5 Questions With Our Contest Winner, Brandon Jones

Ever wonder how someone gets a 20 out of 24 score on Oscar predictions? We here at Awards Daily do. This year’s winner, Brandon Jones, tells us the secrets of his success: AwardsDaily: What made you choose both Cotillard and Swinton? BJ: Swinton, I think, gave one of the...

Welcome to Pittville, Tree of Life Sprouts Roots

A fan’s tribute to Terrence Malick I’ve been following the slow-building saga of Terrence Malick’s Tree of Life for a while now and there has been some definite movement in recent days. For one thing, Brad Pitt, who has replaced Heath Ledger, and fam have moved...

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 movie that would inspire me,...

Forums Update

The forums ARE back online.

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 with tears and...

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 SAG awards fit tightly in a...
Posted On 28 Feb 2008

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 of...
Posted On 28 Feb 2008

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 Crystal Skull and The...
Posted On 28 Feb 2008

Daniel Day Lewis – Happy for the Piss Take

Seriously, watching Daniel Day Lewis in this video makes it painfully obvious that not only are Brits and Irish smarter than we Americans but we think they’re smarter and we treat them like royalty. Check out this interview with Day Lewis and how the reporters are almost...

Colbert Takes on the Oscars

(thanks, of course, to ONTD)