James Franco was picked as best actor for the survival story "127 hours," while the Ozarks crime story "Winter's Bone" earned both supporting-acting prizes, for John Hawkes and Dale Dickey.
All three films are up for best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards, where Portman is considered the favorite to win the best-actress Oscar and Franco is a co-host alongside actress Anne Hathaway.
With plenty of overlap among nominees at the Oscars, the Spirit Awards are a warm-up for Hollywood's biggest party.
The British monarchy saga "The King's Speech," the best-picture front-runner at the Oscars, won the prize for best foreign film.
"Black Swan" also took the cinematography award for Matthew Libatique.Continue »
Here's a look at the nominees.Continue »
Although he often trashes celebrities and TV personalities while hosting E!'s "The Soup," McHale, who also stars in NBC's "Community," says he has no plans to ruffle any feathers.Continue »
(CBS) British actor Alex Pettyfer is sizzling on the big screen - but he nearly missed his film premiere because his house caught fire.
Pettyfer's home caught fire Thursday night - the same day as the premiere of his new film, "Beastly." A rep told US magazine that he might not show up for the event "due to a small house fire."
Erik Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department told CBS Los Angeles that 27 LAFD firefighters were on the scene, and, with help from the Beverly Hills Fire Department, the fire was under control in 24 minutes.
Pettyfer did make it to the movie premiere - where he spent a short time signing autographs for fans before heading inside.
He told KCAL 9's Suzanne Marques he was simply "glad" to be at the premiere, not wanting to discuss the fire in any great detail.
Pettyfer has been romantically linked with "Glee" star Dianna Agron, though the two have reportedly split. He co-stars with Vanessa Hudgens in "Beastly," and can also be seen with Agron in the film "I Am Number Four."
(CBS) It's not every year that a guy streaks across the stage at the Academy Awards. Let's face it: There have been a lot of Oscars telecasts that were just plain boring. Then in the press the next morning, lots of Hollywood pundits write that the show was a drag.
Deadline Hollywood predicts that this year will be no different. (SPOILERS!)Continue »
When it comes to fashion at the Oscars, Andre Leon Talley, contributing editor at Vogue Magazine, knows a thing or two about how to rock the red carpet.
And as stars gear up for the Academy Awards this weekend, Leon Talley, among a myriad of fellow fashion critics, will also be revving up for one of fashion's biggest nights.
So what does the fashion guru hope to see this time around?Continue »
Milano, who stars in the Farrelly brothers-directed film with Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis and Jenna Fischer, showcased her baby bump while walking the red carpet in a black and grey empire waist dress.Continue »
They face competition from actors playing a gruff U.S. Marshal and a man facing his own mortality.
Here's a look at the nominees, and the roles they played:Continue »
(CBS/AP) The Academy Awards show viewers elegance and splendor, but it's those crazy and spontaneous moments that remain etched in our minds.
In honor of the Oscars' 10 Best Picture nominees, we've decided to look back at the 10 most bizarre moments in the show's history.Continue »
The 2011 Oscar show is bringing the old in with the new. Take a look at the two front-running films for Best Picture: "The King's Speech," an aristocratic British royal drama, and "The Social Network," a modern tale of the Web 2.0 society.Continue »
It has become a safe bet in recent weeks that the frontrunner for the Academy Award for Best Picture is "The King's Speech," after a streak of wins by such predictive bodies as the Producers Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, the Directors' Guild of America, and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
Late last year the frontrunner had been deemed to be "The Social Network," which overwhelmingly took the top prizes from most every critics' group, including the New York and Los Angeles Film Critics, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and the National Board of Review.
History suggests that the Academy - whose older voting body is dominated by the Actors branch - would back a more traditional drama whose feel-good vibes are indisputable, in which the actors' gifts are more on display than a director's style.
Given the track record of inspirational or period films winning Best Picture over more groundbreaking dramas (or even comedies), "The King's Speech" looks like the prime Oscar candidate over a hip film about computer nerds dramatized through legal depositions, or an action film played out in people's dreams.
But the voting methods for Best Picture may actually do in that popular choice, depending upon what are the least popular choices for Best Picture.Continue »
Fans in Cincinnati, Ohio, felt the heat as George Clooney prepared for the filming of his new movie, "The Ides of March," yesterday.
The movie, directed by and starring Clooney, is about a presidential campaign and has stirred up quite the conversation in Ohio with the tweeting of "Clooney sightings" by fans around the set. A casting call for 1,500 extras drew 23,000 responses.Continue »