Awards Season: THR actor's roundtable Jared Leto, Michael B Jordan, Josh Brolin and more (Video)

November 26, 2013
In another look at the upcoming awards season, THR highlights the actors in their latest roundtable interviews. Here Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners), Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels' The Butler), Matthew McConaughey (Mud, Dallas Buyers Club), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club), Josh Brolin (Oldboy) and Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station) discuss their roles and more:

Actor's roundtable:
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Independent Spirit Awards: '12 Years a Slave' lead nominations

The 2014 Independent Spirit Awards were announced. It is the first indication of which films will be recognized as the best of the year. The ceremony will be held March 1 in Santa Monica. Patton Oswalt serves as host.

Check out the list of nominees below:

BEST FEATURE
12 Years A Slave
All is Lost
Frances Ha
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska

BEST DIRECTOR
Shane Carruth, Upstream Color
J.C. Chandor, All Is Lost
Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
Jeff Nichols, Mud
Alexander Payne, Nebraska

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Gaby Hoffmann, Crystal Fairy
Brie Larson, Short Term 12
Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now

BEST MALE LEAD
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Michael B Jordan, Fruitvale Station
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost

BEST SCREENPLAY
Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine
Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke & Richard Linklater, Before Midnight
Nicole Holofcener, Enough Said
Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, The Spectacular Now
John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE
Melonie Diaz, Fruitvale Station
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Yolonda Ross, Go For Sisters
June Squibb, Nebraska

BEST SUPPORTING MALE
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Will Forte, Nebraska
James Gandolfini, Enough Said
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Keith Stanfield, Short Term 12

BEST FIRST SCREENPLAY
Lake Bell, In A World
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Jon
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Jill Soloway, Afternoon Delight
Mike Starrbury, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years A Slave
Benoit Debie, Spring Breakers
Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis
Frank G. Demarco, All Is Lost
Matthias Grunsky, Computer Chess

BEST EDITING
Shane Carruth & David Lowery, Upstream Color
Jem Cohen & Marc Vives, Museum Hours
Frank G. Demarco, All Is Lost
Matthias Grunsky, Computer Chess

BEST DOCUMENTARY
20 Feet From Stardom, Director/Producer: Morgan Neville, Producers: Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers
After Tiller, Directors/Producers: Martha Shane & Lana Wilson
Gideon’s Army, Diretor/Producer: Dawn Porter, Producer: Julie Goldman
The Act of Killing, Director/Producer: Joshua Oppenheimer, Producers: Joram Ten Brink, Christine Cynn, Anne Köhncke, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Michael Uwemedimo
The Square, Director: Jehane Noujaim, Producer: Karim Amer

BEST INT’L FILMS
A Touch of Sin (China)
Blue is the Warmest Color (France)
Gloria (Chile)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
The Hunt (Denmark)

BEST FIRST FEATURE
Blue Caprice, Director/Producer: Alexandre Moors; Producers: Kim Jackson, Brian O’Carroll, Isen Robbins, Will Rowbotham, Ron Simons, Aimee Schoof, Stephen Tedeschi;
Concussion, Director: Stacie Passon, Producer: Rose Troche
Fruitvale Station, Director: Ryan Coogler; Producers: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker
Una Noche, Director/Producer: Lucy Mulloy, Producers: Sandy Pérez Aguila, Maite Artieda, Daniel Mulloy, Yunior Santiago
Wadjda, Director: Haifaa Al Mansour, Producers: Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul

JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (best feature made for under $500,000)
Computer Chess, Writer/Director: Andrew Bujalski, Producers: Houston King & Alex Lipschultz
Crystal Fairy, Writer/Director: Sebastiàn Silva, Producers: Juan de Dios Larraín & Pablo Larraín
Museum Hours, Writer/Director: Jem Cohen, Producers: Paolo Calamita & Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Pit Stop, Writer/Director: Yen Tan, Writer: David Lowery, Producers: Jonathan Duffy, James M. Johnston, Eric Steele, Kelly Williams
This is Martin Bonner, Writer/Director: Chad Hartigan, Producer: Cherie Saulter

17th ANNUAL PIAGET PRODUCERS AWARD
Toby Halbrooks & James M. Johnston, Jacob Jaffke, Andrea Roa, Frederick Thornton

20th ANNUAL SOMEONE TO WATCH AWARD
My Sister’s Quinceañera, Director: Aaron Douglas Johnston
Newlyweeds, Director: Shaka King
The Foxy Merkins, Director: Madeline Olnek

19th ANNUAL STELLA ARTOIS TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
Kalyanee Mam, A River Changes Course
Jason Osder, Let the Fire Burn
Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez, Manakamana

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD
Mud, Director: Jeff Nichols, Casting Director: Francine Maisler, Ensemble Cast: Joe Don Baker, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Tye Sheridan, Paul Sparks, Bonnie Sturdivant, Reese Witherspoon
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American Music Awards 2013: Ariana Grande performs 'Tattooed Heart' (Video)

November 25, 2013

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American Music Awards 2013: Miley Cyrus performs 'Wrecking Ball' (Video)


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American Music Awards 2013: One Direction performs 'Story of My Life' (Video)


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On This Day: 25 November 1984, Band Aid recorded 'Do They Know It's Christmas'

On 25 November 1984, Band Aid recorded 'Do They Know It's Christmas' 
 
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Trailer: 'Gimme Shelter' starring Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens appears in the new movie, "Gimme Shelter" heading to VOD in January 2014. Based on true events, the movie centers on the courageous story of Agnes “Apple” Bailey (Vanessa Hudgens), a pregnant, homeless teenager who is forced to flee her abusive mother (Rosario Dawson). Turned away by her Wall Street father (Brendan Fraser), Apple meets a compassionate stranger (James Earl Jones), who ultimately leads her to salvation and unprecedented support in a suburban shelter for homeless teenagers. With gained confidence, and the warmth of her new home, Apple breaks from her inhibiting past, embracing the future with clarity and hope.
 
