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Oscars: Melissa Leo Self-Promotion Backfires

By Joseph White HollywoodNews.com: Last week, Supporting Actress nominee Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”) took out her own trade ads touting her more glamorous side. The character actress, who is the frontrunner at the Oscars, wanted to show the industry her versatility. Instead, she set off an on-going debate about the[...]

Golden Globe predictions from the top experts

By Gold Derby News Desk hollywoodnews.com: The Golden Globes will be doled out this Sunday. We assembled expert predictions from two dozen top awards pundits. They forecast all the races and expect a fierce battle between “The King’s Speech” and “The Social Network” for Best Drama Picture. However, they think three[...]

Awards Season Roundup: “Love and Other Drugs” opens AFI Fest

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Ed Zwick’s “Love and Other Drugs” kicked off the AFI Fest last night. Variety’s Justin Chang has panned it. HitFIx’s Drew McWeeny praised it. I’m with Chang. The picture[...]

Awards Season Roundup: “Dragon” becoming animated series for Cartoon Network

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Though many of us have been discussing the ongoing Oscar race since the days and weeks leading up to Venice and Telluride, Vanity Fair declares that, on Oct. 12,[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Oscar trackers start picking favorites

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. It’s always fun at this point in the annual race to see Oscar prognosticators throw their weight behind a film, director, screenplay or actor. Sometimes it works out. Other[...]

Awards Season Roundup: “Social Network” makes big splash in New York City

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. David Fincher’s “The Social Network” had its splashy East Coast premiere in New York City last night, opening the New York Film Festival with a star-studded gala screening at[...]

Awards Season Roundup: Will Kidman’s ‘Rabbit Hole’ open in time to thrust her into the race?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: HollywoodNews.com’s Awards Season Roundup collects insights from around the Internet on films that are running in the Oscar race. Sasha Stone takes a look at the Best Picture race, emphasizing the current buzz surrounding “The King’s Speech” and “127 Hours.” Writing for Deadline, Pete Hammond wonders if films like[...]

Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Inception’ sets the bar high

HollywoodNews.com: Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest film, “Inception,” doesn’t hit theaters until July 16th, but the critics have finally shared their thoughts. Christopher Nolan’s (“The Dark Knight”) latest film delves into the complex world of the subconscious mind and introduces audiences to elements of dreams that they never knew existed. This dark[...]

Hollywood Blogger Wars Part 2: Crackpot Ratings – Nikki Finke, Sharon Waxman, David Poland, Jeffrey Wells…

And this month’s HollywoodNews.com “Crackpot of the Month Winner” is David Poland By Robert W. Welkos The life of a Hollywood blogger can be exciting. There are red-carpet premieres to attend. Oscar races to handicap. Film festivals in far-off locales to visit. Movie stars and cutting-edge directors to interview. And throughout the day,[...]

Inside The Blogger Wars Part I: Finke, Waxman, Poland and Wells among others

PART 2 IS NOW LIVE. CLICK HERE TO READ “Inside the Blogger Wars: Crackpot Ratings” By Robert W. Welkos – SCROLL DOWN to read PART I After someone slipped “The Hollywood Reporter” the script for the HBO comedy “Tilda,” the trade publication said it looked as if the title character, a[...]