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David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" was a B.F.D. during this year's awards season, not just because it made Jennifer Lawrence a giant star — with meme fare to prove it — but also because it drew out all the feels.
With the eight-time Oscar-nominated flick poised to hit DVD next week, MTV now presents this exclusive glimpse at the film's alternate ending. In the new scene, the off-kilter little family unit's leader, Robert De Niro's obsessive Pat Sr., is having an outright conniption over the very presence of a Vikings shirt in his Eagles-only abode. The nerve of some people. Get More »
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 »
We have a quick confession: We're pretty stoked about the two fresh faces joining director Chan-wook Park's super-spooky Fox Searchlight film "Stoker."
Lucas Till, who wreaked Havok in "X-Men: First Class,"and Alden Ehrenreich, from Francis Ford Coppola's "Tetro" and upcoming gothy film "Twixt," are coming aboard. Get More »
Jacki Weaver is ready to strike fear into the hearts of the masses once again. The Australian actress, whose portrayal of crime family matriarch Janine "Smurf" Cody in 2010's "Animal Kingdom" earned her an Oscar nomination, is heading back to the big screen to star in Fox Searchlight's upcoming thriller, "Stoker."
Deadline reports that the Oscar-nominated actress will join Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, and "The Kids Are All Right" actress Mia Wasikowska in the film, penned by "Prison Break" star Wentworth Miller under his nom de plume, Ted Foulke.
The film, produced by Ridley and Tony Scott and Michael Costigan, tells the story of a teen whose mysterious uncle enters her life following the death of her father, because, much like in real life, creepy uncles are always lurking around just waiting for the chance to be that guy. Get More »
As expected, "The King's Speech" reigned over this year's Oscar nominees, and Natalie Portman and James Franco received their Best Actress and Actor nods for "Black Swan" and "127 Hours," respectively.
Still, as always, there were plenty of surprises and snubs that had us raising our eyebrows: "The Town" was shut down, Mark Wahlberg and Andrew Garfield were somehow left out of the party, and Mila Kunis is probably drowning her sorrows at the barre.
Our nominations for the biggest shockers:
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"True Grit" cowgirl Hailee Steinfeld may be getting pegged as the 2011 awards circuit ingénue, but there's another actress in her race -- one on the other side of a generational gap -- who's just as new to Hollywood.
That would be "Animal Kingdom" star Jacki Weaver, whose blistering performance as the evil matriarch in a Melbourne crime family has positioned her to be a potential surprise winner in the always hard-to-predict Best Supporting Actress race. Get More »
Supporting actors and actresses don't play second fiddle to the lead, they alley-oop them! Whether it's a shoulder to cry on, an opponent to quarrel with or a partner to engage with spitfire dialogue, the supporting role is key -- and that's why they get their own categories.
Here's our first preview of the major Critics Choice Movie Award nominees for 2011 – look for a new race breakdown every day this week, with Best Actor on Wednesday, Best Actress on Thursday or Best Picture on Friday. Get More »