'Juno,' 'Legend' up for MTV awards

'Juno,' 'Legend' up for MTV awards

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- The quirky indie comedy "Juno," and Hollywood action flicks "I Am Legend" and "Transformers" were nominated for multiple 2008 MTV Movie Awards Tuesday.
Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

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LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party raised $5.1 million in Los Angeles Sunday night, the foundation announced Monday.

80th Academy Awards ceremony under way

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The 80th Academy Awards show, which honors the year's best in film, is under way at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.

Adams, Chenoweth to sing at Oscars

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Amy Adams has signed on to sing "Happy Working Song" from her blockbuster film "Enchanted" on the upcoming Academy Awards show.

Stars line up for Oscar telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Dozens of cinema's biggest stars plan to attend the upcoming 80th Academy Awards telecast in Hollywood, organizers said Thursday.

Adams in talks to star in 'Museum 2'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Amy Adams is in talks to star in the upcoming fantasy flick "Night at the Museum 2."

'Enchanted,' 'Juno' win WFCC awards

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The New York-based Women Film Critics Circle has announced a tie between "Away from Her" and "Talk to Me" for its 2007 best picture by a woman prize.

'Atonement' grabs 7 Golden Globe nods

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "Atonement" led the field with seven Golden Globe nominations when nods for the prizes were announced Thursday in Hollywood.
'Wild' earns seven Critics' Choice nods

'Wild' earns seven Critics' Choice nods

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Sean Penn's Alaskan adventure "Into the Wild" grabbed seven Critics' Choice Award nominations, including a nod for best picture, it was announced Tuesday.

'Enchanted' stays No. 1

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. movie audiences remain charmed by "Enchanted," keeping it atop the box office charts, it was reported Sunday.

Four new films in Top 10

LOS ANGELES , Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The holiday movie season kicked off with four new films debuting in the Top 10 in U.S. theaters this weekend.

Streep to portray Julia Child in film

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Actress Meryl Streep is set to play culinary icon Julia Child in Nora Ephron's screen adaptation of Julie Powell's book, "Julie & Julia," Variety.com said.

'American Idols' make their mark on B'way

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Castoff contestants from Fox TV's "American Idol" talent competition are becoming golden cast members for Broadway's musicals.

Top cast is filled out for 'Underdog'

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- The producers of Hollywood's take on the popular 1960s "Underdog" cartoon have hired Amy Adams to star as Sweet Polly Purebred.

'Brokeback Mountain' is Critics Choice

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "Brokeback Mountain" took best picture, director and supporting actress honors at the Broadcast Film Critics' 11th annual Critics Choice Awards.
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Amy Adams
Cast member Amy Adams attends the premiere of the motion picture biographical drama "Julie and Julia" in Los Angeles on Monday, July 27, 2009. The movie follows Julia and Paul Child through Julia Child's memoir, "My Life In France", which she wrote with her grand nephew Alex Prud'homme. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Amy Lou Adams (born August 20, 1974) is an American actress and singer. Adams began her performing career on stage in dinner theaters before making her screen debut in the 1999 black comedy film Drop Dead Gorgeous. After a series of television guest appearances and roles in B movies, she landed the role of Brenda Strong in 2002's Catch Me If You Can, but her breakthrough role was in the 2005 independent film Junebug, playing Ashley Johnsten, for which she received critical acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Adams subsequently starred in Disney's 2007 film Enchanted, a critical and commercial success, and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Princess Giselle. She received her second Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations the following year for her role as a young nun, Sister James, in Doubt. Though she has appeared in a range of dramatic and comedic roles, Adams has gained a reputation for playing characters with cheerful and sunny dispositions. Adams starred in Sunshine Cleaning with Emily Blunt and Alan Arkin, and the following year appeared as Amelia Earhart in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. She appeared in Julie & Julia in 2009 portraying writer Julie Powell followed by Leap Year in 2010. Her recent role as Charlene Fleming in The Fighter earned Adams her third Academy Award nomination, her third Golden Globe Award, second BAFTA Award, and fifth Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy, the fourth of seven children of American parents Kathryn (née Hicken) and Richard Adams. She has four brothers and two sisters. Her father, a US serviceman, was stationed at Caserma Ederle at the time of her birth, and took the family from base to base before settling in Castle Rock, Colorado, when she was eight or nine years old. Thereafter, her father sang professionally in restaurants, while her mother was a semi-professional bodybuilder. Adams was raised as a Mormon, although her family left the church after her parents' divorce when she was 11 years old. She said her religious upbringing "... instilled in me a value system I still hold true. The basic 'Do unto others...', that was what was hammered into me. And love."

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