Nightline’s Countdown to Oscar Starts Tonight

When it comes to hyping the Oscars, ABC has two rabbits in its hat. Nightline and Oprah. Nightline lends respectability and Oprah brings the numbers. JustJared reports that ABC’s Nightline will start their countdown to Oscar and of course, it looks like they’re...

Vanity Fair Director and Actor

I was looking for these lovely photos to appear online and of course they show up on Oh No They Didn’t but they are also on Vanity Fair’s site. I love them all.

Up in the Air and Locked, Cat by Cat

Okay, so let’s do this thing. I am supposed to be filling out my Gurus chart and my Buzzmeter chart, of course I haven’t done either. It’s hard out there for a pimp, what can I say. I’m working on it, fellas. Here we go. Best Picture – mostly locked....

Backstage at the Luncheon

Photo snagged from BBC’s collection I like the NY Times/Carpetbagger Michael Cieply’s take on the backstage goings-on at the luncheon. He takes a one-cool-removed tone to the whole affair. It makes me think it would make a great much longer piece. In fact, his and...

Everything Old is New Again

HE points us to this interesting, well-written piece on Oscars 2008. It’s a must-read: Pity the film scholar who tries to discern something about our times from surveying this list of best picture nominees 10, or 30, or 50 years from now. The substance of popular movies is...

Just Til June

It occurs to me that Supporting Actress is still wide open. With Kate Winslet out in that category, the favorite becomes Penelope Cruz. And she has the advantage of being hot as well as talented. She also is in a Woody Allen movie and those voters love them some supporting...

Oscar Luncheon Photos

By far the best thing about the Oscars luncheon is the group shot with all of the Oscar nominees. If I were a nominee I’d be damned sure I would be there just to get into the group shot. And here it is in all its glory. Click here for a regular hi-rez. Click here for a...

Gallery Updates

Dora has uploaded some phase II ads for Oscar. Milk is coming on strong. Slumdog is laying low, Benjamin Button shimmers, Frost/Nixon makes it about Langella and The Visitor is going for it with Richard Jenkins.

Hunger, Swinton and Daldry Win at ES Awards

Determined to distinguish themselves from the pack, the Evening Standard (a jury of film critics in London) chose Tilda Swinton for Julia, Hunger for Best Picture and Stephen Daldry for The Reader. In Bruges Martin McDonagh won for screenplay.
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