2012 SAG Award Winners

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role
Nick Nolte, Warrior
Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
Armie Hammer, J. Edgar
Jonah Hill, Moneyball
*WINNER Christopher Plummer, Beginners

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role
*WINNER Octavia Spencer, The Help
Berenice Bejo, The Artist
Jessica Chastain, The Help
Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series
*WINNER Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Steve Carell, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
*WINNER Betty White, Hot In Cleveland

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series
30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
*WINNER Modern Family
The Office

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries
Diane Lane, Cinema Verite
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult
Betty White, The Lost Valentine
*WINNER Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
*WINNER Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys
Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce
James Woods, Too Big to Fail

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Glenn Close, Damages
*WINNER Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Julianna Margules, The Good Wife
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series
Patrick J. Adams, Suits
*WINNER Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series
*WINNER Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Dexter
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role
George Clooney, The Descendants
Demian Bichir, A Better Life
Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar
*WINNER Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role
Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
*WINNER Viola Davis, The Help
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture
Bridesmaids
The Artist
The Descendants
*WINNER The Help
Midnight in Paris

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture
The Adjustment Bureau
Cowboys & Aliens
*WINNER Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
X-Men: First Class

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series
Dexter
*WINNER Game of Thrones
Southland
Spartacus: Gods of the Arena
True Blood

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A Mother’s Life

I wanted to add this to the site before it’s taken off. This obituary appeared in last Sunday’s Reno Gazette-Journal.

It’s my mother. She was 70 and died nine days before her 45th wedding anniversary.

Jolene K. Stockwell (1941 – 2012)

 Jolene K. Stockwell

October 25, 1941

January 19, 2012

Jolene K. Stockwell

October 25, 1941- January l9, 2012

Jolene Stockwell peacefully passed away at home on Thursday, January 19th with her loving husband, Don at her side.

After graduation, Don and Jolene were married in January 1967 and were married 45 years and lived their entire married life together in Sparks., Nevada.

Jolene lived her life in Nevada. She attended schools in Nevada and graduated from the University of Nevada with a Degree in Nursing. Jolene worked at St. Mary’s Hospital and Washoe Medical Center until their daughter Kellene was born. She then became a full-time stay at home Mom.

Jolene was preceded in death by her father, Joseph Kernan, mother, Kellene Gallagher, sister, Arlene Gallagher and brother, Joe Kernan.

She is survived by her beloved husband Don, her daughter Kellene Susan Stockwell, step-father, James Gallagher of Reno,

brother Mike Gallagher and wife Paula and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the Nevada Humane Society, 2825 Longley Lane, Reno, Nevada.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on January 22, 2012

2012 Oscar Nominations

Best Picture

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • The Help
  • Hugo
  • The Tree of Life
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Moneyball
  • War Horse
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Actor

  • George Clooney, The Descendants
  • Demian Bichir, A Better Life
  • Jean Dujardin, The Artist
  • Brad Pitt, Moneyball
  • Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Actress

  • Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
  • Viola Davis, The Help
  • Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn
  • Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
  • Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Best Supporting Actor

  • Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn
  • Nick Nolte, Warrior
  • Jonah Hill, Moneyball
  • Christopher Plummer, Beginners
  • Max Von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Best Supporting Actress

  • Berenice Bejo, The Artist
  • Jessica Chastain, The Help
  • Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
  • Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
  • Octavia Spencer, The Help

Best Director

  • Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
  • Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist
  • Alexander Payne, The Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese, Hugo
  • Terrance Malick, The Tree of Life

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Artists
  • Bridesmaids
  • Margin Call
  • Midnight in Paris
  • A Seperation

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Descendants
  • Hugo
  • Moneyball
  • The Ides of March
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Animated Film

  • A Cat in Paris
  • Chico and Ritat
  • Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Puss in Boots
  • Rango

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Bullhead
  • Footnote
  • In Darkness
  • Monsieur Lazhar
  • A Separation

Best Art Direction

  • The Artist
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Midnight in Paris
  • War Horse

Cinematography

  • The Artist
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • The Tree of Life
  • War Horse

Costume Design

  • Anonymous
  • The Artist
  • Hugo
  • Jane Eyre
  • W.E.

Editing

  • The Artist
  • The Descendants
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Moneyball

Sound Editing

  • Drive
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • War Horse

Sound Mixing

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Hugo
  • Moneyball
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon
  • War Horse

Original Score

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • The Artist
  • Hugo
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • War Horse

Original Song

  • “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets
  • “Real in Rio” from Rio

Documentary Feature

  • Hell and Back Again
  • If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
  • Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory
  • Pina
  • Undefeated

Documentary (short subject)

  • The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
  • God Is the Bigger Elvis
  • Incident in New Baghdad
  • Saving Face
  • The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom

Makeup

  • Albert Nobbs
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • The Iron Lady

Animated Short Film

  • Dimanche/Sunday
  • The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore
  • La Luna
  • A Morning Stroll
  • Wild Life

Live Action Short Film

  • Pentecost
  • Raju
  • The Shore
  • Time Freak
  • Tuba Atlantic

Visual Effects

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • Hugo
  • Real Steel
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Sundance Film Fest Opens With 4 Films, New Snow

A fresh dusting of snow over Park City heralded the beginning of the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday.

Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford opened the festival by characterizing the slate of 117 feature films as products of “dark and grim” times and the “suffering from a government that’s in paralysis.”

“Even though the work reflects hard times, there’s not paralysis here,” the 75-year-old filmmaker said at an afternoon news conference. “They’re breathing life into fresh, new stories.”

The selection of films are “as diverse as they can be” and no overriding theme has emerged, said festival director John Cooper.

“Independent film is the theme,” he said.

For 11 days every January, Sundance becomes the focal point of the independent film world as established directors and stars mix with up-and-coming talent, while theatrical distributors prowl the festival looking for the next indie hit, and film lovers just have a good time being the first audiences to see new movies.

“You can’t make a film with a festival in mind, and it’s not something I would have expected or taken for granted. But it’s always kind of the dream in the back of your mind,” said Lauren Greenfield, who premiered her debut documentary “Thin” at Sundance in 2006 and returns this time with one of the opening-night films, “The Queen of Versailles,” chronicling the housing-bust story of a couple that tried to build a palatial 90,000-square-foot (27,000-meter) mansion.

“I think it’s this really magical environment, a place that’s such a nurturing, supportive influence for independent films. Even when you’re out there making your film, I think that you think about Sundance, and it just kind of gives you motivation.”

Also opening Thursday is “Hello I Must Be Going,” actor-turned-director Todd Louiso’s U.S. dramatic entry that centers on a love story between a 19-year-old man and a 35-year-old divorcee, and stars Melanie Lynskey; the world-cinema drama “Wish You Were Here,” a dark story of a vacation gone wrong from Australian filmmaker Kieran Darcy-Smith that stars Joel Edgerton and Teresa Palmer; and Swedish director Malik Bendjelloul’s world-cinema documentary “Searching for Sugar Man,” a portrait of promising 1970s singer-songwriter Rodriguez and his fade into obscurity.

Sundance also is a launch place for films that already have distributors, who show off their films hoping to build buzz among audiences and the legions of cinema journalists and bloggers who attend the festival.

“All the film press in North America is at Sundance to discover films,” said Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, which is showing director Nadine Labaki’s Lebanese drama “Where Do We Go Now?” and Gareth Huw Evans’ Indonesian action tale “The Raid” at the festival. “Sundance is like the best place to set up a film for release. You have instant press junkets at Sundance.”

Among the more established filmmakers showcasing their work at the festival are Spike Lee with his urban drama “Red Hook Summer,” in which he reprises the character he played in “Do the Right Thing”; Stephen Frears with his sports-wagering caper “Lay the Favorite,” starring Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rebecca Hall; documentary veteran Joe Berlinger with his Paul Simon portrait “Under African Skies”; and Julie Delpy with her relationship comedy “2 Days in New York,” in which she stars with Chris Rock.

The Sundance Film Festival has grown tremendously over its 28 years, but Redford said the institute’s mission remains the same: to support and encourage independent filmmakers and provide a platform for their work to be seen.

“There are those people who say, ‘Why give money to art? It means nothing,'” Redford said. “I think it means a lot. And we’re here to try and prove how much it does mean. So we can only do what we can do, but we’re going to keep doing it.

The Sundance Film Festival continues through Jan. 29. (AP)

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Online:

http://www.sundance.org/festival

Tony Award Organizers Reveal Show Date

Theater buffs, mark your calendars. This year’s Tony Awards will be held June 10.

The American Theatre Wing announced Tuesday both the award-show date and the cutoff for eligibility to receive one of the awards. Productions must open before April 25 to be in the running.

The awards, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will be handed out June 10 starting at 8 p.m. Eastern. The telecast will broadcast live on CBS from New York’s Beacon Theatre.

Last year’s show was its first at the Beacon, a much smaller venue than the Tony Awards’ previous home at Radio City Music Hall. There was no announcement on who will be the show’s host. Last year, it was Neil Patrick Harris. (AP)

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Online: http://www.TonyAwards.com

Billy Crystal Hints at Oscar Theme in Online Video

The Academy Awards is the best awards show on TV — at least according to Billy Crystal.

The veteran Oscar host calls it “the granddaddy of all the shows” and says in a new video that he appreciates being “trusted with this show again.”

Crystal says he and Oscar producers are approaching the show “as fans of the movies and movie theaters and our first experiences in them.”

