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Las Vegas Critics pic The Departed

18 December 2006 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- The folks who live in the city of sin picked Martin Scorsese and his Infernal Affairs remake as best pic and director for 2006. Here are this year's picks from Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2006. The complete list of Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2006 award winners: Best Picture: The Departed Best Director: Martin Scorsese Best Actor: Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland Best Actress: Helen Mirren The Queen Best Supporting actor: Djimon Hounsou Blood Diamond Best Supporting actress: Jennifer Hudson Dreamgirls Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted): Jason Reitman "Thank You For Smoking" Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki Children of Men Best Film editing: Thelma Schoonmaker "The Departed" Best Score: Thomas Newman "The Good German" Best Song: "Ordinary Miracle," David Stewart and Glen Ballard, "Charlotte's Web," performed by Sarah McLachlan Best Family film: Charlotte's Web Best Documentary: An Inconvenient Truth Best Animated film: Monster House Best Foreign film: Pan's Labyrinth »

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Dallas critics opt for 'United 93'

18 December 2006 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- The Dallas film critics spread their best of 06' picks this year - Scorsese walks off with Best Director, but Paul Greengrass' United 93 is tops with Best Picture. Here are the selected winners from the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Assn. Best Film: United 93 Top 10 include: The Departed Little Miss Sunshine The Queen Babel Letters From Iwo Jima Dreamgirls Blood Diamond Little Children Flags of Our Fathers Best Director: Martin Scorsese - The Departed Best Actor: Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland Best Actress: Helen Mirren - The Queen Best Supporting Actor: Jackie Earle Haley - Little Children Best Supporting Actress: Cate Blanchett - Notes on a Scandal Best Foreign Language film: Letters From Iwo Jima Best Documentary Film: An Inconvenient Truth Best Animated film: Happy Feet Best Screenplay: Michael Arndt - Little Miss Sunshine Best Cinematography: Dean Semler - Apocalypto »

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Eastwood, DiCaprio play doubles in Globe noms

16 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

COMPLETE COVERAGE:

List of nominees

Film nominees react

Risky Business: Anne Thompson's take

Grove: Votes impact Oscar coin

TV noms: 'Grey's' a top Globe contender

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. doubled down on Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio on Thursday as it announced nominations for the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton.

With seven nominations, Babel was the most-nominated film, followed by The Departed with six and Dreamgirls with five. In the television categories, the drama Grey's Anatomy and the comedy Weeds were the most nominated series, with four each.

Eastwood received two nominations in the same category, picking up noms as best director for his bookend films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima. DiCaprio also twice scored in one same category, dominating the list for best dramatic actor with noms for his work as a Boston undercover cop in The Departed and a South African mercenary in Blood Diamond.

Helen Mirren did them one better. Not only did she receive two nominations in the category of best performance by an actress in a miniseries -- for Elizabeth I and Prime Suspect: The Final Act -- but she was gifted with a third nom, as best motion picture actress for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen.

For all their love of Eastwood, though, the 83 voting members of the HFPA did not nominate Flags as best drama. They spread their noms among Babel, Bobby, Departed, Little Children and Queen.

For best motion picture comedy or musical, the noms went to Borat, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Little Miss Sunshine and Thank You for Smoking.

Joining Eastwood as best director nominees are Stephen Frears for Queen, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Babel and Martin Scorsese for Departed. Despite its five nominations, Dreamgirls failed to earn a nomination for its director, Bill Condon, who may have been edged aside by the dual Eastwood noms.

As if offering an antidote to Babel, a globe-trotting tale of cultural misunderstandings, the nominations themselves took on a multicultural hue. Babel supporting actresses Adriana Barraza, who hails from Mexico, and Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi were invited to the Globes' annual party, to be held Jan. 15 at the Beverly Hilton and broadcast live by NBC. London-born comedian Sacha Baron Cohen crashed the best actor in a comedy lineup with his alter ego, Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev. And the circle of nominated composers read like a survey of world music with the French-born Alexandre Desplat (The Painted Veil), British-born Clint Mansell (The Fountain), Argentinean Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel), Italian Carlo Siliotto (Nomad) and German-born Hans Zimmer (The Da Vinci Code).

A strong streak of Anglophilia also carried through the nominations. In the best dramatic actress heat, for example, American Maggie Gyllenhaal, who stars as an ex-con trying to re-establish her life in Sherrybaby, and the Spanish-born Penelope Cruz, playing a resilient widow in Volver, are pitted against such formidable British talent as Judi Dench, who portrays a repressed schoolteacher in Notes on a Scandal; Kate Winslet, who plays an adulterous suburbanite in Little Children; and Mirren in Queen.

