J.K. Simmons in Whiplash trailer
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J.K. Simmons in Whiplash trailer

The kind of intensity we feel from J.K. Simmons’ performance is often a magnet for…

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Poll: Most likely Best Supporting Actor nominees
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Poll: Most likely Best Supporting Actor nominees

Leo Joins Jonah Hill on SNL’s Opening
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Captain Phillips’ Barkhad Abdi Talks to Matt Lauer
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Captain Phillips’ Barkhad Abdi Talks to Matt Lauer

Sure to be Best Supporting Actor nominee Barkhad Abdi talks acting, Tom Hanks and Somalia:…

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Oscarwatch: The Supporting Acting Categories
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Oscarwatch: The Supporting Acting Categories

The acting races this year are overflowing with contenders. From the first half of the…

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Humanity Forgotten: Dallas Buyers Club
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Humanity Forgotten: Dallas Buyers Club

We are brought up in America to trust voices of authority, especially if they’re wearing…

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Oscars: Best Supporting Actor Anyone’s Game
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Oscars: Best Supporting Actor Anyone’s Game

The weird way the awards lined up this year, like someone moving the cat bowl,…

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De Niro Steps out – a Man About Town
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De Niro Steps out – a Man About Town

Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are everywhere.  Since it’s basically, or seemingly,…

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John Goodman’s CBS Sunday Morning Interview
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John Goodman’s CBS Sunday Morning Interview

John Goodman turns in two movie-stealing performances this year, one in Argo (“Argofuckyourself”) and one…

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

EW’s Owen Gleiberman says Speilberg’s Lincoln, scripted by Tony Kushner, “is one of the most…

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Spitballing Supporting Categories
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Spitballing Supporting Categories

I’m keeping track over on the Contender Tracker (work in progress) but I thought you…

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Once Again, Should Oscar Consider Andy Serkis?
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Once Again, Should Oscar Consider Andy Serkis?

Over at the Daily Beast, Marlow Stern wonders about Andy Serkis’ chances at a nod…

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Brad Pitt, Celebrity and a Random Act of Kindness
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Brad Pitt, Celebrity and a Random Act of Kindness

Photo posted on JustJared I was invited to a special screening for Moneyball on the…

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Actor Corey Stoll To Read Hemingway’s Letters at the JFK Library
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Actor Corey Stoll To Read Hemingway’s Letters at the JFK Library

Scene stealer Corey Stoll currently put forth as the best chance for any of the…

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Actor Corey Stoll To Read Hemingway's Letters at the JFK Library
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Actor Corey Stoll To Read Hemingway's Letters at the JFK Library

Scene stealer Corey Stoll currently put forth as the best chance for any of the…

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Oscars 2011: Viggo Mortensen Sets The Standard
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Oscars 2011: Viggo Mortensen Sets The Standard

In David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method Viggo Mortensen is nearly unrecognizable. Few actors today really…

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More Drive Clips – Albert Brooks and More
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More Drive Clips – Albert Brooks and More

First up, an Albert Brooks featurette, as he heads for a Supporting Actor nod for…

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Guest Essay: Christian Bale, "our American Psycho"
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Guest Essay: Christian Bale, "our American Psycho"

[notice]Anyone looking for one last sermon before tonight’s Rapture might find solace in this essay…

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Trainer vs. Trainer: Best Supporting Actor Face-off
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Trainer vs. Trainer: Best Supporting Actor Face-off

[note]Two supportive coaches, boxing & voxing. A comprehensive guest analysis by Pierre de Plume weighing…

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The King’s Speech cast talk about inspiration
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The King’s Speech cast talk about inspiration

Colin Firth and fellow King’s Speech cast-members talk about the inspiration for their performances in…

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