Yes, it's a good year-and-a-half before the second installment of The Amazing Spider-Man is set to hit theaters, but that doesn't mean that people aren't already buzzing about the new superhero flick, in which Andrew Garfield, 29, and Emma Stone, 24, will reprise their roles as Peter Parker / Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy, respectively.
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.
Leading up the highlight of awards season, the Academy Awards nominees for 2012 have been announced, and there aren't too many surprises this time around. The Martin Scorsese adventure flick, Hugo, led the pack, nabbing 11 nominations, including Best Director and Best Picture.
The Artist has already clinched the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Comedy. Now it's leading the pack of films nominated for BAFTA Awards — the British equivalent of the Oscars. Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, who is up against Martin Scorsese (Hugo), Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive), Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) and Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin) for Best Director, The Artist earned a total of 12 nods from BAFTA, which stands for British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
In this age of the franchise as king, George Clooney remains one of the few old-fashioned movie stars we have left. Yet his effortlessly easy charisma and broad, easy-going appeal mean that so much of his best work often flies under the radar – at least to begin with, anyway.
Every year, card-carrying members of the Screen Actors Guild nominate their peers in movies and television for the best work. These awards, aside from being prestigious honors in their own right, get handed out a few weeks ahead of the Oscars and tend to pretty reliable indicators of who the frontrunners are.
At the ripe old age of 20, actress Shailene Woodley has what most actresses wait a lifetime for: a lengthy TV resume, a heap of Oscar buzz and a starring role alongside George Clooney (in Alexander Payne's The Descendants, her big screen debut).
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.
George Clooney has no shortage of movies to promote — and he's not doing it alone. His film The Ides of March has been making the rounds at festivals, and now his starring role in director Alexander Payne's The Descendants has Clooney attending film premieres arm-in-arm with girlfriend Stacy Keibler.