In addition to DiCaprio, the best actor nominees are Peter O'Toole, earning his 10th Globe nomination by playing an aging rogue in Venus; Will Smith, for portraying a struggling dad in The Pursuit of Happyness; and Forest Whitaker, who stars as the mercurial Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.

In the best actress in a comedy or musical category, the nominees are Annette Bening, who plays an unstable mom in Running With Scissors; Toni Collette, the long-suffering wife in Little Miss Sunshine; Beyonce Knowles, who portrays a rising recording star in Dreamgirls; Meryl Streep, for her turn as a fearsome magazine editor in Prada; and Renee Zellweger, who plays author Beatrix Potter in Miss Potter.

Collette picked up a second nomination as TV supporting actress for Tsunami: The Aftermath, and Knowles joined the pack of double nominees because she also shares in the composing credits for best song nominee Listen from Dreamgirls.

For best actor in a comedy or musical, the HFPA nominated Baron Cohen; Johnny Depp, scoring his second Globe nomination for playing Jack Sparrow, this time for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"; Aaron Eckhart, who appears as a tobacco lobbyist in Thank You for Smoking; Will Ferrell, who plays a man whose life unfolds like a novel in Stranger Than Fiction; and in what amounted to a surprise choice, Chiwetel Ejiofor, who dresses up as a London drag queen in Kinky Boots. Like Collette, Ejiofor picked up a second nomination for Tsunami, for which he earned a best actor in a TV miniseries nom. »

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Eastwood, DiCaprio play doubles in Globe noms

15 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

COMPLETE COVERAGE:

List of nominees

Film nominees react

Risky Business: Anne Thompson's take

Grove: Votes impact Oscar coin

TV noms: 'Grey's' a top Globe contender

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. doubled down on Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio on Thursday as it announced nominations for the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton.

With seven nominations, Babel was the most-nominated film, followed by The Departed with six and Dreamgirls with five. In the television categories, the drama Grey's Anatomy and the comedy Weeds were the most nominated series, with four each.

Eastwood received two nominations in the same category, picking up noms as best director for his bookend films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima. DiCaprio also twice scored in one same category, dominating the list for best dramatic actor with noms for his work as a Boston undercover cop in The Departed and a South African mercenary in Blood Diamond.

Helen Mirren did them one better. Not only did she receive two nominations in the category of best performance by an actress in a miniseries -- for Elizabeth I and Prime Suspect: The Final Act -- but she was gifted with a third nom, as best motion picture actress for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen.

For all their love of Eastwood, though, the 83 voting members of the HFPA did not nominate Flags as best drama. They spread their noms among Babel, Bobby, Departed, Little Children and Queen.

For best motion picture comedy or musical, the noms went to Borat, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Little Miss Sunshine and Thank You for Smoking.

Joining Eastwood as best director nominees are Stephen Frears for Queen, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Babel and Martin Scorsese for Departed. Despite its five nominations, Dreamgirls failed to earn a nomination for its director, Bill Condon, who may have been edged aside by the dual Eastwood noms.

As if offering an antidote to Babel, a globe-trotting tale of cultural misunderstandings, the nominations themselves took on a multicultural hue. Babel supporting actresses Adriana Barraza, who hails from Mexico, and Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi were invited to the Globes' annual party, to be held Jan. 15 at the Beverly Hilton and broadcast live by NBC. London-born comedian Sacha Baron Cohen crashed the best actor in a comedy lineup with his alter ego, Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev. And the circle of nominated composers read like a survey of world music with the French-born Alexandre Desplat (The Painted Veil), British-born Clint Mansell (The Fountain), Argentinean Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel), Italian Carlo Siliotto (Nomad) and German-born Hans Zimmer (The Da Vinci Code).

A strong streak of Anglophilia also carried through the nominations. In the best dramatic actress heat, for example, American Maggie Gyllenhaal, who stars as an ex-con trying to re-establish her life in Sherrybaby, and the Spanish-born Penelope Cruz, playing a resilient widow in Volver, are pitted against such formidable British talent as Judi Dench, who portrays a repressed schoolteacher in Notes on a Scandal; Kate Winslet, who plays an adulterous suburbanite in Little Children; and Mirren in Queen.

In addition to DiCaprio, the best actor nominees are Peter O'Toole, earning his 10th Globe nomination by playing an aging rogue in Venus; Will Smith, for portraying a struggling dad in The Pursuit of Happyness; and Forest Whitaker, who stars as the mercurial Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.

