Thanks to Ladylurks who brings the following stat:
Avatar tied for second-most wins at VES
LOTR: The Two Towers ‚Äì 7
Pirates: Dead Man‚Äôs Chest ‚Äì 6
Avatar ‚Äì 6
Visual Effects in Effects-driven Motion Picture: Avatar
Supporting Visual Effects: Sherlock Holmes (Avatar not nommed in category)
Outstanding models and miniatures in a feature...
Basterds fans should be alerted to a piece by San Francisco Chronicle’s Mick LaSalle, who calls Basterds the only thing that happened in cinema in 2009. But for Oscar watchers, Scott Feinberg has posted a story that indicates a big push to get the Jews to vote for Basterds because it’s a modern day Purim story. There is a quite the detailed plot as to how...
Cast your predictions for this year‚Äôs Oscar nominated short film winners at shortshd.com. You can see brief clips of all the nominees and click to iTunes or InDemand to download if you like. We featured links to the animated shorts last a few weeks ago. If anyone has a source where we can see more of the live action shorts, links would be much appreciated.
As promised, I have dutifully recorded the years when Oscar did have ten contenders for Best Picture, and did use the preferential ballot. Before they went to ten, they had more, but I figured I’d stick with the ten because that is what we had this year. There may be a mistake or two, there almost always is.
I did confirm what I already suspected, which...
Sound Mixing for a Motion Picture: The Hurt Locker!
Mini-Series: Grey Gardens
Best Sound Mixing for Television Series: Mad Men
The awards are happening now.
Someone asked what the difference was between the Cinema Audio Society and the Motion Picture Sound Editors awards. One is for Sound Mixing (CAS) and the other is for Sound Effects Editing. Generally speaking, the...
In a bit a bit of a shocker, but very well deserved, the ASC awards The White Ribbon with its top prize! Incredible.
REELZCHANNEL IS THE EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST HOST OF
THE 8th ANNUAL VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY (VES) AWARDS ON MARCH 5
REELZCHANNEL – TV About Movies¬Æ announced today movie fans will join host Sam Rubin to celebrate amonumental year in movie visual effects the broadcasts of the 8th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards, only on REELZCHANNEL. The VES Awards recognize outstanding...
Best Film : UN PROPHETE
Best Director : Jacques Audiard for UN PROPHETE
Best Actor : Tahar Rahim for UN PROPHETE
Best Actress : Isabelle Adjani for LA JOURNEE DE LA JUPE
Best Sup. Actor : Niels Arestrup for UN PROPHETE
Best Sup. Actress : Emmanuelle Devos for A L‚ÄôORIGINE
Best Promising Actor : Tahar Rahim for UN PROPHETE
Best Promising Actress : M√©lanie Thierry...
Steve Pond, the Stephen Hawking of Oscarology, illuminates the dark art of preferential balloting at The Wrap, and enlightens us with Socratic clarity in 5 easy questions. (My favorite bit: the last paragraph of the answer to question #2).
Deep breath. Focus. Here we go.
1. How many votes would Avatar [or The Hurt Locker, or any other nominee] need to win the first...