Rank the Top Contenders for Best Picture

Awards Daily readers cast 12,000 votes on last week’s poll — and some of the titles we included received fewer than 20 votes. The results serve as fast and sloppy way to separate the wheat from chaff. Even though we’re flying blind on 45 unseen movies,...
Posted On 31 Aug 2010

Forbes: Hollywood’s Best Bang For The Buck

Forbes does the math and finds that Shia LaBoeuf delivers the best return on a studio’s investment, bringing in $81 for every dollar he’s paid in salary. This is the second year in a row he’s topped the chart. Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett are the two best...
Posted On 31 Aug 2010

Burlesque, poster

All That Pizzazz. The artwork makes me wish this could be an animated series on Adult Swim. Maybe call it Aeon Fluz. See the full-sized glitz after the cut.
Posted On 31 Aug 2010

Diablo Cody and Megan Fox – Red Band Trailer

It’s not Oscar-y, but hey, Diablo Cody is an Oscar winner, so, you know. Via Movieline.My daughter takes piano lessons at the Oakwood. We’re celebrities, waaaaaaa. Well, anyway, I thought it was funny.
Posted On 30 Aug 2010

The State of the Race: Marketing in the Age of Cynicism

I don’t know how else to describe the age in which we all live except that it’s more skeptical, less idealistic, less hopeful. So much has changed in the past several decades that a movie like Rob Reiner’s Flipped, a good movie, almost a great movie, is...
Posted On 30 Aug 2010

Venice Film Fest: Sofia Coppola on Somewhere

As Sofia Coppola prepares for her film’s debut in Venice. She talks at length with MTV’s Josh Horowitz and reveals that Papa Coppola didn’t help her at all with Somewhere: Coppola: I always am glad to have my dad when I need advice or mentoring. Sometimes...
Posted On 30 Aug 2010

Emmy recap

Modern Family, Mad Men, Glee, and Breaking Bad won multiple top honors at the 62nd Emmy Awards Sunday night, each receiving 2 or 3 awards in a fair distribution of trophies among what most would agree are 4 of the finest series on TV.  Temple Grandin dominated the TV movie...
Posted On 30 Aug 2010

The Emmy Awards — Live Blogging and Winners Thread

10:00 – Overall brilliant group of winners. Not easy to be snarky when I have such respect for all that talent — and way too easy to be snarky about the slipshod ceremony itself. 9:58 – Modern Family, Best Comedy Series 9:52 – Mad Men, Best Drama Series...
Posted On 29 Aug 2010