In the best actress in a comedy or musical category, the nominees are Annette Bening, who plays an unstable mom in Running With Scissors; Toni Collette, the long-suffering wife in Little Miss Sunshine; Beyonce Knowles, who portrays a rising recording star in Dreamgirls; Meryl Streep, for her turn as a fearsome magazine editor in Prada; and Renee Zellweger, who plays author Beatrix Potter in Miss Potter.

Collette picked up a second nomination as TV supporting actress for Tsunami: The Aftermath, and Knowles joined the pack of double nominees because she also shares in the composing credits for best song nominee Listen from Dreamgirls.

For best actor in a comedy or musical, the HFPA nominated Baron Cohen; Johnny Depp, scoring his second Globe nomination for playing Jack Sparrow, this time for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"; Aaron Eckhart, who appears as a tobacco lobbyist in Thank You for Smoking; Will Ferrell, who plays a man whose life unfolds like a novel in Stranger Than Fiction; and in what amounted to a surprise choice, Chiwetel Ejiofor, who dresses up as a London drag queen in Kinky Boots. Like Collette, Ejiofor picked up a second nomination for Tsunami, for which he earned a best actor in a TV miniseries nom. »

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'Babel' Towers Over Rivals in Golden Globe Noms

15 December 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Ensemble drama Babel leads the nominations at next year's Golden Globe Awards, boasting seven nods including Best Dramatic Picture and an acting accolade for star Brad Pitt. The film, spanning several countries telling four inter-related stories, sees Pitt praised in the Best Actor In A Supporting Role category. He'll battle it out alongside Ben Affleck (Hollywoodland) and Eddie Murphy (Dreamgirls), as well as The Departed co-stars Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. The mob thriller earned a total of six nominations yesterday. Babel's Rinko Kikuchi and Adriana Barraza also received supporting acting nods, along with Cate Blanchett for Notes On A Scandal, Emily Blunt for The Devil Wears Prada and Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls. But it's Leonardo DiCaprio who looks most likely to convert an acting nomination into a trophy after being named twice in the Best Actor category. His performances in The Departed and Blood Diamond are up against Peter O'Toole's in Venus, Will Smith's in The Pursuit Of Happyness and Forest Whitaker's portrayal of former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in The Last King Of Scotland. Actor-turned-director Clint Eastwood is another star with a double reason to celebrate - Flags Of Our Fathers competes against his other war film Letters From Iwo Jima in the Best Director category. Meanwhile, Dame Helen Mirren stands to win three awards at the star-studded Hollywood ceremony next month. Her role as monarch-in-crisis Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen pits her against another veteran British actress, Dame Judi Dench, for Notes On A Scandal. Penelope Cruz is also a strong contender for Best Actress in Volver, as well Maggie Gyllenhaal (SherryBaby) and Kate Winslet in the suburban drama Little Children. Mirren's other nods are for small screen work - her roles in Prime Suspect: The Final Act and period piece Elizabeth I could see her pick up a Best Actress In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television. »

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Golden Globe noms

14 December 2006 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- I've always enjoyed the Golden Globes. The drinking and eating makes for a lot of impromptu, knee-jerk reactions and a bunch of high fives and letâ€.s work together type of conversations. I also like the format â€. the two categories for best film and acting means that a smaller dramatic indie performance in a film that 3 people saw might be highlighted along with mainstream blockbuster type. It also allows comedy to get equal billing as drama â€. the Oscars have a tendency of honoring dramatic prose over slapstick. The only disappointment is in the foreign film category â€. they stuck to the foreign language notion and that initially kicked out some films in need of attention in favor for Hollywood productions. Below youâ€.ll find the complete nom listing, plus the television stuff. The awards will be presented Jan. 15 and make sure the folks sitting around you donâ »

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Eastwood, DiCaprio play doubles in Globe noms

14 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. doubled down on Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio on Thursday as it announced nominations for the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton.

With seven nominations, Babel was the most-nominated film, followed by The Departed with six and Dreamgirls with five. In the television categories, the drama Grey's Anatomy and the comedy Weeds were the most nominated series, with four each.

Eastwood received two nominations in the same category, picking up noms as best director for his bookend films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima. DiCaprio also twice scored in one same category, dominating the list for best dramatic actor with noms for his work as a Boston undercover cop in The Departed and a South African mercenary in Blood Diamond.

