The Hurt Locker
The most acclaimed movie of 2009 is also the best action movie in years. A bomb disposal unit cleaning explosives off the Baghdad streets gets a new colonel. He’s brilliant and dangerous, jeopardizing his team to save others. Is this the kind of person we need in our armed forces? Director Kathryn Bigelow (Point Break) never lectures. She’s too busy pulling off suspense sequences that will keep audiences up late at night. The film has already garnered Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, and SAG nods. Look for Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie to score Oscar noms later this month. Essential.
Extras: Commentary with Bigelow and scriptwriter Mark Boal. A featurette which looks at filming in Jordan.
– By C. Bottomley
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There was no shortage of hot blondes and handsome gentlemen at last night’s New York premiere of Sherlock Holmes. While Rachel McAdams looked chic in a rosette-adorned black jumper, leggy Blake Lively stole the spotlight in a lace party dress. Who looked hotter? Recently-bleached McAdams or the resident sex pot of “Gossip Girl”?
Nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as Sherlock, Robert Downey, Jr. looked to be having a grand ol’ time at the premiere, goofing off with co-star Jude Law and squeezing his wife Susan. Also on the red carpet were brunette beauties Eva Mendes, Jessica Szohr, and Ashley Greene in some attention-grabbing lipstick. [Photos: Getty Images]
Sherlock Holmes has been blowing up our Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Twitter Tracker! To tide over the Tweeters until Christmas Day, we’ve got production stills and movie clips!
Award season officially kicked into high gear today as the third set of nominations this week were announced. Frontrunners are beginning to emerge, as some actors have consecutively racked up nods from the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Golden Globes, and now the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Christoph Waltz‘s performance as a snide Nazi in Inglourious Basterds seems to be a shoe-in for some hardware, as does break-out star Anna Kendrick‘s straight-laced role in Up in the Air and Morgan Freeman‘s portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Invictus.
Here are all the Theatrical Motion Picture SAG nominations:
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
- Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
- George Clooney – Up In The Air
- Colin Firth – A Single Man
- Morgan Freeman – Invictus
- Jeremy Renner – The Hurt Locker
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
- Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
- Helen Mirren – The Last Station
- Carey Mulligan - An Education
- Gabourey Sidibe – Precious
- Meryl Streep – Julie & Julia
More after the jump.
Awards season 2010 is heating up! Just yesterday we learned what stars scored Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations, and today we’ve got the Golden Globes list to peruse. Up in the Air and Nine are once again at the front of the movie pack, with six and five nods, respectively. In what’s sure to be a gnarly fight, Meryl Streep is up against – who else – Meryl Streep for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy for her work in Julie & Julia and It’s Complicated. Sandra Bullock is also nominated twice – in each Best Actress category for her work in The Proposal and The Blind Side.
On the TV front, we were psyched to see our new favorite show “Modern Family” up for Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical, alongside “Glee,” which got four nods. January Jones is repping “Mad Men” in the Best Actress category, where a win could help the world forget about her disastrous stint on “SNL” earlier this fall. Got favorites? Share ‘em in the comments below, and let the Globes begin!
Best Television Series – Drama
- Big Love (HBO)
- Dexter (Showtime)
- House (Fox)
- Mad Men (AMC)
- True Blood (HBO)
Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical
- 30 Rock (NBC)
- Entourage (HBO)
- Glee (FOX)
- Modern Family (ABC)
- The Office (NBC)
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the Golden Globes, the Oscars…it’s the most wonderful time of the year again (in Hollywood only). Awards season is upon us, and 2009’s critically acclaimed films have introduced us to a new pack of uber-talented actors who are about to go from unknowns to A-Listers. We’ve got the 11 stars to watch as award nominations start rolling in, so that when they’re up onstage blubbering through their 10-minute acceptance speech, you’ll be able to say you knew who they were way back when.
- Saoirse Ronan is the 7th youngest actress to be nominated for an Oscar for her work in Atonement. Next up, Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones.
- Quinton Aaron is a relative newcomer, who scored the lead in The Blind Side opposite Sandra Bullock.
- Michael Stuhlbarg – This Julliard-trained, Tony-nominated Broadway star is scoring serious buzz for his work in the Coen Brothers‘ A Serious Man.
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a former child star turned indie darling, who made the world swoon in 500 Days of Summer. Also, he did back flips on “Saturday Night Live.” Nuf’ said, right?
- Jeremy Renner‘s work in The Hurt Locker just snagged the actor his second Independent Spirt Award nomination.
- Gabby Sidibe - The Precious star – who was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award – exuded confidence in a recent interview on the “Oprah Winfrey Show.” Said the newcomer and Harlem native, “One day I had to sit down with myself and decide that I loved myself no matter what my body looked like and what other people thought about my body.”