Fandor Does Best Actor

Running down the performances, gives percentages of screen time.
Posted On 24 Feb 2014

The Leo Pitch

Is it finally time?
Posted On 19 Feb 2014

BAFTA speeches

Seems this year the complaints about the BAFTA’s outdated 2-hour delay between actual event and edited broadcast have grown louder than ever, so maybe one of these years before long the ceremony will be broadcast live. Until then, the clips after the cut could be the first...
Posted On 17 Feb 2014

12 Years a Slave wins Best Picture at 2014 BAFTA Awards. Alfonso Cuaron, Best Director.

Best Picture – 12 Years a Slave Best Director – Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity Best Actor – Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave Best Actress – Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Best Supporting Actor – Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips Best Supporting Actress –...
Posted On 16 Feb 2014

Five Ways the BAFTA can Throw the Oscar Race

The BAFTA awards will be announced tomorrow morning. They will be trickling out on Twitter and won’t be shown on the BBC until two hours later. That might not be the best way to attract viewers but hey. All eyes will be on BAFTA winners to get a clue about this year’s...
Posted On 15 Feb 2014

Tom O’Neil Switches Prediction to DiCaprio for Wolf over McConoughey

In one corner, mighty Paramount’s $100 million movie with one of the world’s biggest stars and one of the most exciting films of the year.  In the other corner, the tiny Dallas Buyers Club which got made on a wing and a prayer, so lacking in funds they couldn’t...
Posted On 12 Feb 2014

The State of the Race: All Eyes on the BAFTA

In a way, Oscars 2013 could be summed up by “Kicking the Best Picture can down the road.” We keep looking to a new voting body to decide what the best picture of 2013 will be. Here’s a quick rundown so far of the majors. Toronto–Audience award goes to 12...
Posted On 11 Feb 2014

A Week Before Ballots are Sent Out, are the Lead Acting Frontrunners Locked?

I posted about this a few days back but it’s worth diving into again since the debates have begun to bubble up on social media.  Can any of the four acting slots be upset? And if so, which? My first thought is no.  They are locked down as any have been in recent years....
Posted On 10 Feb 2014

The Truth about Awards Season Emerges at the Close of the Santa Barbara Film Fest

“You do the work. That’s all that matters. The rest is someone else’s business,” — Robert Redford accepting his Riviera award at the Santa Barbara Film Fest. It’s easy to forget that there is value beyond the awards race. I know, silly coming...
Posted On 09 Feb 2014