Florida Film Critics Embrace "The Descendants," Michelle Williams 


Alexander Payne's "The Descendants" was the big winner at the Florida Film Critics Circle's (FFCC) annual awards receiving the Best Picture, Supporting Actress (Shailene Woodley), and Adapted Screenplay.

No other film won more than two awards. For the Best Actor category, Michael Fassbender's emotionally raw performance in "Shame" was honored, while MIchelle Williams took home the Best Actress prize for her dazzling performance as Marilyn Monroe in "My Week with Marilyn."

Here's the complete list of winners (If you're interested to see the winners/nominees from other award-giving bodies, visit our Awards Avenue coverage right here):

Best Picture: "The Descendants"

Best Director: Martin Scorsese, "Hugo"

Best Actor: Michael Fassbender, "Shame"

Best Actress: Michelle Williams, "My Week with Marilyn"

Best Supporting Actor: Albert Brooks, "Drive"

Best Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley, "The Descendants"

Best Adapted Screenplay: "The Descendants"

Best Original Screenplay: "The Artist"

Best Cinematography: "The Tree of Life"

Best Visual Effects: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes"

Best Animated Feature: "The Adventures of Tintin"

Best Documentary: "Project Nim"

Best Foreign Language Film: "The Skin I Live In"

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"Abduction," "Zookeeper" Among Movies That Want to Have Oscar Glory! See Full List from A to Z! 


The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that there are two hundred sixty-five feature films eligible for the 2011 Academy Awards. And boy oh boy, the list is interesting. From "Abduction" to "Zookeeper" and everything in between, pretty much any film that opened in a movie theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, is eligible. Under Academy rules, each film must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.

So "Shark Night 3D" is definitely eligible!

Here's the full list of productions eligible for the 84th Academy Awards:

A

ABDUCTION
Taylor Lautner. Lily Collins. Alfred Molina. Jason Isaacs. Maria Bello. Sigourney Weaver. Denzel Whitaker. Michael Nyqvist. Jake Andolina. Oriah Acima Andrews. Ken Arnold. Steve Blass. Derek Burnell. Ben Cain. Holly Scott Cavanaugh. Radick Cembrzynski. Richard Cetrone. Mike Clark. Jack Erdie. Rita Gregory. Tim Griffin. Nathan Hollabaugh. Mike Lee. James Liebro. Frank Lloyd. Christopher Mahoney. Emily Peachey. William Peltz. Elisabeth Rohm. Nickola Shreli. Victor Slezak. Antonique Smith. Roger Guenveur Smith. Adam Stanley. Art Terry. Ilia Volok. Cherokee Walker. Allen Williamson.

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU
Matt Damon. Emily Blunt. Anthony Mackie. John Slattery. Michael Kelly. Terence Stamp. Donnie Keshawarz. Anthony Ruivivar. David Bishins. Lisa Thoreson. Florence Kastriner. Phyllis McBryde. Natalie E. Carter. Chuck Scarborough. Jon Stewart. Capt. Gregory P. Hitchen. Darrell James LeNormand. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Kar. RJ Konner. Susan D. Michaels. Gregory Lay. Lauren Hodges. James Carville. Mary Matalin. Amanda Mason Warren. Sandhi Santini. Laurie Dawn. Christine Lucas. Betty Liu. Jim Edward Gately. Don Hewitt, Sr.. Venida Evans. Kyoko Bruguera. David Gregoire. Julie Hays. Fabrizio Brienza. Kate Nowlin. Rob Yang. Jennifer Ehle. Johnny Cicco. Pedro Pascal. Michael Boyne. Sarah Bradford. Pete Epstein. Brian Haley. Kirsty Meares. Laura Kenley. Jessica Lee Keller. Kieran Campion.

