Month: January 2012

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Part of me wants to post this just to agitate my already agitated readers.  Why, I don’t know.  Because it’s fun?  No, it isn’t fun. A friend of mine said he swung by the site and was afraid to leave ...

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Guest essay by Michael in Florida Right after the first dreadful Hugo trailer premiered in July, I conjectured that Hugo was Martin Scorsese’s Schindler’s List, i.e., a film outside the director’s comfort zone. After seeing the film several times now, ...

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It’s really hard, isn’t it, to defend, spend time on, invest any emotion on an institution that could continually, and repeatedly, up to and including this year, make such ridiculous choices when the better films are staring them right in ...

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Gavin Polone describes himself as an “agent turned manager turned producer.” Today for NYMag’s Vulture he turns into Oscar analyst. His prognosis is Cinematic Psychosis as the Academy increasingly loses touch with reality. As a kid I remember sitting in ...

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Best Picture “The Artist” Thomas Langmann, Producer “The Descendants” Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” Scott Rudin, Producer “The Help” Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers “Hugo” Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers “Midnight in Paris” Letty ...

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The Live Stream is no more, so we’ve removed the embed. But there were 130 comments from eager beavers, so we’ll leave this post in place. It would add insult to injury if we destroyed all evidence that any of ...

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The Academy just sent out the following press release. I will snap any of the digital billboards I see. Many of the films they plan to highlight are those that didn’t win Best Picture. OSCARS® “CELEBRATE THE MOVIES” WITH LAUNCH ...

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The International Cinephile Society has announced its nominees for the 9th Annual ICS Awards. A Separation leads the field with 10 nominations, followed by Mysteries of Lisbon with 9, and The Tree of Life and Drive with 7 each. The ...
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Back in 1999, when Oscarwatch.com first began, the highest of priorities was to correctly predict the Oscar race.  There was only one other site, for the most part, that predicted the Oscars – Tom O’Neil’s GoldDerby.com.    Tom’s site collected ...

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Theatrical Feature: The Artist Animated Feature: The Adventures of Tintin TV Drama: Boardwalk Empire TV Longform: Downton Abbey TV Comedy: Modern Family TV News: 60 Minutes TV Sports: ESPN’s 30 for 30 TV Variety: The Colbert Report TV Documentary: American ...

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I assume everyone is predicting The Artist to win here, and then win the DGA and then maybe win the SAG ensemble, with some serious heat from The Help, but if you had to choose a film that might upset, ...
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There are few movies that feel like they could give The Artist some heat: Hugo and The Descendants.  Perhaps, as many a Tweeter will tell you, “it’s been The Artist since Cannes.” And okay, fine.  Maybe.  What makes The Artist ...
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As we head into the Producers Guild tomorrow, it’s a good time to look at how our contenders, or those we think will be contenders, or might be contenders, or who could be contenders are faring in this Oscar season. ...

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There is much broohaha about that snippet of music used at the end of The Artist to great effect. So much so, though, that you have to wonder about the music in The Artist – does it fill in emotion? ...

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The 2012 Golden Reel Award nominees in the categories Feature Films, Television and Others are as follows: FEATURE FILMS CATEGORY BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN A FEATURE FILM Drive Fast Five The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ...

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Love this chit chat with Tom O’Neil and Dave Karger, the latter whom acts very humble considering how TOLDJA he could be about the King’s Speech. He doesn’t do that – he acts very nice about it all.  He predicts ...

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Significant insofar as the heartland hearts The Descendants Best Picture: The Descendants Best Director: Alexander Payne (The Descendants) Best Actor: Brad Pitt (Moneyball) Best Actress: Viola Davis (The Help) Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer (Beginners) Best Supporting Actress: Melissa McCarthy ...

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Best Picture – The Artist Best Actor – Jean Dujardin, The Artist Actress – Anna Paquin and Meryl Streep Director – Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist Best British Film – We Need to Talk About Kevin Technical Achievement Award: production designer ...

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One of the biggest surprises this year is what number Best Picture will land on. There seem to be eight very strong films heading into the race: The Artist The Descendants Hugo Midnight in Paris The Help Moneyball The Girl ...
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I’m loving the Cicely Tyson nomination – she never got her due.  Also nice to see Emma Stone recognized.  Though of course, three of the year’s best performances, Viola Davis,  Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain are also nominated and have ...

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