Who Will Win the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture? (PHOTOS)

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Among the most heated races at the Golden Globes are the acting categories. Denzel Washington and Daniel Day-Lewis are in a virtual dead-heat for Best Actor in a drama, while newly Oscar-nominated Bradley Cooper (The Silver Linings Playbook) squares off opposite Les Mis frontrunner Hugh Jackman for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

On Sunday, January 13, the awards will be handed out, but who will win? Who should win? Let Celebuzz help you figure that out with our guide to the Best Actor nominees.

Just like we did for Best Actress in both drama and musical/comedy, we breakdown each of the talented actors nominated, provide an overview of their performance and the bottom line on their chances of winning.

This year is one of the most competitive ever; so many good actors cranked out some truly great performances. While a Golden Globe win is not a definite precursor to Oscar, it certainly doesn’t hurt one’s chances.

Which actor gets your vote? Tell us in the comments and watch our interview with Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook!

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Joaquin Phoenix and Matthew McConaughey: Favorite Male Movie Performances (PHOTOS)

Transformation is always a common quality that great actors seem to share, but in 2012, the one that seemed to dominate the year’s best performances was reinvention.

While Matthew McConaughey revived his career with a series of terrific – and different — turns in movies big and small, his Magic Mike co-star Channing Tatum proved that he could hold his own not just as a heartthrob, but as a bona fide actor.

Meanwhile, even the famously gifted Leonardo DiCaprio showed a different side of himself, having a bit of fun as a gloriously cruel plantation owner in Django Unchained, even as The Master‘s Joaquin Phoenix reminded viewers that he doesn’t simply play his characters, he becomes them.

Celebuzz has assembled a shortlist of the year’s best male performances, taking into account not just great acting, but the context of their work – what they’ve done in the past – and where they’re doing it.

Which is why Michael Sheen’s over-the-top turn as Aro in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 stands side by side with Phoenix and DiCaprio’s work: the gifted English actor gave such a flourish to his role that it stood out even more.

Then of course there’s the dark horses, those off-the-radar turns that earned accolades in critical circles but skirted mainstream attention because of subject matter that was simply too sophisticated for most.

Who made the list? Check out Celebuzz’ gallery of Favorite Male Performances above, and then below the trailer for Django Unchained, let us know whose acting impressed you the most. Or even better, who you think should have made this list that didn’t!

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From ‘Hunger Games’ to ‘Twilight’: The 16 Most Memorable Movie Moments of 2012 (PHOTOS)

With less than a month until 2013, the new year’s slate of films is already starting to breathe down 2012′s neck. Which means it’s time to roll out some year-end nostalgia for those movie moments that made 2012 a memorable one at the box office.

From Hunger Games to Twilght, Batman to Bond, this year delivered plenty of memorable scenes worthy of our hard-earned allowance money. Celebuzz has selected 16 scenes from this year’s theatrical releases that best define 2012.

This feature kicks off a series of articles on Celebuzz looking back on the year in film. This is not necessarily a list of the year’s best films – that’s on the way – rather, this is a list of scenes that best represent why going to the movies this year was worthwhile.

What are your favorite movie moments from 2012? List them off below!

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‘Breaking Dawn,’ ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Lincoln’: What Are Thanksgiving 2012′s Must-See Movies? (GALLERY)

Aside from eating foods people only really eat once a year, Thanksgiving is also the time to spend a day or two at the movies.

The holiday traditionally gives Hollywood one of its biggest weekends of the year, and this year’s holiday season is no exception. Several movies are jockeying for your attention at the box office, and Celebuzz has your guide to which films are playing at a theatre near you.

Chris Hemsworth‘s Red Dawn remake and Dreamworks’ animated movie Rise of the Guardians lead the charge of new releases this week, alongside new movies from Brad Pitt and director Ang Lee

With movies like Skyfall and Twilight: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 still doing strong business at the multiplex, it’s going to be Box Office Thunderdome as the new films compete with the holdovers. Thankfully there’s plenty of time over the break to catch a movie or three.

Check out our guide to ten noteworthy films Hollywood wants you to see this Thanksgiving. First, we roll out the new releases, along with their release dates, followed by recently-released films.

