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Interview: Jacki Weaver’s Silver Linings Playbook

Interview: Jacki Weaver’s Silver Linings Playbook

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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…

Jacki Weaver’s AFI acceptance speech

Jacki Weaver’s AFI acceptance speech

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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)

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Animal Kingdom leads Australian AFI nominations

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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 Star — 11 nominations Tomorrow, When the War Began — 8 nominations The Tree & Bran Nue Dae – 7 nominations each The Boys Are Back — 4…

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And Now, a Look at the Supporting Actress Category

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There was a subtle but pronounced shift in the rules that govern the Best Supporting Actress race last year. Mo’Nique won playing a loathsome creature. She had the one strong scene where audiences sympathized with her but, let’s face it, she wasn’t a traditional winner by any means. A few random facts about the Supporting Actress category, via wikipedia: Shelly Winters and Dianne Wiest hold the record for the most…