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February 2008

Jack Matthews Signs Off

Thanks to Ed for forwarding the last column by our pal Jack Matthews, who signs off his decades-long column to "write books and enjoy the view": When I began reviewing and seeing everything, I was warned by a veteran critic that for every…

Will She Apologize to Harrison Ford?

I don't know if many caught the awkward moment where Diablo Cody snatched the winner's envelope out of poor, stoned Harrison's Ford's hands as the actor was trying to console her or congratulate her or something - but Ms. Cody, wrecked…

The host with the most? Or is Stewart toast?

As Dave Lettermen observed, "I think it takes a lot of nerve for a show that is 4 1/2 hours long to give out an award for editing." The most popular annual complaint about the Oscars is that the show lasts too long. The speedy pace of the…

16th Minute of Fame, and Counting

Here with your Daily Dose of Diablo, is The Huffington Post, apparently just catching up to the "price of fame" angle that we've been talking about for the past 4 months. Seems like there's a "backlash to the backlash" now, with a new wave…

Popcorn vs. Milkshakes

In a couple of hours, I'll post results of yesterday's poll in some kind of semi-organized manner, complete with the pretty pie charts. It's already easy to see which write-ins were most predominant. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the…

Enough Already, Give AMPAS a Break

You know, I've never been one to defend the sometimes silly decisions AMPAS makes, but reading all of the post-game stuff is a bit tiresome. Yes, the show got the worst ratings ever. No, it wasn't a great show. Yes, it was probably Plan B…

2008 Potential Best Picture Poll

Riffing off Kris Tapley's early-bird predictions in the post below, how about we throw open a poll. Choose the Top 5 films you feel are most likely to make it through the process this year and be among the final nominees for Best Picture.…

2008 Projections

Kris Tapley thinks it's never too early for Oscar predictions. Herewith, what he's got for 2008: ‚ÄúThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button‚Äù ‚ÄúDoubt‚Äù ‚ÄúFrost/Nixon‚Äù ‚ÄúRevolutionary Road‚Äù ‚ÄúThe Soloist‚Äù David Fincher ‚ÄúThe…

The Easiest Sweepstakes in the World

Reelzchannels is still doing their sweepstakes, featuring the world's easiest questions, for a chance to win a trip to Hollywood (grand prize), a Blu-Ray disc player (first place), and twenty five more people get a gift bag of movie swag.…

Paul Dano’s Good Year

Paul Dano's career took a great leap forward this year, especially on the heels of last year. That's two Best Pic nominees in a row for the actor. He's profiled in DazedDigtal, courtesy of ONTD: "I definitely want to get to a point where…

Welcome to Awards Daily 2008

The watch is on. Over the coming days, we will gather the new info for this upcoming year in films as we barrel towards yet another race. We will bear in mind not hyping any movie too much thus killing its chances by year's end. We will…

Javier Bardem’s Acceptance Speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzx1X9Y6sPk I know there are those on this site who think that Javier belongs to them. But can I just say that watching him accept his award makes my female parts go primitive. That's all I'm saying.