From James Bond to Team Edward, there’s something for everyone in theaters this week… Which movie will you see for the first or sixth time? Sound off in the comments below! And while you figure out which movie is worth your hard-earned allowance money, check out the trailer for the new release Red Dawn

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Buzz at the Box Office: ‘Skyfall’ Soars, ‘Iron Fists’ Falls (VIDEO)

Buoyed by positive reviews and an international haul that is quickly reaching record numbers, the latest installment in the James Bond franchise, Skyfall, won the weekend’s box office with a gross of $87.8 million dollars.

With a domestic total of $90 million, the film’s worldwide grosses have already reached $518.6 million — making it not only the biggest opening ever for a Bond film, but sets the stage for the biggest international gross in the series’ history as well.

In the No. 2 spot, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph scored another $33 million in receipts, bringing its total to $93.6 million after just two weeks.

With a reported cost of just $31 million, Robert ZemeckisFlight continues to perform modestly well, bringing in $15.1 million for a total of $47.7 million to date.

Ben Affleck’s Argo remains strong even after five weeks, earning another $6.7 million in revenues. The film has almost doubled its $44.5 million budget, and its domestic haul to date is in excess of $85.7 million.

And Taken 2, Liam Neeson’s latest ass-kicker, took in $4 million, landing it at the Number 5 spot.

Meanwhile, RZA’s martial arts opus The Man With the Iron Fists dropped to No. 9 with a box office take of almost $2.5 million. The film earned $12.7 million to date.

Watch Celebuzz‘ interview below with James Bond himself, Daniel Craig.

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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ vs. ‘Flight’: Box Office Battle (POLL)

Are you ready wreck it?

The box office may be destroyed this weekend, as two strong contenders make their theatrical debut.

What movies are coming out this week? Celebuzz is breaking it down after the jump.

In one corner is Disney’s newest project,Wreck-It Ralph, which is trying to draw the family — and not to mention video game fanatics — to theaters.

The film revolves around the titular arcade-game villain, who rebels against his role and dreams of becoming a hero. Along the way, he befriends Vanellope von Schweetz, a bubbly character from kart-racing game “Sugar Rush,” as he tries to eliminate a dire threat that could affect the entire arcade world.

Wreck-It Ralph features voices from John C. ReillySarah SilvermanJack McBrayer and Jane Lynch.

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Though Wreck-It Ralph is all about family fun, Robert Zemeckis’ Flight is full of tension and drama.

Starring Denzel Washington, the movie centers around the investigation of a pilot’s emergency landing after it’s discovered that he had alcohol in his system during the flight.

Which movie will you go see? Sound off below.

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‘Flight:’ Denzel Washington Soars in Robert Zemeckis’ Awards-Season Contender (MOVIE REVIEW)

A slug of whisky, a line of coke, and that’s breakfast for airline pilot Whip Whitaker waking up in an Orlando hotel room next to a curvaceous flight attendant.

This is the opening scene of Flight, Robert Zemeckis’ compelling new character study starring Denzel Washington in one of his strongest performances to date.

Whitaker makes his 9 am flight and takes off in a storm, coolly navigating through turbulence and onto smooth sailing bound for Atlanta.

What’s not so smooth is Whitaker mixing vodka with his morning OJ, putting his passengers in peril again. But then he saves them following an equipment failure, employing a maneuver few pilots could execute without crashing.

Back on the ground, he is hailed a hero, albeit one wanted for manslaughter after toxicology reports show cocaine and alcohol in his system.

The crash landing in Flight, as you’ve probably heard by now, is hair-raising twenty minute sequence in which things get progressively worse to the point of certain death.

The problem is it’s a high point that fits uncomfortably with the rest of the movie – a Bond-like set piece in the middle of an intimate character study about a man coming to terms with alcoholism.

That being said, it’s a hell of a plane crash, (though see United 93 for a crash that achieves similar results for a fraction of the cost).

Following this sequence, Flight sags as screenwriter John Gatins, a former actor, focuses more on character than plot, leaving Whitaker only two direction to go in – self-annihilation or salvation. And this being a studio movie, guess which path he chooses.

