Posts Tagged: Oscars

Angelina Jolie Added to Oscar Presenters List

8, 2012 4:00pm

Angelina Jolie Oscars

Angelina Jolie has been added to the star-studded roster of Oscar presenters. Her partner Brad Pitt is up for two Oscars for “Moneyball,” one as Best Actor and one as a producer.

Jolie is no stranger to the Academy Awards: in 2000, she made waves when she kissed her brother and won Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Girl, Interrupted.” Other confirmed Oscar presenters include Cameron Diaz, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise.

The 84th Academy Awards airs on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m. Pacific on ABC.

Breaking News: Oscars to be held at the Celebs.com Theater in Hollywood?

1, 2012 5:45pm

According to TheWrap, Kodak has asked for approval to withdraw its sponsorship of the Kodak Theater at the Hollywood & Highland complex in Hollywood, home to the Oscars.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences apparently has the right to veto naming rights to the much-televised location, but it will definitely be interesting to see which company out there is willing to pony up the $4 million figure for the right to play a significant part in the biggest day on the entertainment calendar.

The 85th Academy Awards brought to you live from the Celebs.com Theater in Hollywood??? Hmmm, stranger things have happened!

 

Oscar-nominated actors William H. Macy & John Hawkes talk “The Surrogate” at the Celebs.com Studio at Sundance

27, 2012 1:14pm

William H. Macy, John Hawkes & director Ben Lewin at the Celebs.com Studio at Sundance 2012. Photo by Scott McDermott

Oscar-nominated actors William H. Macy (“Fargo,” “Shameless”) and John Hawkes (“Winter’s Bone,” “Deadwood”) stopped into the Celebs.com Studio at Sundance to talk about their film “The Surrogate,” a film already getting acclaim and already being talked about for the Best Actor race for John Hawkes for 2013!

This real-life story of Mark O’Brien, trapped in an iron lung with the ability to move just three muscles, engages a surrogate to help him lose his virginity before he dies.

Also starring Helen Hunt, Moon Bloodgood and Rhea Perlman, the film was bought by indie superstar outfit Fox Searchlight, so will definitely be coming to screens in 2012.

Check out the video of William H. “call me Bill” Macy, John Hawkes and director Ben Lewin below:

Photos by Scott McDermott for Celebs.com

Oscar Nominations 2012: The Complete List!

24, 2012 12:00pm

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The Oscar nominations are in for 2012, and just as they did at the Golden Globes, “The Artist,” “Moneyball, “The Descendants” and “The Help” cleaned up. Jessica Chastain and Glenn Close are up for Best Actress awards, while Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Gary Oldman are among the Best Actor nominees.

The 84th Academy Awards will take place on February 26 at 7 p.m. Eastern time on ABC. Check out the full list of nominees below.

BEST PICTURE
War Horse, The Artist, Moneyball, The Descendants, The Tree of Life, Midnight in Paris, The Help, Hugo, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

BEST DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist), Alexander Payne (The Descendants), Martin Scorsese (Hugo), Woody Allen (Midnight in Paris), Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Bérénice Bejo (The Artist), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), Octavia Spencer (The Help), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Kenneth Branagh (My Week With Marilyn), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Nick Nolte (Warrior), Christopher Plummer (Beginners), Max Von Sydow (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close)

BEST ACTRESS
Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Rooney Mara (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

BEST ACTOR
Demián Bichir (A Better Life), George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Brad Pitt (Moneyball), Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius), Bridesmaids (Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig), Margin Call (J.C. Chandor), Midnight in Paris (Woody Allen), A Separation (Asghar Farhadi)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Descendants (Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, and Jim Rash), Hugo (John Logan), The Ides of March (George Clooney, Grant Heslov, and Beau Willimon), Moneyball (Steve Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, and Stan Chervin), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Bridget O’Connor and Peter Straughan)

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Bullhead, Footnote, In Darkness, Monsieur Lazhar, A Separation

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
A Cat in Paris, Chico & Rita, Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots, Rango

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN ART DIRECTION
The Artist, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, War Horse

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Artist, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Hugo, The Tree of Life, War Horse

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
Anonymous, The Artist, Hugo, Jane Eyre, W.E.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Hell and Back Again, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Pina, Undefeated

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, God Is the Bigger Elvis, Incident in New Baghdad, Saving Face, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
The Artist (Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius), The Descendants (Kevin Tent), The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall), Hugo (Thelma Schoonmaker), Moneyball (Christopher Tellefsen)

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP
Albert Nobbs (Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng), The Iron Lady (Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Adventures of Tintin (John Williams), The Artist (Ludovic Bource), Hugo (Howard Shore), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Alberto Iglesias), War Horse (John Williams)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Bret McKenzie; “Real in Rio” from Rio, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown and Siedah Garrett

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Dimanche/Sunday, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, La Luna, A Morning Stroll, Wild Life

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
Pentecost, Raju, The Shore, Time Freak, Tuba Atlantic

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
Drive, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Hugo, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, War Horse

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Hugo, Moneyball, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, War Horse

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Hugo, Real Steel, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers: Dark of the Moon