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Leo Joins Jonah Hill on SNL’s Opening

Leo Joins Jonah Hill on SNL’s Opening

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Captain Phillips’ Barkhad Abdi Talks to Matt Lauer

Captain Phillips’ Barkhad Abdi Talks to Matt Lauer

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Sure to be Best Supporting Actor nominee Barkhad Abdi talks acting, Tom Hanks and Somalia: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Oscarwatch: The Supporting Acting Categories

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The acting races this year are overflowing with contenders. From the first half of the year on through, it is going to be competitive and will likely take a while before a consensus emerges, though there are already a few standouts that seem too big to ignore even at this early stage. From previous Oscar winners to virtual unknowns, the early field of contenders features young and old, black and…

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Humanity Forgotten: Dallas Buyers Club

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We are brought up in America to trust voices of authority, especially if they’re wearing a doctor’s coat and have big important government agencies like the FDA behind them. We are taught to trust the medical industry because of course they have our best interests at heart. Our for-profit industry is supposedly the best in the world because it costs the most. That’s what the Republicans keep telling us, anyway,…

Oscars: Best Supporting Actor Anyone’s Game

Oscars: Best Supporting Actor Anyone’s Game

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The weird way the awards lined up this year, like someone moving the cat bowl, has set an unpredictability in motion most of us have never experienced.  “I just want unpredictability” people always say. Well, be careful what you wish for because when predictability goes out the window so does your ability to accurately predict the race. Philip Seymour Hoffman won the Critics Choice award for Best Lead Supporting Actor,…

De Niro Steps out – a Man About Town

De Niro Steps out – a Man About Town

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Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are everywhere.  Since it’s basically, or seemingly, a wide open race this has put the campaigns into hard core overdrive. Robert De Niro got his footprints in cement at the Mann’s Chinese theater in Hollywood. They’re having a De Niro tribute at the Aero theater in Santa Monica, a hotbed of Academy activity. They’ll be showing Taxi Driver and Mean Streets.  …

John Goodman’s CBS Sunday Morning Interview

John Goodman’s CBS Sunday Morning Interview

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John Goodman turns in two movie-stealing performances this year, one in Argo (“Argofuckyourself”) and one in Flight. In this interview he talks about New Orleans, alcoholism and Denzel Washington’s character in Flight hitting close to home. It’s an uncharacteristically revealing interview with the great Goodman (aka Walter for all time):

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“Lyrical, grand and immersive,” Lincoln scores an A from EW

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EW’s Owen Gleiberman says Speilberg’s Lincoln, scripted by Tony Kushner, “is one of the most authentic biographical dramas I’ve ever seen.” As the title character of Steven Spielberg’s solemnly transfixing Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis is tall and elegantly stooped, with thatchy gray-black hair, sunken cheeks, and a grin that tugs at the corners of his mouth whenever he tries to win someone over by telling them a good story (which is…

Spitballing Supporting Categories

Spitballing Supporting Categories

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I’m keeping track over on the Contender Tracker (work in progress) but I thought you might like to chew around supporting actor and actress for a spell. Most of the films with the heat in these categories haven’t yet opened. How can that be, you might ask, if no one’s ever seen them. Well, you know how the internet works. Act now, explain later. But there are some that seem…

Once Again, Should Oscar Consider Andy Serkis?

Once Again, Should Oscar Consider Andy Serkis?

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Over at the Daily Beast, Marlow Stern wonders about Andy Serkis’ chances at a nod for his wonderful turn in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. There are so many would-be, might-be, could-bes this year – from Bridesmaids to Harry Potter to Drive to Rise of the Planet of the Apes. And probably the one at the top of that list is Andy Serkis — whose Caeser really was…