“Extra’s” special correspondent Tony Dovolani caught up the stars at the NY Film Critics Circle Awards on Monday, including Matthew McConaughey, who talked about his first real meal since losing weight for a film role.
At a White House press briefing, Press Secretary Jay Carney said filmmakers Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal had not been granted special privileges for their not-yet titled film about the Navy SEALs' assassination of terrorist Osama bin Laden, despite allegations from Rep. Peter King (R-NY).
King wrote a letter to the Defense Department saying the "alleged collaboration belies a desire for transparency in favor of a cinematographic view of history."
The Oscar-winning "Hurt Locker" director and Boal, a former war journalist, were preparing the SEALs movie about the hunt for bin Laden when the terrorist was killed in late April by U.S. forces in Pakistan. The filmmaking duo incorporated the dramatic event into their script before Sony picked up the project in May, and planned for an October 2012 release.
The Kathryn Bigelow yet-to-be titled film about the Navy SEAL Team 6 and their mission to assassinate terrorist Osama bin Laden is set to be released a month before the presidential elections in 2012. Read full story at USA Today.
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Kathryn Bigelow made history on Sunday by becoming the first female to win an Oscar for Best Director. Besides being a phenomenal director and the ex-wife of James Cameron, the 58-year-old director has an interesting past.
The Academy voters have spoken and the winner is... "The Hurt Locker."
The intense war drama about U.S. bomb diffusers in Iraq won six Oscars in total, including Best Picture and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow.
Bigelow, the first woman to win in the directing category, beat out the four other nominees, including her ex-husband James Cameron, who was the other frontrunner for his technical triumph "Avatar."
Meryl Streep got more than she bargained for after winning the award for Best Actress at the 15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards -- a kiss from fellow winner Sandra Bullock!
Streep and Bullock tied for the prize at last night's award show in Hollywood -- Meryl was honored for her work in "Julie and Julia" and Bullock for "The Blind Side."
When the tie was announced, Sandra jokingly told the audience, "This is bulls---" before planting a kiss on her fellow actress as the audience cheered. Sandra added, "This is an honor."
During her acceptance speech, Bullock said she and Streep shared interests in "food and sex" before telling the audience, "Meryl is a good kisser."
The day after her big win, Bullock shared her success with Haiti, donating $1 million to Doctors Without Borders to aid in relief efforts.
Kathryn Bigelow's "The Hurt Locker" was the big winner of the evening, nabbing awards for Best Picture of the Year and Best Director, marking the first time a woman has ever taken the directing prize in the history of the awards show.
Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" won the most awards of the evening (three) for best acting ensemble, original screenplay and best supporting actor for Christoph Waltz.
The Director's Guild of America has announced the nominees for the 2009 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film.
The five nominees and their films are: Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker," James Cameron for "Avatar," Lee Daniels for "Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire," Jason Reitman for "Up in the Air," and Quentin Tarantino for "Inglourious Basterds."
This is a first DGA nomination for Bigelow, Daniels and Reitman. Cameron was nominated -- and won -- for "Titanic" in 1997. Tarantino also received a nomination for his 1994 cult classic, "Pulp Fiction."
The winner will be announced at the 62nd Annual DGA Awards Dinner on January 30.