MSN Movies columnist James Rocchi chose essentially the same films and performances when voting this year for both the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. and the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. awards.
Broadcast Film Critics Assn. president Joey Berlin believes his organization's Critics' Choice Movie Awards is narrowing the gap, and that parity with the Golden Globes is close at hand.
Michael Stuhlbarg, Alfred Molina, Abbie Cornish and Maggie Gyllenhaal may not be getting much awards traction right now, but that doesn't mean their Oscar hopes are dead.
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You don't need to look hard for the eclecticism contained in this year's slate of acting nominees for Film Independent's Spirit Awards. Just glance at the two movies that head the nominations list.
Morgan Freeman had a calming effect on Matt Damon while shooting "Invictus," though Freeman had no idea at the time.
Coming off his turn as the doughy whistle blower in "The Informant," Matt Damon had a lot of work to do to play the South African rugby team captain in Clint Eastwood's "Invictus."
Emmy's picks, "Mad Men" and "30 Rock," may well be yesterday's news by the time members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. hand out the Golden Globes in January.
When Carey Mulligan signed on to play the sophisticated English schoolgirl in "An Education," she immediately had to set her friends straight on what kind of '60s movie she was making.
In the lead actress category, the Oscar almost always goes to the ingenue.
When Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Sid Ganis announced the expansion of the best picture category to 10 nominations back in June, everyone was talking about J.J. Abrams' "Star…