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Meryl Streep Once Feared Aging in Hollywood Would End Her Career: 'I Thought Each Movie Would Be My Last'

28 July 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Since turning 40, Meryl Streep has wowed as vicious magazine editor Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, earned an Oscar for 2011's The Iron Lady, walked The Bridges of Madison County, and donned a habit for Doubt - all roles she never thought she'd get 27 years ago. The actress, 67, tells WSJ. Magazine that she once feared for her career as an aging woman in Hollywood. "On a certain level you don't have any choice - you're unhappy if you're not doing it, so you're compelled in a certain way," she says of still finding fulfillment after decades in the industry. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Meryl Streep Once Feared Aging in Hollywood Would End Her Career: 'I Thought Each Movie Would Be My Last'

28 July 2016 2:35 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Since turning 40, Meryl Streep has wowed as vicious magazine editor Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada, earned an Oscar for 2011's The Iron Lady, walked The Bridges of Madison County, and donned a habit for Doubt - all roles she never thought she'd get 27 years ago. The actress, 67, tells WSJ. Magazine that she once feared for her career as an aging woman in Hollywood. "On a certain level you don't have any choice - you're unhappy if you're not doing it, so you're compelled in a certain way," she says of still finding fulfillment after decades in the industry. »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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‘Ab Fab’ Scores Biggest U.K. Opening Since ‘Spectre’

6 July 2016 5:45 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Crack open the champagne, the long-awaited version of “Absolutely Fabulous” is off to an absolutely fabulous start at the U.K. box office, pulling in £4.03 million ($5.4 million) from 615 sites in its opening weekend.

The beloved British TV spinoff, which is released by Fox Searchlight and sees Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprise their roles as comical glitzy duo Edina and Patsy, trailed just behind Universal’s “The Secret Life of Pets” (which scored $6.15 million in its second weekend) for the three-day period of July 1-3, but figures still earned “Ab Fab” the biggest opening weekend for a Brit pic since “Spectre” last October.

The film, which is directed by Mandie Fletcher and produced by Damian Jones (“The Iron Lady”) and Jon Plowman, who produced the original 1990s TV series, is storming through the week taking $908,291 in cinemas on Monday and a $1.3 million tally on Tuesday for a running total of $7.5 million. »

- Diana Lodderhose

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Outrageous U.S. TV spot for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

5 July 2016 3:48 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is currently in UK cinemas [see our review here], and ahead of the Us release, currently set for July 22nd, Fox Searchlight Pictures have released a new TV spot entitled ‘Outrageous’, which we have for you here…

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forevermore!

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, »

- Matthew Lee

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Rumor: Sony Planning A Silver Sable Movie With The Invisible Woman Screenwriter Abi Morgan

24 June 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

This was first mentioned in those infamous Sony email leaks, and now rumor has it that the studio is making moves again. On this week's episode of Meet The Movie Press, former The Wrap editor Jeff Sneider says he's heard that Sony still want to move forward with a Silver Sable movie, and are talking with screenwriter Abi Morgan (Shame, The Hour, The Invisible Woman,The Iron Lady) with a view to her penning the script. Silver Sable is a marvel Comics antihero/mercenary who has been both an ally and enemy of Spider-Man and several other characters. She has no actual superpowers, so it might be the case that Sony is interested in developing a Punisher-like female-led comic book movie that would eventually crossover with the rebooted Spider-Man/Marvel universe. No other details are provided, but watch this space for updates. »

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Meryl Streep's Marriage Has Lasted as Long as Her Career

22 June 2016 8:31 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Meryl Streep knows a thing or two about long-term success, and her marriage is no exception. She and sculptor Don Gummer have been married since 1978, and he's been by her side at a number of industry events and award shows in the years since. Meryl may have been mentioned more than God in Oscars acceptance speeches over the last decade, but at the 2012 Academy Awards, it was her husband who received a sweet shout-out. When Meryl won best actress for The Iron Lady, she said, "First I'm going to thank Don because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech they play him out with the music, and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you've given me." The pair first met after her partner John Cazale - of The Godfather and The Deer Hunter - died of bone cancer. She »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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‘The Taming of the Shrew’ Theater Review: All-Woman Revival in Central Park Sends Up Donald Trump

