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Woody Allen wins the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Woody Allen won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay on Sunday evening for his “Midnight in Paris” script. It triumphed over Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist,” Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne and Jim Rash’s “The Descendants,” George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon’s “The Ides Of March” and Stan[...]

Brad Pitt: Will he be the winner at the Golden Globe Awards?

HollywoodNews.com: Brad Pitt: Will he be the winner at the Golden Globe Awards? Brad Pitt’ performances have established him as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after and respected actors earning him two Academy Award® nominations. Last fall, Brad starred in Moneyball, the story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to[...]

Sony still planning to do “The Girl Who Plays With Fire” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: To date, David Fincher’s “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” has earned $72.2 million worldwide, an impressive haul for a remake of a popular book, but not a figure that screams “sequel” right away. And yet, Sony is letting it be known that they’re interested in moving[...]

Oscars: Bennett Miller talks Brad Pitt, Kubrick’s influence, and the beauty of “Moneyball” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” was the best movie I saw in 2011. Granted, it didn’t register as my favorite movie immediately after a pre-Toronto screening. But I found myself thinking about Miller’s adaptation for weeks. I went out of my way to see it again. Then one more[...]

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie New Photos

HollywoodNews.com: Brad Pitt’ performances have established him as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after and respected actors earning him two Academy Award® nominations. This fall, Brad starred in Moneyball, the story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated[...]

Bennett Miller receiving Hollywood Director Award for “Moneyball” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Bennett Miller’s work on the baseball drama “Moneyball” largely went unheralded. Critics fawned over Brad Pitt’s multi-faceted performance as Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, and sang the praises of Jonah Hill as he risked and stretched in his first non-comedic role. But repeat viewings of “Moneyball”[...]

Flashback: when “Moneyball” was put on ice, now it’s a hit

HollywoodNews.com: I wrote this on June 21, 2009. Time and patience have paid off for “Moneyball,” one of the best movies of 2011. Sony’s Amy Pascal gets the kudos for figuring this all out. And Soderbergh, replaced by Bennett Miller, went on to his own hit with “Contagion.” Flashback: Brad Pitt was[...]

Brad Pitt is this year’s Sandra Bullock as “Moneyball” hits number one

HollywoodNews.com: “Moneyball” is a gorgeous grand slam of a movie that should hit all the right notes with Academy voters. Its opening weekend looks like a winner, but a small one, with maybe a $20 million gross by the end of Sunday. Sony has to stay the course with “Moneyball”[...]

Brad Pitt, “Moneyball” making Oscar waves ahead of release – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball” opens in theaters tomorrow, giving mainstream audience members a chance to see Brad Pitt as Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, who introduced a revolutionary (though some might argue “controversial”) new way to pay baseball players into the major leagues. Ever since the film’s[...]

“Moneyball” Review: light, intelligent baseball drama

HollywoodNews.com: The greatest strength of Moneyball is arguably also its greatest weakness, at least in terms of mainstream appeal and would-be Oscar love. It is a film adaptation of the Michael Lewis book which chronicles how Oakland A’s manager Billy Beane (played in a near-flawless movie star turn by[...]