Month: January 2013

Since I spend so much of my time making a case for Lincoln’s much easier paths to victory than Argo’s, let’s talk a little about how Argo became the film to beat all of a sudden. First, let’s look at ...

In a year when the Directors Branch did what critics long complain that they don’t do — they thought for themselves — an irresistible narrative emerged.  When Argo faced off Silver Linings all the way back in Toronto, Silver Linings ...

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Martin Sheen had been one of the voices protesting Zero Dark Thirty, urging Academy members not to vote for the film. After Bigelow was snubbed by the Academy as a result; the most critically acclaimed film was a standout this ...

Leon Panetta, portrayed by James Gandolfini in Zero Dark Thirty, talks about the film and says he thinks it was an accurate portrayal of those events. Though he wasn’t around for the interrogations he knows that the way they ultimately ...

This is my favorite of the animated shorts, with Adam and Dog being a close second. Just a reminder that the Oscar Nominated Live Action and Animated Short Films 2013 open this Friday, February 1st ) in Los Angeles and Orange ...

I guess Americans are about to get a big shock to see that Spielberg isn’t the favorite to win the DGA on Saturday.  Everyone and their brother over at Gold Derby and elsewhere have Ben Affleck to win the DGA, ...

HBO’s Phil Spector premieres in two months. The film revolves around Spector’s sensational trial for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson, and will focus on the eccentric music mogul’s relationship with his defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden — played by ...

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Two-time Academy Award® winner Barbra Streisand, who has sung on the Oscars only once before, will perform on the upcoming Oscar® telecast on February 24. Streisand last sang the love theme from “A Star Is Born” ...

Winners of the SAG awards predictions, just the film categories: Jian Hui Lee Shin the Japanese Viewer goldiver ocampo Brendan Walsh Orpheus Febo Sergio Bastos Jimmy Silva More after the jump.

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So maybe, in the end, it has come down to Argo and Lincoln, as it began, two stories about two different American heroes. One a CIA agent and the other a US president. Two different filmmakers – one, an actor ...

Last year’s recipient, Alexander Payne for The Descendants, which also won editing. However, Argo is expected to win the Eddie. Michael Kahn himself has received the Golden Eddie. Award winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been selected by the Board of ...

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As we head into the Directors Guild this Saturday and this race comes to a sputtering close, it’s time to take another look at how the contenders have stacked up so far – in terms of international box office, really ...

I wasn’t going to post this because I’m not sure why Anne Hathaway is being labeled with the “I want to win an Oscar” thing. Sorry, but I don’t see anyone out there in Oscar world that doesn’t want to ...
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“A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt If you want to win an Oscar for Best Picture now, make an old fashioned Hollywood movie.  But make ...

He still has an Oscar race to finish first but hey, if he can withstand that he can withstand anything. This press release was paid for by RawNews.com. Raw News is in no way affiliated with Ben Affleck. This release ...

Tommy Lee Jones and Daniel Day-Lewis made SAG history over the weekend by become the first pair to win Lead Actor and Supporting from the same film. Ben Affleck and the cast of Argo become the first film since Little ...

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