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Oscars: Could the Academy move out of the Kodak Theatre? – Awards Alley

31 December 2011 1:22 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: With 2012 knocking at out door, let’s take one last run through the top Oscar stories of the day for the final Awards Alley for 2011. What is happening on the Oscar beat as the year draws to a close?

- The Academy is considering moving its Oscar ceremony out of the Kodak Theatre. “Our plan right now is to exercise this [option] and then see what happens, what goes on. We’re open,” Tom Sherak, president of the Academy, told THR. Interesting.

- Does Oscar “shamelessly lust after babes,” as this Gold Derby report suggests? And if so, what does that mean for Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, Charlize Theron, Tilda Swinton and/or Glenn Close?

- Listening to Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo, stars of the silent film “The Artist.”

- The N.Y. Times gets a one-on-one with the great Brad Pitt, breaking down »

- Sean O'Connell

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Oscar voters “profoundly confused” by new ballots

31 December 2011 10:20 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: When the Academy shifted its rules regarding the Best Picture race – making it a more fluid process while eliminating the minimum number of films that might make it into the competition – those tracking the annual Oscar marathon predicted confusion once the ballots were in voters’ hands.

As such, THR Oscarologist Scott Feinberg now says that Academy members he’s hearing from are “profoundly confused by the new voting system,” which asks them to pick only five films for Best Picture, even though there could end up being as many as 10 (or as few as five) nominated.

“The reason that voters are only being asked to name five films instead of 10 is that the current ‘preferential’ voting system rewards films that appear highly on the most ballots, not films that merely appear somewhere on the most ballots,” Feinberg explains in his piece. “In other words, »

- Sean O'Connell

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The Best of the Best Movies of the Year!

30 December 2011 12:09 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Scott Mendelson

HollywoodNews.com: This time, it’s the best of the best. Of course ‘best’ is a subjective term, so you might want to consider these my ‘favorites’. Despite what everyone likes to whine about at the end of every year, 2011 was in fact one of the better years in a good long time. Maybe it was the effects of the 2007 WGA strike wearing off, maybe it was just dumb luck, but on the whole, movies, especially mainstream movies, were pretty on-spot more often than they weren’t. But just as important, most of the year-end Oscar bait was actually quite good, so this is a year where I don’t have to half-heartedly apologize for having a list filled with movies nobody saw and mainstream pictures that no one admits to liking. Even if it took 1/3 of the year to really get cooking, 2011 was an uncommonly solid »

- Scott Mendelson

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Michelle Williams Photos: 2011 Hollywood Actress of the Year

30 December 2011 9:48 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

HollywoodNews.com: Our selected actress to be our “2011 Hollywood Actress of the Year” is Michelle Williams. Her performances have established her as one of Hollywood’s most sought-after and respected actors earning her two Academy Award® nominations.

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Michelle Williams in "My Week With Marilyn Monroe"

Photos by PRPhotos and The Weinstein Company

In 2011, Williams took on the iconic Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn opposite Kenneth Branagh and Judi Dench. The film was released by The Weinstein Company on November 4, 2011. In addition, she stars opposite Seth Rogan in Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz, which made its world premiere at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival.

Below video of Michelle Williams receiving her “Hollywood Actress Award” last October, 2011, at the Hollywood Film Awards Gala Ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

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- Josh Abraham

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Top 7 Films of 2011

29 December 2011 9:00 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10. Or in this case, I give you 14 films.

Two themes seemed to keep popping up in 2011; nostalgia and forgetting. The forgetting specifically came in the form of Alzheimer’s disease. Friends with Benefits, A Separation, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, The Descendants, and 50/50 all had a key character with Alzheimer’s. On the flip side, nostalgia seemed central to many films. The Artist is an homage to silent films, while Hugo pays tribute as well. The Muppets and Winnie the Pooh told stories that could have existed when those timeless characters were first created (tapping in to our nostalgia). Young Adult exists because of high school nostalgia. Super 8 is the nostalgia of Steven Spielberg through the eyes of J.J. Abrams. Midnight in Paris is most-definitely an obvious nostalgia for Paris in the 1920s.

