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February 11, 2013

BAFTA Contest Winners

BAFTA Contest Winners

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The two highest scoring participants, with 18 out of 21: RJ Silk Kjartan Atli Óskarsson And with 17 out of 21: José R. Ortega Simone Fabriziani KT Elton Almeida

Podcastin’ it

Podcastin’ it

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Last night, Craig Kennedy, Ryan and I do the Podcast Thang for episode 19 of Oscar podcast. You can subscribe to it on itunes if you’d like, or click here to listen.  

Spielberg, Always a Bridesmaid

Spielberg, Always a Bridesmaid

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I love this video of the young Spielberg who was famously “snubbed” for Jaws.  He learned his lesson later with The Color Purple when he was snubbed again he made sure there were no cameras around. Now, they didn’t snub him but are about to award Best Picture to a director who was snubbed. Spielberg can’t catch a break. But he’s a beautiful loser, and I’m going down with the…

Jessica Chastain’s Three-Legged Dog Makes Surprise Appearance on Stage

Jessica Chastain’s Three-Legged Dog Makes Surprise Appearance on Stage

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On the BAFTA red carpet Jessica Chastain talks about a time when her three-legged doggie was let out backstage and “hopped” towards the sound of her voice. If you haven’t yet fallen in love with Jessica Chastain you soon will.    

Academy to Eat Crow Over Affleck?

Academy to Eat Crow Over Affleck?

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Fans truly believe that Ben Affleck was “snubbed” by the Academy and that the Academy will be sorry when Argo wins Best Picture.  Every pundit from Scott Feinberg to Steve Pond is saying Argo can’t lose – by now, the guilds tell the Academy what to do anyway so perhaps the Oscars are just an afterthought — or maybe they will surprise us. Doubt it. This scenario has only played…

Tony Kushner and Others Appeal to Senators to Ease Up on Zero Dark Thirty

Tony Kushner and Others Appeal to Senators to Ease Up on Zero Dark Thirty

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The Carpetbagger reports: LOS ANGELES— Count Tony Kushner, the “Lincoln” screenwriter, among those who believe several United States Senators went too far when they suggested that Sony Pictures should somehow correct its depiction of torture in “Zero Dark Thirty.” Mr. Kushner on Monday was among 28 supporters of a letter sent to all 100 Senators objecting to the pressure exerted by three of them — Dianne Feinstein, Carl Levin and…

Special Edition 85th Oscar Posters

Special Edition 85th Oscar Posters

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For purchase info, head on over to Oscars.org Meet some these Oscar monstrosities up close, after the cut, if you dare.

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The State of the Race: Searching for Soderbergh — Baby Let Me Follow You Down

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“There are a lot of people to thank. Rather than thank some of them publicly, I think I’ll thank all of them privately. What I want to say is — I want to thank anyone who spends part of their day creating. I don’t care if it’s a book, a film, a painting, a dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music… Anybody who spends part of their day…

Lincoln covers Film Comment

Lincoln covers Film Comment

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Beautiful shot. Kent Jones’ article isn’t online but it’s reportedly worth the $5.95 newsstand price of admission all by itself.

Shocked, Shocked that Negative Campaigning is Going on Here!

Shocked, Shocked that Negative Campaigning is Going on Here!

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You don’t get into politics and not know the reprecussions of timing in an election season, I mean, an awards season. People wouldn’t campaign for Oscars if it didn’t result in wins. Campaign, you know, like politicians? Campaign, you know, like Ben Affleck did for Joe Courtney back in 2006? It’s great that Affleck did that. He’s a stand up guy who is involved in politics loosely. But no way…