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Jennifer Lawrence Golden Globe Ushers in New Hollywood Generation

Jennifer Lawrence signaled the arrival of a new generation of actresses with her Golden Globe victory for best actress in a comedy. She shyly joked that she beat Meryl Streep for the award, but there was some universal truth in the statement. Her victory last night was over a strong field that included Emily Blunt for “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” Judy Dench for “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” Maggie Smith for “Quartet” and, yes, Meryl Streep for “Hope Springs.”...
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Ben Affleck Tastes Sweet Oscar Revenge at Critics Choice Awards

Ben Affleck got Oscar revenge at the Critic’s Choice Awards last night. He won for best director and his film, “Argo,” captured best picture, besting “Lincoln” with 13 nominations and “Les Miserables” with 11 nominations. Although “Lincoln” was up for the most awards it only won three, including Daniel Day Lewis for best actor. Jessica Chastain won the best actress award for “Zero Dark Thirty." Check out the full list of winners here. ...