“Guardians of the Galaxy” full trailer revealed!

It’s finally here! Get your first “I Am Groot,” more Rocket, Drax and Gamora in action, and the usual Peter Quill swagger in the second full trailer for Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” in theaters August 1!

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The movie stars Chris PrattZoe SaldanaVin Diesel and Bradley Cooper.

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Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Angelina, Ellen and more squeeze in for greatest Oscar Selfie Ever!

Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Angelina, Ellen and more squeeze in for greatest Oscar Selfie Ever!

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Ellen DeGeneres approaching Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, and then Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie , Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong’o, Jared Leto, Bradley Cooper, and Kevin Spacey. (The A-plus list shot was crashed by Nyongo’s brother). As of this posting, the selfie has been retweeted more than 500,000 times.

 

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Q&A With ‘Hangover Part III’ Director Todd Phillips!

Todd Phillips, the writer-director of Warner Bros.’ male-oriented comedy “The Hangover Part III  talks about the final chapter of the trilogy in the following interview.

The Hangover Part III” reunites Phillips with his original cast, led by Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha. This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

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Question: When did it occur to you to make a third Hangover movie and, conceptually, where did you want to take it?

Todd Phillips: Well, I think it occurred to us on the second movie that we wanted to make a third movie because, honestly, we just love doing them so much. And people can be cynical and say it’s a money thing or it’s a studio thing, but if you talk to these guys, we love hanging out and doing this movie. We wake up every day and the goal is just to make each other laugh. And we just feel very privileged and lucky that we get to do this. That said, it was very much a goal to make a film that was a departure from the other two and, at the same time, was still aggressively funny and unapologetic in its tone.

That was kind of the goal, and the other goal was to make a movie that felt like part of a trilogy, that tied up the other two movies, and justifies why the other two movies exist. In other words, it doesn’t pretend that the other two movies didn’t happen; it’s because the other two movies happened, if that makes sense.

Q: Were there any sorts of broad themes or issues you wanted to hit?

Phillips: Well, yeah. I think that, ultimately, the first two movies have been about Stu. The first movie was about him getting control of his life and sort of growing, like becoming a man and standing up to that woman he was with and actually realizing he doesn’t have to be defined by this relationship.

This movie is very much about Alan, who in the second film described himself as a stay-at-home son. Alan is really the one who’s been flat-lined this whole time in that he causes all the trouble, he screws everything up and never changes at the end of it. You know, he takes no responsibility because he’s unaware. And in this movie, it’s about Alan finally being able to become a man and Alan finally taking some responsibility in his life. He was the loose end that this movie ties up. So it’s Alan’s story, and it’s about our guys who try to help Alan finally “get better,” and about how Chow comes into that and screws it up because there’s always somebody who’s got to do that.

Q: When you sat down to write the script with Craig Mazin, what is your process?

Phillips: We try to make each other laugh. [Laughs] But even before that—because we know that the funny stuff will come—it’s really about setting up a plot that will keep people interested and hold its own weight. We do this thing where we say, ‘Does this plot work if we do no jokes?’ In other words, will this movie work with zero jokes in it as a story? And if we get that story tight enough, which we hopefully do and did on this, we then go, ‘Okay, now how do we make it ridiculous, make it funny and all that?’

But it’s very much first about how the story works and we’re a little bit of logic police on ourselves, going, ‘Well, wait, why would that happen if this and this?’ And, again, when you watch this movie, you go back and there are things that were planted in The Hangover that are explained in The Hangover Part III, things that happened in The Hangover Part II that become clear in this film, so it all kind of ties together. And it’s pretty fun because it was kind of like backwards engineering a project. Because, obviously, we didn’t really set out to make a trilogy when we first made it, so the goal was to make it all feel like a giant story.

Q: And how much have the guys inhabiting these roles inspired you in writing this film?

Phillips: So much. I mean, in a sense, I jokingly say—although Craig Mazin would have a heart attack—that the movies write themselves. They don’t, but because when you put these guys in a situation, we’re so familiar with their characters, you kind of know what Alan would say or how he’d behave or how Phil would react here. And that’s a big head start.

