Oscar Flashback: 1939, Gone with the Wind

There are just a few years that will always be remembered in Oscar history, either because one film so thoroughly dominated those awards, or because another film didn’t.   Gone with the Wind was the kind of film that Oscar seemed to be made for.  That film swept the Oscars...
Posted On 21 Jan 2014

The Academy Posts Martin Luther King Pic

On Facebook and Twitter today, the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences posted this photo: A potent reminder during awards season.
Posted On 20 Jan 2014

The State of the Race: Best Picture, Too Close to Call

The Producers Guild pulled out the rug out from awards season by awarding two films their top prize. This has never happened in all of PGA’s fairly short history, which started all the way back in 1989, when Driving Miss Daisy won.  That leaves Best Picture down to two, but...
Posted On 20 Jan 2014

12 Years a Slave and Gravity TIE at Producers Guild Awards

Producers Guild Award Winners: Best Picture: TIE! Gravity and 12 Years a Slave Documentary: We Steal Secrets Animated Motion Picture: Frozen Kramer Award: Fruitvale Station Long-Form Television: Behind the Candelabra Drama Series: Breaking Bad Comedy Series: Modern Family TV...
Posted On 19 Jan 2014

Best Director: Lost and Found in America

Variations on a theme running through this year’s strongest five films in the Best Director category — Gravity, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street — all spring from the notion that the main character, or characters, are lost....
Posted On 19 Jan 2014

SAG Awards: Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, American Hustle

MOTION PICTURE Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Best Ensemble Cast: American Hustle LIFETIME...
Posted On 18 Jan 2014

Poll: What will Win Best Ensemble Tonight at the SAGs?

What Will Win the Sag Ensemble (polls)
Posted On 18 Jan 2014

The PGA Might Make History Sunday, DGA Next Week

Scott Feinberg does some post-game analysis after the Critics Choice awards. He is still, like most other pundits, predicting a split between 12 Years a Slave and Gravity. I have this weird feeling, even still, that, at the end of the day, the DGA will go to David O. Russell and...
Posted On 18 Jan 2014

Screen Actors Guild Preview and Predictions & No Guts, Glory

My No Guts No Glory: Big Bang Theory for Comedy Ensemble Oprah Winfrey for Supporting Dallas Buyers Club for ensemble Predictions after the jump. The SAG awards unfurl tonight as we march towards our consensus for what film will be named best of 2013, one of the best years for...
Posted On 18 Jan 2014

Martin Scorsese, Adam Somner being Interviewed by Paul Thomas Anderson

The other night I had the pleasure of seeing Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece, The Wolf of Wall Street, for the sixth time.  Afterwards, Paul Thomas Anderson, assistant director Adam Somner, and Martin Scorsese sat a few feet away from me for a chat. I got as much video as I...
Posted On 17 Jan 2014