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2011 Academy Award Nominations

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Academy Award winner Mo'Nique (Precious) and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' President Tom Sherak had the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2011 Annual Academy Awards early Tuesday morning.

The King's Speech lead all films this morning with 12 nominations total. True Grit came in second with 10 nods. Meanwhile, The Social Network and Inception both tied with 8 nominations.

Here are some of the noteworthy omissions and inclusions from today’s press conference:

  • Best Director: No Christopher Nolan (Inception). Seriously?? (Even James Cameron has to say something about that!)
  • Best Movie: No for Blue Valentine, yes for Winter's Bone and Toy Story 3 (also nominated in Animation category)
  • Best Actor: No Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine)!!! Also, no Mark Wahlberg (Fighter), no Leo DiCaprio (Inception), no Aaron Eckhart (Rabbit Hole), no Paul Giamatti (recent Golden Globe winner for Barney's Version). Javier Bardem, though, gets a yes for Biutiful.
  • Best Actress: No Julianne Moore (The Kids are All Right), no Halle Berry (Frankie & Alice)
  • Best Supp. Actor: No Andrew Garfield or Justin Timberlake (The Social Network), but a big YES for Jeremy Renner (The Town) and John Hawkes (Winter's Bone)

You can find a list of the nominees from the major Oscar categories after the jump.

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2011 Golden Globe Awards

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For a list of winners from the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, please check out our coverage on TV Envy.


Inception Making (Pseudo) Return to Theaters


In order to make sure that Inception -- a film that debuted way back in July -- doesn't get lost during the awards season madness, Warner Bros. is bringing the movie back into theaters.

Starting at the end of this month, a behind-the-scenes video about the blockbuster will play in theaters across the country. The hope is to get the Inception (which is currently out on DVD) back into the voters' minds. (Not that we non-voters could possibly forget about that film anytime soon.)

Although the entry did receive a Golden Globe nomination earlier this month, we still have weeks to go before the Oscar candidates are announced. The Academy Award nominations will be revealed on January 25.

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Quote of the Day: Michael Douglas on His Golden Globe Nomination

Michael Douglas in Wall Street 2

"To be selected with these extraordinary nominees is an honor and boy was I ready for some good news!"

-Wall Street: Money Never Sleep's Michael Douglas on receiving his second Golden Globe nomination for playing Gordon Gekko. (Douglas was who was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer earlier this year.

(Make sure to check out other notable quotes.)

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2011 Golden Globe Nominations (Film)

The King's Speech

Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood helped kick off the 2010-11 awards season Tuesday morning by formally announcing the latest round of Golden Globe contenders.

In the film category, The King's Speech -- starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush -- lead all nominees with a total of six nods. (The Fighter and The Social Network tied for second with six each.)

Although the Academy Awards will not necessarily mirror the choices made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, there were some notable inclusions/omissions in this year's list of Globe nominees:

  • Justin Timberlake did not earn an acting nomination for The Social Network.
  • Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp were both recognized for their work in The Tourist, a movie that has been panned by critics. (BTW - they were nominated in the "Comedy" category.)
  • Speaking of Depp, he will be running against himself. (He was also nominated for Alice in Wonderland.)
  • Wall Street's Michael Douglas has now received another Golden Globe nod for his role as Gordon Gekko. (He won for Best Actor in 1987.)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow did not earn a nomination for her role in Country Strong.
  • 127 Hours was left out of the Best Movie category -- so was True Grit. (The Coen Brothers western received zero nominations.)

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.

(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway: New Academy Awards Hosts

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Anne Hathaway and James Franco

For the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be going about as far away as Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin as you can get.

It’s been announced that Anne Hathaway and James Franco – two other Saturday Night Live hosting vets – have been asked to front the live event. This would be the second year in a row a pair of actors shared hosting duties.

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Cinema Scene: Sandra Bullock Returns Razzie, Green Hornet Gets Moved

Sandra Bullock winning Razzie-Sandra Bullock may have earned her Razzie, but she’s now willingly returning it. Apparently the actress walked away with the prototype award, not the $5 knockoff she was supposed to receive.

-Speaking of the Razzies, we’ll now get a chance to see the worst of the worst honored live. The ceremony’s producers hope to telecast the awards program beginning with the 31st annual event in 2011.

-Box-office champ Avatar is already breaking records in the home entertainment department. Approximately 1.5 million Blu-ray copies were sold on Day 1, besting The Dark Knight’s previous high.

-The Green Hornet has flown to a new release date. The Seth Rogen film, originally scheduled for December 22, will now open on January 14, 2011 (the MLK holiday weekend). Why? Because Sony wants time to covert the movie into 3D, of course!


Sigourney Weaver: Kathryn Bigelow’s Breasts Won Her the Oscar

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Kathryn Bigelow and James Cameron

Although James Cameron seemed genuinely pleased for his ex-wife, there was one person who wasn’t happy about Kathryn Bigelow’s Academy Awards success: .

In a Brazilian interview to promote Cameron’s move, the actress said Bigelow’s gender was the reason why she nabbed the first Best Director prize ever for a female director.

“Jim didn’t have breasts, and I think that was the reason,” Weaver told Folha Online. “He should have taken home that Oscar.”

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Quote of the Night: Gabourey Sidibe and The Money Shot

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Oscar history may have been made inside the Kodak Theatre last night, but the quote of the evening was said outside on the red carpet.

In the event you missed Precious star during the pre-show coverage, I’ll just let you watch the clip and hear her describe the dress for herself.

Two words: Love. Her.

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Why Was Farrah Fawcett Not Mentioned at Oscars?


I was too distracted by Demi Moore’s thin frame last night to initially notice this omission. But let me assure you—many people on Twitter didn’t, and neither did Ryan O’Neal.

Although Patrick Swayze, David Carradine, Natasha Richardson and Michael Jackson were some of the names included in the Academy Award’s “In Memoriam” segment, one name was left off that annual list: .

Yes, Farrah was primarily known for her television work—but she did act in a number of big screen projects including Logan’s Run, Extremities and The Apostle. (And really - does anyone think of Michael Jackson as a movie star?) But yet, despite all the tabloids her face helped sell last year (and the documentaries that ran about her health battle), the 62-year-old didn’t make the final cut. (No pun intended.)

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