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