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I have the honor and challenge of voting in both of these. Be sure to check out some of the off-beat and very satisfying special categories for the AWFJ . Online Film Critics Society Nominations Best Picture The Artist The Descendants Drive Hugo The Tree of Life Best Animated Feature The Adventures of Tintin Arthur Christmas Kung Fu Panda 2 Rango Winnie the Pooh Best ...
I'm proud of the nominations from two groups I belong to, the Black Reel Awards and the Broadcast Film Critics. Black Reel Awards Outstanding Actor John Boyega – Attack the Block Demián Bichir– A Better Life Laz Alonso – Jumping the Broom Oliver Litondo – The First Grader Evan Ross – Mooz-Lum [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD0gm7dHKKc[/youtube] Outstanding Actress Viol ...
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Like the Presidential primaries, the end-of-year movie award lists get earlier all the time. Here's what's come in so far: Gotham Awards (for independent films) Best feature: "Tree of Life" and "Beginners" Best ensemble: "Beginners" New York Film Critics Best film: "The Artist" Best actor: Brad Pitt in "Moneyball" and "Tree of Life" Best actress: Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady" Best ...
" The Sound of Mumbai," premiering tonight on HBO2 , is a touching documentary about the most unlikely of productions, a concert performance of "The Sound of Music" featuring the "slumdog" children of one of the poorest communities in India. These children have so little contact with the world outside that they had to be shown a photograph of a mountain to understand what "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" ...
The X Factor episode 14 recap, Final 11 results show, November 10, 2011 [caption id="attachment_3264" align="aligncenter" width="612" caption="The X Factor host Steve Jones will announce who gets eliminated tonight (photos courtesy Fox)"] [/caption] Welcome to The X Factor Final 11 results show! Tonight, the two acts with the fewest votes will be revealed and they will have to sing it off wit ...
The X Factor episode 13 recap: Final 11 live show, November 9, 2011 [caption id="attachment_3248" align="aligncenter" width="612" caption="The Final 11 acts compete for the $5 million dollar recording contract tonight (photos courtesy Fox)"] [/caption] Welcome to The X-Factor! Tonight, the final eleven acts perform to earn your votes. Last week saw the ouster of Paula's group InTENsity after ...
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