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).
This is from Joan's hilarious new book, I Hate Everyone...Starting With Me: "First of all, he's always got this shit-eating grin on his face, like he just got a note from his managers telling him that Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman are extending their confidentiality agreements. "Second, in TV int ... More >>
American Composers Orchestra Carnegie Hall Tuesday, January 31 Better than: A date with Justin Bieber for a 13-year-old girl. Last night at Carnegie Hall, the American Composers Orchestra ("the only orchestra in the world" dedicated to music by American composers) celebrated Philip Glass's 75th bi ... More >>
Since winning the Oscar for 2002's The Hours, Nicole Kidman has made some bold and varied choices. The problem is, the vast majority of them turned out to be giant bombs. In chronological order, Nicole made movies like:
Spotted in Park Slope by Runnin' Scared friend @stvspl: a casting notice for "9-13 year-old Caucasian boys" to appear in the upcoming Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, a film adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel about a nine-year-old boy's life in the aftermath of September 11t ... More >>
Nicole Kidman recently told the press that her role in Australia may be her last. As one anonymous gossip-board poster put it, "Funny, the box office has been saying the very same thing!" And the reality is that not only is Nicole at an age when Hollywood generally treats women like used Kleenex, bu ... More >>
Chick-flick genre to Evening: Why you gotta make us look bad?
Playing legendary photographer Diane Arbus, Nicole Kidman is an unconvincing weirdo
Meryl as Mother Courage: All there, but maybe a little short of Brecht
Moore of the same: Another '50s mom, spice-free this time
In his triple-tiered follow-up to The Hours, Cunningham moves from Woolf to Whitman
Todd Haynes and Julianne Moore Reopen Douglas Sirk's Melodrama Fakebook