Helen Mirren did them one better. Not only did she receive two nominations in the category of best performance by an actress in a miniseries -- for Elizabeth I and Prime Suspect: The Final Act -- but she was gifted with a third nom, as best motion picture actress for portraying Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen.

For all their love of Eastwood, though, the 83 voting members of the HFPA did not nominate Flags as best drama. They spread their noms among Babel, Bobby, Departed, Little Children and Queen.

For best motion picture comedy or musical, the noms went to Borat, The Devil Wears Prada, Dreamgirls, Little Miss Sunshine and Thank You for Smoking.

Joining Eastwood as best director nominees are Stephen Frears for Queen, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu for Babel and Martin Scorsese for Departed. Despite its five nominations, Dreamgirls failed to earn a nomination for its director, Bill Condon, who may have been edged aside by the dual Eastwood noms.

As if offering an antidote to Babel, a globe-trotting tale of cultural misunderstandings, the nominations themselves took on a multicultural hue. Babel supporting actresses Adriana Barraza, who hails from Mexico, and Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi were invited to the Globes' annual party, to be held Jan. 15 at the Beverly Hilton and broadcast live by NBC. London-born comedian Sacha Baron Cohen crashed the best actor in a comedy lineup with his alter ego, Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev. And the circle of nominated composers read like a survey of world music with the French-born Alexandre Desplat (The Painted Veil), British-born Clint Mansell (The Fountain), Argentinean Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel), Italian Carlo Siliotto (Nomad) and German-born Hans Zimmer (The Da Vinci Code).

A strong streak of Anglophilia also carried through the nominations. In the best dramatic actress heat, for example, American Maggie Gyllenhaal, who stars as an ex-con trying to re-establish her life in Sherrybaby, and the Spanish-born Penelope Cruz, playing a resilient widow in Volver, are pitted against such formidable British talent as Judi Dench, who portrays a repressed schoolteacher in Notes on a Scandal; Kate Winslet, who plays an adulterous suburbanite in Little Children; and Mirren in Queen.

In addition to DiCaprio, the best actor nominees are Peter O'Toole, earning his 10th Globe nomination by playing an aging rogue in Venus; Will Smith, for portraying a struggling dad in The Pursuit of Happyness; and Forest Whitaker, who stars as the mercurial Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland.

In the best actress in a comedy or musical category, the nominees are Annette Bening, who plays an unstable mom in Running With Scissors; Toni Collette, the long-suffering wife in Little Miss Sunshine; Beyonce Knowles, who portrays a rising recording star in Dreamgirls; Meryl Streep, for her turn as a fearsome magazine editor in Prada; and Renee Zellweger, who plays author Beatrix Potter in Miss Potter.

Collette picked up a second nomination as TV supporting actress for Tsunami: The Aftermath, and Knowles joined the pack of double nominees because she also shares in the composing credits for best song nominee Listen from Dreamgirls.

For best actor in a comedy or musical, the HFPA nominated Baron Cohen; Johnny Depp, scoring his second Globe nomination for playing Jack Sparrow, this time for "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"; Aaron Eckhart, who appears as a tobacco lobbyist in Thank You for Smoking; Will Ferrell, who plays a man whose life unfolds like a novel in Stranger Than Fiction; and in what amounted to a surprise choice, Chiwetel Ejiofor, who dresses up as a London drag queen in Kinky Boots. Like Collette, Ejiofor picked up a second nomination for Tsunami, for which he earned a best actor in a TV miniseries nom.

COMPLETE COVERAGE:

List of nominees

Film nominees react

Risky Business: Anne Thompson's take

Grove: Votes impact Oscar coin

TV noms: 'Grey's' a top Globe contender

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Broadcast Film Critics Association noms

12 December 2006 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- Promoting themselves as a barometer for Oscar predictions – this pretty much group all the favorites and safe picks. Leading the pack are “Babel," "The Departed," "Dreamgirls" and "Little Miss Sunshine" each with seven nominations each. Now its in 12th year, the Critics Choice Award is voted on by film critics from almost 200 television, radio and online critics. The 12th annual Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony will be held on Friday, January 12, 2007, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Best Picture Babel Blood Diamond The Departed Dreamgirls Letters From Iwo Jima Little Children Little Miss Sunshine Notes on a Scandal The Queen United 93 Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio - Blood Diamond Leonardo DiCaprio - The Departed Ryan Gosling - Half Nelson Peter O'Toole - Venus Will Smith - The Pursuit of Happyness Forest Whitaker - The Last King of Scotland Best Actress Penelope Cruz - Volver Judi Dench - Notes »

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Twin noms for DiCaprio a BFCA first

12 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Leonardo DiCaprio will face off against Leonardo DiCaprio at the 12th annual Critics Choice Awards, which will be handed out Jan. 12. The hard-working DiCaprio has received best actor nominations for his work as a smuggler in Blood Diamond and an undercover cop in The Departed from the Broadcast Film Critics Assn., which will announce its year-end film nominations today.