Q: Can you talk about getting these four actors [Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha and Zach Galifianakis] back together and how their chemistry works. Is it always there in them?

Phillips: It does seem to be always there in them. I’ve talked to other directors—whether it’s Steven Soderbergh on his Oceans movies or Jay Roach with his three Austin Powers movies or Brett Ratner with the Rush Hour movies—and everyone talks about a shorthand. There really is a shorthand when you go to a third movie on that side of the camera. Bradley knows his character almost better than I know his character, and I’ve written it. But Bradley’s inhabited it and made it his own over the years. So we don’t have to discuss those things anymore. It’s very much about the machinations of the plot and about how to amplify the comedy or pull off the moment. But it’s never about the character. That stuff gets so filled in, and that’s such a credit to the actors on any of these movies because even though you write the part in the beginning, the actors create the part when they step into the clothes and fill it all in. So it’s an interesting process.

Q: You talked about centering on Alan’s story, but can you talk a bit about the film and where these characters go?

Phillips: Well, like I said, Alan started going through this crisis in his life because of the death of his father and, at the same time, he’s sort of been off his medication, so to speak. And he’s having a moment. Meanwhile, over in Bangkok, Mr. Chow has broken out of prison and he’s headed to the West Coast, not for anything to do with our boys. He is going to recruit Alan to help him get revenge on something that was planted in the first Hangover. So, as our boys are trying to get Alan to get better, at the same time, Mr. Chow has come in and is messing up his life. It’s very much about them trying to deal with that and allow Alan to sort of be healed.

Q: And it takes you back to Vegas. What was it like returning to Vegas?

Phillips: It was fantastic. I mean, all the places there really rolled out the red carpet for us on The Hangover Part III. I mean, The Hangover was very different. It’s kind of an interesting thing because casinos are very much like movie studios. It’s not like Warner Bros., Paramount, Universal and Fox would all work together on one thing.

And when we went there, we were seeking five different properties to all work together on a sequence in our movie. And that’s like getting five movie studios to work together. But they did, because The Hangover means so much to Las Vegas. It was the summer of 2009 when the first one came out, and the country was going into a recession, probably still is, but I got calls from the CEOs of different casinos thanking us for The Hangover and what it did to bring young people back to Vegas. So those five properties all said, ‘Okay, let’s work together on this thing because it’s The Hangover.’ It was amazing. So, yes, they rolled out the red carpet; they all cooperated. I literally had a button at one point in my hand. If I pushed it, the Belllagio Fountains would go off.

Q: You also have new additions to the cast in this film in John Goodman and Melissa McCarthy. Can you talk about what it was like to bring them into the Hangover fold?

Phillips: Well, it’s always fun bringing sort of ‘outsiders’ into this insane traveling circus that we have, and Melissa McCarthy obviously fits in almost too perfectly. It’s weird. John Goodman can go into any movie and kill it for whatever you ask him to do. He’s just like nobody else. It’s kind of amazing to watch. So they were two great additions.

John Goodman plays a character who is introduced. His name’s Marshal’ and he’s actually talked about, if you watch The Hangover. We never see him, obviously, in The Hangover, but he’s brought up. We even flash back to that in The Hangover. You see when he’s mentioned and you’re like, ‘Oh, my God, that’s Marshall?’ That’s who we’ve been talking about, this John Goodman guy. It’s pretty interesting.

Q: Was that a Eureka moment when you guys were working on the script, just like, ‘Marshall!’

Phillips: Yeah, it kind of was. It was like, ‘Wait, who is that? I know who it is. Let’s make it that guy!’ So that’s exactly what it was.

Q: You’re also working with Heather Graham again. What was that like?

Phillips: Heather has always, for me, represented a sort of ray of light, like sunshine, particularly in the bleak landscape that has been these Hangover movies. We had to bring Heather back because if we’re going to Vegas, we have to visit this beacon, which she is, always. She’s just this ray of light. And that was fun. We also brought back her kid from the first movie—that baby.

