Hollywood's biggest stars will be on the red carpet tonight (February 22) for the 87th Academy Awards.
This year's Oscars ceremony will see the likes of Scarlett Johansson, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson, David Oyelowo, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon walk the red carpet at the annual ceremony, which takes place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.
ABC airs live coverage of the 87th Academy Awards in the Us, while Sky Movies Oscars will screen the telecast in the UK.
Watch Digital Spy predict this year's winners below: »
Photo: AMPAS Oscar Musts: Predictions | Nominees | Presenters | Printable Ballot It's that time of year again and I welcome you to the 2015 Oscars Live Blog with up-to-the-minute live winners, commentary, red carpet coverage and overall merriment. We are kicking this thing off around 4 Pm Pst or so and carrying on until 9 Pm Pst or whenever this thing ends, which means you better have food, water and perhaps a tasty beverage or two because it's going to be a long night. I've already posted my predictions and have collated the reader polls into one, easy-to-read place along with my predictions as well as my Oscar-blogging co-hort and podcast partner Laremy Legel. You can find all three, one after another with the differences highlights right here. As far as my predicting prowess is concerned, last year I went 21 for 24 and I always shoot for at least 20 correct... we'll see how this year turns »
- Brad Brevet
Action specialist Jaume Collet-Serra is attached to direct from an adapted script by Sheldon Turner. Producers are Kevin Misher, Jennifer Klein, Collet-Serra and his partner Juan Sola through their Ombra Films company.
Producers are developing “Target America: A Sniper Elite Novel,” centering on an unofficial team of former Special Forces operatives seeking to stop Chechen terrorists who smuggle a Russian nuke across the Mexican-American border. The key character is Navy Seal Gil Shannon.
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Scott Free has come aboard to produce The Burning Woman, a package that has Anne Hathaway circling to star in a spec script by Brad Ingelsby, whose latest script Run All Night, was turned into the Jaume Collet-Serra directed action film that stars Liam Neeson and Ed Harris. Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Michael Pruss are producing The Burning Woman. In a small, blue-collar town in Pennsylvania, a 32-year-old woman's teen daughter goes missing and she is… »
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has been confirmed as presenter for the 87th Academy Awards, held on Sunday, February 22 and airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on ABC. Terrence Howard, Felicity Jones, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Channing Tatum were announced over the last week. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Evans, "50 Shades" star Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Chloë Grace Moretz, Eddie Murphy and Margot Robbie are also among the familiar faces we'll see. Also presenting: Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Chris Pine, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Oscar vet Shirley MacLaine, Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, Kerry Washington, Josh Hutcherson, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana and Octavia Spencer. 2015 Oscar nominees Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will also present. Last but »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Maggie Grace may be best known for acting opposite Liam Neeson in the Taken saga. But she just took a big step with her real leading man. The former Lost actress is preparing to tie the knot with boyfriend Matthew Cooke - having announced their engagement Wednesday in a pair of glamorous photos on Instagram. "Matthew Cooke & I are so excited to share our engagement with you guys! I could not feel more grateful to share my life with this incredible man," she wrote in one of the captions. Grace, 31, also quoted the Persian poet Rumi, writing: "The minute I heard my first love story, »
- Tim Nudd, @nudd
With the 2015 Oscars coming up this weekend, we go back ten years to see if the 2005 awards still hold up today...
It was during an interview with Mark Kermode that I asked him how long someone really needs to gestate on a film, and come up with a proper review. "About ten years", he said. I get his point. Each awards season, it's about, at best, what feels like the best film right then. Not the one that settles over a period of time, or shows you new things each time you watch it. But the one that you watched once, and affected you once. It's the only way, anyway, I can think of why A Beautiful Mind won a Best Picture Oscar.
This weekend, then, is the Academy Awards once more. And I thought it'd be worth rewinding ten years, to see whether the Academy's choices on February 27th »
Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard (2006) and Oscar nominee Felicity Jones will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC.
