DGA Award Goes to Boyle

Danny Boyle Wins! Hollywood Reporter gets scoop. (thank you Bill) Walt with Bashir’s Ari Folman Wins for Documentary. Looks like Dan Attias just won for The Wire. FULL LIST AFTER THE CUT.

Younging it Up

So, MTVU is holding a contest for college students to win a place on the red carpet before the Oscars. We have a q&a one of the entries, David Distenfeld, who compete with his cameraman, Lawrence Chen, against the other finalists. I watched them all and I’d say David is...

How to Suck up Nicely at the Awards Luncheon

Tom O’Neil reports that Angelina and Brad, along with Meryl Streep, will be no-shows at Monday’s Oscar nominee luncheon, which reminds me a bit of a speed dating group meeting. Each one gets a chance to hob nob with the Academy for a few minutes, flash a smile, a bit...

BAFTA Rethinks Voting Practices

This story from Variety takes a look at BAFTA’s current voting process and how they might fix it going forward. The BAFTAs are a week from now: The first round of voting, which involves the whole membership, produces a longlist of 15 candidates in each section (five...

31 Days of Oscar Starts Tomorrow

It’s probably the best thing about Oscar season, when they run the great films on TCM without commercials for 31 Days of Oscar (you know, with the date change, it’s no longer 31 days but it used to be). Here is a lovely promo:

DGAs Tonight

Host Jon Cryer will take over duties now that Carl Reiner has taken ill. The DGAs will be held tonight, with drinks and chatter at around 6:30pm and the awards ceremony at 8pm. We’ll do our usual game of trolling the news sites for photos of the nominees and then Danny...
Posted On 31 Jan 2009


In the weirdest Oscar year ever, Kung-Fu Panda swept the Annie Awards and Wall-E, a film that holds the record for the most nominated categories for an animated film at the Oscars, goes home empty-handed. No joke, read it and weep, as Variety’s Peter Debruge reports:...
Posted On 31 Jan 2009

Slumdog Takes the Scripter

Simon Beaufoy declares his love for Jamie Lee Curtis as he accepts yet another award for Slumdog Millionaire.  Curtis was the host and did a bang up job, per the live webcast we all watched.
Posted On 30 Jan 2009

Slight Correction

Tom O’Neil finds two people out there who actually think someone else could win the DGA tomorrow night: Well, Gold Derby decided to pursue the point anyway and pooled predix from lots of pundits, who back Boyle by a landslide, that’s true. But I found a few brave...
Posted On 30 Jan 2009

The State of the Race – The Big Pull

The Reader is like the English Patient. Old age makeup, great sex scenes, World War II, Harvey Weinstein, redemption, suffering. This occurred to me today as I was contemplating who might win the Scripter. Is The Reader still coming up from the outside, or is, as NY Times’...
Posted On 30 Jan 2009