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12 Years a Slave Named Best Picture at the 19th Annual Critics Choice Awards–Gravity Rockets To a Record Seven Wins

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the winners for the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards tonight, live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. The show aired on The CW Network at 8:00PM ET/PT and was hosted by Aisha Tyler. A live pre-show aired in various local markets before the awards ceremony.

“Gravity” garnered seven wins for Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón, Best Cinematography to Emmanuel Lubezki, Best Visual Effects, Best Editing to Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Sanger, Best Actress in An Action Movie for Sandra Bullock, Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie and Best Score to Steven Price. The film set a record for most Critics’ Choice Movie Award wins ever, topping 2010’s “Inception” and 2009’s “Avatar,” which both had six wins.

“American Hustle” took home four awards, for Best Comedy, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Hair and Makeup and Best Actress in a Comedy for Amy Adams. “12 Years a Slave” claimed three for Best Picture, as well as Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o and Best Adapted Screenplay for John Ridley. “The Great Gatsby” won two: Best Art Direction for Catherine Martin (Production Designer) and Beverley Dunn (Set Decorator) and Best Costume Design for Catherine Martin.

“Dallas Buyers Club” received two major awards, one for Best Actor, which went to Matthew McConaughey, the other going to Jared Leto for Best Supporting Actor. The award for Best Actress went to Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”) and Adele Exarchopoulos (“Blue is the Warmest Color”) took home Best Young Actor/Actress.

Leonardo DiCaprio took home an award for his role in “The Wolf of Wall Street” as Best Actor in a Comedy.

“Frozen” was awarded Best Animated Feature and Best Song for “Let It Go.” Two awards also went to “Lone Survivor” for Best Action Movie and Best Actor in an Action Movie for Mark Wahlberg. Additional winners include Best Original Screenplay to Spike Jonze for “Her,” Best Foreign Language Film to “Blue Is the Warmest Color” and Best Documentary Feature to “20 Feet From Stardom.”

As previously announced, Oprah Winfrey presented the Joel Siegel Award to Forest Whitaker for using his celebrity platform to do good works for others. Matthew McConaughey presented the “Before” trilogy principals, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, and Richard Linklater with the LOUIS XIII Genius Award, for their “unprecedented demonstration of excellence in the cinematic arts.”

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 280 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film going public. Eligible films were released in 2013. The accounting firm of CMM, LLP tallied the written ballots.

Since its inception in 1995, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards has been a star-studded bellwether event of the movie awards season. Among the night’s attendees were Barkhad Abdi, Jensen Ackles, Amy Adams, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Cate Blanchett, Abigail Breslin, Daniel Bruhl, Sandra Bullock, Jessica Chastain, Kristin Chenoweth, Steve Coogan, Bradley Cooper, Chris Cooper, Alfonso Cuarón, Julie Delpy, Bruce Dern, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Adele Exarchopoulos, Will Forte, Cuba Gooding Jr., Bill Hader, Tom Hanks, Ethan Hawke, Jonah Hill, Liam James, Spike Jonze, Sir Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson, Jared Leto, Juliette Lewis, Richard Linklater, Nia Long, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kellan Lutz, James Marsden, Melissa McCarthy, Matthew McConaughey, Steve McQueen, Dermot Mulroney, Sophie Nelisse, Lupita Nyong’o, Bob Odenkirk, David O’Russell, Jared Padalecki, Jeremy Renner, Margot Robbie, Julia Roberts, Sam Rockwell, Seth Rogen, Martin Scorsese, Tye Sheridan, Ian Somerhalder, Kevin Spacey, June Squibb, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mark Wahlberg, Isaiah Washington, Marlon Wayans, Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey.

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U2 To Receive The Sonny Bono Visionary Award

Irish rockers U2 are set to receive the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.


The award is typically given to film directors, but this January the other Bono and his bandmates will be feted for their “unparalleled humanitarian work against extreme poverty, disease, and social injustice,” according to festival chairman Harold Matzner.

Previous recipients include Danny Boyle and Quentin Tarantino.

Sandra Bullock, Bruce Dern and Tom Hanks will also be honored at the 25th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival in California.

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Stan Lee at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas for Marvel 4D Experience and Grand Re-Opening

Marvel Comics creator icon Stan Lee struck poses with his creations Thor and Iron Man’s alter ego Tony Stark – bearing a striking resemblance to Robert Downey Jr.
He posed with leading ladies Sandra Bullock and Sofia Vergara who make Madame Tussauds Las Vegas their home.
The brand new Marvel 4D experience is the capstone on Madame Tussauds’ multi-million dollar transformation revealed for the first time on November 20.

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Robert Downey, Jr. Named Hollywood’s Most Valuable Star

Actor Robert Downey, Jr. has been crowned as Hollywood’s Most Valuable Star for the second consecutive year in a new magazine poll.

