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David Duchovny's sex addiction scandal has been named the year's most surprising by readers of American weekly magazine Parade.
More than 30 per cent of voters selected the star's confession and subsequent rehab stint ahead of the outcome of the O.J. Simpson heist trial and Batman Christian Bale's domestic abuse arrest in London as 2008's Most Shocking Scandal.
The magazine's readers also named Angelina Jolie as the new celebrity mum with the best post-baby body, Halle Berry and George Clooney as the Most Attractive 40+ Stars and Tom Hanks as the Smartest Hollywood Star in the end-of-year honours and dishonours poll. »
SAG embraced "Doubt" on Thursday as the nominees for the 15th annual SAG Awards were announced.
The four principals from the Miramax film were all blessed: Meryl Streep, playing a nun convinced of her certitude, was nominated in the best actress category, while Philip Seymour Hoffman, who plays the reform-minded priest she challenges, was included in the supporting actor category. Amy Adams and Viola Davis scored noms as supporting actresses. The film took home a fifth nom in the ensemble category for outstanding performance by a motion picture cast.
All four "Doubt" performers were nominated for Golden Globes last week, but the film's ensemble nom gives it a boost in its quest for a best picture Oscar nom after it was denied a slot in the Globes' best drama fold.
Runners-up were Focus' "Milk" and Paramount/Warner Bros.' "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," each with three noms.
On the TV side, »
Nominations for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced this morning all while the Guild members are split on whether to move forward with a strike or not... There are certainly a few surprises to be mentioned such as how it looks like Revolutionary Road should start expecting little more than a Kate Winslet nomination as Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Shannon and the film itself are not mentioned. Melissa Leo swoops into the Best Actress category and Kristin Scott Thomas swoops out. Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) takes the Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) nomination and Robert Downey Jr. also gets in on the action for Tropic Thunder. Will the Academy be as open to Downey's comedic role? Many are talking about Doubt coming out of these nominations, but it really should come as No surprise whatsoever since the top award is based on an ensemble acting piece and in those »
- Brad Brevet
Drama movie Doubt is the main contender at the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards - garnering five nominations.
The picture's star, Meryl Streep, is competing for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role. She will go up against Angelina Jolie (Changeling), Anne Hathaway (Rachel Getting Married), Melissa Leo (Frozen River) and Kate Winslet (Revolutionary Road).
Streep's Doubt co-stars Amy Adams and Viola Davis will both be battling it out for the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role award, against Penélope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Kate Winslet (The Reader).
Philip Seymour Hoffman also received a nod for his performance in Doubt - he is nominated in the best supporting actor category. He will face competition from the late Heath Ledger (The Dark Knight), Josh Brolin (Milk), Robert Downey Jr. (Tropic Thunder) and British newcomer Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire).
The stars competing for the Best Actor trophy include Sean Penn (Milk), Brad Pitt (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon), Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor).
The ceremony will take place in Los Angeles on 25 January.
The full list of nominees is as follows:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:
Angelina Jolie - Changeling
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-series:
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:
Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in a Drama Series:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series:
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series:
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series:
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series:
Screen Actors Guild's 45th Life Achievement Award
The drama "Doubt" topped the list of SAG Award nominations, announced Thursday morning.
With five nominations to its name, the film earned noms for Meryl Streep as outstanding female lead in film, Philip Seymour Hoffman as supporting male, and Amy Adams and Viola Davis as supporting female. Its cast also picked up a fifth mention in the motion picture ensemble category.
A complete list follows:
Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role
Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role
Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"
Kate Winslet, »
- By Gregg Kilday
The nominations for the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® are in. Of those nominated, the male actors in a leading role icluded Richard Jenkins for his performance in "The Visitor," Brad Pitt for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Mickey Rourke for "The Wrestler," Sean Penn for his role in "Milk" and Frank Langella in Universal Pictures' "Frost/Nixon." Female leads considered were Anne Hathaway for "Rachel Getting Married," Kate Winslet in "Revolutionary Road," Melissa Leo in "Frozen River," "Meryl Streep for her work in "Doubt" and Angelina Jolie for Clint Eastwood's "Changeling." The list, as sent out by the Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) is as follows: Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleRICHARD Jenkins / Walter Vale - "The Visitor" (Overture Films)Frank Langella / Richard Nixon - "Frost/Nixon" (Universal Pictures)Sean Penn / Harvey Milk - "Milk" (Focus Features)Brad Pitt »
It is time to announce the winner of X-Files 2 on Bluray. The X-Files: I Want To Believe finds Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) reunited after leaving their careers at the F.B.I. behind them. Directed by series creator Chris Carter from a story he penned, the film features an ensemble cast that includes Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet, Xzibit and the return of series veteran Mitch Pileggi as F.B.I Assistant Director Walter Skinner. Blu-ray Disc Specs: The X-Files: I Want To Believe Bd is presented in widescreen (2.40:1 aspect ratio) on a 50Gb dual-layer disc authored »
Surprisingly, though, only two of those films -- Frost/Nixon and Benjamin Button -- were up for the Best Picture - Drama award, as Doubt was shut out of the category in favor of The Reader, Revolutionary Road, and Slumdog Millionaire, each of which nabbed four nominations. Doubt, however, received the most acting nominations of any film, as all four of its primary stars -- Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis -- were recognized; the drama's fifth nomination was for Best Screenplay. Frost/Nixon and Benjamin Button received nominations in the exact same five categories: Best Picture - Drama, Best Actor (Frank Langella and Brad Pitt, respectively), Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Score.
