April 20, 2014

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Oscar Race Round-Up: Updated Oscar Predictions – OSCARS

The week is almost over at The Awards Circuit, but what a week it was! On top of Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis’ updated Oscar Predictions, the New York Film Critics Circle, National Board of Review and Boston Online Film Critics Association had quite a lot to say in regards to this highly competitive awards season. Considering this film was wrapped in secrecy since the start of the year, it’s both crazy and exciting that Zero Dark Thirty has become the first “frontrunner” of the Oscar race. Those quotes are there for a reason — the film remains number one because of the recent onslaught of award dominance, but this is still any film’s prize for the taking…and that’s what makes this year’s award season the most exciting one in ages.
On the most recent episode of Power Hour, the staff takes a full dive into the Oscar categories now that predictions have been updated, and Clayton also reveals which adapted films made the Top 13 on Academy Idol. Subsequently, the announcement of the Wild Card show is made, which includes one saved film from each staff writer. The results of the Wild Card voting are found here (fair warning: blockbuster aficionados, grab some Kleenex before watching). If you have not yet submitted your questions for today’s “Power Hour” episode, you’ll be able to ask them LIVE, as we’ll be joined by recent National Board of Review winner Ann Dowd, who won “Best Supporting Actress” for her role in Magnolia Pictures’ Compliance.
Our most recent film reviews are as follows: Zero Dark Thirty, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Hyde Park on Hudson and Les Miserables. Traveling across the stars and into our very own site are two brand new teasers of the upcoming Star Trek into Darkness.
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“Zero Dark Thirty” wins Best Film from National Board of Review – OSCARS

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Is “Zero Dark Thirty” going to be this year’s “The Social Network,” or “The King’s Speech?”
Kathryn Bigelow’s searing, comprehensive docu-drama detailing the impossible hunt for Osama Bin Laden was named Best Film by the National Board of Review today, days after the New York Film Critics Circle handed the film the same award. (Bigelow, for the record, took Best Director from both groups, as well.) These are tremendous feathers in the cap of a film that expects to compete for Oscar gold as the campaign for nominations kicks into high gear.
But as you likely recall, David Fincher’s “The Social Network” also collected most – if not all – of the pre-Oscar critics love … only to be shut down (for the most part) by Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” two seasons ago.
Hooper could halt another critical darling if his “Les Miserables” picks up steam. The film was named to the NBR’s Top 10 list, along with a bevy of titles we’ll list below.
At the moment, though, the frontrunner in the ongoing awards race is shaping up to be Bigelow’s masterful “Zero Dark Thirty.” Whether that works in the film’s favor or not remains to be seen.
And the Oscar race rolls on …
Here are today’s National Board of Review winners:
Best Film: ZERO DARK THIRTY
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, ZERO DARK THIRTY
Best Actor: Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Best Actress: Jessica Chastain, ZERO DARK THIRTY
Best Supporting Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, DJANGO UNCHAINED
Best Supporting Actress: Ann Dowd, COMPLIANCE
Best Original Screenplay: Rian Johnson, LOOPER
Best Adapted Screenplay: David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Best Animated Feature: WRECK-IT RALPH
Special Achievement in Filmmaking: Ben Affleck, ARGO
Breakthrough Actor: Tom Holland, THE IMPOSSIBLE
Breakthrough Actress: Quvenzhané Wallis, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Best Directorial Debut: Benh Zeitlin, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Best Foreign Language Film: AMOUR
Best Documentary: SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN
William K. Everson Film History Award: 50 YEARS OF BOND FILMS
Best Ensemble: LES MISÉRABLES
Spotlight Award: John Goodman (ARGO, FLIGHT, PARANORMAN, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE)
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: CENTRAL PARK FIVE
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: PROMISED LAND
Top Films
(in alphabetical order)
ARGO
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
DJANGO UNCHAINED
LES MISÉRABLES
LINCOLN
LOOPER
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
PROMISED LAND
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Top 5 Foreign Language Films
(In Alphabetical Order)
BARBARA
THE INTOUCHABLES
THE KID WITH A BIKE
NO
WAR WITCH
Top 5 Documentaries
(In Alphabetical Order)
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY
DETROPIA
THE GATEKEEPERS
THE INVISIBLE WAR
ONLY THE YOUNG
Top 10 Independent Films
(In Alphabetical Order)
ARBITRAGE
BERNIE
COMPLIANCE
END OF WATCH
HELLO I MUST BE GOING
LITTLE BIRDS
MOONRISE KINGDOM
ON THE ROAD
QUARTET
SLEEPWALK WITH ME
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New York Film Critics Circle goes with “Zero Dark Thirty,” Bigelow – OSCARS

