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Oscar might be the word of the day, but for some folks, their own names were what rung loudest and proudest during this morning's 2013 Academy Award nominations read-out. Sure, some of them were just as baffled by some of the snubs as the vociferous folks of the Twitterverse, but they couldn't complain too much because, hey, they just got a chance at the most elite prize in the biz.
So, in the day's spirit of actors and such talking about actors and such, we've gathered here the nominees' various reactions to this year's nods. You can probably read between the lines on a few of these.
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook": "I'm so honored and grateful for this nomination and to be in the company of such talented actresses. Having the fortunate opportunity to work with David O. Russell was an extraordinary gift and I am so thrilled for my fellow cast members Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver who are all nothing short of amazing. This was a labor of love that we all poured our hearts into and could not be more thankful to The Weinstein Company and Harvey Weinstein for their unyielding support of the film" (ET Online). Get More »
Peter Jackson has been making the rounds promoting this latest fantasy epic but recently, "The Hobbit" director and his co-screenwriters, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, revealed they almost lost "The Lord of the Rings" series to a different director and screenwriting team.
When Jackson and the writers went to Harvey Weinstein for the green light, they pitched doing "The Hobbit" first and (if it was successful) two "Lord of the Rings" movies after. Because of the way the rights were set up, however, Weinstein wanted them to do "The Lord of the Rings" first, and in only one movie. Get More »
In the movie equivalent of awarding every player on a children's soccer team a trophy just for showing up, the Venice Film Festival invoked special rules over the weekend to prevent Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" from winning their top honor after jurors had awarded the film too many prizes.
Apparently there is such a thing as being too good. Get More »
With the presidential election heating up it's only natural for the candidates to begin delivering more politically charged rhetoric. After all, not only do they need to get their voting base pumped up, they also need to make headlines in order to stay on top of the ever changing news cycle.
Still, even with that being the case, today's news is a shocker: According to E! Online, President Barack Obama has given his personal endorsement to one of the world's most notorious thieves, the self-proclaimed modern day Robin Hood known only as Catwoman.
Guess the president really took this whole 99% thing to heart after all. Get More »
Bullies and non-bullies under 17 can now see "Bully" without an accompanying parent or adult guardian.
The Motion Picture Association of America has granted a PG-13 rating to a new cut of the controversial documentary, "Bully," that was recently submitted by The Weinstein Company. This decision by the MPAA is a "huge victory for the parents, educators, lawmakers and, most importantly, children everywhere who have been fighting for months for the appropriate PG-13 rating without cutting some of the most sensitive moments," according to a press release from TWC. Get More »
One of the most insidious and pervasive dangers facing youth today is the widespread problem of bullying, both in school and online. But today, the battle against bullying gained a new and unexpected champion: The Weinstien Company founder Harvey Weinstein, who according to Variety has decided to stand up to the movie industry's own big bully, the MPAA, by releasing the documentary "Bully" without a rating.
This time, the victims have a voice. Get More »
The battle over "Bully" escalated this week, as filmmakers and lawmakers called for the Motion Picture Association for America to lower its 'R' rating of the documentary to a teen-friendly 'PG-13.' Though the film does not contain an abundance of explicit content, it does feature one scene in which a teen hurls harsh profanities at another child.
This isn't Hollywood-engineered violence (like the "Hunger Games," which earned a PG-13 rating, btw). This is real life. Get More »
Selling your idea for a film is hard. Like, really hard. Just ask President Obama.
The current leader of the free world recently pitched the leader of Hollywood (yes, Harvey Weinstein) a story to be adapted into a movie … and Mr. Weinstein passed.
In a classic movie announcer tone, the first trailer for 'Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project' asks, "How do you make a film about a person when there have been very few more determined to control their own image, and the final cut, than Harvey Weinstein?"
Good question. And to be honest, after watching the trailer in its entirety (granted, it only runs an anemic 63 seconds), we're still not sure. Get More »