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'Tron Legacy,' 'Black Swan' and 'True Blood' lead Art Director's Guild nominees

5 January 2011 11:13 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The prestigious Art Director's Guild of America announced the nominees for their 2010 Awards this morning and on the movie side there were absolutely no surprises.  Every expected best picture contender made the cut with guild's three categories (Period Film, Fantasy Film, Contemporary Film) with only the animated "Toy Story 3," "Winter's Bone" and "The Kids Are All Right" failing to get recognized.  Unfortunately, the surplus of nods make it hard to determine who will make the Academy Awards cut of just five honorees, but "Black Swan," "Inception," "Alice in Wonderland" and "True Grit" are prime contenders. On the television side, »

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New Year Fockers (Dec. 31-2)

5 January 2011 9:33 AM, PST | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

It was a close race but Little Fockers managed to grab the top spot for yet another weekend. On the other hand, just like last time the real champ is True Grit, the Coen brothers western that finished just $1.3 million shy of first place, more after the break. In a year where Despicable Me [...] »

- Alex

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'Inception', 'Social Network' get WGA noms

5 January 2011 9:22 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Inception and The Social Network have secured nominations at the 2011 WGA (Writers Guild of America) Awards. Christopher Nolan's script for his mind-bending heist thriller Inception faces competition from boxing biopic The Fighter, Black Swan, and indie dramas The Kids Are All Right and Please Give for the 'Original Screenplay' prize. For 'Adapted Screenplay', Sorkin's Social Network - based on Ben Mezrich's book The Accidental Billionaires - is up against 127 Hours, I Love You Phillip Morris, The Town and True Grit. The Writers Guild Awards will take place on February 5. The WGA movie nominations in full: Original Screenplay

Black Swan (Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John McLaughlin)

The (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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Video Evidence of The Fighter's Poetic License Reveals Shocking Lack of Chewing Gum

5 January 2011 9:20 AM, PST | Movieline | See recent Movieline news »

Much like the fighting style of boxer Micky Ward, The Fighter is one of those Oscar contenders seemingly lying in wait to make its big strike. It doesn't have the box office pedigree of True Grit or The Social Network, and it isn't as critically acclaimed/debated as Inception or Black Swan, but David O. Russell's criminally entertaining return stands as good a chance as any film to garner multiple Oscar nominations and wins (for Christian Bale and either Amy Adams or Melissa Leo). Not bad! But will the fact that the film plays fast and loose with some facts about Ward, his brother Dicky and girlfriend Charlene be detrimental to the campaign? »

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Art Directors Nominations Run Gamut from 'King's Speech' to 'Social Network' to 'Robin Hood'

5 January 2011 7:43 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Here's a batch of nominations that includes some new names alongside the usual suspects. The Art Directors Guild announced its nominations on Wednesday morning – and by separating the feature film nominees into Period Film, Fantasy Film and Contemporary Film categories, they were able to make room for the likes of "Shutter Island" (left), "Robin Hood" and "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader" alongside awards heavyweights like "True Grit," "The King's Speech," "Black Swan," "The Fighter" and "The Social Network." On the television side, nominees included "Mad Men," "True »

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Ballots Are Out and the Heat Is On

5 January 2011 6:00 AM, PST | TribecaFilm.com | See recent Tribeca Film news »

Happy New Year, Tribeca readers! With the new year comes reminiscences, resolutions and... Oscar ballots. When we last spoke, ballots hadn't even gone out yet. They were mailed out to the Academy's 6,000+ voters directly after Christmas, and they're due back on Friday, January 14. Did you know they were color-coded? The bulk of nomination voting is done during the holiday week that just passed and, well, now. The natural question is what is in the cultural air right now influencing those votes? True Grit the Hit Over the past two weeks True Grit, the new Western from the Coen Brothers, has emerged as a genuine hit. Despite occasional media griping to the contrary, Oscar voters love a hit film. (Last year's win for The Hurt Locker was something of an anomaly, as it's actually the lowest grossing Best Picture winner.) Hollywood runs on blockbusters, and gold can often follow green. Just »

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2011 Writers Guild of America (WGA) Nominations Announced

5 January 2011 5:58 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

The Writers Guild of America (WGA), West (Wgaw) and East (Wgae) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2010. 

The WGA said that many acclaimed films were not eligible. They include: Another Year, Biutiful, Blue Valentine, The Ghost Writer, The King’s Speech, Made in Dagenham, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Toy Story 3 and Winter’s Bone. Of course, last year great screenplays like Inglourious Basterds and An Education didn’t make the cut, and those went on to get Oscar nominations later in the same month.

Winners will be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, simultaneously at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel-Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles and the Axa Equitable Center in New York City.

Both the “Original Screenplay” and “Adapted Screenplay” categories have matched the Academy Awards 11 out of the last 16 years.

A complete list of all of this year »

- Allan Ford

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The 50 Films You Must See Before Oscar Night 2011

5 January 2011 4:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Here’s a post from a reader called Marshall which was simply too good not to post. Marshall is an avid movie goer and will often see 5 films on any given weekend. With this in mind, he decided to write this post called ‘The 50 films you Must see before Oscar Night 2011′ which are based on critics awards, industry buzz and my own personal opinion – not to be confused with preference.

Read on for the full low-down:

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Movies are important. Maybe not as important as family, politics, the environment, etc., but they are still important. And the Academy Awards are the essence of what this industry is all about. It’s a night where the best films and performances are celebrated throughout the world and movies as a whole are given a chance to shine. But unless you’re as devoted of a movie geek as I am, it can be »

- Guest

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Robert Duvall: A Career Retrospective on the Man's 80th Birthday

5 January 2011 4:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Filed under: Features, Cinematical

We all have our favorite actors that we've carried with us since childhood. Every movie fanatic has a dozen or more (fine, maybe hundreds) but among my particular generation (and perhaps the one that preceded it) few "character actors" are as widely respected as Mr. Robert Duvall. He's absolutely one of those "I'll see whatever movie he's in" actors, which means I've seen a ton of his films. Gathered below are a handful of Mr. Duvall's best moments. You can find dozens more just by picking through his filmography.

'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1962) -- He played Boo Radley! And it was his very first film! (Read Peter Martin's views on this auspicious debut right here.)

'True Grit' (1969) -- Played a great villain in the original film. And not the dumb one, either. The role played by Barry Pepper in the remake.

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- Scott Weinberg

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Robert Duvall: A Career Retrospective on the Man's 80th Birthday

5 January 2011 4:00 AM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Filed under: Features, Cinematical

We all have our favorite actors that we've carried with us since childhood. Every movie fanatic has a dozen or more (fine, maybe hundreds) but among my particular generation (and perhaps the one that preceded it) few "character actors" are as widely respected as Mr. Robert Duvall. He's absolutely one of those "I'll see whatever movie he's in" actors, which means I've seen a ton of his films. Gathered below are a handful of Mr. Duvall's best moments. You can find dozens more just by picking through his filmography.

'To Kill a Mockingbird' (1962) -- He played Boo Radley! And it was his very first film! (Read Peter Martin's views on this auspicious debut right here.)

'True Grit' (1969) -- Played a great villain in the original film. And not the dumb one, either. The role played by Barry Pepper in the remake.

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- Scott Weinberg

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DVD: DVD: True Grit; Monte Walsh

4 January 2011 10:02 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

The Coen brothers’ new movie adaptation of Charles Portis’ Western novel True Grit relies more on its source material than the Academy Award-winning 1969 version, but the older True Grit is a fine film, too, and fascinating for the ways it was out of step with its times. Director Henry Hathaway and screenwriter Marguerite Roberts worked hard to smooth out the kinks in Portis’ novel, retaining some of Portis’ comically elevated language and the basics of the plot—which sees a teenage girl hiring a drunken marshal to track the man who murdered her father—but shooting it in a »

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Writers Guild of America Announces Nominees

4 January 2011 9:43 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Writers Guild of America has announced their nominations for the best screenplays of 2010. If you are like me and you like to bet on who’s going to win at the Oscars, you will want to take a close look at the nominees. The Writers Guild of America is one of the strongest voting bodies in Hollywood and usually a reliable predictor for Oscar gold. In fact the winner of the WGA award has gone on to win the Oscar in the same category 11 of the last 16 years. Oscar favourites Winter’s Bone, Toy Story 3 and  The Kings Speech failed to meet eligibility requirements to be considered, and was therefore disqualified (as were a number of other scripts).

Check out their 2010 nominees below from the press release:

Original Screenplay

Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight

The Fighter, »

- Ricky

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Writers Guild Names Their 2011 Nominations

4 January 2011 8:33 PM, PST | newsinfilm.com | See recent newsinfilm news »

The Writers Guild of America has announced their nominations for the best screenplays of 2010.  Like the Producers Guild nominations, these specialized lists are typically an excellent bellwether for Oscar enthusiasts (or gamblers).  However, it’s important to note that critically acclaimed films like Toy Story 3, The King’s Speech, Winter’s Bone, Never Let Me Go, Biutiful, and How to Train Your Dragon were deemed ineligible by the guild for various reasons.

I’m surprised to see a nod for The Social Network, not because it’s not a brilliant piece of work by Aaron Sorkin, but because he gave the guild a solid drubbing at a recent round table discussion with a few other notable screenwriters.  It’s also strange to see I Love You Phillip Morris receiving any kind of awards consideration, especially in an extremely competitive year of great screenplays.

The WGA winners will be announced »

- Jeff Leins

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2011 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominees Announced (WGA)

4 January 2011 4:09 PM, PST | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

Here is the rundown of nominees for the 2011 Writers Guild Awards held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York. Nominees were decided by both The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2010.

Original Screenplay

Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight

The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Paramount Pictures

Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.

The Kids Are All Right, Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg; Focus Features

Please Give, Written by Nicole Holofcener; Sony Pictures Classics

Adapted Screenplay

127 Hours, Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy; Based on the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Aron Ralston; Fox Searchlight

I Love You Phillip Morris, »

- Alexis James-Whitehead

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True Grit: See 500 Rooster Cogburns, and Learn the Truth About Matt Damon’s ‘Abs Double’

4 January 2011 4:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Is True Grit going to be the new The Big Lebowski, inspiring fan gatherings all over the country? Probably not, but on the eve of the opening of Joel and Ethan Coen's new version of True Grit, hundreds of people gathered in front of Judge Parker's gallows at Fort Smith, Arkansas to partially recreate the classic showdown between Marshall 'Rooster' Cogburn and Lucky Ned Pepper. Watch video of the unusual gathering after the break. And, as a bonus, get the truth about the most curious credit in the film: Matt Damon's Abs Double. Here's the video of Gritapalooza, via In Contention [1]. Seeing all those people perform the dialogue in unison is almost like seeing True Grit: The Musical. Hmm... From the YouTube posting comes this explanation: Fort Smith, Arkansas is the setting and inspiration for True Grit, so on the eve of the new Coen Brothers' release, »

- Russ Fischer

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Writers Guild Awards Nominations! Check Out Full Movie, TV Nominees! Yes, There Are Few Surprises!

4 January 2011 3:36 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

"I Love You Phillip Morris" came out of nowhere and secured a nod for the 2011 Writers Guild Awards. Based on the book by Steven McVicker, the film starring Jim Carrey and Ewan McGRegor as prisoners in love received a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination.

"Phillip Morris" will be competing with awards-favorites "127 Hours" (screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy), "The Social Network" (screenplay Aaron Sorkin), "The Town" (screenplay by Peter Craig and Ben Affleck & Aaron Stockard), and True Grit (screenplay by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen).

