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GODS OF EGYPT: New Trailer Unleashed For Upcoming Fantasy Flick

GODS OF EGYPT: New Trailer Unleashed For Upcoming Fantasy Flick

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The battle for eternity begins… in this new trailer and artwork from Lionsgate’s GODS OF EGYPT. Check them out below!

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush star in the new action-adventure about a clever mortal thief [Brenton Thwaites] who teams up with a powerful and vengeful god [Coster-Waldau] to stop the merciless god of darkness [Butler] who hopes to destroy both this life and the Afterlife.

Don’t miss the action in this adventure-filled fantasy coming to theaters February 26, 2016!

Synopsis: In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.

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GODS OF EGYPT: First Trailer For Epic Action Film Starring Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Debuts

GODS OF EGYPT: First Trailer For Epic Action Film Starring Gerard Butler and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Debuts

From director Alexander Proyas [The Crow, Dark City, I, Robot], comes a completely original action adventure tale from a world before time began, when gods ruled the earth. Together, Bek [Brenton Thwaites] and the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] wage a courageous battle to save Egypt from the throes of chaos brought on by Set [Gerard Butler], the ruthless god of darkness.

Check out the newly released trailer and don’t miss the new epic action adventure GODS OF EGYPT, coming to theaters February 26, 2016!

Synopsis: In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt’s throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict. As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.

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New Poster For ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4’ Features The Mermaids!

New Poster For ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4’ Features The Mermaids!

Walt Disney Pictures has released the character poster for their highly anticipated flick, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which features the The Mermaids. The film stars Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Derek Mears and Geoffrey Rush.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is set to be released in 3D on May 20th, 2011.

Synopsis: Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise. When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.


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New Poster For ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4’ Featuring Penélope Cruz

New Poster For ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 4’ Featuring Penélope Cruz

Walt Disney Pictures has released the character poster for their highly anticipated flick, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which features the always lovely Penélope Cruz as “Angelica”.The film stars Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Derek Mears and Geoffrey Rush.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is set to be released in 3D on May 20th, 2011.

Synopsis: Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise. When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.


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New Captain Jack Sparrow Poster For ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’

New Captain Jack Sparrow Poster For ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’

Walt Disney Pictures has released the teaser trailer for their highly anticipated flick, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which stars Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Derek Mears and Geoffrey Rush.

Check out the trailer below and mark your calendar for May 20, 2011 when the film is set to explode into theaters.

Synopsis: Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise. When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

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The 83rd Annual Academy Awards: And The Winners Are…

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards: And The Winners Are…

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards have once again come and gone. ‘The King’s Speech’ walked away with awards for Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Motion Picture. Other big winners of the night included Natalie Portman for ‘Black Swan’ and Melissa Leo and Christian Bale for ‘The Fighter.’ Check out the rest of the night’s winners below…

BEST PICTURE
127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The Kids Are All Right
WINNER: The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

BEST ACTOR
Javier Bardem, Biutiful
Jeff Bridges, True Grit
Jesse Eisenberg, The Social Network
WINNER: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech
James Franco, 127 Hours

BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right
Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole
Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone
WINNER: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Michelle Williams, Blue Valentine

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan
Joel & Ethan Coen, True Grit
David Fincher, The Social Network
WINNER: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech
David O. Russell, The Fighter

BEST SONG
“Coming Home,” Country Strong, Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
“I See the Light,” Tangled, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater
“If I Rise,” 127 Hours, A.R. Rahman, Dido, Rollo Armstrong
WINNER: “We Belong Together,” Toy Story 3, Randy Newman

BEST EDITING
127 Hours, Jon Harris
Black Swan, Andrew Weisblum
The Fighter, Pamela Martin
The King’s Speech, Tariq Anwar
WINNER: The Social Network, Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Alice in Wonderland, Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1, Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
Hereafter, Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
WINNER: Inception, Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
Iron Man 2, Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Exit Through the Gift Shop, Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz
Gasland, Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
WINNER: Inside Job, Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
Restrepo, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
Waste Land, Lucy Walker and Angus Aynley

