News Nuggets: Could Naomi Watts actually win Best Actress?

By Daniel Montgomery
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Dec 26 2012 10:59 am
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Richard Gere Arbitrage Naomi watts the impossible oscars entertainment film newsDespite his extensive resume, including award-winning films like "Chicago," Richard Gere has never been nominated for an Oscar. Can he earn his first for "Arbitrage"? He discusses his Golden Globe nominated performance with CNN.

Anne Hathaway was widely criticized for her Oscars co-hosting gig opposite James Franco, but she offers advice to upcoming host Seth MacFarlane: "'This is my advice to Seth – based on my own experience,' Hathaway tells EW. 'You have to try to strike a balance between keeping the people of the room entertained and keeping the people at home from thinking you’re nuts.'" ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

Oscars tend to favor dramatic performances, so "Parental Guidance" stars Billy Crystal and Bette Midler think there should be separate honors for comedy. Says Midler, "What about Eddie Murphy in 'Nutty Professor'? I mean, my God! Who has ever done that? That was amazing!" STAR PULSE

Sasha Stone wonders if Naomi Watts could actually win Best Actress for "The Impossible." She has Oscar clout and can be considered overdue for the honor. She's also actively campaigning for the film. AWARDS DAILY

"The Master" leads the Online Film Critics Society nominations, with eight bids. Rounding out the Best Picture race are "Argo," "Holy Motors," "Moonrise Kingdom," and "Zero Dark Thirty." OFCS

Spike Lee refuses to watch Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained." He explained on Twitter, "American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them." INDIEWIRE

 
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