The State of the Race: Academy’s Choice Embrace the Future or Redefine the Past

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ― Barack Obama There are many ways to interpret the upcoming choice for Best Picture the Academy will be...
Posted On 04 Feb 2014

For Women in Hollywood, Desperate Times call for Desperate Measures

All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, ‘I’m a human being, God damn it! My life has value!’ So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window....
Posted On 03 Feb 2014

Wacky Millennials Try to Make Sense of Oscar Season

Vulture has done a rundown for things to say at parties to help fake your way through Oscar season. We already know that the early season has effectively taken the public out of the loop. After all, can the public really be trusted anymore? Just look at what God hath wrought at...
Posted On 22 Jan 2014

Oscar Bits and Bites

The Academy just released this photo of their having sent out to Meryl Streep recognition for her nomination. American Hustle burns up the box office with $115 million, 12 Years a Slave re-released and has now made $40 million. Wolf of Wall Street has made $89 million. None of...
Posted On 21 Jan 2014

Oscars 2014: Nominee reactions

“I am deeply humbled by this honor and even happier to share today with Marty, Jonah, Terry as well as this entire cast and crew. “The Wolf of Wall Street” has been a passion project of mine, and I found the role to be one of the most challenging and rewarding of my career....
Posted On 16 Jan 2014

Statsgasm Hard Truth: Women, Aging and Oscar Stats

By Marshall Flores Behind the veneer of glitz and progressive utopia of Hollywood, there are a few hard, sobering truths. One of these is that inevitably, every actress encounters the stereotype Goldie Hawn once famously described in The First Wives Club: “There are only...
Posted On 15 Jan 2014
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Dear Awards Season: You So Got Meryl Streep Wrong

The post-game chatter about Meryl Streep’s intro for Emma Thompson at the National Board of Review completely missed the point of what Streep was saying. Moreover, the beauty in Streep’s speech was shunted to the side as the churning and hysteria found its way from...
Posted On 09 Jan 2014

First Look at Meryl Streep in Into the Woods

Pic is slated for release December, 2014 and also stars Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, and Johnny Depp. Hat tip, EW.
Posted On 26 Sep 2013

Meryl Streep to go Supporting for Osage County

Gold Derby is reporting that Meryl Streep has agreed to go supporting for August: Osage County. Of course, we know that only suggestions can be made and if that the Academy decides to put her in lead they can. Presumably this is to clear up the field for Julia Roberts to go lead,...
Posted On 12 Aug 2013

Early Prospects for Best Actress

The race for Best Actress has not yet gotten started but looking over the year’s slate, finding five nominees should be easier than it’s been in a while. It already looks like a competitive season, with most of the big performances yet to be seen.  Already, Rooney...
Posted On 03 Jun 2013