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
The Confession, Tanel Toom
The Crush, Michael Creagh
WINNER: God of Love, Luke Matheny
Na Wewe, Ivan Goldschmidt
Wish 143, Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
Killing in the Name (Nominees TBD)
Poster Girl (Nominees (TBD)
WINNER: Strangers No More, Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
Sun Come Up, Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
The Warriors of Qiugang, Ruby Yang and Thomas Lenno

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
WINNER: Alice in Wonderland, Colleen Atwood
I Am Love, Antonella Cannarozzi
The King’s Speech, Jenny Beaven
The Tempest, Sandy Powell
True Grit, Mary Zophres

BEST MAKEUP
Barney’s Version, Adrien Morot
The Way Back, Eduoard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk, Yolanda Toussieng
WINNER: The Wolfman, Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

BEST SOUND EDITING
WINNER: Inception, Richard King
Toy Story 3, Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
TRON: Legacy, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
True Grit, Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
Unstoppable, Mark P. Stoeckinger

BEST SOUND MIXING
WINNER: Inception, Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo, and Ed Novick
The King’s Speech, Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen, and John Midgley
Salt, Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan, and William Sarokin
The Social Network, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick, and Mark Weingarten
True Grit, Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff, and Peter F. Kurland

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
127 Hours, A.R. Rahman
How to Train Your Dragon, John Powell
Inception, Hans Zimmer
The King’s Speech, Alexandre Desplat
WINNER: The Social Network, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
WINNER: Christian Bale, The Fighter
John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone
Jeremy Renner, The Town
Mark Ruffalo, The Kids Are All Right
Geoffrey Rush, The King’s Speech

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Hors la Loi (Outside the Law) (Algeria)
Incendies (Canada)
WINNER: In a Better World (Denmark)
Dogtooth (Greece)
Biutiful (Mexico)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Another Year, written by Mike Leigh
The Fighter, Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; ?Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
Inception, written by Christopher Nolan
The Kids Are All Right, written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
WINNER: The King’s Speech, Screenplay by David Seidler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
127 Hours, Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
WINNER: The Social Network, Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3, Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
True Grit, written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone, adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

BEST ANIMATED FILM
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
WINNER: Toy Story 3

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Day & Night, Teddy Newton
The Gruffalo, Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
Let’s Pollute, Geefwee Boedoe
WINNER: The Lost Thing, Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary), Bastien Dubois

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy AdamsThe Fighter
Helena Bonham CarterThe King’s Speech
WINNER: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Hailee SteinfeldTrue Grit
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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Black Swan, Matthew Libatique
WINNER: Inception, Wally Pfister
The King’s Speech, Danny Cohen
The Social Network, Jeff Cronenweth
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BEST ART DIRECTION
WINNER: Alice in Wonderland, Robert Stromberg, Karen O’Hara
Happy Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1, Stuart Craig, Stephenie McMillan
Inception, Guy Hendrix Dyas, Larry Dias, Doug Mowat
The King’s Speech, Eve Stewart, Judy Farr
True Grit, Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

 

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Nominees For The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Revealed!

Nominees For The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Revealed!

The nominees for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced this morning. “The King’s Speech” led the field with 12 nominations, including nods for best picture and director, while “True Grit” followed with 10 nominations. “The Social Network” is up for a total of 7 nominations including a best picture nomination. Other entries in the best picture race include anticipated contenders “Black Swan,” “The Fighter,” “True Grit,” “Inception,” “The Kids Are All Right” and “Toy Story 3,” The dramas “127 Hours” and “Winter’s Bone” rounded out the field. The award show takes place February 27th.

Best Picture
“Black Swan,” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
“The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
“Inception,” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
“The Kids Are All Right,” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
“The King’s Speech,” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
“127 Hours,” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
“The Social Network,” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceàn Chaffin, Producers
“Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
“True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
“Winter’s Bone” Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech”
James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
John Hawkes in “Winter’s Bone”
Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
Geoffrey Rush in “The King’s Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter in “The King’s Speech”
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film
“How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
“The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
“Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction
“Alice in Wonderland”
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
“Inception”
“The King’s Speech”
“True Grit”

Cinematography
“Black Swan,” Matthew Libatique
“Inception,” Wally Pfister
“The King’s Speech,” Danny Cohen
“The Social Network,” Jeff Cronenweth
“True Grit,” Roger Deakins

