Philomena star and screenwriter Steve Coogan is "a bit dumbstruck" that the film he's been "trying to push up a hill" since 2010 has made it to the Oscar stage with four nominations (best picture, ... more 
Philomena star and screenwriter Steve Coogan is "a bit dumbstruck" that the film he's been "trying to push up a hill" since 2010 has made it to the Oscar stage with four nominations (best picture, best adapted screenplay, best actress for Judi Dench and best original score). "It all started with a newspaper article I read four years ago in The Guardian , wondering if I could make it into a feature film," says Coogan, who has been making the rounds with the real Philomena, who kept a secret for 50 years about a son she gave birth to out of wedlock, who was put up for adoption without her permission by Catholic nuns. less 
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Thu, Jan 16, 2014 12:33 PM EST