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Lauren Bacall: Hollywood’s Glamour Girl Awarded Special Oscar

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Awards, Celeb News,


She starred opposite Marilyn Monroe, Lionel Barrymore, Gary Cooper, Paul Newman, John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and Bogie…to name just a few. She was considered a quintessential glamour girl, she of smoky voice and killing one-liners. As the wife of Humphrey Bogart, she would have been Hollywood royalty anyway, but became a movie queen in her own right as early as 1945.

And she’s still working. Bacall recently appeared in Eve, has already wrapped on Wide Blue Yonder (it’s in post-production) and is currently working on Carmel (scheduled for a 2010 release). Appearing in more than fifty films, Lauren Bacall was nominated for an Academy Award only once in her career. This nod was given for her role in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996), though she lost to Juliette Binoche (Best Supporting Actress, The English Patient).

Now, she’s getting another long-awaited nod from the . Bacall will be awarded with an honorary Oscar to commemorate her four-decade Hollywood career, specifically for her “extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”

Well, Bacall probably qualifies for all of that.

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In Theaters This Weekend (12/7)

The Golden Compass

Here are some possible suggestions for your upcoming weekend:

  • The Golden Compass (PG-13):  starring Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue (directed by Chris Weitz)
  • Atonement* (R):  starring Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Saorise Ronan (directed by Joe Wright)
  • Billy the Kid* (NR):  (directed by Jennifer Venditti)
  • Dirty Laundry* (PG-13):  starring Loretta Devine, Rockmond Dunbar, Jenifer Lewis (directed by Maurice Jamal)
  • Grace is Gone* (PG-13):  starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, Zach Grey (directed by James C. Strouse)

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This Week on DVD: October 2, 2007

Fantastic Four

Here are a few of the titles you can find on the rental shelves this Tuesday:

  • 1408:  starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Collector’s Edition):  starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder
  • Caligula (Three-Disc Imperial Edition):  starring Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren
  • Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer:  starring Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis
  • The Jungle Book (Platinum Edition): starring Phil Harris, Sebastian Cabot
  • Misery (Special Edition):  starring Kathy Bates, James Caan
  • Species (Collector’s Edition):  starring Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen

Click here to see the TV-On-DVD options for this week.
Click here to see the new titles released on HD DVD and Blu-Ray.


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