11:36 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 01/16/2011 11:10PM
A king with a stutter; a ballet dancer driven to the brink of madness; a lesbian mom; and a nebbishy television producer – those were the diverse roles that won this year's crop of stars their best actor and actress trophies at Sunday's Golden Globes.
This year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association shared the wealth, divvying up acting and best picture awards among the many different nominees.
The Social Network was named best motion picture drama at the ceremony, and ultimately earned four awards at the show, the most of any film. The Kids Are All Right picked up best motion picture comedy, with Annette Bening named best actress in a comedy for her role as Nic, a doctor, who has children with Julianne Moore's free-spirited character.
Originally posted 01/15/2011 06:40PM
I love the Golden Globes. They efficiently toss out statuettes for film and TV in one snappy show, ply celebrities with enough champagne to say silly things on camera, and insist on bringing back Ricky Gervais to host, knowing he'll say something to tick off somebody important.
So, in the awards-show spirit, let's get to who ought to win Sunday night.
Best Motion Picture – Drama: The King's Speech
No question, The Social Network is the movie of the moment. It's at the top of critics' lists, and with an amazing script from Aaron Sorkin, kinetic directing from David Fincher, and terrific performances from all the actors, it should be. But call me fusty, I'm sticking with The King's Speech.
Originally posted 01/15/2011 08:00AM
One down and one to go!
A weekend of awards shows kicked off with the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium Friday night – and Natalie Portman and Colin Firth went home winners.
The stars of Black Swan and The King's Speech, respectively, both picked up best acting awards but their films lost out in the best picture category to the film about Facebook, The Social Network.
Christian Bale was named best supporting actor for his role in The Fighter and his costar in that pugilistic picture, Melissa Leo, was named best supporting actress.
Originally posted 12/14/2010 09:15AM
A delusional ballerina, a self-amputee adventurer and a stuttering future King of England – as played by Natalie Portman, James Franco and Colin Firth in Black Swan, 127 Hours and The King's Speech – dotted the array of this year's Golden Globe-nominated performances, announced early Tuesday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
In all, The King's Speech garnered the most nods, seven, with The Fighter and The Social Network following with six each.
Johnny Depp received two nominations, for his comedic roles in Tim Burton's summer blockbuster Alice in Wonderland and in this past weekend's box-office disappointment, The Tourist, which also brought a nod to costar Angelina Jolie.
Both those movies are in the running as Best Comedy or Musical Film (though this year there was a noticeable absence of song-and-dance movies). The other nominees are Burlesque, The Kids Are All Right and Red.
Those nominated in the Dramatic Movie category are Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The King's Speech and Social Network.
Originally posted 11/28/2010 09:00AM
He's played by Colin Firth in the new film The King's Speech, but what was King George VI – Prince William and Harry's great-grandfather – really like?
Terrifically shy, for one, thanks in a large part to the crippling speech impairment depicted in the film.
Unlike William, the former Prince Albert had no expectation of being King, becoming so only after his brother Edward VIII abdicated in 1936. He helped guide his country through World War II as a trusted advisor to Winston Churchill and a beloved symbol of Nazi resistance to the British people.
Originally posted 02/21/2010 07:45PM
It was a night to remember for Twi-hards and royal fans at the Orange British Academy Awards in London, as Prince William was announced BAFTA's new President and Kristen Stewart won the "Orange Rising Star" award with Robert Pattinson in the audience.
While Twilight's hot couple arrived separately on the red carpet, both to loud cheers, it was Prince William signing autographs that caused the biggest frenzy on the way in to the star-studded ceremony at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
The young royal attended solo – minus girlfriend Kate Middleton – opened the ceremony with a heartfelt speech on his new BAFTA appointment. "This is such a privilege for me," he said adding, "I have to say, there is nothing better than going to see a really good film so this is a great personal thrill for me."
Prince William follows in the footsteps of his grandfather in accepting the high-profile arts role.
Originally posted 02/02/2010 10:00AM
"I thought I was managing my expectations, but on hearing the news I discovered new and unfamiliar vocal tones. Perhaps I should do another musical."
Colin Firth on being nominated as Best Actor for A Single Man.
The 82nd annual Academy Awards, to be co-hosted by Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, take place Sunday, March 7, and will air live on ABC starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
– Alexis Chiu
Originally posted 06/30/2008 03:40PM
Mamma Mia! star Amanda Seyfried gets very excited if you mention a certain British actor and a former Bond man.
"He's so sexy, Colin Firth, so sexy [and] will always be," Seyfried, 22, told Entertainment Tonight as she giggled about her Mamma Mia! costar.
And she feels equally as lucky when it comes to sharing the screen with another handsome actor: Pierce Brosnan.
"Shooting in the summer of '07 on the 007 [sound]stage with a 007, that's one of the things he said to me, and I was like, 'You're right, I am lucky,' because he's a studly, studly man!" the actress says.
Originally posted 11/16/2004 06:00AM
British good guy Colin Firth returns as Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones's sensible but sweet love interest. But in The Edge of Reason he's not beneath throwing a few punches: Firth, 44, recently talked about his onscreen tussle with Hugh Grant and his admiration for Renee Zellweger.
Originally posted 07/29/2002 01:00PM
The "Bridget Jones's Diary" hunk and one of PEOPLE's 50 Most Beautiful People of 2001 joins Queen Elizabeth at England's Guards Polo Club.
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