DiCaprio's competition in that category includes Ryan Gosling for Half Nelson, Peter O'Toole for Venus, Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness and Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland.

Representing 200 television, radio and online critics, the BFCA bills itself as the largest film critics' organization in the U.S. and Canada, and given its broad base, its choices often foreshadow the Oscar noms of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

That bodes well for Departed, Babel, Little Miss Sunshine and Dreamgirls, which received seven nominations each Monday. However, DiCaprio's BFCA double-header -- the first such dual nomination in the awards' history -- is impossible under the Academy's rules, which allow a performer to be represented by only one performance per acting category.

The 10 films BFCA nominated for best picture are Babel, Diamond, Departed, Dreamgirls, Iwo Jima, Little Children, Sunshine, Notes on a Scandal, The Queen and United 93.

Narrowing the field to choose five helmsmen to nominate as best director, the group focused on Bill Condon for Dreamgirls, Clint Eastwood for Letters From Iwo Jima, Stephen Frears for Queen, Paul Greengrass for United 93 and Martin Scorsese for Departed.

The best actress lineup includes Penelope Cruz for Volver, Judi Dench for Scandal, Helen Mirren for Queen, Meryl Streep for The Devil Wears Prada and Kate Winslet for Little Children.

Best supporting actor nominees are Ben Affleck for Hollywoodland, Alan Arkin for Sunshine, ;Adam Beach for Flags of Our Fathers, Djimon Hounsou for Diamond, Eddie Murphy for Dreamgirls and Jack Nicholson for Departed.

Best supporting actress nominees include two from Babel: Adriana Barraza, who plays a Mexican nanny, and Rinko Kikuchi, who plays a Japanese girl who is deaf and mute. »

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Twin noms for DiCaprio a BFCA first

12 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Leonardo DiCaprio will face off against Leonardo DiCaprio at the 12th annual Critics Choice Awards, which will be handed out Jan. 12. The hard-working DiCaprio has received best actor nominations for his work as a smuggler in Blood Diamond and an undercover cop in The Departed from the Broadcast Film Critics Assn., which will announce its year-end film nominations today.

DiCaprio's competition in that category includes Ryan Gosling for Half Nelson, Peter O'Toole for Venus, Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness and Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland.

Representing 200 television, radio and online critics, the BFCA bills itself as the largest film critics' organization in the U.S. and Canada, and given its broad base, its choices often foreshadow the Oscar noms of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

That bodes well for Departed, Babel, Little Miss Sunshine and Dreamgirls, which received seven nominations each Monday. However, DiCaprio's BFCA double-header -- the first such dual nomination in the awards' history -- is impossible under the Academy's rules, which allow a performer to be represented by only one performance per acting category.

The 10 films BFCA nominated for best picture are Babel, Diamond, Departed, Dreamgirls, Iwo Jima, Little Children, Sunshine, Notes on a Scandal, The Queen and United 93.

Narrowing the field to choose five helmsmen to nominate as best director, the group focused on Bill Condon for Dreamgirls, Clint Eastwood for Letters From Iwo Jima, Stephen Frears for Queen, Paul Greengrass for United 93 and Martin Scorsese for Departed.

The best actress lineup includes Penelope Cruz for Volver, Judi Dench for Scandal, Helen Mirren for Queen, Meryl Streep for The Devil Wears Prada and Kate Winslet for Little Children.

Best supporting actor nominees are Ben Affleck for Hollywoodland, Alan Arkin for Sunshine, ;Adam Beach for Flags of Our Fathers, Djimon Hounsou for Diamond, Eddie Murphy for Dreamgirls and Jack Nicholson for Departed.

