Director Darren Aronofsky's masterpiece, "The Wrestler" took home the best film and Mickey Rourke won best actor at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.
But Danny Boyle's Oscar front-runner, "Slumdog Millionaire" took the most awards!
Here's a complete list of winners for the 29th Critics' Circle Film Awards
FILM OF THE YEAR
"The Wrestler" - Darren Aronofsky
ATTENBOROUGH FILM OF THE YEAR
"Slumdog Millionaire" - Danny Boyle
DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
David Fincher - "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
BRITISH DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Danny Boyle - "Slumdog Millionaire"
ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Mickey Rourke - "The Wrestler"
ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Kate Winslet - "The Reader" / "Revolutionary Road"
BRITISH ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Michael Fassbender - "Hunger"
BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Kristin Scott-Thomas - "I've Loved You So Long"
BRITISH ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Eddie Marsan - "Happy-Go-Lucky"
BRITISH ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Tilda Swinton - "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"
SCREENWRITER OF THE YEAR
Simon Beaufoy - "Slumdog Millionaire"
THE NSPCC AWARD: YOUNG BRITISH PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Thomas Turgoose - "Somers Town" / "Eden Lake"
BREAKTHROUGH BRITISH FILM-MAKER
Steve McQueen - "Hunger
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
"Waltz With Bashir - Ari Folman
THE DILYS POWELL AWARD
Dame Judi Dench
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The Weinstein Co. is set to turn the life of tragic icon Judy Garland into a major Hollywood motion picture!
The studio has acquired the rights to the biography of the singer/actress called Get Happy: the Life of Judy Garland written by Gerald Clarke.
This is exciting because Clarke's biography of Truman Capote became the basis of the excellent 2005 flick "Capote" which won its lead, Philip Seymour Hoffman the best actor Oscar.
So Garland's biography will be full of pathos similar to Capote's.
But who should play Garland? Come on, start pitching!
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“Coraline,” the new 3-D animated flick is being marketed to adults. Even the moral compass of the story is aimed toward the parents in the audience. According to the film, parents must spend more quality time with their kids or they will choose an alternate set of moms and dads even if it brings them danger.
Based on Neil Gaiman’s international best-selling book, “Coraline” is a thrilling stop-motion animated adventure from visionary director Henry Selick. The film uses 3-D technology sparingly and with very minimal gimmickry. Read More...
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We've been hearing this rumor loud and clear! Mickey Rourke may co-star in "Iron Man 2" as Crimson Dynamo.
But Robert Downey Jr. is saying, um, no!
In an exclusive interview with MTV News, Downey Jr. says:
“That’s actually incorrect,” Downey told MTV News when asked if Rourke was being considered for the aforementioned Iron Man rogue. When pressed if, instead of Crimson Dynamo, Rourke was up for the role of Whiplash, another potential role bandied about on blogs these days, Downey had a more cryptic response.
“I can neither confirm nor deny that,” said Downey. “Or maybe it’s some semblance of both. Here, I can tell you everything about the story except I won’t give away the ending. The nerd stuff is top-drawer security.”
Darn it, I want more nerd stuff!
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Al Pacino had a bad 2008! Both of his released films, "88 Minutes" and "Righteous Kill," to put it bluntly, sucked!
He's even nominated for the Worst Actor Razzie Award for BOTH films!
So, perhaps to prove he's still a great actor, Pacino will play the title role in "King Lear" to be directed by Michael Radford who's also writing the script.
This is the second time the actor is working with Radford in a film based on a Shakespeare play. The first time they worked together was in 2004 for "Merchant of Venice."
If you remember, Pacino played Shylock in the film.
"King Lear" will be a great role for Pacino. It's full of pathos and despair, which I know the actor can bring!
According to the film's producer Barry Navidi:
"Al has been offered this role many times over the years, but didn't feel ready. He's ready now. The film will be true to its period, very similar to the classical look of 'Merchant of Venice.' Michael came up with the most brilliant adaptation and Al and I flipped for it."
So Mister Pacino is ready now? Bring it on!
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