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The war movie was named best drama, while Jeremy Renner earned the Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama accolade.
Star-studded musical Nine, which garnered 11 nominations, only managed to triumph in two categories - best musical and best cinematography.
Meanwhile, Meryl Streep claimed the title for best actress in a comedy or musical for her role in Julie & Julia, and Christoph Waltz and Mo'Nique were named best supporting actor and actress for their roles in Inglourious Basterds and Precious: Based On The Novel Push by Sapphire, respectively.
In the TV categories, hit musical series Glee scored four wins: best TV series (comedy or musical), best supporting actress for Jane Lynch, best actor (comedy or musical) accolades for Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele in their respective categories.
Drew Barrymore won acclaim as best actress in a miniseries or small screen movie for her role in Grey Gardens, while the film also claimed the Motion Picture Made for Television prize, and Glenn Close was honoured as best actress in a drama series for her performance in Damages.
The awards, selected by the International Press Academy, took place in Los Angeles on Sunday. »
Here are the winners of the 14th annual Satellite Awards: Films Motion Picture, Drama The Hurt Locker Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical Nine Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama Shohreh Aghdashloo, The Stoning of Soraya M. Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker Actress In A Motion Picture, Comedy Or Musical Meryl Streep, Julie and Julia Actor In [...] »
The Golden Satellite Awards aren't the most meaningful of the end-of-the-year awards-- they're voted on by the mysterious International Press Academy, which seems like a splinter group from the Hollywood Foreign Press-- but at least they're willing to shake up the status quo a bit. While giving the top prize to critical favorite The Hurt Locker, they also gave their top dramatic acting prizes to Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker) and Shohreh Aghdashloo (The Stoning of Soraya M.), neither of whom have shown up too frequently in awards season. The Fantastic Mr. Fox also took home Best Animated Feature, and Nine won Best Picture, Comedy or Musical. THR posted the full list of movie winners, which you can see below. Is it a prediction of who will win at the Golden Globes next month? Nah. But it might be fun to pretend. Motion Pictures Actress in a motion picture, drama »
(Check out the complete list of nominees right here)
And the winners are:
Actress in a motion picture, drama
Shohreh Aghdashloo, .The Stoning of Soroya M..
Actor in a motion picture, drama
Jeremy Renner, .The Hurt Locker.
Actress in a motion picture, comedy or musical
Meryl Streep, .Julie & Julia.
Actor in a motion picture, comedy or musical
Michael Shahlbarg, .A Serious Man.
Actress in a supporting role
Actor in a supporting role
Christoph Waltz, .Inglourious Basterds.
Motion picture, drama
.The Hurt Locker.
Motion picture, comedy or musical
Foreign language film
tie -- .The Maid. and .Broken Embraces.
Animated or mixed media
.Fantastic Mr. Fox.
.Every Little Step.
Kathryn Bigelow, .The Hurt Locker.
Emily Blunt has impressed critics with her performance on both "The Young Victoria" and "Sunshine Cleaning", leading to her being nominated for two 2009 Satellite Awards titles. When the winners of the awards were announced however, it was unraveled that she has lost to Shohreh Aghdashloo and Mo'Nique.
On Monday, December 21, the International Press Academy made public Shohreh Aghdashloo bested Blunt in the category for Best Actress in Drama, and Mo'Nique stole her chance at securing Best Supporting Actress title. While she failed to add her award collection, her co-star in "The Devil Wears Prada" Meryl Streep took home Best Actress in Comedy/Musical honor for her performance in "Julie & Julia".
The 26-year-old was not the only double-nominated actress who walked away with no kudo. Her fellow competitor Penelope Cruz has to admit defeat as well. Nonetheless, both of Cruz' movies nailed at least one award. "Broken Embraces" was in tie »
The winners of the 2009 Satellite Awards were announced and The Hurt Locker was again the big winner with four awards including Best Picture (Drama), Director for Kathryn Bigelow, Actor (Drama) for Jeremy Renner and Film Editing. Precious won for Supporting Actress (Mo'Nique) and Adapted Screenplay while Christoph Waltz continued to rack up Supporting Actor awards for his turn in Inglourious Basterds.
Perhaps most surprising to me is the continuous stream of victories for Meryl Streep in Julie and Julia, again, not because I didn't like her performance, but up until the critical awards began being announced Carey Mulligan in An Education was the clear front-runner. However, I am beginning to think the tide has turned and Streep's excellent turn as Julia Child may be able to take home the Oscar.
