We're born alone, we die alone, and we live through Oscar night alone -- because, let's face it, none of us can stay glued to the screen for all 18 hours, or however long it was, without missing something.
It would be impossible to list the Oscar-worthy performances of 2010 without highlighting Javier Bardem in "Biutiful." Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu ("Babel," "21 Grams," "Amores Perros") describes Uxbal, the character Bardem embodies in flesh and spirit, as "devoted father, tormented lover, mystified son, underground businessman, ghost seeker, spiritual sensitive, consumer-goods pirate, guilty conscience and urban survivor."
The way I see it, this year's Best Supporting Actor race is between two actors--Christoph Waltz, who won both the SAG and Golden Globe for his role in "Inglourious Basterds," and Stanley Tucci, who was the one good part of the fairly universally panned "The Lovely Bones."
For several weeks, tabloids and the blogosphere have been abuzz with speculation that Penélope Cruz is pregnant with boyfriend Javier Bardem's baby, sparked by photos of the Spanish beauty sporting what some have described as a baby bump.
Marion Cotillard says she the attention she's gotten from Hollywood – not to mention the Academy – is beyond her wildest dreams. "I wouldn't even have imagined being with my French movie in the United States, which is a country of cinema," the 32-year-old Oscar nominee for La Vie en Rose tells Elle magazine in its March issue. "I'm living a dream I didn't dare to have."
In "No Country for Old Men," the Coen brothers' masterly film of Cormac McCarthy's 2005 novel, a professional killer lugs around an ungainly contraption, a pressurized air canister with a strap, a hose and (at the end of it) a metal prod. It's the kind of stun gun they might use in a slaughterhouse.
"It feels great. It's a big surprise. I'm very happy about the whole thing with No Country, because I think it's a movie that is really risky and it gets to people, and it's difficult to be in a movie that gets to people."