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
Jamie Bell. Andy Serkis. Daniel Craig. Nick Frost. Simon Pegg. Toby Jones. Mackenzie Crook. Daniel Mays. Gad Elmaleh. Joe Starr. Enn Reitel. Tony Curran. Sonje Fortag. Cary Elwes. Phillip Rhys. Ron Bottitta. Mark Ivanir. Nathan Meister. Sebastian Roche. Kim Stengel. Mohamed Ibrahim. Sana Etoile.

AFRICAN CATS

ALBERT NOBBS
Glenn Close. Mia Wasikowska. Aaron Johnson. Janet McTeer. Pauline Collins. Brenda Fricker. Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Brendan Gleeson. Maria Doyle Kennedy. Antonia Campbell Hughes. Mark Williams. James Greene. Bronagh Gallagher. John Light. Serena Brabazon. Michael McElhatton. Dolores Mullally. Bonnie McCormack. Phyllida Law. Kenneth Collard. Judy Donovan. Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Emerald Fennell. Daniel Costello. Angeline Ball. Philip O'Sullivan. Katie Long. Katie O'Brien. Mark Doherty. Rhys Burke. Lauren Kinsella. Katie Ann McDonough. Kathleen Warner Yates. Cate Mac Gabhann. Antoinette Healy. Annie Starke. Cathy White. Malcolm Blacow. Lily Melcher. Lucie Melcher. Raul Riva.

ALOIS NEBEL
ANIMATION VOICEOVERS. Miroslav Krobot. Marie Ludvikova. Karel Roden. Leos Noha. Alois Svehlik. Tereza Voriskova. Jan Sedal. Miloslav Marsalek. Jiri Strebl. Marek Daniel. Klara Meliskova. Jan Vondracek. Karel Zima. Thomas Zielinski. Martin Mysicka. Marek Pospichal. Ondrej Maly. Simona Babcakova. Ivan Trojan. Vaclav Neuzil. Jan Holik. Tobias Jirous. Lenka Zogatova. Jan Nebesky. David Svehlik. Tomas Bambusek. Krystof Plasil. Marek Matejka. Lukas Kral. Stanislav Majer. Jan Jankovsky. Krystof Rimsky. Zuzana Stavna. Ondrej Jezek. Jan Zalud. Martin Bohadlo. Mardi. Pavel Turek. Miroslav Sedlbauer. Tomas Dianiska. Frantisek Kriz. Stepanka Ludvikova.

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED
Jason Lee. David Cross. Jenny Slate. Justin Long. Matthew Gray Gubler. Jesse McCartney. Amy Poehler. Anna Faris. Christina Applegate. Alan Tudyk. Michael Northey. Sophia Aguiar. Lauren Gottlieb. Tera Perez. Andy Buckley. Chad Krowchuk. Luisa D'Oliveira. Tucker Albrizzi. Nelson Wong. Michael Karman. Amber-Rochelle DeMarco. Marcela Caceres. Natalie Sutcliffe. Ian Harmon. Phyllis Smith. Read More...

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"Abduction," "Zookeeper" Among Movies That Want to Have Oscar Glory! See Complete List From A to Z! 


The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that there are two hundred sixty-five feature films eligible for the 2011 Academy Awards. And boy oh boy, the list is interesting. From "Abduction" to "Zookeeper" and everything in between, pretty much any film that opened in a movie theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, is eligible. Under Academy rules, each film must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.

So "Shark Night 3D" is definitely eligible!

Here's the full list of productions eligible for the 84th Academy Awards:

A

ABDUCTION
Taylor Lautner. Lily Collins. Alfred Molina. Jason Isaacs. Maria Bello. Sigourney Weaver. Denzel Whitaker. Michael Nyqvist. Jake Andolina. Oriah Acima Andrews. Ken Arnold. Steve Blass. Derek Burnell. Ben Cain. Holly Scott Cavanaugh. Radick Cembrzynski. Richard Cetrone. Mike Clark. Jack Erdie. Rita Gregory. Tim Griffin. Nathan Hollabaugh. Mike Lee. James Liebro. Frank Lloyd. Christopher Mahoney. Emily Peachey. William Peltz. Elisabeth Rohm. Nickola Shreli. Victor Slezak. Antonique Smith. Roger Guenveur Smith. Adam Stanley. Art Terry. Ilia Volok. Cherokee Walker. Allen Williamson.

THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU
Matt Damon. Emily Blunt. Anthony Mackie. John Slattery. Michael Kelly. Terence Stamp. Donnie Keshawarz. Anthony Ruivivar. David Bishins. Lisa Thoreson. Florence Kastriner. Phyllis McBryde. Natalie E. Carter. Chuck Scarborough. Jon Stewart. Capt. Gregory P. Hitchen. Darrell James LeNormand. Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Kar. RJ Konner. Susan D. Michaels. Gregory Lay. Lauren Hodges. James Carville. Mary Matalin. Amanda Mason Warren. Sandhi Santini. Laurie Dawn. Christine Lucas. Betty Liu. Jim Edward Gately. Don Hewitt, Sr.. Venida Evans. Kyoko Bruguera. David Gregoire. Julie Hays. Fabrizio Brienza. Kate Nowlin. Rob Yang. Jennifer Ehle. Johnny Cicco. Pedro Pascal. Michael Boyne. Sarah Bradford. Pete Epstein. Brian Haley. Kirsty Meares. Laura Kenley. Jessica Lee Keller. Kieran Campion.

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
Jamie Bell. Andy Serkis. Daniel Craig. Nick Frost. Simon Pegg. Toby Jones. Mackenzie Crook. Daniel Mays. Gad Elmaleh. Joe Starr. Enn Reitel. Tony Curran. Sonje Fortag. Cary Elwes. Phillip Rhys. Ron Bottitta. Mark Ivanir. Nathan Meister. Sebastian Roche. Kim Stengel. Mohamed Ibrahim. Sana Etoile.

AFRICAN CATS

ALBERT NOBBS
Glenn Close. Mia Wasikowska. Aaron Johnson. Janet McTeer. Pauline Collins. Brenda Fricker. Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Brendan Gleeson. Maria Doyle Kennedy. Antonia Campbell Hughes. Mark Williams. James Greene. Bronagh Gallagher. John Light. Serena Brabazon. Michael McElhatton. Dolores Mullally. Bonnie McCormack. Phyllida Law. Kenneth Collard. Judy Donovan. Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Emerald Fennell. Daniel Costello. Angeline Ball. Philip O'Sullivan. Katie Long. Katie O'Brien. Mark Doherty. Rhys Burke. Lauren Kinsella. Katie Ann McDonough. Kathleen Warner Yates. Cate Mac Gabhann. Antoinette Healy. Annie Starke. Cathy White. Malcolm Blacow. Lily Melcher. Lucie Melcher. Raul Riva.

ALOIS NEBEL
ANIMATION VOICEOVERS. Miroslav Krobot. Marie Ludvikova. Karel Roden. Leos Noha. Alois Svehlik. Tereza Voriskova. Jan Sedal. Miloslav Marsalek. Jiri Strebl. Marek Daniel. Klara Meliskova. Jan Vondracek. Karel Zima. Thomas Zielinski. Martin Mysicka. Marek Pospichal. Ondrej Maly. Simona Babcakova. Ivan Trojan. Vaclav Neuzil. Jan Holik. Tobias Jirous. Lenka Zogatova. Jan Nebesky. David Svehlik. Tomas Bambusek. Krystof Plasil. Marek Matejka. Lukas Kral. Stanislav Majer. Jan Jankovsky. Krystof Rimsky. Zuzana Stavna. Ondrej Jezek. Jan Zalud. Martin Bohadlo. Mardi. Pavel Turek. Miroslav Sedlbauer. Tomas Dianiska. Frantisek Kriz. Stepanka Ludvikova.

ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED
Jason Lee. David Cross. Jenny Slate. Justin Long. Matthew Gray Gubler. Jesse McCartney. Amy Poehler. Anna Faris. Christina Applegate. Alan Tudyk. Michael Northey. Sophia Aguiar. Lauren Gottlieb. Tera Perez. Andy Buckley. Chad Krowchuk. Luisa D'Oliveira. Tucker Albrizzi. Nelson Wong. Michael Karman. Amber-Rochelle DeMarco. Marcela Caceres. Natalie Sutcliffe. Ian Harmon. Phyllis Smith. Read More...

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Here's "The Dark Knight Rises" Trailer We've All Been Waiting For! 
I love "The Dark Knight" series and I have much respect for Christopher Nolan as a storyteller, so I'm looking forward to seeing the third and final chapter. This trailer was attached to the large format theaters (not IMAX) screenings of "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" and now, without further adieu, behold the new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises." One minor wish, can we have more Catwoman in the next incarnations of the trailer...please?



Here's more on "The Dark Knight Rises" from Yahoo:

As Batman deals with his new status as a wanted vigilante, he must also contend with two new enemies, Bane and Catwoman.

Genres: Adaptation, Action/Adventure, Crime/Gangster and Sequel
Release Date: July 20th, 2012 (wide)
Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution

Cast and Credits
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Produced by: Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas, Charles Roven

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39 Original Songs Fight for Oscar Glory! Is Your Favorite on the List? 


The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the thirty-nine songs eligible for nominations in the Original Song category.

How do the songs qualify? In order to be eligible, "a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits." Hence, we hear most of the original songs during the first part of the closing credits.

So here's what's coming up next: On Thursday, January 5, the voting members of the Music Branch will see clips featuring each song, in random order. Right after the screenings, members will vote using a point system of voting. The average score is 8.25 and if there's no song that achieved that score, then there will be no nominees in the category. A maximum of two songs may be nominated from one movie.

We'll find out which of the songs below will be the final nominees when the nominations are announced live on Tuesday, January 24 at 5:30 a.m. PT.

And of course, the Oscars will be on Sunday, February 26.

The thirty-nine original songs vying for the Oscars are (in alphabetical order):

"The World I Knew" from "African Cats"
"Lay Your Head Down" from "Albert Nobbs"
"Star Spangled Man" from "Captain America: The First Avenger"
"Collision of Worlds" from "Cars 2"
"Dakkanaga Dugu Dugu" from "DAM999"
"DAM999 Theme Song" from "DAM999"
"Mujhe Chod Ke" from "DAM999"
"Rainbird" from "Dirty Girl"
"Keep On Walking" from "The First Grader"
"Where the River Goes" from "Footloose"
"Hello Hello" from "Gnomeo & Juliet"
"Love Builds a Garden" from "Gnomeo & Juliet"
"Bridge of Light" from "Happy Feet Two"
"The Mighty Sven" from "Happy Feet Two"
"Never Be Daunted" from "happythankyoumoreplease"
"Hell and Back" from "Hell and Back Again"
"The Living Proof" from "The Help"
"Coeur Volant" from "Hugo"
"It's How We Play" from "I Don't Know How She Does It"
"When the Heart Dies" from "In the Land of Blood and Honey"
"Ja Nao Estar" from "José and Pilar"
"The Keeper" from "Machine Gun Preacher"
"Life's a Happy Song" from "The Muppets"
"Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets"
"Pictures in My Head" from "The Muppets"
"Summer Song" from "The Music Never Stopped"
"Imaginary Friends" from "Olive"
"Sparkling Day" from "One Day"
"Taking You with Me" from "Our Idiot Brother"
"The Greatest Song I Ever Heard" from "POM Wonderful Presents The Greatest Movie Ever Sold"
"Hot Wings" from "Rio"
"Let Me Take You to Rio" from "Rio"
"Real in Rio" from "Rio"
"Shelter" from "Take Shelter"
"Gathering Stories" from "We Bought a Zoo"
"Pop" from "White Irish Drinkers"
"Think You Can Wait" from "Win Win"
"The Backson Song" from "Winnie the Pooh"
"So Long" from "Winnie the Pooh"

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