13 June 2016 8:00 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Meryl Streep should be the last person to steal the show from Phyllida Lloyd. The director, after all, gave Streep her biggest commercial hit, “Mamma Mia!” and her third Oscar win, for “The Iron Lady.” Regardless, Streep’s dead-on impersonation of Donald Trump at the Public Theater’s June 6 gala went viral just one week before Lloyd’s all-female, Trump-bashing “The Taming of the Shrew” opened Monday at Central Park’s outdoor Delacorte Theater. Streep delivered a devastatingly funny blowhard, completely with orange makeup, bleach-blond pompadour and beefy bodysuit. The many actresses in male drag in Lloyd’s “Shrew,” on the other hand, »

- Robert Hofler

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Explore the legacy of Absolutely Fabulous in new featurette

10 June 2016 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just three weeks to go before its release, a featurette has arrived online for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie entitled ‘Legacy’ which features new footage from the film as well as interviews with Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. Check it out below after the official synopsis…

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forevermore!

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with »

- Amie Cranswick

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Interview: Legendary SFX Artist Mark Coulier Talks Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

31 May 2016 5:23 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In 1813, renowned writer Jane Austen published a book called Pride and Prejudice, which tells the story of the Bennet sisters, who are gussied up and married off to wealthy suitors, one by one. The only sister who seems to question this system is Elizabeth, the rebellious member of the family, who feels strong disdain for the system that treats her more like property than a proper citizen. In 2009, author Seth Grahame-Smith put a new twist on the old tale by creating a parody novel called Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which loosely follows the same basic outline, but adds an entirely different obstacle to the tale: the living dead.

In Grahame-Smith’s story, the girls are not only fighting for the right to be married into regal families, but also battling for their lives on a daily basis. An outbreak has occurred within these humble streets, and now flesh-eating zombies »

- Kalyn Corrigan

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Movie Review – Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)

6 May 2016 5:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Florence Foster Jenkins, 2016.

Directed by Stephen Frears.

Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg and Rebecca Ferguson.

Synopsis:

The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Are we to laugh with, or laugh at Florence Foster Jenkins, a question proposed and rather crudely dismantled in the aptly titled Florence Foster Jenkins. Somewhere deep beneath the saccharin, tooth-achingly sweet exterior, there’s an interesting study of sadness of which director Stephen Frears struggles to locate. Instead, we have a charming, if breezy tale of musical delusion.

Meryl Streep stars as the titular Florence, a patron of the arts with delusional dreams of being a great soprano, an issue her entourage, filled with the most vanilla of the aristocratic bourgeoisie, refuse to acknowledge. Enabling her lies is St Clair Bayfield – played with aplomb by Hugh Grant – and »

- Amie Cranswick

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Florence Foster Jenkins: Exclusive Costume Sketches

4 May 2016 5:56 AM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

Friday 6th May sees the release of Florence Foster Jenkins, the 1944 set true story of a woman, Ms. Foster Jenkins herself (played by Meryl Streep) who heard nothing but sweet angels in her head, yet couldn’t actually sing for a toffee. Her manager and husband St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) hides the truth during the private recitals, but when Florence agrees to sing live at Carnegie Hall, things begin to get a little tricky…

Costume designer for Florence Foster Jenkins is Consolata Boyle, a BAFTA award winner probably best known for her work on The Queen (2006), The Iron Lady (2011), and more recently Philomena (2013) – and yes there is definitely a ‘real life’ theme here. For this project, however, everything had to be even larger than real life. This is mid-forties New York (even if the film was actually shot in Liverpool) with Foster Jenkins a full-on society dame enabling an eccentricity ingrained since childhood. »

