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Golden Globe Nominee Abel Korzeniowski Talks Madonna, 'W.E.,' Score

One of my favorite movie scores of the season is Abel Korzeniowski's haunting work for Madonna's "W.E."
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • January 11, 2012 3:08 PM
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Golden Globes Presenters include Banderas, Portman, Kidman, McCarthy & More

The Golden Globes is getting a full house of stars for the 69th annual awards show on January 15, hosted by the delightfully insulting Ricky Gervais. Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, Melissa McCarthy, Freida Pinto and Natalie Portman will each be presenting awards...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • January 9, 2012 3:53 PM
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Early Reviews on Late-Breaking War Horse, Extremely Loud, Land of Blood and Honey

Early reviews are in on Steven Spielberg's "War Horse," Stephen Daldry's "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," and Anjelina Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Honey," three of the latest-breaking movies hitting theaters this Christmas. A sampling of reviews of all three movies are below.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 19, 2011 7:30 AM
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Oscar Talk: Where Are We Now? The Artist, Descendants, Dragon Tattoo, Extremely Loud, War Horse

This week in Oscar Talk Kris Tapley and I survey the awards terrain following key votes from the LA film critics, Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes, which all have different impact but show us where the field is at this moment. We know where the actors are--"The Artist," "The Help," "The Descendants," et al. But SAG and the Academy, while they overlap, are different. Things can change.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 16, 2011 12:06 PM
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Oscar Watch: The Artist is the One to Beat

Yes, "The Artist" is running away with the Oscar ball. It's has love from critics, dominated the SAG and Golden Globes nominations, and is strong with actors and craftspeople alike. As a nostalgic love letter to the movies--and a comic/tragic/romance--it has everything a Academy member could love, and will grab more Oscar nominations than any other film.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 15, 2011 4:29 PM
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Golden Globes Nominations Are Led by The Artist, The Descendants and The Help - Analysis

Golden Globes nominations were led by "The Artist" with six nominations, followed by "The Descendants" and "The Help" with five each, and "Moneyball," "The Ides of March" and "Midnight in Paris" with four. The Golden Globe motion picture nominations are split into drama and comedy, which adds more players to the field. UPDATED
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 15, 2011 9:49 AM
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Morgan Freeman to Receive Golden Globes' Cecile B. DeMille Award

Morgan Freeman is to be honored at the 69th Golden Globe Awards with the Cecile B. DeMille award, for his outstanding contribution to entertainment. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's president, Dr. Aida Takla-O'Reilly, made the announcement with Amy Adams and Pedro Almodóvar. The Golden Globes will take place on January 15. As recipient of this award, Freeman joins the likes of Robert De Niro (2011), Martin Scorsese (2010), Steven Spielberg (2009), Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005), Michael Douglas (2004), Gene Hackman (2003), Harrison Ford (2002), Al Pacino (2001), and Barbra Streisand (2000).
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • November 9, 2011 1:54 PM
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Weinsteins to Rerelease Holocaust Drama Sarah's Key In Theaters, During Award Season

Weinsteins to Rerelease Holocaust Drama Sarah's Key In Theaters, During Award Season
As if The Weinstein Co. didn't have enough going on right now--with a plethora of releases hitting theaters inside the crowded awards season corridor, including The Iron Lady, Coriolanus, W.E., The Artist and My Week with Marilyn --the company is rereleasing summer movie Sarah's Key, clearly hoping for some awards attention.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 2, 2011 6:46 AM
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First Award Screeners Start Arriving in Voter Mailboxes

The first award screeners are starting to arrive in voter mail boxes. The first ones mailed include Chris Weitz's L.A. illegal immigrant drama A Better Life (out on Summit DVD), starring well-reviewed Mexican actor Demian Bichir in a moving performance, and Sony Pictures' Classics' Take Shelter (in its second week of limited release), starring well-praised Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. Both were box office disappointments. Both need the extra boost of guild and year-end critic support to gain traction, so mailing early screeners was a smart move.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 17, 2011 1:06 AM
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Why Golden Globes--and DiCaprio, Wahlberg, Butler--Give Away $1.5 Million to Charities, Film Schools

Why Golden Globes--and DiCaprio, Wahlberg, Butler--Give Away $1.5 Million to Charities, Film Schools
The purpose of the annual Golden Globes lunch at the Beverly Hills Hotel is for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to use their clout with would-be Globes nominees to mount a starry red carpet event, and invite press and other friends of the organization, so that they will broadcast the HFPA's generosity and charity.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 5, 2011 1:32 AM
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