Best supporting actress nominees include two from Babel: Adriana Barraza, who plays a Mexican nanny, and Rinko Kikuchi, who plays a Japanese girl who is deaf and mute. »

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'The Last King' & 'The Queen' Reign at Washington Awards

12 December 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Forest Whitaker's portrayal of dictator Idi Amin in The Last King Of Scotland and Dame Helen Mirren's turn as The Queen have earned the two stars top honors from the fifth annual Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA). The US capital's top critics have also named 9/11 drama United 93 as the Best Film at their fifth annual awards. And Martin Scorsese has been honored with the Best Director prize for his hit film The Departed. The Washington critics also honored Dreamgirls star Jennifer Hudson (Best Supporting Actress and Breakthrough Performance of the Year) and Blood Diamond's Djimon Hounsou (Best Supporting Actor). Happy Feet claimed the critics' Animated Feature prize and Pan's Labyrinth was named Best Foreign Language Film. »

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'Apocalypto' clips 'Holiday' on Friday

11 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Mel Gibson's bloody-minded Apocalypto carved out a small victory at the boxoffice Friday as it edged ahead of Nancy Meyer's love potion The Holiday.

According to the boxoffice tracking site boxofficemojo.com, Buena Vista's R-rated Apocalypto, even without benefit of stars, took first place for the day with an estimated $4.95 million.

In second place, Sony Pictures' PG-13 rated Holiday, which boasts the starring quartet of Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Jack Black, attracted an estimated $4.4 million, which could still allow it to take the entire weekend if it enjoys a strong Saturday.

Even though it features Leonardo DiCaprio as an African adventurer, Warner Bros. Pictures' Blood Diamond, directed by Edward Zwick, fell behind the marketplace leaders, debuting in fourth place with an estimated $2.68 million.

The weekend's other new wide release, Warners' comedy Unaccompanied Minors, which is aimed at kids, had to settle for a seventh-place bow with an estimated $1.6 million.

Meanwhile, both Happy Feet and Casino Royale, both entering their fourth weekend, continued to hang in.

The animated Happy Feet stood in third place with an estimated $3.1 million, while the action-packed Casino Royale grabbed the fifth spot with an estimated $2.6 million.

BACKGROUND

Boxoffice preview: Mayans, miners in culture clash

Published Dec. 8

By Nicole Sperling

It's likely to be a photo finish at the boxoffice this weekend when three wide releases targeting adults -- Warner Bros. Pictures' Blood Diamond, Buena Vista Pictures' Apocalypto and Sony Pictures' The Holiday -- are sent out into the marketplace.

?All are looking to lure a very busy preholiday audience this frame. Warners will up the ante by unveiling a second wide release, the family-oriented Unaccompanied Minors, which the studio hopes will be a holiday success in the vein of 20th Century Fox's 1990 hit Home Alone.

Warners unveils its Oscar hopeful Diamond in 1,910 theaters. »

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'Apocalypto' lays to ruins b.o. newcomers

11 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Apocalypto, the ultra-violent story of the demise of the Mayan civilization, outgrossed three other new releases and won the weekend at the North American boxoffice with a $15 million bow.

The R-rated film from director Mel Gibson proved that curiosity rules all, as more moviegoers turned out for the Buena Vista-released film rather than attending the Warner Bros. Pictures bow of Blood Diamond, Sony Pictures' romantic comedy The Holiday and Warners' kid flick Unaccompanied Minors.

In fact, the No. 2 film of the weekend turned out to be the fourth-week holdover Happy Feet from Warner Bros. The dancing-penguin movie, which has now grossed close to $138 million, beat the Nancy Meyers film The Holiday by $125,000, earning $12.9 million vs. Holiday's $12.78 million. Blood Diamond was the true disappointment, with the $100 million-budgeted film grossing only $8.6 million, earning a fifth spot in the boxoffice rankings.

 Not only did Gibson's anti-Semitic rant earlier this year not hurt Apocalypto's opening number, it may actually have helped. According to online pollster CinemaScore, Gibson was a big reason people came to see his film.

Overall, audiences liked the film, giving it a grade of B+. »

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'Apocalypto' now: Gibson pic tops b.o. in bow

10 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The wild card Apocalypto beat out the industry heavyweights during the weekend at the North American boxoffice, proving that novelty could be the biggest attraction for audiences this holiday season. The ultra-violent, R-rated film from director Mel Gibson and Buena Vista Pictures prevailed over the politically themed Leonardo DiCaprio starrer Blood Diamond, from Warner Bros. Pictures, and director Nancy Meyers' romantic comedy The Holiday, from Sony Pictures.

Apocalypto grossed an estimated $14.2 million, while Holiday came in a close second with an estimated $13.5 million. Diamond was a distant fifth with a weak $8.5 million opening as not even DiCaprio could overcome the curiosity factor surrounding Gibson's take on the downfall of the Mayan civilization.

Warners' other new wide release, the PG-rated Unaccompanied Minors, also got off to a slow start, bowing at 2,775 theaters to an estimated $6.2 million.

