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02/19/2012 7:09 PM
While many are pegging a Viola vs. Meryl showdown in the best actress
race, it seems after her SAG win and some very affecting speeches on the
precursor circuit, Ms. Davis is looking more and more like an assured a
win come Oscar night. Which leaves the only truly nail-biting acting
race to the boys.
In the lead actor category, there's been a considerable split among
precursors between George Clooney ("The Descendants") and Jean Dujardin
("The Artist"). Both won Golden Globes, while Clooney took a Critics
Choice and Dujardin won the SAG. Either one of them could take home the
Oscar, or feasibly another scenarios could go down if they split a large
portion of the vote: Brad Pitt's humble charm on the circuit could help
him win an Oscar for "Moneyball" (it also helps he's never won, while
This will make it one of the most relatively exciting envelopes to be opened February 26.
Best actor predictions below. Check out all predictions in all the categories here.
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
George Clooney, The Descendants
Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Brad Pitt, Moneyball
The Predicted Winner: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
The Possible Spoiler: Brad Pitt, Moneyball or George Clooney, The Descendants
Shoulda Been Here: Michael Fassbender, Shame
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Angelina Jolie has confessed there are times when she forgets her
mother Marcheline Bertrand is dead and wants to speak to her about her
The actress misses her mum Marcheline Bertrand - who died in
January 2007 aged 56 after an eight-year battle with ovarian cancer -
and often wants to tell things about her six children, Maddox, 10, Pax,
eight, Zahara, seven, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and
Angelina said: "There are times when I want to talk to my mother
about something the children do, and then I realise she is not there."
The 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' director credits her late
mother, who was an actress and producer, with instilling a loving nature
within her which has never deserted her even when she went through a
wild and rebellious stage in her 20s.
In an interview with The Times newspaper, the 36-year-old star -
whose father is actor Jon Voight - revealed: "She gave me a great sense
of love. I might have been nutty (in my youth) but I was always
Just as Marcheline inspires her as a parent, Angelina says her
partner Brad Pitt inspires her everyday and is the rock in her life.
She said: "He is my family ... Brad always says I'm so strong
when I'm in the world. But then when I am asleep in my nightgown I'm
just like everyone else. I'm not so strong."
Copyright (C) bangshowbiz.com 2012.
02/20/2012 8:35 AM
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Angelina Jolie's movie about the
Bosnian war will be shown in Serbia after all. The Serbian distributor
had said before that the movie would never open in Serbia because he
says it makes them look like the villains of the war. But now, the
distributor says the movie will start showing next week, but without the
red-carpet premiere it had in Bosnia.
02/20/2012 8:37 AM
The nominees: Demian Bichir, "A Better Life"; George Clooney, "The
Descendants"; Jean Dujardin, "The Artist"; Gary Oldman, "Tinker Tailor
Soldier Spy"; and Brad Pitt, "Moneyball."
I have absolutely no idea who is going to win this award. I thought it
was going to be a battle between George Clooney, the Golden Globe winner
in the drama category, and Pitt, but Dujardin's Screen Actors Guild
(SAG) victory coupled with his Golden Globe award in the comedy or
musical category definitely puts him in the running.
The question you have to ask yourself is, "Do you feel lucky? Well, do you, punk?"
Will the Academy give the Oscar to a French actor whom hardly any
American has ever heard of over two extremely popular and talented
American actors? It could happen if the Oscar folks go completely ga-ga
over "The Artist." I'm betting it doesn't.
Clooney should be considered the favorite. While he's a previous winner, that was for Best Supporting Actor.
Pitt, meanwhile, serves as the driving force behind "Moneyball" while
"The Descendants" has a more ensemble feel to it. Hey, it's apples and
oranges here. Pick your favorite fruit.
The actor who should have won the award wasn't even nominated. Michael
Fassbender turned in four quality performances last year, as a sex
addict in "Shame," Rochester in "Jane Eyre," Carl Jung in "A Dangerous
Method" and a young Magneto in "X-Men: First Class."
Maybe that worked against Fassbender, spreading himself too thin among
the voters. His performance in "Shame" should have netted him an Oscar.
Oldman is the long shot, though his stellar acting career - and his stellar performance - could work in his favor.
Bichir has no shot.
WILL WIN: Clooney
SHOULD WIN: Pitt
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On Friday 17th February, before the gala premiere of the film In the Land of Blood and Honey, president of the Forum for Freedom in Education Vesna Mihoković Puhovski had the opportunity to meet and personally thank Ms. Jolie for the donation and the written support of the project "The key to peace - Education for Peace" Forum for Freedom in Education. In cooperation with the Forum Jolie-Pitt Foundation and Mrs. Angelina Jolie came in October last year when the Forum for Freedom in Education included in the "7 kuna for safe play!" Launched by the Milan Elementary School Brozović of Kastav, the goal was to collect a significant amount of funds that will be donated for demining of areas in Croatia, which are still affected by mines. Ms. Angelina Jolie on this occasion sent a letter of support throughout the campaign, and the Forum for Freedom in Education and noted that peace education is extremely important in promoting a stable, democratic society.
Elementary school Molan Brozovic, Kastav
"The efforts of the Forum for Freedom in Education in the education of young people in nonviolent conflict resolution are essential for building lasting peace," said Jolie. The Forum will this year, thanks to a donation by the Jolie-Pitt Foundation, organize in schools and Lika-Senj County of Istria training in mediation and nonviolent conflict resolution, in order to promote their work to the concept of education for peace. In addition, it will be organized public hearings on the implementation of mediation and peace education into the educational system for decision making in policies for children and young people at the regional level. The project will be released and publications about the active role of schools in building peace in the community. The publication will contain examples of good practice in education for peace, which will be able to serve all schools in the Republic of Croatia and the region.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo - The announcement is about new housing in Kansas
City's Green Impact Zone, but most people just want to know when Brad
Pitt will be in Kansas City.
Pitt's Make It Right Foundation
, which has worked to rebuild New Orleans with sustainable housing
practices, will be in Kansas City this afternoon to announce a new
project in the city's urban core.
The former Bancroft school at
43rd and Tracy has been vacant for more than a decade. It will be
renovated to LEED platinum status, which involves using energy saving
and sustainable features.
Tim Duggan is an
architect and KC native who works with the foundation. He tells 41
Action News that the school will be turned into 30 housing units, with
20 more units in a new building on the grounds.
Duggan says the units will have a "moderistic, contemporary feel", in contrast with the historic features of the old school.
The Manheim Neighborhood Association has been helping with design features over the past ten months.
Medical Center is one of the local partners in the project. The
renovation will include community spaces like a garden and auditorium,
and a neighborhood health clinic.
Duggan says the total project
is $14 million dollars. Most of that will come from historic and
affordable housing tax credits. Make It Right will contribute $2.3
million in private funding, and Duggan says half of that has already
Pitt started the Make It Right project to help
rebuild New Orleans. It has focused on the Lower 9th Ward, which was
destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
A different source close to the
project tells us KC Congressman Emanuel Cleaver first pitched the idea
to Pitt's foundation well over a year ago. This could be the biggest
private development so far in the Green Impact Zone.
The zone is
an area of KC's urban core that the congressman has been trying to
rebuild using green technology and federal stimulus funding. It has been
criticized for lack of progress, although it has provided
weatherization for many private homes and money for a new bridge on
The KC groundbreaking will probably be this summer, which is when Pitt could make a personal appearance.
Pitt grew up in Springfield, Mo. and attended Mizzou before becoming an acting superstar.
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