Tag Archives: true grit

The 83rd Academy Awards: If I had been a voter

After a brief delay, this series has returned. Yes, once again I’m going to be taking a look back at a recent Oscar lineup and explaining what my vote would have been in each of the big eight categories we all follow so intently each season. I previously mentioned that[...]

“Begin Again”: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine

Directed by: John Carney Written by: John Carney Main Cast: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, Mos Def, Catherine Keener, CeeLo Green, James Corden, and many more… Past Oscar relations: Keira Knightley (Pride and Prejudice), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), and Catherine Keener (Being John[...]

Oscars: Why ‘American Hustle’ went home empty handed

One of the more interesting and unlikely developments from this past weekend’s Academy Awards telecast was David O. Russell’s film American Hustle managing to lose in each of the ten categories it was nominated in. Historically, 0-fors almost never happen. Recent examples include Gangs of New York and True Grit,[...]

Oscars: Special-interest groups speak out on “Speech,” “True Grit”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be held this Sunday, Feb. 27. Ballots have been turned in, so there isn’t much more we can do regarding the lengthy awards race except sit back, wait … and see what a few special interest groups have to say about[...]

Oscars: “The King’s Speech” gets loud, vocal support from Academy members

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” leads this year’s pack of Oscar contenders with 12 nominations including Best Picture, Best Director, and three acting nominations for Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. “True Grit” came in second place in the nominations race, earning 10 nods includi9ng a[...]

Predicting winners at tonight’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: We are hours away from the start of the 16th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, which air tonight – Jan. 14 – at 9 p.m. on VH1. Time to put up or shut up in terms of my picks. Below is a full list of tonight’s nominees,[...]

‘Glee’s’ Lea Michele apologizes for misunderstanding

HollywoodNews.com: It recently came out that ‘True Grit’ actress Hailee Steinfeld tried to meet ‘Glee’ star Lea Michele, but was ignored when a production assistant told her there wasn’t any time. Now, while it appears Lea Michele isn’t to blame for the snub, she is apologizing for how things went down[...]

Tom O’Neil & Pete Hammond track Oscar race for Best Supporting Actress

By Tom O’Neil hollywoodnews.com: Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood) and I agree that Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”) has a slight edge in the Oscar race for Best Supporting Actress, but she has many feisty rivals, including “The Fighter” costar Amy Adams, “The King’s Speech” queen Helena Bonham Carter, maybe even Jackie Weaver[...]

Jeff Bridges is “Hollywood Movie Star of the Week”

hollywoodnews.com: Oscar winning actor Jeff Bridges’s latest film “True Grit,” is one of this year’s Oscar contenders. In addition, Jeff is also starring in “TRON: Legacy” Through the years, he has created original and memorable characters in notable films. To name but a few — “The Last Picture Show” (1971),” Starman”[...]

“Little Fockers” leads “True Grit” heading into holiday weekend

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It was a big win for “Little Fockers” at the box office on Wednesday as the ensemble comedy – the third in the “Meet the Parents” franchise – topped several newcomers to lead the daily box office and charge into the holiday frame with some momentum. “Little Fockers”[...]