Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sundance 2011: LIFE Portraits

Ed Helms bundles up in Sundance.

When the winter winds blow cold outside but you’re already part of the way through Hollywood awards season, you know it’s that time of year again — Sundance Film Festival time. This year, the stars of Sundance are once again getting the LIFE treatment, captured through the lens of photographer Jeff Vespa at his on-site studio. Here: Ed Helms bundles up. Check in daily for more pics of stars getting their kicks in Utah. Check out the full gallery by clicking here.

LIFE: 2011’s Oscar Hopeful Portraits

Oscar Nominee for The King's Speech, Colin Firth

A sexy ballerina. A 14-year-old out for justice. A monarch fighting his stammer. These are just a few of the characters that have fascinated moviegoers over the past year — and now, the actors who brought them to life are poised to enjoy that greatest of Hollywood achievements: an Oscar nomination. Just before the contenders for the Academy Awards are announced (on January 25), LIFE.com presents exclusive portraits, taken by photographer Jeff Vespa, of eight stars hoping to find their name on the ballot. Here: The King’s Speech star Colin Firth, the front-runner for Best Actor (more on that in a bit). See the full gallery on LIFE.com.