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Oscar dates for 2014 and 2015 set
Matthew McConaughey Reduced to Skin & Bones
Looking even more emaciated and gaunt than before, a frail Matthew McConaughey was barely recognizable as he — with the help of his mother Kay — left a church in Austin this weekend. The normally buff and shirtless 42-year-old is wasting away to play Ron Woodruff in the movie “The Dallas Buyer’s Club,” the true story […]
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Number of best picture nominees doubling
The number of movies nominated for the best picture Oscar will double next year, a move apparently aimed at bolstering sagging ratings for the Academy Awards broadcast. “Having 10 Best Picture nominees is going allow academy voters to recognize and include some of the fantastic movies that often show up in the other Oscar categories, but have been squeezed out of the race for the top prize,” Sid Ganis, president of the Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said. Doubling the nominations would make it more likely a viewer’s favorite movie is in the running for the top honor, which may make them want to watch the show, said Steve Pond, author of “The Big Show: High Times and Dirty Dealings Backstage at the Academy Awards.” “This clearly is a reaction to declining ratings,” Pond said.
Cannes exposure is no guarantee of success
As the 2009 Cannes Film Festival draws near, filmmakers who have made the event’s short list hope that their films will be blessed with that hard-to-earn Cannes buzz, which could lead to awards and financial success. But the story doesn’t always have a Hollywood ending. There were several big names in last year’s lineup