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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sandler sets Razzie record with 11 nominations for worst movies, acting

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — When Adam Sandler's bad, he's really bad, according to voters for the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that singles out the worst movies of the year. Sandler received a record 11 nominations Saturday for the Razzies as star, more
Washington Post ( 2/25/2012 9:23:25 PM -08:00 )

Epic Fail! Adam Sandler Breaks Record With 11 Razzie Nominations
Epic Fail! Adam Sandler Breaks Record With 11 Razzie NominationsOn the eve of the best, comes the worst, and leave it to the 32nd annual Golden Raspberry Awards, better known as the Razzies, to point out the worst of the worst—and it's looking like a record breaker for funnyman Sandler. The actor broke the bad kind more
E! Online ( 2/25/2012 9:01:30 PM -08:00 )

Worst in show: The Razzie worst-picture nominees
Worst in show: The Razzie worst-picture nomineesJack & Jill: "A marathon of Tyler Perry's Madea flicks is preferable to Jack & Jill, a noxious PG comedy starring Adam Sandler as a pair of middle-aged male-female twins that should have been separated at birth to spare us from this movie," Jennifer more
Globe and Mail ( 2/25/2012 9:01:02 PM -08:00 )

Adam Sandler sets Razzie record for worst movies
LOS ANGELES - Comic actor Adam Sandler may not be in the running for an Oscar this year, but on Saturday he set a new record for another award — the most Razzie nominations for the worst films and performances of 2011. The producer, actor and writer more
Khaleej Times ( 2/25/2012 8:52:09 PM -08:00 )

New low: Adam Sandler nominated for record 11 Golden Raspberry Awards
New low: Adam Sandler nominated for record 11 Golden Raspberry AwardsADAM Sandler more than doubled Eddie Murphy's record for most nominations for the Golden Raspberry Awards - or Razzies - in a single year with 11 nods for the worst achievements in film for 2011. Sandler, whose nominations came for his roles as an more
NEWS.com.au ( 2/25/2012 7:30:16 PM -08:00 )

Adam Sandler sets Razzie record with 11 nominations
He's picked up 11 nominations for the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof singling out the year's worst movies. That's more than twice the previous record of five nominations by Eddie Murphy. Among Sandler's acting, producing and writing nominations: more
New Zealand Herald ( 2/25/2012 6:47:02 PM -08:00 )

Adam Sandler dominates the Razzie nominations
In a dubious achievement, Adam Sandler broke all records Saturday evening, earning 11 Razzie nominations for his various work as an actor, a writer and a producer on three 2011 movies: "Jack and Jill," "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star" and "Just Go more
Los Angeles Times ( 2/25/2012 6:00:13 PM -08:00 )

The 32 Annual Razzie Award nominees are in; Adam Sandler sets a record
Everyone in DC has their plans ready to watch the 84th Annual Academy Awards tomorrow, where the (supposedly) best films of 2011 will be honored. It's probably very comforting to us all as a routine. First, we get to see who's wearing who, more
Examiner.com ( 2/25/2012 8:50:20 PM -08:00 )

Sandler's record a new low
Sandlerby The Canadian Press - Story: 71539 In this film publicity image released by Columbia Pictures, Brooklyn Decker, left, and Adam Sandler are shown in a scene from "Just Go with It." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures-Sony, Tracy Bennett) When Adam Sandler's more
Castanet.net ( 2/25/2012 8:47:22 PM -08:00 )

Adam Sandler Breaks Record with 11 Razzie Award Nominations
It's a record-breaking year for Adam Sandler – but probably not in the way he'd prefer. On Saturday, the comedy superstar “scored” a staggering 11 nominations for the upcoming 32nd Annual Razzie Awards, shattering Eddie Murphy's mark for cinematic more
GossipCop ( 2/25/2012 8:37:33 PM -08:00 )

Adam Sandler Gets 11 Razzie Nominations!
The Jack & Jill star (and co-star) sets a new record for most nominations in a single year. Here's the full list of nominees. By William Bibbiani Today's the day, the eve of The Academy Awards, when The Golden Raspberry Awards - aka "The Razzies" more
Crave Online ( 2/25/2012 8:34:18 PM -08:00 )

Sandler Dominates the Razzie Noms
by IGN Staff The nominations for the 32nd Annual Golden Raspberry Awards were announced today, the eve before the Oscars as is customary for the RAZZIES. Adam Sandler dominated this year's crop "honoring" the worst in cinema for the year 2011. more
IGN ( 2/25/2012 8:34:05 PM -08:00 )

