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The 83rd Academy Award Nominations!

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-by Mike Finkelstein. 

This morning at 8:30am EST/5:30am PST, the nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards were announced in Hollywood, CA.  And as always, there were the expected nominations, and the ones that got people talking…

The two most talked about films this year–THE KING’S SPEECH and THE SOCIAL NETWORK–didn’t disappoint, with the first bringing in a total of 12 nominations and the second a total of 8 nominations.  TRUE GRIT actually had the second most nominations overall, beating SOCIAL NETWORK with 10. 

While the Best Picture nominations seemed pretty cut and dry this year, there was definitely a bit of a shake-up in the Best Director category. Joel and Ethan Coen, who had been shut out of many of the early awards, got a nod for TRUE GRIT, while Christopher Nolan got no love for INCEPTION (a fact that many of my friends have already taken to Facebook and Twitter about).

Also two little aspects that’ll have people talking: Javier Bardem coming into the Best Actor race for BIUTIFUL, and Andrew Garfield being completely snubbed in the Best Supporting Actor category, despite getting love from almost every other awards show of the year.

And don’t forget the wonder that is TOY STORY 3, which not only got a Best Picture nomination, but also a Best Animated Feature and a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination.  (The Best Animated Feature category was trimmed down to just three this year, so there will be many TANGLED and DESPICABLE ME lovers who will be angry for a while.)

Take a look at the full list of nominees below, and let us know what you think!

The 83rd Academy Awards Nominations

BEST PICTURE
127 HOURS
BLACK SWAN
THE FIGHTER
INCEPTION
THE KING’S SPEECH
THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
TOY STORY 3
TRUE GRIT
WINTER’S BONE

BEST ACTOR
Colin Firth – THE KING’S SPEECH
Jesse Eisenberg – THE SOCIAL NETWORK
James Franco – 127 HOURS
Jeff Bridges – TRUE GRIT
Javier Bardem – BIUTIFUL

BEST ACTRESS
Natalie Portman, BLACK SWAN
Annette Bening, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
Michelle Williams – BLUE VALENTINE
Nicole Kidman – THE RABBIT HOLE
Jennifer Lawrence – WINTER’S BONE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christian Bale – THE FIGHTER
Geoffrey Rush, THE KING’S SPEECH
Jeremy Renner, THE TOWN
John Hawkes – WINTER’S BONE
Mark Ruffalo, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Melissa Leo – THE FIGHTER
Hailee Steinfeld – TRUE GRIT
Helena Bonham Carter – THE KING’S SPEECH
Amy Adams – THE FIGHTER
Jacki Weaver – ANIMAL KINGDOM

BEST ANIMATED FILM
TOY STORY 3
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
THE ILLUSIONIST

BEST DIRECTOR
Darren Aronofsky – BLACK SWAN
David Fincher – THE SOCIAL NETWORK
David O. Russell – THE FIGHTER
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – TRUE GRIT
Tom Hooper – THE KING’S SPEECH

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy – 127 HOURS
Aaron Sorkin – THE SOCIAL NETWORK
Michael Arndt – TOY STORY 3
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen – TRUE GRIT
Debra Granik and Anne Rosselini – WINTER’S BONE

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Mike Leigh – ANOTHER YEAR
Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson – THE FIGHTER
Christopher Nolan, INCEPTION
Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg – THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT
David Seidler, THE KING’S SPEECH

BEST ART DIRECTION
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1
INCEPTION
THE KING’S SPEECH
TRUE GRIT

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BLACK SWAN
INCEPTION
THE KING’S SPEECH
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
TRUE GRIT

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
I AM LOVE
THE KING’S SPEECH
THE TEMPEST
TRUE GRIT

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
GASLAND
INSIDE JOB
RESTREPO
WASTE LAND

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
“Killing in the Name”
“Poster Girl”
“Strangers No More”
“Sun Come Up”
“The Warriors of Quigang”

BEST EDITING
BLACK SWAN
THE FIGHTER
THE KING’S SPEECH
127 HOURS
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BIUTIFUL
DOGTOOTH
IN A BETTER WORLD
INCENDIES
OUTSIDE THE LAW

