I'll give that honor to Best Actress Jennifer Lawrence.
She was succinct, sweet, and sincere--everything a speech should be, including acknowledging the four losers, but not in a patronizing, humiliating way.
And she did this even after falling on her face on the way up to the podium, and making a ... More >>
Ben Affleck was surprisingly shut out of an Oscar nomination for Best Director last week, but he's not down yet.
He stunned all the experts by copping Best Picture and Best Director at last night's Golden Globes as Lincoln looked distinctly un-Presidential. (As I just noted on CNN, the only award t ... More >>
Pungent and informative and so cute I wanted to pinch my cheeks through the screen when I got home and watched it.
On CNN International, I was the featured guest brought on to prognosticate about the Oscar nominations, which are coming this Thursday like a whole other Christmas morning.
If the protean Daniel Day-Lewis wins his third Oscar for Lincoln--which there's a much better chance of happening than Liz & Dick nabbing an Emmy--he'll be the first three-time Best Actor winner in the Academy's history.
Other actors have won three Oscars, mind you, but not all for Best Actor.
(Ja ... More >>
It has been almost a month now since America went to the polls and re-elected President Obama to another four years of running this whole place. Since then, we've collectively done well in the whole "taking our minds off the election" business. We've had Petraeus, the progress of the Sandy recovery, ... More >>
Spoiler alert (though it's actually more of a non spoiler alert).
They had a surprise screening of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln at the New York Film Festival the other night, showcasing the film about a pivotal period in American history regarding both war and slavery.
A friend of mine who works in ... More >>
Ben Affleck was a Hollywood golden boy who got sucked into some crappy pictures as well as a destructively over-publicized relationship before settling into a simpler life and emerging as a fine director with films like Gone Baby Gone and The Town.
And now he's getting Oscar buzz all over again.
A ... More >>