Philomena News


Judi Dench on Beating Failing Eyesight, Bad Knees and Retirement – THR caught up with the 79-year-old "Philomena" Oscar nominee, who has been largely absent from the awards campaign trail, to discuss the impact of her macular degeneration, her "best friend" and why she still works 12-hour days. 8 years 13 weeks ago via donnieyen

2014 Oscar Nominations Announced

7:31 AM 1/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
Do you enjoy watching beautifully dressed entertainment professionals gather together in a fabulous ballroom and applaud while some of them take home trophies for their work? Then you'll certainly be interested in reading the complete list of nominees for the 86th Academy Awards. Without further ado: BEST PICTURE “12 Years a Slave” “American Hustle” “Captain Phillips” “Dallas Buyers Club” “Gravity” “Her” “Nebraska” “Philomena” “The Wolf of Wall Street” BEST DIRECTOR David O.


Judi Dench: 'Playing Philomena Was a Great Responsibility' (EXCLUSIVE) – Judi Dench reflects on the journey of playing Philomena Lee in Stephen Frears’ “Philomena.” I couldn’t have enjoyed doing a film more than “Philomena” with the help of the book by Martin Sixsmith and my friend, the brilliant Stephen Frears, whom I’ve had the good fortune to work with four times before. 8 years 19 weeks ago via brucelee

'12 Years a Slave' Tops Satellite Award Nominations – “12 Years a Slave” was the top nominee at the 18th annual Satellite Awards, the International Press Academy announced on Monday morning. Steve McQueen’s harrowing drama won 10 nominations, two more than Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” and David O. Russell’s “American Hustle,” to lead a field in which nearly every possible awards contender received a number of nominations.

8 years 24 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Specialty Box Office: 'Philomena' Leads Debuts as 'Dallas Buyers Club' Hits Overall Top 10 – The Weinstein Company's "Philomena" got off to a good start this weekend, finding the highest per-theater-average of any film in release save "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." In 4 theaters in LA and New York, the film -- which stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in the real life story of a woman (Dench) searching for the son that was taken from her decades earlier -- grossed $133,716 for a strong $33,429 average. 8 years 25 weeks ago via brucelee

MPAA Grants PG-13 To 'Philomena' As New Report Shows PG-13 Movies Are More Violent Than R-Rated Films – While Harvey Weinstein has already claiming a "victorious" battle with the MPAA, who have ruled to today that will overturn the R-rating previously stamped on "Philomena," one has to wonder if there are larger forces at play. 8 years 27 weeks ago via donnieyen

Harvey Weinstein Fighting the MPAA Over R-Rating for 'Philomena' – Following a premiere at the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals earlier this year, Stephen Frears' heartwarming new drama Philomena is hitting limited theaters on Christmas Day and gets a wider release on January 10th. However, the film might be limited in its audience since the MPAA has given the film an R-rating because of "strong language." Well, Harvey Weinstein took to CBS News This Morning to make the fight for a PG-13 rating public. 8 years 28 weeks ago via donnieyen

Harvey Weinstein In Another MPAA Fight, This Time Over 'Philomena' R-Rating For F-Bombs – The MPAA should probably go ahead and dedicate a special seat in their boardrooms to Harvey Weinstein, as the notoriously testy producer and Weinstein Company exec has begrudgingly filed into their offices a shocking number of times. Occasionally it's been to overturn a harsh NC-17 rating on a film — “Blue Valentine” in 2010 or “Clerks” in 1994 — but more recently it's been to soften an R-rating for language, as he attempted for 2012's “Bully” or “The Kings Speech." 8 years 31 weeks ago via brucelee

Exclusive: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan Face Off in 'Philomena' Poster – There are a lot of big movies arriving in theaters over Thanksgiving weekend, but if you're in the mood for something a bit smaller,Philomenamight be the ticket. The filmstars Steve Coogan as a political journalist who stumbles upon the story of a woman searching for her son who was taken away from her decades ago.

8 years 33 weeks ago via jackiechan


Posted September 30th, 2013 by Binh Ngo

Philomena is the true story of one mother’s search for her lost son.

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Philomena is the true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America....
Stephen Frears
November 22, 2013