We got the same actor, who was six months old then, who’s now four-and-a-half, named Grant. He has the same cheeks as he had in the first movie, so we called up his mom, and she was like, ‘I don’t know if he can do this. He’s obviously not an actor. He was a six-month-old baby then.’ And I said, ‘Well, bring him in and let’s just hang out and see how he is.’ And he was so adorable that we couldn’t not try it, and he was great. And he has a really big moment in the movie with Zach. It’s so cute.

Q: That is so great. Does he have any conception of what he is a part of?

Phillips: No. He has no clue.

Q: Having worked with these actors for five years, what has it been like to watch the development of their careers, especially with Bradley Cooper’s recent accolades for Silver Linings Playbook?

Phillips: It’s amazing. I mean, literally Bradley’s one of my best friends, so to see that happen, for all of us and Bradley, it’s just been so astounding. But, you know, it’s always been there. The guy’s just a great actor and sometimes they just need to get that shot and I think The Hangover put him on a stage that enabled people to say, ‘Okay, who is this guy?’ And ‘Look how good-looking this guy is and how much confidence he has in these movies. Maybe he could do this.’ And he’s gone on and killed it.

And with Zach, as a comic actor, I’ve worked with a lot of funny people over the years, having done now eight or nine movies. Zach’s the funniest. I feel like Bradley would have been discovered with or without The Hangover, quite honestly. I feel Zach is somebody that, by using his talent so appropriately—because he had shots in other comedies, but he would sort of disappear in the movies—by really knowing how to showcase his talents, I feel, in a weird way, more ‘ownership’ over Zach, in that I feel like we really put him out there. Like, here’s a highlight reel of why Zach is the funniest guy on the planet. I think, ultimately, people were going to find Bradley because he just looks like a movie star.

Q: I was also thinking about Ken Jeong [as Chow] because he’s so funny in these movies.

Phillips: Yeah, Ken owes me everything. [Laughs] No.  He’s so freaking funny and so randomly funny—he’s all of our favorite guy. It’s a weird kind of funny.

Q: One last question, the beautiful cinematic look that your movies have, are you and [director of photography] Lawrence Sher continuing that in this film?

Phillips: This one, I think, is the most beautiful, really. They’ve always had a look to them, I think, and I’m glad you say that, but with this one we even had a little more time. I really wanted it to feel epic in certain ways and it really does. There are a couple of things in this movie I’m really proud of, just look-wise, and I don’t think ninety percent of the audience notices it, or I think if they do it’s subconscious, like there might be something different about this than other comedies that they’re used to seeing. So, with this one, I’m really happy with where it ends up and I think The Hangover, the three movies in general, just have this very specific look to them, and I think it’s really beautiful.

(A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures, “The Hangover Part III” opens in Philippine theaters on May 29, 2013.)

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“The Hangover Part III” official trailer and poster revealed!

 

The second trailer for “The Hangover Part III” has just been shared online by Warner Bros.

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This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

Directed by Todd Phillips, the film reunites Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha as Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug. Returning to the ensemble are Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor and, as the guys’ long-suffering wives, Gillian Vigman, Sasha Barrese and Jamie Chung. John Goodman joins the cast as well.

A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures, “The Hangover Part III” opens in Philippine theaters on May 29, 2013.

Watch the trailer below:

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Bradley Cooper sighted with pink curlers on!

Bradley Cooper, a former Sexiest Man Alive has been sighted with pink curlers on the set of  the still untitled drama film!

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The photo of Cooper in pink curlers kinda reminds me of my grandma, when all the curlers are in hype. But, Cooper still looks sexy even with pink curlers on with his abs on display.

The actor’s curlers are for his role as a wavy-haired federal agent in still untitled drama, which is currently filming in Boston.

He is working with Silver Linings Playbook director David O. Russell, which also co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams.

 

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‘The Hangover Part III’ Official Teaser Poster and Trailer Revealed!

Warner Bros. has just released the first trailer and teaser poster for the highly-anticipated comedy movie, “The Hangover Part III

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This time, there’s no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

Directed by Todd Phillips, the film reunites Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Justin Bartha as Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug. Returning to the ensemble are Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor and, as the guys’ long-suffering wives, Gillian Vigman, Sasha Barrese and Jamie ChungJohn Goodman joins the cast as well.

