Cate Blanchett Set to Tribute, Named Specifically by Dylan Farrow

Cate Blanchett, on her way to winning an Oscar for her portrayal of Jasmine in Blue Jasmine is going to be feted tonight at the Santa Barbara Film Fest.  At the same time, a personal open letter by Dylan Farrow has just been published at the New York Times accusing Woody Allen of...
Posted On 01 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

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Name 12 Years a Slave, McConaughey, Blanchett

GALECA/DORIAN AWARDS 2013 — WINNERS (in bold) Film of the Year American Hustle (Sony) Blue is the Warmest Color (Sundance Selects) Dallas Buyers Club (Focus) Gravity (WB) Her (WB) Laurence Anyways (Breaking Glass) 12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight) Film Performance of the Year...
Posted On 21 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

SAG Awards: Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, American Hustle

MOTION PICTURE Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Best Ensemble Cast: American Hustle LIFETIME...
Posted On 18 Jan 2014

Critics Choice Awards: 12 Years a Slave, Alfonso Cuaron, Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett

We’ll leave the nominees listed in this post as a reminder of who the BFCA passed over in favor of the winners (noted in * bold). BEST PICTURE American Hustle Captain Phillips Dallas Buyers Club Gravity Her Inside Llewyn Davis Nebraska Saving Mr. Banks * 12 Years a Slave...
Posted On 16 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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Leonardo DiCaprio and Amy Adams – Their Fate in the Balance

When both Amy Adams and Leonardo DiCaprio won at this past weekend’s Golden Globe awards it looked like they might have momentum to get into the Oscar race.  Their Globes wins, plus their BAFTA nominations make this seem very likely indeed.  It is going to depend on how...
Posted On 14 Jan 2014

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