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 »
After winning top honors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globes, Sandra Bullock received her first Oscar nomination this year for “The Blind Side.” But she’s already convinced she’s not bringing the little man home. “I’m so not winning an Oscar,” said the feisty brunette. “Nine times out of ten I always pick who’s going to win. And I already know who’s going to win.” Hmmm … sounds like she’s using a little reverse psychology, doesn’t it? [People]
Still, I’m sorta digging Bullock’s self-deprecation. Over the years, a few of her fellow movie-makers have made similar pronouncements. Let’s see how it turned out for them. Keep reading »
The recent announcement of Academy Award nominations may have people blogging, talking, tweeting and a host of other verbs ending in -ing about the best films of the past year. But what about the worst? To keep things in perspective, on the same day of the Oscar nomination announcements, the Razzies also released their nods. For those who don’t know, the Razzies are the awards created to celebrate, or at least point fingers at, the worst films and performances of the year. And this year, like most, they seem to have done a pretty accurate job, even if they did pick on “New Moon“—gasp. Keep reading »
“This is beyond anything I’ve ever dreamed of. I’ve definitely never felt such excitement and nausea this early in the morning!”
—Carey Mulligan on being nominated for an Oscar for her role in “An Education.” Oh, Carey, you must choose your words more carefully. This is how bump watches start. Keep reading »
Yes, today is Groundhog’s Day, and according to that little bastard Phil, it’s going to be a long winter, but the silver lining is that we have The Academy Awards to look forward to. Oscar noms are finally in! Woohoo! While most of the world has started their betting pools about who will win the coveted Oscar for best pic, here at The Frisky, we have been hard at work voting on which nominees we would shun, shag, or marry. After the jump, our picks.
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This year’s Oscar nominees won’t be announced until February 2nd, but because an entire school of journalism has sprung up around predicting such things, we have a pretty good idea of what the nominee lists will look like. And almost everyone agrees that “The Hurt Locker,” the story of an elite bomb squad in Iraq, is the dark horse threat to “Up In The Air.” The director of “The Hurt Locker,” Kathryn Bigelow—an accomplished painter who also directed “Point Break” back in the day—will almost certainly be one of the five nominated for Best Director. If this happens, she’ll be one of only three women to ever be up for the award (the others were Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion, and Sofia Coppola)—and she has a great chance of being the first to actually win it.
But here’s where things get interesting. Kathryn is also the ex-wife of James Cameron, who also is very likely to get a nomination in the Best Director category for the cinematic juggernaut that is “Avatar.” Keep reading »
Sadly, the recession has nabbed another victim. Ever since 2002, Stuart Weitzman dreamed up an elaborate pair of shoes, sometimes diamond encrusted, other times ruby, priced around $1 million for one lucky Academy Award-nominated woman to wear to the big show. But in lieu of the world’s current financial crisis, the shoes are again a no-go. “While the Oscars will certainly still be a glamorous event, we feel this year — like we did last year — that it is still not appropriate to be extravagant,” Weitzman tells StyleList. “As such, we have decided not to create a ‘million dollar shoe’ for someone to wear to the 2010 ceremony.” Over the years, female stars including Laura Harring, Alison Krauss, Anika Noni Rose, Kathleen Bird York, and Regina King were the lucky ones chosen to wear the shoes, while “Juno” writer Diablo Cody notoriously refused, basically calling the whole thing a stupid PR scam. [Hahaha ... But seriously folks, do these shoes look even slightly attractive? -- Editor] [Stylist] Keep reading »
By now you’ve probably heard the news that Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin will be co-hosting the Oscars on March 7, but have you heard who was considered for Baldwin’s role before he was? Apparently, the big guns were so impressed with the pairing of Steve Martin and Tina Fey as co-presenters earlier this year, they first approached Fey about hosting with Martin at the next ceremony. Oscar producer, Adam Shankman, tells EW.com:
“It was a really quick discussion and it was mostly about “do you think that could work?”‘ It wasn’t that she turned us down but her work schedule right in that time, she’s writing the last of her shows, and we realized then that it wouldn’t work. But they were so great on the show together (the Oscars last year) and he’d done “30 Rock.”
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Too bad you weren’t released last year, “Star Trek,” because the Best Picture Oscar is going to be twice as hard to win at the 2009 Academy Awards ceremony. From now on, 10 movies will be nominated for the Academy’s top nod. Why? So that any type of film—be it a drama, a comedy, a documentary, or a cartoon—has a better chance of being recognized for its greatness. This is something of a return to old Hollywood—from 1931 to 1943, anywhere from 8 to 12 movies battled it out for the statue. Keep reading »
Beyonce tells Self that her dream of winning an Oscar is what keeps her in shape. She has a painting of the golden statue in her gym, she explains. “I look at it, and I’m like, OK, I have to stay in shape,” she said. I don’t get the connection between winning an Oscar and staying in shape. Jennifer Hudson proved that smaller sizes aren’t the ones winning Academy Awards. Maybe Beyonce was trying to take a dig at Hudson, who didn’t look her best when she won the Oscar for her role in “Dreamgirls,” which costarred Beyonce. Let’s face it, B. isn’t a great actress — she’s slightly better than mediocre — so she should probably give up her dream or at least stop talking about it. Her performances as a singer/dancer to be more entertaining. Saying her love of unitards forces her to stay in shape would have made more sense. [E! Online] Keep reading »