"Argo" Wins Best Picture Again! Oklahoma Film Critics Choose Ben Affleck Movie for Best Picture 


Ben Affleck is on a roll. The actor/director wins big with the Oklahoma Film Critics where his latest film, "Argo," took the top prize. Affleck also won Best Director.

Here's the complete list of winners; for winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Oklahoma Film Critics
Best Film
Argo

Best Director
Ben Affleck (Argo)

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Supporting Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)

Best Original Screenplay
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola (Moonrise Kingdom)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terrio (Argo)

Best Animated Film
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Documentary
Searching for Sugar Man

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour

Best First Feature
Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Guilty Pleasure
21 Jump Street

Best Body of Work
Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises / Lincoln / Looper)

Obviously Worst Movie
That’s My Boy

Not-So-Obviously Worst Movie
Prometheus

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Nevada Film Critics Choose "Argo" for Best Picture 


The Nevada Film Critics have chosen "Argo" as the Best Picture of the Year. Ben Affleck also won Best Director but he must share his award with "Zero Dark Thirty's" Kathryn Bigelow.

Here's the complete list of winners. For winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Best Film
Argo

Best Director
Ben Affleck (Argo)
Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty)

Best Actor
John Hawkes (The Sessions)

Best Actress
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)

Best Supporting Actor
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Field (Lincoln)

Best Cinematography
Life of Pi

Best Production Design
Les Misérables

Best Visual Effects
Life of Pi

Best Ensemble Cast
Lincoln

Best Animated Movie
Frankenweenie

Best Youth Performance
Tom Holland (The Impossible)

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"Safety Not Guaranteed" Wins Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards 


The Indiana Film Journalists Association decided to go against the norm and voted for the engaging comedy "Safety Not Guaranteed" as the Best Picture of the year. The film also won the Best Screenplay Award.

Here's the complete list of winners. For winners/nominees of other award-giving bodies, click here:

Best Film
"Safety Not Guaranteed" (Runner-up: "Beasts of the Southern Wild")

Best Director
Quentin Tarantino, "Django Unchained" (Runner-up: Kathryn Bigelow, "Zero Dark Thirty")

Best Actor
(TIE) Bradley Cooper, "Silver Linings Playbook" and Daniel Day-Lewis, "Lincoln"

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, "Zero Dark Thirty" (Runner-up: Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook")

Best Supporting Actor
Tommy Lee Jones, "Lincoln" (Runner-up: Christoph Waltz, "Django Unchained")

Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, "Les Misérables" (Runner-up: Helen Hunt, "The Sessions")

Best Adapted Screenplay
"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (Runner-up: "Silver Linings Playbook")

Best Original Screenplay
"Safety Not Guaranteed" (Runner-up: "Django Unchained")

Best Musical Score
"Skyfall" (Runner-up: "Life of Pi")

Best Animated Feature
"Rise of the Guardians" (Runner-up: "ParaNorman")

Best Foreign Language Film
"The Raid: Redemption" (Runner-up: "Amour")

Best Documentary
"Searching for Sugar Man" (Runner-up: "Room 237")

Original Vision Award
"Beasts of the Southern Wild" (Runner-up: "Django Unchained")

The Hoosier Award
Jon Vickers, Founding Director of Indiana University Cinema

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“Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away 3D” Interview with Erica Linz 


Miss Erica Linz, the star of the new “Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away” is breathtaking. She’s a singer, she’s a gymnast, and she’s an all-around fun person. In this interview, we talked about:

*** SO LET’S TALKS ABOUT MISS ERICA…YOU STARTED AS A SINGER AND GYMNAST…HOW DID YOU WORK YOUR WAY INTO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL?
*** WHEN THE PRODUCERS APPROACHED YOU TO DO THE MOVIE CIRQUE DU SOLEL WORLDS AWAY…WHAT DID YOU THINK?
*** DID YOU GET EXCITED THAT THE MOVIE HAS THE SUPPORT OF NO OTHER THAN MISTER JAMES CAMERON?
*** SO LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER MIA…WHAT GOT YOU INTERESTED IN HER?
*** THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR ME IN THIS MOVIE IS THAT…YOU GET THE SENSE OF THE PERFORMERS PASSIONATE WITH THEIR CRAFT RIGHT?
*** WHAT DO YOU WANT VIEWERS TO TAKE AWAY FROM WATCHING CIRQUE DU SOLEIL…WORLDS AWAY!



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“The Guilt Trip” Interview with Dan Fogelman 


Dan Fogelman, the scriptwriter of the new comedy “The Guilt Trip,” based his script on his relationship with his own mother. The writer, who gave us last year’s funny “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” sat down with me for this interview where we talked about:

*** Why he chose to write “The Guilt Trip”
*** What made him want to air out his dirty laundry.
*** The character of Joyce played by Barbra Streisand
*** Did director Anne Fletcher help shape his vision?
*** Did Seth Rogen and Streisand capture his relationship with his mommy?



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