Don’t forget to remember. That »

- Jeff Bayer

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Oscars: Meryl Streep honored at Kennedy Center tribute – Awards Alley

29 December 2011 8:56 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: Meryl Streep’s “The Iron Lady” is starting to screen, as the Weinstein Company positions the actress for an Oscar campaign that will pit her against some formidable names (Viola Davis, Tilda Swinton and Glenn Close appear to be her closest competition).

But the race to honor Streep began weeks ago, when the acting legend received the Kennedy Center honors … and a loving tribute from some of her closest friends and professional “fans.”

Expect to hear plenty more about Streep in the coming weeks as the Oscar race heads into Phase Two. But before that begins, here’s a sweet, earnest tribute to an immensely gifted artist:

Awards Alley brings you the best Oscar coverage. Click below to read our exclusive interviews with:

- Harvey Weinstein

- The cast of “The Artist.”

- Kenneth Branagh for “My Week With Marilyn.”

- Sir Ben Kingsley »

- Sean O'Connell

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Oscars: Why can’t kids compete at the Academy Awards? – Awards Alley

29 December 2011 8:45 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: Why do kids have a hard time breaking through at the Oscars?

It’s an interesting question, and one that is dissected over at Gold Derby this morning, where they point out that multiple Oscar-worthy performances from underage talents could be overlooked this season if the Academy’s tendencies disrupt the momentum of select campaigns.

That’s not to say kids are never nominated for the Oscar. Just last year, Hailee Steinfeld and Jennifer Lawrence competed in top categories for their work in “True Grit” and “Winter’s Bone,” respectively. Abigail Breslin, Haley Joel Osment and Anna Paquin competed and, in the case of the latter, won for “The Piano.”

This year, I can rattle off a handful of young performers who should be in the discussion for Oscar consideration:

- Thomas Horn for “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

- Daniel Radcliffe for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 »

- Sean O'Connell

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HollywoodNews.com’s Top 10 Movies of 2011 – Awards Alley

28 December 2011 4:01 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: You hear this complaint almost every year: “This was a terrible year for film.” It’s often made by moviegoers who didn’t go out of their way to find unconventional, challenging (and frequently rewarding) cinema.

A simple scan of the films we’ve included in our annual Top 10 list – as well as the 10 follow up titles – will tell you that there were plenty of films worth celebrating in 2011 … and there will be even more coming next year.

But before we jump ahead, with the New Year arriving in a few days, let’s run through the best films we managed to see in 2011. We expect our coverage for most of these movies to extend into January and February as the Oscar race continues. But for now, these are the movies that moved us most. If we missed any, let us know in our comments section:

Hollywoodnews. »

- Sean O'Connell

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The 9 Most Memorable 'Hunger Games' Moments of 2011

28 December 2011 12:00 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

We can hardly believe it, but just a year ago "The Hunger Games" had no release date, no cast, no trailer and certainly no nail polish line to speak of. In 2011, though, the world became Panem, and when we fans think back on this year, these are the things we'll remember most.

Do you agree with our list? Share your thoughts and memories in the comments section below.

Jennifer Lawrence Is Katniss!

The movie's cast filled out (agonizingly) slowly this spring. Rumors of Hailee Steinfeld and Chloe Moretz filled the early months of the year, so we were all a little shell-shocked when we finally learned that Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence would be our Katniss. Fans were even more surprised by the choices of Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth as Peeta Mellark and Gale Hawthorne, respectively. Other additions were met with glee, though, like Woody Harrelson as Haymitch Abernathy and Donald Sutherland for President Snow. »

- Amanda Bell

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Gary Oldman retrospective planned for ArcLight Hollywood – Awards Alley

28 December 2011 7:49 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: Gary Oldman has been receiving some of the finest reviews of his career for playing retired spy George Smiley in Tomas Alfredsson’s “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” … and when you think about the performances Oldman has turned in over the years, that’s saying a mouthful.

So, it’s appropriate that the ArcLight Hollywood will honor Oldman’s legendary contributions to film history with a 6-movie retrospective early next year. Oldman even plans on being at the ArcLight on Wednesday, Jan. 11, following a showing of Focus Features’ “Tinker, Tailor” for a special Q-and-a hosted by Matt Holzman of Kcrw’s “Matt’s Movies.”