Costume Design
“Alice in Wonderland,” Colleen Atwood
“I Am Love,” Antonella Cannarozzi
“The King’s Speech,” Jenny Beavan
“The Tempest,” Sandy Powell
“True Grit” Mary Zophres

Directing
“Black Swan,” Darren Aronofsky
“The Fighter,” David O. Russell
“The King’s Speech,” Tom Hooper
“The Social Network,” David Fincher
“True Grit,” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Documentary (Feature)
“Exit through the Gift Shop,” Banksy and Jaimie D’Cruz
“Gasland,” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
“Inside Job,” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
“Restrepo,” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
“Waste Land,” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Documentary (Short Subject)
“Killing in the Name”
“Poster Girl”
“Strangers No More”
“Sun Come Up”
“The Warriors of Qiugang”

Film Editing
“Black Swan”
“The Fighter”
“The King’s Speech”
“127 Hours”
“The Social Network”

Foreign Language Film
“Biutiful,” Mexico
“Dogtooth,” Greece
“In a Better World,” Denmark
“Incendies,” Canada
“Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi),” Algeria

Makeup
“Barney’s Version,” Adrien Morot
“The Way Back,” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
“The Wolfman,” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score)
“How to Train Your Dragon,” John Powell
“Inception,” Hans Zimmer
“The King’s Speech,” Alexandre Desplat
“127 Hours,” A.R. Rahman
“The Social Network,” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)
“Coming Home” from “Country Strong,” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
“I See the Light” from “Tangled,” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
“If I Rise” from “127 Hours,” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
“We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3,” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Short Film (Animated)
“Day & Night,” Teddy Newton
“The Gruffalo,” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
“Let’s Pollute,” Geefwee Boedoe
“The Lost Thing,” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
“Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action)
“The Confession,” Tanel Toom
“The Crush,” Michael Creagh
“God of Love,” Luke Matheny
“Na Wewe,” Ivan Goldschmidt
“Wish 143,” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Sound Editing
“Inception,” Richard King
“Toy Story 3,” Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
“Tron: Legacy,” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
“True Grit,” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
“Unstoppable,” Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Mixing
“Inception,” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
“The King’s Speech,” Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
“Salt,” Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
“The Social Network,” Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
“True Grit,” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects
“Alice in Wonderland,” Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1,” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
“Hereafter,” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojanski and Joe Farrell
“Inception,” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
“Iron Man 2,” Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“127 Hours,” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
“The Social Network,” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
“Toy Story 3,” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
“True Grit,” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
“Winter’s Bone,” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Writing (Original Screenplay)
“Another Year,” Written by Mike Leigh
“The Fighter,” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson; Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
“Inception,” Written by Christopher Nolan
“The Kids Are All Right,” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
“The King’s Speech,” Screenplay by David Seidler

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Official Trailer For ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ Unveiled!

Walt Disney Pictures has released the teaser trailer for their highly anticipated flick, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which stars Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Derek Mears and Geoffrey Rush.

Check out the trailer below and mark your calendar for May 20, 2011 when the film is set to explode into theaters.

Synopsis: Johnny Depp returns to his iconic role of Captain Jack Sparrow in an action-packed tale of truth, betrayal, youth and demise. When Jack crosses paths with a woman from his past (Penelope Cruz), he’s not sure if it’s love—or if she’s a ruthless con artist who’s using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne’s Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (Ian McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn’t know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

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The 16th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: Nominees Announced!

The 16th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards: Nominees Announced!

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be announced at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony on Friday, January 14, 2011 at 9:00 PM ET/PT.

This year’s event will again take place at the Hollywood Palladium. This is the fourth year in a row that VH1 will broadcast the gala live on the network and the first year the show will also be broadcast internationally.

“Black Swan” received an unprecedented 12 nominations for the 16th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, garnering nods for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound and Best Score. “True Grit” and “The King’s Speech” followed close behind with 11 nominations each, while “Inception” received 10 nominations and “The Social Network” garnered 9.