I have listed the complete batch of winners below, take a peek and weigh in with your thoughts in the comments. »
- Brad Brevet
Motion Picture, Drama The Hurt Locker Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Nine Director Kathryn Bigelow — The Hurt Locker Actress In A Motion Picture, Drama Shohreh Aghdashloo — The Stoning of Soraya M. »
- Ryan Adams
Bioware is one company that takes its voiceover work seriously. For Star Wars: The Old Republic, Bioware hired over 100 actors to voice over 40 novels worth of written material. And now Bioware has announced that it has hired several top-notch voice actors for the heavily-anticipated sci-fi sequel, Mass Effect 2.
“[e]motionally engaging narrative is a key design pillar for Bioware, and the top-notch voice talent in Mass Effect 2 helps drive this goal. Credible, powerful personalities are vital to delivering a compelling story experience in Bioware’s games, and we have assembled an amazing ensemble cast that surpasses the very high bar set in the original Mass Effect!”
- Jason Weissman
At the beginning of every month, Ioncinema.com's "Tracking Shot" features a half of a dozen or so projects that are moments away from lensing and that we feel are worth signaling out. This October (2009), we are keeping tabs on.... - At the beginning of every month, Ioncinema.com's "Tracking Shot" features a half of a dozen or so projects that are moments away from lensing and that we feel are worth signaling out. This October (2009), we are keeping tabs on.... Arteta's Youth in Revolt got pushed back to 2010, by then he'll be in post-production with Cedar Rapids. Backed by Ad Hominem and Alexander Payne, hot off The Hangover, Ed Helms will play a sad-sack insurance agent who goes to an industry. convention to try to save the jobs of his colleagues. I imagine the comedy will film in a tax incentive friendly city with a convention center for rent. »
- Ioncinema.com Staff
BioWare has revealed the voice cast for its upcoming science fiction title Mass Effect 2. The game stars multi-award-winning actor Martin Sheen, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Seth Green, Chuck duo Yvonne Strahovski and Adam Baldwin, and Keith David (Crash). Seasoned sci-fi actors including Star Trek's Michael Dorn, Battlestar Galactica pair Tricia Helfer and Michael Hogan, and The Matrix's Carrie-Anne Moss will also feature. "Emotionally engaging narrative is a key design pillar for BioWare, and the top-notch voice talent in Mass Effect 2 helps drive this goal," said BioWare co-founder Dr Ray Muzyka. "Credible, powerful personalities are vital to delivering a compelling story experience in BioWare's games, and we have assembled an amazing ensemble cast that surpasses the very high bar set in (more) »
- By Mark Langshaw
Bioware may want "Mass Effect 2" to feel like "The Empire Strikes Back," but the game's casting choices pull from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Battlestar Galactica." Former Klingon Michael Dorn and "BSG" stars Michael Hogan and Tricia Helfer will join big-name actors Martin Sheen and Seth Green in the sequel, rounding off an impressive lineup.
“Emotionally engaging narrative is a key design pillar for BioWare, and the top-notch voice talent in 'Mass Effect 2' helps drive this goal,” BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka said in a press release. “Credible, powerful personalities are vital to delivering a compelling story experience in BioWare’s games, and we have assembled an amazing ensemble cast that surpasses the very high bar set in the original 'Mass Effect'!”
Sheen will headline the game's voice talent roster "as the mysterious Illusive Man who commands Cerberus, a secretive paramilitary organization dedicated to protecting human interests in the galaxy, »
- Brian Warmoth
At the Golden Globes, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe may finally see her "Precious" dream realized – to be fawned over by frenzied paparazzi in Hollywood. But, like in "Precious," she also may get her heart crushed, this time in the fierce diva smackdown over best drama actress. Globers love to crown ingenues, but often they prefer the chic, sexy kind – like Carey Mulligan ("An Education"). This race is too close to call. Best Drama Actress Front-runners Brenda Blethyn, "London River" Emily Blunt, "The Young Victoria" Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side" Helen Mirren, "The Last Station" Carey Mulligan, "An Education" Gabourey Sidibe, "Precious" Possible Shohreh Aghdashloo, "The Stoning of Soraya M." Abbie Cornish, "Bright Star" Penelope »
"FlashForward's midseason finale aired Thursday (Dec. 3) and there were certainly some surprises and reveals, the biggest perhaps being that the show will not return until March of next year.
This, however, isn't just news to the audience. Co-creator/executive producer David Goyer tells Zap2it the network presented his team with the option only a couple of days ago. But the decision wasn't difficult.
If "FlashForward" returned in January it would've suffered through four schedule interruptions due to holidays, the Olympics and other various conflicts in the way. Coming back in March allows the show to avoid that mess and run all of the season's remaining episodes without break.
