Oscars 2011: The nominees react
January 25th, 2011
12:09 PM ET

Oscars 2011: The nominees react

Nicole Kidman and Geoffrey Rush have both nabbed Oscars before, but that doesn’t make this morning’s nominations any less sweet.

Rush, 59, was nominated in the best supporting actor category for his role in “The King’s Speech” whereas Kidman is up once again for a best actress Oscar.

"What an extraordinary journey this film has taken me on! ‘Rabbit Hole’ has been a labor of love and I'm so thankful to John Cameron Mitchell, David Lindsay-Abaire and the brilliant cast,” Kidman, 43, told CNN in a statement. “This nomination reflects all of the heart and soul that these people have put into it and I can't thank them enough."

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'Toy Story 3' director on Oscar nominations
January 25th, 2011
11:14 AM ET

'Toy Story 3' director on Oscar nominations

Lee Unkrich was huddled in bed with his wife and 13-year-old daughter on Tuesday morning, their hearts pounding, when he received his first personal Oscar nomination.

The “Toy Story 3” director said, in his 16 years with Pixar, he’s been “lucky to be a part of a lot of great films” - many of which have been nominated.

“I’ve been so happy over the years to see buddies take home Oscars,” Unkrich said, “but there’s nothing quite like being nominated yourself.”

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'Mortal Kombat' digital series coming
January 25th, 2011
10:48 AM ET

'Mortal Kombat' digital series coming

"Mortal Kombat" fans rejoice!

Warner Bros. has announced it's developing a live-action digital series based on the best-selling video game franchise.

The series will be directed by Kevin Tancharoen, who is known for his popular unofficial fan short "Mortal Kombat: Rebirth," which racked up more than 10 million views online.

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'Avatar' sequel release dates revealed
January 25th, 2011
10:18 AM ET

'Avatar' sequel release dates revealed

Get ready to journey back to Pandora! Filmmaker James Cameron is working on two follow-ups to the 2009 blockbuster "Avatar," each due on Christmases future.

"I am in the process of writing the next two 'Avatar' films now," Cameron revealed in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "We are planning to shoot them together and post them together, and we will probably release them not quite back to back, but about a year apart. Christmas '14 and '15 is the current plan."

"Avatar," which earned more than $2 billion worldwide, tells the story of a paraplegic marine (Sam Worthington) who is sent on a mission to Pandora and finds himself conflicted after bonding with the native Na'vi people.

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January 25th, 2011
08:50 AM ET

83rd annual Academy Awards: List of nominees

Best picture

  • "Black Swan"
  • "The Fighter"
  • "Inception"
  • "The Kids Are All Right"
  • "The King’s Speech"
  • "127 Hours"
  • "The Social Network"
  • "Toy Story 3"
  • "True Grit"
  • "Winter’s Bone"

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