A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures, in association with Legendary Pictures, “The Hangover Part III” opens in Philippine theaters on May 29, 2013.

Watch the teaser trailer below:

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Bradley Cooper is on the cover of GQ!

Bradley Cooper is on the cover of GQ Magazine‘s April 2012 issue!

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Below are some excerpts from the interview:

Bradley, 38, shows off his sensitive side in this month’s GQ magazine. The actor opened up about watching his father die two years ago. 

“Death became very real. And very tangible. Because my father – someone who had been in my life for 36 years is just f***ing gone. I watched him dying and I was there by his bed watching him, breathing with him, and then I saw his last breath and he was gone. I experienced the whole thing. And that was a watershed moment that I was privileged to experience. And it changed everything. My father gave me two gifts – having me and dying with me. I used to be the kid that got the shakes if I had to talk in public; now, I just don’t get nervous about stuff. I can’t control everything. I watched my father die and I realised that is the way we are all going to die. For me, it was a switch from knowing something intellectually to knowing it by tangibly experiencing it. It rewired my neurological system. It almost did the opposite of motivating me. It was about keeping the main thing the main thing.”

Bradley also opened up about wanting to do his hit movie ‘The Hangover,’ and how his friends tried to talk him out of it.

“Well, let me tell you about actors. Back then, I had a couple of high-profile actor friends who were pretty successful and they were saying, “Why are you doing that movie called The Hangover? I read the script and I passed.” And I’m like, “Oh, OK. Well, I’m doing it.” Something I’ve learned: other successful actors love telling one another they’ve passed on a script. And then it turns out the script was sent to them but wasn’t offered to them. Actors are a crazy breed. I feel honoured to be a part of this profession, but I also feel a lot of gratitude that I am not a typical actor. Not at all.”

Bradley revealed why he chose to become sober.

“I had my reasons and I don’t like getting into it too much. I’m not going to say I’ll never drink ever again. I mean, who knows what will happen in the future? I just consider… What I will say is that my life was going in one direction and that terrified me. It scared the s*** out of me. I knew I had to make some changes if I ever wanted to fulfil whatever potential I had as a human being. I felt a huge sense of responsibility to my parents, especially to my father. When I took out a loan to go to grad school to act I could see that deep down he was f***ing terrified.”

In his latest film The Place Beyond The Pines Bradley is forced to kill Ryan Gosling – not an easy task.

“Who would ever want to be in a movie where you’re the guy that kills Ryan Gosling? Ryan Gosling looks sexy as hell in this movie, too. He’s all muscled out, tattooed up; a super-cool outlaw bank robber who gets to hold a baby for most of the movie. And me – my character, this cop who lies and rats on his buddies – is supposed to turn up 45 minutes into the movie and kill Ryan Gosling? I love Ryan.”

Bradley apparently does not want an Oscar.

“It would change nothing. Nothing. The things in my life that aren’t fulfilled would not be fulfilled. Career-wise, right now, it’s better that I don’t win one. I don’t want to win. I don’t.”

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Watch Jennifer Lawrence’ Golden Globes-worthy Performance in ‘Silver Linings Playbook’!

Silver Linings Playbook stars Bradley Cooper as Pat Solitano, a man that has to move back in with his parents (Jacki Weaver and Robert De Niro) after finishing eight months of psychiatric treatment. In his recovery, Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a young widow with her own set of troubles.

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Based on novel “The Silver Linings Playbook” by Matthew Quick, the film received a total of four Golden Globe nominations — best picture in the musical/comedy category, Cooper for Best Actor, Lawrence for Best Actress, and David O. Russell for best screenplay. Lawrence ended up winning the Golden Globes award.

Also nominated in several categories in the 85th Academy Awards, Silver Linings Playbook is coming to Philippine theaters on February 27.

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Bradley Cooper on dating Jennifer Lawrence: “No, no, no, no, no. Not even close.”!

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are both single and they were seen at the red carpet of the Golden Globes last Sunday, Jan. 12!

