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'The Great Beauty' Wins Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor & More At European Film Awards

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 7, 2013 6:07 PM
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While it has pretty much no bearing on the Oscars, winning a few key categories at the European Film Awards does serve to raise the profile of some movies that are in contention. Now, we can certainly bet that more Academy voters will be popping in their screeners of "The Great Beauty."

For Your Consideration: 10 Overlooked Actors Who Deserve Some Awards Season Attention

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • November 26, 2013 4:17 PM
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Oscars: 10 Overlooked Actors
In the few weeks since we put a spotlight on the Best Actor race, a competitive field has only tightened further. Robert Redford, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew McConaughey and Tom Hanks have only firmed up their status as near-certain nominees, and if there was any doubt that Bruce Dern would pick up a nod, the actor's fierce campaigning makes it more and more likely that it'll come to pass. Short of a real shock, or a swell of momentum for late entrants Christian Bale ("American Hustle") or Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf Of Wall Street"), those will likely be your five nominees come January.

Review: Paolo Sorrentino's Fellini-Esque 'The Great Beauty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2013 7:04 PM
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Opening with a literal bang from a cannon and proceeding into an over-the-top party sequence, Paolo Sorrentino lets you know from the start that nothing will be held back in his latest, "The Great Beauty." After breaking out on the international scene with "The Consequences of Love" and "Il Divo," and then taking a jaunt into English language filmmaking with 2011's "This Must Be The Place," Sorrentino returns to his native country, for a Fellini-esque tale that isn't so much a story as a set of impressions. Life, love, philosophy, religion are just some of his subjects in an indulgent but heady piece of cinema, from a singularly distinctive voice.

Watch: Gorgeous Teaser Trailer For 'Il Divo' Director Paolo Sorrentino's 'La Grande Bellezza'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 10, 2013 11:20 AM
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The countdown to Cannes is on, and we'll soon know what films will be making it to the south of France, and which we'll have to keep waiting for, but it looks like Paolo Sorrentino's "La Grande Bellezza" will be one of them. Already a movie we're expecting to see, a brand new teaser trailer has arrived and it looks like something totally fresh from the filmmaker.

Angelina Jolie Being Lined Up For Cameo In Paolo Sorrentino's Next Film 'The Great Beauty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2012 2:57 PM
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Well, he made Sean Penn go goth in "This Must Be Place," so who knows how Paolo Sorrentino will tranform Angelina Jolie in his next film, but either way, the director is already angling a role for the actress in his upcoming effort.

Theo Angelopoulos' New Film 'The Other Sea' With 'Il Divo' & 'Gomorrah' Star Toni Servillo Starts Shooting In December

  • By Ryan Sartor
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  • November 29, 2011 10:33 AM
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Italian heartthrob Toni Servillo (“Gomorrah,” “Il Divo”) announced at the Turin Film Festival this week that he will be starring in the new film from Palme d’Or winning Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos. Principal photography on the picture, titled “The Other Sea (L’altro Mare)” begins on December 26th (way to tip off the paparazzi, guys).

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