Month: November 2008

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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[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 ...

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There’s already talk in the comments about which critically acclaimed movie of 2008 will fail to catch fire in the nominations process. One thing‚Äôs certain every year: Some movie that we‚Äôre all wild about in November gets the shaft come ...

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Michael Russnow, writing for The Huffington Post, says it hasn’t been easy for Clint Eastwood to find roles that fit his no-nonsense personality, but in Gran Torino he inhabits just such a role, with “a lovely portrayal — not always ...

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When I was a wee lad, during the holidays we’d take our ritual tour around town to check out the Christmas extravagance in the tonier neighborhoods. The houses I called mansions as a kid would be decked out with lavish ...

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I am just going to do up a quick list cause mama’s gotta get going now, little children. I just want to thank the writers of Awards Daily, most especially my partner in crime Ryan Adams who has lifted this ...

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In and around the web. AJ Schnack on When Art, Sexuality and Religion Collide, What is the Role of a Film Festival? NY Post’s Lou Lumenik on Benjamin Button, “One Classy Movie Takes the Lead.” Jeff Wells says Brad Pitt ...

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Julia Roberts and Clive Owen do a fairly decent impersonation of Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant in what looks to be retro-romp mash-up of Entrapment meets Closer. Feels slick though, and the script I’ve read clicks along briskly with Tony ...

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We know better than to call anything a “rule” but one of the best indicators for Best Picture nominees is a Metacritic score over 80. Tonight’s raves for Milk place it as the 2nd best-reviewed feature film of the year ...

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This is how it looks now. After the cut, the past few years around this time.

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Pete Travers gives the film four stars, writing: Milk is Van Sant’s best film, which is saying a lot, since his generous intelligence and unforced grace shine through whether he’s sailing the mainstream (Good Will Hunting, To Die For) or ...

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Dave Karger on Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino: But I had a chance to see the film last week and I’m happy to report that has much more depth. Like Eastwood’s last acting-and-directing job, Million Dollar Baby, it goes to ...

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