What Colin Farrell Thinks of His Golden Globe Nomination for "In Bruges" 


Colin Farrell (pictured with writer-director Martin McDonagh) received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in "In Bruges."

I love this movie, and both Farrell and co-star Brendan Gleeson deserve their Best Actor (Musical/Comedy) for "In Bruges."

You know what's cool? This film came out in February, and the Golden Globe voters remembered it! How cool is that?

So first, here's what McDonagh says about his film's nominations:

“I’m so glad that our strange little comedy of mayhem and redemption has been recognized for the superlative performances of Colin and Brendan. Deepest thanks to the HFPA.”

And here's Farrell's official statement about his acting nomination, it's heartfelt:

“I’ve gotten worse calls in the wee hours of the morning. A lovely surprise at 5:45 AM – an unexpected guest, yet a welcome one. I am so happy for Brendan Gleeson and so glad that the film got nominated. This is Martin McDonagh’s nomination, because he was and is this film; it was his brilliance that truly brought it to life. All in all, as from the start, I’m really proud to be part of this story – and just so pleasantly surprised that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association carried it with them from last winter to now. It will be nice for IN BRUGES to get this second inning, for some people maybe to find it for the first time.”

Aw...what a lovely man! I LOVE COLIN FARRELL! And just to show how cool he really is, watch my fun interview with both Farrell and McDonagh that first aired last February! HAVE FUN :happy

CONGRATULATIONS MISTER COLIN AND MISTER MARTIN!!!!



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The Coen Brothers Speak Out About their Golden Globe Nominations 


The Coen Brothers' flick, "Burn After Reading" received 2 nominations from the Golden Globe awards. Their film is nominated for nominated for Best Picture (Musical/Comedy) and Best Actress (Musical/Comedy) for Frances McDormand.

Here's the Coen Brothers' official statement about their nomination:

"We would like to thank the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this recognition."

Aw...congratulations Coen Brothers!

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"Button," "Doubt," "Frost/Nixon" Lead Golden Globe Nominees 


The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards and in the film category, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Doubt," and "Frost/Nixon" led with 5 nominations each.

Curiously missing in the Best Film category is "Milk" but its lead actor, Sean Penn, grabbed a Best Actor nomination. No one from "Milk" also received Best Supporting Actor noms, but Tom Cruise, yes Tom Cruise, received a nod for "Tropic Thunder."

Huh?

Robert Downey Jr. also received a nomination for the comedy, well, he's deserving. But Cruise? Look, he was funny in the film, but I thought it was a cameo?

The Foreign Press sure love their Cruise, don't they?

Look, if you're going to make your nominations legit, at least nominate the cast of "Frost/Nixon" for supporting, or yes, "Milk" which was getting all the love from all these critics organizations.

At least the HFPA got their main lead actors and actress nominations correct, and I love that James Franco is nominated for "Pineapple Express." His performance was the soul of the film.

But the biggest crime the Foreign Press committed? WHERE'S "THE DARK KNIGHT?" Come on, the biggest blockbuster this year, was also one of the year's best! Ugh! I'm glad I'm not a member of the HFPA :happy

Click READ MORE to see the complete list of nominees, plus total nominations breakdown for each film, TV show, studio, and network. Read More...

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New York Film Critics Applaud "Milk" Loudly!!! 


I am very happy one of my favorite films of the year, "Milk," is getting all these fantastic awards from various organizations.

This time, the New York Film Critics Circle gave their highest film honor, the film of the year award to "Milk."

Stars Sean Penn and Josh Brolin also won for best actor and supporting actor, respectively.

Meanwhile, Mike Leigh won best director for "Happy-Go-Lucky" and the film's star, Sally Hawkins, for best actress.

If you guys haven't seen "Happy-Go-Lucky" yet, please do! Hawkins' performance is infectious! She stars as a London teacher whose optimism brings joy to people around her! Hhhmmmm, just like me :happy

Oh heck, for now, click on read more to see the full list of New York Film Critics Circle winners! Congratulations to y'all! Read More...

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Kate Winslet, Jerry Lewis, Clint Eastwood to be Honored at Various Fests 
Various award-giving bodies are honoring luminous stars for reasons ranging from contribution to the world of cinema to humanitarian efforts.



First, the lovely and talented Kate Winslet who's excellent in two upcoming films, "Revolutionary Road" and "The Reader," will be honored with the Montecito award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on January 23rd at the Arlington Theater.

This is the second time Miss Winslet will be honored by the film festival. The actress was given the performance of year award in 2005.



Then, Mister Jerry Lewis will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Feb. 22 Oscar ceremony.

According to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the award "is given to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry."



And in my hometown of Palm Springs, California, Clint Eastwood will be honored with the Career Achievement award at the 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on Jan. 6.

Eastwood crafted "Changeling" this year, which may give Angelina Jolie another Oscar nomination, and he also directed and starred in "Gran Torino" which may give the actor another Oscar acting and directing nominations.

By the way, "Gran Torino' is like a western flick set in a contemporary urban setting.

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