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'Classy' George Clooney Voted for Jeff Bridges

But maybe he could have kept that to himself?

(Newser) - George Clooney voted for Jeff Bridges instead of himself to win this year's Best Actor Oscar, and he even photographed his ballot and sent it to Bridges with best wishes. Stuff like this is why Clooney "might be the classiest man in Hollywood," declare the experts at the... More »

Precious Romps at Spirit Awards

Bridges, Harrelson, Mo'Nique, Sidibe snag acting honors

(Newser) - Harlem drama Precious took the best picture prize as it dominated the Spirit Awards last night, winning four other honors that included trophies for best actress Gabourey Sidibe and best supporting actress Mo'Nique. Jeff Bridges won best actor for the country-music tale Crazy Heart, and Woody Harrelson won supporting actor... More »

Avatar, Hurt Locker Nab 9 Oscar Noms Each

Nine nominations each for Cameron, Bigelow films

(Newser) - The science-fiction sensation Avatar and the war-on-terror thriller The Hurt Locker lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and director for James Cameron and ex-wife Kathryn Bigelow. Also nominated for best-picture: District 9; the animated comedy Up; the World War II saga Inglourious Basterds; the football... More »

Streep, Bullock, Hangover, Avatar Clean Up

Jeff Bridges, Mo'Nique, 'Mad Men,' 'Glee' also among winners

(Newser) - Avatar and The Hangover captured the top film awards, Meryl Streep and Drew Barrymore charmed with stream-of-consciousness acceptance speeches, and host Ricky Gervais generally behaved at tonight's Golden Globes ceremony. Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock established themselves as Academy Award favorites with victories in the leading dramatic role categories, as... More »

Jeff Bridges Makes Crazy Heart Sing

Career-topping performance should catch Oscar's attention

(Newser) - Jeff Bridges is already earning Oscar buzz for his turn as a hard-luck country singer in Crazy Heart. And the critics think it’s all deserved:
  • Bad Blake’s a “juicy, career-crowning role, and Bridges plays the hell out of it,” writes Peter Travers of Rolling Stone . The
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