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Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Trailer Has Edina and Patsy on The Run

27 April 2016 8:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London's trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

In theaters this summer, an all-new international trailer has arrived for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie courtesy of Fox Searchlight. This hilarious new adventure reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble and June Whitfield as Mother. The award-winning team behind the camera includes Mandie Fletcher (Blackadder, »

- MovieWeb

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Kate Moss, Perez Hilton to Have Cameos in ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’

25 April 2016 4:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Fox Searchlight Pictures has revealed that Kate Moss, Jerry Hall, Jean Paul Gaultier, Perez Hilton and Stella McCartney are among the celebrities making cameo appearances in “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” which stars Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks and June Whitfield.

Other leading lights from the worlds of acting, music and fashion appearing in the film include: Abbey Clancy, Alesha Dixon, Alex Jones, Alexa Chung, Alice Dellal, Anya Hindmarch, Barry Humphries (a.k.a. Dame Edna Everage), Beattie Edmondson, Bip Ling, Brix Smith-Start, Bruno Tonioli, Camilla Rutherford, Chris Colfer, Daisy Lowe, Daniel Lismore, Dawn French, Ella Eyre, Foxes, Giles Deacon, Gwendoline Christie, Jade Parfitt, Jamie Laing, Janette Tough, Joan Collins, Jodie Harsh, Jourdan Dunn, Kathy Lette, Kelly Hoppen, La Roux, La Voix, Lara Stone, Lily Cole, Marcia Warren, Miquita Oliver, Nick Grimshaw, Nick Mohammed, Orla Guerin, Ozwald Boateng, Pam Hogg, Poppy Delevingne, Richard Arnold, Robert Webb, Rylan Clark, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Daniel Battsek Takes Over as Director of Film4

14 April 2016 3:50 PM, PDT | Sydney's Buzz | See recent Sydney's Buzz news »

Channel 4 Chief Executive David Abraham has announced that Daniel Battsek will join the corporation as Director of Film4, following the news that David Kosse is to step down to join Stx Entertainment.

Battsek will join Film4 in July, relocating to the UK from New York after fulfilling his contract as President of Cohen Media Group - where he has overseen the acquisition and release of projects including back-to-back Oscar® nominees "Timbuktu" and "Mustang," as well as a development and production slate of films that includes John Williams’ renowned novel Stoner, a co-production with Film4.   Prior to this role Daniel was President of National Geographic Films, and before that President, Filmed Entertainment at Miramax Films.

David Kosse will continue working for Film4 during the transition period on a consultancy basis until October.

Battsek will inherit the increased spend announced by David Abraham and David Kosse in February 2016 of £25 million for the year, with the ambition of maintaining similar increased levels of Film4 funding in future years.

Under Battsek’s leadership, Film4 will continue to seek out new partnerships like those announced with Fox Searchlight and Fp Films in February, which allow the company to take a greater stake in certain projects, with a view to seeing more of the returns flowing back to Film4 for investment in the company’s future slate.

Battsek also inherits a development slate which includes new work from Lenny Abrahamson, Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrew Haigh, Steve McQueen, Martin McDonagh, Clio Barnard, Bart Layton, Garth Davis and Mike Leigh. as well as completed or near completed films from Andrea Arnold, Ben Wheatley, Ang Lee, Paddy Considine, Susanna White, John Cameron Mitchell, acclaimed theatre director Benedict Andrews, newcomer Toby Macdonald and Danny Boyle.

Channel 4 Chief Executive David Abraham commented: “Daniel Battsek’s passion for independent, filmmaker driven cinema, and experience in film production, development and distribution at the highest level in both the Us and UK markets, are second to none. He’s a perfect fit for the Film4 brand. We’re thrilled to bring this talented British executive back to the UK.

