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It’s a good day for Kentucky actresses

Today began with news that Louisville actress Jennifer Lawrence has become a three-time Oscar nominee, with a fairly reasonable shot at at the rare feat of becoming a two-time winner in consecutive years. Lawrence’s performance in American Hustle earned her a best … Continue reading

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Jennifer Lawrence and Steve Kazee awards put spotlight on Kentucky

Something nudged me after Louisville’s Jennifer Lawrence accepted her Oscar for best actress last night: watching a Kentucky native walk off with a major acting award was not an exotic thing to see. And no, I am not going back … Continue reading

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Oscar predictions 2011

The 10-film best picture Oscar field has become such a tease. In just two years, it has created the illusion of a lot more — and a lot more popular — films vying for the top honor. But in the … Continue reading

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Golden Globes draw a clear map to Oscars

Some years, the Golden Globes sign off and we really have a lot of big questions about what will happen come Oscar night. This does not feel like one of those years. The night of Feb. 27 could end up … Continue reading

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Michael Shannon in Our Town Off-Broadway

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon, who started his acting career on Lexington stages, is currently appearing Off-Broadway as the stage manager in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. Shannon is slated to play the part through May in the show which is currently … Continue reading

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Hurt Locker’s Oscars a testament to what is really important in creative endeavors

Accepting his Oscar for best original score for Up, Michael Giacchinio talked about how he used to get his dad’s movie camera and make little movies, and noted that his parents never discouraged his creativity. That came back to mind … Continue reading

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2010 Oscars nominations, Kentucky style

Lexington native George Clooney is once again an Oscar nominee, this year for Up in the Air, a movie that got a lot of love from the Academy when nominations were announced on Tuesday morning. The film, about a man … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: The Hustler

The impetus for showing The Hustler now is, of course, showing the late Paul Newman in his prime. In 1961, Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats was probably as big an attraction, but the movie was the story of Newman’s “Fast … Continue reading

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