Stats Favor The Hurt Locker

Reader David Hanks sent in this bit of detective work, from davidhanks.com/dhformula.html History will be made regardless of who wins – but here is another group of stats to consider. The big change this year is the preferential ballot and the ten nominees for Best Picture....
Posted On 20 Feb 2010

Writers Guild Winners

Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air Long form original – Georgia O’Keefe Long form adapted – Taking Chance Documentary – The Cove Comedy Series – 30 Rock Episodic Comedy – 30 Rock and Modern Family Comedy...
Posted On 20 Feb 2010

Weinstein Says Bigelow for Director but Basterds for Pic

Both Jim Cameron and Harvey Weinstein are putting it out there how they’d like to see the the awards turn out – they are both saying, “give the award to Kathryn Bigelow but save the big award for us.” This is what is called in polite company,...
Posted On 20 Feb 2010

The WGAs TBA – and BAFTA news

The WGAs will start around 5pm, California time and go until 7pm. That is just a couple of hours from now. As we already wrote in our preview, the general consensus appears to be that Mark Boal’s The Hurt Locker will win Original Screenplay, and Up in the Air will win...
Posted On 20 Feb 2010

Polanski wins Director, Honey Wins Pic at Berlin

From the BBC: The Turkish film, Bal (Honey), was the surprise winner of the coveted Golden Bear for best picture at the festival. Directed by Semih Kaplanoglu, it tells the story of a six-year-old boy who ventures into the woods to find his missing father, a beekeeper. The...
Posted On 20 Feb 2010