It happens, whether because of campaigning or a mistake or a misguided sense that certain perfs should be pushed where they don't belong.
And it seems to pay off because all these people won their categories (with one still pending, but building steam).
Ever since his breakthrough perf in 1991's Thelma and Louise, Brad Pitt has proven to be not just a good movie star, but a really fine actor too.
In the wake of his latest, The Tree of Life, winning the big prize at Cannes, let's look back and pick Brad's five best performances out of many.
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On the post-Oscar Jimmy Kimmel Show, Best Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz provided an actual Trololololololololololo.com parody. We feel so validated! (The fun starts around 1:10.) And then -- he takes it to the next, Germanic level! No wonder that lady offered him a blow job. Waltz is on fire. N ... More >>
In another February 2 ritual, the 2010 Oscar Nominees were announced this morning. The Best Picture list, expanded to ten nominees this year, are:
The Blind Side
The Hurt Locker
Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire
A Serious Man
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Hot on the heels of the big critics' awards and the Golden Globe nominations, the Screen Actors Guild has unveiled its annual award nominations for films and television. SAG has been handing these out for 16 years, but only in the past few years has awards fever caused non-professionals to pa ... More >>
What a relief -- the 2009 movie awards are rolling out, drawing our attention away from tedious realities and toward tinsel dreams of Oscar Night. The New York Film Critics Circle has just stepped up with The Hurt Locker for Best Picture and Best Director (Kathryn Bigelow); George Clooney (Up ... More >>
Our longtime film critic J. Hoberman spent this year's Cannes filing regular dispatches. This is his last one.
Enter the Void
Memorable for its in-your-face sensationalism, the 62nd Cannes Film Festival opened with the 3-D computer animation Up, saving the "Yours" for the final minutes of the comp ... More >>