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Jake Gyllenhaal has been through the Oscar nomination rigamarole—he got a nod in 2006 for “Brokeback Mountain.” So he knows exactly what sister Maggie, who was just nominated for Best Supporting Actress in “Crazy Heart,” feels. He was on hand when Maggie’s phone started ringing off the hook the morning nominations were announced. After a bit, Maggie wanted to go back to bed. “Don’t go back to sleep, this is amazing!” said Jake. “Have a coffee with me, and I’ll make you pancakes.”
Now that it’s been a few days, Jake has given Maggie some advice. She told People, “He said, ‘It’s a lot of fun, and enjoy it in that spirit. If you make it too much more than that, you’ll probably go astray.’” Interestingly, their mama Naomi also had her Oscar moment—in 1988 she got a Best Screenplay nomination.
So which other famous siblings have Oscar running in their bloodstream? After the jump, find out. Keep reading »
The nominations for the 82nd Academy Awards were announced this morning and some of the nominees include: George Clooney for best actor in “Up in the Air,” Mo’Nique for best supporting actress in “Precious,” Maggie Gyllenhaal for best supporting actress in “Crazy Heart,” Gabourey Sidibe for best actress in “Precious,” and a little movie called “Avatar” was nominated in a whole bunch of categories, tying “Hurt Locker” for a total of nine nominations. One difference in the awards this year is that 10 movies have been nominated for best picture rather than the usual five. For a full list, check out the official website of the Oscars. Keep reading »
These two are so adorable together, with their double-a’s and their indie good looks and their cuddly parkas. [New York City, 12/23/08] Keep reading »
Julie Newmar, the actress who originated the role of Catwoman in the Batman TV series recently said Angelina Jolie would own the part. “She’s tremendously popular with women because she’s both a heroine and a villainess,” Julie said. “When you look at the staggering box office of this current film, which actress wouldn’t want to jump in?” Now, the Dark Knight writers don’t have any plans to bring back the character in the current franchise, but when Catwoman is resurrected, these actresses will certainly get into cat fights (har) with each other over who gets cast. Tell us who you think should shimmy into the leather catsuit… Keep reading »