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After starring in Peter Morgan's The Queen, Helen Mirren gets a second go at Hm, this time on stage, in the same writer's account of the monarch's weekly audience with prime ministers from Churchill to Cameron. Presumably it'll be a battle of the handbags when it comes to those allegedly frosty encounters with Thatcher. Stephen Daldry directs. Gielgud, London W1 (theaudienceplay.com), 15 February to 15 June.
This epic exploration of Nigerian Yoruba culture is a multi-authored show focusing on three sisters separated by a mischievous trickster and obliged to travel the world. Top actors such as Noma Dumezweni and Kobna Holdbrook-Smith join forces with drummers and Cuban dancers. Young Vic, London SE1 (youngvic.org), 25 January to 23 February.
Peter and Alice
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- Michael Billington, Lyn Gardner
Visions of the American apocalypse, camp tough guys, and teen stars ruining their clean-cut reputations … it's been quite a year on the big screen
Sure, the Mayans were wrong, but turns out we're off to hell in a handcart anyway. From Beasts of the Southern Wild to Bombay Beach, Killing Them Softly to The Queen of Versailles, Hollywood took us on a guided tour of a land blighted by ecological and economic collapse. Be sure to stop in at the gift shop on your way out.
Dogs in peril
Last year was vintage for big-screen mutts, with pooches stealing the show on The Artist, and making the posters for Hugo and Young Adult. Call it karma, then, that 2012 has metaphorically drowned Uggie's puppies. Bonnie the shih tzu was snatched in Seven Psychopaths, Poppy the terrier abducted in Sightseers. But they get off lightly compared with Fanny the springer spaniel in The Hunt. »
- Catherine Shoard
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists have chosen the nominees of their annual movie awards. "Argo," "Lincoln," and "Zero Dark Thirty" led the pack with all three films vying for the Best Film award.
Here's the full list of nominees; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:
Steven Spielberg, "Lincoln"
Daniel Day Lewis, "Lincoln"
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln"
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Field, "Lincoln"
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Screenplay
Dame Helen Mirren will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Oscar winning British actress - best known for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in 2006 film 'The Queen' - will unveil the honour in a ceremony to be held on January 3. Her star will be the 2,488th added to the walkway, next to fellow British actor Colin Firth's. Both lie across the road from English theme bar the Pig 'n' Whistle on Hollywood Boulevard. Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk Of Fame, said: 'What a way to start the New Year on the Walk of Fame with one of the most acclaimed actresses known around the world. 'We are thrilled to honour Helen »
Los Angeles, Dec 19: Veteran actress Helen Mirren is the latest film icon to be honoured with a star at the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The 67-year-old will unveil her star, the 2,488th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Jan 3, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
"What a way to start the New Year on the Walk of Fame with one of the most acclaimed actresses known around the world. We are thrilled to honour Helen and welcome her to our Walk of Fame family," said Ana Martinez, producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies.
- Amith Ostwal
The winners will be announced on January 20th for the 33rd London Critics' Circle Awards.
Here's the full list of nominees. For winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:
Film Of The Year
Beasts of the Southern Wild (StudioCanal)
Life of Pi (Fox)
The Master (Entertainment)
Foreign Language Film Of The Year
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (New Wave)
Rust and Bone (StudioCanal)
Tabu (New Wave)
Documentary Of The Year
The Imposter (Picturehouse/Revolver)
London: The Modern Babylon (BFI)
Nostalgia for the Light (New Wave)
The Queen of Versailles (Dogwoof)
Searching for Sugar Man (StudioCanal)
British Film Of The Year
The Imposter (Picturehouse »
Two of the year's major festival hits, Michael Haneke's Amour and Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master, will lead the charge for the annual London Film Critics' Circle awards with seven nominations each.
Amour, Haneke's Cannes-winning tale about an elderly French couple dealing with the aftermath of a series of debilitating strokes, will compete for best film, best director, best screenwriter and best foreign language film, as well as best actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant), best actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and best supporting actress (Isabelle Huppert). The Master, Anderson's period drama about an L Ron Hubbard-style cult leader, is up for best film, best director, best screenwriter, best actor (Joaquin Phoenix), best supporting actor (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and best supporting actress (Amy Adams). The film, which won several prizes at the Venice film festival »
- Ben Child
Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" won big at the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards taking home the Best Picture, Director, Best Actress (Jessica Chastain), Original Screeplay, and Editing trophies. Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" also did well winning Best Supporting Actor (Phillip Seymour Hoffman), Supporting Actress (Amy Adams), Cinematography, and Score. Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" won Best Actor (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards. For all the other winners/nominees of this Awards Season, click here:
*** Zero Dark Thirty
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
*** Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" led the pack, scoring 10 nominations at the Chicago Film Critics Awards. Benh Zeitlin's "Beasts of the Southern Wild" followed with 9 nods. Both movies will compete with Ben Affleck's "Argo," Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," and Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" for the Best Picture of the Year.
Here's the complete list of nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Awards. For a full list of winners/nominees this Awards Season, click here:
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Chicago – Paul Thomas Anderson’s divisive “The Master” led the 2012 Chicago Film Critics Association nominees on Friday morning with a stunning ten. Not only was the film nominated for Best Picture and Anderson nominated for directing and writing it but Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams were nominated for their performances. Close behind “The Master” was “Beasts of the Southern Wild” with nine nominations, including a remarkable Four for Benh Zeitlin alone (for Director, Screenplay, Score, and Promising Filmmaker). Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” and Kathryn Bigelow’s “Zero Dark Thirty” folowed with eight nods a piece and the two-fer of Picture and Director. The full list is below and the winners will be announced on Monday, December 17, 2012.