The Iron Man actor retained his place at number one on the Vulture.com top 100 list, earning him the title of ‘The King’ by website editors, who took into account factors including film box office takings, studio value, and likability with fans and critics alike for the countdown.

He beat out Leonardo DiCaprio, who ranked second, followed by The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence in third.

Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt rounded out the top five, while Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks all ranked in the top 10.

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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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Sandra Bullock to Host Movie Screening for Boston Cops

Sandra Bullock in a scene from The Heat.

Actress Sandra Bullock will host a special screening of her new Boston-set movieThe Heat for the city’s police force in the aftermath of the horrific marathon bombing.

The Hollywood actress plays an FBI agent who is sent to work on a case in Boston alongside a local cop, played by Melissa McCarthy, in the new crime comedy.

Movie bosses have now decided to honor the emergency workers affected by the Boston Marathon bombing last week by hosting a special screening for them in the city.

Bullock tells CNN.com, “It’s been an amazing tight knit community before this happened, and it just bonded a community even more. I don’t think a screening would ever be enough (or) feel like it’s enough to do for them.”

Director Paul Feig adds, “The movie is such a love letter to Boston. A lot of our cast are Boston people, either born or raised. So we really would like to support that city. I love that city.”

A spokeswoman for 20th Century Fox has confirmed a date has yet to be set for the event, but it will be “a special screening in the town where it was shot”.

The Heat features an acting turn by New Kids on the Block singer Joey McIntyre, who crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon just minutes before two bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring more than 175.

The Heat is due for release in June.

Sandra Bullock to Reunite with ‘Blind Side’ Family

Sandra Bullock will be joining the mother she played in The Blind Side at the Super Bowl to cheer on Baltimore Ravens star Michael Oher.

Bullock won an Oscar for her portrayal of Leigh Anne Tuohy in the film about Oher’s troubled early life before he became a football star, and Tuohy has told news show Entertainment Tonight the actress will be in New Orleans with the family when the Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers.

The proud mom says, “She will be donning her 74 jersey on Sunday and cheering for the Ravens.”

The movie star won’t be the only celebrity cheering for the Ravens at the Super Bowl on Sunday – George Clooney’s girlfriend Stacy Keibler, who was once a cheerleader for the Baltimore team, announced earlier this week she’ll be dashing to New Orleans from Los Angeles, where she’s working, for the big game. Clooney won’t be joining her – he’s filming a new movie in Germany.

Jesse James Refers To Sandra Bullock As “Some Hollywood Actress” In New Show


Jesse James does not appear to be concerned about repairing his image following cheating scandals that led to his divorce from Sandra Bullock and failed relationship with Kat Von D. On Monday’s episode of his new reality show American Chopper: The Build-Off, James referred to Bullock as “some Hollywood actress” and seemed to imply that she changed him in to a “big shot.”

“I became a big shot and married some Hollywood actress and didn’t talk to anybody anymore, so I feel bad. . . I feel obligated to reconnect with all these people and show ’em that I’m still the same fabricator motorcycle guy. I’m not what I became,” James said.

James and Bullock called it quits in March 2010 after his affairs with multiple women were revealed. In August 2010, James began dating reality star Kat Von D. The pair was engaged in January 2011. Their on-and-off relationship ended in September. Von D later revealed James had cheated on her with 19 women.

Sandra Bullock Not pregnant and Ryan Reynolds Not Her Boyfriend

Sandra Bullock has denied rumours that she’s pregnant with Ryan Reynolds’ baby.

The 47-year-old Blind Side star adopted Louis at the beginning of 2010, just before her marriage to Jesse James fell apart – and it has been suggested that she’s about to become a mother again as her romance with Ryan blossoms.

But Sandra asked US TV show Entertainment Tonight to set the record straight.

During yesterday’s programme, presenter Samantha Harris said: “She is not pregnant and has no plans to adopt another baby at this time.”

Bullock added that she is ‘not romantically involved’ with her The Proposal co-star Reynolds, 34, and that there is also no truth to rumours that he will be adopting her baby son Louis.

Wonder Woman Set To Return To The Small Screen Again

Amazon warrior Wonder Woman is set to return to the small screen – more than three decades after actress LYNDA CARTER made the role famous.


The New Adventures of Wonder Woman, adapted from the classic DC Comic series, aired in America from 1975 to 1979.

Another TV series was attempted in the 1990s, but the project was scrapped due to casting concerns over Carter’s successor.

Now Boston Legal creator David E. Kelley has signed a deal with Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment bosses to write and produce a revamped version, reports Deadline.com.

Casting details have yet to be announced. However, Hollywood actresses have previously lined-up to take over the role in a long-awaited Wonder Woman movie, including Jennifer Love Hewitt, Megan Fox, Eliza Dushku, Sandra Bullock and Beyonce Knowles.
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