DGA Nomination No Guts, No Glory

Tomorrow morning around 10am the DGA will announce its five director nominees for this year. I predict five of the following: 1. Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity 2. Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave 3. David O. Russell, American Hustle 4. Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips 5. Martin...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

The State of the Race: American Hustle Takes the Lead to win Best Picture

In all of the ways people think the Oscar race is predictable it always turns out to be surprising when the dust settles. There is no point in not saying what is the obvious writing on the wall — David O. Russell will finally collect the big Oscar for directing as American...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

Statsgasm Episode 5: the Art of Prediction

by Marshall Flores Willkommen zurück to Awards Daily’s Statsgasm. This is the 5th and last of the planned episodes I have for Statsgasm’s first run. But don’t be sad, friends – more entries will pop up if the occasion calls for it! I will certainly be...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014
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Academy Conversations on YouTube

Spike Jonze on Her: American Hustle:
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

Scorsese on Wolf and What it Says about America

Scorsese talks to Anne Thompson: Money shot: “What we know is that deep inside of every one of us, we have weakness, we are human beings and in the right wrong circumstances we are capable of anything and that’s what the movie is about.” More Scorsese, who...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

Santa Barbara Fetes Forest Whitaker

It was a cold night in Santa Barbara, one of the more beautiful places on the planet. The ocean stretches out longways on your left. On your right, giant homes dot the hillside, twinkling lights within. The Kirk Douglas award was being held at the Bacara resort, an opulent palace...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

Denver Film Critics Society Nominations

The complete list of DFCS nominations via our friends Kenny Miles at TheMovieBlog: Best Picture: * “American Hustle” * “Captain Phillips” * “Gravity” * “12 Years a Slave” * “The Wolf of Wall Street” Best Director: * Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity” * Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips”...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014

Oscar Bits and Bites

Nathaniel Rogers (Gurus of Gold pundit and otherwise brilliant human) has begun his Oscar Symposium. He kindly invited a few of us to chat along with him. Mostly we try to stay focused on the acting races. It does sort of swerve outside the lines at times. Check it out. The New...
Posted On 06 Jan 2014