VES Awards – Avatar Sweeps with 6

Thanks to Ladylurks who brings the following stat: Avatar tied for second-most wins at VES LOTR: The Two Towers – 7 Pirates: Dead Man’s Chest – 6 Avatar – 6 VES Winners Visual Effects in Effects-driven Motion Picture: Avatar Supporting Visual Effects: Sherlock Holmes...
Posted On 28 Feb 2010

Basterds — Can the Jews Save it?

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...
Posted On 28 Feb 2010

Predict the Oscar Winning Short Films

Cast your predictions for this year’s 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...
Posted On 28 Feb 2010

When There Were Ten

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...
Posted On 28 Feb 2010

Cinema Audio Society Awards The Hurt Locker

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...
Posted On 27 Feb 2010

ASC Award Goes to The White Ribbon!

In a bit a bit of a shocker, but very well deserved, the ASC awards The White Ribbon with its top prize! Incredible.
Posted On 27 Feb 2010

Special Honors for Cameron & Pixar at tomorrow’s VES Awards

REELZCHANNEL IS THE EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST HOST OF THE 8th ANNUAL VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY (VES) AWARDS ON MARCH 5 REELZCHANNEL РTV About Movies® announced today movie fans will join host Sam Rubin to celebrate amonumental year in movie visual effects the broadcasts of the 8th...
Posted On 27 Feb 2010

9 Césars for Un Prophète, 2 for Tahar Rahim

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’ORIGINE Best...
Posted On 27 Feb 2010

Steve Pond unravels the preferential ballot bafflement

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...
Posted On 27 Feb 2010