Kristen Stewart Gets Razzies 2012 Attention
Not only was she picked as a nominee on Saturday night for the category "worst actress" for Razzies 2012, but she is a two-time nominee for "worst couple" Razzie alongside both Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. To be fair, KStew will probably not more
Gather.com ( 2/25/2012 8:15:09 PM -08:00 )

'Jack & Jill' up for 12 Razzie Awards
LOS ANGELES, Feb 25, 2012 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Adam Sandler's big-screen comedy "Jack & Jill" was nominated for a leading 12 Razzie Awards, including Worst Picture, in Los Angeles Saturday. The movie, in which Sandler plays twin brother and sister, more
Middle East North Africa Financial Network ( 2/25/2012 8:14:42 PM -08:00 )

Razzie nominations: 'Jack & Jill' leads with 12 nods
Razzie nominations: By Liz Kelly Nelson Adam Sandler may not be in contention for any Oscars when Hollywood's A-listers gather for the biggest event of the entertainment year on Sunday (Feb. 26), but he can rest assured in the fact that his 2011 release, "Jack & Jill," more
Zap2it.com (blog) ( 2/25/2012 6:40:17 PM -08:00 )

Will Adam Sandler have the balls to accept Worst Actress Razzie?
By Daniel Montgomery Adam Sandler is no stranger to the Razzie Awards, with nine previous nominations and a Worst Actor win in 1999 for "Big Daddy," but this year the "Saturday Night Live" alum has outdone himself. As writer, actor, and producer of the more
GoldDerby ( 2/25/2012 6:09:52 PM -08:00 )

How a girl lost — and found — the horse she loved

This 1998 photo provided by Megan Chance shows her with her thoroughbred mare, Burma, in Mountainside, NJ For six years, they were inseparable. Megan worked on pacing her new horse, calming her, grooming her, earning her trust. more
Seattle Post Intelligencer ( 2/25/2012 9:09:43 PM -08:00 )

How a girl lost _ and found _ the horse she loved
By HELEN O'NEILL, AP The mare was tall and spirited and a joy to behold, galloping across the pasture with her head high, lithe and fast and fearless. A dark bay, nearly black, with a dramatic white blaze on her forehead, everyone thought Burma — the more
U.S. News & World Report ( 2/25/2012 9:01:22 PM -08:00 )

How girl lost — and found — horse she cherished in real-life tale that brings
Gerry Broome / AP Megan Chance and her son Alex visit with Burma. left, and Lulu in Washington, NC, Jan. 31. Megan rode Burma as a child in New Jersey and planned to bring her to North Carolina where she was starting a new stables. more
msnbc.com (blog) ( 2/25/2012 10:07:53 AM -08:00 )

Woman's horse rescued from 'kill pen'
WomanBy Helen O'Neill AP The mare was tall and spirited and a joy to behold, galloping across the pasture with her head high, lithe and fast and fearless. But the 6-year-old thoroughbred was practically impossible to handle. High-strung and feisty, more
Fort Worth Star Telegram ( 2/25/2012 8:40:28 PM -08:00 )

The Artist sweeps Independent Spirit Awards

The Artist sweeps Independent Spirit AwardsBy Tim Masters Entertainment and arts correspondent, BBC News French silent film The Artist has been named best feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. It comes one day before it is expected to take the top prize at the Oscars. more
BBC News ( 2/25/2012 9:06:19 PM -08:00 )

FACTBOX - A list of winners at the Independent Spirit Awards
By Bob Tourtellotte | SANTA MONICA, California (Reuters) - The Independent Spirit Awards, art house cinema's equivalent of the Oscars, on Saturday handed out honors for the best films and performances of 2012 among movies made outside Hollywood's major more
Reuters India ( 2/25/2012 8:58:13 PM -08:00 )

The Post Most: EntertainmentMost-viewed stories,videos, and galleries in the
Sign-up for e-mail newsletters and alerts and get the news you need delivered directly to your inbox. Get up close and personal with famous faces from Hollywood in our gallery of showbiz photos. Updated daily! Jen Chaney writes this must-bookmark blog more
Washington Post (blog) ( 2/25/2012 8:34:15 PM -08:00 )

Independent Spirit Awards: Awarding indies and echoing Oscar
By Jen Chaney Michel Hazanavicius, Penelope Ann Miller, James Cromwell and producer Thomas Langmann accept the best-picture trophy for “The Artist” at the Independent Spirit Awards. (Rick Wilking - Reuters) “The Artist” — that silent film that everyone more
Washington Post (blog) ( 2/25/2012 8:29:19 PM -08:00 )

