African-American Film Critics Like "The Social Network" 


The African-American Film Critics Association hailed "The Social Network" as the Best Film of the Year! For acting categories, Mark Wahlberg took home Best Actor for "The Fighter" and Halle Berry scored Best Actress for "Frankie and Alice."

Here's the complete list of winners:

Best Feature Film:
“The Social Network” directed by David Fincher

Best Documentary:
“Waiting for Superman” directed by Davis Guggenheim

Best Actress:
Halle Berry, “Frankie and Alice”

Best Actor:
Mark Wahlberg, “The Fighter”

Best Supporting Actress:
Kimberly Elise, “For Colored Girls”

Best Supporting Actor:
Michael Ealy, “For Colored Girls”

Best Director:
Christopher Nolan, “Inception”

Best Screenplay:
“Night Catches Us” by Tanya Hamilton

Best Song:
“Four Women” composed by N. Simone, “For Colored Girls”

Special Achievement:
Lena Horne, Roger Ebert and Melvin Van Peebles.

AAFCA’s Top Ten Films of 2010 are as follows in order of distinction:
1. The Social Network
2. The King’s Speech
3. Inception
4. Black Swan
5. Night Catches Us
6. The Fighter
7. Frankie And Alice
8. Blood Done Sign My Name
9. Get Low
10. For Colored Girls

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"Inception" Leads Satellite Award Nominations 


Christopher Nolan's "Inception" topped the Satellite Award nominations given by the International Press Academy. The brilliant movie, and one of the best films of the year, received 11 nods including Best Picture (drama), Best Director, and acting noms for Leonardo diCaprio and Marion Cotillard. ("Inception" movie review)

Winners will be announced Sunday, December 19.

Here's the full list of nominations:

Motion Picture (Drama)
“127 Hours”
“Animal Kingdom”
“Blue Valentine”
“Get Low”
“The Ghost Writer”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“The Social Network”
“The Town”
“Winter’s Bone”

Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)
“Cyrus”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“Made in Dagenham”
“The Other Guys”
“Please Give”
“Red”
“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”

Director
Ben Affleck, “The Town”
Darren Aronofsky, “Black Swan”
Danny Boyle, “127 Hours”
Lisa Cholodenko, “The Kids Are All Right”
David Fincher, “The Social Network”
Tom Hooper, “The King’s Speech”
David Michod, “Animal Kingdom”
Christopher Nolan, “Inception”
Roman Polanski, “The Ghost Writer”
Debra Granik, “Winter’s Bone”

Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Javier Bardem, “Biutiful”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Inception”
Michael Douglas, “Solitary Man”
Robert Duvall, “Get Low”
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”
James Franco, “127 Hours”
Ryan Gosling, “Blue Valentine”

Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)
Steve Carrell, “Dinner for Schmucks”
Michael Cera, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”
Romain Duris, “Heartbreaker”
Andy Garcia, “City Island”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Love & Other Drugs”
John Malkovich, “Red”
John C. Reilly, “Cyrus”

Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)
Nicole Kidman, “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone”
Helen Mirren, “The Tempest”
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
Noomi Rapace, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
Tilda Swinton, “I Am Love”
Naomi Watts, “Fair Game”
Michelle Williams, “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)
Annette Bening, “The Kids Are All Right”
Anne Hathaway, “Love & Other Drugs”
Sally Hawkins, “Made in Dagenham”
Catherine Keener, “Please Give”
Julianne Moore, “The Kids Are All Right”
Mary-Louise Parker, “Red”
Marisa Tomei, “Cyrus”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale, “The Fighter”
Pierce Brosnan, “The Ghost Writer”
Andrew Garfield, “The Social Network”
Tommy Lee Jones, “The Company Men”
Bill Murray, “Get Low”
Sean Penn, “Fair Game”
Jeremy Renner, “The Town”
Geoffrey Rush, “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams, “The Fighter”
Marion Cotillard, “Inception”
Anne-Marie Duff, “Nowhere Boy”
Vanessa Redgrave, “Letters to Juliet”
Rosamund Pike, “Barney’s Version”
Kristin Scott Thomas, “Nowhere Boy”
Jacki Weaver, “Animal Kingdom”
Dianne Wiest, “Rabbit Hole”

Screenplay (Original)
“Biutiful”
“The Eclipse”
“Get Low”
“Inception”
“The Kids Are All Right”
“The King’s Speech”
“Toy Story 3

