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Oscars: 20 most memorable Academy Awards acceptance speeches

Oscars: 20 most memorable Academy Awards acceptance speeches
"And the Oscar goes to…" Five words that will send nervous tingles through even the coolest of Hollywood customer. Winning an Academy Award can prompt tears of joy, euphoria, the desire to kiss whoever crosses your path or, in the case of Joe Pesci, extreme terseness.

As the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence and Ben Affleck ready themselves for the big night on Sunday (February 24), Digital Spy takes a look back at 20 of the most memorable acceptance speeches in Oscars history.

20. Marion Cotillard - La Vie en Rose (2007)

"Thank you life, thank you love. It is true, there are some angels in this city!" So usually a calm and restrained presence in interviews, Marion Cotillard let her emotions run free as she picked up a much-deserved Oscar for her barnstorming turn as Édith Piaf.

> Watch Marion Cotillard's Oscars acceptance speech

19. Joe Pesci - Goodfellas (1991)

"It's my privilege.
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Flash: Final December Forecast

Best Picture

Frontrunners

The Social Network” (Columbia, 10/1, PG-13, trailer)

“The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company, 11/26, R, trailer)

The Fighter” (Paramount, 12/10, R, trailer)

Inception” (Warner Brothers, 7/16, PG-13, trailer)

Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight, 12/1, R, trailer)

The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features, 7/9, R, trailer)

True Grit” (Paramount, 12/25, PG-13, trailer)

“127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight, 11/5, R, trailer)

Toy Story 3” (Disney, 6/18, G, trailer)

Blue Valentine” (The Weinstein Company, 12/29, R, trailer)

Major Threats

“Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions, 6/11, R, trailer)

The Town” (Warner Brothers, 9/17, R, trailer)

The Ghost Writer” (Summit, 2/19, PG-13, trailer)

Shutter Island” (Paramount, 2/19, R, trailer)

Somewhere” (Focus Features, 12/22, R, trailer)

“Another Year” (Sony Pictures Classics, 12/31, PG-13, trailer)

Rabbit Hole” (Lionsgate, 12/17, Tbd, trailer)

Possibilities

“Waiting for ‘Superman’” (Paramount Vantage, 9/24, PG, trailer)

Inside Job” (Sony Pictures Classics, 10/8, PG-13, trailer)

Secretariat” (Disney, 10/8, PG, trailer)

Get Low” (Sony Pictures Classics, 7/30, PG-13, trailer)

Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions, 12/29, R, trailer)

Alice in Wonderland” (Disney, 3/5, PG, trailer)

Best Director

Frontrunners

David Fincher
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DVD Playhouse: December 2010

DVD Playhouse December 2010

By

Allen Gardner

America Lost And Found: The Bbs Story (Criterion) Perhaps the best DVD box set released this year, this ultimate cinefile stocking stuffer offered up by Criterion, the Rolls-Royce of home video labels, features seven seminal works from the late ‘60s-early ‘70s that were brought to life by cutting edge producers Bert Schneider, Steve Blauner and director/producer Bob Rafelson, the principals of Bbs Productions. In chronological order: Head (1968) star the Monkees, the manufactured (by Rafelson, et al), American answer to the Beatles who, like it or not, did make an impact on popular culture, particularly in this utterly surreal piece of cinematic anarchy (co-written by Jack Nicholson, who has a cameo), which was largely dismissed upon its initial release, but is now regarded as a counterculture classic. Easy Rider (1969) is arguably regarded as the seminal ‘60s picture, about two hippie drug dealers (director Dennis Hopper
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First Post-hfpa/SAG Oscar Forecast

Best Picture

Frontrunners

The Social Network” (Columbia, 10/1, PG-13, trailer)

“The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company, 11/26, R, trailer)

The Fighter” (Paramount, 12/10, R, trailer)

Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight, 12/1, R, trailer)

The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features, 7/9, R, trailer)

True Grit” (Paramount, 12/25, PG-13, trailer)

Inception” (Warner Brothers, 7/16, PG-13, trailer)

“127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight, 11/5, R, trailer)

Toy Story 3” (Disney, 6/18, G, trailer)

“Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions, 6/11, R, trailer)

Major Threats

Blue Valentine” (The Weinstein Company, 12/31, R, trailer)

The Town” (Warner Brothers, 9/17, R, trailer)

Shutter Island” (Paramount, 2/19, R, trailer)

“Another Year” (Sony Pictures Classics, 12/31, PG-13, trailer)

Rabbit Hole” (Lionsgate, 12/17, Tbd, trailer)

