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At the 78th Academy Awards ceremony in 2006 a movie about two closeted gay cowboys and their complex relationship in the American West was at center stage. But while the film continues to stand out as the most successful same-sex love story produced by Hollywood with high praise and critical acclaim, that year it lost out on one major prize, Best Picture.
You hear stories of the unusual places where Academy Award winners keep their trophies, but one, Natalie Portman, has no idea where she left her Oscar.
You would think that if an actor were to receive an Academy Award they would treat it as a prize unlike any other. One can imagine an individual locking the trophy away in a clear Lucite case with a 40 number pin, while also prominently displaying it on a mantle in the showiest room of their home. Initially, however, J.K. Simmons didn't necessarily see it like that.
The general public hasn't had the opportunity to see the highly praised performance of Julianne Moore in Still Alice. That was, until now. Watch an exclusive trailer of the Oscar frontrunner.
This week, Paramount Home Media Distribution has let fans in on when they can get their hands on Martin Scorsese’s latest, The Wolf of Wall Street. The movie is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on March 25. However, if you’re more of a digital copy sort of person, you can purchase the movie early, beginning on March 18.
Those of you looking forward to witnessing Meryl Streep’s potentially Oscar-worthy portrayal of Margaret Thatcher will have to wait a bit longer than expected. Fortunately, the release date is just a few weeks later than what was originally expected.
Fox Searchlight has to be pleasantly surprised at the numbers this dark Oscar winner set in the world of competitive ballet has posted. Aronofsky’s $12-million Black Swan just pirouetted past the $305 million mark thanks to a strong opening over the weekend in Japan
Leading up to the Oscars, a fair bit of coverage was devoted to questions of whether reclusive artist and Exit Through The Gift Shop director Banksy would show up for the Academy Awards. At one point, there were even rumors he'd arrive in costume, but the ceremony came and went without sighting.
Shame on you, Academy Awards. It’s been almost a year since Corey Haim died. He went out with a whimper. Broke, addicted and cohabitating with his mother, the former child star had little in common at the end of his life with the fresh-faced boy
We’ve been talking for several weeks now about The Weinstein Company’s disturbing plan to censor the Oscar nominated film The King’s Speech in order to curry favor with the MPAA, receive a PG-13 rating, and re-release the film in the hopes that the lesser rating will help make them more money. That plan became a reality last week
Tonight, while the most famous and important people in Hollywood dress up, walk the red carpet, and get fabulously drunk on a studio's dime for the Oscars, the rest of the country will be where we always are: on our couches, wondering what the famous people are up to. At least that's what we're doing here at Cinema Blend HQ.
This Sunday, for the tenth year in a row, raucous, opinionated Blenditos will gather together and watch the Oscars together right here on Cinema Blend. You’ll want to be there since this year the event is hosted by our own infinitely knowledgeable Oscar Eye Katey Rich. The rest of the Cinema Blend crew will be there too...
There’s a formula you can follow to work your way in contention for the top prize at the Academy Awards. Heavy drama plus a few well placed laughs and two or three scenes that leave the audience choked with tears and you’ll have no problem landing among the elite ten being scrutinized for the Oscar’s best picture. But what if you’re a brilliant film that blurs the line between thriller and horror...
Last year the Academy Awards expanded its Best Picture category to have ten nominees instead of five, something not done since 1943. This move made it possible for films with more populist appeal to get nominated in the biggest category without degrading the standards of the ceremony. But why was the move necessary?
True Grit has been called “the western you should see if you only see one western every three years”. It’s been hailed as ”enormously entertaining”. Critics and audiences alike fell in love with it, almost from the moment it was released. In his review of the film Roger Ebert describes the audience at a sneak preview he attended as...
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The BAFTA’s are, for all intents and purposes, the British Oscars. They were held tonight and, in the process of handing out their annual awards, they confirmed what everyone already knew about the Oscar race: There are only two contenders. The King’s Speech won nearly everything that the Orange British Academy Film Awards had to offer, and whatever it didn’t win The Social Network nabbed. The King’s Speech won seven awards in total.
While all of the Oscar nominees for this year's Best Documentary category certainly deserve the accolades that they've been given, I, like many others, truly want Exit Through The Gift Shop
There have only been 6 times in history that the Director's Guild honoree didn't match the Oscar category, most recently Roman Polanski in 2002. Clearly there were other issues in play that time around
Tonight Hollywood’s awards season gets going in earnest with the presentation of the 2011 Golden Globe Awards. It’s the first step towards something even bigger and as a bonus