More information, from a release:

Focus is co-hosting the free-admission 3-night series with radio station Kcrw (www.kcrw.org), 89.9-fm in Los Angeles. Matt Holzman, host of Kcrw’s Matt’s Movies screening series, will conduct the live Q&A with Mr. »

- Sean O'Connell

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Oscars unveil official Academy Awards poster – Awards Alley

28 December 2011 7:36 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: The theme for next’s year’s Academy Awards telecast will be “Celebrate the Movies In All of Us,” a fitting motif as many of the films expected to compete celebrate the legacy that Hollywood has had on all of our lives.

The Artist,” “My Week With Marilyn” and “Hugo” are just three of the films that throw parties for the art and craft of moviemaking, and so the tagline for the Oscars – revealed this morning on the evening’s official poster – of “Life. Camera. Action” fits like a glove.

One month from now, we’ll know with certainty which films will compete for Oscar’s top prize. Several pundits still have Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist” as the film to beat, though a few movies have climbed the ranks as of late to make it a legitimate competition.

Gold Derby, which diligently tracks the competition, »

- Sean O'Connell

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The Artist, Jean Dujardin, Elizabeth Olsen, The Skin I Live In: Phoenix Film Critics Winners

27 December 2011 5:51 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Jean Dujardin, The Artist Michel Hazanavicius/The Artist Tops Phoenix Film Critics Awards Best Film * The Artist The Descendants Drive The Help Hugo Midnight in Paris Moneyball My Week with Marilyn Super 8 The Tree of Life Best Foreign Language Film Incendies Point Blank * The Skin I Live In Best Director Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris * Michael Hazanavicius, The Artist Alexander Payne, The Descendants Martin Scorsese, Hugo Tate Taylor, The Help Best Actor In A Leading Role George Clooney, The Descendants * Jean Dujardin, The Artist Michael Fassbender, Shame Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Brad Pitt, Moneyball Best Actress In A Leading Role Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs Viola Davis, The Help * Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn Best Actor In A Supporting Role Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn * Albert Brooks, Drive John Hawkes, Martha Marcy May Marlene Jonah Hill, »

- Steve Montgomery

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Clothes on Film’s 2011 Costume Design Round Up

27 December 2011 4:27 PM, PST | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

By no means intended as an exhaustive list, Clothes on Film ponder an overview of 2011 in costume. Concentrating on mainstream fare that those outside of big cities are likely to have seen, we consider which costumes delighted, surprised and best of all, enlightened us. Expect to spot Drive, Melancholia and Hugo on this list somewhere.

Costume encompasses every item of clothing worn on film. By strict definition costume is not ‘wardrobe’; wardrobe is what Oprah Winfrey wore on her talk show. While at Clothes on Film we embrace all forms of costume, we do have a slight bias for contemporary, although only because it is often underrepresented in the face of (admittedly dazzling) period or fantasy wear. This roundup will comprise both period and contemporary, but »

- Chris Laverty

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Chloe Moretz: 'I like different roles because they're not me'

27 December 2011 3:11 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Chloe Moretz has said that it is rewarding to play characters so unlike herself in films. The Hugo actress revealed that she believes choosing more adventurous roles will ensure that her career has longevity. "I mean, it's acting. I like these roles because they're not me. That's what's fun about it. If I played another version of Chloe all the time, it would be boring," the 14-year-old explained in an interview with Teen Vogue. "I'd love to be in this industry for the rest of my life - to write, direct, and produce my own movies. I'm an overachiever, you know? (more) »

- By Jennifer Still

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George Clooney: From Hollywood Film Awards to Oscar race – Awards Alley

26 December 2011 1:28 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: As far as we’re concerned, the Oscar season begins at the Hollywood Awards Gala.

We take pride in recognizing several talents on an annual basis who will compete at the Academy Awards, and this year is no different. Our honorees at the 15th Annual Hollywood Film Awards have remained in the awards conversation over the past few months, and find themselves at or near the front of the Oscar race as we head into the final stretch before nominees are announced on Jan. 25, 2012.

As we work our way through the final week of 2011, we want to go back and revisit our honorees, and point out where they stand in the Oscar season. We are very proud of the creative talents we have recognized, and couldn’t be more thrilled to see them competing for Oscars in various categories.

