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

Academy Luncheon Happening Now

Close up of the class photo #NomsLunch pic.twitter.com/sE6NXu1Ybw — The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 10, 2014 The 2014 #Oscar class photo: pic.twitter.com/D9jD7FMpKo — Anthony Breznican (@Breznican) February 10, 2014 Sorrentino gets support for The Great Beauty....
Posted On 10 Feb 2014

BAFTA Member Hits 12 Years, Calls American Hustle his Favorite Film

It must be Oscar ballot time!  Remember what I told you, Oscar watchers.  The film that usually wins King’s Speech style is the one that people say they love while saying another (bad) movie will win. Happens every year. “Lincoln is so boring it has to win. But I...
Posted On 08 Feb 2014

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

Rooney Mara’s Speech for Cate Blanchett, and Blanchett’s Acceptance Speech

Please forgive the quality of this video but Rooney Mara’s speech from the Santa Barbara Film Festival is so beautiful I had to share it with you all. Blanchett speaks towards the end.
Posted On 02 Feb 2014

London Film Critics Awards

(thanks to Paddy at ScreenOnScreen) Film of the Year 12 Years a Slave Director of the Year Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) Actor of the Year Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) Actress of the Year Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Posted On 02 Feb 2014

Cate Blanchett’s Outstanding Performance of the Year Tribute

Last night, the Arlington theater was packed to celebrate Cate Blanchett who was named as Outstanding Actor of the Year from the Santa Barbara Film Festival. It was a cold night in Santa Barbara, but that didn’t stop the many party-goers and restaurant-hoppers crowding up...
Posted On 02 Feb 2014

Celebrities Respond to Dylan Farrow’s Letter

At the party for Cate Blanchett at the Santa Barbara film festival last night, Jeff Wells of Hollywood Elsewhere seized the opportunity to ask Blanchett about the Woody Allen story. Blanchett responded graciously: Corrected Blanchett after listening to recording: “…and I hope...
Posted On 02 Feb 2014