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Jan 14, 2013

Stars arrive for Hollywood’s Golden Globes show

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) – Hollywood’s biggest stars turned out on Sunday for the 70th Golden Globe Awards, with “Lincoln” and Iran hostage thriller “Argo” in a close race for the top honor, best movie drama.

Jessica Chastain, best actress nominee for thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” Claire Danes, star of the TV show “Homeland,” and “Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham braved unusually chilly Southern California weather in traditional strapless or plunging gowns as they made their way down the red carpet for the glitzy dinner ceremony.

Jan 13, 2013

‘Lincoln, ‘Argo,’ Tina Fey, Amy Poehler on Golden Globes menu

BEVERLY HILLS, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Hollywood’s biggest stars
turn out on Sunday for the 70th Golden Globe Awards, with
“Lincoln” and Iran hostage thriller “Argo” in a close race for
the top honor, best movie drama.

Golden Globe nominees Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Steven
Spielberg, Bradley Cooper, Richard Gere, Denzel Washington and
singer Adele will be A-list presenters, along with George
Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Julia Roberts and “Twilight”
movie star Robert Pattinson.

Jan 11, 2013

Hollywood watchers blame Washington for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Oscar snub

LOS ANGELES, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Kathryn Bigelow’s snub by
Academy Awards voters stunned her cast and awards pundits on
Thursday, with some pointing the finger at Washington
politicians for the “Zero Dark Thirty” director’s omission from
the best director Oscar shortlist.

Bigelow was seen as the biggest casualty on Oscar
nominations day after her controversial Osama bin Laden thriller
won five nods, including best picture, but the director herself
was cut out of the running for the industry’s biggest honors.

Jan 11, 2013

“Lincoln” crowned Oscar frontrunner as big directors snubbed

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) – Steven Spielberg’s tale of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s battle to end slavery emerged as the front-runner for Oscar glory on Thursday, after Academy Awards voters snubbed four major filmmakers for the coveted best director trophy.

In an eclectic shortlist that included thrillers, a comedy, an independent film and a harrowing French-language drama, “Lincoln” won a leading 12 nominations, including the top prize – best picture – and nods for actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

Jan 10, 2013

“Lincoln” leads pack with 12 Oscar nominations

BEVERLY HILLS (Reuters) – U.S. presidential drama “Lincoln” led the pack of Oscar nominees on Thursday with 12 nominations including a nod for best picture, in the race for the world’s top film honors.

Joining “Lincoln” in the competition for the best movie Oscar were eight films – shipwreck tale “Life of Pi” with 11 nods, musical “Les Miserables,” Iran hostage drama “Argo,” French language drama “Amour,” Osama bin Laden thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” comedy “Silver Linings Playbook,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” and mythological film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”

Jan 9, 2013

Hollywood heats up with Oscar nominations, Golden Globes ceremony

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Hollywood award season moves into high gear this week as a slew of televised nominations and award shows trip over one another in the race for attention, kudos and one-upmanship.

With Oscar nominations on Thursday, the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills on Sunday, and the annual People’s Choice and Critics Choice shows wedged in on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, stars, pundits and fans have an embarrassment of movie riches to savor.

Jan 9, 2013

Makers of “The Following” defend TV show’s violence

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The makers of a grisly new serial killer TV series, “The Following,” defended the show on Tuesday in the wake of outrage over the shootings last month of young children at a school in Connecticut and a rising debate over violence in the entertainment industry.

The series, which premieres on Fox television on January 21, stars Kevin Bacon and centers on an imprisoned serial killer (played by James Purefoy), who inspires his cult-like following to commit murders and acts of suicide.

Jan 8, 2013

“Idol” judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj play nice after feud

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – New “American Idol” judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj shrugged off their widely publicized feud on Tuesday as a “trumped-up thing” that was merely a passionate difference of opinion over the TV talent show’s contestants.

In their first big media appearance ahead of the hit show’s return to Fox television on January 16, the two pop stars showered each other with praise while barely looking at each other.

Jan 8, 2013

Struggling Fox hopes for better new year in TV ratings

LOS ANGELES, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Fox entertainment chairman
Kevin Reilly on Tuesday acknowledged that his TV network had
struggled to find an audience last season but said he hoped for
a better performance going forward.

“We limped our way in after 2011. Nobody is happier than us
to get into a new year where hopefully there are better things
to come,” Reilly told television reporters.

Jan 3, 2013

“Lincoln,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” among Producers Guild nods

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Steven Spielberg’s presidential drama “Lincoln,” musical “Les Miserables” and Kathyrn Bigelow’s Osama bin Laden thriller “Zero Dark Thirty” were among 10 films earning Producers Guild Award nominations on Wednesday, as the Hollywood awards season gathered momentum.

Ben Affleck and George Clooney, two of the producers behind Affleck’s Iran hostage drama “Argo,” and the team that brought Quentin Tarantino’s darkly humorous slavery Western “Django Unchained” to the screen also won nods for the awards handed out by the Producers Guild of America.

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