Howard was nominated for his leading role in 2006’s “Hustle & Flow.” His other films include Oscar-winning Best Picture “Crash” (2004), “Ray” (2004), “Iron Man” (2008), “Prisoners” (2013), “Lee Daniel’s The Butler” (2013) and “St. Vincent” (2014). Howard currently stars in the hit television series “Empire.” His upcoming films include “Term Life” and “Cardboard Boxer.”
Jones is nominated for Actress in a Leading Role for “The Theory of Everything.” Her previous film credits include “The Tempest” (2010), “Like Crazy” (2011), “The Invisible Woman” (2013) and “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (2014). Jones’ upcoming films include “True Story,” “Autobahn,” “A Monster Calls” and “Inferno.”
Oscar presenters and performers include:
- Michelle McCue
When Jimmy's former criminal associates target his estranged son Mike (Joel Kinnaman), Neeson goes on a mission of revenge to protect his family.
Run All Night is released on March 13 in the Us and the UK. »
Terrence Howard, Felicity Jones, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort, Nicole Kidman, Liam Neeson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Channing Tatum have just been announced as presenters for this year's 87th Academy Awards, held on Sunday, February 22. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Chris Evans, "50 Shades" star Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Lopez, Chloë Grace Moretz, Eddie Murphy and Margot Robbie were added yesterday. We'll also see: Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Chris Pine, Miles Teller, Naomi Watts, Oscar vet Shirley MacLaine, Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, Kerry Washington, Josh Hutcherson, Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Saldana and Octavia Spencer. 2015 Oscar nominees Marion Cotillard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will also present. Last but definitely not least, we'll see John Travolta, who hopefully won't repeat his infamous 2014 meme-generating "Adele Dazeem" »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Kingsman: The Secret Service is, hopefully, a watershed moment for spy action movies. Much in the way The Bourne Identity did in 2002, Kingsman has such a fresh new take on the genre that it begs to be the new standard these films are compared to. Kingsman could have so easily been the lazy bit of satire I feared it would be in the run up to the movie and it avoided nearly all of the pitfalls that could have felled it. It did step in to one big pit and while it put a bit of a crimp in my enjoyment of the movie it was at least a spectacular and bold piece of failure and I suppose tasteless and vexing is always better than boring.
Matthew Vaughn directs action sequences in Kingsman that are nothing short of brilliant. He shoots action with wider angles and without cuts like they »
- Arthur Tebbel
The director of the delightful Orphan may have forsaken horror for Liam Neeson actioners, but he’s still producing in the genre, most recently with found footage effort Hooked Up. Indie label Uncork’d has picked up the movie, filmed entirely on an iPhone and directed by Pablo Larcuen, for an April release. In Hooked Up, “Tonio…
The post Red Band Trailer: Serra-produced Vacation Horror, Hooked Up appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Samuel Zimmerman
When one son tries to kill another, it causes complications for their two dads in the exciting new action thriller Run All Night! Star Liam Neeson is back after a short one month hiatus from the public eye with this fast-paced drama, which hits theaters this spring from director Jaume Collet-Serra. This will be his third collaboration with Liam Neeson after 2011's Unknown and last year's Non-Stop.
Meet Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson). Once known as "The Gravedigger," Conlon has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his past, as well as a dogged police detective who's been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. Lately, it seems Jimmy's only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass. But when Jimmy's estranged son, Mike (Joel Kinnaman), becomes a target, »
In a new "Academy Originals" video, Oscars host Neil Patrick Harris reveals the first secrets from Sunday's show. From musical numbers to magic tricks to how to approach hosting the Oscars like "hosting a dinner party" and being a "pupper master," he raises the spoiler alert amidst footage of some of the best hosts over 87 years. What are the Oscars producers changing this year? How does Harris rehearse a hosting gig? Who is performing? Go behind the scenes of this year's Academy Awards ceremony. Oscars -Break- Updated: Experts' Oscars predictions in 24 categories Add pair of Best Actress champs -- Nicole Kidman ("The Hours," 2002) and Gwyneth Paltrow ("Shakespeare in Love," 1998) -- to the line-up of presenters at the Oscars. Also on board are: Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Ansel Elgort, Liam Neeson and Channing Tatum. Oscars Anne Thompson reflects, "Way back at the fall film festiva..."' »
Think that winning an Academy Award provides an actor with a surefire path to unlimited great roles? Think again. Oscars history is filled with stars who've taken home a gold statue only to see all their hard work undone in seconds with a stinker of a follow-up movie.
