playbook she has to do everything but perform a lap dance to get Bradley Cooper to dump his fickle wife and fall for her. More pics after the cut.

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Top Fifteen Performances of 2012 and Their Supporting Players

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1. Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln. There might not be another actor alive who would devote many months just to find Lincoln’s voice. Fewer still who could take what history told us about him, subtract the multitude of falsely deep Lincoln voices because they sounded “more important” and give us the real Lincoln via his unusual and less familiar voice. He was going to take some shit for this choice, as no one…

Jennifer Lawrence’s Mother Wanted to Vote on the Oscar ballot

Jennifer Lawrence’s Mother Wanted to Vote on the Oscar ballot

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Jennifer Lawrence tells a funny story to Ellen (via JustJared):

Best Actress – Is it Lawrence Vs. Chastain Vs. Wallis? Take Our Poll!

Best Actress – Is it Lawrence Vs. Chastain Vs. Wallis? Take Our Poll!

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[cardoza_wp_poll id=1] By most estimations, Jennifer Lawrence has the Oscar race for Best Actress sewn up. The one-two punch of her work in Silver Linings Playbook, currently receiving very good reviews, and the $400 million she generated for the Hunger Games franchise, gives her the edge heading into the race. But there are a few competing factors at play. The first, Jessica Chastain is about to hit with Kathryn Bigelow’s…

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Hollywood’s New Feminists, Why the Old One Went Away and What’s Coming Next?

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Women’s rights made a major impact on Hollywood in the 1970s. Feminism, now a dirty word, was such a force to be reckoned with that you didn’t dare depict a woman in a film who didn’t have, at the very least, her own identity. It was a hard fought war. But like most things go in Hollywood, economy drives the movement. Thus, once Julia Roberts became the $100 million dollar…

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Oscarwatch – The Race for Best Actress Heats Up

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Two pieces of important information have come to light recently that may impact the Best Actress race: Anne Hathaway will be campaigned for lead as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises and Jessica Chastain will also go lead for Zero Dark Thirty. Whether either of them will break through in a crowded race is a different story. Much will likely depend on the nominations at the Globes, then the SAGs…

Vancouver Film Critics laud Social Network, Incendies

Vancouver Film Critics laud Social Network, Incendies

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BEST FILM The Social Network BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Carlos BEST DIRECTOR David Fincher, The Social Network BEST ACTOR Colin Firth, The King’s Speech BEST ACTRESS Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone

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Jennifer Lawrence Best Actress, Dublin Film Crix

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Some films have different release dates in Ireland than they do here in the US. Here is more information on the Dublin Film Critics. BEST FILM 1. A Prophet 2. Winter’s Bone 3. Toy Story 3 4. The Social Network 5. Dogtooth 6. Inception 7. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Remember His Past Lives 8. The Road/ Bad Lieutenant 9. Mother 10. The Illusionist/A Room and a Half/Of Gods and Men

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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…