BEST MAKEUP
THE WAY BACK
THE WOLFMAN

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
INCEPTION
THE KING’S SPEECH
127 HOURS
THE SOCIAL NETWORK

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Coming Home” – COUNTRY STRONG
“I See The Light” – TANGLED
“If I Rise” – 127 HOURS
“We Belong Together” – TOY STORY 3

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
“Day & Night”
“The Gruffalo”
“Let’s Pollute”
“The Lost Thing”>
“Madagascar, A Journey Diary”

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
“The Confession”
“The Crush”
“God of Love”
“Na Wewe”
“Wish 143”

BEST SOUND EDITING
INCEPTION
TOY STORY 3
TRON: LEGACY
TRUE GRIT
UNSTOPPABLE

BEST SOUND MIXING
INCEPTION
THE KING’S SPEECH
SALT
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
TRUE GRIT

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1
HEREAFTER
INCEPTION
IRON MAN 2

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Christina Anstead Is Having a Baby!

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Congratulations, Christina and Ant! We are so excited for you!
The star of HGTV’s Flip or Flop made the announcement in a photo with her husband Ant Anstead in a special post on instagram. The couple married this past December.

@ant_anstead and I are so excited to announce #babyanstead coming this September!! The kids are all so excited to meet their new sibling ♥️ #5
#Gonnaneedabiggercar! 🚌 😂

 

This will be her third child, both have two children from previous marriages.

Congratulations!!!!

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Lee Daniels Speaks Out On The ‘Pain, Anger, Sadness And Frustration’ Surrounding The Jussie Smollett Scandal

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Although never mentioned by name, it’s clear that Empire creator, Lee Daniels, is still processing “the freaking roller coaster” Jussie Smollett has put him through.

Lee Daniels took to Instagram on Wednesday night to speak out about the Jussie Smollett scandal. The caption to the video states that Lee was “in [his] feelings last week,” alluding to the further developments surrounding the case. In the video, after brushing his teeth, Lee takes a moment to address the fact that Jussie is still appearing in new episodes of the hit show because they were filmed prior to “the incident.” In the wake of the allegations, the show has released a statement confirming the fact that Jussie has been written out of the last two episodes of the season. Lee’s pain and frustration stems from something deeper than character arcs as he told his followers “this is not what the show was made for. This show was made to bring America together to talk about the atrocities that are happening right now in the streets.”

On January 29th, Jussie made claims that he was the victim to a racially-motivated attack. After an extensive investigation, Chicago police believe that the alleged attack was fake. Since being charged, Jussie has pleaded not guilty on 16 felony counts for allegedly making false statements to police. Jussie also denies claims that he faked the ordeal due to his dissatisfaction with his salary. No word on whether Jussie will return to Empire next season as of yet.

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Dan And Eugene Levy Announce That Next Season Of ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Will Be It’s Last

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Well ain’t this some real, sad Schitt…

Very few television shows gain popularity over time which is why I am astonished by the news that Schitt’s Creek will be ending after next season! It’s got charm. It’s got wit. It’s got heart. Not to mention outstanding performances by LITERALLY everyone in the cast. Ugh, I’m more upset than a disgruntled pelican.

I guess we should all take comfort in knowing that the show is ending on the terms of  co-creators (and stars) Dan Levy and Eugene Levy. Just moments ago they released an official statement announcing their renewal for a 6th and final season. In the statement they express their gratitude for being given “the time and creative freedom to tell this story in its totality, concluding with the final chapter that [they] had envisioned from the very beginning.”

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Over the course of it’s five seasons, Schitt’s Creek has been praised by fans and critics alike for their hysterical yet positive storylines. Dan Levy, whose character is identifies as pansexual, has been clear since the show’s beginning that the world of Schitt’s Creek is a tolerant one that is free of bias and homophobia. I can’t tell you how many times I laughed and then snot-cried on my couch while watching this show!

There are three more episodes of season 5 of Schitt’s Creek to still be aired with a final fourteen episodes airing sometime in 2020. Seventeen episodes doesn’t seem like nearly enough time for a proper bereavement to deal with this Schitt-y news but I guess we will have to make do.

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