Digital Spy takes a look at 10 of these instances below...
A piercing performance in Monster's Ball won Halle Berry an Oscar in 2002, but a rocky road lied ahead. She followed it up with disastrous Bond movie Die Another Day, hardly any screen time in X-Men 2 and turgid horror Gothika. Oh, and Catwoman... how could we forget Catwoman (believe us, we've tried)?
Jeff Bridges - Tron Legacy (2011)
In case you were worried that Hollywood was exhausting its stores for medieval history/fantasy, there’s good news: Guy Ritchie’s Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur is still being prepared at Warner Brothers and Village Roadshow, with Charlie Hunnam in place to play King Arthur himself. Up until now, Arthur’s Daddy, Uther Pendragon, was still missing from the cast, but that has been rectified: Eric Bana has signed on to play the rather important role.
Bana will be the father of the future King Arthur in the first installment of Ritchie’s proposed six-part franchise. He’s joining a cast that already include Hunnam and Astrid Berges-Frisbey as Guinevere. Jude Law is currently in talks to play Arthur’s villainous uncle, while Djimon Hounsou as a Merlin-style figure who mentors the young Arthur. Plot details are otherwise being kept under wraps, but as this is »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
It‘s remarkable what a Marvel contract will do for an actor’s profile. Chadwick Boseman has spent over a decade working his way up through episodic television appearances to little seen, excellent lead roles in films such as 42 and Get On Up. Then came his casting as Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and suddenly, Chadwick Boseman has found himself at the top of everybody’s wish-list. The result is that a Chadwick Boseman film now attracts a great deal of attention, and some interesting casting – and Message From The King is no exception.
With an apparent view to begin shooting in March, Boseman is set to headline the action thriller, with Fabrice Du Welz (Alleluia) in the director’s chair. It is the tale of a South African man named Jacob King, who travels to Los Angeles in search of his sister’s stepson, and an appropriate amount of vengeance, »
- Sarah Myles
Even with the eclectic cast for what seems to be Warner Bros. bravest chapter in the DC Cinematic Universe, there was still a space in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad for the role of Rick Flagg, the leader of the popular team of anti-heroes that are set for the debut do-or-die mission next year.
Heading through some rather choppy waters for the past month or so with Tom Hardy originally in and then out of the role, before being briefly looked over by Jake Gyllenhaal, The Wrap reports that the studio have finally settled on someone to raise the Flagg – The Killing and Robocop star, Joel Kinnaman.
Though there’s no solid confirmation from the studio, the trade has revealed that things are pretty much set for Kinnaman to join the team which already has some impressive talent on board. Consisting of the high-calibre cast members like Focus stars Will Smith »
- Nicholas Staniforth
The seven actors join the list of 32 presenters and three performers who have already been named as attending this year's ceremony.
Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, »
At one time, 2015 was poised to be the biggest year at the movies in recorded cinematic history. But that was before Warner Bros. pushed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to 2016. Still, in the next twelve months, we'll be getting a new Star Wars movie, 2 Marvel adventures, a Terminator reboot, a Jurassic Park sequel, and a new 007. That's just the very tip top of this giant tasty cake. There are over a hundred big movies coming in 2015. We're taking a look at the best of the best. These are the movies you know you don't want to miss. Check it out as we delve into the 27 most anticipated movies of 2015!
1Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Release Date: December 18
Director: J.J. Abrams
What It's About: Continuing the Star Wars »
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