This is where we take a second look at the Top 5 happening stories in Hollywood this week and ask you to discuss them.
- Oscar Predictions for 2012 might see a comedian nominated after their dramatic performance. Who could it be?
An Oscar nomination looks probable for Jonah Hill for Best Supporting Actor for his dramatic performance in Moneyball. The nominations comes from various Award Events (Globes, SAG, Phoenix, St. Louis, Satellites). Other top Oscar Predictions highlighted in IndieWire.com 2011-2012 Award Season article are.
- The Artist -6 wins (NYFFC, NYFCO, Indiana, Las Vegas, San Diego, Boston, DC),10 noms (BFCA, Detroit, Pheonix, Houston, Spirits, St. Louis, Satellites, Globes, EFA, NBR)
- The Tree of Life– 2 wins (SF, Gothams, Toronto, African-Americans), 9 noms (BFCA, Detroit, Phoenix, St. Louis, Houston, San Diego, LA, AFI, NBR)
- The Descendants: 2 wins (LA, Houston), 12 noms (Globes, BFCA, Detroit, St. Louis, Phoenix, AFI, NBR, Satellites, Gothams, Spirits, Indiana, DC)
- Hugo: 1 win (NBR), 9 noms (Globes, BFCA, Detroit, AFI, Phoenix, Boston, DC, Satellites, San Diego)
- Beginners: 1 win (Gothams), 1 nom (Spirits)
- Michael Shannon, Take Shelter: 4 wins (NYFCO, Toronto, San Diego, Houston), 5 noms (Detroit, LA, DC, Spirits, Satellites)
- Michael Fassbender, Shame: 3 wins (LA, BIFA, Houston), 9 noms (Globes, BFCA, Detroit, San Diego, Pheonix, DC, Satellites, Boston, St. Louis)
- Brad Pitt, Moneyball: 2 wins (NYFCC, Boston), 10 noms (Globes, SAG, Phoenix, BFCA, Detroit, St. Louis, San Diego, Houston, DC, Satellites)
- George Clooney, The Descendants: 2 wins (NBR, DC), 10 noms (Globes, SAG, Phoenix, BFCA, Detroit, Houston, San Diego, St. Louis, Satellites, Boston)
- Jean Dujardin, The Artist: 1 win (Las Vegas), 10 noms (Globes, SAG, Phoenix, BFCA, St. Louis, Detroit, Houston, DC, Spirits, EFA)
- Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn: 4 wins (Boston, Toronto, Las Vegas, DC), 10 noms (Globes, BFCA, SAG, Phoenix, Houston, Detroit, Spirits, St. Louis, San Diego, Satellites)
- Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin: 4 wins (SF, NBR, EFA, Houston), 7 noms (Globes, BFCA, SAG, Indiana, DC, BIFA, San Diego)
- Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady: 2 wins (NYFCC, NYFCO), 10 noms (Globes, SAG, Phoenix, BFCA, Houston, Detroit, Boston, DC, St. Louis, Satellites)
- Viola Davis, The Help: 1 win (African-Americans), 10 noms (Globes, SAG, Pheonix, BFCA, Houston, St. Louis, Detroit, DC, Satellites, San Diego)E
- Elizabeth Olsen, Martha Marcy May Marlene: 1 win (Indiana), 8 noms (BFCA, Pheonix, Houston, DC, Spirits, San Diego, St. Louis, Satellites)
- Golden Globe Nominations were announced yesterday. Here’s some of the nominees from Deadline.com. Are you surprised by the nominations? Are Golden Globe nominations meaningless to you after the scandal from last year?
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
- THE DESCENDANTS – Ad Hominem Enterprises; Fox Searchlight Pictures
- THE HELP – DreamWorks Pictures, Participant Media; Touchstone Pictures
- HUGO – Paramount Pictures presents a GK Films Production; Paramount Pictures
- THE IDES OF MARCH – Columbia Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media Group, Crystal City Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing
- MONEYBALL – Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing International
- WAR HORSE – DreamWorks Pictures; Touchstone Pictures
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
- GLENN CLOSE – ALBERT NOBBS
- VIOLA DAVIS – THE HELP
- ROONEY MARA – THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
- MERYL STREEP – THE IRON LADY
- TILDA SWINTON – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
- GEORGE CLOONEY – THE DESCENDANTS
- LEONARDO DICAPRIO – J. EDGAR
- MICHAEL FASSBENDER – SHAME
- RYAN GOSLING – THE IDES OF MARCH
- BRAD PITT – MONEYBALL
BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
- 50/50 – Summit Entertainment and Mandate Pictures; Summit Entertainment
- THE ARTIST – La Petite Reine, Studio 37, La Classe Americaine, JD Prod, France3 Cinema, Jouror Production, uFilms; The Weinstein Company
- BRIDESMAIDS – Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Apatow Productions; Universal Pictures
- MIDNIGHT IN PARIS – A Mediapro, Versatil Cinema & Gravier Production; Sony Pictures Classics
- MY WEEK WITH MARILYN – The Weinstein Company
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
- JODIE FOSTER – CARNAGE
- CHARLIZE THERON – YOUNG ADULT
- KRISTEN WIIG – BRIDESMAIDS
- MICHELLE WILLIAMS – MY WEEK WITH MARILYN
- KATE WINSLET – CARNAGE
- Yes! Dark Knight Rises will have a trailer before Mission Impossible which comes out in IMAX this weekend.
We will post the trailer as soon as it’s available online. However until then here are some highlights from E! Online….
“Opening with Commissioner Gordon Gary Oldman speaking at Gotham District Attorney Harvey Dent’s funeral, the teaser segues into a thrilling new heist that even tops the beginning of The Dark Knight.
Plus, we get a good look at Batman’s new foe Bane, played by Tom Hardy. The action amps up with a devious plot to hijack a jetliner featuring dazzling aerial stunts that have already blown away those those lucky enough to attend the sneak peek.”
- Hollywood is throwing in the towel and admitting defeat over 2011 poor Box Office numbers.
The Hollywood Reporter states…
“What’s more, attendance for the first two weekends of December dipped to its lowest level since 9/11. After several record years, domestic box office trails 2010 by 4 percent.”
Hmm! It appears Breaking Dawn was not enough to meet Box Office expectations? What do you think contributed to low domestic Box Office numbers?
- Mission Impossible IMAX and many more films being released in 3-D this year. We would like to re-visit a great discussion that took place on the True Cost of CGI on NPR in 2005.
To listen to the interview in it’s entirety click here.
Please join in on our open discussion happening all this weekend. Let us know what you think?