Beverly Hills, CA – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak announced that Eddie Murphy has withdrawn as host of the 84th Academy Awards. “I appreciate how Eddie feels about losing his creative partner, Brett Ratner, and we all wish him well,” said Sherak.
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LOS ANGELES, CA (November 9, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today that internationally acclaimed comic book legend Stan Lee will receive the Producers Guild’s 2012 Vanguard Award. The award will be presented to Lee at the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards ceremony on Saturday, January 21st at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Known to millions as the man who propelled Marvel Comics to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, Lee’s famous co-creations include Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, Daredevil, The Avengers, Silver Surfer and Dr. Strange, among many others.
“Stan Lee’s creative vision and imagination has produced some of the most beloved and visually stunning characters and adventures in history,” said Producers Guild Awards co-chairs Paula Wagner and Michael Manheim. “He not only has created content that will forever be in our culture but continues to make strides in the digital and new media realms, keeping the comic book industry fresh and exciting. Stan’s accomplishments truly encompass the spirit of the Vanguard Award and we are proud to honor him.”
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Yes, Morgan Freeman is this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and it’s a very solid choice to me. Here’s what The Hollywood Reporter had to say about the announcement:
Wednesday morning, actress Amy Adams (The Muppets) and writer/director Pedro Almodovar (The Skin I Live In) announced, on behalf of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, that actor Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 15.
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Born: May 31st, 1976
Place: Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland
Major Awards and Citations: Boston Society of Film Critics (2000): Won Best Actor for ‘Tigerland’
British Independent Film Awards (2008): Nominee for Best Actor for ‘In Bruges’
Empire Awards U.K. (2003): Nominee for Best Actor for ‘Minority Report’
Golden Globe Awards (2009): Won Best Actor in a Leading Role- Musical or Comedy for ‘In Bruges’
London Critics Circle Film Awards (2002): Won Newcomer of the Year for ‘Tigerland’
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards (2010): Won Best Actor for ‘Ondine’
Oscar Snubs: ‘Tigerland’ (2000) and ‘In Bruges’ (2008)
Colin Farrell is one of those actors that only occasionally shows off his true potential. In the right role, he’s outstanding, but when miscast or caught in something rather mediocre, he lowers himself to the occasion instead of rising to it. Still, he’s given more than a few excellent performances, more than enough to warrant his inclusion as the newest alumnus in the Under the Circuit series here at The Awards Circuit. Farrell is also a Golden Globe winner, something many of the previous subjects in this series can’t claim. Here’s someone, who as you’ll see, runs the gamut in Hollywood in terms of projects, and he’s a guy that I’m confident has his best days still to come. With that said, let’s dive right in and go Under the Circuit with Colin Farrell!
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"J. Edgar" seems to be a real Oscar contender.
Directed by Clint Eastwood
There is little doubt in my mind that like Oliver Stone’s brilliant Nixon (1995) there will be critics who admire Eastwood’s J. Edgar and those who do not. They will each have their own reasons and be downright passionate about their opinion, because Eastwood’s work, and the subject of Hoover brings out such emotions.
Count me in as one of the critics considering this an American masterpiece (however flawed) and brilliant study of a man’s tortured soul. Oddly though he hated President Richard Nixon, the pair had more in common than either would liked to have confessed. Daringly, writer Dustin Lance Black, who won a well deserved Academy Award for Milk (2008) and Clint Eastwood have explored Hoover’s life warts and all, focusing on his huge contributions to law enforcement in the United States, but not forgetting what a cruel, vicious and vindictive man he could be. The film is also about power, how to build it, keep it insulated, keep yourself in a position where you are not only respected but feared, never recognizing what you are doing to be an abuse of that very power. For fifty years he held the position of FBI Director, in some cases because Presidents feared replacing him because of what he might had on them. Presidents, the highest office in the land, feared J. Edgar Hoover, and they were right to do so because he was sometimes vicious in his zeal to protect the fabric of America, never really understanding that often he was he people needed protecting from.
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On this 8th week of dancing it’s time to say goodbye to another star. Well who could that be?
Let’s just cut to the chase. The bottom two tonight was Rob and Nancy. The star that was voted off Dancing with the Stars, one week before the semi-finals is…
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Read the Press Release:
Beverly Hills, CA (November 8, 2011) – This morning, Brett Ratner submitted his resignation as a producer of the 84th annual Academy Awards to Academy President Tom Sherak. Ratner then issued an open letter to the entertainment industry in which he explained his decision.
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via Twitter. More details to come.
This is huge.
Monday night the stars are challenged with 2 dances yet again. This time they performed there individual dance and an instant Jive. These dances will determine which stars make it to the semifinals and which stars will be eliminated next. At the end of this article I will reveal my prediction for the winner of Dancing with the Stars. Let’s review.
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