Month: January 2009

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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, ...

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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 ...

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Thanks to Pierre for sending this our way – Ms. Winslet talks about kids, acting and Oscar – worth a look. It’s from the site, Movies.ie. They have plenty more where that came from. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwjkI3iPrsc[/youtube]

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The USC Scripter awards are being held tonight here in Los Angeles and they are doing one thing differently this year – they are announcing the winner at the actual event. The nominees are: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ...

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This weekend, Saturday night, the DGA Awards will honor Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, David Fincher, Ron Howard and Gus Van Sant. There probably isn’t much to write about here as Boyle has this one in the bag. He has it ...

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What if there were no such thing as “Slumdog Millionaire,” if it had fallen into a life of limbo, as seemed likely for a time before Warner Brothers farmed it out to Fox Searchlight? We can assume another film would ...

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN_H2qdFULM[/youtube] One hopes that anyone who loves movies can move beyond this idea that they have to be validated by the Academy to remain in our hearts – those 6,000 people can only pick five. In looking over this video, ...

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Knighthawk News has an interesting article about art direction, with a bit history. Actually, the site has a lot of great columns on the history of the Academy Awards worth checking out: It used to be quite common for films ...

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With 29 points (I had to correct the form, which wasn’t picking up some of the points) but Mario is still the winner. Mario got all five Best Picture nominees correct. Mario Saez from Spain (email me, Mario!) Runners up ...

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Charlie Rose recently had a conversation with David Denby of The New Yorker and A.O Scott of The New York Times. They discussed the recent Oscar nominations.  Whether you agree with them or not, it was a fascinating discussion. Someone ...

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The Academy released a statement today with the names of the producers involved with The Reader who will be credited with the Oscar should the film pick up a surprise win: Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti and Redmond Morris. ...

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The Gran Torino story is really interesting. Why before the nominations dropped, a few people were talking up Gran Torino’s chances. We were pretty devoted to it being The Reader if any were to upset but there were a great ...

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