February 05, 2017

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Oscars: Artist, Descendants In – Snubs: Clint, Leo, Tintin, Albert Brooks

By Roger Friedman
HollywoodNews.com: Best Picture nominees: The Artist, The Help, The Descendants, War Horse, Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, Tree of Life, Hugo, and the big surprise–Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Not nominated: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo or Bridesmaids. Other big shocks–Albert Brooks was not nominated for “Drive,” which is s a shame in the Best Supporting Actor category. His spot went to Max von Sydow in “Extremely.” Another big shock — “Tintin” was not nominated for Best Animated Feature. This is actually shocking. Leonardo DiCaprio was not nominated for “J Edgar” in Best Actor–his spot went to Damien Bachir in “A Better Place.” The other actor nominees were George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Jean DuJardin, and Gary Oldman for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” The latter film did much better than anyone could have guessed. Best Director went to Michel Hazanavicius, Alexander Payne, Woody Allen, Terrence Malick, and Martin Scorsese. In the end their five films–The Artist, The Descendants, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, and The Help–become the real contestants. No surprises in Best Actress with Meryl Streep, Viola Davis, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara, and Glenn Close all expected. In Supporting Actress, the only shock was Melissa McCarthy for “Bridesmaids.” Otherwise, Berenice Bejo, Janet McTeer, Octavia Spencer, and Jessica Chastain.
In the end, it’s the movies with the most acting nominations that carry the day. The only exception in this case will be Meryl Streep, for “The Iron Lady.”
Nominees for the 84th Academy Awards
Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
George Clooney in “The Descendants”
Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”
Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”
Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”
Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs”
Viola Davis in “The Help”
Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady”
Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn”
Actress in a Supporting Role
Bérénice Bejo in “The Artist”
Jessica Chastain in “The Help”
Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids”
Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs”
Octavia Spencer in “The Help”
Animated Feature Film
“A Cat in Paris” Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
“Chico & Rita” Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
“Kung Fu Panda 2″ Jennifer Yuh Nelson
“Puss in Boots” Chris Miller
“Rango” Gore Verbinski
Art Direction
“The Artist”
Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″
Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie […]

How Brad Pitt is celebrating his Oscar nomination

HollywoodNews.com: Brad Pitt was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar this year, and after finding out this morning, he knew just how he was going to celebrate.
Pitt spoke to the ‘Today’ show by phone soon after he found out the good news and revealed what his family has in store for them, states UsMagazine.com. “It’s gonna be pancakes for everyone this morning!” Pitt commented in celebration.
And for Pitt, the nomination is more than enough at this point: “It means so much considering this film was just dead on the rocks two years ago.”
Who do you think will win Best Actor?
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Angelina Jolie reportedly not giving George Clooney’s new girl a chance

HollywoodNews.com: George Clooney has been with Stacy Keibler for a bit now, but it seems not all of his friends are getting along with the leggy blonde.
It is rumored that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were recently on a private plane with the two and it did not go as Keibler probably wanted it to go, states UsMagazine.com. Jolie allegedly ignored Keibler pretty much the whole time as she reportedly didn’t even really acknowledge her being there.
Jolie has been open about not having many close girlfriends as she spends much of her time with Pitt.
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Brad Pitt: Will he be the winner at the Golden Globe Awards?

HollywoodNews.com: Brad Pitt: Will he be the winner at the Golden Globe Awards?
Brad Pitt’ performances have established him as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after and respected actors earning him two Academy Award® nominations.
Last fall, Brad starred in Moneyball, the story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
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Angelina Jolie opens up about her major meltdown

HollywoodNews.com: Angelina Jolie comes off as a pretty strong woman, but even she has moments when she completely breaks down.
Jolie recently opened up to ‘Marie Claire’ about falling apart before the filming of ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey,’ states UsMagazine.com. “I had a complete emotional breakdown in the shower and Brad [Pitt] found me crying. I felt this huge responsibility and I felt very small. ‘Who am I to take this on?’” Jolie commented.
But it seems that even though she got through it, she still feels unsure: “I didn’t plan to become a director, and I still have trouble saying I’m a director.”
Do you think the film will be good?
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Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro Rock New York Film Critics Event

By Roger Friedman
HollywoodNews.com: Brad Pitt was hilarious and touching last night accepting his Best Actor award from the New York Film Critics Circle. Joining other honorees Meryl Streep, Albert Brooks, Jessica Chastain and the folks from “The Artist,” Pitt was a little nervous and actually spoke softly from the podium at restaurant. Angelina Jolie was with him, looking more gorgeous than ever, accepting kudos for her underrated film “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” Viola Davis, herself a nominee for “The Help” from many different groups, presented Best Actress to Streep. Davis joked: “I popped a lot of Stress Tabs when we made ‘Doubt’.” Streep was philosophical, having won the same award two years ago: “We do this for love, and for as long as we can.”
Surprise presenters were Robert DeNiro –who had trouble with “Artist” director Michel Hazanavicius‘s name–and Francis Ford Coppola, who came for “Artist” producer Thomas Langmann. The Coppolas, it turns out, have been long time friends of the Langmann family. Famed late French film director Claude Berri (“Jean de Florette”) was Langmann’s father–his real name was Claude Berel Langmann. And Thomas told me something stunning: when Claude Berri won an Oscar in 1966 for a short film, “Le Poulet” but he didn’t have the money to go to Hollywood and claim it. The Academy mailed it to him instead! Sacre bleu!
Anyway, back to Brad Pitt, who’s on track to win the Oscar for his work in “Moneyball.” He said the award was a big deal considering “I’d never been on ap plane til I was 25.” He talked about coming to New York to audition for a soap opera in 1989. “I had to put myself up in an apartment on Christopher Street,” Brad recalled. “My first impression of the city was There are a lot of guys around here. But they’re so nice!” That got big laughs.
He continued: “On set the clock’s ricking, the camera’ rolling. A lot of what we do comes out of instinct and intuition. I am continually surprised about how much I learn about storytelling and filmmaking from your reviews. We are complex, we are industries to ourselves, we are difficult to each other…we live in continual flux, Christians and Muslims, Democrat and Republican, Denby and Rudin…” — a reference to a recent feud between producer Scott Rudin and film critic David Denby. Again more laughs.
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Angelina Jolie on how she is trying to raise her children

