Philomena

Oscar Race Still Foggy for Best Picture Following SAG Awards 2

Oscar Race Still Foggy for Best Picture Following SAG Awards

Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and cast snared surprise best ensemble honors at the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards last night (Jan. 18). It halted some of the momentum of “12 Years a Slave,” and turned the Best Picture Oscar race into a muddle. “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” are emerging as head-to-head rivals with “Gravity,” thought to be a strong contender early on, fading in comparison....
Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett Oscar Leaders After SAG 4

Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett Oscar Leaders After SAG

Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey cemented their spots as front-runners for Oscars following their Screen Actors Guild wins last night (Jan. 18), while Lupita Nyong’o is giving Jennifer Lawrence a run for her money as supporting actress. Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave,” also remains a strong dark-horse contender. Christian Bale, “American Hustle,” Bruce Dern, “Nebraska,” and Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave” are also in the Oscar hunt. At the SAG awards, Blanchett topped Sandra Bullock, “Gravity,” Judi Dench, “Philomena,” Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County,” and Emma Thompson for “Saving Mr. Banks.”...
Philomena, in Hunger Games Shadow, a Far More Powerful Film 6

Philomena, in Hunger Games Shadow, a Far More Powerful Film

“Philomena,” a powerful human drama starring Judi Dench and Steven Coogan, has had the misfortune of opening the same weekend as “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” It’s a far more powerful film, even if it lacks the kitsch and special effects of its rival. The movie focuses on Philomena who gave birth to a son in Ireland out of wedlock as a teen and was forced to give him up for adoption....