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Andrew here to kick off a theme week dedicated to my favourite movie related person of all time – Katharine Hepburn. Next Sunday is the 106th birthday of Oscar’s most fêted Actress and this week The Film Experience is devoting time to her with the centrepiece being Wednesday’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” devoted to Summertime, her lone David Lean collaboration. (Join us, please.)
I’m starting things off this evening with a monologue from Hepburn’s record making turn in The Lion in Winter. She became the first woman to win a third Best Actress Oscar, and then subsequently broke her own record made it a fourth with On Golden Pond in 1981.
Eponymous lion in winter, Henry, is pondering – which of his remaining three sons deserves to succeed him? Meanwhile, young new King Philip of France is visiting and wants a successor chosen, or he wants his sister, »
- Andrew Kendall
The teams from "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty" tied Sunday night in the Sound Editing category at the Oscars, but this isn't the first time there has been a tie during Hollywood's biggest night.
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When actor Mark Wahlberg announced a tie for the winner of best sound editing the Oscars attendees thought it was a joke. “No, I’m not kidding,” Wahlberg said. It was true. For only the third time in the history of the Academy Awards, two people would take home an Oscar for the same category.
Zero Dark Thirty and Skyfall both won Oscars for best sound editing in a film. According to sources, if a nominee is three or less votes behind the winner, a tie is declared. In 1931-32, Fredric March (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and Wallace Beery (The Champ) tied for Best Actor and in 1968 Barbara Steisand (Funny Girl) and Katherine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter) tied for Best Actress. Everyone wants to be the one and only winner, but making history as being the third tie in the Academy’s history is not such a bad life. »
- Bené Viera
The surprise tie in this year's Best Sound Editing category officially makes this year's Oscars one for the record books: It's only the sixth time a tie has happened in Oscar history and the first in a technical category.
"Zero Dark Thirty" and "Skyfall" shared this year's Sound Editing award -- beating out "Argo," "Django Unchained" and "Life of Pi." (In an odd coincidence, both Kathryn Bigelow's acclaimed "Zero" and the blockbuster James Bond film "Skyfall" were both distributed by Sony Pictures.)
Perhaps the most famous tie happened in 1968, when Barbara Steisand's "Funny Girl" breakout performance tied with legendary Katherine Hepburn's turn in "The Lion in Winter" for Best Actress. We know from the record books that that was an exact tie, each actress received the same number of votes.
However, historically, Oscar will declare a tie if two nominees come within a few votes of each other. »
According to the AMPAs database, the first happened in 1931-32, when Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde’s Frederic March and The Champ’s Wallace Beery each won the Best Actor award. However, the vote count wasn’t an actual tie — Beery received one more than March, but the rules at the time stated two winners would be honored if the count was within three votes. The rule subsequently changed. »
- Denise Warner
At this year's Academy Awards, there was a tie (gasp!). It was in the Best Sound Editing category, with the award going to Paul N.J. Ottosson for his work in "Zero Dark Thirty," and Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers for their work in "Skyfall." However, this wasn't the first time a tie happened at the Oscars. Back in 1969, both Katherine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand won in a much more publicized category -- Best Actress -- with Hepburn winning for her performance as Queen Eleanor in "The Lion in Winter," and Streisand as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl." It also happened in 1932, with both Wallace Beery ("The Champ") and Frederic March ("Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde") winning Best Actor; in 1949, when "A Chance to Live" and "So Much for So Little" won the Best Documentary Short award; in 1986, with "Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got" and "Down and Out in America »
- Alex Suskind
Let's face it: we actually like it when Oscar night provides us with snubs and surprises. They add suspense to what is often a predictable show, they remind us that the conventional wisdom is not always right, they sometimes result in someone worthy beating someone popular, or they allow us to seethe with righteous indignation as we take to our Twitter soapboxes to proclaim our shock and dismay at the injustice. Alas, Sunday night's Oscars offered precious few snubs and only mild surprises. The biggest outrages had already happened with the nominations, with the omissions of Ben Affleck ("Argo") and Kathryn Bigelow ("Zero Dark Thirty") from the Best Director category. After that, it was a foregone conclusion that "Zdt" would get shafted (indeed, it took home just one prize, for Sound Editing), while it also quickly became a foregone conclusion that "Argo" would win Best Picture despite the Affleck snub »
- Gary Susman
Article by Dan Clark
The Academy Awards have a long tradition of awarding the best and the brightest in the world of movies. Hollywood’s biggest night is the ideal time for film legends to be recognized. Unfortunately the Oscars are also well known for dropping the ball on occasion. Some of the best actors to ever have graced the silver screen never hoisted that golden statue. Sure they attempt to remedy that at times by giving out Honorary Awards to make up for their biggest oversights, but to me that’s nothing more than a giant comp out. With that in mind I have compiled a list of the greatest actors to never have won an Oscar. Like the Oscars I’m sure there are many that deserve to be on this list that didn’t make the cut so feel free to honor them in the comment section »
Barbra Streisand: Oscar 2013 performer (with James Brolin above) Barbra Streisand, a two-time Academy Award winner, will sing at the 2013 Oscar ceremony next February 24. According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences press release, Streisand has only performed once at the Oscars, nearly 36 years ago. On the March 28, 1977, telecast, she sang the Oscar-nominated song "Evergreen" from A Star Is Born, which she herself composed with Paul Williams. (See also: "Director Barbra Streisand Returns in 2013.") [Photo: Barbra Streisand and James Brolin at the 2005 Academy Awards ceremony.] "In an evening that celebrates the artistry of movies and music," Oscarcast 2013 producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are quoted as saying, "how could the telecast be complete without Barbra Streisand?" Now, what exactly Streisand is going to sing remains a mystery — perhaps one more intriguing than whether or not Ben Affleck’s Argo will beat both Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook for the Best Picture Oscar. »
- Andre Soares
This is part 20 out of 30 in our daily January countdown of the 300 Greatest Films Ever Made. These are numbers 110-101.
