January 04, 2015
        A January Oscar Predictions Update                American Cinema Editors (ACE) Announces Nominees                2015 releases to look forward to                The best films and performances of 2014                A look at the second spot in each of the main Oscar categories                The late breaking major Oscar contenders of 2014                Golden Globe post nomination predictions for December                Cinematic gifts from 2014                Spotlight on the Stars: Bradley Cooper                Which film will lead the nomination totals for Oscar this year?                A look at some potential first time Academy Award nominees this year                A Mid-December Oscar Predictions Update                Oscars: 9 Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar® Race                Audiences are missing out on a funny film in Seth Rogen's "The Interview"                Spotlight on the Stars: Christian Bale        

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Hollywood Film Awards: “Why It Mattered”

“This was a great opportunity for a studio and its talent, especially now that the show is on CBS (regardless of the ratings – 4.1 million) – essentially, a free ad for a movie that is about to be released. (The telecast itself told viewers right at the beginning that they would be getting a look at “the highly anticipated movies you are going to want to see” and that it would serve as “a guide to films that are going to be coming to theaters”)” according to the Hollywood Reporter.THR.COM

“For movies that have not yet been seen by the vast majority of moviegoers – i.e. Unbroken,Still Alice, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, etc. – the motivations and benefits of a HFA appearance are even clearer.” THR.COM

Winners: Hollywood Film Awards 2014
“I think that the holier-than-thou crowd could use a reality check: Even the Oscars, that oldest and most revered of awards season institutions, was created as a promotional vehicle for the movies made by the studios whose leaders founded the Academy. (Moreover, over its first few years, the winners of the Oscars were determined by a Central Board of Judges of five people, overseen by Louis B. Mayer.) In short, it’s a tale as old as time. This is show business,” from

“Foxcatcher” : 2015 Best Original Screenplay contenders

Today I’m continuing on down the line of the big eight categories and finishing them off with another writing one…Best Original Screenplay.
Here are the ten particular films/scripts that I have in play for Best Original Screenplay, with the top five cracking the unofficial lineup at this point:
1. Foxcatcher – I think it’s impossible not to consider E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman’s script the one to beat right now. I know everyone seems to have a different frontrunner in this category, and it’s still early, but despite the top five all being potential winners, Bennett Miller’s film is the only one that seems like a lock to still be on a voter’s mind come nomination morning. That puts it in the number one spot for me today. Much can and will change, but I’m playing it safe currently.
2. Boyhood – Richard Linklater’s new opus is likely to put him in play for a Best Director nod, but some are saying that he’s likely to not just get a nom in Best Original Screenplay, but a win too. I can’t quite go that far right now, but he seems to be in a great position to contend, so that’s certainly something. This will likely be a critical favorite, so the groundswell will be there. I’ll be curious to see how things turn out for the flick. I’m a bit more bullish on it today than I was last week or last month, but it’s still got a long way to go.
3. Mr. Turner – It’s almost a sure thing that a new Mike Leigh movie gets an Original Screenplay nomination. This year, reviews out of the Cannes Film Festival suggest that won’t change, though I don’t quite buy the talk that he could win, at least right now. Leigh is a safe bet to crack the lineup, though anything other than that will depend on if the film gets into the Best Picture lineup and/or Timothy Spall becomes a Best Actor frontrunner.
4. Birdman – Another contender that I think is highly likely to get nominated but seems like an odd one to predict a win for, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s film, which he cowrote with Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris, and Nicolás Giacobone, could be too odd for the Academy’s tastes. They’ve been going on small limbs of late, and that benefits them in terms of a nod, but translating that nom to […]