"The Artist" captures spirit of indie film awards
By Bob Tourtellotte SANTA MONICA, California (Reuters) - Silent movie romance 'The Artist' on Saturday won four Independent Spirit Awards, the years top honors among movies made outside Hollywoods major studios, including best film and director in a more
IBNLive.com ( 2/25/2012 8:05:29 PM -08:00 )

'Artist' wins best-picture at indie Spirit Awards
"The Artist" won best picture and three other prizes Saturday at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film, a possible prelude to a big night at the Academy Awards for the black-and-white silent movie. BY DAVID GERMAIN AP Movie Writer No comments more
The Seattle Times ( 2/25/2012 8:04:22 PM -08:00 )

“The Interrupters” on Chicago gangs wins Spirit Award for documentaries
BY ROGER EBERT Sun-Times Film Critic February 25, 2012 9:34PM SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Director Steve James (L) and Producer Alex Kotlowitz accept the Best Documentary award for "The Interrupters" onstage at the 2012 Film Independent Spirit more
Chicago Sun-Times ( 2/25/2012 7:37:04 PM -08:00 )

Plummer wins supporting actor prize at Spirit Awards
Plummer wins supporting actor prize at Spirit AwardsCanadian actor Christopher Plummer has won the supporting-actor prize at the Spirit Awards honouring independent film for his role as an elderly widower who comes out as gay in Beginners. Plummer's win Saturday in Los Angeles could be a prelude to more
CBC.ca ( 2/25/2012 7:34:00 PM -08:00 )

The Artist picks up another four awards
The Artist picks up another four awards Updated: 14:28, Sunday February 26, 2012 The Artist is primed for Oscars glory after scooping up four major prizes at the Film Independent Spirit Awards. A day after the silent black and white movie picked up six more
Sky News Australia ( 2/25/2012 7:31:38 PM -08:00 )

Independent Spirit Awards Gives The Artist Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor
Independent Spirit Awards Gives The Artist Best Feature, Best Director, Best ActorVictoria: Back in Blue! Plus, Emma Stone, Eva Longoria, Michelle Williams & Nicole Richie. Rate the highs and lows! The 27th annual Independent Sprirt Awards were dealt out by host Seth Rogen in Santa Monica on Saturday, granting the silent film and more
E! Online ( 2/25/2012 7:27:22 PM -08:00 )

'The Artist' captures spirit of indie film awards
SANTA MONICA, California - Silent movie romance "The Artist" on Saturday won four Independent Spirit Awards, the year's top honors among movies made outside Hollywood's major studios, including best film and director in a prelude to the Oscars. more
ABS CBN News ( 2/25/2012 7:24:35 PM -08:00 )

'Artist' gets pre-Oscars boost at Spirit awards
SANTA MONICA, California - Silent movie "The Artist" won another pre-Oscars boost Saturday, barely 24 hours before the big show, taking three of the main prizes at the independent Spirit film awards. The black-and-white movie, a frontrunner at Sunday's more
AsiaOne ( 2/25/2012 7:00:18 PM -08:00 )

The Artist wins eve-of-Oscars gongs
The Artist has won best picture and three other prizes at the Spirit Awards honouring independent film, a possible prelude to a big night at the Academy Awards for the black-and-white silent film. The film also won for best director for Michel more
The Press Association ( 2/25/2012 6:30:00 PM -08:00 )

'The Artist' wins best feature at Indie Spirit Awards
By Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY (LR) 'The Artist' executive producer Richard Middleton, director Michel Hazanavicius, actress Penelope Ann Miller, producer Thomas Langmann and actor James Cromwell pose with the Best Feature Film Award at the Film more
USA TODAY ( 2/25/2012 6:15:54 PM -08:00 )

'The Artist' scores big Spirit Awards
Movies Newsday > Entertainment > Movies 'The Artist' scores big Spirit Awards Published: February 25, 2012 8:57 PM "The Artist" won best picture and three other prizes Saturday at the Spirit Awards honoring independent film, a possible prelude to a big more
Newsday (subscription) ( 2/25/2012 6:12:44 PM -08:00 )

Which Spirited Actress Went Barefoot on the Independent Spirit Awards' Purple
Which Spirited Actress Went Barefoot on the Independent Spirit AwardsThe Independent Spirit Awards are set on the beach in Santa Monica, but it seems one starlet may have taken the casual vibe a bit too far. But it had nothing to do with the oceanside setting. Her high heels turned out to be a pain. more
E! Online ( 2/25/2012 6:04:26 PM -08:00 )

