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Spielberg, Pitt, Streep attend Oscar lunch

Spielberg, Pitt, Streep attend Oscar lunch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg were among those who attended Monday's Oscar nominees luncheon in Los Angeles.

Big star crowd expected at Oscar luncheon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Nearly all of the stars up for Academy Awards will be on hand in Beverly Hills, Calif., next week for the annual nominees' luncheon, the organizers announced.
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'The Help' wins big at SAG Awards

'The Help' wins big at SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The cast of the civil rights-era drama "The Help" won the Best Ensemble title at Sunday night's Screen Actors Guild Awards show in Los Angeles.
'Hugo' leads with 11 Oscar nods

'Hugo' leads with 11 Oscar nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Martin Scorsese's "Hugo" led the field with 11 nods, including one for Best Picture, when Oscar nominations were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.
'The Artist' up for 12 BAFTAs

'The Artist' up for 12 BAFTAs

LONDON, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- "The Artist" was nominated for 12 Orange British Academy Film Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts said Tuesday.
'Artist' wins big at Critics' Choice show

'Artist' wins big at Critics' Choice show

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- "The Artist" was named Best Picture and Michel Hazanavicius Best Director at the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Women critics hail 'The Help,' 'Iron Lady'

Women critics hail 'The Help,' 'Iron Lady'

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- America's Women Film Critics Circle declared "The Help" the Best Movie About Women in 2011 and its star Viola Davis the year's Best Actress.
'Help,' 'Moneyball' score Globe nods

'Help,' 'Moneyball' score Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- "The Descendants," "The Help," "Hugo," "The Ides of March," "Moneyball" and "War Horse" were tapped for the Best Drama Golden Globe in Los Angeles Thursday.

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'Help,' 'Descendants' lead SAG Award nods

'Help,' 'Descendants' lead SAG Award nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- "The Artist," "The Help" and "The Descendants" earned multiple Screen Actors Guild Award nominations in Los Angeles Wednesday.
'Hugo,' 'Artist' earn 11 Critics' Choice nods apiece

'Hugo,' 'Artist' earn 11 Critics' Choice nods apiece

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- "Hugo" and "The Artist" each earned 11 nominations for the 17th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, organizers announced in Los Angeles Tuesday morning.
Viola Davis and Julius Tennon adopt a son

Viola Davis and Julius Tennon adopt a son

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Actress Viola Davis has confirmed she and her husband, actor Julius Tennon, adopted a son.
'Help' cast set for Hollywood gala honor

'Help' cast set for Hollywood gala honor

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The cast of the movie "The Help" is to be honored at the 15th annual Hollywood Film Awards gala, organizers said Tuesday.
Viola Davis is adopting a baby

Viola Davis is adopting a baby

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Viola Davis says she and her husband, actor Julius Tennon, are in the process of adopting a baby.
'Fences' wins big at Outer Critics Awards

'Fences' wins big at Outer Critics Awards

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- August Wilson's family drama "Fences," which is now playing on Broadway, was named outstanding revival of a play by the Outer Critics Circle in New York Monday.
Washington, Davis to star in 'Fences'

Washington, Davis to star in 'Fences'

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Film stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis are set to star in a new Broadway production of August Wilson's "Fences," the play's producers said.
'Funny Story' to start shooting in NY

'Funny Story' to start shooting in NY

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Writer-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are to begin shooting their latest movie, "It's Kind of a Funny Story," in New York, Focus Features said Monday.
Viola Davis lands 'States' role

Viola Davis lands 'States' role

LOS ANGELES, June 15 (UPI) -- Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis has signed on to guest star in seven episodes of TV's "United States of Tara," Showtime said.
SAG Awards may yield Oscar clues

SAG Awards may yield Oscar clues

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- "Slumdog Millionaire," Sean Penn and Meryl Streep may have taken a step toward Oscar gold after winning SAG Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night.
Oprah says she wanted 'Doubt' role

Oprah says she wanted 'Doubt' role

CHICAGO, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she campaigned for a role in "Doubt," but John Patrick Shanley, the film's writer-director, turned her down.
'Doubt' up for 5 SAG awards

'Doubt' up for 5 SAG awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The big-screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Doubt" was nominated for five Screen Actors Guild awards in Los Angeles Thursday.
'Milk,' 'Button' lead Critics' Choice nods

'Milk,' 'Button' lead Critics' Choice nods

NEW YORK, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- "Milk" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" have each garnered nominations for eight Critics' Choice Awards, it was announced in New York Tuesday.

Lifetime preps for Fantasia biopic

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Cable TV's Lifetime network Friday said preparations are under way to start shooting a movie about and starring "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino.

'Wicked' wins big at Drama Desk Awards

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- "Wicked," the Broadway show about the witches of Oz, won top honors, including best musical, in the New York media's Drama Desk Awards.
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