RIP Joan Fontaine

I was remiss getting this news online. After the death of Peter O’Toole, Fontaine’s came so suddenly.  The Oscar winner famously feuded with her sister.  Fontaine was an early favorite of Hitchcock’s. She starred in Hitchcock’s only Best Picture winner,...
Posted On 15 Dec 2013

12 Years a Slave sweeps Kansas City critics

Thanks again to Paddy who quite rightly points out that even when 12 Years a Slave sweeps an awards group with 6 wins, Alfonso Cuarón still stands as a formidable rival to Steve McQueen. Best Picture 12 Years a Slave Best Director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) Steve McQueen (12 Years...
Posted On 15 Dec 2013

San Francisco critics split for 12 Years a Slave and Cuaron

(thanks to Paddy at screenonscreen) Best Picture 12 Years a Slave Best Director Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) Best Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) Best Actress Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Posted On 15 Dec 2013

Celebrities Cancel SeaWorld Appearances because of Blackfish doc

Yearwood has joined a growing list of celebrities and bands (Heart, Cheap Trick, Barenaked ladies, Willie Nelson, etc) who have canceled their appearances at SeaWorld because of the revealing look at the inner workings and treatment of orcas. SeaWorld has mounted a PR campaign...
Posted On 15 Dec 2013

Contest Winners!

First up, No Guts, No Glory – the only significant prediction was Robert Redford missing out on a nod, so the winners for that contest are: Mike (miguelcmateo) Rob Y. Gautam (please send an email to awards daily at gmail dot com for prize info) For the SAG contest, with 22...
Posted On 15 Dec 2013

Critics Choice Preview

The next big announcement is going to come from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, or BFCA, or Critics Choice awards. They are the largest voting body of critics -around 300.  They are also filled with folks of “dubious achievements,” and more Oscar bloggers than...
Posted On 15 Dec 2013

12 Years a Slave wins Pic, Cuaron Director for Houston Film Critics

The full list of nominees and winners of the 2013 HFCS Awards are: BEST PICTURE: 12 Years A Slave, Fox Searchlight All Is Lost, Lionsgate American Hustle, Columbia Before Midnight, Sony Pictures Classics Dallas Buyers Club, Focus Features Fruitvale Station, The Weinstein Co....
Posted On 15 Dec 2013

Peter O’Toole’s Honorary Oscar

Although Peter O’Toole never won an Oscar in competition, here is Meryl Streep giving him his honorary Oscar.
Posted On 15 Dec 2013