Alice Ward, the matriarch of a Massachusetts boxing clan who was portrayed in “The Fighter” in an Oscar-winning performance by Melissa Leo, has died. She was 79.
The King’s Speech reigned supreme Sunday night with four wins at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, thanks in part to best actor winner Colin Firth’s highly acclaimed portrayal of a stammering King George VI.
It wouldn’t be the Academy Awards without at least one boxing movie among the nominees.
The British monarchy saga “The King’s Speech” leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.
Every year around now, tens of thousands of DVDs of movies still playing in theaters are sent by Hollywood studios to Oscar, Golden Globe and other awards voters.
The British monarchy drama “The King’s Speech” and the boxing drama “The Fighter” lead the Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nominations each, among them honors for Colin Firth, Christian Bale and Helena Bonham Carter.
The British monarchy tale “The King’s Speech” led Golden Globe contenders Tuesday with seven nominations, including best drama and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush.
Natalie Portman’s ballet drama “Black Swan” led contenders Monday for the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards with a record 12 nominations, among them best picture and actress.