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Denzel Washington, Judi Dench Honored by 'Movies for Grownups' Awards

Denzel Washington, Judi Dench Honored by AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

Originally posted 01/31/2013 10:15AM

They only get better with age.

Denzel Washington and Judi Dench have been honored with the top acting prizes by this year's Movies for Grownups Awards, presented by AARP, celebrating actors over 50 and films made for older audiences.

Dench, 78, was celebrated for her work on The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, also starring Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith and Tom Wilkinson, which was also named best picture.

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It's Oscar Time! And the Nominees Are ... | Emma Stone, Seth MacFarlane

UpdatePosted 01/10/2013 09:05AM

Academy Award Nominations: Lincoln Leads the Pack

Originally posted 01/10/2013 08:15AM

This year's Oscars may not take place until Feb. 24, but the ceremony's host, Seth MacFarlane, already started earning his salary Thursday morning – by joining Emma Stone to announce the nominees for the 85th annual Academy Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' headquarters in Beverly Hills.

And the name that kept coming up: Lincoln, which reaped the lion's share number of nominations, 12, including those for Best Picture, Best Director Steven Spielberg, Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis and Supporting Actress Sally Field.

Other highly recognized films were Life of Pi, with 11 nominations; Les Misérables, with nine; and Argo, with seven, though, surprisingly, not one for its director Ben Affleck.

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How YouTube Helped Denzel Washington & Aaron Paul Play Alcoholics

Denzel Washington & Aaron Paul Learned to Play Alcoholics from YouTube Videos

Originally posted 10/27/2012 11:20AM

Denzel Washington and Aaron Paul each had an entertaining time getting into their characters, who are both alcoholics, in their latest film roles – Washington as Whip Whitaker in Flight, and Paul as Charlie Hannah in Smashed.

But the fun didn't come from Method acting. It came from what Paul calls "amazing" videos of drunk people on YouTube.

"I watched so many funny videos," the actor, 33, tells Esquire.com. "There are so many. Just type in 'drunk people' or 'people drunk,' and you'll find some gems. There are amazing videos on YouTube that only have like 400 views. I'm just shocked that the entire planet hasn't seen them yet."

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