Academy Award nominations were led Thursday by "Lincoln," with 12 nominations, and "Life of Pi," with 11. "Les Miserables" and "Silver Linings Playbook" each got eight while "Argo" garnered seven. Directors Ben Affleck of "Argo," Kathryn Bigelow of "Zero Dark Thirty", and Tom Hooper of "Les Miserables" didn't make the cut with Oscar, though their films are in the best-picture race. The awards ceremony airs February 24th.
Ben Affleck has a sense of humor about the fact that he was not included in the Oscars' best-director race. He referenced the snub Thursday night at The 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, just hours after the Oscar nominations were announced. While accepting the award for best director for his work on Argo, Ben joked, "I would like to thank the Academy,” then continued, "Just kidding, this is the one that counts." His film was named best picture at the end of the ceremony, which was presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. “Lincoln” star Daniel Day-Lewis received the prize for best actor, and “Zero Dark Thirty” actress Jessica Chastain was given the award for best actress. “Silver Linings Playbook” won several honors, including best acting ensemble, best actress in a comedy for Jennifer Lawrence, and best actor in a comedy for Bradley Cooper. Here are the winners in the major categories:
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Supporting Actor
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Best Supporting Actress
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Best Acting Ensemble
Silver Linings Playbook
Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Young Actor/Actress
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Best Action Movie
Best Actor In An Action Movie
Daniel Craig, Skyfall
Best Actress In An Action Movie
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actor In A Comedy
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Actress In A Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie
Best Original Screenplay
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Animated Feature
Skyfall, performed by Adele
If a source reportedly close to Taylor Swift is to be believed, her relationship with One Direction's Harry Styles was doomed because she's reserved in relationships. A friend said Taylor is so concerned that the public will think she gets around because she dates so many guys, but what she doesn't get is that the guys keep dumping her because she’s being too reserved. Harry quickly moved on when he found out they were "sexually incompatible," says the spy, who added, "Having a clean and wholesome reputation is super important to Taylor." Additionally, according to the source, while Harry liked to go clubbing, Taylor was more of a homebody "and all she would talk about was antiques. It drove him crazy." He must have really ticked her off –she’s already back in the studio recording. Uh-oh, Harry.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are apparently on the lookout for a home together, away from the pressures of Hollywood. A source close to Kutcher said, “They are looking to buy a place together in Chicago” after spending some time there over the Christmas holiday. The source says the couple wants "a turn-key apartment overlooking Lake Michigan."
Megan Fox says she still can’t get into social media. Megan opened a Twitter account on January 3rd, and in spite of gaining a healthy 250,000 followers, she’s decided to shut it down. On Thursday, she wrote on her Facebook page to her 33 million fans, “Some of you may or may not have noticed by now that my Twitter account has been shut down. I thought that 2013 might be the year that I finally blossomed into a social networking butterfly, but as it turns out, I still hate it. Love you guys but will just never be that girl. Facebook is as much as I can handle. I’m sorry.” Hey, to all those 250,000 followers, you always have us.