“Toy Story 3” was honored in the Best Picture and Best Animated Feature categories while two Best Picture nominees, “Inception” and “The Town,” were also recognized in the Best Action Movie category. “127 Hours,” “The Fighter” and “Winter’s Bone” also scored multiple nominations, including Best Picture.

Nicole Kidman received her record seventh acting nomination for Best Actress in “Rabbit Hole.” She won the first Critics’ Choice Award as Best Actress 15 years ago for “To Die For.” Later Kidman was nominated for Best Actress in “Cold Mountain,” “The Hours” and “Moulin Rouge,” in addition to being part of the nominated Acting Ensembles in “Nine” and “The Hours.”

Amy Adams will be seeking her second Critics’ Choice Award as a Best Supporting Actress nominee in “The Fighter.” Adams previously won the category for “Junebug” and has received three other nods from the BFCA, including one for Best Actress in “Enchanted.”

Twenty-year-old Jennifer Lawrence earned nods in both the Best Actress and Best Young Actor/Actress categories, among the four nominations for “Winter’s Bone,” while fourteen-year-old Hailee Steinfeld earned nods as both Best Supporting Actress and Best Young Actor/Actress for “True Grit,” contributing to its 11 nominations. Thirteen-year-old Chloe Grace Moretz was nominated in the Best Young Actor/Actress category twice for “Let Me In” and “Kick-Ass.”

Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen continue to be Critics’ Choice favorites, nominated jointly for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for “True Grit.” Previously they had shared Best Director honors for “No Country For Old Men,” and were nominated as writers of “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” “A Serious Man” and “No Country For Old Men.” “No Country For Old Men” and “Fargo” also won Critics’ Choice Awards as Best Picture.

The 250 members of the BFCA, the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing television, radio and online critics, selected nominees in each of 25 categories. The awards are bestowed annually to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Eligible films were released in 2010. The accounting firm of Gregory A. Mogab tallied the written ballots.

Historically, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. All four major acting category winners at the Academy Awards in 2010 were first Critics’ Choice Movie Awards winners in the same categories and were present at the January 15, 2010 ceremony to graciously give their first acceptance speeches of the awards season. The BFCA also recognized “The Hurt Locker” for Best Picture and Kathryn Bigelow as Best Director, making her the first female to win the award. “The Hurt Locker” and Bigelow also went on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director, but were both overlooked at the Golden Globes.

Today, VH1 also announces the launch of its Critics’ Choice Movie Awards site at CriticsChoice.VH1.com. The site offers movie fans detailed information about the show and this year’s nominees, VH1.com’s Award Season Twitter Tracker, where users can see the awards show buzz that’s happening on Twitter in real time, and Quick Critic, an opportunity to share short film reviews for a prize that includes a trip for two to next year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Additionally, interviews with many of the acting nominees can be found on the BFCA’s site CriticsChoice.com.

NOMINATIONS FOR THE 16th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS:


BEST PICTURE

127 Hours
Black Swan
The Fighter
Inception
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
The Town
Toy Story 3
True Grit
Winter’s Bone

BEST ACTOR
Jeff Bridges – “True Grit”
Robert Duvall – “Get Low”
Jesse Eisenberg – “The Social Network”
Colin Firth – “The King’s Speech”
James Franco – “127 Hours”
Ryan Gosling – “Blue Valentine”

BEST ACTRESS
Annette Bening – “The Kids Are All Right”
Nicole Kidman – “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence – “Winter’s Bone”
Natalie Portman – “Black Swan”
Noomi Rapace – “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”
Michelle Williams – “Blue Valentine”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale – “The Fighter”
Andrew Garfield – “The Social Network”
Jeremy Renner – “The Town”
Sam Rockwell – “Conviction”
Mark Ruffalo – “The Kids Are All Right”
Geoffrey Rush – “The King’s Speech”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter – “The King’s Speech”
Mila Kunis – “Black Swan”
Melissa Leo – “The Fighter”
Hailee Steinfeld – “True Grit”
Jacki Weaver – “Animal Kingdom”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Elle Fanning – “Somewhere”
Jennifer Lawrence – “Winter’s Bone”
Chloe Grace Moretz – “Let Me In”
Chloe Grace Moretz – “Kick-Ass”
Kodi Smit-McPhee – “Let Me In”
Hailee Steinfeld – “True Grit”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
The Fighter
The Kids Are All Right
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
The Town