“As demonstrated by our record breaking year at both the Oscars and the BAFTAs, Daniel will inherit a Film4 business in fine creative and commercial health from David Kosse.  We’re sad he couldn’t have been with us longer but he’s had an incredible impact in the time he has led the division.  Both the exciting upcoming slate and the increased funding for original film we announced earlier this year are testament to the successful strategy implemented by David.   I’m delighted that he will be working alongside Daniel on a smooth transition over the summer and ensuring that it is business as usual for Film4 over this period.”

Daniel Battsek added: "I am hugely honored to have been offered this opportunity. My career began with so many of Film4's early productions and I have retained strong ties with British filmmakers throughout my time in the Us. Joining Film4 feels almost like coming full circle. I look forward to returning to the UK and putting the experience I've gained on both sides of the Atlantic to good use."

David Kosse said: "Film4 is a unique organization and a very special brand and it was a difficult decision to leave, but joining Stx at this stage is an opportunity that I couldn't pass up.  Over almost two years, I'm incredibly proud to have put in place a new strategy for Film4 which has boosted funding for the film industry to a record level and to have introduced an exciting new slate of high quality productions and developments with a diverse group of filmmakers.  David Abraham and the Channel 4 leadership team have been fantastic partners since day one and I look forward to continuing to work with them over the coming months."

Having worked at the cutting edge of the independent sector on three continents, Battsek brings 30 years’ production, development and distribution experience to Film4. For the last three years Battsek has served as President of New York based Cohen Media Group, where he has overseen the acquisition and release of arthouse/crossover releases including back-to-back Oscar® nominees "Timbuktu" and "Mustang," as well as a development and production slate of films that includes John Williams’ renowned novel Stoner, a co-production with Film4. Prior to that he spent 2½ years at National Geographic Films, where as President he acquired projects for development and production including the  Oscar® nominated documentary Restrepo, as well as National Geographic branded large screen and Imax 3D projects.

Battsek relocated from the UK to New York in 2005, where he served for five years as President, Filmed Entertainment at Miramax Films. Projects he greenlit and/or acquired there included Oscar® winners "The Queen," "No Country For Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" and Oscar® nominees "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" and "Happy-Go-Lucky". From 1991 to 2005, Battsek held the position of Evp and Managing Director, UK Distribution and European Production & Acquisitions at Buena Vista International, UK, where he oversaw all aspects of UK distribution for 18-25 releases per annum from Walt Disney Studios and their partners including Pixar and Miramax Films. At Bvi, Battsek also set up a Comedy Production Label in 2001 which financed and produced three films, including "Calendar Girls" and "Kinky Boots." Prior to that, Battsek spent six years as Managing Director of Palace Pictures, where he was responsible for the acquisition and distribution of quality independent titles from around the world for release in the UK, and he also spent three years as a Sales & Marketing Executive for Hoyts Entertainment in Australia, where he first cut his teeth in distribution.

Film4 is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division, which develops and co-finances films and has an established track record for working with the most distinctive and innovative talent in UK and international filmmaking.  Film4 has developed and/or co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years - Academy Award-winners such as Steve McQueen’s "12 Years a Slave," Danny Boyle’s "Slumdog Millionaire," Lenny Abrahamson’s "Room," Alex Garland’s "Ex Machina," Asif Kapadia’s Amy, Andrew Haigh’s "45 Years" and Phyllida Lloyd’s "The Iron Lady," in addition to critically-acclaimed award-winners such as Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Chris Morris’ "Four Lions," Shane Meadows’ "This is England," Martin McDonagh’s "Seven Psychopaths," Yann Demange’s "71," Ben Wheatley’s "High-Rise," Clio Barnard’s "The Selfish Giant," Jonathan Glazer’s "Under the Skin" and David Mackenzie’s "Starred Up." »

- Sydney Levine

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Florence Foster Jenkins review: “Near note perfect”

13 April 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Florence Foster Jenkins review: Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant hit the right notes in this Stephen Frears directed comedy drama about the world’s best worst singer.

