Daniel Day-Lewis may specialize in weighty roles, but that doesn't mean he's without a sense of humor. The star of Lincoln cracked up the crowd at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia awards on Wednesday when he referenced Clint Eastwood's now-famous empty chair speech at the Republican National Convention this past summer. more »
From Meryl Streep to Martin Scorsese and awards season juggernaut The Artist, Hollywood's finest came out in full force Sunday in London for the 2012 BAFTA Awards. (Get the full list of BAFTA winners here.) Hit the jump to see who dazzled on the red carpet and celebrated backstage at the last big hurrah before the Oscars.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts came out this morning with its 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards nominations, which -- wait for it -- look suspiciously like the rest of the worlds 2012 film awards nominations. In fairness, for every nod thrown in the direction of The Artist, we witnessed some refreshing recognition for the likes of Drive, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, We Need to Talk About Kevin and a few select others. But hoo boy -- another Albert Brooks snub? This is getting a little weird. More analysis forthcoming Wednesday in Movieline's Oscar Index; congrats to all the nominees, listed below.
In this week's latest installment of "celebs correct the public record," actress-blogger Zooey Deschanel took to the web to excoriate L.A. Times op-ed writer Patt Morrison for slamming her in an article about Deschanel's allegedly anti-L.A. statements at a star-studded BAFTA reception for the royal newlyweds last Saturday. Note to journalists: If you're going to call someone a "snobby cow," make sure you get their snobby, cow-ish comments right.