Screenplay (Adapted)
“127 Hours”
“Fair Game”
“The Ghost Writer”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”
“The Social Network”
“The Town”
“Winter’s Bone”

Art Direction & Production Design
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Black Swan”
“Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky”
“I Am Love”
“Inception”
“Scott Pilgrim vs the World”
“Shutter Island”

Cinematography
“127 Hours”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
“I Am Love”
“Inception”
“Salt”
“Secretariat”
“Shutter Island”
“Unstoppable”

Costume Design
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Black Swan”
“Eat Pray Love”
“The King’s Speech”
“Robin Hood”

Film Editing
“Inception”
“Please Give”
“Shutter Island”
“The Social Network”
“The Town”
“Unstoppable”

Original Score
“127 Hours”
“Black Swan”
“The Eclipse”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
“Inception”
“Salt”
“The Social Network”
“Unstoppable”

Original Song
“If I Rise” from “127 Hours”
“Alice” from “Alice in Wonderland”
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” from “Burlesque”
“Country Strong” from “Country Strong”
“What Part of Forever” from “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”
“Eclipse (All Yours)” from “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”

Sound (Editing and Mixing)
“127 Hours”
“Inception”
“Iron Man 2
“Nowhere Boy”
“Secretariat”
“Shutter Island”
“Unstoppable”

Visual Effects
“127 Hours”
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Inception”
“Iron Man 2
“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”
“Unstoppable”

Motion Picture (Foreign Language Film)
“Biutiful”
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”
“I Am Love”
“Mother”
“Outside the Law”
“Soul Kitchen”
“White Material”

Motion Picture (Animated or Mixed Media)
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Despicable Me”
“How to Train Your Dragon”
“The Illusionist”
“Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole”
“Toy Story 3

Motion Picture (Documentary)
“Behind the Burly Q”
“Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer”
“Countdown to Zero”
“A Film Unfinished”
“Inside Job”
“Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work”
“Restrepo”
“Sequestro”
“The Tillman Story”
“Waiting for Superman”

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"Yogi Bear" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Do Yogi and Boo Boo Get? 


I used to watch “Yogi Bear” as a child. The pic-a-nic basket stealing bear and his sidekick Boo Boo were my babysitters growing up. So I was afraid that the new big screen version of “Yogi Bear” would ruin my childhood memories.


But have no fear “Yogi Bear” fans. The live action-computer animation hybrid captures the fun antics of the cartoon series while instilling the inherent qualities of “Yogi Bear” – the value of friendship and loyalty. Read More...

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Julianne Moore Was Doing What? "The Kids Are All Right" Nominees Talk About Their Golden Globe Nods! 


"The Kids Are All Right" received 4 Golden Globe nominations this morning including Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for Annette Bening, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for Julianne Moore, and Best Screenplay, Motion Picture for Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg. (See complete Golden Globe nominations)

I love "The Kids Are All Right," it's one of the best films of the year, and I'm glad that the Hollywood Foreign Press acknowledges this fine film. (Check out my fun interviews with the cast and crew of "The Kids Are All Right")

Here's what "The Kids Are All Right" Golden Globe nominees are saying about their nods:

“I'm so grateful that the Hollywood Foreign Press has recognized THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT with 4 Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture and for both Julianne Moore and Annette Bening’s phenomenal performances. I’m also thrilled to be able to share a screenwriting nomination with Stuart Blumberg, after years of writing -- and rewriting! -- this movie together.”

-Lisa Cholodenko (writer/director)

"Seeing our movie getting so much recognition makes me proud. And being nominated alongside Julianne Moore is the best!"

-Annette Bening

"I was busy putting towels in the dryer this morning and didn't hear my phone ring, so when my friend called a little later I was pretty sure she was consoling me. I am so thrilled to be nominated!"

-Julianne Moore

“Thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for this tremendous honor. January 16th is going to be a wonderful night.”

-Stuart Blumberg (writer)

“On behalf of all the producers we would like to express how extremely elated we are for our nominations. It’s truly an honor to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.”

-Gary Gilbert (producer)

"It is particularly gratifying to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award, since the HFPA has the rare ability to reflect both insightful critical opinion as well as the popular feeling towards films."

–Jeffrey Levy-Hinte (producer)

“Today is particularly sweet. I am so grateful to my fellow nominated producers Jeff Levy-Hinte, who believed in THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT enough to stick by it for so many years, and Gary Gilbert. And I am beyond delighted that the talented Lisa, Stuart, Annette and Julianne are all Golden Globe nominees!”

