Lupita Nyong’o’s uplifting speech on black beauty

It’s come to our attention that there might be one or two people not yet utterly enthralled by Lupita Nyong’o. To see if we can fix that, we’ll post this speech she gave a week ago at Essence magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon. Transcript via...
Posted On 03 Mar 2014

Oscar Voting for Dummies: Best Supporting Actress

You might feel as though you’re torn in this category. There are so many great performances by five talented women – two or three of them could be considered lead. For instance, Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle is almost as much a lead as she was in Silver Linings...
Posted On 21 Feb 2014

Sally Field channeled grief over mother’s death into Lincoln

Sally Field was featured on ABC Evening News tonight in a story that originally aired on Valentine’s Day. Sally Field has been a beloved part of American pop culture for nearly a half-century. At 66, she has as many Best Actress Academy Awards as Meryl Streep. Pretty good...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013

Readers Poll: Best Supporting Actress & Actor Oscar

While many of the major categories have been dominated by early front-runners for weeks, the Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress roles have maintained a more exciting balance of neck-and-neck rivalries. Some of the biggest Oscar surprises are typically reserved for winners in...
Posted On 06 Jan 2011

Jacki Weaver’s AFI acceptance speech

Winner of the LAFC’s Best Supporting Actress award yesterday and a new BFCA nominee overnight, here’s Jacki Weaver in one the highlights from this year’s Australian Film Awards. (thanks Mark)
Posted On 13 Dec 2010

Podcast Interview: Olivia Williams talks about The Ghost Writer

In the wake this week’s sweep of the European Film Awards by The Ghost Writer, Roman Polanski’s political thriller continues to regain traction from the slippery circumstances that seemed to be clouding its prospects earlier this year. The EFA doesn’t have...
Posted On 07 Dec 2010

Animal Kingdom leads Australian AFI nominations

Animal Kingdom has been nominated for 18 Australian Film Institute Awards, including no less than 8 nominations in the acting categories alone — virtually the entire cast has been nominated. Animal Kingdom — 18 nominations Beneath Hill 60 — 12 nominations Bright...
Posted On 26 Oct 2010

Happy 100th Birthday, Gloria Stuart

Oscar-nominated in the role of 100-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater when she was 87, Gloria Stuart becomes a genuine centenarian on Sunday. Born July 4, 1910.
Posted On 02 Jul 2010

Best Supporting Actor & Actress Hopefuls

We’ll feature the Supporting Actor poll on the main page for a while now, but don’t forget to vote for Supporting Actress on page 2. (click above to go to the poll page)
Posted On 23 Aug 2009

Dustin, Penelope, Sean & Kate

In a night of wonderfully meaningful and heartfelt speeches, we were hit with two right off the top. Dustin Lance Black, below, and Penelope Cruz, after the cut. (p.s. intertubes, u r youtubular) (how much do I love how Tilda Swinton pronounces Penelope Cruz in the next clip?)
Posted On 23 Feb 2009