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Nominees for 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards Announced

13 December 2012 12:57 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

The Screen Actors Guild has announced the nominees for the 19th annual SAG Awards. There are thirteen fifteen categories, six for film and nine for television. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" and David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" each received four nominations, while "Les Miserables" received three. Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which has been dominating at other awards, only received one nomination for Jessica Chastain. Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" won the Best Cast award three years ago and the film went on to win Best Picture Oscar. The winners will be announced live on TNT, Sunday, January 28th, 2013 at 8pm Est. See the full list of nominees below. Film: Best Actor: * Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) * Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln) * John Hawkes (The Sessions) * Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables) * Denzel Washington (Flight) Best Actress: * Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) * Marion Cotillard (Rust and Bone) * Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook) * Helen Mirren »

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Here’s This Year’s Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

12 December 2012 11:46 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Not that anybody much cares or respects what actors have to say about this year’s films, the Screen Actors Guild insists on getting involved with their own list of nominations, all of which you can read below and ponder why Glee is still finding itself getting nominated for things. And apparently SAG were hugely enamoured with Silver Linings Playbook, probably because of all the great performances, but also because they could all really use a gig working with David O. Russell: he’s winning people Oscars these days, right?

Here’s the complete list:

Best Ensemble

Argo

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Miserables

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Best Male Actor In A Leading Role

Denzel WashingtonFlight

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Bradley CooperSilver Linings Playbook

John HawkesThe Sessions

Best Female Actor In A Leading Role

Helen MirrenHitchcock

Naomi WattsThe Impossible

Marion Cotillard, »

- T.J. Barnard

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Screen Actors Guild Awards – Les Misérables, Argo & Playbook lead the Nominations

12 December 2012 9:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations have been announced, continuing the awards season we’re currently in the midst of, and further recognising a handful of films that are already buzzing ahead of the Oscars.

Les Misérables, Lincoln, Argo, and Silver Linings Playbook all have prominent positions in the SAG announcement, along with an interesting appearance from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in the ensemble category, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

The awards celebrate not just the year’s best performances on the big screen, but also those on television, and some of the biggest and best TV shows have deservedly earned their places in the nominations below.

Modern Family, 30 Rock, Parks and Recreation, and The Office continue to dominate the comedy categories. And joining them in the drama nominations are naturally Breaking Bad, Homeland, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Boardwalk Empire, and The Newsroom.

It’s »

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19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

12 December 2012 8:35 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Nominees for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2012 in five film and eight primetime television categories as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center's SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

SAG-aftra Executive Vice President Ned Vaughn introduced Busy Philipps (TBS' Cougar Town and The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Social Media Ambassador) and Taye Diggs (Private Practice) who announced the nominees for this year's Actors. SAG Awards Committee Vice Chair Daryl Anderson and Committee Member Woody Schultz announced the stunt ensemble nominees.

The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. (Et)/5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT at 10 p. »

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SAG nominations: 'Lincoln' and 'Les Mis'; 'Modern Family' and 'Homeland' headline list

12 December 2012 7:36 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Nominations were announced this morning for the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, set to take place Jan. 27.

In television, Emmy Modern Family grabbed four nominations while Homeland and Downton Abbey walked away with three nominations each. In movies, Les Miserables, Lincoln, and Silver Linings Playbook all tied among nominees. (For more on that, read Anthony Breznican’s take.)

See the full list of TV and movie nominations below!

Television:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Buscemi (“Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson”) – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Bryan Cranston (“Walter White”) – Breaking Bad (AMC)

Jeff Daniels (“Will McAvoy”) – The Newsroom »

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2013 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations Deliver Some Surprises

12 December 2012 6:14 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations were announced this morning and certainly deliver a shake-up to the race as Zero Dark Thirty misses out on an ensemble nomination, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel snags two nominations, Joaquin Phoenix isn't nominated for The Master, Django Unchained doesn't get a single nomination and both Helen Mirren (Hitchcock) and Naomi Watts (The Impossible) were nominated in the Best Actress race over Emmanuelle Riva (Amour). Supporting nominations for Nicole Kidman (The Paperboy) and Javier Bardem (Skyfall) also add a litle spice to the mix. As for the absence of Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild was already determined to be ineligible for the SAG Awards because it was not made under the terms of SAG Low Budget Feature Agreement, which mandates the use of professional actors. Last night on Twitter I was discussing the race with Kris Tapley from HitFix.com and Jeff »

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The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Nominees Are...

12 December 2012 6:06 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Busy Philipps and Taye Diggs took to the Pacific Design Center stage in Los Angeles, CA this morning to announce the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild nominees, and Lincoln tied with Silver Linings Playbook for most nominations (4).

Over on the TV side, Homeland continued to take the drama lead (3 nominations) while Modern Family still has a firm grip on the comedy categories. Check out all the nominees!

