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The Oscar Nominations Mostly Ignore Comedy This Year

The Academy just released their Oscar nominations, recognizing the best in film from 2012, and the list of pretty light on comedies this time around. Silver Linings Playbook, director David O. Russell's romantic comedy-drama was the only comedy-ish film to receive a lot of recognition (although there are plenty of laughs in non-comedy Best Picture nominees Django Unchained and Argo). Silver Linings was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Russell), Best Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Actress (Jennifer Lawrence), Best Supporting Actor (Robert DeNiro), Best Supporting Actress (Jacki Weaver), and Best Adapted Screenplay (David O. Russell). Moonrise Kingdom, which was a contender for a Best Picture nomination, was snubbed, only [...]

David O. Russell Has Some Good Advice for Young Writers

"There's nothing like being in debt to make you work. My best work came since I've been in debt. The thing about being humbled or stumbling or being in debt is that it makes you cut out the nonsense and just get to it, Jack. Just tell your story. Don't be precious about it. Make it count. Make it emotional. And mean it. Really mean it. Don't get too cerebral about it. Don't think about it too much. Those are all the traps for me."

– Writer/director David O. Russell, an expert on telling people what to do, giving advice to aspiring writers in The LA Times.

The Chris Tucker Comeback Is in Full Effect as He Joins David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook

Chris Tucker may not have been in a movie since 2007's Best Picture winner Rush Hour 3, but he looks to be back in the game now. He's already been cast in Ben Stiller/Vince Vaughn's Neighborhood Watch, and now comes word that he'll also be in David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook. The movie will center on Bradley Cooper's institutionalized, depressed character who's released into the care of his mother. Tucker will play Cooper's "spirited friend" in the mental hospital with him. I bet he'll act all crazy, right??