Katy Perry to perform ‘Birthday’ at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

dick clark productions and Billboard announced today that Katy Perry will be performing her new smash hit ‘Birthday’ for the first time on television, at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Perry joins an already star-studded lineup of previously announced musical performers that includes 5 Seconds of Summer, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Lorde, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood, OneRepublic, Pitbull, and Ricky Martin. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC at 8pm ET.
Three-time Billboard Music Award winner Katy Perry, who is a finalist in 10 categories this year, including Top Artist and Top Hot 100 Song, will be performing via satellite from her PRISMATIC WORLD TOUR. The tour kicked off May 7th in Belfast, and continues with 17 dates in the United Kingdom. Second and third legs will take her through North America, Australia and New Zealand for a total of 107 shows this year, with more dates being planned for 2015.
In 2011 she was the Top Hot 100 Artist and the Top Digital Songs Artist. In 2012 she received the Spotlight Award, honoring her achievement as the first woman to earn five No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart from one album (“Teenage Dream”). Her new hit ?Birthday? is currently in the Top 15 on the Billboard Pop Songs Chart.
Fan voting for the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet will continue through the first two hours of the awards show, ending at 10pm ET. To vote for finalists Ellie Goulding, OneRepublic or Carrie Underwood go to billboard.com/milestone. The special editorial award will be given to an innovative artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year.
The 2014 Billboard Music Award festivities start with the “Samsung Galaxy Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2014 Billboard Music Awards,” which will live stream on Yahoo at 6pm ET / 3pm PT. The two hour pre-show, hosted by Lance Bass, Jordin Sparks, Ted Stryker and more, can also be viewed at BillboardMusicAwards.com, Billboard.com, and additional online destinations by embedding the Yahoo Screen media player (available upon request). Fans can check out the full experience at https://music.yahoo.com/programs/billboard-music-awards/.
Fans can ask questions to their favorite nominees, presenters and performers at the Billboard Music Awards using Instagram’s Q&A Station. To submit, fans should create an Instagram […]

Hollywood Gives Back® with CineCause, showcasing the other side of Hollywood

This year, with the appointment of Fest veteran Jon Fitzgerald as Executive Director of the 17th Annual Hollywood Film Festival, films that matter will have an opportunity to be showcased in the heart of Hollywood.
Fitzgerald will be working closely with festival founder Carlos de Abreu, and will be in charge of development, artistic direction, programming, marketing and overall Festival management, as well as the Hollywood Gives Back® Project.
Hollywood Gives Back® with CineCause, will be showcasing the other side of Hollywood, celebrating the Industry’s creative artists who have supported causes around the world. These efforts will be presented through the CineCause Spotlight section of the Festival, connecting social impact films with related causes.
The Hollywood Gives Back® mandate is to give a voice to the voiceless through the visual and new mediums, highlighting social and human conditions worldwide, and recognizing people and organizations that have contributed to the betterment of their communities or society at large by bestowing the Hollywood Gives Back Awards®.
In addition, through the Hollywood Gives Back® program, the Hollywood Gives Back Awards selects individuals to be recipients of the “Hollywood Humanitarian Awards®” in recognition of their contribution to the betterment of their communities or society at large.
Prior recipients of the “Hollywood Gives Back Awards®” include Nobel Peace Prize winner and President of East Timor, Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, Father Rick Frechette and actor and activist Sean Penn.
Over the years, the Hollywood Film Festival® and Hollywood Gives Back® program have contributed to such organizations as: The Art of Elysium, Artists For Human Rights; Artists for Peace and Justice; Children’s Hospital Los Angeles; the Enough Project; MatchingDonors.com; Screen Actors Guild Foundation; and the children’s charity Variety SoCal among others.

“We greatly appreciate all you have done for us through the Hollywood Gives Back Awards® and our “Everybody Can Save a Life!” video contest. Your efforts have saved many lives.” – Paul Dooley, CEO- MatchingDonors.com
“Because of the generosity of The Hollywood Gives Back Awards®, we have just opened our new building at the Academy for Peace and Justice, the first free secondary school serving the very poor in Port-au-Prince… It is because of YOU that we are able to help change the lives of the poorest children of Haiti — children whose names I would love you to get to know, and whose faces I would love you to see.” – Director Paul Haggis for […]

