Directors Roundtable

So, the DGA ballots are due on the 29th. The Oscar ballots get turned in tomorrow but the DGA is still in play. The Envelope has done some roundtable vids of our five esteemed directors. Tip off from ONTD. More after the cut. But fair warning, some of them — better they say...
Posted On 22 Jan 2010

FYC Update

Dora has updated the FYC gallery at last. Lots of great shots for this Best Pic ten. Avatar’s:
Posted On 22 Jan 2010

Up in the Air Screenwriting Flap

You know, I wasn’t going to bother with this story because it didn’t seem important enough to talk about — it seemed to me like it wasn’t a big deal. But it’s being talked about here and there so perhaps it’s time to talk about it a bit. The...
Posted On 22 Jan 2010

Predict the SAG Awards!

In a last-minute contest run, let’s see how you do. The deadline is tomorrow.¬† 1 winner will receive their choice of any DVD of the five nominated ensembles. If we have multiple winners we may have to have a tiebreaker. But we really do it for the bragging rights, eh?
Posted On 22 Jan 2010

Oscar Flashback, 1936 – 1943 Meet 2010

It is most difficult to remember that this is a ten picture race, potentially, not a five picture race as it always has been. One considers films that have been earning votes across the board. Heading into SAG and PGA weekend, we could be looking at boosts for several films. A...
Posted On 22 Jan 2010

The Runaways New Poster Debuts

So, every fanboy with a smart phone, Ugg boots and a furry-eared hat is chasing down a Kristen Stewart (who plays Joan Jett in the new film) interview at Sundance. Apparition has just sent out this MTV photo exclusive of the new poster — CHERRY BOMB! Watch out, those...
Posted On 22 Jan 2010

Motion Picture Sound Editing Goes Through the Motions of Nominations

This is the first time, says Kris Tapley, that the MPSE have announced their noms pre-ballots being turned in by the Academy members. Usually it comes later. Either which way, here they are — cough cough foregone conclusion — cough cough. Best Sound Editing: Dialogue...
Posted On 22 Jan 2010

13 Cesar Nominations for A Prophet

Thanks to Jeremie. THR: While no one can foresee the winners, “A Prophet” looks bound to triumph with Jacques Audiard’s prison drama nominated for 13 awards including best film, best director and a best actor and most promising male newcomer nod for the...
Posted On 22 Jan 2010