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky – “Black Swan”
Danny Boyle – “127 Hours”
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen – “True Grit”
David Fincher – “The Social Network”
Tom Hooper – “The King’s Speech”
Christopher Nolan – “Inception”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Another Year” – Mike Leigh
“Black Swan” – Mark Heyman and Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin
“The Fighter” – Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson (Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson)
“Inception” – Christopher Nolan
“The Kids Are All Right” – Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg
“The King’s Speech” – David Seidler

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“127 Hours” – Simon Beaufoy and Danny Boyle
“The Social Network” – Aaron Sorkin
“The Town” – Ben Affleck, Peter Craig and Sheldon Turner
“Toy Story 3” – Michael Arndt (Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich)
“True Grit” – Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
“Winter’s Bone” – Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
“127 Hours” – Anthony Dod Mantle
“Black Swan” – Matthew Libatique
“Inception” – Wally Pfister
“The King’s Speech” – Danny Cohen
“True Grit” – Roger Deakins

BEST ART DIRECTION
“Alice in Wonderland” – Stefan Dechant
“Black Swan” – Therese DePrez and Tora Peterson
“Inception” – Guy Hendrix Dyas
“The King’s Speech” – Netty Chapman
“True Grit” – Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh

BEST EDITING
“127 Hours” – Jon Harris
“Black Swan” – Andrew Weisblum
“Inception” – Lee Smith
“The Social Network” – Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
“Alice in Wonderland” – Colleen Atwood
“Black Swan” – Amy Westcott
“The King’s Speech” – Jenny Beavan
“True Grit” – Mary Zophres

BEST MAKEUP
Alice in Wonderland
Black Swan
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
True Grit

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
Inception
Tron: Legacy

BEST SOUND
127 Hours
Black Swan
Inception
The Social Network
Toy Story 3

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Despicable Me
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
Tangled
Toy Story 3

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Inception
Kick-Ass
Red
The Town
Unstoppable

BEST COMEDY
Cyrus
Date Night
Easy A
Get Him to the Greek
I Love You Phillip Morris
The Other Guys

BEST PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
The Pacific
Temple Grandin
You Don’t Know Jack

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Biutiful
I Am Love
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Restrepo
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
The Tillman Story
Waiting for Superman

BEST SONG
“I See the Light” – performed by Mandy Moore & Zachary Levi/written by Alan Menken & Glenn Slater – Tangled
“If I Rise” – performed by Dido and A.R. Rahman/music by A.R. Rahman/lyrics by Dido Armstrong and Rollo Armstrong – 127 Hours
“Shine” – performed and written by John Legend – Waiting for Superman
“We Belong Together” – performed and written by Randy Newman – Toy Story 3
“You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me Yet” – performed by Cher/written by Diane Warren – Burlesque

BEST SCORE
“Black Swan” – Clint Mansell
“Inception” – Hans Zimmer
“The King’s Speech” – Alexandre Desplat
“The Social Network” – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
“True Grit” – Carter Burwell
NOMINEES BY PICTURE FOR
THE 16th ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS

127 HOURS – 8 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actor/James Franco
Best Director/Danny Boyle
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Song/”If I Rise”

ALICE IN WONDERLAND – 4 Nominations
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup
Best Visual Effects

ANIMAL KINGDON – 1 Nomination
Best Supporting Actress/Jacki Weaver

ANOTHER YEAR – 1 Nomination
Best Original Screenplay

BIUTIFUL – 1 Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film

BLACK SWAN – 12 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actress/Natalie Portman
Best Supporting Actress/Mila Kunis
Best Director/Darren Aronofsky
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Editing
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup
Best Sound
Best Score

BLUE VALENTINE – 2 Nominations
Best Actor/Ryan Gosling
Best Actress/Michelle Williams

BURLESQUE – 1 Nomination
Best Song/”You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me Yet”