On the Comedy/Musical side, »
To some fans, the second "The X-Files" movie was almost a decade too late and failed to deliver the gripping adventure they were hoping for. Star David Duchovny however believes that the film is a causality of timing and it would have had a better chance of success had it not been released in the summer. "It's not a special-effects movie," he told SciFi Wire. "It kind of was coming out in a time when you expected it to be -- in the summer. To me, it was more a fall movie." Although there is nothing festive about the plot of the film, it does feature some very artistic visuals as a cerebral hunt-the-killer-thriller that would perhaps have been more accepted at this time of year ... and it looked stunning. "It's a beautiful-looking movie; the location, the glow of the snow and the eeriness »
There is a circular kismet in Ron Howard's "Frost/Nixon" nomination for best directing: In 1977 he was nominated for best supporting actor in "The Shootist," and attended the ceremony while at the same time broadcaster David Frost was holed up at the hotel and working with his research team on the history interview. "It's funny to think, 31 years later, that I was actually downstairs him."
The nomination is Howard's fifth, and the feelings are not old hat. "What I'm realizing is that I don't think you ever become blase about this kind of acknowledgment. It's the immediate recognition of the challenges that your most recent work presented; each time I make a film, anyone makes a film, it's a huge undertaking and two years of your life.
And Howard, used to making high-concept, big-budget, star-driven Hollywood movies, is also grasping with how much the awards season means to films that are opposite of that. »
HBO's low-key therapy drama "In Treatment," whose first season ran almost a year ago, has emerged as the unlikely leader in the Golden Globes' TV series field.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. is known for singling out breakout shows before the more traditional Emmys. But after a year in which the writers strike hampered development, the 2008 nominations list was dominated by familiar shows and actors.
"Treatment," which earned five noms, including best drama series, and HBO's gothic vampire tale "True Blood" were the only freshman shows to crack the top series categories, while the new broadcast shows were shut out completely.
Cable ruled again, with more than double the nominations of broadcasters. HBO, which had the two most-nominated programs -- "Treatment" and the election thriller "Recount" -- led the pack with 22 nominations. It was followed by Showtime, which nabbed its best Globes performance with eight noms, all in the series categories. »
- By James Hibberd
"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "Frost/Nixon" were given out five nominations a piece by the Hfpa which included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Musical Score. The Association duly recognized one of the year's most remarkable performances and nominated Heath Ledger for Best Supporting Actor for his role as 'The Joker' in Warner Bros. gargantuan box office magnet "The Dark Knight." Best actor nominees were no surprise in Leonardo DiCaprio for "Revolutionary Road," Brad Pitt for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Sean Penn for "Milk," Mickey Rourke for "The Wrestler" and Frank Langella for "Frost/Nixon." Actresses receiving noms were Angelina Jolie for "Changeling," Kate Winslet for "Revolutionary Road," Kristin Scott Thomas for "I've Loved You for So Long" ("Il y a Longtemps que je t'aime"), Meryl Streep for "Doubt" and Anne Hathaway for her work in "Rachel Getting Married." Animated pictures »
Both shows garnered five nods apiece, including Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
Historical drama John Adams picked up four nods, while comedy 30 Rock, Cranford, Bernard + Doris, Entourage, and Mad Men claimed three apiece at the nomination ceremony, held in Los Angeles on Thursday morning.
Meanwhile, Dexter, House, In Treatment, Mad Men, and True Blood will compete for the Best Television Series - Drama at the awards ceremony on 11 January, and 30 Rock, Californication, Entourage, The Office, and Weeds are the nominees for Best Television Series - Comedy Or Musical.
Sally Field (Brothers + Sisters), Mariska Hargitay (Law + Order: Svu), Anna Paquin (True Blood), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Judi Dench (Cranford), Susan Sarandon (Bernard + Doris) and Laura Linney (John Adams) are among the stars up for gold in the three Best Actress Awards categories.
