Ballots Closed, and Now a Word from Your Sponsors

The Oscar race is to muggles mostly a beautiful illusion. We all cheer the gods and goddesses as they amble their way down the red carpet, stuffed into spanx, the third day of their Master Cleanse, trying not to look too nervous.  It will be a splendid affair, complete with our...
Posted On 19 Feb 2013

Poll for Original Screenplay

After the cut you can think outside the Oscar box and choose from among the top 25 Original Screenplays of 2012.
Posted On 19 Feb 2013

CBS Films acquires the Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis

(Press release): LOS ANGELES – February 19, 2013 – CBS Films announced today it has acquired US rights to INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS. Written and directed by Academy Award©-winners Joel and Ethan Coen and produced by Scott Rudin and Joel and Ethan Coen, the film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey...
Posted On 19 Feb 2013

Jesse Williams rips Django Unchained to smithereens

I can’t recall the last time I ever read a more devastating shredding of a film than this dismantling written by Jesse Williams (mild-mannered actor, model, producer, star of Grey’s Anatomy by day; heroic blogger, teacher, Temple University grad, though-provoker, and...
Posted On 19 Feb 2013

Clumsy, Outdated Narrative Keeps Presenting Lincoln as Frontrunner

Even now, as Argo has won every major award heading into the race, when not a single other director in a wide open year, has pulled in a win, when, for the first time ever our contender tracker has NO wins next to the directors name, the Business Insider’s Kirsten Acuna,...
Posted On 19 Feb 2013

The Master Blu-ray Combo Giveaway

Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master will be released on Blu-ray and DVD February 26th. Anchor Bay Home Entertainment and The Weinstein Company have offered us 2 copies to give to Awards Daily readers. All you need to do to qualify is leave a comment with a few lines about why...
Posted On 19 Feb 2013

Oscar bits and bites

Many films delved into history this year but only film actually changed it.  After seeing Lincoln, Mississippi finally got around to ratifying the 13th amendment. “I think there’s a 110 percent chance Daniel Day-Lewis will win. I think ‘Argo’ will...
Posted On 19 Feb 2013