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  • Golden Globes snub 'True Grit,' 'Hereafter,' 'Black Swan's' Barbara Hershey, 'Get Low's' Robert Duvall

    Golden Globes snub 'True Grit,' 'Hereafter,' 'Black Swan's' Barbara Hershey, 'Get Low's' Robert Duvall
    Billboards and commercials for the movie "True Grit" are as ubiquitous this holiday season as six-shooters in a Western saloon. But you won't find the Joel and Ethan Coen film on the list of Golden Globe nominees announced Tuesday. The western was shut...
  • Universal in talks to sell Focus Features to Gores brothers

     
    Universal Pictures is in talks to sell its specialty film label Focus Features to investor brothers Alec and Tom Gores, according to people familiar with the matter. The discussions, which are still in early stages, calls into question whether the......
  • Contender Q&A: Mark Ruffalo upends a women's world in 'The Kids Are All Right'

    Contender Q&A: Mark Ruffalo upends a women's world in 'The Kids Are All Right'
    Into the seemingly idyllic, if nontraditional, two-mom family world of "The Kids Are All Right" saunters trouble in the form of Mark Ruffalo. His rakish Paul, the family's heretofore anonymous sperm donor of the now teen children, brings the swaggering...
  • Oscar Watcher's Notebook: The zeitgeist edge

    Oscar Watcher's Notebook: The zeitgeist edge
    Who doesn't want to be relevant? It's a step toward contentment, a way to stay charged and, in this season, a key to predicting the Oscars. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Oscar voting: The Oscar Watcher's Notebook in the Nov. 11 edition of The...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Steve Pond digs into documentary race | Guy Lodge on category fraud | Guests line up for Conan O'Brien

     
    • Steve Pond delves into the selection process for the documentary feature Oscar race. As he reports, "in a remarkable year for non-fiction filmmaking of all kinds, the looming possibility of more Oscar-doc controversies means it’s time to take a look...
  • Oscar doesn't love you, Jim Carrey

     
    Early Oscar buzz for Jim Carrey as a love-bitten gay con man in "I Love You Phillip Morris" has died down and now we probably know why, thanks to the trailer. It looks a bit too silly and camp, but Variety hails it as "hilarious tragedy" that seems to...
  • One year ago: What Oscar pundits prophesized

     
    Let this be a lesson to all of us smug Oscar seers who insist that they know how the current derby will play out. Most of us now say that it's "The Social Network" versus "The King's Speech" for best picture, Colin Firth ("The King's Speech") versus James...
  • Latest Oscar predictions: Lead actress

     
    Two contenders seem to be out front to win the Oscar for lead actress: Annette Bening ("The Kids Are All Right") and Natalie Portman ("Black Swan"). Both rivals have the Cool Factor and significant camps rooting for them to win. Bening's performance as...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Fest faves James Franco & Carey Mulligan | Tom Bosley dead at 83 | Sasha Stone on best picture race

     
    • "127 Hours" leading man James Franco will receive the outstanding performance prize from the Santa Barbara filmfest on Jan. 29. In making the announcement, fest exec Roger Durling described him thus: "A truly exceptional actor who embraces the...
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Pete Hammond: Oscars in November | 'The Hobbit' sets starting date | Supporting race surprises

     
    • After reviewing the pros and cons of moving the Oscars, Pete Hammond proposes that they should indeed change the ceremony's timing. However, for Pete, such a shift should not be just the few weeks being bandied about as of late but months earlier --...
  • Oscars quiz: Which costars were both nominated for best actress?

     
    While dishing the Oscars conundrum facing "The Kids Are All Right" costars Annette Bening and Julianne Moore, Scott Feinberg cites the five past examples of when two leading ladies from the same film were nominated for best actress. Four of the pairs...