CONVICTION – 1 Nomination
Best Supporting Actor/Sam Rockwell

CYRUS – 1 Nomination
Best Comedy

DATE NIGHT – 1 Nomination
Best Comedy

DESPICABLE ME – 1 Nomination
Best Animated Feature

EASY A – 1 Nomination
Best Comedy

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP – 1 Nomination
Best Documentary Feature

GET HIM TO THE GREEK – 1 Nomination
Best Comedy

GET LOW – 1 Nomination
Best Actor/Robert Duvall

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 – 2 Nominations
Best Makeup
Best Visual Effects

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON – 1 Nomination
Best Animated Feature

I AM LOVE – 1 Nomination
Best Foreign Language Film

I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS – 1 Nomination
Best Comedy

INCEPTION – 10 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Director/Christopher Nolan
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Editing
Best Visual Effects
Best Sound
Best Action Movie
Best Score

INSIDE JOB – 1 Nomination
Best Documentary Feature

JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK – 1 Nomination
Best Documentary Feature

KICK-ASS – 2 Nominations
Best Young Actress/Chloe Grace Moretz
Best Action Movie

LET ME IN – 2 Nominations
Best Young Actress/Chloe Grace Moretz
Best Young Actor/Kodi Smit-McPhee

RABBIT HOLE – 1 Nomination
Best Actress/Nicole Kidman

RED – 1 Nomination
Best Action Movie

RESTREPO – 1 Nomination
Best Documentary Feature

SOMEWHERE – 1 Nomination
Best Young Actor/Actress/Elle Fanning

TANGLED – 2 Nominations
Best Animated Feature
Best Song/”I See the Light”

TEMPLE GRANDIN – 1 Nomination
Best Picture Made for Television

THE FIGHTER – 6 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor/Christian Bale
Best Supporting Actress/Amy Adams
Best Supporting Actress/Melissa Leo
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Original Screenplay

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO – 2 Nominations
Best Actress/Noomi Rapace
Best Foreign Language Film

THE ILLUSIONIST – 1 Nomination
Best Animated Feature

THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT – 4 Nominations
Best Actress/Annette Bening
Best Supporting Actor/Mark Ruffalo
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Original Screenplay

THE KING’S SPEECH – 11 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actor/Colin Firth
Best Supporting Actor/Geoffrey Rush
Best Supporting Actress/Helena Bonham Carter
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director/Tom Hooper
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Score

THE OTHER GUYS – 1 Nomination
Best Comedy

THE PACIFIC – 1 Nomination
Best Picture Made for Television

THE SOCIAL NETWORK – 9 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actor/Jesse Eisenberg
Best Supporting Actor/Andrew Garfield
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Director/David Fincher
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Score

THE TILLMAN STORY – 1 Nomination
Best Documentary Feature

THE TOWN – 5 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor/Jeremy Renner
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Action Movie

TOY STORY 3 – 5 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Sound
Best Animated Feature
Best Song/”We Belong Together”

TRON: LEGACY – 1 Nomination
Best Visual Effects

TRUE GRIT – 11 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actor/Jeff Bridges
Best Supporting Actress/Hailee Steinfeld
Best Young Actress/Hailee Steinfeld
Best Director/ Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design
Best Makeup
Best Score

UNSTOPPABLE – 1 Nomination
Best Action Movie

WAITING FOR SUPERMAN – 2 Nominations
Best Documentary Feature
Best Song/”Shine”

WINTER’S BONE – 4 Nominations
Best Picture
Best Actress/Jennifer Lawrence
Best Young Actress/Jennifer Lawrence
Best Adapted Screenplay

YOU DON’T KNOW JACK – 1 Nomination
Best Picture Made for Television

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Danny Huston Discusses His Villainous Role In ‘The Warrior’s Way’

Danny Huston Discusses His Villainous Role In ‘The Warrior’s Way’

Danny Huston may be the son of legendary director John Huston and half-brother of Anjelica Huston, but he spent the past decade blazing his own trails in Hollywood. His career started behind the camera, following in his father’s footsteps, but soon evolved into playing a plethora of roles. Quickly becoming a recognizable face on the silver screen, Danny Huston is about to make one of his biggest impressions yet on moviegoers. Sngmoo Lee’s “The Warrior’s Way,” is a tale where Eastern and Western cultures and traditions collide and Huston is at ground zero.