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Cooper was interviewed if they are dating, they both stars in the movie The Silver Lining  and the up-coming Serena, he said:

“Oh my God. That’s very funny. No, my God. No. We’ve done two movies together. If it didn’t happen by now, it’s not going to happen.”

He was asked again and answered:

“No, no, no, no, no. Not even close. First of all, I could be her father. No, I’m kidding. But no, not even close.”

Lawrence was then asked later and was told what Cooper said and this is what she said:

“True. I agree. I concur.”

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The FULL List of the 2013 Oscars Nominees revealed!

Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced Oscar nominations for the 2013 Academy Awards on Thursday morning, and on Feb. 24,  MacFarlane  will hosts the actual awards broadcast.

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Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads with 12 nominations and Ang Lee’s Life of Pi has 11. But let’s be honest, that’s not the surprise-part of the story.

See the complete list of nominees below:

 

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:

  • Bradley Cooper in Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln
  • Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables
  • Joaquin Phoenix in The Master
  • Denzel Washington in Flight

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

  • Alan Arkin in Argo
  • Robert De Niro in Silver Linings Playbook
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:

  • Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer Lawrence in Silver Linings Playbook
  • Emmanuelle Riva in Amour
  • Quvenzhané Wallis in Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Naomi Watts in The Impossible

PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:

  • Amy Adams in The Master
  • Sally Field in Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway in Les Misérables
  • Helen Hunt in The Sessions
  • Jacki Weaver in Silver Linings Playbook

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • ParaNorman
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Wreck-It Ralph

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY:

  • Anna Karenina – Seamus McGarvey
  • Django Unchained – Robert Richardson
  • Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
  • Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
  • Skyfall – Roger Deakins

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN:

  • Anna Karenina – Jacqueline Durran
  • Les Misérables – Paco Delgado
  • Lincoln – Joanna Johnston
  • Mirror Mirror – Eiko Ishioka
  • Snow White and the Huntsman – Colleen Atwood

BEST DIRECTOR:

  • Michael Haneke – Amour
  • Benh Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Ang Lee – Life of Pi
  • Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
  • David O. Russell – Silver Linings Playbook

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

  • 5 Broken Cameras
  • The Gatekeepers
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • The Invisible War
  • Searching for Sugar Man

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT:

  • Inocente
  • Kings Point
  • Mondays at Racine
  • Open Heart
  • Redemption

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING:

  • Argo – William Goldenberg
  • Life of Pi – Tim Squyres
  • Lincoln – Michael Kahn
  • Silver Linings Playbook – Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
  • Zero Dark Thirty – Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

  • Amour – Austria
  • Kon-Tiki – Norway
  • No – Chile
  • A Royal Affair – Denmark
  • War Witch – Canada

ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:

  • Hitchcock – Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
  • Les Misérables – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

  • Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
  • Argo – Alexandre Desplat
  • Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
  • Lincoln – John Williams
  • Skyfall – Thomas Newman

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:

  • Before My Time from Chasing Ice
  • Everybody Needs A Best Friend from Ted
  • Pi’s Lullaby from Life of Pi
  • Skyfall from Skyfall
  • Suddenly from Les Misérables

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR:

  • Amour
  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

 

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN:

  • Anna Karenina
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM:

  • Adam and Dog
  • Fresh Guacamole
  • Head over Heels
  • Maggie Simpson in The Longest Daycare
  • Paperman

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM:

  • Asad
  • Buzkashi Boys
  • Curfew
  • Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)
  • Henry

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING:

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Skyfall
  • Zero Dark Thirty

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING:

  • Argo
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Skyfall

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS:

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Life of Pi
  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Prometheus
  • Snow White and the Huntsman

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:

  • Argo by Chris Terrio
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
  • Life of Pi by David Magee
  • Lincoln by Tony Kushner
  • Silver Linings Playbook by David O. Russell

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:

  • Amour Written by Michael Haneke
  • Django Unchained Written by Quentin Tarantino
  • Flight Written by John Gatins
  • Moonrise Kingdom Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
  • Zero Dark Thirty Written by Mark Boal

 

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