Meanwhile, Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment), Hugh Laurie (House), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors), Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office), David Duchovny (Californication), Ralph Fiennes (Bernard + Doris), Paul Giamatti (John Adams), Kiefer Sutherland (24: Redemption), Kevin Spacey (Recount) and Tom Wilkinson (Recount) will all compete for the Best Actor prizes. »
Brooke, Elizabeth, Terrence and Rainn woke up early this morning to announce the Golden Globe nominations — check out the full list of nominees here! Benjamin Button scored big with five nods including Best Actor for Brad Pitt! Angelina Jolie will be joining him with her own Best Actress nod for Changeling — congrats! Doubt and Frost/Nixon were also big winners with five nominations each and noticeably absent from the awards was Milk, with only one nomination for Sean Penn as Best Actor. Kate Winslet's movies came out on top as well with Revolutionary Road and The Reader each getting four nominations, including Leonardo DiCaprio for Best Actor, Kate for Best Actress (in Revolutionary Road), her husband Sam for Best Director and Best Drama for both of the movies. Kate also got Best Supporting Actress for The Reader. Heath Ledger got a Best Supporting Actor nod posthumously, although Dark Knight didn't score anything else, »
There may be another set of twins coming to the Jolie-Pitt household – twin Golden Globe Awards, that is. Both Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were among those nominated Thursday morning for Golden Globes, part of Hollywood's pre-Oscar awards' season frenzy now underway. Pitt was nominated for his leading dramatic role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which, along with director Ron Howard's adaptation of the stage drama Frost/Nixon and another stage-to-screen transfer, Doubt, led the Globes' list, with five nominations each. The Reader, Revolutionary Road and Slumdog Millionaire are also nominees for best dramatic picture. Best musical »
- Stephen M. Silverman
Photo: Hollywood Foreign Press Association The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 2009 Golden Globes this morning and the complete list of Motion Picture nominees out of 184 live-action feature films (113 drama and 71 comedies or musicals) and 8 animated feature films is listed below. Looking over the surprises I would have to say The Reader getting in as a Best Picture (Drama) nominee while films such as The Dark Knight and Milk get snubbed is a major surprise. Michael Shannon not being nominated for Revolutionary Road while Tom Cruise gets a nod for his performance in Tropic Thunder caught me off guard and I am sure James Franco wasn't expecting a nomination for Pineapple Express as much as he was hoping for one from Milk, but I am sure he will take it either way. I am also assuming there will be a 50/50 discussion on whether or not Angelina Jolie »
- Brad Brevet
From Kate Winslet to Heath Ledger and Alec Baldwin, see who nabbed the night's trophies! Film Best Motion Picture – Drama The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Frost/Nixon The Reader Revolutionary Road Winner Slumdog Millionaire Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married Angelina Jolie, Changeling Meryl Streep, Doubt Kristin Scott Thomas, I've Loved You So Long Winner Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama Leonardo DiCaprio, Revolutionary Road Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon Sean Penn, Milk Brad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Winner Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical Burn After Reading »
David Duchovny and Tea Leoni brought Madelaine and Kyd out to watch the Knicks defeat the Pistons yesterday. They looked like they were having a blast all together in the front row at the game, stopping to talk to some of the players and buying basketball souvenirs to bring home with them. Whether they are back together for good or not, it's clear that David and Tea are putting their family first and trying to leave their drama in the past. More good news for David and Tea is that Californication was picked up for a third season, which will help them pay for their rumored new $7.5 million home in Manhattan. To see more photos of the Duchovny family, as well as Chloe Sevigny and Spike Lee, just read more. Images include: David Duchovny, Kyd Duchovny, Madelaine Duchovny, Tea Leoni, Spike Lee, Chloe Sevigny Source and Splash News Online »
Chicago – “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” was an unqualified disaster in theaters. One of the worst movies of 2008, the film downplayed the strengths of the first few seasons of the influential series and emphasized the weaknesses of the show’s ignominious end.
But the Blu-Ray release of “I Want to Believe” completely ignores the critical drubbing the film received in theaters and plays to the fans of the show and movie, all of whom will be more than satisfied by an impressive and extensive release. “I Want to Believe” is yet another example of a Bd that’s better than the film itself.
Coming a full decade after the first “X-Files” film, “I Want to Believe” is not merely an underwhelming follow-up, something we should have expected after so many years of anticipation. No, this is a failure on every level, a pale shadow of what Chris Carter’s creation was in its prime. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Sam Raimi’s entry into reality game shows, 13 Fear Is Real, has been given a January 7 premiere date on the CW. Contestants are brought to a haunted house and must endure challenges akin to the sort found in the modern day horror film. The challenges., though, are also designed to exploit each contestants greatest fear and the last person standing will win $66,666. For those who miss out, the series is scheduled for repeats on Friday nights, beginning January 9.
ABC’s very full midseason inventory has meant the network could trim their orders from across numerous new shows. Cupid, yesterday, had its order of 13 episodes trimmed to nine, including its pilot. Castle and The Unusuals had their 13 episode orders cut back to ten each.
- Robert Greenberger
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