Thanks to Kris over at In Contention for these:
The danger of the information age! The DGA nominations have not been completed yet which means that, in all likelihood, these predictions by pundits (I don’t know what else to call this thing we do except to give the standard disclaimer that, though we can all take a look at history, there is no such thing as an expert at this stuff – it’s just a guessing...
I don’t think we posted these already but I’m just a confused old lady. Who are the Online Film Critics Society, or OFCS? Their member list can be found here. Snagged these off of Hollywood-Elsewhere:
THE 2008 OFCS nominees (previous years’ nominees after the cut):
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Dark Knight
Last year, they were announced around 10:30am 11am Pacific time (It’s 8am now). So you can all chillax for the time being. They can sometimes be unpredictable, like two years ago they announced them to Variety a full day before they said they would on their own calendar. I would keep an eye on Variety as well. Just saying.
Thanks to Keith:
BEST FILM-Slumdog Millionaire
BEST DIRECTOR-Darren Aronofsky, The Wrestler
BEST ACTOR-Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler
BEST ACTRESS-Meryl Streep, Doubt
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR-Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS-Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY-Robert D. Siegel, The Wrestler
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY-Simon Beaufoy,...
This is the most exciting news to happen all year. Reader Michelle directed us to AMPAS’ new site, which has been very quietly overhauled, top to bottom. More user-friendly, pretty as can be, and actually makes it seems almost as though they want the public to know about them. They even offer up a few names of actual Academy members (demographics, voting counts,...
The Carpetbagger ain’t buying the Wall-E hype for Best Picture. I agree that it’s a crazy long shot but I can also imagine voters putting it down as one of their favorites of the year. The impossible is always probable at this stage of the game, though, and all you’d need is a DGA nod for Andrew...
They say they don’t care about the Oscars but that didn’t stop the NY Times critics, Manohla Dargis, AO Scott and Stephen Holden from presenting their “For Your Consideration” picks. This is great because it reminds me of the old days of Oscarwatch, before the critics and the Academy were aligned. Back then, the Academy dug their heels in and flipped...
MCN linked to this story that describes after an injured Mumbai terror victim missed Eddie Izzard’s performance. The victim requested a note from Izzard:
Izzard refused. Instead, the star of The Riches and Valkyrie showed up at the hospital and performed his entire 90 minute stand-up set at [Will] Pike’s...
Thanks to Ross for reminding us that the National Society of Film Critics announces today (I don’t think they’ve announced yet). Last year, they sort of backed up what the LA Film Critics had said when they named Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood as their choice for the year’s best.¬† And the recent winners: