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Santa Monica — Michael Keaton is having the time of his life. Cruising along an awards circuit that has brought him plenty of kudos for his performance in Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" and probably more opportunities to talk about himself than he'd prefer, he seems consistently high on life and not at all phased by the grind. He's not someone who has really sought out this kind of attention and acclaim, often retreating to his ranch in Montana away from the Hollywood fray, but now that he's feeling the love? Let's just say I doubt anyone's having as much fun with all of this than he is. On the eve of this year's Oscar nominations announcement, I met Keaton for coffee and a light lunch at one of his favorite Santa Monica spots to chew on as much of his career and the awards »
- Kristopher Tapley
By Anjelica Oswald
With Michael Keaton winning the Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy and Eddie Redmayne winning for best actor in a drama, both men continue establishing themselves as the frontrunners in this year’s lead actor race at the Oscars.
Though not new to films, Redmayne starred in Oscar-nominated films such as Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2008) and Les Miserables (2012). His performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, however, propelled him to widespread acclaim and put him on the radar. He is one of four best actor nominees — along with Keaton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Steve Carell — to receive their first nomination this year.
For most of his career, Keaton was known for his comedic roles, such as Mr. Mom (1983) and Beetlejuice (1988), and for his turn as Batman in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992). These roles earned Keaton praise and »
- Anjelica Oswald
Tonight the Hollywood Foreign Press Association got its annual spotlight, by way of the spotlight they shine on their favorite movies and TV shows and performances in both. And as usual, most of the TV winners this year represent new programs, such as Jane the Virgin, The Affair, Fargo and Transparent – the latter three of which took two awards each. But there was also room for older series, including Downton Abbey and House of Cards, for which Kevin Spacey won his first Golden Globe on his eighth nomination, here for Best Actor in a TV Drama (that’s right, he has two Oscars but never won one of these). Billy Bob Thornton also is an Oscar winner who had never won a Golden Globe until tonight, when he got one for starring in TV’s Fargo. Fun fact: the movie Fargo didn’t win a single Golden Globe, though it was nominated for four. As »
- Christopher Campbell
Boyhood won three awards, including the prize for Best Drama at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. Richard Linklater took home the trophy for Best Director and Patricia Arquette won for Best Supporting Actress. But on the comedy half of the movie slate, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel rode a wave of recent critical goodwill to win Best Comedy or Musical, slipping past the presumed frontrunner, Birdman. Michael Keaton, however, did win the award for Best Actor in a Comedy, and Alejandro Iñárritu's film also was honored for Best Screenplay. The only other movie to win multiple awards was The Theory of Everything, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Michael Keaton gave not one but two speeches at the National Board of Review ceremony in Manhattan on Tuesday night. The first time he took the podium, to accept his best actor award for “Birdman,” he aimed a big net: “I’d like to thank everybody I ever met,” he said. But that evidently didn’t include Oscar Isaac (“A Most Violent Year”), who was supposed to share the actor’s prize with Keaton. When it was Isaac’s turn to talk, he acknowledged Keaton: “And also, ‘Mr. Mom.’ A f—ing awesome movie.” After he was done, Keaton leapt back onstage.
“My selfishness overtook me,” Keaton said. He wanted everybody to know he was thrilled to be honored with Isaac. “This dude is a mothef—er.” Keaton insisted that he had Isaac’s name in his notes, and he’d just forgotten to read that part. “I don’t »
- Ramin Setoodeh
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