HollywoodNews.com: Angelina Jolie is a busy mother as she has six children she is raising with Brad Pitt.
But, fans everywhere certainly want to know what kind of mother she is and what she thinks is important for her worldly children to know, states People. “I’m not one of those moms who kind of lectures [my kids]. But I do tell them, whenever I go on a trip, where I’m going and why. And on some occasions, they’ve come with me to different refugee camps,” Jolie said about trying to expose her children to many things.
And most importantly, Jolie hopes that her adopted children understand where they have come from: “We make sure we’re very aware of [their] culture and [their] heritage.”
Do you like how she raises her children?
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Angelina Jolie has reportedly bought Brad Pitt a waterfall

HollywoodNews.com: Angelina Jolie has reportedly given Brad Pitt quite a unique gift for his 48th birthday and Christmas.
It is rumored that Jolie bought Pitt a waterfall in California, states UsMagazine.com. Pitt will now reportedly be planning to build a home over the waterfall inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.
He is reportedly very excited to get started as he has dreamed of building a home just like this.
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Brad Pitt: Top Money-Making Movie Star of 2011

HollywoodNews.com: Brad Pitt has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2011 in Quigley Publishing Company’s 80th Annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors. This is Pitt’s sixth appearance in the Poll, but his first win. Exhibitors felt Pitt was responsible for more traffic to theatres than any other Hollywood star based on his performances this year in “Moneyball,” “The Tree of Life” and “Happy Feet Two.” (voice)
The Quigley Poll, conducted each year since 1932, is an annual survey of motion picture theatre owners and film buyers, which asks them to vote for the ten stars that they believe generated the most box-office revenue for their theatres during the year. It has been long regarded as one of the most reliable indicators of a Star’s real box-office draw because the selections are made by professionals whose livelihood depends on choosing the films and actors that will bring audiences to their theatres. The Quigley Poll appears annually in Quigley Publishing Company’s International Motion Picture Almanac and on our web site: www.quigleypublishing.com. Both list the results of all the Polls since Marie Dressler, Janet Gaynor and Joan Crawford took the top three places in 1932.
George Clooney placed second this year based on “The Ides of March,” where he was also the Director, Producer and Co-writer and “The Descendants.” Johnny Depp, last year’s winner, made it to #3 this year with 2011 roles in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” and “The Rum Diary.” Depp has placed in the poll seven times as has this year’s #4, Leonardo DiCaprio, who starred in “J. Edgar.” Matt Damon, #5, had a very busy year with “Contagion,” “The Adjustment Bureau,” “Margaret” and “We Bought a Zoo.”
2009’s winner, Sandra Bullock, placed #6, which marks her fifth appearance in the Poll. She first placed in the survey in 1995. There were two first-timers this year, Bradley Cooper #7 and Ben Stiller #10. Bradley Cooper was in “The Hangover Part II” and Ben Stiller was in “Tower Heist.” Robert Downey, Jr. was #8 on the strength of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and Meryl Streep was #9 as ‘The Iron Lady” and is in the Top Ten for the fourth time.
Tom Cruise has not placed in the Poll since 2006 but he has been in the Top Ten 20 times since 1983, and been voted number one the most of any actor – seven times. Tom Hanks, […]

Oscars: Bennett Miller talks Brad Pitt, Kubrick’s influence, and the beauty of “Moneyball” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell
hollywoodnews.com: Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” was the best movie I saw in 2011.
Granted, it didn’t register as my favorite movie immediately after a pre-Toronto screening. But I found myself thinking about Miller’s adaptation for weeks. I went out of my way to see it again. Then one more time. By year’s end, no other film stuck to the ribs in quite the same way, resonating on multiple levels as it recounted the maverick story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt, at his finest) and his against-the-grain plan to get his undervalued team back in contention.
I’m not alone in recognizing Miller’s efforts. The Broadcast Film Critics Association have nominated “Moneyball” in three Critics’ Choice Movie Awards categories including Best Picture, Actor (for Pitt), and Screenplay (for Stan Chervin, Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin). The film earned four Golden Globe noms, and the New York Film Critics Circle recognized Pitt and the “Moneyball” script late last year.
It was an honor to sit down with Miller to discuss “Moneyball,” the impact of certain movies, having a partner like Pitt and the beauty of baseball. Here’s Bennett Miller.
HollywoodNews.com: I found that I got more out of “Moneyball” on a second viewing than I did the first time through. Do you hear that often, and do you think about how many times an audience might be able to see your film while you are making it?
Bennett Miller: I do think about the shelf life of the film, and if it’s going to survive the ages. As I’m making it, I am interested in making something that holds up over time. I just think that the nature of the work that I’m interested in doing does have some complexity to it, and there are layers and subtlety, and it communicates on different frequencies. I think it’s natural that one might not get everything if you put a lot in there, you know? I’m very glad that you had that reaction, and I heard that before from Capote and The Cruise, also. But it’s not a question of not thinking about who’s going to get it enough. I don’t consciously concern myself with worrying about that. But I am trying to make something that has a lot to appreciate.
One of my favorite films is Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon.” I’ve been watching that film for years. Most recently, I […]

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