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69th Golden Globe Awards Nominations -- See Your Complete List!

15 December 2011 6:20 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Hollywood Foreign Press has announced the nominees for the 69th Golden Globe Awards, and as predicted, "The Artist" received the most nods. The Michel Hazavanicius' black-and-white silent film received six nominations including Best Picture (Comedy or Musical), Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Acting nods for Jean Dujardin (Best Actor: Comedy or Musical) and Berenice Bejo (Best Supporting Actress).

Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" and Tate Taylor's "The Help" both received 5 nominations each, and Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris," George Clooney's "The Ides of March," and Bennett Miller's "Moneyball" each got 4 nominations.

We'll find out the winners on January 15, 2012 live on NBC. Ricky Gervais is returning to host, and Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecille DeMille Award.

Here's the complete list of the nominees for the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (to find out winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here for our complete Awards »

- Manny

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‘The Artist,’ ‘The Help’ Lead Golden Globe Nominees

15 December 2011 5:50 AM, PST | Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal | See recent Speakeasy/Wall Street Journal news »

1st Rendezvous With French Cinema A still from “The Artist”, a black and white film about the decline of a male film star as silent films go out of fashion. Set in Hollywood in the 1920s, it was produced and released in 2011.

The silent film “The Artist” led the pack when the Golden Globes were announced this morning.

The Artist” scored six nominations, more than any other motion picture this year. Set in Hollywood between 1927 and 1931, the black and white »

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Quick Shooter: A Clint Eastwood Profile (Part 3)

11 October 2011 11:41 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood in the third of a five-part feature (read parts one and two)...

“You’ve got to keep stretching out and trying other stuff,” observed actor and director Clint Eastwood. “I could have chosen a lot of scripts that were different than Bronco Billy [1980], that were less of a challenge but it was worth trying.” The native of San Francisco, California explains, “It’s about the American Dream, and Billy’s dream that he fought so hard for. It’s all the context of this outdated Wild West show that has absolutely no chance of being a hit. But it’s sweet. It’s pure.” The subject matter resembles the work of two legendary Hollywood filmmakers. “My first thought was that Frank Capra [It’s a Wonderful Life] or Preston Sturges [Sullivan’s Travels] might have done it in their heyday. It has some values that were interesting to »

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