Secretariat” (Disney, 10/8, PG, trailer)

Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions, 12/29, R, trailer)

“Waiting for ‘Superman’” (Paramount Vantage, 9/24, PG, trailer)

Possibilities

The Ghost Writer” (Summit, 2/19, PG-13, trailer)

Inside Job” (Sony Pictures Classics, 10/8, PG-13, trailer)

Get Low” (Sony Pictures Classics, 7/30, PG-13, trailer)

Alice in Wonderland” (Disney, 3/5, PG, trailer)

Made in Dagenham” (Sony Pictures Classics, 11/19, R, trailer)

Love and Other Drugs
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Flash: Updated Awards Forecast

Best Picture

Frontrunners

The Social Network” (Columbia, 10/1, PG-13, trailer)

“The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company, 11/26, R, trailer)

The Fighter” (Paramount, 12/10, R, trailer)

True Grit” (Paramount, 12/25, PG-13, trailer)

The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features, 7/9, R, trailer)

“127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight, 11/5, R, trailer)

Inception” (Warner Brothers, 7/16, PG-13, trailer)

Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight, 12/1, R, trailer)

Toy Story 3” (Disney, 6/18, G, trailer)

Blue Valentine” (The Weinstein Company, 12/31, R, trailer)

Major Threats

The Town” (Warner Brothers, 9/17, R, trailer)

Shutter Island” (Paramount, 2/19, R, trailer)

“Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions, 6/11, R, trailer)

“Another Year” (Sony Pictures Classics, 12/31, PG-13, trailer)

Secretariat” (Disney, 10/8, PG, trailer)

Rabbit Hole” (Lionsgate, 12/17, Tbd, trailer)

The Ghost Writer” (Summit, 2/19, PG-13, trailer)

Possibilities

“Waiting for ‘Superman’” (Paramount Vantage, 9/24, PG, trailer)

Inside Job” (Sony Pictures Classics, 10/8, PG-13, trailer)

Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions, 12/29, R, trailer)

Get Low” (Sony Pictures Classics, 7/30, PG-13, trailer)

The Way Back” (Newmarket, 12/29, PG-13, trailer)

Made in Dagenham” (Sony Pictures Classics, 11/19, R, trailer)

Outside Shots

Somewhere” (Focus Features,
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Flash: Updated Awards Forecast

Best Picture

Frontrunners

The Social Network” (Columbia, 10/1, PG-13, trailer)

“The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company, 11/26, R, trailer)

The Fighter” (Paramount, 12/10, R, trailer)

True Grit” (Paramount, 12/25, PG-13, trailer)

Inception” (Warner Brothers, 7/16, PG-13, trailer)

“127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight, 11/5, R, trailer)

The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features, 7/9, R, trailer)

Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight, 12/1, R, trailer)

Toy Story 3” (Disney, 6/18, G, trailer)

“Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions, 6/11, R, trailer)

Major Threats

Shutter Island” (Paramount, 2/19, R, trailer)

Blue Valentine” (The Weinstein Company, 12/31, Nc-17, trailer)

The Town” (Warner Brothers, 9/17, R, trailer)

“Another Year” (Sony Pictures Classics, 12/31, PG-13, trailer)

Secretariat” (Disney, 10/8, PG, trailer)

“Waiting for ‘Superman’” (Paramount Vantage, 9/24, PG, trailer)

Inside Job” (Sony Pictures Classics, 10/8, PG-13, trailer)

Possibilities

Biutiful” (Roadside Attractions, 12/29, R, trailer)

Get Low” (Sony Pictures Classics, 7/30, PG-13, trailer)

Somewhere” (Focus Features, 12/22, R, trailer)

The Way Back” (Newmarket, 12/29, PG-13, trailer)

The Ghost Writer” (Summit, 2/19, PG-13, trailer)

Made in Dagenham” (Sony Pictures Classics, 11/19, R, trailer)

How Do You Know” (Columbia,
See full article at Scott Feinberg »

Flash: Updated Awards Forecast

Best Picture

Frontrunners

The Social Network” (Columbia, 10/1, PG-13, trailer)

“The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company, 11/26, R, trailer)

True Grit” (Paramount, 12/25, PG-13, trailer)

The Fighter” (Paramount, 12/10, R, trailer)

“127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight, 11/5, R, trailer)

Inception” (Warner Brothers, 7/16, PG-13, trailer)

Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight, 12/1, R, trailer)

The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features, 7/9, R, trailer)

