04:06 PM EDT 10/21/2013
Originally posted 02/10/2012 01:00PM
Who needs an Oscar? Not Uggie!
Though the 10-year-old star of The Artist is slated to perform at the Academy Awards on Feb. 26, he's one step ahead of his costars and crew. On Thursday, the American Humane Association gave the Jack Russell terrier the Pawscar for Best Scene Stealer.
Given out each year in recognition of the year's best animal performances and the proper treatment of animals on movie sets, the Pawscars also recognized War Horse and its equine stars for utilizing movie magic to simulate an endangered animal without hurting the creature, and the Adam Sandler comedy Jack & Jill for recreating the sight of a cockatoo in a chocolate fountain via green screen and computer imaging.
Originally posted 01/10/2012 03:00PM
A miraculous horse named Joey is winning audiences' hearts in Steven Spielberg's new film adaptation of War Horse, including that of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who was moved to tears when she attended the London premiere this weekend.
But behind the scenes of the epic movie was a crew of more than 100 horses led by animal trainer Bobby Lovgren, who worked on 2003's Seabiscuit. Here are five things you should know about the talented equine cast that gave Joey life.
Originally posted 01/09/2012 11:40AM
The Duchess of Cambridge is renowned for her poise and grace. But she needed some assistance – from none other than Steven Spielberg's wife – at a crucial moment of the War Horse premiere Sunday in London.
Spielberg has revealed that his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, was passing tissues to Kate, who turned 30 on Monday, as the film's story hit a particularly moving section.
Asked if Kate was in a "right state," he told the BBC on Monday that he was sitting between the duchess and his wife. "At one point my wife, who was sitting to my right ... passed a Kleenex to the Duchess of Cambridge. I just saw the Kleenex going across my face."
Originally posted 01/08/2012 02:30PM
Although royal aides say she's planning a "low-key" celebration of her 30th birthday on Monday, the Duchess of Cambridge was all glammed up for her final night as a 20-something.
Kate, in lacy floor-length gown by Alice Temperley and her own jewels, joined husband Prince William at her first royal film premiere – for War Horse – in London's West End.
Just before their arrival, a drizzle started to fall, forcing William to hold an umbrella above them for their red carpet stroll.
Originally posted 12/26/2011 09:00AM
Originally posted 12/12/2011 12:30PM
And the winner is ... Who knows?
The late entry into the race by buzzed-about films Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo has made for a wide-open Oscar race for Best Picture this year.
"I can't remember a year like this where there was no clear front-runner," says a longtime awards season veteran. "Nobody knows where this race is going."
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