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Blurb Job

Blurb Job

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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 himself a film critic. Thanks.” Happy ending for Roger Freidman?

81st Oscar Ceremony

81st Oscar Ceremony

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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 Supporting Actress: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight Best Original Screenplay: Dustin Lance Black, Milk Best Adapted Screenplay: Simon…

George Carlin, 1937-2008

George Carlin, 1937-2008

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeSSwKffj9o[/youtube] 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 world is gonna feel way too chill without him. [two of George Carlin’s favorite targets: War and Religion….

Emmy Watch: Mad Men

Emmy Watch: Mad Men

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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 produced by Lionsgate, are plentiful, starting with the storytelling. Setting it in the early 1960s, on the cusp between the repression and conformity of the cold war and McCarthy-era 1950s and…

Much Ado About Lohan

Much Ado About Lohan

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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that Katherine Heigl might be doing a better job sabotaging her career than she is, Lindsay Lohan has magnanimously withdrawn her name from consideration for this year’s Emmys.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 what you get for blinking. For a couple of hours earlier today you could watch it unfold in its 31-second entirety on youtube, but I guess ABC feels the…

Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda

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Who would‚Äôve 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‚Äôs movies I wouldn‚Äôt want to be a race car driver, or a rocket scientist, or an archeologist. I‚Äôd be wishing I could grow up to be a Panda. With endless ripples of spring-loaded sight gags and razor-sharp wordplay for all ages,…

Courts Can’t Decide Retroactive Oscars

Courts Can’t Decide Retroactive Oscars

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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 AP, “Private organizations can make their own decisions when it comes to their awards.” Bruce Davis was pleased to know this and added, “it is nice…

Sunday Morning Shoot Me, Just Shoot Me Now

Sunday Morning Shoot Me, Just Shoot Me Now

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lxcMMGOhFA [/youtube] 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 and should be. “It doesn’t mean that the Oscars need to totally snub all pictures which don’t have artistic pretensions.” — Peter Bart…

Oscars Leave You Feeling Out of Touch?

Oscars Leave You Feeling Out of Touch?

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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 music these days, I actually feel worse about not being up to date on what’s happening in the…

5 Questions With Our Contest Winner, Brandon Jones

5 Questions With Our Contest Winner, Brandon Jones

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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 best performances of the past few years. She is also an actress that is consistently good (and one of my favorites.)…