Whitaker moves to his family farm, away from the prying press, in the company of a heroin addict (Kelly Reilly) he met in the hospital. There, he confronts his demons, visits AA, gets drunk, sleeps with the addict, gets sober, falls off the wagon – in short, all the convolutions we’ve seen countless movie drunks go through from as far back as Billy Wilder’s classic The Lost Weekend to last month’s indie movie Smashed.

With Flight, Robert Zemeckis returns from his sojourn in the wilderness of mo-cap, having directed Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carolusing the cutting-edge computer technique to create eerily un-lifelike results.

It’s a trilogy of impressive technical virtuosity. But despite its innovation, it’s also a trilogy of mediocrity. While he’s made a few pop classics along the way, (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump), audiences don’t expect to be challenged by a Zemeckis movie, and they won’t be challenged here.

What appears to be a quandary about a pilot saving a plane full of passengers from certain death while under the influence, isn’t really a quandary at all. Given the choice of flying with a teetotaler with average skills or a drunken ace, most of us would probably go with the teetotaler.

In the end, Flight concludes that regardless of his heroics, Whitaker betrayed the public trust. It’s the right conclusion and, it seems, a painfully obvious one.

But if the conclusions reached are obvious, it’s the getting there that counts. The audience gets there by way of Washington who, over the years, has demonstrated a broad acting range but is never so compelling as when he has a chip on his shoulder – guys like Hurricane Carter, Malcolm X and Detective Alonzo Harris from Training Day, for which he won the Oscar.

Washington is unapologetic in his portrayal of Whitaker, swaggering through scenes as if he has it all under control, only he doesn’t. And in the back of his mind, he knows it.

But still, he doesn’t seem alarmed by his descent. His denial is convincing enough for him to think he can keep on drinking and flying as he always has.

Coaching him through his case with the FAA, is attorney Hugh Lang (a buttoned down Don Cheadle) and, in emergency situations only, Harling Mays (John Goodman), as Whitaker’s drug dealing pal – a holdover from the sixties with the right prescription, no matter the malady.

In some ways, Mays presents the movie’s biggest quandary – a renegade we’re meant to find endearing and funny even as he chops out lines for his drug-addled friend. How did a dealer get such soft treatment in a mainstream movie about substance abuse? The surprise isn’t the portrayal, but that it wasn’t checked by someone at the studio.

Flight is being positioned for awards season, and don’t be surprised if Washington gets nominated. But performance and plane crash aside, in a climate of fewer and fewer quality mainstream movies, Flight looks like a winner simply by not being terrible.

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‘Flight:’ Denzel Washington Soars in Robert Zemeckis’ Awards-Season Contender (MOVIE REVIEW)

A slug of whisky, a line of coke, and that’s breakfast for airline pilot Whip Whitaker waking up in an Orlando hotel room next to a curvaceous flight attendant.

This is the opening scene of Flight, Robert Zemeckis’ compelling new character study starring Denzel Washington in one of his strongest performances to date.

Whitaker makes his 9 am flight and takes off in a storm, coolly navigating through turbulence and onto smooth sailing bound for Atlanta.

What’s not so smooth is Whitaker mixing vodka with his morning OJ, putting his passengers in peril again. But then he saves them following an equipment failure, employing a maneuver few pilots could execute without crashing.

Back on the ground, he is hailed a hero, albeit one wanted for manslaughter after toxicology reports show cocaine and alcohol in his system.

The crash landing in Flight, as you’ve probably heard by now, is hair-raising twenty minute sequence in which things get progressively worse to the point of certain death.

The problem is it’s a high point that fits uncomfortably with the rest of the movie – a Bond-like set piece in the middle of an intimate character study about a man coming to terms with alcoholism.

That being said, it’s a hell of a plane crash, (though see United 93 for a crash that achieves similar results for a fraction of the cost).

Following this sequence, Flight sags as screenwriter John Gatins, a former actor, focuses more on character than plot, leaving Whitaker only two direction to go in – self-annihilation or salvation. And this being a studio movie, guess which path he chooses.

Whitaker moves to his family farm, away from the prying press, in the company of a heroin addict (Kelly Reilly) he met in the hospital. There, he confronts his demons, visits AA, gets drunk, sleeps with the addict, gets sober, falls off the wagon – in short, all the convolutions we’ve seen countless movie drunks go through from as far back as Billy Wilder’s classic The Lost Weekend to last month’s indie movie Smashed.

