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Oscars 2012 Picks & Predictions: Best Acting Category

23 February 2012 2:40 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

While the best supporting categories seem a little more cut and dry this year, not so the races for best actor and actress. Remember, the key to winning your Oscar pool is to think like the Academy, which doesn’t always fall in line with your favorite choice. Let’s take a look.

Best Actress Glenn Close – Albert Knobbs Viola DavisThe Help Rooney MaraThe Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Meryl StreepThe Iron Lady Michelle WilliamsMy Week With Marilyn

This race is going to come down to the wire. It’s also a great example of an award that could go to an actress undeserving of the acclaim. Hear me out.

First things first, as brilliant as Rooney Mara was in The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, you can rule her out. Unfortunately, the film is garnering little buzz with the Academy, and Mara’s personal aloofness has turned many people off. »

- Stephen Clifton

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2012 Grammy winner list: Adele, Foo Fighters win big

12 February 2012 8:22 PM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

It truly is the Year of Adele, as the British singer took home every Grammy she was for which she was nominated, totaling six wins altogether, including Album, Record and Song of the Year. Foo Fighters were second for total wins, with five, followed by the absent Kanye West with four wins.

The complete list of winners:

Album Of The Year:

21 -- Adele

Wasting Light -- Foo Fighters

Born This Way -- Lady Gaga

Doo-Wops & Hooligans -- Bruno Mars

Loud -- Rihanna

Record Of The Year:

"Rolling In The Deep" -- Adele

"Holocene" -- Bon Iver

"Grenade" -- Bruno Mars

"The Cave" -- Mumford & Sons

"Firework" -- Katy Perry

Best New Artist: (artist/producer)

The Band Perry

Bon Iver

J. Cole

Nicki Minaj


Song Of The Year: (songwriter)

"All Of The Lights" -- Jeff Bhasker, Malik Jones, Warren Trotter and Kanye West, songwriters

(Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and »


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Hear Me Out: You Have To See The Phantom Menace At Least Once

10 February 2012 11:19 AM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Most Star Wars fans have a special kind of hate for The Phantom Menace.  They don.t casually dislike it or even strongly hate it; they seem to think The Phantom Menace was a scathing affront to all things decent and holy.  In many ways, I don.t blame them.  I too sat in a darkened theater as the credits rolled and angrily wondered what the hell I.d just witnessed.  Being pissed twelve years later is perfectly reasonable, but here.s where many Star Wars fans and I disagree.  I still tell people The Phantom Menace is worth watching.  In fact, I think anyone who has seen and enjoyed the three original movies is doing themselves a great disservice by avoiding The Phantom MenaceHear me out. There are a lot of things that are truly awful about Episode One.  The dialogue is frequently atrocious, some of the actors »

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The Vampire Diaries Debate: Which Man Does Elena Want?

10 February 2012 7:18 AM, PST | | See recent news »

The Vampire Diaries Debate: Which Man Does Elena Want?

The 'shipper debate can be a minefield.  Perhaps that's most applicable to a show like The Vampire Diaries, which not only has very devoted fans (and for good reason, since it's a terrific show worthy of devotion), but also because the writers have crafted a slow-building and genuine love triangle. The triangle of Elena-Damon-Stefan doesn't feel forced or sudden.  It feels earned and enduring.

This week's episode of The Vampire Diaries went far in highlighting the position that Elena is in, but I was left with a sense that perhaps she may have a fairly decent understanding of the choice she wants to make.

To be quite honest, I don't 'ship any particular pairing, and haven't been a hard-core 'shipper since Buffy and Angel (True Love, people!).  I have no secret agenda or pairing to push here, I just want to »

- Clarissa

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Hear Me Out: Channing Tatum Is Actually Really A Good Actor

16 January 2012 1:31 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When you're a handsome actor you can accomplish pretty much anything, whether you're George Clooney and his air of international class or Bruce Willis, with a steely glare that could kill you. But if you're labeled a "pretty boy" first? Forget it-- that's a hole you're going to spend your entire life climbing out of. Just ask Brad Pitt, who's spend 20 years trying to be taken seriously and may have only finally achieved it this year. The newest victim of the pretty-boy trap? Why, it's Channing Tatum of course. The title of this article is "Hear Me Out"-- the first in what we're planning as a series of seemingly crazy arguments-- and we mean what we say. I know you think Channing Tatum is just a hunk of meat with barely two brain cells to put together. I know you've seen him in G.I. Joe or Dear John »

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Now Presenting... The Presenters!

11 January 2012 8:11 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

If the starry nominee troupes marching towards you later this week and beyond are not shiny enough for you, fear not. Even more celebs will be on hand as well wishers and presenters. Here's what we know so far followed by our annual Oscar badgering. They really need help when thinking about "presenting" honors.

Bfca "Critics Choice" This is happening in just two days. Will you be here as we live blog?  Presenters include: Leonardo DiCaprio, Vin Diesel, Kirsten Dunst, Donald Glover, Dustin Hoffman, Ben Kingsley, Diane Kruger, Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Olsen, Patton Oswalt, Paul Rudd, Maya Rudolph, Jason Segel and Owen Wilson

Globes Michelle Pfeiffer & Nicole Kidman (!!!!!!!!! I don't mean to imply together... though wouldn't that be something?), Melissa McCarthy, Jake Gyllenhaal, Clive Owen & Natalie Portman (I don't mean to imply together... though wouldn't that be something?), Antonio Banderas & Salma Hayek (I assume together) and Mark Wahlberg

SAG Ed Helms, »


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