Month: February 2011

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

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[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 ...

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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:

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, The King‚Äôs ...

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[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 ...

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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. Britain ...

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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 ...

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Don’t miss Andy Trudeau’s annual look at the Best Score category. He picks John Powell’s score for How to Train Your Dragon, which of course means the Academy won’t pick it. Listen now! (thanks to Marshall for the link). All ...

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The critical and commercial success of The King’s Speech, has been an affirmation of Tom Hooper’s instincts as a director. Speaking with the Director’s Guild recipient on the phone from New York in January, he discussed how the project was ...

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(click here to view the full 9 rounds of voting.) Rob’s charts are so detailed and self-explanatory, there’s no need for editorializing aside from saying: Awards Daily Readers have a voice! Full results in all categories and complete demographic data ...

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The way I try to predict the Oscars right is not a lot different from how I predict them wrong. So since it’s clear I don’t really understand how either game works, I’ll just quote Sasha’s instructions from last year: ...

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More after the cut

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Best Picture: Black Swan Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan Best Actor: James Franco, 127 Hours Best Supporting Actress: Dale Dickey, Winters Bone Best Supporting Male: John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone Best Screenplay: The Kids ...

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Ebert posted this video on Twitter. An Idiot with an Iphone made it with his iphone, proving “what one man can do another can do.” But what I love about it is that is pays homage to two of 2010’s ...

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Join up and click off your selections in the Awards Daily Oscar Pool at Picktainment.com. (1) register & log in (2) search for “Awards Daily” and go the group page (3) click “View/Edit My Picks” and fill out the ballot.

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Rob has finished tabulating the results of the Awards Daily Simulated Oscar Ballot. We’ll have the numbers posted early Saturday morning, along with his detailed charts showing the internal breakdown of votes in each category. Here’s one set of numbers ...

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