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The Independent Spirit Awards were handed out last night and according to Film.com "Silver Linings Playbook" dominated the ceremony, as the Oscar-nominated critical favorite took home four awards, including Best Feature, Best Female Lead for Jennifer Lawrence, and Best Director and Best Screenplay for David O. Russell.
In fact, the only major award it was nominated for and failed to win was Best Male Lead, which went to John Hawkes for "The Sessions." That film also landed Helen Hunt the Best Supporting Female award, while Best Supporting Male went to Matthew McConaughey for "Magic Mike."
For a full rundown of all the evening's winners and losers, as well as a look at whether or not the Independent Spirit Awards can truly be called indie when a major film like "Silver Linings Playbook" sweeps the ceremony, head to Film.com.
The 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards were held earlier this evening, and according to Film.com, it's now official: Everyone in Hollywood loves "Argo," as Ben Affleck's film was the surprise winner of the top prize for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Of course, "Argo" winning anything shouldn't be much of a surprise anymore following wins at the Producers Guild of America Awards and the Golden Globes. But considering "Argo" was completely shut out at the SAGs in the individual categories while "Lincoln" won two awards (Daniel Day-Lewis for Male Actor in a Leading Role and Tommy Lee Jones for Male Actor in a Supporting Role), it does seem a bit weird.
For full coverage of the evening, including "Silver Linings Playbook" star Jennifer Lawrence's win for Female Actor in a Leading Role, head to Film.com.
This Sunday, the Golden Globes will celebrate its 70th year of honoring Hollywood's finest while, for the 70th year, the rest of us will wonder, "If we have the Oscars, why the hell do we need the Golden Globes?"
Well, despite the seeming redundancy of this self-congratulatory charade, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's televised award ceremony features an open bar. And this makes for better (drunker) hosts and better (drunker) acceptance speeches than those of the prudish Oscars, with their primetime morality and prohibition-era blood/alcohol standards. Get More »
Awards season: It's a time for us to come together and celebrate our favorite artists. It's a time for us to parade our nerdy know-how and feel superior ("What, you haven't seen "Amour"?).
Most of all, it's a time to toss back some stiff drinks with good friends.
The Golden Globes ceremony is the only major awards show that offers its attendees — the best and brightest of film and television — a sit-down dinner and an open bar, making it one of the more hilarious televised events of the year. Where else can you see a shwasted starlet, a famed director picking bits of spinach salad out of his teeth and Lena Dunham's boobs? (They're everywhere these days.)
It seems only right that us plebeians watching from home get in on the fun and bend a few elbows ourselves. Get More »
The 2013 Academy Award nominations were announced today and it was the Best Director category providing the biggest shock. "Zero Dark Thirty" director Kathryn Bigelow, who previously won the award for 2010's "Hurt Locker," was snubbed.
"Argo" director Ben Affleck was also surprisingly left off the list, meaning frontrunner Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln") will instead be facing off against David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Ang Lee ("Life of Pi"), Michael Haneke ("Amour") and Benh Zeitlin ("Beasts of the Southern Wild"). Get More »
The 33rd annual Razzie Awards announced their official nominations today and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" led the way, earning a whopping 11 nominations along with the unofficial title of crappiest movie of the year.
A title that will no doubt become official once the winners are announced on February 23. In fact, Razzie voters think "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" is so bad that they actually gave it more nominations (11) than there are categories (10). Get More »
In 2003, William James Murray (better known to those who haven't spent hours reading his Wikipedia page as Bill Murray) starred in Sofia Coppola's "Lost in Translation," a poignant, somber romantic comedy that spotlighted the budding relationship between an aging film star (Murray) and the lonely wife of a photographer (Scarlett Johansson) in Tokyo. Murray was nominated for an Oscar for said performance, but he ultimately lost to Sean Penn's turn in "Mystic River."
At one point, he also did the Garfield movies.
But herein lies the massive injustice. Bill Murray should have been nominated for an Academy Award for every other movie he's done. There. We said it. The following is a comprehensive list of Murray movies where the Academy unconscionably overlooked his performance, starting from the very beginning of his illustrious career. Get More »
Oscar season is upon us, which means that ads begging Academy members for their votes are almost as ubiquitous as dazzling couture dresses will be in a few weeks. Usually, the ads consist of a production still and a headline, but the Wes Anderson-directed fan favorite "Moonrise Kingdom" took a different approach.
Focus Features ran a Tumblr-based contest asking fans to submit their own ads, with the chance of their original art being used in the movie's actual awards campaign, as well as a cash prize. NextMovie's own Max Evry was announced as one of the winners today, for his hand-drawn ad featuring Suzy and Sam. Check it out below!
Do you enjoy movies? Do you like winning free loot? Do you think you know more film trivia than your average Tom, Steven and Marty? Are you, to put it bluntly, a playa? Well, if you answered yes to any of these questions, then have we got a deal for you, because starting today we're launching our Award Week Trivia Giveaway -- and the internet will never be the same.
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The Directors Guild of America issued their 64th annual Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards last night and the top prize went to French auteur Michel Hazanavicius, who took home the Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film award for "The Artist."
The win is just the latest accolade for Hazanavicius and "The Artist," which previously took home the top honors at the Golden Globes, the Critics Choice Awards and the Producers Guild of America Awards. And it's also a key step towards winning the coveted Best Picture award at the Oscars, as the winner of the DGAs has gone on to take the Oscar as well in 57 of the last 63 years. Get More »