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Viola Davis Glad Awards Season Is Over

Viola Davis is ''relieved'' awards season is over.The 46-year-old actress - who was previously nominated for an Oscar for her role in 'Doubt' in 2008 and lost out to Best Actress for her role in...

Viola Davis Calls For Acting Equality

Viola Davis wants to be seen as ''equal'' to other actresses.The Oscar-nominated actress feels her ethnicity means there is a limit to the kind of roles she is offered and wishes casting directors could appreciate...

Viola Davis 'Relieved' Awards Season Is Over

Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis is glad the awards season is drawing to a close - as the pressure to scoop gold leaves her struggling on movie sets.The screen star was shortlisted for Best Supporting Actress...

Rossum In Talks To Play Movie Witch

Phantom Of The Opera star Emmy Rossum is in talks to join Emma Thompson and Viola Davis among the supporting cast of magical new drama Beautiful Creatures.Rossum is slated to play a witch in the...

Meryl Streep Donates To Charity On Behalf Of Oscar-rival Viola Davis

Meryl Streep has been in good spirits this week - well you would be if you'd won an Oscar - and she clearly wants to spread that good will, with the news coming in that...

Octavia Spencer Left Speechless By Oscars Win

Octavia Spencer has told the New York Post that the one thing that can make her speechless is "winning an Oscar." She was asked the question after the star-studded Academy Awards ceremony had ended on...

Meryl Streep Donates $10,000 To School, On Behalf Of Viola Davis

Meryl Streep has made a charitable donation to save a school, thanks to a tip-off from her fellow actress and Oscar hopeful Viola Davis. Davis reportedly told Streep about the ailing school in Central Falls,...

Meryl Streep Donates $10,000 Cheque To Rhode Island School

Oscar winner Meryl Streep has donated $10,000 (£6,250) to a charter school in Rhode Island on behalf of actress pal Viola Davis.The Iron Lady actress beat her Doubt co-star Davis to the Best Actress honour...

Academy Award Winners 2012: What You Didn't See On Television

Meryl Streep wasn't kidding when she said she wasn't expecting to win an Oscar on Sunday night (February 26, 2012). A behind the scenes report from the Huffington Post reveals that the Iron Lady actress...

Kristen Wiig Gets Thumbs Up For Simple Oscars Gown

Kristen Wiig may not have been the talk of the red-carpet at the 84th Academy Awards, though she received quiet praise for her conservative gown by designer J. Mendel. The fashion critics were unanimous in...

Oscars 2012: Meryl Streep Speech - Last Chance For An Oscar?

Meryl Streep gave a humble speech at last night's Oscars ceremony. Streep, aged 62, won the Lead Actress Oscar, upsetting those who'd placed money on the bookies' favourites, Viola Davis. Last night marked Streep's third...

2012 Academy Award Winners - The Artist Triumphs In Hotly Contested Ceremony

Last night's Academy Awards ceremony was a hotly contested one, with few categories seeming to have guaranteed winners stamped before they were announced. The Artist was the big success of the evening. The silent film...

Uggie Dons 120k Of Diamonds

Uggie the dog wore diamonds worth £120,000 to a pre-Oscars party.The showbiz pooch was among the invitees to Harvey Weinstein's party at Soho House in Los Angeles on Saturday (25.02.12) and 'The Artist' star donned...

Silent Night: The Artist Dominates The 84th Academy Awards

Silent French-movie The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius and starring Jean Dujardin dominated the top awards at the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (February 26, 2012). As expected, the surprise hit took...

The Iron Lady: Meryl Streep Wins Third Oscar

Meryl Streep beat her rival nominee Viola Davis to the Academy Award for Best Actress on Sunday (26 February 2012). When the nominations were announced in January, Streep was installed as the odds-on favorite to...

Teary Octavia Spencer Wins Best Supporting Actress At Oscars 2012

Octavia Spencer landed the first major award of the 84th Academy Awards, winning Best Supporting Actress for her stand-out performance in 'The Help'. The actress was the clear favorite to take home the statuette, though...

Billy Crystal Teams Up With Justin Bieber For Oscars Opening

Billy Crystal scored plenty of laughs in his opening skit at the 84th Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (26 February, 2012). The veteran comedian starred in a promo in which he parodied hotly...

Viola Davis To Be Honoured By Talent Agency

Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis will be honoured by bosses of her talent agency at a star-studded lunch in Los Angeles on Friday (24Feb12).The Help star, who is up for a Best Actress Academy Award at...

Viola Davis, Chloe Moretz And Applegate To Lead Crystal + Lucy Awards

Viola Davis, Chloe Moretz and Christina Applegate have been named as the honourees at the upcoming 2012 Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards.Oscar-nominated The Help star Davis will be the toast of the summer...

Oscar Voter Joan Collins Chooses 'The Artist' For Best Picture?

The 84th Annual Academy Awards is just three days away, and anticipation is building in Hollywood after the deadline for Oscar voters to provide this year's selections finally passed. The biggest night on the film's...

Odds On Meryl Streep Winning Best Actress At The Oscars Fall Dramatically

As the Academy Of Motion Pictures And Sciences approach, there may be more surprising winners than first thought. Silent movie The Artist looks set to sweep the board once again, with nominations in the Best...

Davis Set For Shock Oscars Win

Meryl Streep's grip on the Best Actress Oscar at this year's (12) Academy Awards is slipping - The Help star Viola Davis has been installed as last-minute favourite for the prize.Experts have tipped Streep for...

2012 Oscar Predictions: Who Will Scoop This Year's Prizes?

The 2012 Oscars are almost upon us, with several categories nicely poised, and others already looking like foregone conclusions. The critics have had their say, but it's down the all-important Academy voters to decide who...

Oscars 2012: Voters Unmasked As Mainly Old, Male And White

Winners of the Oscars have always been decided by a panel who are often shrouded in complete secrecy, a collective who number 5,765 and yet whom no one seems to know anything about. As 'The...

Oscar Nominations 2012: Will There Be A Shock On Sunday?

The 84th Annual Academy Awards comes live from Los Angeles on Sunday (February 26, 2012), with several categories wonderfully poised and others looking like foregone conclusions. As has been well-documented, the silent French flick The...

Meryl Streep Shines On Baftas Red Carpet

Black was a popular choice at last night's BAFTAs (12.02.12) with Meryl Streep and Christina Hendricks among the stars who opted for the dark shade.Meryl - who took home the Best Actress award for her...

Firth Outfits Bafta Stars In Eco-friendly Outfits

Viola Davis and Michael Fassbender showed off their green credentials by wearing recycled clothes to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) Awards on Sunday (12Feb12).Colin Firth's eco-warrior wife Livia convinced Fassbender to...

Viola Davis: Oscar Favorite Reveals Edgy New Look

Viola Davis recently revealed a contemporary new look on the cover of LA Times Magazine and the star of The Help may well be headed for good fortune at this year's Academy Awards, with the...

Meryl Streep Losing Grip On 'Best Actress' Oscar

Just a couple of months back, Meryl Streep appeared to have one-hand on the Oscar for Best Actress. Her performance as former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher wowed the critics, despite the actual film getting...

Viola Davis Lands Two New Leading Roles

Viola Davis has landed two new leading roles. The Oscar-nominated 'The Help' actress will star in 'Creatures' based on the book by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia and will take one of the main parts,...

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