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Drake to return as host of 2011 Juno Awards Drake will be coming home to CTV to host the 2011 Juno Awards. The announcement was made just hours before Drake was nominated for four 2011 Grammy Awards. The Toronto native returns to his hometown to host the 40th Anniversary of Canada’s Music Awards, and CTV’s 10th Anniversary broadcast,[...]

Predict the N.Y. and L.A. film critics’ awards

By Gold Derby News Desk Here’s your chance to prove your prowess as an awards prophet and predict who’ll win the top awards bestowed by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday, Dec. 12, and the New York Film Critics Circle on Dec. 13. Winners will receive the DVD[...]

Sally Hawkins, “Made in Dagenham” – FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

By Sean O’Connell A Tweet from film critic Roger Ebert carries a lot of weight. He has been known to boost or sink a film’s profile with brief, 140-character reviews. From time to time, he weighs in on individual performances, as well, and comments on how an actor might[...]

Reese Witherspoon honored with Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Reese Witherspoon was the focus point in Hollywood today as she received the Hollywood Walk of Fame Star on Wednesday, December 1. The actress was accompanied with her children Deacon and Ava at the ceremony, who posed to take pictures with their mom. Director James L. Brooks who directed[...]

“True Grit” reactions hit the Web – AWARDS SEASON ROUNDUP

By Sean O’Connell’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. There were so many “True Grit” reviews on Twitter today, you’d assume the movie was opening this Friday. It isn’t. You won’t be able to see Joel[...]

2011 Sundance Film Festival lineup to world premiere 92 films The 2011 Sundance Film Festival has just announced its lineup for January. John Cooper, director of Sundance Film Festival, said, “With more than 10,000 films submitted this year, we have had to make some very tough choices. Yet in the end, I’m excited about the way the program has[...]

“Shutter Island” an under-the-radar awards contender? – OSCAR IN A MINUTE

By Sean O’Connell Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” is getting a strong studio push. So is “Cyrus,” an underrated comedy with Jonah Hill. Which under-the-radar screeners could have an impact on Oscar voters. For those unaware, Oscar in a Minute is our new audio podcast that weighs in, briefly, on[...]

Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Darren Aronofksy break down ‘Black Swan’ Looking at the ads for the new film “Black Swan,” it’s hard to tell precisely what the film is – a ballet movie, a backstage drama, or a horror flick. According to the cast and crew, the only thing they knew for sure about it was that they had[...]

Pixar’s ‘Day & Night’ animation qualifies for Academy Awards The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards®. Thirty-three pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production company:[...]

‘Winter’s Bone’ leads Film Independent Spirit Awards nominations Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations this morning for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner served as presenters and 2011 Spirit Awards host Joel McHale was also on hand. Nominees for[...]