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THE HELP NABS THREE TROPHIES AT SAG AWARDS

January 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Cast members of The Help helped themselves to three top SAG Awards on Sunday, including best cast, the equivalent to best film in other awards competitions. Viola Davis won the best actress award, while Octavia Spencer was named best supporting actress. The two have been nominated for Oscars in the same categories. The best actor […]

SPIKE LEE COHORT SLAMS WHITE-DOMINATED STUDIOS

January 26, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Days after Spike Lee’s obscenity-laced tirade against Hollywood studio executives at the Sundance Film Festival (“They know nothing about black people. Nothing!”), his co-producer and co-writer of Red Hook Summer has accused those same executives of attempting to keep black filmmakers under their thumb. “It’s the same old story: Nothing in this world happens unless […]

HFPA DISPENSES GLOBES ALL AROUND

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association spread their kudos around to a variety of movies and television shows Sunday night. The Descendants and The Artist each received two Golden Globe awards, best drama and best actor (George Clooney) for The Descendants and best comedy and best actor (Jean Dujardin) for The Artist. Solo awards went to […]

THE ARTIST LEADS GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS

December 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Who would ever have thought that a silent movie, in black and white, with no major stars and an unknown director would wind up with the most Golden Globes nominations this year? Well, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which has a long history of surprising nominations, announced early today (Thursday) that The Artist had indeed […]

SCREEN ACTORS GUILD UNVEILS NOMINEES

December 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Screen Actors Guild has announced its nominees for its 18th annual awards contest, with The Help, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris, The Descendants and The Artist receiving nods in the outstanding cast performance category — SAG’s equivalent to the best picture selections. The Help received the most nominations — four. Besides the award for best […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE HELP

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

For a film with such a charged subject matter — how African-American maids living in Mississippi during the 1960s viewed their employers — it seems odd that many critics focus their attention not on the plot of The Help but on the performances of the lead actors, in particular Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who […]