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88th Academy Award Nominations Announced

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Nominations for the 88th Annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning inside the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills. Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs along with directors Guillermo Del Toro and Ang Lee and actor John Krasinski took turns revealing the nominations.

Leading the pack with 12 nods in all was Alejandro González Iñárritu’s frontier revenge tale, The Revenant. It scored Best Director, Best Picture and Best Actor for Leonardo DiCaprio to name a few. Nipping at its heels in second place was Mad Max: Fury Road with 10 nods, followed by The Martian and Carol with seven and six respectively.

I’m glad to see that sentimental favorite Sylvester Stallone got noticed for Creed. Having scored another nomination for playing Rocky Balboa is a great story. He could conceivably snag his first Oscar. The original Rocky won Best Picture, but Stallone wasn’t a producer. The categories he was nominated in, Best Actor and Best Screenplay, he didn’t win.

The awards will be handed out on February 28 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, beginning at 7pm EST on ABC. Check out all the nominees below.

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Heading into the 73rd Golden Globe Awards, Carol lead the pack with five nominations. Sadly, the 50s-set lesbian love story walked away empty-handed, failing to win in any of the categories it was nominated for. The Big Short was also shut out, not able to convert any of its four nods into wins.

The news was quite different for The Revenant. The grizzly drama won three of the four awards it was up for including Best Picture Drama and Best Actor for Leonardo Dicaprio. The Martian also did quite well, taking home two statues.

Over on the television front, Mr. Robot was the sole multiple winner with two- Best Television Series Drama and Best Supporting Performance in a Series for Christian Slater. Lady Gaga beat out Kirsten Dunst for Best Performance in a Miniseries. Check out all the winners below.

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HFPA Announce 2016 Golden Globes Nominations

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association loves big names and this year is no exception. That’s why they love to split up the competition into drama and comedy categories- more attendees.

The nominations for the 73rd Golden Globes is a star-studded list of who’s who in Hollywood. Matt Damon, Jennifer Lawrence, Will Smith, Amy Schumer and Kate Winslet are just a few who were recognized.

Todd Haynes’ Carol leads the pack on the film side with five nominations. Cate Blanchett faces off against her co-star Rooney Mara for Best Actress in a drama. The film also snagged Best Original Score, Best Director and Best Film Drama nods.

Receiving four nominations were The Revenant, The Big Short and Steve Jobs. Spotlight which has been a strong player this awards season scored a Best Film Drama nom but none of its cast received solo nominations.

On the television side, American Crime, Fargo, Mr. Robot, Outlander, Transparent and Wolf Hall scored the most nominations with 3 apiece. The biggest story here is that for the first time ever Netflix is top dog, beating out HBO who typically is showered with the most nominations.

Lady Gaga scored an acting nomination for her role in American Horror Story: Hotel. In another surprising twist, Jamie Lee Curtis and Rob Lowe earned nods for Scream Queens and The Grinder respectively.

The 73rd Golden Globes air on NBC on Jan 10, 2016. Ricky Gervais returns after a three-year hiatus to host the event. Check out all the nominations below.

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Triple 9 Debuts New International Movie Trailer

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How bad-ass does Kate Winslet look? The 40-year-old Oscar winner plays a Russian-Israeli mafia moll in the upcoming heist film, Triple 9. Director John Hillcoat, describes her character as “a really glamorous, nasty piece of work.” This criminal role isn’t your typical Kate fare which is why I’m so intrigued.

Joining Winslet in the crime flick is a star-studded roster that includes fellow Oscar nominees, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Woody Harrelson, along with Norman Reedus, Aaron Paul, Anthony Mackie, Casey Affleck and Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot. Triple 9 storms into theaters on February 19, 2016. Check out the new international trailer below.

Triple 9 Movie Trailer

In TRIPLE NINE, a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist and the only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for “officer down.” Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck action-packed finale tangled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.

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“Love, Revenge and Haute Couture.” Best.Tagline.Ever!!!

