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Cate Blanchett Set to Tribute, Named Specifically by Dylan Farrow

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Cate Blanchett, on her way to winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Jasmine in Blue Jasmine is going to be feted tonight at the Santa Barbara Film Fest.  At the same time, a personal open letter by Dylan Farrow has just been published at the New York Times accusing Woody Allen of having an inappropriate relationship with her, assaulting (molesting) her one day, and marrying her sister Soon-Yi to…

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Wacky Millennials Try to Make Sense of Oscar Season

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Vulture has done a rundown for things to say at parties to help fake your way through Oscar season. We already know that the early season has effectively taken the public out of the loop. After all, can the public really be trusted anymore? Just look at what God hath wrought at the multiplex this weekend. Sure, Gravity and Frozen are doing gangbuster business but … Either way, Vulture has…

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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Name 12 Years a Slave, McConaughey, Blanchett

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GALECA/DORIAN AWARDS 2013 — WINNERS (in bold) Film of the Year American Hustle (Sony) Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects) Dallas Buyers Club (Focus) Gravity (WB) Her (WB) Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass) 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight) Film Performance of the Year – Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount) Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight) James Franco, Spring Breakers (A24) Jared Leto, Dallas…

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Oscar Bits and Bites

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The Academy just released this photo of their having sent out to Meryl Streep recognition for her nomination. American Hustle burns up the box office with $115 million, 12 Years a Slave re-released and has now made $40 million. Wolf of Wall Street has made $89 million. None of them can catch Gravity, sitting pretty with $258 million.[Boxoffice.com] Cate Blanchett wonders why women are pawed with the camera and men…

SAG Awards: Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, American Hustle

SAG Awards: Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, American Hustle

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MOTION PICTURE Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Best Ensemble Cast: American Hustle LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Rita Morena Screen Actors Guild TV winners after the cut. TELEVISION Best Actress in a Drama Series: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Best Actor in a Drama Series: Brian Cranston, Breaking…

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Critics Choice Awards: 12 Years a Slave, Alfonso Cuaron, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett

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We’ll leave the nominees listed in this post as a reminder of who the BFCA passed over in favor of the winners (noted in * bold). BEST PICTURE American Hustle Captain Phillips Dallas Buyers Club Gravity Her Inside Llewyn Davis Nebraska Saving Mr. Banks * 12 Years a Slave The Wolf of Wall Street BEST ACTOR Christian Bale – American Hustle Bruce Dern – Nebraska Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years…

Oscars 2014: Nominee reactions

Oscars 2014: Nominee reactions

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“I am deeply humbled by this honor and even happier to share today with Marty, Jonah, Terry as well as this entire cast and crew. “The Wolf of Wall Street” has been a passion project of mine, and I found the role to be one of the most challenging and rewarding of my career. Congratulations to all of my fellow nominees and thank you to the Academy for this extraordinary…

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Statsgasm Hard Truth: Women, Aging and Oscar Stats

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By Marshall Flores Behind the veneer of glitz and progressive utopia of Hollywood, there are a few hard, sobering truths. One of these is that inevitably, every actress encounters the stereotype Goldie Hawn once famously described in The First Wives Club: “There are only three ages for women in Hollywood – babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy.” The primary reason for this is the realities of the film business…

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Amy Adams – Their Fate in the Balance

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When both Amy Adams and Leonardo DiCaprio won at this past weekend’s Golden Globe awards it looked like they might have momentum to get into the Oscar race.  Their Globes wins, plus their BAFTA nominations make this seem very likely indeed.  It is going to depend on how much the Academy “liked” August: Osage County’s Meryl Streep, and how much they “liked” The Wolf of Wall Street.  The Academy is…

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Dear Awards Season: You So Got Meryl Streep Wrong

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The post-game chatter about Meryl Streep’s intro for Emma Thompson at the National Board of Review completely missed the point of what Streep was saying. Moreover, the beauty in Streep’s speech was shunted to the side as the churning and hysteria found its way from comments section to blog to comments section. “Streep has insulted Walt Disney! Streep has hurt Emma Thompson’s Oscar chances! Streep has insulted everybody! Streep just…