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Someone Tried to Steal Frances McDormand's Oscar

Police say suspect is in custody, and the actress has her statuette back

(Newser) - Someone swiped Frances McDormand's Oscar statuette right off her table at the Governor's Ball Sunday night, and police say the alleged thief has been arrested. A photo of the alleged Oscar-napper circulated on social media Sunday night; according to Cara Buckley of the New York Times, a photographer... More »

Three Billboards Sweeps SAG Awards

This Is Us, Veep had big wins on the TV side

(Newser) - The Western-inspired revenge tale Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri swept the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand, and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell. It was almost an exact repeat of the major Golden Globe Awards wins, with Gary Oldman... More »

Three Billboards Cleaned Up at Golden Globes

Movie's 4 awards included Best Picture, Drama

(Newser) - At a Golden Globes where Oprah Winfrey told "brutally powerful men" that their time is up , the movie that many believe speaks most directly to the current moment—Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, about a mother avenging the rape and murder of her daughter—emerged as the night's... More »

Three Billboards' McDormand 'Will Blow You Away'

Cue the Oscar buzz for this 'renegade masterpiece'

(Newser) - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stars Frances McDormand as a woman who swears a whole lot more than a sailor. She also happens to be grieving over the unsolved murder of her daughter, which prompts her to erect three billboards highlighting what she views as police incompetence. The flick , written... More »

Matt Damon Confronts Fracking in New Film

John Krasinski, Frances McDormand also join 'The Promised Land'

(Newser) - Matt Damon fans, rejoice: The heartthrob has agreed to star in an anti-fracking movie called The Promised Land, the Huffington Post reports. Damon and actor John Krasinski, the film's co-writers, will star as rival executives involved in drilling for natural gas in a small town. Gus Van Sant is... More »

Book of Mormon Sweeps Tonys

War Horse, Normal Heart, Anything Goes also grab honors

(Newser) - Broadway's gaspingly irreverent Book of Mormon took home nine Tony Awards last night, winning everything from Best Musical to Best Score to Best Direction to Best Actress in a musical (Nikki M. James). "You did it, Joseph! You got the Tony!" joked the co-creator of the musical,... More »

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