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The 2009 Academy Awards: Live Commentary

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The Oscars

After a year away from live Oscars coverage, I’m thrilled to be back for the 2009 Academy Awards.

Even though Dark Knight‘s snub will probably keep a number of viewers away (how many can honestly say they’ve seen The Reader?), I’m eagerly anticipating several moments from this evening’s broadcast.

Will Heath Ledger’s family bring the house to tears? Is Mickey Rourke going to make the producers wince? Will the cameras pan to Brangelina after Jennifer Aniston’s presentation? Are Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron really (really?) going to do a song and dance number?

To find out if this will be the year of the Slumdog or the underdog, stay tuned here for the live results!

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2009 Razzie Award Winners

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Repo! The Genetic Opera

While Mickey Rourke was busy offending viewers, Paris Hilton and Mike Myers were awarded for offending audiences.

At yesterday’s 29th Annual Golden Raspberry Awards presentation, the two nominees were both (dis)honored with three wins each. Myers’ earned a Razzie for Worst Picture along with awards for Worst Actor and Worst Screenplay.

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Mickey Rourke Gives Profanity-Laden Speech at Spirit Awards

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Warning: This is the

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At yesterday’s 2009 Film Independent Spirit Awards, (The Wrestler) delivered a speech that could only be heard on a cable channel. Fortunately for everyone watching, the Best Male Lead winner did it on live television.

The comeback kid, probably realizing he’d be limited at the Oscars, let it all hang out. Here’s hoping he still has something in the reserves for the Academy tonight.

You can find the full list of Spirit Award winners here.

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Winslet, Rourke Awarded with BAFTAs

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Kate Winslet in The Reader

While it’s looking pretty clear that will take home the Oscar later this month, the race for Best Actor and Best Actress remains a bit muddy.

At yesterday’s Orange British Academy Film Awards, Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) and Kate Winslet (The Reader) both took home the top honors for acting. Although this is similar to how they performed at the Golden Globes, neither actor was a winner at the recent SAG Awards. (Sean Penn and Meryl Streep took home the statues that evening.)

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2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards

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15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

For a list of winners from the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards, please check out our coverage on TV Envy.


2009 Academy Award Nominations

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Oscar statues

Despite no major wins for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at Jan. 11’s Golden Globes, the film lead all entries at this morning’s Academy Award nominations. The Brad Pitt feature will go into next month’s ceremony with 13 opportunities to walk away with at least one statue. (Slumdog Millionaire will have 10 chances.)

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from today’s press conference:

  • (The Reader) - a double-winner just a few weeks ago - only received one nomination this morning. Meryl Streep will only get one chance as well for her role in Doubt.
  • Although it wasn’t represented at the Globes, Frozen River was recognized several times today.
  • ‘s nomination (on the anniversary of his death!) was expected; The Dark Knight‘s omission was a disappointment.
  • Four acting nods for Doubt didn’t equate to an honor for the film.
  • Several pleasant announcements in the Best Actor/Supporting Actor categories: Richard Jenkins (The Visitor), Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) and (Tropic Thunder). Shannon got the only major nom for his picture.

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2009 Razzie Award Nominations

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The Love Guru

What do , Jessica Alba and Cameron Diaz have in common? They might not get dates with Oscar anytime soon, but they still have shots at an award.

Early Wednesday, the three ladies became the latest actresses to contend for a title previously owned by Halle Berry and Lindsay Lohan. Come February 21, the trio - along with the cast of The Women and Kate Hudson - will all by vying for the Worst Actress category at the 29th Annual Razzie Awards.

At today’s announcement, Hilton was named for a total of three acting categories: Worst Actress (The Hottie and the Nottie), Worst Supporting Actress (Repo!: The Genetic Opera) and Worst Screen Couple (with either Christine Lakin or Joel David Moore from Hottie). Meanwhile, Mike Myers’ comeback film, , could walk away with the most honors this year. The “comedy” - with help from Alba and Verne Troyer - was nominated a whopping seven times.

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2009 Golden Globe Awards

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Golden Globe

For a list of winners from the 2009 Golden Globe Awards, please check out our coverage on TV Envy.


National Society of Film Critics Picks Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir

One year after honoring There Will Be Blood, the National Society of Film Critics has named its favorite film of 2008. Although it’s primarily been considered in the Best Animated or Best Foreign Language categories, Ari Folman’s was selected as this group’s top film of 2009.

The animated Israeli film - Folman’s memoir of his country’s 1982 Invasion of Lebanon - is currently up for a Golden Globe.

Here are the remaining 43rd Annual National Society of Film Critics Awards winners:

  • Best Film: Waltz With Bashir
  • Best Director: Mike Leigh, Happy-Go-Lucky
  • Best Actor: Sean Penn, Milk
  • Best Actress: Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky

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2009 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (Film)

Doubt

Although last January’s were spared from the writers’ dispute, SAG is facing its own strike this year. Regardless, the awards season must go on. Next month’s event - scheduled to air on Sunday, January 25th on both TNT and TBS - will come just three days after the Oscar nominations are announced.

Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of film nominees:

  • led this year’s crop with three nominations. Milk and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button came in second with two nods each.
  • Richard Jenkin was honored for The Visitor while Clint Eastwood (Gran Torino) was left off.
  • added another nom to his belt. Meanwhile, Robert Downey Jr. was nominated for his turn in Tropic Thunder.
  • Kate Winslet was named for both The Reader and Revolutionary Road. Leonardo DiCaprio was left empty-handed.
  • The Dark Knight, Revolutionary Road and The Reader were all left out of the Best Ensemble categories.

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