Despite Apocalpyto's surprise No. 1 finish, the new releases fell short of last year's grosses at this time, when Buena Vista's "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," opened to a staggering $65.5 million. The top 12 films for this frame were down a steep 25% compared with last year.

Warners' best news of the weekend was the strong hold of its CG-animated juggernaut Happy Feet. From director George Miller, it fell an impressive 28% in its fourth weekend in release, good for third place overall. The dancing penguin movie has grossed close to $140 million.

Sony's Casino Royale also held strong in its fourth weekend, losing 42% of the previous weekend's business to earn an additional $8.8 million and finish in fourth place. The latest Bond pic is nearing $130 million in domestic grosses.

New Line Cinema's The Nativity Story held well in its sophomore session, with a 29% drop. But with a weak $7.8 million bow, the film required a decent hold to fend off talk that it is a bust overall. Still, with only an estimated $15.8 million after 10 days in release, that label might just stick. »

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'Apocalypto' clips 'Holiday' on Friday

9 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Mel Gibson's bloody-minded Apocalypto carved out a small victory at

the boxoffice Friday as it edged ahead of Nancy Meyer's love potion The Holiday.

According to the boxoffice tracking site boxofficemojo.com, Buena

Vista's R-rated Apocalypto, even without benefit of stars, took first

place for the day with an estimated $4.95 million.

In second place, Sony Pictures' PG-13 rated Holiday, which boasts the

starring quartet of Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet and Jack Black,

attracted an estimated $4.4 million, which could still allow it to take the

entire weekend if it enjoys a strong Saturday.

Even though it features Leonardo DiCaprio as an African adventurer,

Warner Bros. Pictures' Blood Diamond, directed by Edward Zwick, fell

behind the marketplace leaders, debuting in fourth place with an estimated

$2.68 million.

The weekend's other new wide release, Warners' comedy "Unaccompanied

Minors," which is aimed at kids, had to settle for a seventh-place bow with

an estimated $1.6 million.

Meanwhile, both Happy Feet and Casino Royale, both entering their

fourth weekend, continued to hang in.

The animated Happy Feet stood in third place with an estimated $3.1

million, while the action-packed Casino Royale grabbed the fifth spot with an estimated $2.6 million.

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Boxoffice preview: Mayans, miners in culture clash

Published Dec. 8

By Nicole Sperling

It's likely to be a photo finish at the boxoffice this weekend when three wide releases targeting adults -- Warner Bros. Pictures' Blood Diamond, Buena Vista Pictures' Apocalypto and Sony Pictures' The Holiday -- are sent out into the marketplace.

?All are looking to lure a very busy preholiday audience this frame. Warners will up the ante by unveiling a second wide release, the family-oriented Unaccompanied Minors, which the studio hopes will be a holiday success in the vein of 20th Century Fox's 1990 hit Home Alone.

Warners unveils its Oscar hopeful Diamond in 1,910 theaters. From director Edward Zwick, Diamond is set in Sierra Leone and centers on "conflict diamonds" -- those mined in a war zone and sold clandestinely to finance war. »

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National Board of Review Winners

7 December 2006 | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

- Surprise surprise! The first critic’s year-end best list is out via the National Board of Review and it looks like an Eastwood/Scorsese duel might unfold yet again. Letters From Iwo Jima tops the chart as Best Picture, but Marty picks up Best Director honors. I imagine that more West coast circles and associations might give higher grades for Dreamgirls, while the bizarre omission of Little Children in all of the categories will be compensated by east coast critics. Without further ado, here is the complete winner breakdown.: Best Film - Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood) Best Director – Martin Scorsese (The Departed) Best Actor – Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) Best Actress – Helen Mirren (The Queen) Best Supporting Actor - Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond) Best Supporting Actress - Catherine O'Hara (For Your Consideration) Best breakthrough performance by an actress: Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls »

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Mayans, miners in culture clash

7 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

It's likely to be a photo finish at the boxoffice this weekend when three wide releases targeting adults -- Warner Bros. Pictures' Blood Diamond, Buena Vista Pictures' Apocalypto and Sony Pictures' The Holiday -- are sent out into the marketplace. All are looking to lure a very busy preholiday audience this frame. Warners will up the ante by unveiling a second wide release, the family-oriented Unaccompanied Minors, which the studio hopes will be a holiday success in the vein of 20th Century Fox's 1990 hit Home Alone.

Warners unveils its Oscar hopeful Diamond in 1,910 theaters. From director Edward Zwick, Diamond is set in Sierra Leone and centers on "conflict diamonds" -- those mined in a war zone and sold clandestinely to finance war.

Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a former soldier and current diamond trader who is paired with Djimon Hounsou, who plays a Mende fisherman. The film tracks their quest to recover a rare pink diamond and the risks attached to their efforts. Jennifer Connelly co-stars as an American journalist. The film, from producers Paula Weinstein, Graham King and Marshall Herskovitz, has received a lot of attention, with the diamond industry trying to counter the film's point of view that the industry profits from wars waged in Africa. »

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NBR names 'Iwo Jima' top film

7 December 2006 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

NEW YORK -- Fact-based fiction ruled this year's National Board of Review selections as Clint Eastwood's Japan-centric World War II drama Letters From Iwo Jima took home best film of the year honors.

Forest Whitaker nabbed best actor for his role as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland, and Helen Mirren ruled as best actress for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen.

Pedro Almodovar's Volver was named best foreign film, Davis Guggenheim's An Inconvenient Truth earned best documentary, John Lasseter and Joe Ranft's Cars won best animated film, and Martin Scorsese was named best director for The Departed, which topped the list of winners with three awards, including a place on the top 10 best film list and a best ensemble cast award.

The NBR's top 10 films, led by Iwo Jima, are Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Babel, Edward Zwick's Blood Diamond, Departed, David Frankel's The Devil Wears Prada, Eastwood's Iwo Jima companion film Flags of Our Fathers, Nicholas Hytner's The History Boys, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris' Little Miss Sunshine, Richard Eyre's Notes on a Scandal and John Curran's The Painted Veil.

Two much-discussed Oscar contenders, Dreamgirls and Queen, were overlooked on the top 10 list by a group that has been mired in controversy in recent years over the qualifications of its voters, who allegedly have given awards out to appease various studios.

This year, four of the top 10 films are from Warner Bros. Pictures, and one is from subsidiary Warner Independent Pictures, while three are from Fox Searchlight and one is from its sister studio, 20th Century Fox. »

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Connelly Injured During Car Chase Scene

6 December 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly received a serious neck injury while filming a car chase with Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of their new film Blood Diamond. The A Beautiful Mind star had a hard time adjusting to the pain medication she was prescribed and embarrassed herself by attending a work dinner and drinking wine. She explains, "I got a pretty serious neck injury, which was a shock, because I've never had a real injury before - as were the meds, frankly. The pills that they give you - those were a real shock. It says on the label, 'Do not operate any heavy machinery', but, in my case, it should have been, 'Do not leave the house under any circumstances'. I, of course, took no heed and, unfortunately, I do vaguely remember talking to someone, saying I thought it would be a good idea if I, who has no experience of credentials whatsoever, edited the film. I do remember getting irritated with (husband) Paul Bettany, who was kicking me under the table, because... he could clearly see the person I was talking to was the editor of the film. I then also tried to replace the DJ, evidently, at the club, because I thought I could do better at that, as well. Paul, gracefully, dragged me home before I got pummeled." »

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'Letters from Iwo Jima' Tops National Board of Review

6 December 2006 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

In firing the opening shot of this year's awards season, the National Board of Review went with a bit of a surprise, giving its Best Picture honor to Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima, a Japanese-language release that was originally slated for early 2007 but bumped up just a few weeks ago. The movie's English-language companion piece, Flags of Our Fathers, was released in October to mixed reviews and middling box office, and had been expected to be a major Oscar contender this year. While it didn't rate a major award, Flags did receive a spot in the group's top ten films of 2006. Two other surprises were had in the supporting categories as well, with Djimon Hounsou winning for Blood Diamond and Catherine O'Hara named for her comedic turn in For Your Consideration. As for the other major categories, heavy hitters prevailed, with early Oscar faves Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland) and Helen Mirren (The Queen) taking lead honors, Martin Scorsese (The Departed) winning Best Director, Volver named as Best Foreign Film, and Cars and An Inconvenient Truth taking animated and documentary honors, respectively. In terms of omissions, the most notable was the absence of Dreamgirls from the group's top ten films of the year, a list that included The Devil Wears Prada, The History Boys, and Little Miss Sunshine, among others. Almost always the first group to hand out awards, the National Board of Review is made up of film professionals, teachers, students and historians.

The top ten films of the year as named by the National Board of Review: Letters from Iwo Jima, Babel, Blood Diamond, The Departed, The Devil Wears Prada, Flags of Our Fathers, The History Boys, Little Miss Sunshine, Notes on a Scandal and The Painted Veil. »

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