George Clooney – 2011 Hollywood Actor Award »

- Sean O'Connell

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Peter Jackson posts fifth “Hobbit” production diary

26 December 2011 12:54 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: Can we pencil Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” into next year’s Oscar race?

I know, I know. We’re getting way ahead of ourselves here. But the charge of nostalgic electricity that jolted through our systems last week when Jackson unveiled his first official trailer for “The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey” only continues with the release of the fifth production diary from the New Zealand set of the ongoing adventure.

And from an awards perspective, I wouldn’t be that surprised to see “Hobbit” pick up the baton passed by “Return of the King” and continue competing in key categories (meaning “outside of the technical categories,” where it’s sure to be a powerhouse).

Few directors treat their fans to type of in-depth access Jackson is giving Lotr supporters in these “Hobbit” videos. In fact, I’d almost worry that Jackson’s revealing »

- Sean O'Connell

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Online Film Critics go with “The Tree of Life,” “Drive” — Awards Alley

26 December 2011 12:33 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: If the critics had any say, Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” would be a shoo-in for a Best Picture nomination next year.

The film topped this year’s “Sight and Sound” poll of international critics. It landed on the lists of multiple critics’ organizations. And earlier this morning, the ethereal human drama was announced as the leading nomination grabber from the Online Film Critics Society (of which I am a member), which recognized Malick’s picture in the categories of Best Picture, Best Director (Malick), Best Supporting Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Supporting Actress (Jessica Chastain), Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Cinematography.

Joining “The Tree of Life” in Best Picture for the 15th annual Ofcs awards are Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Artist,” Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants,” Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”.

Malick, Hazanavicius, Refn and Scorsese »

- Sean O'Connell

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Warner Bros. Pictures 2012 Preview Includes Descriptions & HD Images Of The Dark Knight Rises, Argo, The Gangster Squad, The Hobbit & The Great Gatsby

26 December 2011 12:25 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Christian Bale as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action thriller The Dark Knight Rises, a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Tm and © DC Comics Photo by Ron Phillips

Just in time for the new year, Warner Bros. has released their slate of films scheduled from January 2012 through December 2012. Some noticeables on the list include Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Wrath Of The Titans, The Gangster Squad, Ben Affleck’s Argo, The Untitled Jay Roach Comedy on August 10th, Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Below are a few new images, along with descriptions and trailers. From the lineup below, appears that Warner Bros. will be box office champs by year end.

Joyful Noise

(L-r) Dolly Parton as G.G. Sparrow and Queen Latifah as Vi Rose Hill in Alcon Entertainment’s “Joyful Noise, »

- Michelle McCue

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Warner Bros. Pictures 2012 Release Schedule Preview

26 December 2011 9:52 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. Pictures has released their release schedule preview for 2012, which includes movies hitting between January and December of this coming New Year. These movies include Joyful Noise, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Project X, Wrath of the Titans, Bullet to the Head, The Lucky One, Dark Shadows, Rock of Ages, Jack the Giant Killer, Magic Mike, The Dark Knight Rises, Untitled Jay Roach Comedy (aka Dog Fight), The Apparition, Argo, The Gangster Squad, Gravity, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and The Great Gatsby.

Joyful Noise - January 13

Joyful Noise is a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal. The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but »

- MovieWeb

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“Extremely Loud” and Stephen Daldry’s Oscar chances — Awards Alley

26 December 2011 6:21 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

By Sean O’Connell

hollywoodnews.com: The “Awards Season Screener” of choice from family members visiting over the holiday weekend was Stephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” (The second most popular was Steven Spielberg’s “War Horse,” followed by “The Artist.”)

All three went over very well – an extremely unscientific poll, which is influenced by overeating and alcohol – but “Loud” was a devastator. I now know at what moment I need to get up and get the tissue boxes ready, because the tears are about to flow.

It worked every time. And now that I’ve seen it a number of times, I’m even more confident throwing my support behind Daldry’s powerful and moving drama. Mainly, I’ve come to realize the precise structure of Eric Roth’s adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s novel. Mysteries about The Renter (Max von Sydow), the key, the swing »

- Sean O'Connell

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