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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 Winners List: American Hustle Takes Home Top Honor



The 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards were held in Los Angeles on Saturday night (Jan 18) and broadcast live on TBS. 


The awards ceremony was held during a dinner for the nominees and invited guests. 

The SAG Awards winners
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
American Hustle
Male Actor in a Leading Role
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Outstanding Action Performance by Stunt Ensemble Motion Picture
Lone Survivor
Ensemble in a Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Modern Family
Male Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Female Actor in a Drama Series
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Outstanding Action Performance by Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Game of Thrones
Lifetime Achievement
Rita Moreno

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The 2014 Golden Globe Awards Winner’s List

Did your favorites win? Here’s the ist of winners for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:

— Picture, Drama: “12 Years a Slave.”

— Picture, Musical or Comedy: “American Hustle.”

— Actor, Drama: Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

— Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine.”

— Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, “American Hustle.”

— Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.”

— Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle.”

— Foreign Language: “The Great Beauty.”

— Animated Film: “Frozen.”

— Screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her.”

— Original Score: Alex Ebert, “All Is Lost.”

— Original Song: “Ordinary Love” (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”

TELEVISION

— Series, Drama: “Breaking Bad.”

— Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad.”

— Actress, Drama: Robin Wright, “House of Cards.”

— Series, Musical or Comedy: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation.”

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.”

— Miniseries or Movie: “Behind the Candelabra.”

— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake.”

— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra.”

— Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge.”

— Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan.”

The 17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards Gala Officially Kicked-Off the Awards Season Honoring the Year’s Best Talent With Series of Star-Studded Surprise Presenters

The race is on.  The Hollywood Film Awards gala ceremony lit up the night with a star-studded turnout at its 17 anniversary show on Monday night at the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills.  The A-list event attracted Hollywood’s elite to honor excellence in the art of filmmaking, as well as creative talent within the global creative community. The evening was hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell.  A full list of the 2013 Hollywood Film Awards honorees is listed below.
Honorees recognized for their achievements at this year’s Hollywood Film Awards gala included:  Harrison FordJulia RobertsSandra BullockMatthew McConaugheyJared Leto, Coldplay, Lupita Nyong‘o, Julie DelpyEthan Hawke,Richard LinklaterJake GyllenhaalDan ScanlonMichael De LucaJohn Knoll,Steve McQueenJerry WeintraubLee DanielsMichael B. JordanSophie Nelisse,David OyelowoMichael WilkinsonJudy BeckerJuliette LewisChris Cooper,Margo MartindaleDermot MulroneyJulianne Nicholson, and Misty Upham.
Celebrity presenters for the evening included:  Jack BlackOctavia Spencer,Geoffrey RushRobert Downey Jr.Sean PennKanye WestAmy AdamsJeremy Renner, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Jane FondaForest WhitakerBrian HelgelandJennifer GarnerSean HayesRobert KazinskyViola DavisAngela Bassett and Olivia Munn among others.
Multiplatinum, multiple award-winning recording act Coldplay was honored with the Hollywood Song Award for the hit song “Atlas” from Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack.  The band’s Chris Martin gave a soaring solo performance of “Atlas,” in addition to accepting the award on behalf of Coldplay. The award was presented by 10-time Grammy winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds.
17th Annual Hollywood Film Awards is sponsored by the Dodge Brand, Samsung, Los Angeles Times, Hollywood Reporter and Variety.  Champagne courtesy of Moet & Chandon.
2013 HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARD HONOREES:
“Hollywood Career Achievement Award”Harrison Ford
“Hollywood Legend Award”Jerry Weintraub
“Hollywood Actor Award”Matthew McConaughey
“Hollywood Actress Award”Sandra Bullock
“Hollywood Supporting Actor Award”Jake Gyllenhaal
“Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” Julia Roberts
“Hollywood Breakout Performance Award”Jared Leto
“New Hollywood Award”Lupita Nyong‘o
“Hollywood Spotlight Award Presented By Dodge”Michael B. JordanSophie NelisseDavid Oyelowo
“Hollywood Breakout Director Award”Steve McQueen
Hollywood Director Award”Lee Daniels
“Hollywood Producers Award”Michael DeLuca
“Hollywood Screenwriter Award”Julie DelpyEthan Hawke and Richard Linklater
“Hollywood Visual Effects Award”John Knoll, “Pacific Rim
“Hollywood Animation Award” Dan Scanlon, “Monsters University”
“Hollywood Ensemble Acting Award”Cast of “August: Osage County” including Meryl Streep, Julia RobertsEwan McGregorAbigail BreslinChris CooperBenedict CumberbatchJuliette Lewis,Margo MartindaleDermot MulroneyJulianne NicholsonSam Shepard, andMisty Upham.
“Hollywood Song Award” Coldplay – “Atlas” from the film “Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”
“Hollywood Costume and Production Design Award”Michael WilkinsonJudy Becker
“Hollywood Movie Award” Star Trek Into Darkness


