Oscar Nominations 2012: Hugo and The Artist Top Contenders

The 2012 Oscar nomination have been announced and two beautiful movies honoring the early days of film-making lead the pack in being honored The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Martin Scorsese‘s Hugo received 11 2012 Academy Award nominations, while The Artist received 10 nods. While most of the nominations this year came as no surprise, there were a few notable snubs from the Academy voters.

Martin Scorsese’s Hugo leads the pack for most 2012 Oscar nods, raking in a hefty 11 nominations. Golden Globe winner The Artist runs a very close second with 10 nominations, including nods for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Although both films were expected to be highly honored with nominations, it was a surprise to some critics that Hugo managed to squeak out slightly more nominations than The Artist. Strong odds seemed to be in favor that the reverse would be true and The Artist was going to be the top dog at the 2012 Academy Award nominations.

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Johnny Depp Dark Shadows Vampire Photo Sneak Peek!

Goodbye sparkly emo Twilight vampires and hello weird and creepy Dark Shadows movie deliciousness! New Johnny Depp Dark Shadows movie vampire photos have hit the Internet and the delectable movie star looks fabulously wicked as blood-sucking Barnabas Collins in the upcoming film.

We are still waiting on the Dark Shadows trailer video to come out, but at least now we have a few yummy photos from the upcoming film to keep us occupied. Director Tim Burton‘s adaption of the cult TV series is due to open on May 11th, but the premiere just can’t come fast enough!

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Wes Anderson Moonrise Kingdom Trailer Released (VIDEO)

The first official Moonrise Kingtom trailer video has been released for the upcoming 2012 film directed by Wes Anderson. Written by Anderson and Roman Coppola, Moonrise Kingdom stars a host of luminary actors in a story about a young girl and boy in love who run away from home.

 

Set in the 1960s, the Moonrise Kingdom trailer gives us a glimpse into the tale of two 12-year-old kids (Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward) who fall in love and make a secret pact to run away together into the wilderness. The disappearance of the kids results in the launch of a local search party to find them.

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Elton John Wants Justin Tiberlake To Play Him In Movie

Pop icon Elton John says he wants Justin Tiberlake to play him in an upcoming film biopic. Elton John claims that Justin Timberlake is “#1 on my wish list” to represent him on film and the young star is reportedly considering taking on the role.

Justin Timberlake as Elton John in "This Train Don't Stop There Anymore" video

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Elton John said he was very impressed with Justin Timberlake’s portrayel of him in his “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore” video, calling it “superb.” After seeing the David LaChapelle directed video, John said Timberlake was at the top of his list to play him in an upcoming biopic.

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Taylor Lautner Gay People Cover Coming Out Story Absolutely Fake

Taylor Lautner has been the subject of rumors about his sexual orientation since the young star first appeared in the Twilight film series. However, despite the persistent gossip, the Breaking Dawn star has never publicly come out as gay. As for the Taylor Lautner People magazine cover that hit the Internet on Monday featuring the hunky young star proclaiming he is coming out, a rep for the mag says it is just a Photoshopped fake.

In a rather nasty little joke, some Photoshop-happy clown decided to paste Taylor Lautner’s face on a faked People cover featuring the Twilight star proclaiming himself as “Out & Proud.” The tagline for the cover story reads: “Tired of rumors, the Twilight star opens up about his decision to finally come out. ‘I’m more liberated, and happier than I’ve ever been.'”

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Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol Box Office Holiday Win

Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol is the big winner of the holiday box office take this year, beating out runner-up Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows with  an estimated $42.2 million in ticket sales over the four-day holiday weekend.

The fourth in the Mission: Impossible film series starring Tom Cruise has already raked in over $78.6 million at the domestic box office so far. M:I:4 reportedly cost around $145 million to make, but is already on track to beat the total income of 2006’s Million: Impossible III, which took in over $134 million in domestic sales and almost $264 million overseas.

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The Hobbit Trailer Reveals Surprise for Lord of the Rings Fans

The first official The Hobbit trailer video has debuted online and the 30 second clip reveals some fun surprises for Lord of the Rings movie fans. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailer video gives fans a surprise glimpse into director Peter Jackson‘s reworking of the original material, including the reappearance of Cate Blanchett as Galadriel.

If you’re not up on your Lord of the Rings history, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows young Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) on a quest to help reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erabor — held hostage by the terrible dragon Smaug. In addition to a slew of new characters, fans will also be gifted with some holdovers from the Lord of the Rings trilogy, including the previously mentioned Cate Blanchett as Galadriel, Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Sir Ian Holm as the older Bilbo.

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