Month: February 2010

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Hard to imagine what’s happening behind closed doors as meetings convene for the EmailGate hearings. Is it more like Judgment at Nuremberg or Who Framed Roger Rabbit? I’m thinking 12 Angry Men or the blowjob impeachment. However the Kafkaesque trial ...

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The Cinema Audio Society announces their award for Best Sound tonight at my favorite LA hotel. 46th Annual Cinema Audio Society Awards When: Sat, February 27, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Where: Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles Admission: Invite Only ...

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Movieline’s Stu Van Airsdale gets a whiff of something. What’s that smell? Oh yeah, it’s the last week before ballots are due – Stu’s piece covers what appears to be an all-out assault by the LA Times to discredit The ...

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Before we get to our roundtable, Nikki Finke’s post from today: Summit through its flacks have asked LA Times blogger Pete Hammond to forward even one of the emails mentioned today, but the blogger has refused. His reason? It would ...

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This one kind of seems like a no-brainer, but then you never really know what the cinematographers are going to think is the best cinematography. According to some of those in the know, the Avatar cinematography is more visual effects ...

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Now, the latest controversy, or blunder, is that supposedly the Hurt Locker producer instructed voters to put Hurt Locker at number 1 and Avatar at number 10. This is, I think, in direct response to a piece of news that ...

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The Los Angeles Times has been covering Avatar like no other outlet has — it is remarkable in terms of access. The blog Hero Complex has had stuff on Avatar all year, stuff no one else could get.¬† One thing ...

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LATimes: Sandy Powell won for excellence in period film for “The Young Victoria,” Doug Hall earned the honor in contemporary film for “Crazy Heart” and Monique Prudhomme took home the fantasy award for “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.” On the ...

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Nathaniel Rogers has once again assembled a group of film critics, writers and bloggers for his always anticipated Oscar Symposium. He was kind enough to invite Yours, Truly along for the fun. Check it out! Every year the exact lineup ...

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