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Oscars: Pedro Almodovar’s “Skin I Live In” leads Goya nominees – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Pedro Almodovar’s “The Skin I Live In” was the classiest horror movie I’ve seen in some time (and if you’ve seen the twisted places the director goes with his passionate play, you understand the unnerving scares that await newcomers). Spain’s Film Academy doesn’t seem to mind. The[...]

Oscars: It would be a “Shame” to keep Carey Mulligan out of the race – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Two films hanging around the fringe of the ongoing Oscar race are “Shame” an “Drive.” They’re not shoo-ins, like “The Artist” or “The Descendants.” But both could get into the annual race in significant writing, acting and (possibly) directing categories. What do they have in common?[...]

“The Artist” creative team eyeing next project – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: The majority of Americans might not have been familiar with French director Michel Hazanavicius and his muse (and wife) Berenice Bejo prior to 2011. But now, thanks to the charming “The Artist,” we all want to know what they’ve done prior, and what they might do next. During[...]

Oscars: “Apes,” “Pirates,” “Harry Potter” still in Visual Effects race – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Ten films remain in the running for the Visual Effects category for the 84th Academy Awards. According to a release submitted this afternoon, the films (in alphabetical order) are: “Captain America: The First Avenger” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” “Hugo” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” “Pirates of the Caribbean:[...]

Oscar voters “profoundly confused” by new ballots

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: When the Academy shifted its rules regarding the Best Picture race – making it a more fluid process while eliminating the minimum number of films that might make it into the competition – those tracking the annual Oscar marathon predicted confusion once the ballots were in voters’[...]

“Margaret,” “Extremely Loud” and “Bridesmaids” lead today’s Oscar stories – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: An Oscar blogger’s work is rarely done. And so, while the town buttons up for the holidays, we have a few last-minute news items to cover regarding the current Oscar contenders. Here we go: – “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” helmer Stephen Daldry will be honored as Director[...]

Oscars: “Bridesmaids” breaks into the Best Picture race – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Always a bridesmaid, never a bride, as the old saying goes. But could the “Bridesmaids” be Oscar contenders this year? The Oscar pundits over at Gold Derby (of which I am one) certainly believe it’s possible that the ensemble comedy – led by “SNL” standouts Kristen Wiig and[...]

Brad Pitt, “Pariah” and the “Dragon Tattoo” in today’s Oscar news – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: A few quick new items on the Oscar front this morning before I run off to interviews on behalf of David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” (which I’ll have on the site shortly): – Brad Pitt opens up about the behind-the-scenes negotiations that led to Steven[...]

Oscars: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” a human journey – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: That uppercut to the gut we’ve been waiting for all awards season? It finally arrives in the form of young Thomas Horn. Full reviews still have to be held until closer to release date, but I’m currently allowed to comment on the awards hopes for the film,[...]

Angelina Jolie’s “Blood and Honey” won’t face legal obstacle – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” has faced obstacles at nearly every turn during production. Those challenges appear to be continuing as the film nears release. Croatian journalist James Braddock has filed a lawsuit claiming that Jolie’s plot – which details a[...]
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