With Flight, Robert Zemeckis returns from his sojourn in the wilderness of mo-cap, having directed Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carolusing the cutting-edge computer technique to create eerily un-lifelike results.

It’s a trilogy of impressive technical virtuosity. But despite its innovation, it’s also a trilogy of mediocrity. While he’s made a few pop classics along the way, (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump), audiences don’t expect to be challenged by a Zemeckis movie, and they won’t be challenged here.

What appears to be a quandary about a pilot saving a plane full of passengers from certain death while under the influence, isn’t really a quandary at all. Given the choice of flying with a teetotaler with average skills or a drunken ace, most of us would probably go with the teetotaler.

In the end, Flight concludes that regardless of his heroics, Whitaker betrayed the public trust. It’s the right conclusion and, it seems, a painfully obvious one.

But if the conclusions reached are obvious, it’s the getting there that counts. The audience gets there by way of Washington who, over the years, has demonstrated a broad acting range but is never so compelling as when he has a chip on his shoulder – guys like Hurricane Carter, Malcolm X and Detective Alonzo Harris from Training Day, for which he won the Oscar.

Washington is unapologetic in his portrayal of Whitaker, swaggering through scenes as if he has it all under control, only he doesn’t. And in the back of his mind, he knows it.

But still, he doesn’t seem alarmed by his descent. His denial is convincing enough for him to think he can keep on drinking and flying as he always has.

Coaching him through his case with the FAA, is attorney Hugh Lang (a buttoned down Don Cheadle) and, in emergency situations only, Harling Mays (John Goodman), as Whitaker’s drug dealing pal – a holdover from the sixties with the right prescription, no matter the malady.

In some ways, Mays presents the movie’s biggest quandary – a renegade we’re meant to find endearing and funny even as he chops out lines for his drug-addled friend. How did a dealer get such soft treatment in a mainstream movie about substance abuse? The surprise isn’t the portrayal, but that it wasn’t checked by someone at the studio.

Flight is being positioned for awards season, and don’t be surprised if Washington gets nominated. But performance and plane crash aside, in a climate of fewer and fewer quality mainstream movies, Flight looks like a winner simply by not being terrible.

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Selena Gomez enjoys singing Miley Cyrus’ songs in public!

It doesn’t matter where Selena Gomez lands, she knows how to have a good time! The “Bang Bang Bang” singer was spotted by at the Luis Muñoz Marín Airport in Puerto Rico on Monday afternoon, dining with her entourage at Tropical D’lights Bar & Grill. Dressed casual and wearing big black sunglasses, Selena was seen bobbing her head and singing along to Miley Cyrus‘ “Party in the USA.”
One waiter at the restaurant gushed about how “sweet” and “beautiful” Selena was. She went pretty much unnoticed until she got up to get on her flight to Panama, where she’ll hit the stage tonight, Jan. 24.

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‘Engagement’ Ring? – Jelena Arrives in Mexico (photos)

– Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez look tired as they arrive in Los Cabos, Mexico. (December 7, 2011). Selena flashes a ring on her engagement finger, one which she was not wearing when she boarded the flight in – Thoughts?

TMZ reports that the couple are in Mexico for a wedding, which Selena is a bridesmaids in and will be performing – where Justin is just a famous guest at the wedding.

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Selena Gomez is LAX Lovely! (PICTURES UNDER THIS POST)

– Ramona & Beezus star Selena Gomez was a smiley sweetheart last night (March 27th) as she made her way through the LAX Airport, preparing to jet off to Spain for a press tour. Earlier that day, Sel hit up the 2010 Kids Choice Awards where she lit up the orange carpet in a gorgeous yellow dress. Selena even took home an award for Favorite TV Actress, where she gave an emotional thank you to her fans. Congrats!

Earlier this morning, Selena wrote to fans via her official Facebook, letting us know that she’s safe and sound in Spain after a 14 hour flight. “Hey Everyone! Just got settled in at the hotel here in Spain. I am so excited to be here! I cannot wait to get this promo tour started. Those of you who have been to Spain or live in Spain please tell me where I should go while I am here. Night everyone, big day tomorrow.”

source; teendaily!