Photo credit: The Weinstein Company
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
After showering "Lincoln" and "Les Miserables" with multiple nominations, in the end, the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics honored Kathryn Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" with Best Film and Director. "Lincoln" received the Best Actor trophy for Daniel Day-Lewis while "Les Miserables" won Best Acting Ensemble and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway.
Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (Wafca) Awards:
*** Zero Dark Thirty
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
*** Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
In the 84-year history of the Academy Awards, no one has taken home three Oscars for best performance by an actor in a leading role. (Only two male actors are three-time honorees at all: Jack Nicholson has split his trio of awards between lead and supporting parts, while Walter Brennan is alone in receiving three supporting actor trophies.) But leading film critics say that Daniel Day-Lewis, who won the award for “There Will Be Blood” (2008) and “My Left Foot” (1990), has a good chance to break that barrier this year with his portrayal of our 16th president in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” “I think it’s one of those unequivocal performances,” says Sasha Stone, a critic and the editor of AwardsDaily.com. Likening Day-Lewis in “Lincoln” to Helen Mirren’s awards-sweeping embodiment of another political figure, Queen Elizabeth II, in 2006’s “The Queen,” she says, “No one else had a chance. »
A pair of likely Oscar best picture nominees, "Lincoln" and "Les Miserables," are the leading nominees for the Critics' Choice Movie Awards.
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" racked up 13 nominations, a record number in the 18-year history of the awards. It's up for best picture, best director and four acting awards (Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones and best ensemble), along with a host of technical honors.
The Critics' Choice Movie Awards will air Jan. 10 on The CW. The complete list of nominees is below.
Daniel Day-Lewis - »
There are a lot of kids’ tables at the Critics’ Choice Film Awards.
By that, I mean there is literally a children’s category among the contenders — best young actor/actress — which separates Quvenzhané Wallis of Beasts of the Southern Wild, who is also nominated in the overall lead actress category, from her adult peers.
And there are also separate “kids’ table”-type groups for not only comedies (which the Golden Globes does, too) but action and sci-fi/horror movies, which isolates those projects and actors from contention in the traditional, non-genre categories. The group also includes a “best ensemble »
- Anthony Breznican
Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" scored a record-breaking 13 nominations for the Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critics' Choice Movie Awards. Yes, I'm a proud voting member and I had a blast casting my ballot!
Winners will be announced live on the CW Television Network from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on January 10, 2013.
Here's the complete nominees list of the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards:
Bradley Cooper . .Silver Linings Playbook.
Daniel Day-Lewis . .Lincoln.
Dame Helen Mirren thinks the death of the royal hoax nurse is 'incredibly tragic'. The actress - who played Prince William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth in the 2006 film 'The Queen' - has spoken of her shock at the apparent suicide of nurse Jacintha Saldanha following a prank call made by Australian radio DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian to the King Edward VII Hospital in London to find out the condition of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, who was admitted to the hospital last week for severe morning sickness. The DJs spoke with Jacintha when they called the hospital impersonating the queen and Prince Charles and obtained sensitive information about Catherine - who was known as Kate Middleton before »
The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (Wafca) have chosen their nominees for their annual awards and Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" and Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables" led the pack with eight and seven nods, respectively. Both movies will compete with "Argo," "Silver Linings Playbook," and "Zero Dark Thirty" for the Best Film title.
We'll find out the winners of the Wafca Award on Monday, Dec. 10th, at 8am.
Full list of nominations below.
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Dame Helen Mirren has claimed that there is a "misogynist, sexist" attitude in Hollywood. The star will shortly be appearing in Hitchcock as the legendary director's wife Alma. According to The List, when asked about her recent surge in popularity after appearances in the likes of Red, Arthur and Hitchcock, she replied: "Well, that's how it looks from the outside. My success grew slowly but constantly. I've been working every year since I started acting and I got many awards before I won the Oscar for The Queen. "Maybe it's because I've never been interested in big Hollywood flicks and I've only been in a few recently. I've always sensed a misogynist and sexist attitude, even in the '60s and '70s. (more) »
- By Paul Martinovic
Sometimes one great performance makes a film worth seeing. That is precisely the case with Bill Murray’s interpretation of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park on Hudson. This handsome but leisurely film humanizes world figures like F.D.R. and the King and Queen of England, who visit the President at his upstate New York home to gain support for the war effort in the summer of 1939. Like Peter Morgan, The Queen and Frost/Nixon scribe, writer Richard Nelson imagines what went on behind closed doors in a credible and amusing manner. Is it true? We may never know, but it makes for entertaining fodder and has a definite ring of truth. The story of Roosevelt’s distant...
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- Leonard Maltin
Anyone going to this film expecting a sex comedy or dirty doings based on the title is going to be disappointed. But so will filmgoers just looking for a compelling story and a movie that draws them in. "Lay the Favorite" is a fitfully entertaining comic drama about a young woman who discovers her true calling, along with some scary encounters with questionable types, when she gets a job working for a professional gambler. Despite a wealth of talent both on screen and behind the camera -- Stephen Frears ("The Queen") directed »
- Leah Rozen
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