How to Train Your Dragon dominates Annie Awards

How to Train Your Dragon wins 10 Annie Awards, including: Best Animated Feature How to Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Best Animated Short Subject Day & Night – Pixar INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES Directing in a Feature Production Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois...
Posted On 05 Feb 2011

Art Directors Guild Awards

Contemporary feature film: Therese DePrez, BLACK SWAN Fantasy feature film: Guy Hendrix Dyas, INCEPTION Period feature film: Eve Stewart, THE KING’S SPEECH One-hour single camera TV series: Dan Bishop of MAD MEN Half-hour single camera TV series: Richard Berg of MODERN...
Posted On 05 Feb 2011

Writers Guild Awards – Christopher Nolan and Aaron Sorkin!

Best Original Screenplay: Christopher Nolan, Inception Best Adapted Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Social Network Documentary Writing: Inside Job WGA New Media Original Award: Anyone But Me Best Long form Television, adapted: The Pacific Long form Original: The Special...
Posted On 05 Feb 2011

Oscar Roundtable Take Two

In light of the recent twist of this year’s race for Best Picture, I asked a few of the best and brightest in the biz for their input. The participants (in random order): Damien Bona, Inside Oscar Dave Karger, Entertainment Weekly Craig Kennedy, Living in Cinema Ed Douglas,...
Posted On 05 Feb 2011

SBFF: Virtuoso Award

Last night, at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Lesley Manville, Jacki Weaver, John Hawkes and Hailee Steinfeld accepted their Virtuoso awards. More videos of these great performers after the cut (Lesley Manville was ROBBED).
Posted On 05 Feb 2011

The Sound of True Grit

I am predicting True Grit will take both of the sound awards, or perhaps just sound mixing. Another great thing worth a read is Kris Tapley’s interview with the sound mixer of Salt, Greg Russell. SoundWorks Collection: The Sound of “True Grit” from Michael...
Posted On 05 Feb 2011

Gorgeous Firth Heads to the Actors Studio

It really is about time Colin Firth won an Oscar.
Posted On 05 Feb 2011

Only Causes Worth Fighting For

Yeah, stick a fork in Oscar race 2010.  The Weinsteins win this round. But we have to entertain ourselves in the coming weeks Рif, for no other reason, we still have at least three weeks before the Oscars finally roll themselves out, choose their winner.  By then,...
Posted On 05 Feb 2011

If Stupid People Ruled the World

These posters that say “if best picture nominees told the truth” does sort expose movie marketing for what it is as it also reminds me of people who say things that drive me crazy on a daily basis, not just in the comments section of this site and others, but...
Posted On 05 Feb 2011