Slumdog Millinonaire Wins Again at Screen Actors Guild Awards

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The cast of Slumdog Millionaire was named outstanding cast in a motion picture, hopefully making the little-film-that-could a favorable shoe-in for the Best Picture Academy Award!

Other big winners include Mad Men & 30 Rock for best cast, best actress (Tina Fey) and best actor (Alec Baldwin). Meryl Streep won the best actress award for her role as a determined nun in Doubt and Sean Penn won the lead actor award for Milk.

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Taraji P. Henson Says Oscar Nomination for Benjamin Button ‘Changes Everything’

Taraji P. Henson recalls the moment she found out about her Academy Award nomination for her supporting role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

“I was sound asleep thanks to Pinot Noir, and the phone rings at 5:30 a.m.” she recalls to People.com. “I knew why it was ringing, so I woke up screaming and it wasn’t a nightmare!”

“I wasn’t expecting anything. All I expect is for my work to touch people, to move and inspire people. That’s all I expect,” she added. “I don’t get into the award stuff so this is just icing on the cake!”

“This is the highest honor for what I do in this industry,” Henson said. “Think about it, for the rest of my career I will be known as ‘Academy Award nominated Taraji P. Henson.’ That changes everything!”

Slumdog Millionaire Earns 10 Academy Award Nominations



Ga Ga worthy drama Slumdog Millionaire nabbed 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Other Blindie faves Kate Winslet (Best Actress in The Reader), Taraji P. Henson (Best Supporting Actress in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) and Penelope Cruz (Best Supporting Actress in Vicky Cristina Barcelona) were also recognized for their acting work.

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ObamaNation: President Barack Obama Ready to Remake America

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Barack Obama was sworn in today as the 44th president of the United States.

In his inaugural address, the former Senator from Illinois acknowledged that the nation is in crisis, but said America remains the most powerful nation on Earth.

“Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America,” he said.

Slumdog Millionaire Wins Best Picture & Best Director at Critics Choice Awards

Slumdog Millionaire came out on top at the 14th annual Critics Choice Awards, taking home five awards, including the prestigious Best Picture and Best Director categories.

Nominated for six awards, the Mumbai-based film directed by Danny Boyle also took home awards for Best Screenplay (Simon Beaufoy), Best Composer (A.R. Rahman), and Best Young Actor (Dev Patel).

A complete list of winners is available at VH1.com.

Just Like Oscars, Jennifer Hudson Beats Beyonce in NAACP Award Nominations

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A grieving Jennifer Hudson leads the pack with seven NAACP Image Award nominations, which were announced Wednesday (by hottie Corbin Bleu!) in both film and music categories.

Hudson faces off with Beyonce Knowles (who is up for six awards) and Alicia Keys in the outstanding female music artist, best music video and outstanding supporting actress categories.

Hudson, who starred with Keys and Queen Latifah in The Secret Life of Bees, is nominated for her acting in the film with Keys, while Beyonce is up for her role as Etta James in Cadillac Records.

The 40th NAACP Image Awards will air on Feb. 12 and will be hosted by Halle Berry and Tyler Perry.

VIDEO VIRUS: Obama Impersonator Parodies Rapper T.I.’s ‘Whatever You Like’ Song

Remember AlphaCat’s Obama impersonation on Youtube that put SNL‘s Fred Armisen’s parody of the President-elect to shame?

And remember rapper T.I.’s “Whatever You Like” song that sat at number one on the charts for so long even middle schoolers did a remake of it -as an election debate, no less?

Put the two together and you get “Whatever I Like,” a hilarious spoof of President-elect Barack Obama sitting in the Oval Office dropping a few rhymes.

Here are some of the priceless lyrics:

First black prez, ain’t that nice? I’m in the highest office that’s right! / Now, I can do whatever I like! Now, I can do whatever I like! YEAAAH!

So what I’m half black and half white, So what I fist bump with my wife / Now, I can do whatever I like! Now, I can do whatever I like! YEAAAH!

Time to put this black prez in yo’ life

Long as y’all got me you won’t need nobody / You want it, I got it / Propose it, I’ll sign it! / Tell them Republicans to ‘be quiet!’