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Originally posted 01/06/2010 11:00PM
The people have spoken – and they love Sandra Bullock!
The Blind Side star beat out stiff competition, including Jennifer Aniston and Kristen Stewart, to be named favorite movie actress at the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards, televised live from L.A.'s Nokia Theatre Wednesday.
No stranger to the ceremony – this marks the star's fifth win for favorite movie actress since her first nomination in 1996 – Bullock, 45, was a double winner Wednesday night: Her film The Proposal, costarring Ryan Reynolds, was named favorite comedy.
"I am only up here because I am fortunate to work with people who make me look good," a tearful Bullock said while accepting her award. "[Thanks] most of all to my family . . . Life is hard sometimes, but we get through with laughter."
The actress also acknowledged her fans. "Thank you to everyone who voted," she said, "because you're voting for all the people who make me look good – and you're making me look very good."
Otherwise, it was Twilight-mania at the Nokia Theatre, where voters didn't forget about the blockbuster. The teen vampire flick swept the award show, claiming four trophies in total, including favorite movie, favorite on-screen team (an award given out to the entire cast) and favorite franchise. Meanwhile, Taylor Lautner was awarded favorite breakout actor as the series' sexy werewolf, Jacob Black.
Originally posted 01/06/2010 08:00AM
Award-show season kicks off Wednesday night, as Queen Latifah returns to host the 36th Annual People's Choice Awards.
Taylor Lautner, Ryan Reynolds and Carrie Underwood are among the celebrities expected to attend. A record 60 million-plus fan votes have been counted, according to producers.
New categories this year include favorite Web celeb, which features nominees Andy Samberg, Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus, Diddy and Will Ferrell, as well as favorite on-screen team, in which the Twilight trio of Lautner, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will compete against The Proposal's Reynolds and Sandra Bullock, among others.
Originally posted 12/13/2009 06:00PM
The early indications are that this awards season is going to be a very busy one for Mo'Nique.
The comedian's terrifying portrayal of a mother on the brink in the Oprah Winfrey-produced, independent film Precious won best supporting actress from both the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the Boston Society of Film Critics.
The critics also agreed on best film of the year: The Hurt Locker, a nerve-rattling drama about an elite army bomb squad operating in Iraq. They both named its director, Kathryn Bigelow, best director, beating among others, her ex-husband, Avatar director James Cameron.
Originally posted 12/03/2009 03:55PM
The 2009 Oscar race is officially Up in the Air.
The George Clooney vehicle about love in the age of layoffs has become one of the Oscar front-runners after being named best picture by the National Board of Review on Thursday.
Clooney shared a win for best actor with Morgan Freeman, who won for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Invictus, directed by his longtime collaborator Clint Eastwood, who was named best director.
British newcomer Carey Mulligan was named best actress for playing a precocious teen in An Education, while The Messenger's Woody Harrelson and Air's Anna Kendrick were recognized for their supporting performances.
Originally posted 01/21/2009 09:45AM
Mike Myers may have to dust off his mantel to make room for his awards – if he has a fireplace in his basement.
The comic actor's The Love Guru led the field at the Razzies – celebrating the worst from Hollywood last year – which were announced by Razzies founder John Wilson on Wednesday, a day before the Oscar nominations are to be revealed.
In all, Guru grabbed seven nods, including worst picture and worst performances by Myers, Jessica Alba, Verne Troyer and Oscar-winner Ben Kingsley.
Also in the running for worst picture: Disaster Movie, The Happening, In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, Meet the Spartans and The Hottie & the Nottie, which starred Paris Hilton, who's up for worst actress and worst screen couple (with Joel David Moore) in the film.
Originally posted 01/15/2009 08:05AM
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt travel well – the couple are up for major prizes at the British equivalent of the Oscars: the Orange British Academy Film Awards.
Mirroring their Golden Globe and SAG Award distinctions, Jolie has been nominated as best leading actress for her role in director Clint Eastwood's Changeling, while Pitt has a nod for leading actor in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, it was announced Thursday.
Originally posted 01/07/2009 11:10PM
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie clearly have the people's vote.
The two were among the big winners at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards Wednesday night at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Pitt was named favorite leading man at the ceremony, while Jolie was voted favorite female action star.
While neither accepted their honors in the flesh, plenty of stars – including Carrie Underwood, Katherine Heigl and the hosts of Dancing with the Stars (winners of the favorite competition/reality show) – collected their trophies in person during the two-hour ceremony which was hosted by Queen Latifah.
Originally posted 01/07/2009 04:30PM
She survived Simon Cowell and American Idol three years ago. She's proved her staying power with two hit albums. Yet being up against Rihanna and Taylor Swift at Wednesday's People's Choice Awards is giving Carrie Underwood the shakes.
"They're both so big, and there's great competition. I'm nervous and so excited at the same time," she tells PEOPLE of being up for favorite female singer and favorite country song.
Underwood, 25, is also hitting the stage to perform her ballad, "I Know You Won't," complete with a full orchestra. "It's a really emotional song about a guy who just won't call. We've all had that happen, right?"
Originally posted 01/07/2009 09:55AM
As Queen Latifah gears up to host Wednesday's People's Choice Awards, the singer-actress is also getting her diet back in gear after some serious holiday play.
"I'm glad I re-signed [with Jenny Craig] because I had a little fun over the holidays, as most people do," says Latifah, 38, who announced this month that she would continue as the spokesperson for the weight-loss program.
"I went to Trinidad and I indulged in everything," she says, admitting to falling off the wagon temporarily while on vacation. "It wasn’t that I wasn’t eating healthy stuff. It was just a lot of it. There's always a beach barbeque."
Originally posted 12/10/2008 03:15PM
Milk soaked up some more awards-season glory on Wednesday, being named best film by the New York Film Critics Circle.
Sean Penn, who stars in the biopic as '70s gay-rights leader Harvey Milk, was named best actor, and Josh Brolin won best supporting actor for his role as the assassin in the movie, the Associated Press reports.
The New York group concurred with the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, which named Penn best actor on Tuesday.
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