Wearing a tuxedo and dancing among oversized Oscar statues, the 63-year-old comedian acknowledges that “there’s so much expected” of his return and hints that he’ll take his traditional approach to opening the show by inserting himself into the year’s films.

The video is among special content the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is offering through its official show website, Oscar.com (AP)

Golden Globes Seen by Almost 17 Million Viewers

The Nielsen Co. says Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony was seen by 16.8 million TV viewers. It beat all network competition in its time period but dipped slightly from last year’s audience for the film and TV awards show.

According to time zone-adjusted Nielsen “fast national” figures released Monday, the Globes finished within 1 percent of the 17 million viewers who tuned in to the 2011 broadcast.

Carried by NBC from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Eastern time, the program aired live in every time zone. Some western markets also carried an encore telecast immediately following the live coverage.

British comedian-actor Ricky Gervais returned for his third go as host, lampooning many of the nominees, presenters and even the sponsoring Hollywood Foreign Press Association. (AP)

And by the way my record still stands – as one of the worst guessers of this show ever! I got nine correct.

The full winners and nominee list is below.

MOTION PICTURE

Motion Picture, Drama The Descendants The Help Hugo The Ides of March Moneyball War Horse

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama George Clooney, The Descendants Leonardo DiCaprio, J. Edgar Michael Fassbender, Shame Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March Brad Pitt, Moneyball

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical The Artist 50/50 Bridesmaids Midnight in Paris My Week With Marilyn

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture  – Drama Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs Viola Davis, The Help Rooney Mara, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical Jean Dujardin, The Artist Brendan Gleeson, The Guard Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50 Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love. Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris

Best Director – Motion Picture Martin Scorsese, Hugo Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris George Clooney, The Ides of March Michel Hazanvicius, The Artist Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture Octavia Spencer, The Help Berenice Bejo, The Artist Jessica Chastain, The Help Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs Shailene Woodley, The Descendants

Best Foreign Language Film A Separation (Iran) The Flowers of War (China) In the Land of Blood and Honey (USA) The Kid With A Bike (Belgium) The Skin I Live In (Spain)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon, The Ides of March Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, The Descendants Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Moneyball

Best Animated Feature Film The Adventures of Tintin Arthur Christmas Cars 2 Puss in Boots Rango

Best Performance By An Actress in A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical Michelle Williams, My Week With Marilyn Jodie Foster, Carnage Charlize Theron, Young Adult Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids Kate Winslet, Carnage

Best Original Song – Motion Picture “Masterpiece” — W.E. Music & Lyrics by: Madonna, Julie Frost, Jimmy Harry “Hello Hello” — Gnomeo & Juliet Music by: Elton John Lyrics by: Bernie Taupin “The Keeper” — Machine Gun Preacher Music & Lyrics by: Chris Cornell “Lay Your Head Down” — Albert Nobbs Music by: Brian Byrne Lyrics by: Glenn Close “The Living Proof” — The Help Music by: Mary J. Blige, Thomas Newman, Harvey Mason Jr. Lyrics by: Mary J. Blige, Harvey Mason Jr., Damon Thomas

Best Original Score – Motion Picture Ludovic Bource, The Artist Abel Korzeniowski, W.E. Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Howard Shore, Hugo John Williams, War Horse

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture Christopher Plummer, Beginners Kenneth Branagh, My Week With Marilyn Albert Brooks, Drive Jonah Hill, Moneyball Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

TELEVISION

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical Modern Family, ABC Enlightened, HBO Episodes, Showtime Glee, FOX New Girl, FOX

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical Matt LeBlanc, Episodes Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock David Duchovny, Californication Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory Thomas Jane, Hung

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama Claire Danes, Homeland Mireille Enos, The Killing Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife Madeleine Stowe, Revenge Callie Thorne, Necessary Roughness

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series, Or Motion Picture Made for Television Jessica Lange, American Horror Story Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Sofia Vergara, Modern Family Evan Rachel Wood, Mildred Pierce

Best Performance By An Actor in A Supporting Role in A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail Guy Pearce, Mildred Pierce Tim Robbins, Cinema Verite Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television Idris Elba, Luther Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey William Hurt, To Big to Fail Bill Nighy, Page Eight Dominic West, The Hour

Best Television Series – Drama Homeland, Showtime American Horror Story, FX Boardwalk Empire, HBO Boss, STARZ Game of Thrones, HBO

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama Kelsey Grammer, Boss Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Jeremy Irons, The Borgias Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce Romola Garai, The Hour Diane Lane, Cinema Verite Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey Emily Watson, Appropriate Adult

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television Downton Abbey,  PBS (Masterpiece) Cinema Verite, HBO The Hour, BBC America Mildred Pierce, HBO Too Big to Fail,  HBO

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical Laura Dern, Enlightened Zooey Deschanel, New Girl Tina Fey, 30 Rock Laura Linney, The Big C Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation