Quentin Tarantino Voting for Carey or Gabby

As picked up by ONTD from People: But Carey [Mulligan] does have fans on her side, including director Quentin Tarantino, who says, “She is fantastic. I haven’t done my voting yet and I haven’t decided between her and Gabby [Gabourey Sidibe]. It is actually one of the...
Posted On 22 Feb 2010

Exclusive: Designing Mr. Fox

What I love about movies as meticulously detailed as Fantastic Mr. Fox is how they invite diving to greater depths on repeated viewings instead of wading around in the shallow end of the kiddie pool. Like opening an intricate puzzle box we can peel back layer after layer and the...
Posted On 22 Feb 2010

Talking Best Song

Kris Tapley has compiled a list of the Best Song category — and the cool thing is you can listen to each song that has been nominated. Check it out.
Posted On 22 Feb 2010

Which Precursor Will Prevail?

Which film’s win will give which precursor a boost? Avatar Golden Globes Inglourious Basterds SAG Up in the Air National Board of Review/WGA Precious Sundance/Toronto The Hurt Locker Bafta DGA WGA PGA Critics Choice Ace Eddie
Posted On 22 Feb 2010

The State of the Race: The Art of War

In many ways, 2010 may mark the year when the Oscars became relevant again. They wouldn’t have made themselves relevant because they nominated The Blind Side over A Single Man, The Road, Where the Wild Things Are, Invictus, or 500 Days of Summer. Becoming relevant...
Posted On 22 Feb 2010

Kristen Stewart, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner & Miley Cyrus…

…have been cast in the remake of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Wait, that can’t be right. No, they “JOIN THE 82ND OSCAR ¬Æ SHOW” Beverly Hills, CA ‚Äî Miley Cyrus, Zac Efron, Taylor Lautner and Kristen Stewart will present at the 82nd Academy...
Posted On 22 Feb 2010

Top Ten Actor/Director Pairings

It is lovely that TIME decided to put Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese front and center for the top Actor/Director pairings, and lord knows The Departed and The Aviator are two of Scorsese’s best films, but I’m sorry to say that DeNiro is the actor they should...
Posted On 22 Feb 2010

The Alternative Oscars, Esquire Style

This is worth a couple of belly laughs. I won’t ruin the surprises. But here is a sample: ÔªøÔªøÔªøExtremely Supporting Actress of the Year Melanie Lynskey The boozy wife unable to bear her own children in Away We Go. George Clooney’s sister whose fianc√© almost...
Posted On 22 Feb 2010

The Way Upsets Happen

Other than Tom O’Neil, and perhaps Kris Tapley, I am one of the few people who has been closely monitoring each agonizing step of the Oscar race to know how and why there can be upsets. Okay, so that is a dubious achievement, I will admit. Most people have better things to...
Posted On 22 Feb 2010