Mary Tyler Moore, Oscar nominated for her outstanding work in Robert Redford’s Ordinary People (1980) will be the receipent of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Screen Actors Guild. The 74-year-old star of such works as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show” has had a career some can only wish for.
Moore has been nominated for an impressive fifteen Emmy Awards, most notably for her work on the hits “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Of the fifteen mentions, Moore has six awards on her mantle, most recently for her work in the 1993 TV Mini-Movie “Stolen Babies” from Lifetime.
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As the calendar turns to September, the fall movie season brings forth its annual treasure trove of highly anticipated Oscar hopefuls and prestige pictures; films which studios have strategically positioned and marketed for maximum attention and success. And naturally here at Awards Circuit our attention transitions with the season. Before we dive in to the films likely to generate, maintain, and perhaps even lose Oscar buzz over the next few months, I thought I would take one more look at the Summer Movie Season, expanding on the work of my colleagues, and break the season down to its dollars and cents.
So, I have gone back through the Summer movie season for 2011, defined as beginning on May 6, 2011 and concluding on August 26, 2011, and have selected 56 films to analyze, breakdown, and write about one last time. Let’s see what succeeded, what failed, and what made studios sweat in the Summer of 2011.
NOTE: All figures referenced are as of August 28, 2011
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I’m going to have very conflicted feelings about this significant weekend, readers…but that’s for another time. Right now, let’s take a look at the new theatrical releases looking to finally topple The Help from its long reign at the box office:
The most likely usurper will be Steven Soderbergh’s bio-thriller Contagion, about the emergence of an airborne virus that spreads panic around the world faster than the disease itself. The film has a number of advantages this weekend: it’s opening on more screens – by far – than any other new release, it’s headlined by an all-star cast and has enjoyed an effective (if annoyingly spoilerific) marketing campaign. Reviews have been a bit south of what Soderbergh usually enjoys with his higher-profile projects but still solid enough for financial success. Most critics agree that the film is scary and smart but some complain that the film leaves a somewhat cold impression. Contagion pretty much has the opening weekend in the bag, with a likely $18-23 million take, but its awards prospects are less certain. It didn’t get the raves that a true contender usually has to garner, and its criticized lack of emotional stakes might cause Academy voters to admire this film more than love it. Best Original Screenplay is certainly in the cards, and thrillers with multiple plotlines tend to do very well in the Editing race. No single actor is getting majority “best-in-show” notices as far as I can tell, so vote splitting will probably dash any hopes for acting nods. Read more on Weekend Openings (September 9-11)…
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I hope you are ready for this seasons TV lineup. There are over 100 TV shows airing this year; some new and some returning. To help you keep track of this season TV shows, I have compiled a list of shows that will be airing. New shows will have an * next to it.
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