Review: Helen Mirren's 'Woman in Gold' paints by numbers and it could've been worse

Posted by · 2:35 pm · March 31st, 2015

Helen Mirren and Tatiana Maslany are the main reasons to see Simon Curtis’ “Woman in Gold.”

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Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA Fellowship

Posted by · 8:44 am · January 27th, 2014

The four-time BAFTA winner has been selected as this year’s recipient of the British Academy’s highest honor, set to be presented at the awards ceremony on February 16.

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Oscar winners crash the 2013 Emmy nominations

Posted by · 7:47 am · July 18th, 2013

I’ll leave it to those more embedded in Emmy history to tell us whether Oscar winners landing a slew of nominations from the TV Academy is typical or not. But it was nevertheless striking to me how many Academy Award winners popped up on today’s nominations list.

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'Skyfall' wins big at Empire Awards as Helen Mirren sticks up for the ladies

Posted by · 4:38 am · March 25th, 2013

More gold for Jennifer Lawrence, while Martin Freeman beats Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Off the Carpet: Academy members have numerous tight races to mull over this season

Posted by · 7:58 am · December 24th, 2012

As members of the Academy hurry through the last screeners they need to see before committing an opinion on the year’s best (for those who bother trying to get as deep into the stack as possible, that is), a number of races hang in the balance as extremely tight categories are sure to leave a few contenders feeling the sting of “also-ran” on Thursday, January 10.

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Some SAG surprises indicate unexpected currents in the season

Posted by · 5:57 am · December 12th, 2012

The awards-obsessive corners of the web were all abuzz this morning with murmurs of a supposed “leak” of the 19th annual SAG nominees. Intrepid net hounds had apparently gone into the guild’s website and done some choice searching to turn out what ended up being, indeed, the full list of nominees. So what were they and what do they mean?

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A postcard from Malta: Celebration and solemnity at the European Film Awards

Posted by · 1:53 pm · December 2nd, 2012

Europe’s Oscars capture a rich film culture at a crossroads.

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'Amour' reigns supreme at European Film Awards

Posted by · 12:45 pm · December 1st, 2012

The Oscar hopeful wins for Film, Director, Actor and Actress of the Year

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Roundup: Thelma Schoonmaker on the perils of digitization

Posted by · 7:01 am · November 23rd, 2012

Also: Older women in the Oscar race, and a ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ remake?

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Tell us what you thought of 'Hitchcock'

Posted by · 6:36 am · November 23rd, 2012

The Master of Suspense gets his own close-up this weekend.

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Roundup: Why Abe isn't gay (or straight) in 'Lincoln'

Posted by · 6:45 am · November 15th, 2012

Also: Women vying for foreign Oscar, and Channing Tatum’s first 2012 award

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On Sally Field and that phantom 'Forrest Gump' nomination

Posted by · 6:42 pm · November 13th, 2012

As the actress seeks her third Oscar nod, we remember one that got away

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The Long Shot: Independent women

Posted by · 5:30 pm · November 7th, 2012

The Best Actress race is only as weak as voters choose to make it.

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Oscar Talk: Ep. 94 — Disney buys Lucasfilm as 'Hitchcock' opens AFI Fest

Posted by · 2:29 pm · November 2nd, 2012

In this week’s podcast Kris and Anne discuss the implications of Disney’s big purchase of Lucasfilm, Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock,” which opened AFI Fest yesterday and Sam Mendes’ Bond stab “Skyfall.”

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How will Sacha Gervasi's 'Hitchcock' fare with Oscar?

Posted by · 12:22 pm · November 2nd, 2012

AFI Fest picked a fun and droll piece of work for its 2012 opener in Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock” last night. As I mentioned in this afternoon’s podcast, I found it to be strikingly emotional, though, for its depiction of an artist’s plight and the joy that comes with the release of bottled creativity. And I can’t help but wonder if Academy members may feel the same way.

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See Anthony Hopkins strut (okay, waddle) his stuff in first 'Hitchcock' trailer

Posted by · 10:31 am · October 10th, 2012

Fox Searchlight is releasing the comedy-laced biopic in prime Oscar season.

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Oscar Talk: Ep. 90 — The Academy settles on an Oscar host

Posted by · 9:30 am · October 5th, 2012

In this week’s podcast, Kris and Anne discuss the choice of Seth MacFarlane to host the Oscars this year, survey the Best Actress field and ponder over early-year indies looking to get back into the conversation.

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'Beasts of the Southern Wild' ineligible for the SAG Awards

Posted by · 3:50 pm · October 1st, 2012

Quvenzhan√© Wallis will have to get that Oscar nod without the Guild’s help.

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