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Get ready to hear the name Chiwetel Ejiofor a lot. Scratch that: get ready to learn to spell it and pronounce it too. Why? Well, with his starring role in the based-on-a-terrible-true-story film "12 Years a Slave," he's absolutely certain to get a load of new attention from his peers this year.
Ejiofor stars in "12 Years" as Solomon Northup, a real-life New York carpenter and violinist who'd lived his entire life as a free man (this is during the pre-Civil War American era, by the by) until he was tricked into slavery by a couple of gents promising him a job in Washington, D.C. As the title suggests, he spent the next dozen agonizing years of his life under the cruel thumb of one mean "master" after another — Michael Fassbender being the obvious centerpiece of that cruel collective, based on this trailer for the film. Get More »
Until last week, I thought Saoirse Ronan's name was pronounced "Swar-reese Ronan," to the point that, when I would mention to anyone that I was in the process of creating this article, I would say with a vaguely subtle air of sanctimony, "It's Hollywood's unpronounceable names — like that girl from 'The Lovely Bones,' Swar-reese Ronan."
UPDATE (6/24/2013): According to The Hollywood Reporter, negotiations for Sandra Bullock to play Miss Hannigan in the upcoming "Annie" adaptation have ended. Bullock was reportedly offered the role, but turned it down. After back and forth talks since March, it appears the sun will not come out for Miss Congeniality.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bullock is in early negotiations to play Miss Hannigan in the upcoming adaptation of "Annie." The new flick will star Quvenzhane Wallis in the title role and Jamie Foxx as Benjamin Stacks, a contemporary reinvention of Daddy Warbucks. Sony is making the film alongside Will Smith and Jay-Z as producers. Get More »
Receiving an invitation to the Oscars is great. Receiving an invitation to the MTV Movie Awards is even better (that's right, even better). Receiving an invitation to both? Why, you've just hit your zenith as an actor. You've covered all bases. The old white people at the Academy think you're important, and the MTV generation thinks you're rad. Yes, rad.
But which of the two prestigious events did the following thespians enjoy more, by our perception?
Let's find out! Get More »
Considering Oscar nominee and "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhane Wallis is, you know, a 9-year-old girl, you wouldn't think there would be too many comedians who could pull off an impersonation of her. But despite that seemingly insurmountable hurdle, Kevin Hart did his level best last night on "Saturday Night Live" in a truly strange skit imagining Quvenzhane Wallis as the new Pope.
Yes, this one has to be seen to be believed. Get More »
We've contended once before that "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis, who made history as the Academy's youngest-ever Best Actress nominee at just nine, deserves the nickname Cutiezhane, but it looks like The Onion opted for a totally different C word during last night's Oscars telecast. Get More »
If you've been paying even a modicum of attention to this year's Oscars, you probably already know that the Best Actress nominees list includes the oldest ever (Emmanuelle Riva for "Amour," 85) and the youngest ever (Quvenzhane Wallis for "Beasts of the Southern Wild," 9). It's one of those details the Academy has proudly boasted again and again as a sign of their modernity - like ditching the Academy Awards moniker for whatever reason. Get More »
Quvenzhané Wallis: From the Bathtub to "Easy Street"?
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis — whom we sometimes lovingly refer to as Cutiezhané — made history this year by becoming the youngest-ever Academy Award Best Actress nominee at just nine tiny years old. The remarkable young thesp held it down as Hushpuppy for director Benh Zeitlin's believe-the-hype flick, and she's been earning all the smiles this season with her various adorable antics.
And by golly, Wallis has cued up yet another heartstring tug session in this new video interview with Vogue's Andre Leon Talley.
While most of her fellow nominees are probably off approving and/or scoffing at designer options for their lush Oscar night attire, Miss Wallis has declared — with one hilariously dramatic shoulder shrug — that she has no idea what she'll wear but she does know it won't be a long dress.
Why? "'Cause I might step on it and trip on it and I don't want to humiliate myself," she cooed — a common fear put palin. Self-humiliation for Wallis is just not possible, but still ... how awesome is this kid?
We're considering changing our nickname for her to Quvenzhan-awwwwwww right about now.
And did we mention her Oscar nom reaction included the phrase "Beast it?" Warm fuzzies for everyone!
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 »