2013 Oscar Winners List

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Oscars 2013

The 55th Annual Academy Awards this year is hosted by Seth McFarlane in Los Angeles.

Best Motion Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Lincoln
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Amour
Django Unchained
Argo (WINNER)

Achievement in Directing
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee, Life of Pi (WINNER)
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (WINNER)
Denzel Washington, Flight
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (WINNER)
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables (WINNER)
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Amy Adams, The Master

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained (WINNER)
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln

Original Screenplay
Flight, John Gatins
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino (WINNER)
Amour, Michael Haneke
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola

Adapted Screenplay
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
Argo, Chris Terrio (WINNER)
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell
Life of Pi, David Magee

Best Foreign-Language Film
Amour (Austria) (WINNER)
No (Chile)
War Witch (Canada)
A Royal Affair (Den)
Kontiki (Norway)

Best Animated Film
Brave (WINNER)
Frankenweenie
Wreck-It Ralph
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Original Score
Anna Karenina, Dario Marianelli
Argo, Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi, Mychael Danna (WINNER)
Lincoln, John Williams
Skyfall, Thomas Newman

Original Song
“Before My Time,” J. Ralph; Chasing Ice
“Pi’s Lullaby,” Mychael Danna & Bombay Jayashri; Life of Pi
“Suddenly,” Claude-Michel Schönberg, Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boulil; Les Misérables
“Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” Walter Murphy & Seth McFarlane; Ted
“Skyfall,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth; Skyfall (WINNER)

Cinematography
Anna Karenina
Life of Pi (WINNER)
Skyfall
Django Unchained
Lincoln

Costume Design
Anna Karenina (WINNER)
Lincoln
Snow White and the Huntsman
Les Misérables
Mirror Mirror

Editing
Argo (WINNER)
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Life of Pi
Lincoln

Sound Editing
Zero Dark Thirty (WINNER-tie)
Skyfall WINNER (WINNER-tie)

Django Unchained
Argo
Life of Pi

Sound Mixing
Argo
Les Misérables (WINNER)
Lincoln
Life of Pi
Skyfall

Visual Effects
Life of Pi (WINNER)
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Snow White and the Huntsman
Marvel’s The Avengers
Prometheus


Armstrong Admits Doping On Oprah

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Armstrong Admits Doping

Lance Armstrong has admitted to using performance enhancement drugs to help him win his 7 Tour de France titles in an exclusive interview with Oprah in his hometown in Austin, Texas.

When asked directly if he used specific drugs, including erythropoietin, human growth hormone and blood doping, Armstrong said, “Yes”, without emotion.

He was also asked why he lied repeatedly to which he replied, “I don’t know I have a great answer. This is too late, probably for most people, and that’s my fault. I view this situation as one big lie that I repeated a lot of times.

It’s not as if I said no and moved off it. While I’ve lived through this process, I know the truth. The truth isn’t what I said and now its gone.”

A cancer survivor who inspired millions, Armstrong said he did not believe he could have achieved what he did without breaking the rules due to the culture of drugs in cycling.

“Not in that generation. I didn’t invent the culture, but I didn’t try to stop the culture,” he said.

“It’s hard to talk about the culture. I don’t want to accuse anyone else. I’m here to acknowledge my mistakes.”

He said he never considered himself to be a cheat and thought he could get away with it until competition tests were introduced and testing procedures dramatically improved.

“I looked up the definition of a cheat to gain an advantage. I didn’t view it that way. I viewed it as a level playing field,” he said.

Armstrong’s admission came just months after the US Anti-Doping Agency released a detailed report describing him as the ringmaster of the “most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen.”

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2013 Golden Globe Awards Winners

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Golden Globes 2013

While not as prestigious as the upcoming Oscars, the Golden Globes Awards are often looked to as indications of likely winners for the following Academy Awards. This years’ 70th Golden Globe Awards is co-hosted by funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Here is the complete winners list.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty
Argo (WINNER)

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook
Les Misérables (WINNER)

Best Actor, Drama
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln (WINNER)

Best Actress, Drama
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty (WINNER)

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy
Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on Hudson
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables (WINNER)

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained (WINNER)

Best Miniseries or Television Movie
The Girl
Hatfields & McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals
Game Change (WINNER)

Best TV Drama
Breaking Bad
Boardwalk Empire
Downton Abbey
The Newsroom
Homeland (WINNER)

Best Actor, Television Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Damien Lewis, Homeland (WINNER)

Best Actress, Miniseries
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gelhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
Julianne Moore, Game Change (WINNER)

Best Supporting Actress
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Punjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (WINNER)

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat, Argo
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
Tom Tywker, Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Cloud Atlas
John Williams, Lincoln
Mychael Danna, Life of Pi (WINNER)

Best Original Song
“For You” Act of Valor
“Not Running Anymore” Stand Up Guys
“Safe and Sound” The Hunger Games
“Suddenly” Les Miserables
“Skyfall” Skyfall (WINNER)

Best Actor, Miniseries
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gelhorn
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys (WINNER)

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook (WINNER)

Best Supporting Actor
Max Greenfield, New Girl
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ed Harris, Game Change (WINNER)

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables (WINNER)

Best Screenplay
Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Chris Terrio, Argo
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained (WINNER)

Best Actor, Television Comedy or Musical
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (WINNER)

Foreign Language Film
A Royal Affair
The Intouchables
Kon-Tiki
Rust and Bone
Amour (WINNER)

Best Actress, Television Drama
Connie Briton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Juliana Margulies, The Good Wife
Claire Danes, Homeland (WINNER)

Best Animated Feature
Frankenweenie
Hotel Transvylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph
Brave (WINNER)

Best Actress, Television Comedy or Musical
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Lena Dunham, Girls (WINNER)

Best Director
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
Ben Affleck, Argo (WINNER)

Best Television Comedy or Musical
The Big Bang Theory
Episodes
Modern Family
Smash
Girls (WINNER)


2013 Oscar Nominations

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2013 Oscars

The 85th Academy Awards Nominations list is in with the American civil war epic, Lincoln leading the Oscars race with 12 nominations, closely followed by Life of Pi – 11, Les Miserables – 9 and Argo – 7. The awards presentation ceremony will be televised live 24th February.

