Oscar night always holds its share of surprises, and this year was no different, with the black-and-white silent film, The Artist, sweeping awards in the highly coveted Best Picture, Best Actor (first-time winner Jean Dujardin), and Best Director (Michel Hazanavicius) categories, and also nabbing awards for Costume Design and Original Score.
Though actor / comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is famous for bringing his often-controversial brand of comedy a little close to home, this year the Academy Awards is trying to rein in his creative expression.
Despite getting Ricky Gervais back as host, the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards weren't as exciting as they've been in years past. "Tonight you get Britain's biggest comedian hosting the world's second biggest awards show on America's third biggest network.
As Oscar season heats up, many film critics associations will announce their picks for the best of the year. This year, The National Board of Review has named Hugo the best film and its director, Martin Scorsese, the best director.
Martin Scorsese making a kid’s movie in 3D starring the guy from Borat sounds more like a nightmare world’s April Fool’s prank than a Thanksgiving family offering at the multiplex. Yet, here we find ourselves, where the man most children would know as the guy who directed those movies where the burglar from Home Alone swears a lot looks to get his enchantment on, and in the process becomes the latest big name director to wholeheartedly embrace the dreaded 3D.