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Penn's Politics Helped Land Milk Role

Director GUS VAN SANT was desperate to cast SEAN PENN in Oscar-nominated film MILK - because the actor's controversial political stances made him ideal for the lead role. Penn has famously supported controversial politicians including Cuban...

Rourke Tips Penn For Oscar Glory

MICKEY ROURKE is hoping SEAN PENN lands the Best Actor Oscar over him - because he credits the MILK star with turning his life around.The pair is competing for the gong at this month's (22Feb09)...

Winslet, Pitt And Jolie Arrive For Bafta Ceremony

Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among the nominees attending this evening's British Academy Film awards.Winslet, 33, is nominated twice in the best actress category, for her performances in Revolutionary Road and The...

By on 08 February 2009

Winslet, Pitt And Jolie Expected At Bafta Ceremony

Kate Winslet, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are among the nominees expected to attend this evening's British Academy Film awards.Winslet, 33, is nominated twice in the best actress category, for her performances in Revolutionary Road...

By on 08 February 2009

Penn: 'I Should Be Competing For An Oscar With Del Toro'

SEAN PENN is stunned pal BENICIO DEL TORO hasn't been recognised for his portrayal of revolutionary CHE GUEVARA in biopic CHE.Penn singled out Del Toro as one name the film award organisations had overlooked during...

Penn Rages About Modelling Actors

SEAN PENN is sickened by his movie star peers who sign up to model for clothing companies and designers - because he thinks they should concentrate on acting. The Oscar nominee has no time for stars...

Slumdog Adds To Its Awards Haul

Extending its lead in the Oscar race, Slumdog Millionaire received the top honor at the Producers Guild of America's awards ceremony on Saturday. Accepting the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award, British producer...

Actors Union Honour Streep, Penn And Slumdog

Meryl Streep and Sean Penn were the major winners at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday evening.Mamma Mia! star Streep was named best actress for Doubt while Penn bounced back from disappointment at...

By on 26 January 2009

Pitt Delighted To Be Up Against Penn And Rourke

BRAD PITT is thrilled with his Oscar nomination for THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, because he will compete against his idols SEAN PENN and MICKEY ROURKE. The Hollywood superstar has been given a nod...

Oscar Nominees Announced

Hollywood's strategy of releasing its more "artistic" films in December so that they would be fresh in the minds of Oscar voters, appeared to have paid off in spades when nominations were announced early today...

Academy Award Nominees To Be Unveiled

The nominees for the 2009 Academy awards are to be revealed in Beverly Hills later today.Favourites for success at the 81st Oscars include Golden Globe winner Slumdog Millionaire, British actress Kate Winslet and the late...

By on 22 January 2009

Slumdog Millionaire Is Critics' Choice

Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire , which has been piling up more pre-Oscar awards than any other film, added another on Thursday from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. At its Critics Choice awards ceremony in Santa...

Stars Come Out For Palm Springs Awards

ANNE HATHAWAY, SEAN PENN and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO were among the winners at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in California on Tuesday (06Jan09) night. A host of Hollywood's big names turned out for...

Alternative Press Critics Pick Wall-e

It hardly seems that it would be a likely choice for the film critics who write for the alternative press, but Disney/Pixar's WALL-E has been named best film of 2008 in the ninth annual Village...

Rourke Denies Attacking Penn

MICKEY ROURKE has denied launching a verbal attack on SEAN PENN - after a website alleged the THE WRESTLER star had called his fellow actor "homophobic". Celebrity site the Daily Beast claims that Rourke sent...

Isabelle Huppert Named President Of Cannes Jury

French actress Isabelle Huppert has been confirmed as the president of the jury for next year's Cannes Film Festival.The 55-year-old, a two-time winner of the best actress prize at the prestigious festival, succeeds Sean Penn...

By on 02 January 2009

Penn Laps Up Honour For Milk Role

SEAN PENN will be honoured at an upcoming California film festival for his portrayal as San Francisco's first openly gay elected official in new film MILK. The actor will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award...

Ballots Sent Out As Oscar Voting Begins

Voting for the 2009 Oscars has begun after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences posted ballot papers to its members.Some 5,810 votes will be cast by January 12th, with an official announcement of...

By on 24 December 2008

Double Recognition For Winslet From Actors' Union

Kate Winslet has received a further two nominations for her upcoming films Revolutionary Road and The Reader.The British actress was nominated for best actress for the former and best supporting actress for the latter when...

By on 18 December 2008

Penn Defends South American Connections

SEAN PENN has defended his connection to South American leaders Hugo Chávez and Raul Castro - after a journalist accused him of discrediting his good work in the gay community by supporting the controversial politicians....

Milk Laps Up San Francisco Film Critics' Awards

GUS VAN SANT's SEAN PENN-starring movie MILK has swept the board at the San Francisco FIlm Critics Awards - picking up four prizes. The movie, set in the California city, picked up the Best Picture...

Milk Wins Ny Film Critics Circe Award

The New York Film Critics Circle has named Milk best picture of the year and stars Sean Penn and Josh Brolin best actor and supporting actor respectively. Mike Leigh won for best director for his...

Golden Globe Nominees Announced

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button , in which Brad Pitt portrays a man who ages backwards, tied for the most Golden Globe nominations today (Thursday), including best actor in a drama (for Pitt), best...

Frost/nixon And Benjamin Button Up For Five Golden Globes

Frost/Nixon and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are the frontrunners for the 2009 Golden Globes, with five nominations each.Both films are named in the best drama category while their leading men are up for...

By on 11 December 2008

Lohan And Penn To Make Movie Together?

LINDSAY LOHAN and SEAN PENN are in discussions about filming a movie together, according to U.S. reports. The Mean Girls star has appeared in a number of flops in recent years, including 2007's Georgia Rule,...

Milk Laps Up Critics' Choice Nominations

GUS VAN SANT's SEAN PENN-starring movie MILK and BRAD PITT's new film THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON will lead the way at the 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards - after landing eight nominations each....

Milk Film Honoured By Producers Guild

Actor SEAN PENN's new biopic MILK has been honoured by the Producers Guild of America for its portrayal of the first openly gay man elected to major public office in the U.S. The Gus Van...

Christmases Stays In Season

Forget white Christmases. New Line/Warner Bros.' Four Christmases was green over the weekend, remaining in first place for the second week in a row after dropping only 41 percent from last week. With and estimated...

Nominations For Independent Spirit Awards Announced

Three films each received six nominations for this year's Independent Spirit Awards and all three were nominated for best picture. They include Rachel Getting Married, Frozen River, and Ballast. Other films nominated for best picture...

Twilight 'S Last Gleaming

Twilight' s gleaming didn't last long. The film, which astonishedbox-office analysts by opening with nearly $70 million a week ago, fell tothird place with just $26.4 million over the three-day weekend and $39.5million for the...

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