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LOS ANGELES - The Academy Awards won't be presented until March, but the first Oscar
statuettes of the season are set to be handed out Saturday night at a private, black-tie dinner in Hollywood.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is breaking with tradition and presenting its honorary Oscars away from the televised
ceremony. Actress Lauren Bacall, producer-director Roger
Corman and cinematographer Gordon Willis will each receive Oscar statuettes at the inaugural Governors Awards event.
The winner of this year's Irving J. Thalberg Memorial Award, producer John Calley, will also receive his trophy at the star-studded dinner. Each of
the four recipients were chosen by the academy's Board of Governors.
Annette Bening, Tom Hanks, Kirk Douglas,
Anjelica Huston and Quentin
Tarantino have signed on as presenters for the evening, which will include 600 invited guests celebrating at the Grand Ballroom above the
Academy president Tom Sherak said the Governors Awards event "will be full of memorable moments celebrating (the honorees')
Bacall made her screen debut with Humphrey Bogart in "To Have and Have
Not" in 1944. She went on to star in more than 30 films, including classics such as "The Big
Sleep" and "Key Largo."
Corman has directed more than 50 films and produced more than 300 during his five-decade career, including "It Conquered the World" and 1960's "The Little Shop of
Willis is a two-time Academy Award nominee
for "Zelig" and "The Godfather, Part III."
Calley's producing credits include "Postcards from the Edge," "The Remains of the
Day," for which he earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination, "Closer" and "The Da
Other guests expected Saturday include Jeff Bridges, James Cameron, Dennis Hopper, Ron
Howard and Julie Taymor.
The event will be taped but not televised, and excerpts will be shown during the 82nd annual Academy
Awards on March 7.
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Article from MAXIM Magazine February Issue
Posted Tuesday 02/09/2010 2:00 PM in Articles by Dan Bova
Filed under: icon, benicio del toro, the wolfman
Before you started filming The Wolfman, did you contact Michael J. Fox to get any pointers he learned on the set of Teen Wolf?No, I didn’t. But I did read that Jack Nicholson, who did Wolf, said he likes to do fantasy movies, that it’s fun to let go. I’m in spirit with that 100 percent. It’s nice every now and then to just go ahead and have fun and make a fool of yourself.When you were growing up in Puerto Rico, did you ever imagine that this is how your life would turn out?Never, never, never. But I did like movies, you know? I liked those monster movies like Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy or Creature From the Black Lagoon—the old black-and-white movies they would show a lot on TV. This was before VHS, Betamax, or whatever.Did any movie in particular really scare the crap out of you?The Exorcist. That’s a mind-fucker! I saw it in high school, and it did affect me. Like that night I was looking out the window and it was windy and the leaves were moving. I said, “Oh, no, here we go.”Obviously you spent a lot of time in makeup on this movie. Any thoughts on the revelation in Andre Agassi’s autobiography that he played in the French Open wearing a toupee?Did he really? I love it! It was just one more thing to balance, man. I think it must’ve been glued on pretty good—maybe our makeup guy did it!You’re famous for delving into your characters—like giving yourself real cigarette burns on your arm for Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Before shooting The Wolfman, did you walk around the house pretending to be a wolf, licking yourself?No. You can’t pretend to be a wolf unless you have the makeup on—otherwise it’s just weird. Wearing the makeup and the suit and all that stuff, it was more about seeing what you could and couldn’t do, because you’re restricted. I had to change the shirts underneath the suit four or five times a day and use talcum powder, because I’d be completely wet.So you were a fragrant man by the end of the day?Yeah! But the real problem is the teeth. You can’t talk with that stuff, so I had a team that would follow me with gloves, and I would make a sign, and they would pull my teeth out and then I would speak. Other--wise it was just, “Arhrahahra!”Was anyone walking around holding your teeth during Che?No. I had contact lenses, and that was a drag. In the dirt, with all the dust and the humidity, it would get foggy, and you’re walking around with an M1 in your hand and you can’t see anything.Speaking of committing to a part, when you were making The Usual Suspects, was there ever a moment where you questioned your idea of being the guy who mumbled?Yeah. I remember the first day I was gonna mumble, and we were doing a sequence in which Pete Postlethwaite, who played Kobayashi, had a monologue that was a page and a half. I was the first in the group to speak after he finished. And he did that monologue so amazingly, a page and a half, you know? Ra-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta! And I’m sitting there, and I said, “Who do I think I am to go from there to ‘Rawww’?” You won an Academy Award for Traffic. Do you have a stance on the drug war? Are you pro-legalization?I think people have the right to choose, but it’s a touchy subject. We’ve all known someone who
has had problems with drugs. So if anything is changed, it’s got to be gradually, because anyone can roll a joint and have a good time, but it can affect different people in different ways. You might have someone who can function 100 percent, stoned, and you have someone who takes a third of that, and their life goes out the window.You’re a celebrity, so maybe you can offer some insight: We’re amazed when famous, superrich people get DWIs. Why don’t guys like Mel Gibson have a driver standing by 24 hours a day?You have a point. I don’t know. I guess as big as the star is, at the end of the day he still wants to be normal. It’s kind of weird when you have a guy standing there all night.Do fans ever get overzealous?Sometimes when there’s drinking involved, the inhibitions go out the window and wolfman !%!@ comes out. Like, a guy will ask me to take a picture with him in the bathroom. “All right, but wash your hands, bro.”So The Three Stooges movie, with you, Sean Penn, and Jim Carrey: As of now it’s not in effect?Right. That doesn’t mean it’s dead, just that the cast was too good. The Farrelly brothers are great guys, so hopefully it’ll work out at some point.Finally, should guys take their girlfriends to The Wolfman?Yeah, definitely, and hold their hands, man! Maybe you’ll get to second base when you get home. Maybe you’ll get to third. Take the girl!
