by

10 Movies Looking For Award Season Love

up_in_the_air_5401

Award season is heating up in Hollywood, with Up In The Air already taking Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress from the National Board Of Review. Here are ten films films we expect to hear come up a lot this winter, as more cinema societies name their top movies of the 2009. Don’t forget—we’ve still got the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the Golden Globes and the Oscars to look forward to on TV. [Photo: Paramount Pictures]

  • Brothers

Movies directed by Jim Sheridan—that don’t star 50 Cent—have a tendency to snag award nominations for their actors. And Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman could each win their first major trophy for appearing in his Iraq war love triangle film. (Related: Natalie Portman Goes Blue For Brothers)

  • An Education

Though there are plenty of fussy European period pieces looking for award show love this year (Bright Star, The Last Station, The Young Victoria), one of the most promising is only (only!) set about forty plus years ago. Star Carey Mulligan has already won a Hollywood Award for her portrayal of a schoolgirl swept away by an older man of questionable ethics.

Read more…

by

Brad & Angie Take Maddox To Invictus Premiere

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Maddox Jolie-Pitt

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie brought their oldest son Maddox to the LA premiere of Invictus last night. The couple rarely get to take the kids along to their own films—what with all the sex and violence and everything—but pals Matt Damon and Clint Eastwood‘s a new film about courage, human rights and soccer in South Africa that was just perfect for a family night out. Also attending were Michelle Monaghan (looking packed in the back thanks to her drapey dress) and the ever-informal Kenny Chesney, who could have been mistaken for a barrier-breaking fan standing next to the dapper Morgan Freeman.

With its prestigious pedigree and positive message, Invictus has a good chance of scoring a trophy or two at the Critics’ Choice Awards this January. See more of the stars in the gallery below.

[Photo: Getty Images]

View Photo Gallery