BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – Hollywood producers injected drama into the race for Oscars on Sunday by choosing not one but two movies as their best films of the year, the space thriller “Gravity” and the slavery drama “12 Years a Slave”.
It is the first time the Producers Guild of America has declared a tie in the 25-year history of its awards. The PGA has correctly chosen the eventual Academy Award winner for best picture for the last six years, including Iranian hostage drama “Argo” a year ago.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The cast of the 1970s crime caper “American Hustle” grooved its way to the top prize from the Screen Actors Guild on Saturday in a key test of the film’s Oscar mettle six weeks ahead of a likely competitive race for Academy Awards.
“American Hustle” from director David O. Russell has been hailed for its performances, although it won no individual acting awards on Saturday and only Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for her supporting role. It prevailed over another presumed Oscar front-runner, “12 Years a Slave,” which only took home a best supporting actress trophy.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The cast of the 1970s crime caper “American Hustle” took the top prize from the Screen Actors Guild on Saturday in a key test of the film’s Oscar mettle in the competitive race for Academy Awards in six weeks.
“American Hustle” from director David O. Russell has been hailed for its performances, although it won no individual acting awards on Saturday and only Jennifer Lawrence was nominated for her supporting role. It prevailed over another presumed Oscar frontrunner, “12 Years a Slave.”
LOS ANGELES, Jan 18 (Reuters) – Lupita Nyong’o and Jared
Leto won Screen Actors Guild awards for their supporting roles
on Saturday as Oscar nominees seek to gather crucial momentum in
a competitive race for Academy Awards in six weeks.
The Kenyan actress Nyong’o was recognized for her role as
the hardworking slave Patsey in “12 Years a Slave,” while Leto
won for his turn as transsexual AIDS activist in “Dallas Buyers
Club,” in honors that actors relish because they are voted by
BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – “Dallas Buyers Club” is a film that prompts a discussion about money – not big Hollywood money, but rather the lack thereof.
The scrappiest of the nine films nominated for a best picture Oscar on Thursday cost just $4 million to make – a speck on a Hollywood studio spreadsheet – and 25 days to film.
BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – Con-men caper “American Hustle” and space thriller “Gravity” led Oscar nominees on Thursday with 10 nominations each, including best picture, in the race for the world’s top film prize.
Slavery drama “12 Years a Slave” received nine nominations, including in the best picture category, in a year crowded with high-quality films.
, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Oscar-winning
actor Michael Douglas says his main philanthropic cause -
nuclear disarmament – is not exactly the kind of “touchy-feely”
issue that celebrities and their fans covet, and it can be
awfully frustrating when it comes to progress.
It’s one, however, he has stuck with for years as a United
Nations Messenger of Peace since 1998, and for that persistence
he will be recognized on Tuesday night with the Danny Kaye
Humanitarian Peace Award from the U.S. fund for UNICEF, the U.N.
branch for children.
BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – The film “12 Years a Slave” took the coveted Golden Globe for best drama and “American Hustle” won best musical or comedy on Sunday in a kick-off to the Hollywood awards season that foreshadows a wide scattering of honors for a year crowded with high-quality movies.
Only two films garnered more than one award at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, an important but not entirely accurate barometer for the industry’s highest honors, the Academy Awards to be held on March 2.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – After throwing audiences a curveball by playing flamboyant pianist Liberace, leading man Michael Douglas is ready to make another unconventional career choice, this time playing scientist Hank Pym in Marvel superhero film “Ant-Man.”
Disney-owned Marvel said on Monday that Douglas, 69, will play Henry ‘Hank’ Pym, the creator of the technology to shrink a human to the size of an insect and thus become Ant-Man. “Anchorman” star Paul Rudd, 44, will play Scott Lang, the alter-ego of the diminutive Marvel superhero.
BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) – Actresses Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence put 1970s corruption caper “American Hustle” at the front of the pack midway through Sunday’s Golden Globes by winning top acting honors in Hollywood’s kick-off to the awards season.
Adams won best actress in a musical or comedy for her role as the conniving partner to a con-man played by Christian Bale, while Lawrence took best supporting actress for her turn as his loopy wife.