O’Neil, Matthews Declare ‘Basterds will Win’

Oscar race 2010 looks like a cliffhanger right now. At one point it looked like Avatar was going to steamroller the thing. After the Golden Globes it felt like Avatar couldn’t lose. But that awards show often feels like an audition for the Oscars – how does it feel to...
Posted On 17 Feb 2010

BAFTA Preview

For any voters still making up their minds, the British are coming, the British are coming! Most people would expect that An Education will win the top spot across the pond, being that it’s, well, British. But we could see a surprise here. Avatar and The Hurt Locker both...
Posted On 17 Feb 2010

Cameron Will Write Avatar Novel

From the Carpetbagger blog at the NY Times: For fans of James Cameron who have always believed that the best thing about his work is the writing, you’ll be delighted to know that he’s got a book in the works — and not just any book, but a novel that will serve as a prequel...
Posted On 17 Feb 2010

Madonna Wants to Direct

Vera Farmiga was talking up the potential Madonna project about Wallis Simpson called W.E.. This is slightly distressing, since the Wallis Simpson story is a great one, worthy of a great director. Having just gone down the rabbit hole on Simpson myself I can see why someone would...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010

Cameron Biographer Goes to Bat for Avatar’s Editing

Rebecca Keegan, author of The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron has written a pretty convincing “for your consideration” piece about why Avatar should win for Best Editing, rather than the Ace Eddie winner, The Hurt Locker on Vanity Fair’s Little...
Posted On 16 Feb 2010