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Originally posted 02/24/2012 05:00PM
This year's race for Best Actress is a nail-biter, with some of Hollywood's most accomplished stars vying for the golden statuette.
Meryl Streep, who won the Golden Globe for her spot-on performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, could be seen as a frontrunner. After all, with 17 previous Oscar nominations and two wins, Streep is Hollywood royalty.
But she's by no means a shoo-in. Street's pal, Viola Davis, won the Screen Actor's Guild Award for best actress for her role in the wildly popular film The Help, and will be giving Streep a run for her money.
Originally posted 01/30/2012 12:30PM
Rumer Willis isn't letting family drama slow her down.
Following Demi Moore's hospitalization last week and decision to seek professional treatment for exhaustion, her daughter – and frequent party companion – was in full social mode, enjoying a busy weekend out and about in Los Angeles.
On Saturday night, Willis, 23 – who was apparently on hand when Moore's friends called 911 after the actress had an apparent seizure – stepped out for dinner at Comme Ça, joined by her friend Annie Starke, Annie's mother Glenn Close and Close's husband David Shaw.
Originally posted 01/27/2012 09:30AM
And the list keeps growing.
Viola Davis, a double nominee this year for The Help, joins the list of presenters at Sunday's 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. The actress will be joined by fellow two-time nominees Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), The Artist's Berenice Bejo and Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, who will also present awards, the show's executive producer announced.
And first-time SAG nominee Shailene Woodley, nominated alongside George Clooney in The Descendants, is expected to be a presenter, as well.
Previously announced presenters on the show include Clooney, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Natalie Portman.
The SAG Awards are a night for honoring one's peers, as the winners are chosen by guild members. The show will be broadcast live on TBS and TNT (8 p.m. ET) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on Jan. 29.
Originally posted 01/24/2012 02:30PM
Melissa McCarthy wants a second chance to make a good impression on Glenn Close.
The newly-minted Best Supporting Actress nominee joked that she'll be thinking more carefully about what to say to the Albert Nobbs star – a Best Actress nominee at this year's Oscars – should they cross paths again at the ceremony.
"I hope I can figure out something else to say to Glenn Close other than 'Holy s––– you're Glenn Close,' " McCarthy told PEOPLE after getting her Oscar news Tuesday morning. "I just think she makes beautiful, smart, perfect decisions in her characters and roles she plays. She looms very large to me."
The Bridesmaids star, who won an Emmy earlier this year for Mike & Molly, admits she was flustered when she first encountered Close at the Golden Globes but is planning ahead for Oscar night.
Originally posted 01/24/2012 02:00PM
Nominations are out for the 84th Academy Awards. Here is PEOPLE Magazine critic Alynda Wheat's take on what went down at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Hugo?! Fine, Hugo.
Leading the pack with 11 nominations is Martin Scorsese's kids movie that's not actually for kids. I confess that I still don't get it. Technically, Hugo is a triumph (you'll notice that the vast majority of its nominations are for technical awards), and Scorsese's nod for Best Director is certainly justified. But as a movie-going experience I still think it's remarkably cold (lectures about film history don't really move me). For my money, it's still a race between the French silent film The Artist and The Descendants, starring George Clooney, who did get nominated and Shailene Woodley, who missed the cut. Which brings me to my next point:
Snubs? What snubs?
Okay, sure, Golden Globe nominee Woodley might be a tad disappointed, as might Albert Brooks (Drive), Michael Fassbender (Shame), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and even Steven Spielberg, whose amazing animated The Adventures of Tintin didn't rate a Best Animated Film nod, and who wasn't on the Best Directors list, in spite of the fact that his War Horse is a Best Picture nominee. But are these omissions actually snubs? Not really.
Originally posted 01/14/2012 06:00PM
An embarrassment of dishes: The nominees of this year's Golden Globes have three courses of deliciousity to feast upon, thanks to the Beverly Hilton's executive hotel chef, Suki Sugiura, and executive pastry chef Thomas Henzi.
The evening's culinary fireworks kick off with pistachio-crusted pistou ravioli with wild arugula, smoked tomato, kabocha compote and burrata cheese.
Originally posted 12/15/2011 08:45AM
Ricky Gervais, start sharpening your tongue – the Golden Globes are off and running.
Among those in the spotlight thanks to Thursday's nominations: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara, Tilda Swinton, Jodie Foster, Kristen Wiig, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep and Glenn Close.
Also in the running in the leading categories are Modern Family, Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey and Homeland, among others.
Originally posted 12/15/2011 07:30AM
They like them. They really, really like them.
Screen Actors Guild members were so enamored with Glenn Close and Betty White this year that they nominated each actress twice for SAG Awards.
Close, 64, picked up two best-actress nods – one in the film category for Albert Nobbs, in which she plays a woman masquerading as a man in order to make a living in 19th-century Ireland; and one in the TV-drama category for Damages.
White, 89, also earned two best-actress nods – one in TV comedy for her sitcom Hot in Cleveland; and one in the TV movie or miniseries category for Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Lost Valentine, a modern-day story about a woman whose Navy husband went missing in World War II.
Originally posted 12/14/2011 09:15AM
George Clooney , Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Michelle Williams were among the nominees announced Wednesday for the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, traditionally an accurate prognosticator for the Academy Awards.
Clooney, DiCaprio and Pitt, three of Hollywood's biggest stars, will square off against two relative unknowns, Demian Bichir and Jean Dujardin, in the category of best actor.
Williams is joined by Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Meryl Streep and Tilda Swinton in the race for best actress.
The five movies nominated for best cast ensemble are The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants, The Help and Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris.
Originally posted 11/03/2011 05:30PM
She's played a ruthless litigator on Damages and an enraged ex-lover on Fatal Attraction, but this week Glenn Close shows a softer side.
The multiple-Oscar nominee appears on Friday night's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, which builds a new home for an Iraq war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Through her charity work, Close met Staff Sgt. Allen Hill, who survived a roadside bomb blast but suffers debilitating flashbacks triggered by loud noises and dimly lit spaces. She referred him to the ABC show because his Ottawa, Kan., home is located near a loud rock quarry.
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