By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: This turned out to be a very good day to conduct “Zero Dark Thirty” interviews.
As I sat across from Jessica Chastain and Jason Clark to discuss their roles in Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” the uncompromising thriller about the military’s efforts to unearth Osama Bin Laden was collecting Best Picture votes from the New York Film Critics Circle. The group also handed its Best Director prize to Bigelow while Greig Fraser won for his cinematography contributions. (The final scene, an expertly shot raid on Bin Laden’s Pakistani hideout, alone likely earned him the award.)
Outside of “Zero,” the big winner was Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln,” which earned acting awards for Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field, as well as a screenplay nod for Tony Kushner. In a bit of a surprise (on both fronts), Rachel Weisz picked up the group’s award for Best Actress for her turn in “The Deep Blue Sea.” And Matthew McConaughey – yes, that Matthew McConaughey – was recognized in the Best Supporting Actor category for his roles in “Magic Mike” and Richard Linklater’s “Bernie.”
The critics groups leading into the end of the year often offer wildly different projections as to what might be leading the Oscar race. A win from a regional critics group certainly helps a film’s momentum … though evidence has shown that they can be misleading. Just ask “The Social Network” how all of its critics’ accolades helped at the Academy Awards.
But for now, wins by “Zero Dark Thirty” has slowed the sudden “Les MIserables” freight train. Expect that campaign to kick back into full swing, however, when the next group – possibly Los Angeles – gives it every honor in every category.
And the awards season marches on…
Read more of our exclusive Awards coverage:
Robert Zemeckis to be honored at Palm Springs.
Our “Silver Linings Playbook” review
Ben Affleck tells us about “Argo” and the possibility of more Dennis Lehane stories
Bryan Cranston calls “Argo” his “proudest moment in motion pictures.”
Helen Hunt opens up about on-screen nudity for “The Sessions”
Amy Adams lends strength to “The Master”
“Arbitrage” director Nicholas Jarecki on Richard Gere and the Oscar race.
Producer Harvey Weinstein
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Kate Middleton cancels appearances due to pregnancy

HollywoodNews.com: It was recently confirmed that Kate Middleton is expecting her first child, and now she has canceled some appearances in order to care for her unborn child.
Middleton has reportedly canceled three scheduled appearances as she has been ill with Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness, states UsMagazine.com. The events she will not attend are the ICAP Charity Day in London, Winter Whites Gala in aid of Centrepoint and the British Military Tournament at Earl’s Court, London.
She will be spending those days hospitalized and resting instead.
Middleton and Prince William wed in April 2011. This will be their first child.
Do you think she’ll have a smooth pregnancy after this illness?
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Rob Kardashian claiming Rita Ora cheated on him?

HollywoodNews.com: Rob Kardashian has been rumored to be dating Rita Ora for some time now, but it seems they ended up splitting up over her constant cheating.
Kardashian recently took to Twitter to comment on the reported split, states TooFab. “She cheated on me with nearly 20 dudes while we were together, I wonder how many she will sleep with now that we apart,” Kardashian tweeted.
“How can a woman who is so busy trying to start her own career have time to be with so many dudes all while in a relationship,” he continued.
Ora has not yet commented on the tweets.
What do you think about his comments?
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Taylor Swift getting cozy with Harry Styles in NYC

HollywoodNews.com: It looks like there might be some real romance going on between Taylor Swift and Harry Style as they were caught looking cozy in New York City.
The two reportedly went to Central Park Zoo where they smiled and laughed together throughout the day, states UsMagazine.com. Swift and Styles were linked after looking more than friendly at a taping of ‘X-Factor.’
Swift most recently split with Conor Kennedy.
Do you think this relationship will last?
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‘Housewives of Atlanta’ star talks cutting off castmates

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star Kim Zolciak had a dramatic end to her time on the show as she walked off during the latest episode, and now she is opening up about it.
Zolciak recently revealed that she not only left the show, but she doesn’t speak with her former costars, states UsMagazine.com. “My priorities have changed … I love my husband and wanted to be home with my kids,” Zolciak commented.
And at the end of the day, Zolciak didn’t appreciate how her castmates treated her: “When you’re pregnant . . . I don’t think you should fight with a pregnant lady.”
Do you agree with how she handled things?
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More Chris Brown, Rihanna photos on Instagram

HollywoodNews.com: Chris Brown and Rihanna aren’t hiding a thing anymore as the two are continuing to post pictures together on Instagram.
Brown recently posted a picture of the two casually hanging out and commented, “What would music today sound like if these kids didn’t exist?,” states UsMagazine.com. In the picture, Rihanna is lounging in the background in a bra and camouflage comforter.
Even though Rihanna has denied a relationship, things seem to be pointing in that direction as they’ve been spending constant time together.
Do you think they’ll end up together?
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Howard Stern returning for 2nd season of ‘America’s Got Talent’

HollywoodNews.com: Howard Stern was a controversial casting decision for ‘America’s Got Talent,’ but it sounds like it all paid off as he will be returning for another season.
NBC recently announced that Stern would be returning as a judge for another season, states UsMagazine.com. Sharon Osbourne is allegedly not returning for another season so a new judge will have to be found.
Auditions for the new season will reportedly be taking place in just a few weeks.
Are you glad he is returning?
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Mario Lopez is a married man

HollywoodNews.com: Mario Lopez is now a happily married man as he wed Courtney Mazza this weekend.
Lopez and Mazza got married on Saturday in Mexico after being together since 2008, states RadarOnline. The two wed in a ceremony that will air on TLC on December 8th.
Their young daughter, Gia, was reportedly the flower girl at their wedding. ‘Cake Boss’ star Buddy Valastro created the desserts for the big day.
Do you think they will last?
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