Notable snubs are Ben Affleck for Argo and Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty in the Best Director category. Insiders say that this means neither film will have a chance to win Best Picture. Most likely, the Best Picture race is between Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook – the Oscars are THAT political.

Here is the nominations list.

BEST PICTURE
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty
Argo
Les Miserables
Silver Linings Playbook
Life of Pi
Django Unchained
Amour
Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST DIRECTOR
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silving Linings Playbook
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Michael Haneke, Amour
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

BEST ACTOR
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Miserables
Denzel Washington, Flight
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Quvenzhané Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Alan Arkin, Argo
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Robert Deniro, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Sally Field, Lincoln
Amy Adams, The Master
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Zero Dark Thirty
Flight
Amour
Django Unchained
Moonrise Kingdom

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Lincoln
Argo
Silver Linings Playbook
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Life of Pi

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Amour (Austria)
No (Chile)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
War Witch (Canada)
Kon-Tiki (Norway)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Searching for Sugar Man
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
5 Broken Cameras

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
Wreck-It Ralph
The Pirates! Band of Misfits

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Anna Karenina
Skyfall
Django Unchained

BEST FILM EDITING
Zero Dark Thirty
Argo
Lincoln
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Anna Karenina
Lincoln
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Snow White and the Huntsman
Mirror Mirror
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
A Royal Affair
Django Unchained

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Skyfall,” Skyfall
“Suddenly,” Les Miserables
“Pi’s Lullaby,” Life of Pi
“Before My Time,” Chasing Ice

BEST SCORE
John Williams, Lincoln
Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
Alexandre Desplat, Argo
Thomas Newman, Skyfall

BEST SOUND MIXING
Skyfall
Les Miserables
Argo
Lincoln
Life of Pi

BEST SOUND EDITING
Skyfall
Argo
Django Unchained
Zero Dark Thirty
Life of Pi

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Life of Pi
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Avengers
Snow White and the Huntsman
Prometheus

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Hitchcock


LA Reid Leaving The X Factor

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The X Factor judge L.A. Reid is leaving the show and will not be in the next season.

He is chairman and CEO of Epic Records and told Hollywood Access, “I have decided that I will not return to The X Factor next year. I have a company to run that I’ve kind of neglected.”

His decision to leave “saddens me a little bit, but only a little bit,” he added. One thing he will miss though, is fellow judge Simon Cowell.

“I love Simon. We have a great relationship,” says Reid. “We have fun together, we talk, we laugh, we do bad things, we’re friends.”

Being on the show was “a nice break” from his day job, “but now I’ve got to go back to work.”

Reid has been judge for 2 seasons while ex-judges, Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul lasted only 1 season. The other current judges are Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.


Australian Radio Station Donates $500k To Family Of Nurse In Royal Prank

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The Australian radio station that played the royal prank phone call that may have led to the death of the British nurse who put the call through has donated about $500,000 or around 320,000 British pounds to her family.

2DayFM announced that it will donate all proceeds from its advertising profits for the rest of the year to Jacintha Saldanha in a fund set up for her 2 teenage children and husband.

2DayFM has been under fire from all quarters after it pulled a prank to call Kate Middleton’s hospital room … with one of its DJs pretending to be Queen Elizabeth.

Saldanha transferred the call to Kate’s room, and was found dead near the hospital a few days later.


Justin Bieber Snubbed At 55th Annual Grammy Awards

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When you tune in to the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2013, you’ll be spared Justin Bieber who has apparently been shut out. The pop sensation was nowhere to be seen in the nominations announced at an L.A. concert late Wednesday Dec. 5. However many of Bieber’s peers fared better, including Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepson and Kelly Clarkson. Here are some of the nominees:

Album of the Year
El Camino, The Black Keys
Some Nights, fun.
Babel, Mumford & Sons
Channel Orange, Frank Ocean
Blunderbuss, Jack White

Record of the Year
“Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
“Thinkin’ Bout You,” Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift

Song of the Year
“The A Team,” Ed Sheeran (Writer: Ed Sheeran)
“Adorn,” Miguel (Writers: Miguel Pimentel)
“Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen (Writers: Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen and Josh Ramsay)
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson (Writer: Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg
Kurstin and Ali Tamposi)
“We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe (Writers: Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess)

Best New Artist
Alabama Shakes
Hunter Hayes
Frank Ocean

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Set Fire to the Rain (Live),” Adele
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
“Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen
“Wide Awake,” Katy Perry
“Where Have You Been,” Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Shake It Out,” Florence + the Machine
“We Are Young,” fun. featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra
“Sexy and I Know It,” LMFAO
“Payphone,” Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Vocal Album
Stronger, Kelly Clarkson
Ceremonials, Florence + the Machine
Some Nights, fun.
Overexposed, Maroon 5
The Truth About Love, Pink

Best Dance Recording
“Levels,” Avicii
“Let’s Go,” Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
“Bangarang,” Skrillex featuring Sirah
“Don’t You Worry Child,” Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin
“I Can’t Live Without You,” Al Waiser