The film centers around Yang (Jang Dong Gun), the world’s greatest swordsman, abandoning his warrior clan to start a new life in the American Badlands. “The Warrior’s Way” is a visually dazzling modern martial arts adventure with stunningly choreographed fight sequences and gravity-defying stunts. In an original, gorgeously realized journey into a mythical past, writer and director Sngmoo Lee seamlessly marries the cinematic traditions of East and West. Korean superstar Jang Dong Gun, Kate Bosworth, Danny Huston and Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush star in this epic story of revenge and redemption. Icon Vs. Icon’s Jason Price recently sat down with Danny Huston to discuss his journey in the entertainment industry, his influences and how they played a role in “The Warrior’s Way,” bringing a character from the script to the screen and much more!

Danny Huston

Tackling a career in the entertainment industry is often not for the faint of heart. From what I have read, you didn’t initially set out to end up where you are today. What can you tell us about that journey?

Well, I had no intention of becoming an actor at all. I was just, as a director, waiting for my projects to get made. I was waiting for this sort of eternal green light for a studio or some financing entity to give me permission to make my films. Things were taking forever! Fellow directors, out of the kindest of their hearts, would offer me small roles here and there and the roles gradually got bigger. The next thing I knew, I was an actor! [laughs]

I am curious to know who has been most influential to you as an actor?

I suppose my father. I really approach acting from a filmmaking point of view. I just feel that I am servicing the story and trying to tell it as best I can. My father was not only a great storyteller and filmmaker, as you know, but he was a great actor. People say to me that I seem to like playing villains a great deal. My father played what is probably one of the greatest villains in film history in ‘Chinatown.’ He has been very influential on me.

What was it about the script or the character in particular that drew you to your role in ‘The Warrior’s Way’?

It had this wonderful Sergio Leone quality about it. I almost imagine my character being scored by Ennio Morricone. Just to name a few other Italian movie influences, the townsfolk and the carnies reminded me of a sort of Felleni movie. It just had this wonderful little kaleidoscope of different influences and genres along with a delicious villain for me to play. The character has certain complexities but is also bound in a sort of romantic, slightly perverse, obsessed way to this girl who scarred him for life, who is played by Kate Bosworth.

What is your process for bringing a character like The Colonel from the script to the screen?

In this particular case, he was very formed by the costumes, the mask that he wears, which is very tight against my face and forced me to speak in a particular way, the way that he is rather vain, he is compulsive, he doesn’t like dirt and he is caught in this dust bowl of a place. These qualities were key for me to transform the character into the delicious villain it became.

Your family has quite a history with the American Western. How did that play into your performance? Was it something that was in the back of your mind going into the project?

Yes, very much. I was influenced by the westerns that I used to see when I was a kid, not necessarily that my family have been involved in or the western that I shot prior to this called ‘The Proposition’ that Nick Cave wrote that featured Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson and was directed by John Hillcoat, which was a very violent western set in Australia. ‘The Warrior’s Way’ is more of a fable, more ‘Sergio Leone,’ I suppose. Those types of films were something that I really loved as a kid. The villains in those films like Eli Wallach and so on, were something that influenced me a lot as a boy. The film, in a way, is shot not unlike a memory, it has this nostalgic feeling to it. Those are the types of qualities that I tried to bring into the piece but also connected with as I was making it.

Danny Huston and Sngmoo Lee

There is quite a buzz about the film and its director/writer Sngmoo Lee. What was it like working with him and what do you think he brought to the table?

Well, he brought the script to the table and his vision. It was very specific, concise and clear, especially with all of the green screen that was going on as we inhabited this world that wasn’t in front of us, so we have to imagine it. He was extremely helpful there. He knew what he wanted. Of course, we were free to interpret what direction he was giving us but he was very clear in broad strokes in regard to what he asked of us. Working with green screen at times can be very confusing because you don’t really know what you are looking at, so he was very, very helpful.

There is a ton of action in the film. What can you tell us about your experiences with the stunt team on the film? I imagine you can learn quite a lot from those seasoned veterans.