Independent Spirit Awards 2012: Winners List
By Mary J. DiMeglio "The Artist" dominated the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday afternoon, snagging trophies for best feature, director, male lead (Jean Dujardin) and cinematography. Michelle Williams was awarded Best Female Lead for her role in more
MTV.com ( 2/25/2012 6:02:37 PM -08:00 )

'The Artist' wins best feature at Independent Spirit Awards
By AMY KAUFMAN AND OLIVER GETTELL LOS ANGELES -- "The Artist," produced by Thomas Langmann, won best feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday. The black-and-white homage to silent cinema, which is also nominated for 10 Oscars, more
Kansas City Star ( 2/25/2012 5:59:41 PM -08:00 )

Spirit Awards: Actors (and a producer) talk Oscar diversity
The entertainment world's spotlight Saturday is on the Film Independent Spirit Awards, but plenty of its attendees have their minds on Sunday's big show, the Oscars -- a ceremony where the winners, as a Times study recently revealed, more
Los Angeles Times ( 2/25/2012 5:46:22 PM -08:00 )

Spirits 2012: 'The Artist' named Best Feature
By Chris Kaltenbach Setting the stage for what could be the quietest Oscar weekend since 1929, the largely silent film "The Artist" was named Best Feature at the Spirit Awards. 'The Artist" is also favored to win the Best Picture Oscar Sunday. more
Baltimore Sun (blog) ( 2/25/2012 5:28:46 PM -08:00 )

"The Artist," "The Help," "War Horse," Meryl Streep, Viola Davis Among Oscar

By Shreya Badola | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA It's just a matter of a few hours before we see the who's who of the movie world come together for the much awaited Oscar Awards. And needless to say, the predictions and calculations are doing the rounds more
Daily News & Analysis ( 2/25/2012 7:44:29 PM -08:00 )

Oscar special: Meryl Streep the saving grace of The Iron Lady
Oscar special: Meryl Streep the saving grace of The Iron LadyBy Apoorva Dutt | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA How good is Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady? Streep, as the frontrunner for the Oscar for Best Actress, has been called the redeeming feature of this largely plodding and sentimental film. more
Daily News & Analysis ( 2/25/2012 7:21:41 PM -08:00 )

Oscar special: Viola Davis in The Help better than Meryl Streep
Oscar special: Viola Davis in The Help better than Meryl StreepBy Aniruddha Guha | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA The Help has everything to please Academy members: racial discrimination theme, period setting, moving story et al. The real triumph for the film, though, lies in the fact that it encapsulates all those more
Daily News & Analysis ( 2/25/2012 6:46:21 PM -08:00 )

Meryl Streep wants Voila Davis to win Oscar
Meryl Streep wants Voila Davis to win OscarActress Meryl Streep, who has been nominated in the best actress category for the Oscars, says she want her friend Viola Davis to win the prestigious trophy. "Yes, oh yes. I love her and think she's amazing. She deserves and should be at the forefront more
NDTV ( 2/25/2012 6:38:04 PM -08:00 )

Viola Davis: 'Buzz makes me nervous'
Tonight she's the bookies' favourite to pip Meryl Streep to the Best Actress Oscar for her role in 'The Help'. Just don't expect Viola Davis to get over-excited before the ceremony. She tells James Mottram why she will never shake the 'paranoia' Ezra more
The Independent ( 2/25/2012 4:01:53 PM -08:00 )

Who will take the gold? Fox411's Dr. Oscar's offers Best Actress predictions
Who will take the gold? Fox411The Academy Awards are often described as Hollywood's Super Bowl. This year, that may actually be an understatement. But rest assured. If you're looking for some guidance as you prepare for your office Oscar pool, you've come to the right place. more
Fox News ( 2/25/2012 2:26:18 PM -08:00 )

Oscar predictions: Could Brad Pitt really win best actor? And will Viola Davis
By Jen Chaney With the Academy Awards set to take place Sunday, we are rolling out predictions all week long and naming the films, actors, directors and writers most likely to win in eight major categories. This post tackles the lead acting categories. more
Washington Post (blog) ( 2/25/2012 1:37:39 PM -08:00 )