Related - 2012 Independent Spirit Award Nominations

Best Ensemble

Argo

Les Miserables

Lincoln

Silver Linings Playbook

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln

John Hawkes, The Sessions

Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables

Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty

Marion Cotillard, Rust & Bone

Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Helen Mirren, Hitchcock

Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor

Alan Arkin, Argo

Javier Bardem, Skyfall

Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook

Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master

Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Best »

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Sally Field to be Honored at Palm Springs International Film Festival

8 December 2012 7:35 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Palm Springs International Film Festival has announced that Sally Field will receive the Career Achievement Award on January 5 during the awards gala. Field will join previously announced honorees -- the ensemble cast of Ben Affleck's "Argo," Helen Hunt ("The Sessions"), Naomi Watts ("The Impossible"), and Robert Zemeckis ("Flight").

Field, currently starring in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," also won the New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress award for the role.

Here's more on Field's career highlights:

Sally Field is a two-time Academy Award winner for her performances in Places in the Heart, for which she also received a Golden Globe®, and Norma Rae, for which she received a Golden Globe, along with the New York Film Critics Circle prize, the National Board of Review Award, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, the National Society of Film Critics honor and Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival. »

- Manny

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Margo Martindale: 'Steel'ing Hearts 25 Years Later

29 November 2012 12:45 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Most people learned to love Margo Martindale thanks to her powerful and Emmy-winning turn as Mags Bennett on the second season of FX's Justified.

But the beloved actress first began winning over audiences with the first staging of Steel Magnolias in 1987 when she originated the role of Truvy. Now, she's returning to The Lucille Lortel Theater for a 25th Anniversary reading of Robert Harling classic play (benefiting The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) on December 3 -- although this time, she's tackling the role of Ouiser!

ETonline caught up with Martindale to talk about the 25th Anniversary, what it means to be re-staging this play and what happened when Steel the play met Steel the film and she met Julia Roberts!

ETonline: Is it crazy to you that it's the 25th Anniversary of Steel Magnolias?

Margo Martindale: Well, I must say, I didn't think much of it when they first asked me to do it since I'm not »

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Happy 66th Birthday to Sally Field! What's Her Greatest Single Moment?

6 November 2012 1:09 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

The smart, talented, gorgeous, super liberal, super gay-loving, and above-all-else consistently great Sally Field turns 66 today. Oh, Sally! Mary Todd Lincoln should be playing you! And John Wilkes Booth should be sitting in the balcony, dropping the gun, and weeping at a live screening of Norma Rae.

I found myself actually daunted at the thought of picking Sally Field's greatest moment, so I thought we could do it together. Here are the nominees for Sally Field's most kickass moment in entertainment, ranked.

10. Don't pretend she wasn't the most realistic mom ever in Mrs. Doubtfire.

9. She was still lovable will spouting the worst jokes in history in Punchline.

8. She redefined "manic" in Soapdish.

7. Behold: The only issue of Playboy I'd ever buy.

6. She voiced a cat named Sassy. Twice.

5. I can't deny the fact that we like her. Right now. We like her.

4. Brothers and Sisters, people. Brothers and Sisters. »

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Win Joyful Noise on DVD

30 October 2012 9:54 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Oscar® nominees Queen Latifah (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”) and Dolly Parton (“Transamerica,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Nine to Five”) star in Joyful Noise, a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal, on Monday, DVD 5 November.

The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition.  The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart.  Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill (Latifah), stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow (Parton) thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old.

Shaking things up even more is the arrival of G.G.’s rebellious grandson, Randy (Jeremy Jordan).  Randy has an ear for music, but he also has an eye for Vi Rose’s beautiful and talented daughter, »

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Win American Horror Story Season 1 on DVD

11 October 2012 3:21 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of American Horror Story Season 1 on DVD and Blu-ray 15th October, we’ve been given five copies to give away.

Psycho-sexual chills abound as the year’s most disturbing and exciting television series American Horror Story arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on 15 October from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

American Horror Story revolves around the Harmons; a family who move from Boston to Los Angeles to escape a troubled past.  Ben Harmon (Dylan McDermott, Steel Magnolias), his wife Vivien (Connie Britton, A Nightmare On Elm Street) and their troubled daughter Violet (Taissa Farmiga) uncover far more anguish in their new home, however, a place of unfinished business for former residents both dead and alive…

As the family becomes more and more embroiled in the house and its murky past, new terrors begin to close in, with sinister neighbor Constance (Jessica Lange, Cape Fear), devious housekeepers, and »

- Competitions

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'Steel Magnolias' remake stars Queen Latifah and Alfre Woodard talk updating the classic

7 October 2012 3:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

When you're remaking a movie as classic and beloved as the tearjerker "Steel Magnolias," you have to walk a fine line between paying tribute to the film and merely imitating the original performances. It was easy for Alfre Woodard to make her part all her own, though, considering she hadn't seen "Steel Magnolias."

It's Woodard's dirty little secret, which actually works to her advantage. She explains, "You want to pay homage to the first wife, but you don't want to ask your husband, 'How did the first wife kiss you?' So having it just in 2012 in a visual language that they can understand will make fans hold on to the original even more, because it becomes part of a continuum."

