Tag Archives: Helen Hunt

The 85th Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

Today I’ll be going back once again and looking at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories. I mentioned that potentially I could do this once a week with previous Academy Award ceremonies, and while I’m going to[...]

And the BAFTA Award Winners are…

Argo was named Best Film at tonight’s EE British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry, held at London’s Royal Opera House. And the British Academy of Film and Television Arts award winners are… BEST FILM WINNER – ARGO Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck, George Clooney LES MISÉRABLES Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner,[...]

“Argo” on its way to Oscar – Ben Affleck

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2012 were announced tonight during the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles. Ben Affleck won the DGA’s Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for[...]

Oscar nominations have many of us scratching our heads this morning…

What a crazy morning. As Oscar tends to do, they delivered their annual “WTF?” but instead of them inserting their nominees, they took out the nominees. Insane. Simply insane. My reactions to the nominees are below: Best Picture • Amour • Argo • Beasts of the Southern Wild • Django Unchained • Les Miserables • Life of[...]

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads BAFTA’s nominations

BAFTA Nominations have been announced. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads the nominations. Skyfall, a film we all assumed would do well managed nominations but missed Best Picture. Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi also made a strong showing. Lincoln receives ten nominations. Les Misérables and Life[...]

Oscars: Our 2012 Hollywood Film Awards Favorites!

This year should be no different. At the Hollywood Film Awards(r) last October 22, 2012, special honors went to Richard Gere for career achievement; Bradley Cooper for actor; Marion Cotillard for actress; Robert De Niro for supporting actor; Amy Adams for supporting actress; Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and[...]

“Flight” director Robert Zemeckis to be honored at Palm Springs Film Fest – OSCARS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Robert Zemeckis’ return to live-action, the thrilling substance-abuse drama “Flight,” continues to earn accolades as the awards season rolls on. Today, the 24th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival announced that it will present the Oscar-winning director with its Director of the Year Award at the event,[...]

Helen Hunt talks “The Sessions,” nudity, and being an effective listener – OSCARS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Whomever floated the theory that there are no good roles for actresses older than a certain age forgot to tell Helen Hunt. Sometimes she needs to hand the juicy roles to herself, as when she starred in her own directorial debut “Then She Found Me.” Other times,[...]

“The Sessions” set to open one week earlier than expected – OSCARS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Ben Lewin’s “The Sessions” has been pleasing crowds since the Sundance Film Festival, where it took home the Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize, then competed for the fest’s Grand Jury Prize. After a strong showing at the Toronto International Film Festival, “Sessions” has decided to[...]

Analyzing Oscar’s Potential Leading and Supporting Ladies

Trying to sand down the rough slate that is the Actress categories is an intimidating task.  The past few years, the category has produced the likes of Natalie Portman in her career-topping performance in Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan” and Marion Cotillard’s transformation like no other in the Foreign Language film, La Vie en[...]
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