Blurb Job

I’d heard that Craig’s List was a good place to find a “masseuse” but how about this ad seeking another sort of hand job: Attention Film Critics (Los Angeles): “Hi. We just finished a film and need to buy a one sentence quote from someone who calls...
Posted On 08 Apr 2009

81st Oscar Ceremony

PLEASE SEE ABOVE POST for winners. This was the earlier thread. But we’ve left it up in order to show the comments. Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire Best Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire Best Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader Best Actor: Sean Penn, Milk Best...
Posted On 22 Feb 2009
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George Carlin, 1937-2008

George Carlin was 29 when Lenny Bruce died in 1966 — the same year he recorded his debut album, Take Offs and Put Ons. He picked up the comedic blaze of scathing social commentary Lenny Bruce had lit, and for the next 42 years George Carlin torched the fucking joint. The...
Posted On 22 Jun 2008

Emmy Watch: Mad Men

The New York Times Magazine spends three days on the set of “Mad Men” with creator/producer/writer Matthew Weiner, and this weekend publishes an 8000-word love letter to the best-written series on television. Weiner‚Äôs achievements with ‚ÄúMad Men,‚Äù which is...
Posted On 22 Jun 2008

Much Ado About Lohan

Alarmed that Katherine Heigl might be doing a better job sabotaging her career than she is, Lindsay Lohan has magnanimously withdrawn her name from consideration for this year’s Emmys. What? You missed Lindsay’s tour de force performance on Ugly Betty? That’s...
Posted On 17 Jun 2008

Kung Fu Panda

Who would’ve guessed a tubby bear with an eating disorder could deliver a bigger kick than Indiana Jones? If I were a kid, on the basis on this summer’s movies I wouldn’t want to be a race car driver, or a rocket scientist, or an archeologist. I’d be wishing I could grow...
Posted On 08 Jun 2008

Courts Can’t Decide Retroactive Oscars

It isn’t that big of a surprise that the courts opted out of giving the long-suffering Crash producer, Bob Yari, a retroactive Oscar. Yesterday, the 2nd District Court of Appeals denied the “right of fair procedure” as applicable to this case. According to the...

Sunday Morning Shoot Me, Just Shoot Me Now

Peter Guber and Peter Bart, on today’s Sunday Morning Shootout, only two weeks late with an Oscar preview featuring Amy Ryan and Javier Bardem. Pretty speedy for these guys, since they’re approximately 10 years behind the curve in their concept of what the Oscars are...
Posted On 09 Mar 2008

Oscars Leave You Feeling Out of Touch?

Do many Americans feel “left out” of the Oscars? Here is one point of view from the News Democrat (Montana): The only show that makes me feel more out of touch with the rest of society than the Oscars is the Grammy awards. But, since I just have a passing interest in...

5 Questions With Our Contest Winner, Brandon Jones

Ever wonder how someone gets a 20 out of 24 score on Oscar predictions? We here at Awards Daily do. This year’s winner, Brandon Jones, tells us the secrets of his success: AwardsDaily: What made you choose both Cotillard and Swinton? BJ: Swinton, I think, gave one of the...