109) Nosferatu (1922) F. W. Murnau Germany Silent
108) Romeo & Juliet (1968) Franco Zeffirelli British/ Italy
106) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) Irvin G. Kirshner USA
104) The Thin Man (1934) W. S. Van Dyke USA
103) Tokyo Story (1953) Yashujira Uzu Japan
102) M (1931) Fritz Lang German
101) City Of God (2002) Fernendo Meirelles Brazil
Numbers 100-91 coming next.
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It's Oscar season, so let's dive into my favorite place: the past. Over the next few weeks I'll revisit old winners and rank 'em however I see fit, and you're invited to disagree and show me how proud you are of caring about Johnny Belinda or whatever. Today, we begin with the best of Best Actresses. Ready to rank? Let's go.
10. Elizabeth Taylor, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Under-discussed fact: Though the character of Martha is a crucial and brutal part of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, George is a far more interesting character. It's almost easy to root against Liz for that fact, but her rancor and timing are so electric and natural that she's a shoo-in for this list. What a flop those other actresses are!
La Vie En Rose tries to be intriguing with its out-of-sequence storytelling but nearly succumbs to »
"DGA members have chosen an incredibly rich and varied group of filmmakers to nominate for this year's Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Award. These directors represent the highest standard of filmmaking, and their films are a testament to artistic achievement, innovative storytelling and the passion that filmmakers share with their audiences. Being nominated by their peers is what makes this award particularly meaningful for directors, and I congratulate all of the nominees for their outstanding work."
The winner will be named at the 65th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
The nominees are (in alphabetical order):
Tom Hooper for Les Miserables
Ang Lee for Life of Pi »
The nominees are (in alphabetical order):
Mr. Affleck.s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Amy Herman
First Assistant Director: David Webb
Second Assistant Director: Ian Calip
First Assistant Director (Turkey Unit): Belkis Turan
Ms. Bigelow.s Directorial Team:
Unit Production Manager: Colin Wilson
First Assistant Director: David A. Ticotin
First Assistant Director (Jordan Unit): Scott Robertson
Second Second Assistant Director (Jordan Unit): Tarek Afifi
Unit Production Manager (India Unit): Rajeev Mehra
This is Ms. »
- Michelle McCue
<p><img src="http://0.tqn.com/d/movies/1/G/9/G/Z/argo-ben-affleck.jpg" alt="Ben Affleck in Argo" align="right" border="0" space="0">The Directors Guild of America's list of nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Films includes four previous winners of the award and one first-time nominee. And one among this list is likely to be the Best Director Oscar winner this year, as only six times since 1948 has the winner of the DGA award differed from the Academy's choice for Best Director.</p> <p>For those into trivia, the DGA has provided this helpful list of the six times when the choices differed:</p> <p>- 1968 - DGA Award winner Anthony Harvey for <em>The Lion in Winter</em>. The Oscar winner was <em>Oliver!</em>'s director Carol Reed.<br /> - 1972 - The DGA selected Francis Ford Coppola for <em>The Godfather</em> but Academy members opted to honor Bob Fosse for <em>Cabaret</em>.<br /> - 1985 - Steven Spielberg won the DGA for <em>The Color Purple</em> however the Oscar went to Sydney Pollack for <em>Out of Africa</em>.<br /> - 1995 - Ron Howard took »
Throughout the 70s and 80s, Hopkins would continue to gain success in multiple television movies and series, and starred in several films including A Bridge Too Far (1977) and The Elephant Man (1980). Throughout the 90s, however, Hopkins evolved into one of our greatest stars of the big screen, beginning with his Academy Award winning performance as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991; a role that he would later reprise twice in Hannibal (2001) and Red Dragon (2002)). A few of his best films of the 90s include Howard’s End (1992), Dracula (1992), Chaplin (1992), The Remains of the Day (1993; for which he received his 2nd Oscar nomination), Legends of the Fall (1994), Nixon (1995; for which he received his 3rd Oscar nomination), and Amistad (1997; for which he received his 4th, and most recent, Oscar nomination). Hopkins was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993 for services to the arts. Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins was born December 31st, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark Johnson)
15 items from 2013
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