Producer and star Queen Latifah (matriarch M'Lynn, originally played by Sally Field) had seen "Steel Magnolias," but made it a point not to re-watch before starting production. "For me »

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'Steel Magnolias' blooms again on Lifetime with Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad

7 October 2012 12:00 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Remakes of hit movies always are a dicey prospect, so when word circulated that Lifetime was planning to do a new version of "Steel Magnolias," this time with the six main characters played by black actresses, quite a few eyebrows shot up.

After all, director Herb Ross' 1989 big-screen adaptation of Robert Harling's New York stage smash had been a solid box-office hit, with an all-star cast headed by current and future Academy Award winners Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Olympia Dukakis and Shirley MacLaine, along with Dolly Parton and Daryl Hannah.

Casting began on the new Lifetime version, which premieres Sunday, Oct. 7, after executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron asked Harling whether he ever would sanction a remake of the story. It wasn't just a business proposition, after all, since Shelby, the doomed young diabetic woman Roberts played in the 1989 film, was based on Harling's own late sister. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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What to Watch Sunday: Eerie Mentalist Reunion, Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror Opens and More

7 October 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Sunday: The Mentalist just might have a family reunion on his hands, Hell on Wheels makes its final (?) stop, Fox’s Animation Domination lineup scares up early Halloween treats and we spy a memorable Homeland. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar tonight.

Related | Save the Dates: More than 65 October Premieres, Finales and Specials!

7:30 The Cleveland Show (Fox) | Season 4 premiere: The kids go trick-or-treating dressed as their parents in an episode that kicks off an evening of Halloween-themed animated comedies: The Simpsons‘ annual Treehouse of »

- Kimberly Roots

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Lifetime 'Steel Magnolias' lawsuit dismissed

6 October 2012 3:51 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A lawsuit launched against Lifetime's upcoming remake of Steel Magnolias has been dismissed by a Los Angeles judge. The remake, starring Queen Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard, Adepero Oduye and Jill Scott, is based on the 1987 play by Robert Harling. Focusing on the story of a group of Southern women in Louisiana, the story is perhaps best known for the 1989 film of the same name, starring Julia Roberts and Sally Field. Deadline reports (more) »

- By Zeba Blay

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Injunction Against Lifetime's 'Steel Magnolias' Adaptation Slapped Down by Judge

5 October 2012 1:48 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The world will get to see Lifetime's take on "Steel Magnolias" on Sunday after all. A judge in Los Angeles Superior Court denied an injunction request from Victoria White, the executive producer of the 1989 film "Steel Magnolias," requesting that the adaptation be barred from airing as part of a lawsuit against Lifetime, A&E Networks and Sony Pictures Television, a representative from Sony TV told TheWrap. Also read: Lifetime's Anna Nicole Smith Biopic Gets a Totally "Psycho" Director White filed suit earlier this week, alleging breach of contract and breach of implied covenant, »

- Tim Kenneally

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Queen Latifah talks "Steel Magnolias," cooking with Dolly and digging deep for a role

5 October 2012 1:06 PM, PDT | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

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Understandably, there are some mixed emotions about this weekend’s remake of Steel Magnolias. If the knockout cast hasn’t helped buoy your feelings, you should also know that two of the producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, are a superstar duo who also worked with Queen Latifah on Chicago and Hairspray. In other words, they know how to redo big stories right.

At a recent press roundtable, Zadan, Meron, and The Queen took some time to answer some questions about this highly-anticipated film, to air on Lifetime on Sunday night. (Read our review here.)

Q: Can you talk about how this version is going to be different than the original? 

Craig Zadan: We approached it as though it was a new piece of writing. We’re not doing anything to copy the original production, because the original play was amazing and the original movie was amazing. »

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Court Throws Out 'Steel Magnolias' Remake Injunction Suit; Film Will Be Released As Scheduled

5 October 2012 12:27 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

First, a quick recap... Victoria L. White, who was an executive producer (along with the late Ray Stark) of the original 1989 Steel Magnolias film that the upcoming all-black remake is based on, filed a lawsuit on Monday against Lifetime Entertainment, A&E Networks and Sony Pictures Television, claiming that the an upcoming Lifetime TV movie remake was produced without her permission, or an agreement for the rights to remake the film. One of the iterms in her lawsuit, (which you can read in full Here) was the following request: - She asks the court to stop the release of the new Lifetime movie unless she gets a screen credit and her compensation. Well, »

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Lifetime's 'Steel Magnolias' Reboot Won't Be Stopped by Judge

5 October 2012 12:21 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge won't halt the Sunday premiere of Limetime's new Steel Magnolias remake. The network has confirmed that Victoria L. White's motion for a temporary restraining order has been denied. White, who was an executive producer on the original 1989 film starring Sally Field and Julia Roberts, sued on Monday, alleging that she had a right to participate on television projects based on the movie. White claims that she is entitled to credits and compensation from television adaptations. Read here for more information about the lawsuit as well as the complaint.

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