Melissa Leo in "The Fighter", 2010's Best Supporting Actress…
The 2011 Nominees For Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role are…
• BÉRÉNICE BEJO • THE ARTIST
• JESSICA CHASTAIN • THE HELP
• MELISSA MCCARTHY • BRIDESMAIDS
• JANET MCTEER • ALBERT NOBBS
• OCTAVIA SPENCER • THE HELP
The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress carries a much storied and fascinating history and in an almost distinctive way stands apart from its other acting categories. This category often generates a surprise or two on nomination morning and has dropped jaws more than once on Oscar night.
The infamous 1997 scowl that Lauren Bacall embodied for losing the 1996 Supporting Actress award to Juliette Binoche and The English Patient is one notable example for the playfulness the Academy occasionally levies on this category’s nominees and the surprises that can befall even the most locked in frontrunner.
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Beverly Hills, CA – Bradley Cooper will present at the 84th Academy Awards ceremony, telecast producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer announced today.
Cooper will be seen next in “The Words” and, later this year, in “The Place Beyond the Pines” and “The Silver Linings Playbook.” His film credits include “The Hangover Part II,” “Limitless,” “Valentine’s Day,” “He’s Just Not That Into You,” “Yes Man,” “Failure to Launch” and “Wedding Crashers.”
Cooper joins a stellar list of previously announced Oscar presenters, including Halle Berry, Rose Byrne, Tom Cruise, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Hanks, Angelina Jolie, Milla Jovovich, Ellie Kemper, Jennifer Lopez, Melissa McCarthy, Wendy McLendon-Covey, Maya Rudolph, Emma Stone and Kristen Wiig.
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It’s hard to explain just how bad ‘The Vow’ truly is without getting mean about it. I’ll do my best here, but no promises. In short…my god, I hope this winds up being the worst film of 2012, because if there’s something worse lurking out there for me, it’s going to be a painful experience. This is a romantic melodrama devoid of an embraceable romance, drama even a half step above the worst you see on daytime soap operas, and indifferent acting that shows that the performers have as much contempt for the production as you do. Now I like Rachel McAdams, and enjoyed ‘The Notebook’ more than I should admit, while perhaps being the most vocal fan of ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ in the entire critical community, but here she’s mediocre at best and annoying at worst. As for Channing Tatum, this is as bad as I’ve ever seen him. He usually does absolutely nothing for me, but this is worse. To be fair, I did like him in both ‘A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints’ and ‘Stop-Loss’ (and he’s been average on a few occasions besides those), so I know he’s capable of not stinking up the joint. That’s not the case here, and the odor coming from not just his performance but every single aspect of this movie is enough to make you dizzy. The only goal of this movie is to make you cry. It’s perhaps going to be effective in getting some audience members to sob during the most cloying scenes, but it’s wholly incapable of being a film of any quality whatsoever. This is the first lock for my Bottom 10 of 2012 list, and it’s a safe bet to assume it won’t be moving off of it anytime soon.
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I really dislike reality TV, and honestly don’t watch much television at all, so I usually need some sort of hook to get me to tune in. ‘Comic Book Men’ does that by taking the ‘Pawn Stars’ set up and filters it through the slightly watered down vision of Kevin Smith (go figure that he’d be the one to get me to write my first ever television-related piece). The result is pretty entertaining to me, but I will say that I’m not sure who the show is for outside of the filmmaker’s fans. It’s not as deep into the history of the collectables as ‘Pawn Stars’ is, and it doesn’t focus on the lives of the employees as much as most reality TV does, so it’s kind of a mixed bag. I’m recommending it because I laughed a lot and sitting in for their conversations, but I know AMC has a somewhat tough sell on their hands with this. Hardcore comic book fans will find the conversations too simplistic, and non fans of Kevin Smith won’t be into watching it to begin with, I’d think. I suppose if you’re like me and already know the names Walter Flanagan, Bryan Johnson, and Ming Chen (to name a few) from Smith discussing them on his podcasts or their own shows (Tell-Em Steve-Dave and Puck Nuts), then gazing into their work lives has its appeal. If not, I don’t know that this is going to have anything to offer you.
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For those unfamiliar with the term EGOT, it refers to the four major awards (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony), and only a select few have ever won all 4, and none in over a decade. Joining people like Mel Brooks and Mike Nichols? Scott Rudin, as of this past weekend. Gold Derby has a few details for you:
It’s been 10 years since anyone joined the pantheon of people who’ve won the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony), but now Scott Rudin is among the immortals who include Mel Brooks, John Gielgud, Whoopi Goldberg, Marvin Hamlisch, Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn, Rita Moreno, Mike Nichols, Richard Rodgers and Jonathan Tunick.
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