But will the storyline dates match up with real life dates? Will Demetri (John Cho)'s March 15th D-Day actually match up with the week of March 15, 2010? No. March 15th in the "FlashForward" world will actually play out at some point in April. »
Episode Title: "A561984"
Synopsis: Agents Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) and Demetri Noh (John Cho) travel to Hong Kong to track down a mysterious woman (Shohreh Aghdashloo) who knows about Demetri's eventual murder — but the answers they seek come with grave consequences. Meanwhile, Lloyd Simcoe (Jack Davenport) and Simon Campos (Dominic Monaghan) reveal their culpability in the blackout during a public press conference, which also comes with unintended and deadly results.
Serial Killer: Bad news for both Benford and Noh, as the former is allegedly going to kill the latter in the future. How do we know this? The aforementioned enigmatic woman, Nhadra Udaya, has foreseen it — and she knows the serial numbers on Mark's handgun, so we know her warning has to be true, right? Come on, I don't buy it for a second. People are falling for the inevitability of the future far too easily. »
- Josh Wigler
Almost every year, it seems there are complaints about it being a bad year for women's roles. For some reason, that buzz is especially loud for 2009, as critics are making their year-end lists and finding the women's categories falling short. At which point, I have to feel some empathy for actors like Jess Weixler—who poured her heart and soul into the small indie romance "Peter and Vandy"—and it makes me wonder what more critics could want. Weixler commands the screen in the film, which focuses almost entirely on the two title characters. She's in every scene, playing a range of emotions, from repressed anger to deep infatuation. It's a terrific role and she doesn't miss a beat. Yet her name doesn't appear on any year-end critic's lists.The same can be said of Sophie Okonedo, a previous Oscar nominee for "Hotel Rwanda," who earned raves for her turn »
Here are some of the memorable quotes from female actors Back Stage spoke to in the past year:"I was very surprised to realize the poverty of her family and her situation. The fact that she had no education and was able to achieve so many creations is very, very surprising."—Audrey Tautou on playing Coco Chanel, "Coco Before Chanel""My love and passion for acting has remained the same from the very beginning. Then there are other things you have to learn to deal with if you become successful. There are things that are sometimes uncomfortable. But my love for acting is always the same."—Penélope Cruz, "Broken Embraces," "Nine""I don't know how to get into a role and keep it with me, because I just don't have any real [training]. I wasn't sure about going, because I had to cut class in order to go. I walked into this audition, »
The Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, announced the winners of the 19th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at a ceremony held at New York City’s Cipriani Wall Street.
In addition to the her action/war film The Hurt Locker being awarded Best Feature, a career tribute was presented to filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow. Bigelow's other films as director include the vampire film Near Dark, the sci-fi thriller Strange Days, and the action thriller Point Break...
Watch the trailer to The Hurt Locker:
"The Hurt Locker" won big at the 19th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards at a ceremony held at New York City.s Cipriani Wall Street. The film beat "Amreeka," "Big Fan," "The Maid," and "A Serious Man" for the Best Feature Trophy.
(For the complete list of nominees, click here)
Presented by Ifp (Independent Filmmaker Project), the Gotham Independent Film Awards. is one of the leading awards for independent film and the first major honors of the film awards season.
A total of 22 films received nominations in six competitive categories, including: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor, Best Ensemble Performance and Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.
For the second year, the recipient of the Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You award will »
"Nine," the big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, led the Satellite Award scoring 11 nominations including Best Picture in the Comedy or Musical category.
The 2009 14th Annual Satellite Awards are given by the International Press Academy. Winners will be announced on Sunday, December 20th, at the Grand Salon/Intercontinental Hotel in Los Angeles.
Visit the Satellite Awards official site right here.
And the nominees for the 2009 14th Annual Satellite Awards are:
Motion Picture (Drama)
The Satellites (formerly Golden) have announced their 2009 nominations for what it's worth. And you might be screaming "not very much".
It's hard to know what to make of this Golden Globe splinter group. There is never much of a narrative thread in their nominations. You can't sense from year to year a type of film they like or whatnot. Which makes them feel a bit suspect. They also do very strange things which you're about to see if you read their nominations. They never get much attention and yet they keep plugging away. This year they were especially kind to 2012 (who knew?), Nine and The Stoning of Soraya M. But they were downright rude to the sci-fi drama Moon which received zero nominations despite their lack of aversion to sci-fi films. I mention this because the moon is a natural satellite and the Satellites are artificial. Maybe they're jealous. What they're orbiting we know not. »
- NATHANIEL R
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