Written and directed by Ronald Krauss, "Gimme Shelter" opens in theatres across the country on January 24, 2014.
Check out the trailer below:

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Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake win big at 2013 American Music Awards

It was an eclectic night at this year’s American Music Awards which were held in Los Angeles over the weekend.  International rapper, Pitbull hosted the night which the night which was a mix of everything from Florida Georgia Line singing with Nelly, to Lady Gaga and R. Kelly recreating the Oval Office in a rendition of Marilyn Monroe and President Kennedy.

The show had something for everyone with everyone getting their share of the spotlight. Taylor Swift  took home the night’s big award, winning  Artist of the Year, beating out Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Justin  Timberlake and Macklemore  & Ryan Lewis. The Red singer also took home trophies for Favorite Country Album, Favorite Feale Artist Country, and Favorite Country Album.

"My lucky number is 13, and so far you guys have made 2013 the most magical year of my life so far," Swift said. "I cannot thank you enough. This validates that if you voted for this that we are heartbroken the same way and we fall in love the same way and we're happy the same way. And the fact that you would listen to my music means ... we're pretty much in it together, aren't we?"

Tonight’s performances were the talk of the show. After her Red Carpet entrance riding a human horse, Lady Gaga partnered with R Kelly for a live rendition of their duet “Do. The performance turned heads, keeping both the ABC sensors and Twitter busy with their ode to President John Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe.

A toned down version of Wrecking Ball got tongues wagging as Miley Cyrus appeared solo on stage 
with a CGI lip-synching and crying cat as her only stage partner.

Other performances included country heart throb Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line with Nelly, Pitbull with Ke$ha, Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, Imagine Dragons, Jennifer Lopez honoring Cuban legend Celia Cruz and Katy Perry.

Rihanna was honored with the ICON Award presented to her by Bill Maher and her mother, Monica Braithwate.

Below is a complete list of winners:
 
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
·         Taylor Swift
 
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
·         Justin Timberlake
 
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
·         Rihanna
 
FAVORITE ALBUM - COUNTRY
·         Taylor Swift/Red
 
FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
·         Macklemore & Ryan Lewis/The Heist
 
FAVORITE ARTIST - ALTERNATIVE ROCK
  • Imagine Dragons
 
FAVORITE ARTIST - LATIN
  • Marc Anthony
 
FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
  • One Direction/Take Me Home
 
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
·         Ariana Grande
 
AMA Icon Award
·         Rihanna
 
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
  • Justin Timberlake
 
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
  • Taylor Swift

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
  •        Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly/Cruise
 
FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
  • Justin Timberlake/The 20/20 Experience
 
FAVORITE ARTIST - ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
  • Avicii
 
FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
 
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
  • Luke Bryan
 
FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
  • One Direction
 
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
  • Taylor Swift

FAVORITE BAND, DUO or GROUP - COUNTRY        
  • Lady Antebellum
 
FAVORITE ARTIST - ADULT CONTEMPORARY
  • Maroon 5
 
FAVORITE ARTIST - CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
  • Matthew West
 
TOP SOUNDTRACK
  • Pitch Perfect
                                                                       
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American Music Awards 2013: Red Carpet Photos (Photos)

Here are some moments from this year's American Music Awards: (photo credit: ABC/Richard Harbaugh)



Naya Rivera


Luke Bryan

Nelly


Lady Gaga



Jake  Owen


Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus
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Awards Season: THR's director's roundtable interviews (Video)

November 15, 2013
The Hollywood Reporter continues its roundtable series for Awards Season. This time its a spotlight on directors. The latest video is a roundtable with Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O. Russell (American Hustle), and Lee Daniels (Lee Daniels’ The Butler).
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American Music Awards: Pitbull tapped to host

November 6, 2013
Rapper Pitbull (born as Armando Christian Perez) will host the 2013 American Music Awards. "He's the perfect choice to celebrate the universal language of music," said AMA producer Larry Klein. The Dick Clark Productions airs live from LA Sunday, November 24 at 8p on ABC.

Performances for the night include Miley Cyrus and Imagine Dragons. The show will be broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead this year with six (6) nominations. Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake follow with five (5) nominations each, while Florida Georgia Line, Rihanna and Robin Thicke collected four (4) nominations each. Additionally, Bruno Mars and Imagine Dragons were nominated for three (3) awards. This year's 2013 Artist of the Year nominees are: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake.

For a complete list of nominees, visit: TheAMAs.com
 
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Archer Live!: show heads to Club Nokia in Los Angeles

For fans of this animated series, a chance to see the characters come to life (sort of). Sterling Archer, Lana Kane, and company come to life at Archer Live! The show hits Club Nokia on Saturday, November 9. Featuring the all-star cast and producers of the FX hit animated series, the Archer Live! show features a moderated discussion, live reading of classic scenes, and appearances from H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, and Amber Nash -- plus a Q&A where you can ask the stars your own burning question.

For more info and ticket information, visit: Archer Live!
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'Devious Maids': Edy Ganem talks playing Valentina on the hit Lifetime show

November 5, 2013
Autism Speaks held their annual Blue Jean Ball to raise awareness for the fight against autism. Dave Grohl headlined the night of performances that also included The White Buffalo with singer/songwriter Jake Smith, James Durbin and Rick Springfield. Maria Menounos and Michael Chiklis served as the event's hosts.

Edy Ganem of "Devious Maids" attended the event and spoke to us about its importance and also talked about playing Valentina.

Check out the interview below:


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