Oscar® Forecast: Look for the wealth to be spread around

If the numbers hold true, look for the wealth to be spread around at the Oscars® this year.
I have created a statistical model to predict the Oscars®, using numerical data from critic scores, other awards shows, and guild awards over the past 15 years. This method is entirely mathematical: no personal hunches are taken into account. Last year, my model correctly predicted all eight of the major categories.
This year’s final tallies show that six movies will take home multiple awards this Sunday. On the flip side, no movie will win more than three for the first time since 2005.
The “big winner,” if any movie even deserves that title, will most likely be Argo, claiming Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing.
In a very tight Best Director race, Ang Lee (Life of Pi) is the slight favorite. However, Life of Pi is only expected to win two other awards – Best Original Score and Best Visual Effects – despite its 11 nominations.
The acting awards are not as close, mathematically speaking. Check off Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), and Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables) on your Oscar ballots without too much worry.
The biggest lock goes to an often overlooked category. Searching for Sugarman is expected to win Best Documentary with 80%, the best odds for any nominee this year.
Other races will be a lot closer. Skyfall, at 30%, leads Best Cinematography over Lincoln (29%) and Life of Pi (27%) by the slimmest of margins. Don’t get up for more popcorn during that award. And Anna Karenina, expected to win for Best Production Design and Best Costume Design, is similarly unsafe in both of those categories.
For the full list of predictions, please see oscarforecast.wordpress.com
Where exactly do these numbers come from? I explain the methodology at oscarforecast.wordpress.com
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Shia LaBeouf allegedly dating current costar

HollywoodNews.com: Shia LaBeouf is rumored to have split with his longtime girlfriend, Karolyn Pho, but it seems that he didn’t stay single for long.
LaBeouf has allegedly already moved on with Mia Goth who is his costar in the controversial Lars Von Trier film ‘Nymphomaniac,’ states RadarOnline. The two are allegedly keeping things low-key as they continue to get to know each other during these early months in the relationship.
The film has been controversial as it is rumored that LaBeouf will actually be having sex in it instead of just making it appear that way.
What do you think about this new romance?
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Julianne Hough reveals she’s dating her first celeb crush

HollywoodNews.com: Not everyone is lucky enough to be dating their first celebrity crush, but it seems Julianne Hough has managed to do that with Ryan Seacrest.
Hough recently revealed her secret while talking about their relationship of two years, states UsMagazine.com. “I’m kind of dating my first celebrity crush, so I feel pretty fortunate,” Hough commented.
And it seems they have managed to stay together because they work in the same way: “I’m a very anxious person. If I’m not working, I go crazy. I’ve been lucky in my career.”
Do you think they will last?
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‘Housewives of OC’ star allegedly begged for job back

HollywoodNews.com: Although she allegedly claimed that she wanted to leave ‘Real Housewives of Orange County,’ it seems that Alexis Bellino was actually let go.
It is rumored that Bellino started asking for too much money for the next season when Bravo decided to cut her from the cast, states RadarOnline. Bellino reportedly wanted a raise of $100,000 for the next season.
However, Bravo allegedly didn’t bite and decided to let her go.
But now, it seems she has begged for her job back at her old salary which Bravo has reportedly accepted. So, it looks like Bellino might be on the new season.
What do you think about all this?
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Bethenny Frankel turning her back on Bravo?

HollywoodNews.com: Bethenny Frankel has become one of the biggest stars from Bravo’s reality TV shows, but it seems that she might be turning her back on the network.
It is reported that things are tense between Frankel and the network after she refused to appear on Andy Cohen’s ‘Watch What Happens Live’ and also allegedly refused to have him on her talk show, states RadarOnline. Cohen is allegedly hurt as he worked hard to get her a spin-off that helped with her popularity.
Now, Frankel might have another chance to make things good with Cohen as her talk show has been picked up for 2013.
Do you think they are still friendly?
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Katy Perry, John Mayer spotted out to dinner in NYC

HollywoodNews.com: It looks like something is still going on between Katy Perry and John Mayer as they were photographed going out to dinner in New York City.
The two were all smiles as they were pictured going to Pearl Restaurant and Soho House together this weekend, states RadarOnline.
Perry and Mayer had allegedly split up after reconciling weeks ago from a previous breakup, but it seems that maybe they never ended things. Both have still not commented on the status of their alleged romance.
Do you like them as a couple?
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