Slumdog, Boyle Triumph at BiFAs

Screendaily reports the winners of the British Independent Film Awards. Last year, Control won all of the top spots: Awards in full Best British Independent film Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle) Best director, sponsored by The Creative Partnership Danny Boyle (Slumdog...

Satellite Award Nominees

The International Press Academy has announced the nominees for the 13th Annual Satellite Awards. Before anybody panics, remember last year, the IPA failed to nominate There Will Be Blood (presumably for lack of having seen it yet), and in 2006 Letters From Iwo Jima wasn’t...
Posted On 30 Nov 2008

It takes two for the Oscar tango

Forget conflict. The most essential component for Best Picture is a relationship we care about — the dynamic interplay between two mesmerizing actors. (Anyway, put a pair of intriguing personalities together, combine two kinds of charisma, and there’s your instant...
Posted On 30 Nov 2008

The Bagger Returns

Carr is a writer before he is anything else and thus, when he dips into Oscar season, it’s somehow more of everything than the usual jibber jabber – his world view, born out of a life’s worth of the good, the bad and the ugly has somehow found its way to the...
Posted On 30 Nov 2008

EW’s Puts Streep on the Cover for Subscribers Only

Apparently, this was sent to subscribers only, while the Twilight cover hit the news stands. I don’t know if this is their “official” Oscar issue or not – it’s the beginning of December so maybe it is. It can’t be. Their official issue will...

Australia – So Amazing, So God-Awful

There are some films that somehow straddle the fence on being one of the best films you’ve ever seen while at the same time, inexplicably, one of the worst films you’ve ever seen. Such was the case, for me, with Australia. There are so many things to marvel at in the...

Predict the National Board of Review

We’re trying something new here at Awards Daily that we’ve never done. We’re starting the contests early and you can have bragging rights for knowing best how the NBR will go. They announce on Thursday, so enter now . I’ve added the animated feature...

Dave Karger Names Them

Ew’s Dave Karger just put up a post about the films he thinks have the best shot at a nod come January and the ones that will run in EW’s Oscar issue. He adds that when he made the list Australia hadn’t yet opened and Milk hadn’t yet received the rave...

Getting Down to It

David Poland has declared, and Kris Tapley backs him up in the comments section, that Slumdog Millionaire is now the frontrunner of the 2008/2009 Oscar race. All of this worked out in a somewhat rushed negative review of Benjamin Button where Poland also says that the Brad Pitt...

Favorite Thanksgiving Scene

[SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't seen Pieces of April, but plan to someday, you might want to skip the clip above -- since it's the final scene in the movie.] Thanksgiving movies aren’t as common as Christmas movies so it’s easy for me to name my favorite. Katie Holmes,...
Posted On 27 Nov 2008