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U.k. Bookmakers Favor The Departed

Ladbrokes, the British bookmaker, has given 10-to-11 odds that Martin Scorsese's The Departed will win the Oscar for best picture this year. Babel is close behind with 9-4 odds. Little Miss Sunshine follows at 4-1....

Mirren Leads The Way In Oscars Race

Dame Helen Mirren is emerging as a strong favourite to win best actress at this year's Academy awards.She is one of three British actresses who will be heading across the Atlantic for the prestigious ceremony...

By on 24 January 2007

Dreamgirls: All Bets Are Off

Leaving many Oscar handicappers scratching their heads, Dreamgirls failed to win a nomination for best picture of the year despite garnering more nominations -- eight -- than any other film. Several film critics had suggested...

Anxious Wait For Oscars Hopefuls

Actors are waiting with bated breath today as the much-anticipated nominations for the 79th Academy Awards are set to be announced.Films expected to be given the nod for best picture include Babel, The Queen and...

By on 23 January 2007

Oscar Nominations 'Down To Pr'

As the film world awaits the release of this year's Oscar nominations, as well as the obligatory fellow kowtowing that is only found in showbiz, there are still concerns that the awards are based more...

By on 23 January 2007

Mirren Is Best Oscar Bet Ever

HELEN MIRREN's portrayal of THE QUEEN has turned the British actress into the hottest Oscar favourite ever. Hours after her name was mentioned among this year's (07) Best Actress nominees, Mirren is the clear favourite...

Producers Laud Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine won the best picture award at last night's Producers Guild of America awards.The film, produced for just $8 million (£4.04 million) outside Hollywood, is now more likely to triumph at next month's...

By on 21 January 2007

Art For Box-office Sake

Only one new film is scheduled to debut at the box office tonight (Friday), the horror flick The Hitcher, and it wasn't shown to critics. Most of the attention will be focused on the art...

Mirren Wins Again

DAME HELEN MIRREN's winning streak continues - she won the Arts Category at the Morgan Stanley Great Britons Awards in London last night (18JAN07). The awards are designed to recognise achievement by Britons in the...

Mirren Admires Madonna's Attitude To Sex

Golden Globe winner DAME HELEN MIRREN finds MADONNA's controversial 1992 SEX book inspirational - and admits she holds the star's outspoken sexual views in high regard. Sixty-one-year-old Mirren, whose reputation for stripping off in films...

Mirren Refuses Alcohol At Award Shows

DAME HELEN MIRREN refuses to battle awards show nerves with alcohol - because she is afraid she'll embarrass herself. The British star, who picked up two Golden Globe Awards on Monday night (15JAN07) for her...

Where Was The Globes' Wackiness? Ask Critics

Although in reporting on the awards ceremony, the Associated Press's David Germain commented that it "failed to live up to its reputation as a freewheeling Hollywood soiree where stars sometimes cut loose with amusing antics,"...

Globes For Everybody

A wide assortment of movies received recognition in the form of Golden Globes awards Monday, led by the drama Babel and the musical Dreamgirls as best picture in their respective categories. For the best-actor and...

Mirren Reigns Twice

In what was believed to be a first, Helen Mirren Monday night received a best-actress Golden Globe award in both the motion-picture and television presentations. While her movie trophy was presented for her performance as...

Brits Clean Up At The Globes

British actors cleaned up at the Golden Globe awards last night with a host of weighty rewards.However, the shining star of the night was Helen Mirren, who sparkled as much as her two shiny Globes...

By on 16 January 2007

Mirren Dismisses Posh Image

DAME HELEN MIRREN has played Queens ELIZABETH I and ELIZABETH II on screen, but insists she doesn't have a royal air about her. The 61-year-old won Golden Globe Awards on Monday night (15JAN07) for her...

Mirren's Tube Fantasy

DAME HELEN MIRREN has found a novel way to pass the time while travelling on the London Tube - she fantasies what the workers who made her journey possible looked like. But THE QUEEN actress...

Top Critics Choice Awards Go To The Departed

In the run-up to the Golden Globe Awards, which air tonight (Monday) from Beverly Hills, the Broadcast Film Critics Association on Friday selected Martin Scorsese's The Departed to receive its best picture Critics Choice award....

British Talent Gears Up For Golden Globes

Some of Britain's top actresses are gearing up for one of the biggest awards ceremonies of the year  the Golden Globes.Brits Helen Mirren, Judi Dench and Kate Winslet have all been nominated for best...

By on 15 January 2007

The Departed Wins Critics' Nod

Gangster film The Departed won best picture at last night's Critics' Choice Awards in the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in California.Martin Scorsese also took the award for best director for the film, but two other...

By on 13 January 2007

Scorsese Hailed By Us Critics

MARTIN SCORSESE's elusive Oscar dream looks closer to being realised after he was named Best Director by the Broadcast Film Critics Association last night (12JAN07). His gangster movie THE DEPARTED also picked up the Best...

Royal Affair At Baftas

Helen Mirren's latest movie The Queen is one of a number of films leading the nominations for this year's Bafta awards.In a much-anticipated move, Mirren was nominated as best actress for her role as the...

By on 12 January 2007

Ohio Names Children Of Men + The Departed Top Films

CLIVE OWEN's new drama CHILDREN OF MEN and THE DEPARTED were the big winners at the fifth annual Central Ohio Film Critics Association awards, announced last night (11JAN07). Children of Men beat The Departed to...

Cruz Laughs Off Oscar Tip

Spanish beauty PENELOPE CRUZ has laughed off rumours of an Oscar win for her VOLVER performance. Cruz's Academy Award chances were given another boost last week (04JAN07) when she was shortlisted in the Screen Actor's...

Borat Nominated For Wga Award

British funnyman SACHA BARON COHEN has garnered a surprise nomination from the Writers Guild of America (WGA) for his spoof documentary, BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN. Despite losing...

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