Caryn James

Meryl Streep Wins BAFTA, Loses Shoe, Saved By Colin Firth

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  • February 13, 2012 12:28 AM
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Just when it looked like Viola Davis was going to zoom straight through to the Best Actress Oscar, Meryl Streep won the BAFTA for The Iron Lady. Well, she was playing Margaret Thatcher and they are the British Academy Film Awards, so who knows if her victory means anything for the Oscars, but never mind that. While Davis has emerged as the queen of the stirring acceptance speech, Streep has been the wonderfully zany winner, and last night was one of her best appearances.

Watch The Best And Worst From The Golden Globes: Gervais, Depp, Firth

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  • January 16, 2012 10:44 AM
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If you missed the Golden Globes and Ricky Gervais’ disappointing, toothless job as host, take a look at the best and worst clips, from his uninspired monologue to his sharp-edged, tongue-in-cheek introduction of Colin Firth, a segment that seemed like a rare throwback to last year’s edginess.

Colin Firth Talks About "Tinker, Tailor" and The Oscar (Video Interview)

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  • December 9, 2011 9:10 AM
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Colin Firth signed on for his role in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy long before winning his Oscar for The King’s Speech. Even so, it’s a little jolting to find him in a relatively small role as one of a half-dozen British intelligence agents and possible moles being investigated by George Smiley (Gary Oldman, the film’s center of gravity). But Firth gives a typically shining and sly performance as the dapper Bill Haydon, ever-so-much more sophisticated than his drab colleagues. And if casting is destiny, this teasing film makes you wonder: is there some big payoff coming for his character or is he the ultimate red herring?

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