The Artist was the big winner at another award’s show last weekend, picking up 7 awards from the British Academy of Film and Television, including Best Picture and Best Director. The acting awards went to Jean Dujardin, Meryl Streep, Christopher Plummer and Octavia Spencer.
Emmanuel Lubezki won the prize for Best Cinematography from the American Society of Cinematographers.
At last weekend’s Grammy Awards, The King’s Speech was named Best Score for a Feature Film, and “I See the Light” from Tangled won Best Song from a Feature Film. Both were nominated in their respective categories at last year’s Oscars.
The Secret World of Arietty, the latest film from the Oscar-winning animation Studio Ghibli, opened with a strong 80 from Metacritic. Critics praised the magical film, but warned it may be a little too mature for young viewers.
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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, which was nominated for 3 Oscars in 1999, moved up to fifth on the all-time box office list this week, thanks to a 3-D rerelease of the film.
Composer Dory Previn, who was once married to Oscar winning composer Andre Previn, died this week at the age of 86. Dory Previn was nominated for Oscars for co-writing “Come Saturday Morning,” “Second Chance” and “Faraway Part of Town.”
Whitney Houston, who sang the 1998 Best Song Winner “When You Believe,” passed away this week at the age of 48.