Los Angeles, CA. - The nominees for the 81st Annual Academy Awards were announced Thursday morning in Los Angeles, California. The film Benjamin Button lead the pack with 13 nominations including Best Actor (Brad Pitt), Best Director (David Fincher), Best Supporting Actress(Taraj Henson) and Best Picture. While the movie Milk, starring Sean Penn also received Best Actor, Director and Screenplay Nomination. Slumdog Millionaire, the winner of best picture at the Golden Globe Awards a few weeks ago, garnered 8 nominations. Unfortunately, the blockbuster hit and well reviewed film, “The Dark Knight” only received one nomination, which is from Heath Ledger as Best Supporting Actor.
The Academy Awards show will be held on February 22 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. For a complete list of nominees, please visit www.oscar.com.
The week-long International Modeling and Talent Associationʼs Convention in Los Angeles, California, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel concluded as another success in the 22 years of leading the way in finding fresh faces and talents. Famously known as simply IMTA, it maintains the reputation of finding and molding the next superstar and/or supermodel. We are pretty sure that most people in this industry will agree with us when we say that “IMTA is the real America’s next top model”. With its invitation only membership status, the convention has continued to attract the creme de la creme of the industry.
The biggest stars of movies and television gathered last night at the 66th Annual Golden Globes awards in Los Angeles, CA. Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the first award was handed to Kate Winslet who also turned out to be the star of the night for winning two awards. Best Actress for The Revolutionary Road and best supporting actress for the film, The Reader. Slumdog Millionaire took home the best motion picture award while Mickey Rourke was named best actor for his role in the movie The Wrestler. Here are the complete list from the star studded event last night.
FROM THE MOVIES:
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA
Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
BEST MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Colin Farrell, In Bruges
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
BEST DIRECTOR - MOTION PICTURE
Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
BEST SCREENPLAY - MOTION PICTURE
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
BEST ORIGINAL SONG - MOTION PICTURE
”The Wrestler,” The Wrestler (Bruce Springsteen)
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE - MOTION PICTURE
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Waltz With Bashir (Israel)
BEST TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
BEST TELEVISION SERIES - COMEDY OR MUSICAL
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - DRAMA
Anna Paquin, True Blood
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES - MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Paul Giamatti, John Adams
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Laura Linney, John Adams
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Laura Dern, Recount
For complete in depth coverage, please visit EWdotCom.
On December 18, 2008, in association with the Multicultural Motion Picture Association, American Society of Young Musician, Spotlight America and Michaels & Nunez Entertainment, the annual holiday toy drive extravaganza was held at the Women’s Club in Hollywood, CA. This star studded event was for the benefit of disadvantaged children throughout Los Angeles County and also to help the MMPA Educational Scholarship Fund. The night was filled with toys from guests, drinks, food, basket of goodies & gifts and collections from movie and TV shows which are all part of the silent auction. In attendance were Sally Kirkland, head of the foundation,and celebrities such as Tony Boldi, actess Brittany Curran, Maggie Wagner, Cynthia Hruschka, Jenn Gotzon, Jennifer Ann Wilson and the Thorne siblings namely Dani, Kaili and Bella. It was a great night of dancing and holiday cheers, the best part is, it is all for a great cause. See you next year!!.