BREAKING NEWS–Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet on the cover of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY!

Deppheads, prepare for a severe case of whiplash as you pass your grocery checkout stand this weekend–Johnny is on the cover of the new ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, with his FINDING NEVERLAND co-star Kate Winslet, and as you can tell by the thumbnail on the left, the picture is to die for! It’s easy to see that Captain Jack Sparrow is about to re-emerge from hibernation any day now. For a larger view of the January 14, 2005 ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY cover, click HERE.

The EW story deals with this year’s Oscar race; according to old johnny fan, there is an interview with Johnny and Kate in the issue, along with another new picture of Johnny, and Kate with Freddie Highmore. The picture was taken December 17 in Paris, according to the credits page. EW is predicting Oscar nominations for Johnny as Best Actor for FINDING NEVERLAND, and a rare double for Kate, as Best Supporting Actress for FINDING NEVERLAND and Best Actress for ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND. EW also taps FINDING NEVERLAND as a Best Picture nominee, and foresees nods for Marc Forster as Best Director and David Magee for Best Adapted Screenplay. We certainly hope they are right! Thanks very much to DeepinDepp for posting the EW cover on the News & Views forum, and to oldjohnnyfan for reporting on the contents.

BREAKING NEWS–Marc Forster wins a Directors Guild nomination for FINDING NEVERLAND!

Congratulations to FINDING NEVERLAND director Marc Forster, who this morning was honored with his first-ever nomination for the extremely prestigious Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film. As current DGA president Michael Apted said when he read the names of the nominees, “What makes this award truly meaningful to directors is the knowledge that only this award is decided solely by their peers–the men and women who know the blood, passion, and fear that go into each production. I offer my hearty congratulations to all the nominees for demonstrating how vision, when combined with skill and talent, creates excellence on the screen.”

Marc is joined in the ranks of nominees by Clint Eastwood for MILLION DOLLAR BABY, Taylor Hackford for RAY, Alexander Payne for SIDEWAYS, and Martin Scorsese for THE AVIATOR. The DGA awards will be presented at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Saturday evening, January 29, 2005 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Thanks to FANtasticJD for sharing the good news. You can read all about it HERE and on our News & Views forum.

BREAKING NEWS–the Producers Guild of America nominates FINDING NEVERLAND for Best Picture of 2004!

Another big award nomination for Marc Forster’s FINDING NEVERLAND: today, the Producers Guild of America selected the J. M. Barrie biopic as one of the five finest films of 2004. Other Best Picture PGA nominees are THE AVIATOR, SIDEWAYS, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, and THE INCREDIBLES. The awards ceremony is January 22nd.

According to David Germain of the Associated Press, the PGA awards, now in their 16th year, “are a solid predictor for the top Academy Awards winner.” So it is a very good sign to see FINDING NEVERLAND emerge as one of the top contenders. Thanks to DeepinDepp for posting the story on the News & Views forum. You can read all about it HERE.