Critic's Notebook: My Meryl Streep problem
CriticThe virtuosic 'Iron Lady' star is stuck in two self-parodying modes of late: impersonating a character quite unlike herself or playing one who bears a teasing resemblance to her starry self. "The Iron Lady" won Meryl Streep (as Margaret Thatcher) her more
Los Angeles Times ( 2/25/2012 10:23:40 AM -08:00 )

Streep wants Best Actress Oscar for Davis
Meryl Streep has revealed that she would love Viola Davis to win the Best Actress award at tomorrow's Academy Awards. Streep is nominated in the same category for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, while Davis is nominated for The Help. more
RTE.ie ( 2/25/2012 8:36:48 AM -08:00 )

RI to cheer actress Viola Davis at Oscar party
PROVIDENCE, RI—Rhode Island residents are set to celebrate Oscar's Best Actress nomination of Viola Davis, who grew up in the state and is a graduate of Rhode Island College. Rhode Island International Film Festival officials say attendees at Sunday more
Boston.com ( 2/25/2012 7:06:21 AM -08:00 )

Oscars 2012: How stars like Octavia Spencer get ready
Viola Davis, Emma Stone and Octavia Spencer have all looked flawless on red carpets this awards season and doubtless they will pull out all the stops for Sunday's Academy Awards. Anticipation for the Oscar red carpet seems higher than ever this year. more
Los Angeles Times ( 2/25/2012 7:02:12 AM -08:00 )

Oscar predictions: We call the four acting races
And the winner is … Dujardin. It's not just because he won the SAG Award (and cried while accepting it!), though his victory there indicates the strength of his position. The actors branch makes up more than a fifth of the academy's membership. more
Los Angeles Times ( 2/25/2012 6:00:09 AM -08:00 )

Meryl Streep: "I don't want an Oscar"
Meryl Streep: "I donIf we were up for an Oscar we'd be prepared to elbow everybody and anybody in the face to win it. But then we don't already have two and Meryl Streep does which might be why she's slightly more laid back about the whole thing. The 62-year-old Hollywood more
Mirror.co.uk ( 2/25/2012 2:58:48 AM -08:00 )

I don't want an Oscar. I'd prefer my friend Viola to win it
I donBy GRANT ROLLINGS MERYL STREEP could walk on to the stage of the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood tomorrow to collect an Oscar for a third time. The award would confirm the 62-year-old American's status as the greatest actress of the modern era, more
The Sun ( 2/24/2012 7:31:46 PM -08:00 )

Despite Oscar notice, black actors still hit limits in film
Despite Oscar notice, black actors still hit limits in filmBy Bill Goodykoontz, Gannett Chief Film Critic There are no sure things when it comes to the Academy Awards, but front-runners always emerge. This year Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer are nominated for best actress and best supporting actress for their more
USA TODAY ( 2/24/2012 3:07:56 PM -08:00 )

11 Oscar Predictions to Help You Win Your Pool
Hollywood's biggest night is almost here. That's right ... the domestic release of Mirror Mirror! But also, the Oscars. Here are 11 predictions that are sure to help you win your Oscar pool: 1. The Artist wins Best Picture. more
Huffington Post (satire) ( 2/24/2012 2:12:34 PM -08:00 )

4 Oscar trivia questions: Test your movie knowledge
1. "The Help" received the most acting nominations this year, with three (for Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain). Three nominated performances in the same film is an impressive but not unusual feat; "The King's Speech" did it last year, more
The Seattle Times ( 2/24/2012 10:31:45 AM -08:00 )

In the name of Meryl, our Oscar ballot guide
In the name of Meryl, our Oscar ballot guideAP Photo Meryl Streep is up for another Oscar, but will she finally win? She hasn't since 1983. So you're going to an Oscar party this year. Not the kind where disappointed celebrities gather to envy the winners, but the kind where disappointed viewers more
ESPN ( 2/24/2012 10:31:11 AM -08:00 )

Octavia Spencer's post-Oscar plans: A breast lift
Oscar nominee Octavia Spencer has big plans following the Academy Awards, but they have nothing to do with whether she takes home the Oscar for best supporting actress. The "Help" star tells Parade magazine that for her first "splurge" gift, more
CNN (blog) ( 2/24/2012 8:39:09 AM -08:00 )

Does winning an Oscar open doors for black actors?
Does winning an Oscar open doors for black actors?By Wesley Morris Viola Davis has spent the last six months defending herself and her movie in a way I've never known an Academy Award nominee to have to do. She tussled with Tavis Smiley. She was candid with The Wall Street Journal. more
Boston Globe ( 2/24/2012 8:06:09 AM -08:00 )