Category Archives: oscars

That’s A Wrap: Dynasty, London Film Festival, Hugh Jackman, Jay-Z…

Angie Greaves and I are back with a brand new That’s A Wrap podcast.

This week we have news of an 80s comeback, look forward to the BFI London Film Festival, find out what Helen Mirren, Hugh Jackman and Josh Groban have in common and lots more.

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The Birth of a Nation UK release confirmed

It’s already taken Sundance by storm and is many people’s tip for the Oscars and now Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation has a confirmed UK release date.

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Cannes, Idris Elba, Justin Timberlake and more in this week’s podcast

This week Angie Greaves and I are discussing who you can expect to see at Cannes, The Simpsons go live, Idris Elba’s new film and Oprah’s latest role.

The podcast is back!

I’m back chatting all things showbiz with my friend Angie Greaves on our weekly podcast.

This week we’re covering everything from Prince to Sylvester Stallone via British Oscar winners, the Tony nominations and a British answer to the Met Gala.

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News round-up April 12

A quick round-up of some of the news you might have missed this week including Ian McKellen, Daniel Radcliffe, the Avengers and dates for your diary.

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Now You Hear Me…

I’m excited because I’m back with a weekly entertainment news podcast!

My friend Angie Greaves and I used to record these every week but had to stop last year when I changed jobs.

But now we’re back!!

This week, we’re talking about David Tennant, David Oyelowo, Prince, the Oscars and much more.

Do have a listen – it’s only 10 minutes long.

And if you want to find out more about Angie, her website is http://www.feeling-fab.com You’ll find loads of great articles to make your life Fabulous as well as a weekly entertainment column from me.

Best Actor race – some thoughts

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Already this year I’ve been lucky enough to see what I think should be four of the five Best Actor nominees at the Oscars.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell, Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne all give superb performances and should therefore be recognised.

Of those four I’m finding it hard to pick a winner – I know the smart money is currently on Keaton and it would be a typical Oscars-comeback story. Cumberbatch and Redmayne are both excellent as British mathematical geniuses and both brought me to tears. I didn’t like Foxcatcher – I found it too dark – but I did appreciate Carell’s work – I’ve never seen him so unlikeable and menacing on screen. It’s a complete about turn for his regular persona.

Who could be the fifth nominee? Well overnight in LA David Oyelowo has emerged as a serious contender following the debut of Selma at the AFI Fest. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to have Brits among the contenders?

There are still some other actors who could crash the party – I think Timothy Spall is still in contention for Mr Turner, as I’m writing this I’m waiting on reaction to Bradley Cooper’s performance in American Sniper and what about Johnny Depp in Into The Woods which no-one has seen yet?

It’s all speculation of course but it’s shaping up to be an incredibly strong category this year. I just wish we could say the same for Beat Actress.