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“Annie Hall”: The Top 25 (Best Picture)

All good things must come to an end at some point. Yes folks, this is the final installment of this series of mine, and as such, it’s (hopefully) a bit of a doozy…the Best Picture field. Without a doubt, this is the big one, so it’s the one where the[...]

Oscars: ‘Behind the Ballot’ video series live online

For Oscar fans that just can’t seem to win their Oscar ballot pool because of that one craft category, Oscar.com today launched “Behind The Ballot,” a six-part video series that explores how Academy members view and ultimately determine who’ll win Oscars for Production Design, Cinematography, Makeup and Hairstyling, Film Editing,[...]

Oscar viewers missed Javier Bardem kissing Josh Brolin

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: The other day I wondered how in the heck I had missed the moment on the Oscars when co-presenters Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem danced and kissed on the lips. I thought perhaps I had been busy tweeting. It turns out that the cameras cut away to Bardem’s[...]

Oscars: Will Natalie Portman Lose Oscar?

By Paul Sheehan at GoldDerby.com HollywoodNews.com: As the saying goes, “Win on Saturday, lose on Sunday.” This axiom refers to the less-than-impressive track record of Indie Spirit winners repeating at the Academy Awards. Of the 48 Indie Spirit acting champs to contend the following day at the Oscars, only 10[...]

Oscars: Could Natalie Portman still lose the Best Actress race at the Oscars to Annette Bening?

By Paul Sheehan HollywoodNews.com: While Natalie Portman has awards history on her side, could the “Black Swan” star still lose the Best Actress race at the Oscars to Annette Bening? Portman prevailed in the two major contests that pitted them against each other — the BFCA and SAG — while both[...]

James Bond franchise eyes Sony, but is Nov. 2012 date possible?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: James Bond’s headquarters may return to Sony Pictures, after all. Sources close to the negotiations say that MGM is close to finalizing a deal with Sony to distribute the next 007 thriller, which would star Daniel Craig in the lethal lead role and be directed by Sam Mendes[...]

Annette Bening to Present at 83rd Academy Awards®

HollywoodNews.com: Academy Award®-nominated actress Annette Bening will be a presenter at the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced today. Bening, who is an Academy governor, recently received her fourth Oscar® nomination, for her leading role in “The Kids Are All Right.” She received[...]

SAG recognizes the stars of ‘The Kids Are All Right’

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: Funny, I’m just so not tired of writing about ‘The Kids Are All Right’ getting award nominations! We just don’t have many films about same-sex parents and their children – especially any that reach a mainstream audience, make some decent money at the box office and get all[...]

Annette Bening at the Hollywood Awards Gala

HollywoodNews.com: Annette Bening has received three Academy Award nominations for her roles in “Being Julia,” “American Beauty,” and “The Grifters.” She can be seen recently in Lisa Cholodenko’s “The Kids Are All Right,” which also stars Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, and Mia Wasikowska, and Rodrigo Garcia’s “Mother and Child.” Bening’s other[...]

Warren Beatty ‘crushed’ by his child’s determination to change gender

By Andy Pemberton HollywoodNews.com: First it was chastity Bono, now it’s Kathryn, daughter of Warren Beatty. Why do celeb children want to have sex changes? Kathlyn Beatty, 18, is now known as Stephen Ira and is said to be planning a sex-change operation. According to reports in the U.S., Hollywood veteran Beatty, 73,[...]