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'Les Mis,' 'Argo,' 'Django' win big at Globes

'Les Mis,' 'Argo,' 'Django' win big at Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- "Les Miserables" was declared Best Comedy or Musical, and "Argo" Best Drama at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.

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'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods ... Lily Allen gives birth to second daughter ... Timberlake working on new album ... 'Heaven' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart ... News from United Press International.
'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods; 'Life of Pi' grabs 11

'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods; 'Life of Pi' grabs 11

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg's drama about the last months of the 16th American president's life, leads the field with 12 Oscar nominations.

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'Chainsaw' chews up rivals with $23M take ... Gellar in talks for television sitcom ... Cher collaborating on TV pilot for LOGO ... BBC America acquires 'Broadchurch' ... News from United Press International.

'Chainsaw' chews up rivals with $23M take

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- "Texas Chainsaw 3D" chewed its way to the top of the North American box office this weekend, raking in $23 million.
'Django' sets holiday box-office record

'Django' sets holiday box-office record

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" has set a record for highest-grossing R-rated Christmas release in the United States, its producers said.
Quentin Tarantino: 'Django Unchained' is a historical movie wrapped in genre

Quentin Tarantino: 'Django Unchained' is a historical movie wrapped in genre

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Writer-director Quentin Tarantino says his new slavery-themed, revenge picture-spaghetti western "Django Unchained" is meant to be an entertaining look at a shameful era in American history, one which Hollywood frequently ignores.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

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NBC reporter freed from captivity in Syria ... Discovery cancels reality show 'American Guns' ... Women Film Critics Circle praises 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Royal Affair' ... 'Django' premiere canceled in wake of school shooting ... News from United Press International.
'Django' premiere canceled in wake of school shooting

'Django' premiere canceled in wake of school shooting

NEW YORK, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. says it has canceled its Los Angeles premiere of Quentin Tarantino's blood-soaked period picture "Django Unchained."
Ty Burrell to star in 'Muppets' sequel

Ty Burrell to star in 'Muppets' sequel

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- "Modern Family" actor Ty Burrell is to play an Interpol inspector in a Europe-set sequel to the 2011 movie "The Muppets," The Hollywood Reporter said.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012.
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Slavery backdrop for new Tarantino film

HOLLYWOOD, April 14 (UPI) -- Director Quentin Tarantino has an all-star cast lined up for his new picture "Django Unchained," an adventure set in the pre-Civil War slavery system.
Actor Christoph Waltz dislocates pelvis

Actor Christoph Waltz dislocates pelvis

HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Actor Christoph Waltz suffered a dislocated pelvic bone while preparing for Quentin Tarantino's latest film, the actor's representative said.
Russell in talks for 'Django' role

Russell in talks for 'Django' role

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Kurt Russell is in talks to replace Kevin Costner in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained," a film set in the 1800s American South.
Rogen plugs 'Green Hornet' at Comic-Con

Rogen plugs 'Green Hornet' at Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO, July 25 (UPI) -- Actor Seth Rogen made the rounds of the San Diego Comic-Con convention, displaying the trimmed-down torso moviegoers will see in the upcoming "Green Hornet."
135 invited to be Oscar voters

135 invited to be Oscar voters

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 25 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Friday it is extending invitations to join the organization to 135 artists and executives.
'Avatar' wins big at Empire Awards

'Avatar' wins big at Empire Awards

LONDON, March 29 (UPI) -- "Avatar" was named best picture at the Empire Film Awards ceremony in London Sunday night, organizers said.
Academy Awards

Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- "The Hurt Locker" won six Academy Awards, including the most-coveted honors for Best Picture and Best Director.
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Waltz, 'Up' win early Oscars

Waltz, 'Up' win early Oscars

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- "Inglourious Basterds" co-star Christoph Waltz won the Oscar for best supporting actor in Los Angeles Sunday night.
BAFTA awards

BAFTA awards

LONDON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- "The Hurt Locker" pulled in six BAFTA awards, including the big prizes of best film and best director.
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Stars line up for Oscar nominees luncheon

Stars line up for Oscar nominees luncheon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Fourteen of the 20 nominees in this year's Oscar acting categories attended a luncheon Monday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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'Avatar,' 'Up' earn best picture Oscar nods ... Report: Sony layoffs to affect 450 ... Rip Torn going to rehab after arrest ... 'We are the World' to get Olympic debut ... News from United Press International.
'Avatar,' 'Up' earn best picture Oscar nod

'Avatar,' 'Up' earn best picture Oscar nod

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- The blockbusters "Avatar," "The Blind Side" and "Up" were among the 10 movies nominated for the best picture Oscar in Los Angeles Tuesday morning.

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'Avatar' soars for 6th straight weekend ... Telethon record set, banks reopen in Haiti ... 'Basterds' wins SAG award for ensemble ... Sources deny Jolie-Pitt split report... News from United Press International.
'Basterds' wins SAG award for ensemble

'Basterds' wins SAG award for ensemble

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The cast of Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" won the Screen Actors Guild Award for best ensemble in a film in Los Angeles Saturday night.
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