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Weekend Movie Pick: Jack Black In BERNIE!

By Anne M. Raso

Jack Black is in his finest hour since Shallow Hal and School Of Rock in Bernie, a film we here at themacwire.com consider the very best of 2012 (well, so far). You can call it a “gigolo comedy” but it’s really unclear if the lead character–real life convicted murderer Bernie Tiede who is played by Black–is a nice guy or gigolo. His whole hometown seemed to love him, even after he murdered gal-pal Marjorie Nugent and put her body in a freezer in his garage. The speculation over whether Bernie’s a good or bad guy is really what the film is about but what really makes it special is the fact that director Richard Linklater decided to use real townspeople of Carthage, Texas–where the crime occurred–to tell a lot of the story onscreen. It’s like a documentary within a big budget film and this “method” works wonders and gives the audience lots of laughs!

In the film, Shirley MacLaine plays Mrs. Nugent (Bernie’s love interest whose deceased husband Bernie overseas as assistant funeral director and then lives with), and Matthew McConaughey plays the town’s blustery real-life District Attorney, Danny Buck Davidson, who was determined to get to the bottom of the crime. 

We were lucky enough to catch up with the affable JB at the New York press day for Bernie and he clearly enjoyed playing the character. He met with Tiede in jail a couple of times to research the role and they have corresponded via phone calls a couple of times since then. Linklater tried to set up a Bernie screening in the Texas penitentiary Tiede is incarcerated in, but it got denied by the prison board. Too bad! It would have been a cool place for both a screening AND a premiere!

Black remarked to us about visiting Tiede in jail and that he turned out to be just as he imagined him to be: “I was thankful that it reinforced what we had thought–you know, that he was this sweet, soft-spoken guy who was the most popular guy in prison just as he was the most popular guy in the small town of Carthage. That’s just who he is. He has a thing, I think, that he likes to be liked, you know–and maybe too much. I have the same thing. I like to be liked. If I get the feeling that someone is mad at me or doesn’t like me for some reason, I’ll try to win them over.”

Black told us he was an honor to work with co-star MacLaine: “She’s had an incredible career, so it was intimidating at first but then she was very complimentary to me and made me feel like I was worthy to be in her presence and relaxed me by laughing at my stupid jokes. And we had fun.”

Check Bernie out ASAP–it will be one of the most memorable movies of your life. It hits home on a lot of different levels–including the fact that very good and caring people can be VERY bad sometimes!

(Movie still courtesy Millennium Entertainment; headshot of Jack Black after our roundtable interview at the Four Seasons in NYC by Anne Raso.)

Shirley MacLaine to Receive 40th AFI Life Achievement Award

Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute’s Board of Trustees, announced today the Board’s decision to honor Shirley MacLaine with the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film.

The award will be presented to MacLaine at a gala tribute on Thursday, June 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA. TV Land will broadcast the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award tribute on TV Land later in June 2012. The event will celebrate MacLaine’s extraordinary life and all her endeavors – movies, television, Broadway, author and beyond.

“Shirley MacLaine is a powerhouse of personality that has illuminated screens large and small across six decades,” said Stringer. “From ingénue to screen legend, Shirley has entertained a global audience through song, dance, laughter and tears, and her career as writer, director and producer is even further evidence of her passion for the art form and her seemingly boundless talents. There is only one Shirley MacLaine, and it is AFI’s honor to present her with its 40th Life Achievement Award.”

