"The King's Speech," "Black Swan" Lead British Academy Film Awards Longlist 


Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" and Darren Aronofsky's "Black Swan" received 15 selections each for this year's British Academy Film Awards longlist.

This announcement is prior to the official nominations. This is the result of the first round of voting by British Academy members. When they vote the second time, they will cut the number of films to five in each category. Then, Academy members will vote for the third time to pick the winners. The Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony will be held on Feb. 13.

Here's the complete list of nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

Best Film

127 Hours
Another Year
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
Made In Dagenham
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Director

127 Hours
Alice In Wonderland
Another Year
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
Made In Dagenham
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit

Leading Actor

Aaron Eckhart (Howie) – Rabbit Hole
Ben Affleck (Doug MacRay) – The Town
Colin Firth (King George VI) – The King’s Speech
James Franco (Aron Ralston) – 127 Hours
Javier Bardem (Uxbal) – Biutiful
Jeff Bridges (Marshal Reuben J Cogburn) – True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg) – The Social Network
Jim Broadbent (Tom) – Another Year
Johnny Depp (Mad Hatter) – Alice In Wonderland
Leonardo DiCaprio (Cobb) – Inception
Leonardo DiCaprio (Teddy Daniels) – Shutter Island
Mark Wahlberg (Micky Ward) – The Fighter
Paul Giamatti (Barney Panofsky) – Barney’s Version
Robert Duvall (Felix Bush) – Get Low
Ryan Gosling (Dean) – Blue Valentine

Leading Actress

Andrea Riseborough (Rose) – Brighton Rock
Annette Bening (Nic) – The Kids Are All Right
Carey Mulligan (Kathy) – Never Let Me Go
Gemma Arterton (Alice) – The Disappearance Of Alice Creed
Gemma Arterton (Tamara Drewe) – Tamara Drewe
Hailee Steinfeld (Mattie Ross) – True Grit
Jennifer Lawrence (Ree) – Winter’s Bone
Julianne Moore (Jules) – The Kids Are All Right
Michelle Williams (Cindy) – Blue Valentine
Natalie Portman (Nina Sayers / The Swan Queen) – Black Swan
Nicole Kidman (Becca) – Rabbit Hole
Noomi Rapace (Lisbeth Salander) – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Rosamund Pike (Miriam Grant-Panofsky) – Barney’s Version
Sally Hawkins (Rita O’Grady) – Made In Dagenham
Tilda Swinton (Emma Recchi) – I Am Love

Supporting Actor

Andrew Garfield (Eduardo Saverin) – The Social Network
Andrew Garfield (Tommy) – Never Let Me Go
Ben Kingsley (Dr Cawley) – Shutter Island
Bill Murray (Frank Quinn) – Get Low
Bob Hoskins (Albert) – Made In Dagenham
Christian Bale (Dicky Eklund) – The Fighter
Dustin Hoffman (Izzy Panofsky) – Barney’s Version
Geoffrey Rush (Lionel Logue) – The King’s Speech
Guy Pearce (King Edward VIII) – The King’s Speech
Jeremy Renner (James Coughlin) – The Town
Justin Timberlake (Sean Parker) – The Social Network
Mark Ruffalo (Paul) – The Kids Are All Right
Matt Damon (La Boeuf) – True Grit
Pete Postlethwaite (Fergus ‘Fergie’ Colm) – The Town
Vincent Cassel (Thomas Leroy / The Gentleman) – Black Swan

Supporting Actress

Amy Adams (Charlene Fleming) – The Fighter
Barbara Hershey (Erica Sayers / The Queen) – Black Swan
Ellen Page (Ariadne) – Inception
Geraldine James (Connie) – Made In Dagenham
Helena Bonham Carter (Queen Elizabeth) – The King’s Speech
Helena Bonham Carter (Red Queen) – Alice In Wonderland
Lesley Manville (Mary) – Another Year
Marion Cotillard (Mal) – Inception
Melissa Leo (Alice Ward) – The Fighter
Mila Kunis (Lily / The Black Swan) – Black Swan
Miranda Richardson (Barbara Castle) – Made In Dagenham
Olivia Williams (Ruth Lang) – The Ghost
Rebecca Hall (Claire Keesey) – The Town
Rosamund Pike (Lisa Hopkins) – Made In Dagenham
Winona Ryder (Beth Macintyre / The Dying Swan) – Black Swan

Adapted Screenplay

127 Hours
Alice In Wonderland
Barney’s Version
Brighton Rock
Despicable Me
The Ghost
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Never Let Me Go
Rabbit Hole
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

Original Screenplay

Another Year
Biutiful
Black Swan
Blue Valentine
The Disappearance Of Alice Creed
The Fighter
Four Lions
Get Low
Hereafter
I Am Love
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
Made In Dagenham
Of Gods and Men

