Caption This!

1.____________________________________________ (readers who can’t bear to make a joke about Tom Hooper can find two alternate photos to caption, after the cut.)
Posted On 28 Feb 2011

Oscar Poker Episode 23

[alert]Please note: Jeff and I get Doc Short way wrong. We’re talking about Killing in the Name – about the terrorist bombing at a wedding, but the film that won was Strangers No More – which is about a school for war-torn children — big mistake, ours....
Posted On 28 Feb 2011

RIP Jane Russell

The news has just been passed on by Variety but hasn’t yet hit the wire. In tribute to one of my favorite performances by Ms. Russell – Anne Hathaway doing this dance number at last night’s Oscars? Win win:
Posted On 28 Feb 2011

Okay Fine, but What About the SHOW?

I heard a lot of grumblings that no one liked the 83rd Oscar telecast. ¬†See, I come from a different perspective on that. ¬†I actually like it when it’s bad. ¬†I like it when it chunders on and on and lasts all night. I like it when they accept that they will never be cool...
Posted On 28 Feb 2011

Whether it's the Real Sorkin or Not…

This comment was left last night by maybe Aaron Sorkin.  We never quite know, do we.  One could always be punking me.  But if so, Sorkin or (oval or any other shape) a person pretending to be Sorkin: I apologize for crashing the conversation but now that the envelopes have...
Posted On 28 Feb 2011

The State of the Race: The Aftermath

Last night’s Oscars will be remembered for several reasons. ¬†The first, there has never been a film that won the NBR, the NYFCC, the LAFCA and the Globe (Picture, Director and Screenplay) and not won the DGA and then the Oscar for Best Picture. ¬†Moreover, until last...
Posted On 28 Feb 2011

83rd Annual Academy Awards, live updates

Best Picture: The King’s Speech Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King’s Speech Best Director: Tom Hooper, The King’s Speech Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network Best Original Screenplay: David Seidler,...
Posted On 27 Feb 2011

Guest Essay: Christian Bale, "our American Psycho"

[notice]Anyone looking for one last sermon before tonight’s Rapture might find solace in this essay from another Awards Daily disciple, Brian Schwartz.[/notice] In 1993, Tommy Lee Jones won best supporting actor at the Academy Awards. He paid tribute to Harrison Ford, the...
Posted On 27 Feb 2011

"Your Bloody British Fetish": Hollywood's U.K. myths

UK author and historian Dominick Sandbrook voices his own dismay that “the Redcoats have conquered Hollywood,” once again: The success of “The King’s Speech” is not the only example of what looks like a creeping Anglicization of American culture....
Posted On 27 Feb 2011

The State of the Race: One More for My Baby, One More for the Road

As we close out Oscars 2010, with an an ending predicted but not yet determined, it’s starting to feel a little … off. ¬†Something feels weird about the potential win for Best Picture. ¬†There feels to me to be a lot of heat around The Social Network. ¬†I know this...
Posted On 27 Feb 2011