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Julianne Moore Joins ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ as President Coin

15 Feb

In today’s perfect casting news, Lionsgate has announced that four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore will join the cast as President Alma Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2, the two-part feature finale to the blockbuster adaption of the best-selling Suzanne Collins trilogy.

For those who aren’t familiar with the series, Coin plays a crucial part in Katniss Everdeen’s (Jennifer Lawrence) rebellion against the Capitol.

And for those unfamiliar with Moore, just know that she’s the right fit for this role.

Rumors of Moore joining the cast first surfaced in June.

Other newcomers to the film franchise include Natalie Dormer as as Cressida, Evan Ross as Messalla, and Stef Dawson as Annie Cresta. Returning principals include Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks and Woody Harrelson among others.

The franchise’s second film, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, hits theaters Nov. 22. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay will be split into two movies, with the first opening on Nov. 21, 2014, and the second on Nov. 20, 2015.

We Bet You Thought These Stars Already Won An Oscar

20 Jun

After 85 years of dispensing awards, the Oscars have become something of a measuring stick for judging, and then recognizing, the best and brightest talents in Hollywood. But with so many great movies, performances and behind-the-scenes efforts, and so few slots for nominations, it comes as little surprise that more than a handful of great accomplishments go unrecognized each year.

But after two years? Five? Ten? It seems impossible to think that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would fail to find some reason why certain industry icons deserve to take home one of those little gold statuettes.

And yet, Celebuzz has found not two, or five, or ten, but 25 performers and filmmakers who have never won an Oscar – and in a few cases, have never received nominations.

While the most egregious oversight in Oscar history might be never awarding a Best Director statuette to Stanley Kubrick, the filmmaker did in fact receive recognition in 1968 for Visual Effects for his work on 2001: A Space Odyssey. And Alfred Hitchcock, another industry luminary, received an honorary Oscar, but was never recognized for an individual film, despite receiving nominations for Psycho and other classic suspense thrillers.

But more recently, actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson and Johnny Depp have failed to win awards against their colleagues and contemporaries, regardless of the fact that they’ve given some of the most unique, interesting, and perhaps most importantly, memorable performances in cinema history.

Talk a look at Celebuzz’s list of 25 stars who never took home Oscars, and then let us know: who do you think deserves an award the most? Leave your comments below for further discussion!

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