-Celine Rattray (producer)

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"The King's Speech" Tops Golden Globe Nominations with 7 Nods! See Full List of Nominees! 


"The King's Speech," about Britain's King George VI's speech impediment, topped the nominations for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards garnering seven nods including Best Motion Picture Drama. "The King's Speech" will duke it out with "The Fighter," "Black Swan," "Inception," and "The Social Network" for the Best Motion Picture Drama category.

Given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the nominations also drew nervous laughter with the inclusion of Johnny Depp for Best Actor (Comedy or Musical) for the much panned "The Tourist." Depp is also nominated for the same category for his performance as the Mad Hatter in "Alice in Wonderland."

We'll see if Depp shows up and do his Mad Hatter dance when the winners are announced January 16 live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel with Ricky Gervais once again serving as the gala's host. The 68th Globes will be telecast on NBC.

Here's the full list of nominees of the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards:

Best Supporting Actress in a series, mini-series or TV movie
Hope Davis, The Special Relationship
Jane Lynch, Glee
Kelly MacDonald, Boardwalk Empire
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Actress in a TV series, comedy
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Bic C
Lea Michele, Glee

Best TV movie or mini-series
Carlos
The Pacific
Pillars of the Earth
Temple Grandin
You Don't Know Jack

Best original song – motion picture
Bound to You - Burlesque
Coming Home - Country Strong
I See the Light - Tangled
There's a Place for Us - Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
You Haven't Seen the Last of Me - Burlesque

Best Actor, TV series comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Thomas Jane, Hung
Matthew Morrison, Glee
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a TV series, drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Piper Perabo, Covert Affairs
Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy
Kyra Sedgwick, the Closer

Best original score – motion picture
Alexandre Desplot, The King's Speech
Danny Elfman, Alice in Wonderland
A.R. Rahmin, 127 Hours
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, The Social Network
Hans Zimmer, Inception

Best screenplay – motion picture
Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg, Kids are All Right
Christopher Nolan, Inception
David Seidler, The Kings Speech
Aaron Sorkin, The Social Netowrk

Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series, or TV movie
Scott Caan, Hawaii Five-0
Chris Colfer, Glee
Chris Noth, The Good Wife
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
David Strathern, Temple Grandin

Best TV Series, comedy
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
The Big C
Glee
Modern Family
Nurse Jackie

Best foreign language film
Biutiful, Mexico, Spain
The Concert, France
The Edge, Russia
I Am Love, Italy
In a Better World, Denmark

Best animated feature film
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

Best Actor in a mini-series or TV movie
Idris Elba, Luther
Ian McShane, Pillars of the Earth
Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack
Dennis Quaid, The Speicla Relationship
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos

Best Actress in a mini-series or TV movie
Hayley Atwell, Pillars of the Earth
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin
Judi Dench, Return to Cranford
Romola Garai, Emma
Jennifer Love Hewitt, The Client List

Best Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Anne Hathaway, Love and Other Drugs
Angelina Jolie, The Tourist
Julianne Moore, The Kids Are All Right
Emma Stone, Easy A

Best Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Johnny Depp - Alice in Wonderland
Johnny Depp - The Tourist
Paul Giamatti - Barney's Version
Jake Gyllenhaal - Love and Other Drugs
Kevin Spacey - Casino Jack

Best supporting Actor in a motion picture
Christian Bale, The Fighter
Michael Douglas, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
Andrew Garfield, The Social Network
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Geoffrey Rush, The King's Speech

Best supporting Actress in a motion picture
Amy Adams, The Fighter
Helena Bonham Carter, The King's Speech
Mila Kunis, Black Swan
Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom

Best Actor in a TV series, drama
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie - House

Best Director – motion picture
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
David Fincher, Social Network
Tom Hooper - King's Speech
Christopher Nolan Inception
David O. Russell - The Fighter

Best motion picture, musical or comedy
Alice in Wonderland
Burlesque
The Kids Are All Right
Red
The Tourist

Best TV series, drama
Broadwalk Empire
Dexter
The Good Wife
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

Best Actress in a motion picture, drama
Halle Berry, Frankie and Alice
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter's Bone
Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

Best Actor in a motion picture, drama
Jesse Eisenberg - Social Network
Colin Firth - The King's Speech
James Franco - 127 Hours
Ryan Gosling - Blue Valentine
Mark Wahlberg - The Fighter

Best motion picture, drama
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King's Speech
The Social Network

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