From a clown-faced homicidal maniac to a disturbed San Francisco politician -- to a suspicious nun and a loving mother raising a son who's aging backward, these men and women nominated for Best Supporting Actor and Actress shined on the silver screen.
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Awards season is a global event! Power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are among the nominees expected to attend the British Academy Film Awards in London on Sunday.
"Doubt" star Meryl Streep and "Vicky Cristina Barcelona's" Penelope Cruz are also nominated for their performances and are expected on the Royal Opera House red carpet.
The nominees almost mirror those of this year's Academy Awards. Jolie and Kate Winslet go head to head in the Leading Actress category. Pitt and Mickey Rourke are both nominated for Leading Actor.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) hosts the annual awards show that some consider to be the British equivalent to the Oscars.
The Bafta awards ceremony will be broadcast on BBC.
Oscar organizers warned nominees to stay alert during the ceremony on February 22. This awards show is breaking tradition!
The producers "are going to take some risks, many risks, some bold," said Sid Ganis, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, at the annual luncheon on Monday.
Oscar nominees including Robert Downey, Jr., Penelope Cruz, Sean Penn and Anne Hathaway attended the luncheon at the Beverly Hilton.
Laurence Mark and Bill Condon are producers this year, and it's the first time either of them have produced the world's top film awards show. Mark has produced hits like "Jerry Maguire" and "Dreamgirls," which Condon wrote and directed.
People's Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman will host the three-hour show, and an opening monologue has been cut for more spontaneity.
Ganis informed the nominees that if they win, to "be brief, be personal and, of course, be heartfelt." He also told them to "stay alert" because the producers are trying new things.
Robert Downey Jr. shares a candid laugh with "Extra," and Marisa Tomei gets personal about her Oscar return. "Extra" has eight Oscar-nominated megastars at the Oscar Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton, uncensored, laughing and joking as our cameras rolled!
Check out the raw footage for a view of the stars you can't get anywhere else!
Tom Cruise says he hopes former girlfriend Penelope Cruz will win the Oscar for Supporting Actress next month for her role in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona."
The "Valkyrie" star told reporters in Madrid, "It's fantastic. I am very excited by her second nomination. I hope she wins."
Tom and Penelope met on the set of "Vanilla Sky" and dated from 2001 to 2004.
Cruz was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar in 2007 for the Pedro Almodóvar film "Volver."
From Chanel and Monique Lhuillier to Narciso Rodriguez and Michael Kors, Hollywood's leading ladies depended on some of fashions biggest names to get them ready for the red carpet at the SAG Awards.
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