USC Scripter nominees!

The 2011 finalists for the USC Scripter awards: Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy for 127 Hours, adapted from mountain climber Aron Ralston’s autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place Roman Polanski for The Ghost Writer, adapted from journalist Robert Harris’ novel...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011

Scott Rudin riding high: True Grit & The Social Network

The LA Times notes that Scott Rudin is setting records for producer kudos this season. This year, the Producers Guild of America could just rename its annual award show after Scott Rudin. For Rudin’s two nominations Tuesday morning, for “The Social Network” and...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011

Julia Roberts campaigns for Javier Bardem

Julie Roberts talks with EW’s Dave Karger, about the sad lack of awards recognition thus far for JAvier Bardem’s highly-praised performance in Biutful. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What is it about Javier’s performance in Biutiful that you’re so passionate about?...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011

AD Readers Poll: Predict the Oscar screenplays

Choose the 10 screenplays you think the Academy will nominate (not your own personal favorites). Cast your votes after the cut.
Posted On 05 Jan 2011

Art Directors Guild nominees

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2010: Contemporary Film 127 Hours Black Swan The Fighter The Social Network The Town nominees for Period Film and Fantasy Film, after the cut. (thanks to Loyal & Max G)
Posted On 05 Jan 2011

Ziyad’s 2010 Awards Daily Movie Chart

Our friend Ziyad Abul Hawa has really outdone himself with this year’s final chart of charts, expanding the scope to include 114 films. Compiling data from 4 prominant ratings sites (the BFCA, MetaCritic, Rotten Tomatoes, and IMDb) with a column tabulating the current box...
Posted On 05 Jan 2011

The King’s Speech cast talk about inspiration

Colin Firth and fellow King’s Speech cast-members talk about the inspiration for their performances in Huffington Post video interview.
Posted On 04 Jan 2011

Matt Mazur makes the case for Biutiful

Our friend Matt Mazur at PopMatters makes strong closing argument in support of Alejandro Gonz√°lez I√±√°rritu’s Biutful. Going into the Cannes Film Festival back in May, buzz on I√±√°rritu‚Äôs newest film Biutiful felt positive, there was a palpable excitement surrounding...
Posted On 03 Jan 2011

James Franco: Oscar Host/Actor/Screenwriter/Director

James Franco is determined to be one of Hollywood’s most versatile hyphenates. The soon-to-be Oscar host is reportedly in talks to take on two directorial projects: an adaptation of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying for Fox Searchlight, and one of Cormac...
Posted On 03 Jan 2011

Central Ohio Film Critics Association Awards Nominees

Best Film -127 Hours -Black Swan -Exit Through the Gift Shop -The Fighter -The Ghost Writer -Inception -The Kids Are All Right -The King’s Speech -Scott Pilgrim vs. the World -The Social Network -Toy Story 3 -True Grit -Winter’s Bone Best Director -Darren Aronofsky, Black...
Posted On 03 Jan 2011