Awards Season 2013

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Golden Globes Nominations: History, Spies, Salmon … And A Few Girls For Good Measure

the 2013 Golden Globe nominations were announced

With Jessica Alba, Ed Helms and Megan Fox announcing the nominees for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards, we thought maybe there would be a few more unconventional choices this year. But alas, there was not a single Magic Mike nomination in sight. Instead, historical fare like Lincoln, Argo and Django Unchained led the pack on the movie side, while Game Change and Homeland took over on TV. With Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook dominating the comedy/musical categories, we’re kind of leaving it up to the older ladies of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel — and Jack Black — to make this a less serious occasion. Also, apparently we need to check out Salmon Fishing in Yemen, since that little-seen Ewan McGregor/Emily Blunt flick nabbed a few nods (and we’re trying not to hold Beasts of the Southern Wild’s snub against it). But we are happy that New Girl, Girls, Downton Abbey and Nashville are bringing some awesome girl power to the event, which will be appropriately hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey on January 15. Check out the full list of nominees below.

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Best Picture, Drama
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Miserables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing In The Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director
Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Ewan MCGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs
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SAG Nominations Place Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln In Awards Season Tie

Silver Linings Playbook leads nominations this awards season

Yesterday, we began our unofficial tally of all the nominations received by this year’s critically acclaimed movies, and thanks to the work of Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and writer/director David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook was the clear frontrunner. Now that the Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced today, it’s still on top — but Lincoln’s Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones and company have made it a tie at 33 nods apiece. Les Miserables firmly in third place after Hugh Jackman‘s nod for lead male actor, Anne Hathaway’s for supporting female actor, the whole ensemble’s cast nomination and a nod in the stunt cast category.

On the TV side of the SAGs, the nominations look a whole lot like every other TV awards show, with the likes of Downton Abbey, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie, Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire dominating the list. Can’t say we blame them, though!

Here’s where all the movies stand so far (this includes minor kudos, like the Satellite Awards, the L.A. Film Critics Awards and the like):

Silver Linings Playbook: 33
Lincoln: 33
Les Miserables: 27
The Master: 22
Zero Dark Thirty: 20
Argo: 20
Beasts of the Southern Wild: 17
Moonrise Kingdom: 16
Life of Pi: 14
The Sessions: 12
Django Unchained: 6

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[Photo: The Weinstein Company]

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Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln Top The Early Awards Season Tally – Will They Stay There?

Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln, Argo and Les Miz are among the top nominees of awards season so far

There’s a reason we’re bloggers and not rocket scientists or statisticians here — numbers ain’t our strong suit — but for the greater good, we decided to do a little counting, just to see where this year’s great movies stand so far in the Awards Season 2013 race. From the Gotham Awards to the National Review Board, the Spirit Awards to the Critics’ Choice — which was just announced today — we are keeping score now. And this is all leading up to Thursday’s Golden Globes nominations announcement.

This early in the game, with no different weight given to the different types of boards awarding nominations and kudos (or the different awards, be they for costume design or best feature), this is where the movies stand:

Silver Linings Playbook: 29
Lincoln: 26
Les Miserables: 23
The Master: 21
Zero Dark Thirty: 19
Argo: 18
Beasts of the Southern Wild: 17
Moonrise Kingdom: 16
Life of Pi: 14
The Sessions: 10
Django Unchained: 6

If nothing else, this should give you a good idea of which movies you need to add to your list before January!

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[Photos: Universal Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, The Weinstein Company, Warner Bros.]

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Our Current Favorite Fashion Stories: Taylor Swift, Jessica Biel, Justin Bieber

Taylor Swift, Jessica Biel, Justin Bieber: Fashion

There are so many events happening simultaneously all over the globe that it’s hard to keep track sometimes. Out of all who’s who going where and why, we’ve culled out our three favorite fashion stories from around the country in the interests of brevity and conciseness. We’ll start with Taylor Swift who hosted the the Grammy Nominations Concert Live with LL Cool J in Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena. You can read the full list of Grammy noms on VH1 Tuner. Why do we love this look so much? Because Taylor looks like a cross between a snowflake and a lace doily in this Queens dress and still pulls it off! Next up, is Jessica Biel at the Playing For Keeps premiere in New York, and the reason why she’s on this list is because of the OMF factor of her Versace dress. Slashed neckline, much? And tiny waist, hello! Jessica teamed the statement dress with Sergio Rossi shoes and Lorraine Schwartz jewels. Lastly, we have Justin Bieber, who we included pretty much because of that pose. It’s so faux gangster that it makes us giggle. As do the sunglasses and the gold bling. It’s the Biebs, guys! How did this happen? This amazo picture was taken at Q102′s Jingle Ball 2012 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Never change, Justin.

[Photos: Splash News Online]

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Will Francesca Eastwood Be As Successful As These Past Miss Golden Globes?

Francesca Eastwood, next year's Miss Golden Globe, could end up like Hollywood stars Melanie Griffith or Linda Evans, who held the title when they were young.

Being named Miss Golden Globe (or the rare Mr.) must be a strange honor — as far as we can tell, it’s basically the Hollywood Foreign Press saying, “Hey, you’re a young, attractive daughter/son of someone famous. Will you please wear this fancy gown and help hand out awards so we don’t have to hire a model?” On the other hand, it’s also sometimes a nice way for a PYT to get his/her name and face out there. Clint Eastwood’s daughter Francesca was named Miss Golden Globe for 2013 yesterday, and she’ll actually be following in the footsteps of her older sister Kathryn (2005), which is a first. What we’re really wondering is whether the actress — who’s now known mostly due to her mom’s reality show, Mrs. Eastwood and Company — will also be following in the footsteps of the Globe honorees who did make a name for themselves, from The Beverly HillbilliesDonna Douglas and Dynasty‘s Linda Evans to Melanie Griffith and her daughter, Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate). Check out the ladies (and man) who turned this into a golden (sorry) opportunity:

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[Photos: Getty Images, 20th Century Fox]

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Jennifer Lawrence, Magic Mike & More: 7 Unstuffy Things We Love About The Spirit Awards

Jennifer Lawrence and Matthew McConaughey are among the 2013 Spirit Awards nominees

We always approach awards season with a mix of fear, dread and excitement, and one of our earliest questions each time around is: Will this year’s nominees feel like homework or fun? The Film Independent Spirit Awards nominees, the first of many lists leading up to the Oscars, has just been released today, and if this is a sign of thing to come, the answer is “fun.” We certainly haven’t seen all of the nominees yet, and by its nature, this is an awards show that often contains a number of obscure titles and actors, but it looks like the indie world is also on board with some of the crowd-pleasers we’ve fallen in love with this year: Among the Best Feature nominees are Silver Linings Playbook, Moonrise Kingdom and Beasts of the Southern Wild. Beasts‘ remarkable breakout star, 8-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis, roared her way to a Best Female Lead nod, along with Silver LiningsJennifer Lawrence. We’re rooting for Best First Feature to go to Perks of Being a Wallflower’s Stephen Chbosky and his producers. Twenty-nine-year old Zoe Kazan, who wrote and starred in Ruby Sparks, is the sole girl at the Screenplay party. But perhaps the best surprise of all is in the Supporting Male category, where Matthew McConaughey is nominated for playing strip-club owner Dallas in Magic Mike. Take that, everyone who thinks independent film is all about quietly contemplating the grass grow and talking in funny accents.

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The Spirit Awards air Saturday, February 23, at 10 p.m. ET on IFC.

[Photos: The Weinstein Company, Focus Features, Warner Bros.]