The Dressmaker is an upcoming Australian revenge comedy drama film based on Rosalie Ham’s novel of the same name. Kate Winslet plays the titular role who returns to her small Australian hometown to take care of her ailing mother. She causes a stir because of the rumors surrounding why she was sent away when she was just a child.

Liam Hemsworth plays a young man that Winslet falls in love with. Who can blame her? I’ve always admired Winslet for her acting and now I’m officially jealous. I wonder how many takes it took to film that scene where they make out while Hemsworth is shirtless. Lucky gal.

Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving round out the cast. Director Jocelyn Moorehouse (How to Make an American Quilt) describes the movie as “Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven with a sewing machine.” Love it!!!

The film is set to open in Australia on October 22, 2015. No US date has been announced yet. Check out the trailer below.

The Dressmaker Movie Synopsis

Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet), a beautiful and talented misfit, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past. Not only does she reconcile with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly (Judy Davis) and unexpectedly falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy (Hemsworth), but armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town and in doing so gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.

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It’s no surprise that 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle led the way with seven nominations each when the 71st annual Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning. Both have done well with all the critics awards leading up to today’s announcement, especially the former. The latter’s cast were showered with praises, earning a nod in every acting comedy category.

What was surprising, if not shocking, was one notable snub. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association are notorious star f**kers. They have a long history of nominating substandard performances in hopes of filling up the ballroom with famous people. However this year, lesser known names made the cut while arguably one of the most famous, if not powerful, person got completely shunned. Oprah Winfrey, my dear… you don’t get a nod! You don’t get a nod! In fact, no one from the star-studded Lee Daniels’ The Butler, including the film itself was nominated. The film was not only a box office hit but a critical favorite as well.

The silver lining is that there is absolutely no crossover with the HFPA voters and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. However, it’s still nice to be nominated given the show is widely seen and offers a great opportunity for those in the race to do some hardcore publicity and campaigning. With regards to the HFPA, I’d still be worried if I was one of the 90-something GG voters. We all know how long Winfrey likes to hold a grudge. Just go ask David Letterman.

Check out all the nominations below. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. I have high hopes they’ll deliver another winning performance.

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New Divergent Movie Trailer Is The Most Intense Yet

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It’s definitely a big movie news day today. In addition to Malificent and Fifty Shades of Grey news, Divergent released a brand new trailer and it’s their most intense yet. I wonder if the studio is trying to steal a bit of Catching Fire’s thunder or simply riding the wave. With The Hunger Games sequel out in certain markets, Katniss fever is at an all-time high.

The new trailer gives us a deeper look into Shailene Woodley’s character Tris Prior as she prepares for her virtue test. There’s more peeks into the actual test and her training when she finds out she’s a Divergent. Also, we get our first look at Ashley Judd as her mom and even more scenes of the fabulous Kate Winslet. I admit, I’m mostly interested in the film due to Winslet. Just adore her. Check out the trailer below.

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Can someone say Stockholm syndrome? Kate Winslet has a major case of it in her upcoming film Labor Day. To be fair, if Josh Brolin had me tied up, I don’t think I’d be complaining either 😉

Based on a novel by Joyce Maynard, the film chronicles the events of a long Labor Day weekend. Henry Wheeler (Gattlin Griffith) is a 13-year-old who takes care of his reclusive mother Adele (Kate Winslet). When the two encounter an escaped convict named Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), he forces them to bring him into their home.

After they realize he means them no harm, they begin to let there guard down. Truth be told, I found myself rooting for Brolin and Winslet to hook up and that was only after a two minute trailer. I can’t even imagine how I’ll feel watching the entire thing. This looks pretty dang good and it’s not just because I’m obsessed with Winslet either.

Labor Day premiered at the Telluride Film Festival on August 29, 2013. It’ll have a limited release on December 25, and will open wide in January 2014. Tobey Maguire also stars in the film. He plays the grown up version of Henry Wheeler. Check out the trailer below.

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