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Originally posted 02/15/2008 10:45AM
No debate: Denzel Washington's film The Great Debaters won hands down Thursday at the 39th annual NAACP Image Awards.
The period drama about a debating squad that takes on Harvard was named best film of 2007, and Washington also was honored as best actor. His costar Jurnee Smollett was cited as best actress.
"I'm happy for everybody up here," Washington, who directed the film, said while accepting the award at Los Angeles's Shrine Auditorium. "I'm very grateful for this one, but in particular, just happy that some of these young people are recognized for their work."
Originally posted 02/10/2008 09:40PM
Daniel Day-Lewis did more than scoop up yet another award for best actor
on Sunday night: he earned a little street cred from his kids.
"I don't know what my lads are going to think of this," the father of three said holding up his BAFTA award, Britain's answer to the Oscar, "but when they see me in a photograph with Daniel Radcliffe they are going to take me really seriously."
The admiration between the two Daniels appeared mutual. The Harry Potter star told PEOPLE that of all the celebrities milling about the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden – including Kate Hudson, Jessica Biel, Emily Blunt, Sylvester Stallone, and more – Day-Lewis was the star he was most eager to meet. "I do think that he's sort of incredible," Radcliffe said.
Originally posted 01/21/2008 08:15AM
Lindsay Lohan landed her first nominations of the 2008 awards season Monday. But it's probably best to leave this one off the résumé.
The 21-year-old actress was recognized by the Razzies – the annual awards show recognizing the year's "worst" films and performances – for her part in the thriller I Know Who Killed Me. In fact, she earned two nominations for a single role.
Originally posted 01/14/2008 01:05PM
What's a Golden Globes show without stars? Not much, if dismal ratings are any indication.
The Writers Guild strike took all the fun out of the usually festive awards show on Sunday night, and viewers voted with their remotes, tuning into the competition instead of the stripped-down, celebrity-free announcement broadcast, which came in fourth for the hour, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 01/13/2008 10:00PM
Tim Burton's macabre musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street won big at the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced during a live press conference from Hollywood on Sunday, while the film's star, Johnny Depp, picked up best actor in movie comedy or musical.
Originally posted 01/13/2008 04:00PM
No dresses, no big parties – so what will this year's Golden Globes stars be doing Sunday night when the winner's are announced in a press conference?
Originally posted 01/13/2008 02:20PM
There may be no Golden Globes show, but that didn't stop the L.A. Film Critics from handing out awards Saturday – and drawing stars.
The best picture honor went to There Will Be Blood, best actor to the film's star Daniel Day-Lewis, best actress to French actress (and La Vie en Rose star) Marion Cotillard and supporting actress to Gone Baby Gone's Amy Ryan.
The awards marked a rare appearance by the enigmatic Day-Lewis, who says he felt out of place amid the Hollywood glamour.
"It's a little shocking," Day-Lewis, 50, told PEOPLE. "It's a very different environment than the one to which I live in everyday."
Originally posted 01/10/2008 06:50PM
Ellen Page's 16-year-old mom-to-be Juno and George Clooney's sleazy Michael Clayton are among the films named as The Writers Guild of America's best of 2007.
Those two films are up against The Savages, Knocked Up and Lars and the Real Girl for Best Original Screenplay in the annual WGA Awards.
Nominees for Best Adapted Screenplay include No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Into the Wild, and Zodiac.
Notably, Michael Moore's Sicko is nominated for Best Documentary Screenplay. WGA Award winners will be announced Feb. 9 in L.A. and New York.
– Nicholas White
Originally posted 01/08/2008 11:15PM
Although the writers' strike continues to slow down the award season, on Tuesday night the people were heard – and not just in New Hampshire.
Yes, the 34th annual People's Choice Awards carried on. Rather than cancel the show, producers retooled it as an understated, "newsmagazine"-style broadcast, hosted by Queen Latifah on CBS. The actress acknowledged the changes immediately, telling viewers, "I know this show's a little different than last time. But we have what's important – you, the people, and all your favorites all night long."
Originally posted 01/07/2008 11:20PM
As the Golden Globes became the first awards-show casualty in the Hollywood writers strike, the Critics' Choice Awards fared better Monday – and with no picket lines in sight, that meant an all-star showing, from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to George Clooney and Katie Holmes.
The 13th annual awards, handed out by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, are not covered by Writers Guild contracts, so unlike the Globes (and other upcoming awards shows), the Critics' Choice Awards were not impacted by the writers' strike.
So the A-listers showed up to party and celebrate the night's winners. No Country for Old Men was named best picture, with its oddly coiffed bad guy, Javier Bardem, winning best supporting actor.
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