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Oscars cliffhanger: Will Eddie Redmayne follow Daniel Day-Lewis path to victory?

27 January 2015 6:22 AM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

You can't miss the parallels between Eddie Redmayne's performance in "The Theory of Everything" and Daniel Day-Lewis's Oscar-winning turn in "My Left Foot" in 1989. It's been in the back of my mind for a while, but seems especially relevant after Redmayne's surprise win at the SAG Awards. -Break- Redmayne and Day-Lewis are both British actors (the Oscars love those). And like Redmayne, Day-Lewis played a real person (Oscars love those too) and underwent a drastic physical transformation to portray a physical disability (Oscars jackpot). While Redmayne plays Als-afflicted scientist Stephen Hawking, who physically deteriorates until he is confined to a wheelchair and cannot speak, Day-Lewis portrayed Christy Brown, an artist with cerebral palsy who could only control his left foot. Oscars battle for Best Actor: Michael Keaton vs. Eddie Redmayne Sure, Redmayne is a youthful pretty boy in an Oscar categ...' »

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Class Disparities and Prostitution Tackled in Early Female Director's Drama

23 January 2015 5:01 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Pioneering woman director Lois Weber socially conscious drama 'Shoes' among Library of Congress' Packard Theater movies (photo: Mary MacLaren in 'Shoes') In February 2015, National Film Registry titles will be showcased at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater – aka the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation – in Culpeper, Virginia. These range from pioneering woman director Lois Weber's socially conscious 1916 drama Shoes to Robert Zemeckis' 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future. Another Packard Theater highlight next month is Sam Peckinpah's ultra-violent Western The Wild Bunch (1969), starring William Holden and Ernest Borgnine. Also, Howard Hawks' "anti-High Noon" Western Rio Bravo (1959), toplining John Wayne and Dean Martin. And George Cukor's costly remake of A Star Is Born (1954), featuring Academy Award nominees Judy Garland and James Mason in the old Janet Gaynor and Fredric March roles. There's more: Jeff Bridges delivers a colorful performance in »

- Andre Soares

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The Precedent for an Eddie Redmayne or Michael Keaton Oscar Win

19 January 2015 8:53 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

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 »

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Oscars 2015: First-Time Oscar Nominees

15 January 2015 6:56 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

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The nominees for the 87th Academy Awards were announced this morning live from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills in a two-part announcement. Joining some Oscar veterans, such as Meryl Streep, Marion Cotillard and Wes Anderson, are a number of first-time Oscar nominees. Of the five nominees for actor in a lead role, only Bradley Cooper has been nominated before. Two actresses in a lead role and two actresses in a supporting role are newcomers and one director and one supporting actor have never been nominated before. First-time Oscar nominees include:

Morten Tyldum — Achievement in directing

The Norwegian filmmaker who helmed The Imitation Game earned a spot in the top five for best director. He was also nominated for a Hollywood Film Award. The film received eight nominations, including best picture. His film was also recognized by the Human Rights Campaign “for bringing the »

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Golden Globes 2015: People Picks the Winners!

11 January 2015 8:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Before the stars swarm the Beverly Hills Hotel for Sunday's 72nd Annual [Link "http://www.people.com/people/news/category/0,,MediaAwardsEventsTax:GoldenGlobes,00.html" "Golden Globe Awards"] (airing at 8 p.m. Et on NBC), People selects the films, TV series and performances that are most likely to make it up to the podium.[Bold "Movies"] Drama: Boyhood Richard Linklater's naturalistic take on parents, kids and the inevitable march of time is elegantly universal. Lead actor, drama: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything Eddie Redmayne's inspirational work as Als-stricken physicist Stephen Hawking has earned comparisons with Daniel Day-Lewis's Oscar-winning turn in My Left Foot. Lead actress, drama: Julianne Moore, Still Alice Devastating as a college »

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2015 Top 100 Foreign Titles: #85. Jim Sheridan’s The Secret Scripture

5 January 2015 1:45 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Secret Scripture

Director: Jim Sheridan// Writers: Johnny Ferguson, Jim Sheridan

In light of his recent titles, it’s hard to forget that Jim Sheridan started out with My Left Foot back in 1989, and went on to work with Daniel Day-Lewis in two more superb roles. In 2004, Sheridan saw a resurgence with the success of In America, but a string of intriguing choices afterwards all seemed to fail, including the 50 cent headlined Get Rich or Die Tryin’,  an unwise remake of Susanne Bier’s Brothers, and a supernatural thriller that was subjected to studio interference, Dream House. We’re thinking The Secret Scripture, based on the novel by Sebastian Barry and set to film in Ireland, will be a comeback worth anticipating, as it features a strong cast led by Rooney Mara. The film’s focus is a woman and her diary during an extended stay at a mental hospital. »

- Nicholas Bell

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