The King’s Speech, True Grit and Black Swan – Box Office Stories of 2010

The King’s Speech is making a boatload of cash at the box office. According to Pete Hammond, the film is so gangbusters in the UK it is as big as Avatar was last year. It is hitting big not just with the Brits but over here as well. It’s already up to $77 mil and...
Posted On 31 Jan 2011

The King’s Speech & The Fighter top SAG Awards

Female Actor in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman, Black Swan Male Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Melissa Leo, The Fighter Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Christian Bale, The Fighter Ensemble Cast in a Motion...
Posted On 30 Jan 2011

The King’s Speech Set to Sweep Oscars

The discussion about the great films that entered the Oscar race this year will continue. But we have to stop and pause and acknowledge that yes, something I personally thought was all but impossible is coming true. I said on my last Oscar Poker podcast that if Tom Hooper won the...
Posted On 30 Jan 2011

SAG Award Polls

SAG Lead ActressMarket Research I think by now we can all recite each other’s favorites, we’ve been so thoroughly drilled on a daily basis. So this poll is meant to select who you think the SAG will choose. Remind us of your own personal favorites in the comments (for...
Posted On 29 Jan 2011

What wins More Often? Director with Pic, or Most Noms

Reader Marshall Flores has done the research and delivers the stats.¬† Director wins. That doesn’t mean the same will play out this year, of course.¬† It just means that when you hear people say “the film with the most nominations wins most often.” True, but...
Posted On 27 Jan 2011

The State of the Race: The Return of the “Oscar Movie”

It’s been a while since we could say there was an “Oscar movie,” but that old trope roared to life today, as did the Oscar Whisperer, Harvey Weinstein’s dominance with the AMPAS. Longtime readers will recall that we always had a saying around here, “never underestimate...
Posted On 25 Jan 2011

Comprehensive Critics and Precursor Charts

AD reader Andrew has devised another great system of charts to help us navigate the swampy morass we’ve all sailed into together. Contenders in each category are ranked according to points earned from over 50 critics groups, with handy bar charts to illustrate whose dick is...
Posted On 24 Jan 2011

Predict Oscar’s Ten Best Picture Nominees

We’re not doing a full fledged Oscar nomination prediction contest but we are doing just the ten Best Picture nominees. We figure there is a pretty good chance you can get all ten so we had to throw in a tie-breaker question of what film will get the most nominations. And...
Posted On 24 Jan 2011

The Inoca Nominations

It’s a bit of a tradition around here to post the annual Inoca nominations — Inoca is a group founded by Awards Daily’s forum. Nominees are announced today. 82 ballots were submitted for 9th Annual International Online Cinema Awards(INOCA) . You can find the...
Posted On 22 Jan 2011

PGA Preview

The Social Network will get its first real challenge with the preferential ballot at Saturday night’s PGA awards. Up until now, it has not lost a single major award it has been up for. Inception has won a few critics awards, Black Swan won Austin, but other than that, The...
Posted On 21 Jan 2011