Yes! Working with the stunt guys was really fantastic! We really had to choreograph a rather complicated sword fight. One of the big highlights of the project for me was working with Kate Bosworth, shooting the sword fighting scene. It was a lot of fun to do and very physically demanding! We were both bruised by it afterwards — but proud of our bruises! [laughs] It made you feel like you did an honest day’s work! It was a good feeling! [laughs] We broke the shooting schedule up, it happened right around Christmas, so we shot for about three days and wrapped for Christmas and then we started back up after the holiday. That gave us enough time to catch our breath and go back and refine what we had done. We are very proud of it because over 90% of what is there is us, the actors. Hopefully, that makes it kind of gritty and real as there is no trickery.

As you mentioned, you are also surrounded by some great talent in this film. How would you describe your experience performing with Kate Bosworth, Geoffory Rush and specifically Jang Dong-gun who may be a new talented face to American audiences?

Jang Dong-gun is a quiet, respectful, powerful young actor. He certainly knows how to use stillness which is something that my character, The Colonel, could use! [laughs] Working with Kate, well, I knew Kate before doing the project so it was great to be able to spar, literally, with someone and know that we could really trust each other and not hurt each other too badly! Geoffory Rush, I am a big, big fan of his, how could one not be? I wish that I had more scenes with him but the scenes that I did have with him I took great delight in working with him.

Looking back on the experience, what was the biggest challenge in making this film?

The biggest challenge, honestly, was the weight of the wardrobe. The mask, the large leather coat, the guns, the sword, the hat, the wig were all very constraining at first. It was hard to even move with all of that stuff on me and around me. Finally, it became something that really helped to define the character and I was able to use it as a way to express The Colonel’s movements. He can’t see out of mask, out of one eye, so the other eye becomes very active. The speech, as I mentioned, is very difficult because the mask fits so tightly to my face. All of these things were really restricting at first, if not daunting, but ultimately helped me to define the character.

Obviously you are on quite a role as an actor. Kudos to you! Is there a chance that we might see you behind the camera as a director again in the future?

I have been developing a project over the past 10 to 15 years called ‘Day of The Dead’, a book that I have been optioning. In a way, it has become a bad habit and a costly one to option the book time and time again! [laughs] It is hard for me to convince the author that I am actually going to make it! I am hoping to get into production on that next year. I have a lot of momentum on that now, so there is no reason that it shouldn’t happen at this point. I hope it does!

Looking back on your career how do you think you have evolved in your craft since starting out?

One role feeds the next, somewhat. The films that you make don’t necessarily come out in the order in which you made them in but they are influences that you take from one film to the other. More than anything, I used to love hanging out on my father’s film sets. I loved spending time with directors and seeing how they form and make a film. Hopefully, I will be able to apply those experiences when I get back in the saddle and make my own.

You have played so many different roles throughout your career. Is there a particular type of film or genre that you are anxious to tackle in the future?

I feel that I approach stories and films from more of a storytelling point of view, so the whole script is what matters to me. Even if my part is very small, I still want to be a part of something that I can respect and that excites me while working with people that I respect and that excite me.

What is the best advice that you have for anyone who would like to make their career in the film industry?

I suppose that with technology the way that it is today, my advice would be to go out and make a film. Stay true to yourself and don’t allow anyone to stop you from doing that. One can literally go out and make a film with their iPhone at this point!

Very true!

Yeah, with a good bit of editing software, you can do it. All you have to do is have a vision.

What other projects are on the horizon for you in the immediate future?

‘The Conspirator’ is coming out from Robert Redford. It is the story of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. I play Joseph Holt who was responsible for prosecuting the first woman to be hung. It is a beautiful and elegant film directed by Robert Redford that I am very proud to be a part of. That is the next film that will be coming out.

Anything that you would like to say to the fans before I let you go?

Well, I hope that they go out and enjoy ‘The Warrior’s Way’. It is a real spectacle — a ballet for boys! [laughs] It certainly struck me as being an extremely elegant piece of filmmaking and a delicious fable.

Thank you so much for your time, Danny. We are big fans of your work and we hope to talk to you again very soon! It’s been a pleasure!

Thank you very much!

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The Warrior’s Way will be released to theaters on December 3rd, 2010.

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