In the Original Screenplay category, critics-darlings "Black Swan" (screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin), "The Fighter" (screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson), "Inception" (Christopher Nolan), and "The Kids Are All Right" (written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg) will be competing with "Please Give" by Nicole Holofcener. Much like "I Love You Phillip Morris," "Please Give," a family dramedy set in New York, »

- Manny

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Writers Guild Award nominations arrive!

4 January 2011 2:42 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Big day for award announcements today, and here’s the 2011 Writers Guild Of America award nominees.

Black Swan, Inception, The Fighter, Please Give and The Kids Are All Right won nods in the original screenplay category, while 127 Hours, I Love You Phillip Morris, The Social Network, The Town and True Grit scored in the adapted screenplay category.

The WGA awards give us a very good indication as to what may be nominated come Oscar time.

The WGA Awards will be dished out in ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles on February 5thm 2011.

Original Screenplay

Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin; Story by Andres Heinz; Fox Searchlight

The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Paramount Pictures

Inception, Written by Christopher Nolan; Warner Bros.

The Kids Are All Right, Written by Lisa Cholodenko »

- Paul Heath

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Original True Grit Star Salutes Newcomer Steinfeld

4 January 2011 2:11 PM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

The young star of the original True Grit has heaped praise on newcomer Hailee Steinfeld's portrayal of Mattie Ross in the Coen Brothers remake, but urges her to take care when choosing her next project.

Actress Kim Darby played the spunky teenager opposite John Wayne in the 1969 movie and she admits she was blown away by the new version.

She says, "It’s a wonderful movie. It’s top drawer... and she’s just extraordinary in the film."

The actress was particularly impressed with the teenager's horseriding skills in the film: "God bless her that she did the whole thing. I am really afraid of horses. I had a stunt double. She was about 65. They made a mask of my face out of clay and she would wear that and it would match my profile."

Darby reveals to the Los Angeles Times she has already been in touch with Steinfeld's agent in a bid to make sure she has a more lucrative career as a child star than she did.

The 65 year old adds, "I said to her agent, 'Be sure you’re careful what she does next. The next thing is what is so important.'"

Darby’s films after True Grit were flops and the actress eventually gave up her dream of becoming a movie star to teach.

Darby isn't the only one impressed by Steinfeld's break-out role - the teenager has already won Best Supporting Actress awards from the Online Film Critics Association and the Chicago Critics and she's among the favourites to land an Oscar nomination later this month. »

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Writers Guild & Producers Guild Nominations Show Love To 'Black Swan,' 'The Social Network,' 'True Grit'

4 January 2011 1:45 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

The awards season continued to speed along today, with the Producers Guild and Writers Guild announcing the nominees for their respective awards shows.

The Producers Guild's choices for best producers in a motion picture have become synonymous with the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' choices for the Best Picture Oscar in recent years, and the 10 films nominated are no big surprise. So, yes, "The Social Network," "The King's Speech," "The Kids Are All Right," "The Fighter," "Inception," "Toy Story 3," "True Grit," "Black Swan" and "127 Hours" all made the cut, with "The Town" being the "surprise" film in their midst.

The WGA also didn't have many big surprises for original and adapted screenplay nods. "Black Swan," "The Fighter," "Inception" and "The Kids Are All Right" were acknowledged as best original screenplays, with "Please Give" getting the only dark-horse nomination. Meanwhile "127 Hours," "I Love You Phillip Morris," "The Social Network, »

- Terri Schwartz

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2011 Writers Guild Awards Screen Nominees Announced

4 January 2011 1:34 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

I’d say it’s a safe bet for the WGA, and AMPAS for that matter, to just go ahead and award Adapted Screenplay to Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network today. That one is on the bag. Due to WGA strict rules, award friendly films such as Toy Story 3, Blue Valentine, The King’S Speech, Another Year and Winter’S Bone were not eligible. I was delighted by the surprise appearance of I Love You Phillip Morris in the Adapted Screenplay category.

WGA press release:

Los Angeles, New York — The Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) and the Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing for the screen during 2010. Winners will be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards held on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at simultaneous ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York.

Original Screenplay

Black Swan, Screenplay by Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz »

- Michelle McCue

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