Last year’s AFI Tribute brought together icons of the film community to honor Morgan Freeman. Sidney Poitier opened the tribute, and Clint Eastwood presented the award at evening’s end. Also participating were Casey Affleck, Dan Aykroyd, Matthew Broderick, Don Cheadle, Bill Cosby, David Fincher, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Ashley Judd, Matthew McConaughey, Helen Mirren, Rita Moreno, Tim Robbins, Chris Rock, Hilary Swank, Forest Whitaker, Betty White, Renée Zellweger and surprise musical guest Garth Brooks.

Top Five Embarrassing Surgeries Celebs Don’t Want You to Know About

We like to think of the rich and famous as flawless – at least, they would like us to think they are… They are, right? Actually, they are anything, but. Ironically, these people who make their living off of being beautiful (Um, can someone say the Kardashians?) typically end up doing everything they can to hide their incredibly human flaws.
Most think of celebrities as abusing plastic surgery but many do not realize the variety of other embarrassing types of surgeries these very real celebrities undergo and would be horrified if their public found out about them.  So what starts out our list of the top five incredibly embarrassing surgeries our beloved, but not-so-perfect celebrities would hate for us to know about?
#5 – Hair Transplant Surgery – OK, OK, this is borderline cosmetic. With all the fake bosoms floating around Hollywood, it’s about time someone gave the men a hard time. And not just any men – beautiful men have had a little work done, too.
For instance, heart throbs: Matthew McConaughey, Jeremy Piven and the incredibly dreamy Jude Law. Sure, nothing’s been proven. We’ve seen the photos, though, and we ask you to be the judge.
#4 – Excessive Sweating Surgeries – Gross. Of course, one would think that these perfect, photo-shopped celebrities don’t even have the ability to sweat; however, all evidence to the contrary. Indeed they do sweat and sometimes it’s a little more than we can handle.
Did you know that there’s a surgery for excessive sweating? It’s called a hyperhidrosis surgical treatment and it’s probably been used and abused by nearly every celeb to walk the red carpet. Botox injections are inserted into the armpits to obstruct the sweat from coming out.
Beautiful women such as the sixth richest woman in entertainment –  Matthew McConaughey, Jeremy Piven  – who has based her career on her beautiful pop voice and seriously hot body could do with some of those, along with her beautiful entertainment peer – the lovely but sweaty miss Scarlette Johanson. They could both do with one of those, don’t you think?
#3 –Colonic – With the incredible health craze that is going on these days, it’s important to take care of the bowels – at least that’s what many of the most well-known celebs have to say. Trendy and un-intrusive colon cleanses have been promoted shamelessly by some of the most glamorous Hollywood queens such as Paris Hilton, Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow and even Oprah.
While they are not so shy to tell about their trendy colon drinks, they are much more tight-lipped about any colonic procedures they may or may not have had. Certainly celebs get these embarrassing colon surgeries; however, unlike the colon cleanse drinks, they are kept on the down-low.
#4 –Urinary Incontinence Surgery – Did you think you were the only one who still pees their pants long after potty training? You’re in good company, my friend. The incredibly famous Kris Jenner along with about one in three women is right there with you in the fight against urinary incontinence. 
There are several causes for urinary incontinence ranging from pregnancy, having had multiple pregnancies, high birth weight in newborns, genetics, smoking, etc.  Any celeb whose undergone surgery to help keep their pants dry certainly isn’t shouting it from the rooftops.  And until Kris Jenner stops wetting herself on her national hit reality show, it’s a safe bet that she hasn’t gotten around to getting it done just yet, either.
#5 – Last but not least, there’s hemorrhoid surgery. It’s estimated that over half of the population will have dealt with hemorrhoids in one form or another by the age of fifty. From there, the numbers sky rocket. So why is this incredibly common problem so embarrassing? It just is. That’s why when word gets out about a celeb that had to get a hemorrhoid surgery it’s kind of a big deal.
How does word get out about such an embarrassing ailment, you ask? In the case of famous American rapper, Lil’ Wayne, it was scattered all throughout his court documents that his jail sentence had to be suspended until his raging case of hemorrhoids could be surgically taken care of. This is one hemorrhoid treatment that will never be forgotten as it tops our top list of most embarrassing surgeries for celebs.
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