Toy Story 3” (Disney, 6/18, G, trailer)

Blue Valentine” (The Weinstein Company, 12/31, Nc-17, trailer)

Major Threats

“Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions, 6/11, R, trailer)

The Town” (Warner Brothers, 9/17, R, trailer)

Shutter Island” (Paramount, 2/19, R, trailer)

Get Low” (Sony Pictures Classics, 7/30, PG-13, trailer)

“Another Year” (Sony Pictures Classics, 12/31, PG-13, trailer)

Secretariat” (Disney, 10/8, PG, trailer)

The Way Back” (Newmarket, 12/29, PG-13, trailer)

Possibilities

Rabbit Hole” (Lionsgate, 12/17, Tbd, trailer)

Somewhere” (Focus Features, 12/22, R, trailer)

Made in Dagenham” (Sony Pictures Classics, 11/19, R, trailer)

Love and Other Drugs” (20th Century Fox, 11/24, R, trailer)

“Waiting for ‘Superman’” (Paramount Vantage, 9/24, PG, trailer)

Inside Job” (Sony Pictures Classics,
See full article at Scott Feinberg »

Flash: Updated Awards Projections

Best Picture

Frontrunners

The Social Network” (Columbia, 10/1, PG-13, trailer)

“The King’s Speech” (The Weinstein Company, 11/26, R, trailer)

Inception” (Warner Brothers, 7/16, PG-13, trailer)

“127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight, 11/5, R, trailer)

The Fighter” (Paramount, 12/10, Tbd, trailer)

Black Swan” (Fox Searchlight, 12/1, R, trailer)

The Kids Are All Right” (Focus Features, 7/9, R, trailer)

Toy Story 3” (Disney, 6/18, G, trailer)

True Grit” (Paramount, 12/25, Tbd, trailer)

Blue Valentine” (The Weinstein Company, 12/31, Nc-17, trailer)

Major Threats

The Town” (Warner Brothers, 9/17, R, trailer)

“Waiting for ‘Superman’” (Paramount Vantage, 9/24, PG, trailer)

Rabbit Hole” (Lionsgate, 12/17, Tbd, trailer)

“Winter’s Bone” (Roadside Attractions, 6/11, R, trailer)

“Another Year” (Sony Pictures Classics, 12/31, PG-13, trailer)

Get Low” (Sony Pictures Classics, 7/30, PG-13, trailer)

The Way Back” (Newmarket, 12/29, PG-13, trailer)

Possibilities

Shutter Island” (Paramount, 2/19, R, trailer)

Somewhere” (Focus Features, 12/22, R, trailer)

Made in Dagenham” (Sony Pictures Classics, 11/19, R, trailer)

How Do You Know” (Columbia, 12/17, R, trailer)

Love and Other Drugs” (20th Century Fox, 11/24, R, trailer)

Hereafter” (Warner Brothers,
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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Four

Georgia

Opens: 2010

Cast: Val Kilmer, Andy Garcia, Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Johnathon Schaech

Director: Renny Harlin

Summary: An American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native get caught in the crossfire of the five-day Russia-Georgia conflict in August 2008, and then have to deal with their obligation to be impartial.

Analysis: A timely parable on war, or Hollywood propaganda filmmaking at its worst? Wherever it goes, especially in Europe and the former Soviet states, "Georgia" will cause a lot of talk and controversy as the incidents depicted are still so fresh in many's minds. Like all topics of the sort, it'll also have its strong supporters and detractors having opinions on the film long before a frame of footage is screened anywhere.

Shot on-location in Tbilisi, the project also marks a potential return to form for Finnish director Renny Harlin. Given the right material the skilled action director delivered three
See full article at Dark Horizons »

The Notable Films of 2010: Part Four

Georgia

Opens: 2010

Cast: Val Kilmer, Andy Garcia, Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Johnathon Schaech

Director: Renny Harlin

Summary: An American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native get caught in the crossfire of the five-day Russia-Georgia conflict in August 2008, and then have to deal with their obligation to be impartial.

Analysis: A timely parable on war, or Hollywood propaganda filmmaking at its worst? Wherever it goes, especially in Europe and the former Soviet states, "Georgia" will cause a lot of talk and controversy as the incidents depicted are still so fresh in many's minds. Like all topics of the sort, it'll also have its strong supporters and detractors having opinions on the film long before a frame of footage is screened anywhere.

Shot on-location in Tbilisi, the project also marks a potential return to form for Finnish director Renny Harlin. Given the right material the skilled action director delivered three
See full article at Dark Horizons »

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