Hollywood Highlights

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Final Oscar voting ballots & update on some producer credits

“The Hurt Locker” nominated for Best Picture Oscar Final voting ballots for the 82nd Academy Awards are in the mail. Ballots were carefully sorted, counted, and mailed out yesterday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with an assist from the high-powered accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers. The ballots should be arriving soon at the mailboxes of the academy’s 5,777 members. The […]
Sunday, February 7, 2010

Chick flick out scores “Avatar” at the Box Office

Sooner or later it was going to happen. “Avatar” getting dethroned, but who suspected a chick flick would kick the sci-fi epic out of the top spot at the domestic Box Office. Yet, that’s just what occurred on this Super Bowl weekend. The military love story, “Dear John” trounced “Avatar” with an estimated $32 million debut to become the number one film in […]
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

And the Academy Award nominees are…?

  “The Blind Side” nominated for best picture Some surprises when the nominees for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards were announced in Beverly Hills today. It was pretty much a given that sci-fi epic “Avatar” and the gritty Iraq drama “The Hurt Locker” would be in the best picture category. However, eight other films made the cut as well including the provocative sci-fi […]
Sunday, January 31, 2010

“Avatar” rules the Box Office and claims another record

The sci-fi epic “Avatar” has rolled right over that other James Cameron mega-hit, “Titanic” to become the highest grossing movie of all time. “Titanic” held that record with $1.843 billion. No more. That record has been shattered by the alien adventure film. After 45 days, the worldwide gross for “Avatar” stands at an incredible $2.039 billion, according to Box Office Mojo.   Amazingly, “Avatar” is still […]
Sunday, January 31, 2010

Kathryn Bigelow wins the DGA’s best feature film director award!

Photo from http://www.dga.org Director James Cameron is king of the Box Office right now, but the Directors Guild of America picked filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow as the best feature film director of 2009. The winner was announced last night at the 62nd Annual DGA Awards dinner in Los Angeles.    The 58-year-old Bigelow won for the highly acclaimed Iraq-war drama, “The Hurt Locker.” She is the […]
Monday, January 25, 2010

“Avatar” wins Box Office race, but new flick “Legion” scores, too

“Avatar” has become a phenomenon. The epic adventure held onto the title of number one movie in the U.S. for the sixth straight week. This weekend, “Avatar” sold an estimated $36 million in theater tickets, bringing its total domestic take to $552.7 million. Amazing!!  Second place goes to a newcomer, the supernatural thriller, “Legion,” which debuted with around $18.2 million. Paul Bettany […]
Sunday, January 24, 2010

16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards winners celebrated

Several of the winners at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center last night are now serious front runners to collect an Oscar this year. Sandra Bullock took home the Actor statuette for outstanding performance by an actress in a motion picture for her role in the football drama, “The Blind Side.” Jeff Bridges won best actor for his lead role in […]
Monday, January 18, 2010

2010 Golden Globe winners

        Photo: Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times — Actress Sandra Bullock and her husband, Jesse James, arrive at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards last night.  Actress Sandra Bullock was one of the double winners at last night’s 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Despite the rain showers, Bullock looked cool, dry, and dazzling in a purple […]