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August 15, 2011 by admin Filed under Film, Movie News, Recent News
Official Synopsis for Oliver Stone’s Savages. Three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone returns to the screen with the ferocious thriller Savages, featuring the all-star ensemble cast of Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Uma Thurman and Benicio Del Toro. Two young marijuana dealers are blackmailed by the Mexican Baja Cartel who kidnap their mutual girlfriend. The film is based on Don Winslow’s best-selling crime novel that was named one of The New York Times’ Top 10 Books of 2010.
Laguna Beach entrepreneurs Ben (Johnson), a peaceful and charitable Buddhist, and his closest friend Chon (Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL and ex-mercenary, run a lucrative, homegrown industry–raising some of the best marijuana ever developed. They also share a one-of-a-kind love with the extraordinary beauty Ophelia (Lively). Life is idyllic in their Southern California town…until the Mexican Baja Cartel decides to move in and demands that the trio partners with them.
When the merciless head of the BC, Elena (Hayek), and her brutal enforcer, Lado (Del Toro), underestimate the unbreakable bond among these three friends, Ben and Chon–with the reluctant, slippery assistance of a dirty DEA agent (Travolta)–wage a seemingly unwinnable war against the cartel. And so begins a series of increasingly vicious ploys and maneuvers in a high stakes, savage battle of wills.
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Oscar Nominations! Complete List of Nominees for 84th Annual Academy Awards January 24, 2012 6:20:00 AM by EOL Staff
Paramount Pictures And the nominations go to... Martin Scorsese's Hugo leads all Oscar contenders with 11 nods, including Best Picture and Best Director. The Artist was close behind with 10 nominations, followed by Moneyball and War Horse, with six apiece. Billy Crystal hosts this year's 84th annual Academy Awards, taking place Feb. 26. Here's the complete list of nominees: MORE: Oscars 2012: Who's up for Best Picture?
2012OSCARS_GALLERYPlay 2012 Oscars Nominations: Best Actor and ActressPlay 2012 Oscars Nominations: Best Movie and DirectorPlay Best Motion Picture of the YearThe ArtistThe DescendantsExtremely Loud & Incredibly CloseThe HelpHugoMidnight in ParisMoneyballThe Tree of LifeWar Horse Achievement in DirectingMichel Hazanavicius, The ArtistAlexander Payne, The DescendantsMartin Scorsese, HugoWoody Allen, Midnight in ParisTerrence Malick, The Tree of Life Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleDemián Bichir, A Better LifeGeorge Clooney, The DescendantsJean Dujardin, The ArtistGary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyBrad Pitt, Moneyball Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleGlenn Close, Albert NobbsViola Davis, The HelpRooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon TattooMeryl Streep, The Iron LadyMichelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn MORE: Did those Oscar predictions come true? Laurence Cendrowizc/The Weinstein Company Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleKenneth Branagh, My Week With MarilynJonah Hill, MoneyballNick Nolte, WarriorChristopher Plummer, BeginnersMax von Sydow, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleBérénice Bejo, The ArtistJessica Chastain, The HelpMelissa McCarthy, BridesmaidsJanet McTeer, Albert NobbsOctavia Spencer, The Help Best Animated Feature Film of the YearA Cat in ParisChico & RitaKung Fu Panda 2Puss in BootsRango Original ScreenplayThe Artist, Written by Michel HazanaviciusBridesmaids, Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen WiigMargin Call, Written by J.C. ChandorMidnight in Paris, Written by Woody AllenA Separation, Written by Asghar Farhadi MORE: Could Brad Pitt really wear jeans and a T-shirt to the Oscars if he wanted to? Sony Pictures Adapted ScreenplayThe Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim RashHugo, Screenplay by John LoganThe Ides of March, Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau WillimonMoneyball, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan ChervinTinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Screenplay by Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan Best Foreign Language Film of the YearBullhead (Belgium)Footnote (Israel)In Darkness (Poland)Monsieur Lazhar (Canada)A Separation (Iran) Original ScoreThe Adventures of Tintin, John WilliamsThe Artist, Ludovic BourceHugo, Howard ShoreTinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alberto IglesiasWar Horse, John Williams Original Song"Man or Muppet," The Muppets; Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie"Real in Rio," Rio; Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Siedah Garrett Achievement in Art DirectionThe ArtistHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2HugoMidnight in ParisWar Horse MORE: Who got snubbed by the Academy? Columbia Pictures Achievement in CinematographyThe ArtistThe Girl With the Dragon TattooHugoThe Tree of LifeWar Horse Achievement in Costume DesignAnonymousThe ArtistHugoJane EyreW.E.
Best Documentary FeatureHell and Back AgainIf a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation FrontParadise Lost 3: PurgatoryPinaUndefeated Best Documentary Short SubjectThe Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights MovementGod Is the Bigger ElvisIncident in New BaghdadSaving FaceThe Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom Achievement in Film EditingThe ArtistThe DescendantsThe Girl With the Dragon TattooHugoMoneyball Achievement in MakeupAlbert NobbsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2The Iron Lady MORE: Octavia Spencer shares her Oscar picks! Warner Bros. Best Animated Short FilmDimanche/SundayThe Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris LessmoreLa LunaA Morning StrollWild Life Best Live Action Short FilmPentecostRajuThe ShoreTime FreakTuba Atlantic Achievement in Sound EditingDriveThe Girl With the Dragon TattooHugoTransformers: Dark of the MoonWar Horse Achievement in Sound MixingThe Girl With the Dragon TattooHugoMoneyballTransformers: Dark of the MoonWar Horse Achievement in Visual EffectsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2HugoReal SteelRise of the Planet of the ApesTransformers: Dark of the Moon PHOTOS: Oscars Cheat Sheet!
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