Hair/Make Up

127 Hours
Alice In Wonderland
Black Swan
Brighton Rock
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
I Am Love
Inception
The King’s Speech
Made In Dagenham
Never Let Me Go
Shutter Island
The Social Network
True Grit

Special Visual Effects

127 Hours
Alice In Wonderland
Black Swan
Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Hereafter
How To Train Your Dragon
Inception
Iron Man 2
Kick-Ass
The King’s Speech
Monsters
Shutter Island
Toy Story 3
Tron Legacy

Sound

127 Hours
Alice In Wonderland
Black Swan
Brighton Rock
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Inception
The King’s Speech
Made In Dagenham
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit

Editing

127 Hours
Alice In Wonderland
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
Made In Dagenham
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit

Costume Design

Alice In Wonderland
Black Swan
Brighton Rock
Chronicles Of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
I Am Love
Inception
Kick-Ass
The King’s Speech
Made In Dagenham
Never Let Me Go
Shutter Island
The Social Network
True Grit

Production Design

127 Hours
Alice In Wonderland
Black Swan
Brighton Rock
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
I Am Love
Inception
The King’s Speech
Made In Dagenham
Never Let Me Go
Shutter Island
The Social Network
True Grit

Cinematography

127 Hours
Alice In Wonderland
Black Swan
The Fighter
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
I Am Love
Inception
The King’s Speech
Never Let Me Go
Shutter Island
The Social Network
The Town
True Grit
Winter’s Bone
Animated Film
Chico & Rita
Despicable Me
How To Train Your Dragon
Illusionist, The
Toy Story 3

Original Music

127 Hours
Alice In Wonderland
Biutiful
Brighton Rock
Despicable Me
The Ghost
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1
How To Train Your Dragon
Inception
The King’s Speech
Made In Dagenham
Never Let Me Go
The Social Network
The Town

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Eminem Wants to Be a Movie Star Again!  


After his "Recovery" album became the top selling album of 2010, Eminem now wants to go back to acting. The rapper made his film debut in the memorable Curtis Hanson film, "8 Mile," and nine years later he's ready for his movie close-up again.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eminem plans to star in a crime thriller called "Random Acts of Violence" for 20th Century Fox. The plot though, sounds more like a Dwayne Johnson vehicle.

The rapper will star as an ex-convict fresh from prison who is trying to be good but his former comrades are trying to pull him back in. To complicate matters, the FBI is using him to bring down his friends.

I don't know about the plot. It sounds hokey and unimaginative! Let's see if "Californication" writer-director David Von Ancken will come up with a good action flick.

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Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations  


"Black Swan," "Inception," "Shutter Island," "The Social Network," and "True Grit" are competing under the Motion Pictures Category for the 47th Annual CAS (Cinema Audio Society) Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2010.

Winners will be announced at their Awards gala on February 19th.

Here's the complete list of nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

Motion Pictures:

Black Swan
Production Mixer Ken Ishii, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Dominick Tavella, CAS Craig Henighan

Inception
Production Mixer Ed Novick
Re-recording Mixers Lora Hirschberg Gary A. Rizzo

Shutter Island
Production Mixer Petur Hliddal
Re-recording Mixers Tom Fleishman, CAS

The Social Network
Production Mixer Mark Weingarten, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Ren Klyce David Parker Michael Semanick, CAS

True Grit
Production Mixer Peter F. Kurland, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Skip Lievsay, CAS Craig Berkey, CAS Greg Orloff, CAS

Television Movies and Mini-Series:

The Pacific Part 2
Production Mixer Andrew Ramage
Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler, CAS Daniel Leahy

The Pacific Part 5
Production Mixer Andrew Ramage
Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler, CAS Daniel Leahy Craig Mann

The Pacific Part 8
Production Mixer Gary Wilkins, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler, CAS Daniel Leahy Marc Fishman

The Pacific Part 9
Production Mixer Gary Wilkins, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Michael Minkler CAS Daniel Leahy

Temple Grandin
Production Mixer Ethan Andrus
Re-recording Mixer Rick Ash

Television Series:


24 (3:00PM - 4:00PM)
Production Mixer William F. Gocke, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Michael Olman, CAS Kenneth Kobett, CAS

Boardwalk Empire (A Return to Normalcy-Episode 12)
Production Mixer Franklin D. Stettner, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Tom Fleischman, CAS

Dexter (Take It)
Production Mixer Greg Agalsoff
Re-recording Mixers Pete Elia, CAS Kevin Roache

Glee (The Power of Madonna)
Production Mixer Phillip W. Palmer, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Joseph H. Earle Jr., CAS Doug Andham, CAS

Modern Family (Chirp)
Production Mixer Stephen A. Tibbo, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Dean Okrand

Television – Non-Fiction, Variety or Music - Series or Specials:

Baseball - The Tenth Inning - Bottom of the Tenth
Production Mixer ** TO BE ANNOUNCED
Re-recording Mixers Dominick Tavella, CAS
Deadliest Catch: Redemption Day
Re-recording Mixer Bob Bronow, CAS

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould
Production Mixer Bruce Cameron
Re-recording Mixer Ian Rodness
Great Performances at The Met: Armida
Music Mixer- Live Performance Jay Saks
Re-recording Mixer Ken Hahn, CAS

Lennon NYC
Production Mixer Roger Phenix
Re-recording Mixer ** TO BE ANNOUNCED

DVD Original Programming:

30 Days of Night: Dark Days
Production Mixer Michael T. Williamson, CAS
Re-recording Mixers Eric Lalicata, CAS

Calvin Marshall
Production Mixer Kent Romney
Re-recording Mixers Mark Server David Raines, CAS

Lost Boys: The Thirst
Production Mixer Conrad Kuhne
Re-recording Mixers Kelly Vandever Todd Beckett

Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back
Production Mixer ** TO BE ANNOUNCED
Re-recording Mixers Mark Rozett, CAS Kelly Vandever

Tinkerbell and The Great Fairy Rescue
Production Mixer Doc Kane
Re-recording Mixers David E. Fluhr, CAS Adam Jenkins

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Palm Springs International Film Festival -- The Stars! The Gala! Check Out This Sneak Peek! 


The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the biggest film fests in the world. And tomorrow night (Saturday), the stars will line up in the Coachella Valley for the Awards Gala. Who will you see, and what can you do? Here's all the info you need about the 22nd Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. For more info on the festival, click here:


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"Twilight Saga: Eclipse" Tops People's Choice Awards! Check Out Complete List of Winners! 


As expected, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" dominated the movie category of the People's Choice Awards taking home four trophies including favorite overall movie, favorite drama, favorite onscreen team of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner with Stewart winning favorite movie actress. Pattinson failed to win the favorite movie actor award. That honor went to Johnny Depp.

"Grown Ups" won favorite comedy movie and its star, Adam Sandler, took home the favorite comedic star award. Jackie Chan won favorite action star. "Iron Man 2" grabbed the favorite action movie award, "Toy Story 3" played with favorite family movie, and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" received the favorite horror movie trophy.

Here's the complete list of winners:

Winners — televised
Favorite Movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Favorite Drama Movie: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
Favorite On Screen Team: Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse)
Favorite Comedy Movie: Grown Ups
Favorite Comedic Star: Adam Sandler
Favorite Movie Actor: Johnny Depp
Favorite Movie Actress: Kristen Stewart
Favorite Movie Star Under 25: Zac Efron
Favorite TV Drama: House
Favorite TV Comedy: Glee
Favorite TV Comedy Actor: Neil Patrick Harris
Favorite TV Comedy Actress: Jane Lynch
Favorite TV Drama Actress: Lisa Edelstein
Favorite Talk Show Host: Conan O’Brien
Favorite TV Guilty Pleasure: Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Favorite New TV Drama: Hawaii Five-0
Favorite New TV Comedy: $#*! My Dad Says
Favorite Female Artist: Katy Perry
Favorite Online Sensation: Katy Perry
Favorite Breakout Artist: Selena Gomez & the Scene
Favorite Country Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Viral Video Star Winner: “Single Ladies” Devastation, The Whittaker Family

Winners — untelevised
Favorite Action Movie: Iron Man 2
Favorite Family Movie: Toy Story 3
Favorite Horror Movie: A Nightmare on Elm Street
Favorite Action Star: Jackie Chan
Favorite Competition Show: American Idol
Favorite TV Crime Drama: Lie to Me
Favorite TV Crime Fighter: Tim Roth, Lie to Me
Favorite TV Drama Actor: Hugh Laurie, House
Favorite TV Doctor: Gregory House, Hugh Laurie
Favorite TV Family: The Simpsons, The Simpsons
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show: Fringe
Favorite TV Obsession: Dexter
Favorite TV Guest Star: Demi Lovato, Grey’s Anatomy
Favorite Family TV Movie: Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam
Favorite TV Chef: Rachael Ray
Favorite Male Artist: Eminem
Favorite Song: “Love the Way You Lie” Eminem featuring Rihanna
Favorite Rock Band: Paramore
Favorite Pop Artist: Rihanna
Favorite R&B Artist: Usher
Favorite Hip-Hop Artist: Eminem
Favorite Music Video: “Love the Way You Lie” Eminem featuring Rihanna

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