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant lead the cast of the Stephen Frears directed film which focusses the true events of the latter days of America socialite, Florence Foster Jenkins. Here’s our Florence Foster Jenkins review.

Stephen Frears’ follow-up movie to last year’s impressive biopic The Program could not be any different, and here he teams with Nicholas Martin, a successful television writer behind episodes of Midsomer Murders, Soldier Soldier and Dalziel & Pascoe, for an brilliantly funny romp set in New York City towards the end of the second World War.

Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) was known for her very off-key performances as an opera singer, her appearances on-stage fully financed from her fortune left to her by her late father. At »

- Paul Heath

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New poster for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

8 April 2016 5:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new poster has debuted for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie featuring Jennifer Saunders’ Edina and Joanna Lumley’s Patsy; check it out below…

See Also: First look teaser for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forevermore!

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks »

- Amie Cranswick

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Inside Meryl Streep's Bedside Vigil for Dying Boyfriend John Cazale and How She Found Love Again with Don Gummer

31 March 2016 6:10 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

When Meryl Streep's boyfriend John Cazale died of cancer in 1978, the actress was devastated. But, as it sometimes does, love and light came out of the tragedy - in this case, quite quickly. Streep's two-year romance with Cazale, a talented actor who starred in five Best Picture nominees in just six years, is detailed in Michael Schulman's upcoming biography Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep, published April 26 by HarperCollins. Meeting first during an audition for New York City's famed Shakespeare in the Park, Streep and The Godfather star's connection was obvious to their castmates and director Joe Papp. Schulman »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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First poster for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

8 March 2016 10:49 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first poster has arrived online for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, which as you’d expect features Jennifer Saunders’ Edina and Joanna Lumley’s Patsy; check it out here…

See Also: First look teaser for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forevermore!

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie reunites Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as the iconic Edina and Patsy along with the rest of the original cast that includes Julia Sawalha as Saffy, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Oscars Facts: 25 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Academy Awards

26 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

It's almost here -- the 88th Academy Awards finally airs this Sunday, and we're counting down the minutes.

We've already given you our Oscar predictions, and now we're bringing you some of the best (and, um, craziest) facts about Hollywood's biggest awards show. From the first Best Actor winner, to the "one dollar" Oscar rule, here are 25 things you (probably) don't know about the Oscars.

1. The youngest Oscar winner was Tatum O'Neal (above), who won Best Supporting Actress for "Paper Moon" (1973) when she was only 10 years old. Shirley Temple won the short-lived Juvenile Award at 6 years old.

2. After winning Best Actress for "Cabaret" (1972), Liza Minnelli became (and still is) the only Oscar winner whose parents both earned Oscars. Her mother, Judy Garland, received an honorary award in 1939 and her father, Vincente Minnelli, won Best Director for "Gigi" (1958).

3. Nameplates for all potential winners are prepared ahead of time; in 2014, the Academy made 215 of them! »

- Phil Pirrello

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The 25 greatest Oscar speeches

19 February 2016 4:05 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We're just a week away from another gold-tinged year of speeches, upsets, and snubs. After all the hype, what ends up mattering about the Oscars? I'd argue it's the speeches, and that's why we're picking the 25 best acceptance speeches ever -- by actors only. Sorry, but glamor is a key element in any Oscar moment and I don't have time to remember if the guy who adapted The Last Emperor thanked his mom.  25. Dustin Hoffman, Kramer vs. Kramer Dustin Hoffman's seriousness initially seems worrisome, but his mix of sarcasm and sincerity is right for the ceremony.  24. Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose Cotillard's tearful speech makes you realize how rare it is than an Oscar recipient is surprised to win. As Cotillard scrambles to make sense of the honor, she comes up with an ebullient finale: "Thank you, life! Thank you, love! It is -- there are some angels in this city. »

- Louis Virtel

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