Dave Karger and Tom O’Neil Talk Oscar – Sappy Wins the Day!

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 only five movies for Best Pic, however,...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012

Iowa Film Critics Awards

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...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012

London Film Critics Awards The Artist, Among Others

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 Maria...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012

Best Picture: Will it be 5? 6? 7? 8? 9? 10?

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 with the Dragon Tattoo War Horse The only one that feels...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012

The Help and Pariah Top NAACP Image Award Nominees

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 the best chance of...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012

Mike Mills on Beginners: “It’s a Film About Love”

Mike Mills talks about filmmaking, working with Christopher Plummer, and the job he never thought he’d get to do. A Q&A with Clara Sturak. Mike Mills is happy. And he should be. His second feature film, Beginners, has appeared on more than 25 Top Ten lists for 201...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012
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Costume Design Guild nominations

Hat tip to In Contention: Excellence in Period Film: “The Artist” (Mark Bridges) “Jane Eyre” (Michael O’Connor) “The Help” (Sharen Davis) “Hugo” (Sandy Powell) “W.E.” (Arianne Phillips) Excellence in Fantasy Film:...
Posted On 19 Jan 2012

CAS Nominees announced!

The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 48th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2011 in four categories. Motion Pictures: Hanna Hugo Moneyball Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tide Super 8
Posted On 19 Jan 2012