Remember the old X-Files mantra "Trust No One?" One of its producers surely does, and in creating the new Cinemax spy thriller Hunted, Frank Spotnitz makes it clear from the first scenes that you can't always trust your eyes, either.
Send your movie questions to FlickChickQuestion Ive seen Harry Potter five times now I liked it that much and Im still wowed by Imelda Stauntons portrayal of Umbridge Is there any chance shell get nominated for an Oscar I know the Academy Awards are iffy about nominating actors for roles in sci-fi-fantasy movies which is why I fear shell get no Oscar nomination But do you think shell at least get nominated for a Golden Globe since the Hollywood Foreign Press tend to be a bit more creative with their nominations LisaFlickChick I think the odds that Imelda Staunton will be recognized with an Academy Award nomination for her excellent performance in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix are slim to none because yes the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a long-standing bias against horrorsci-fifantasy films At least Staunton was was nominated in 2004 for the title role in Vera Drake although she lost to Hilary Swank for Million
Universal has announced a Dec. 22 premiere for Steve Carell's Evan Almighty, where it will go head-to-head with Ben Stiller's Night at the Museum and Charlotte's Web (no relation to TVGuide.com's Entertainment News editor).... Vera Drake's Imelda Staunton will play Dolores Umbridge, the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.... Per TMZ.com, director Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day) is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges that, while dressed in drag, he allegedly solicited an undercover cop in Hollywood on Jan. 8. But was he turning tricks under the name Alan Smithee? That's the question.
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When the Oscar nominations for best actress were announced last month, it was no surprise to see Annette Bening, Hilary Swank and Kate Winslet on the list. But art-house moviegoers were thrilled to see two lesser-known worthies — Vera Drake's Imelda Staunton and Maria Full of Grace's Catalina Sandino Moreno — instantly catapulted, if only temporarily, onto Hollywood's A-list.Unlike Moreno, a fresh-faced newcomer in her early twenties, the 49-year-old Staunton has spent years paying her dues across the pond and awaiting this level of individual recognition for her work. "Well, [Drake director] Mike Leigh and I were having Chinese takeaway in the publicist's office and I was quite surprised, I have to say, that I did get nominated," she says. "I thought I was going to get squeezed out. So I was very surprised, and then absolutely over th