A Look at Best Actress

It is being said that this is the Year of the Actress. It very may be, and if it is, it’s a long time coming. As we head out of the bulk of the year and into a very heated next four months, there are some things we know for sure. We know that Annette Bening (The Kids Are...
Posted On 20 Oct 2010

2010 Gotham Independent Film Award Nominations

Debra Granik’s Winters Bone Receives Three Nominations: Best Feature, Breakthrough Actor (Jennifer Lawrence) & Best Ensemble Performance The Kids Are All Right and Tiny Furniture both receive two nominations Best Feature: Black Swan Blue Valentine The Kids Are All Right Let...
Posted On 18 Oct 2010

Gwyneth Paltrow in Country Strong Video

CMT has the video (which can’t be ripped and isn’t on YouTube). So you have to head on over there and watch it. Gwyneth wears black leather pants and looks like a rock star. The video is intercut with clips from the film. Head on over to CMT to see it.
Posted On 15 Oct 2010

Betty Anne Waters on Casting Hilary Swank

From Conviction, Tony Goldwyn talks to Betty Anne Waters about casting Ms. Swank in the lead: Casting Hilary Swank for Conviction from sashastone on Vimeo.
Posted On 13 Oct 2010

Maureen Dowd throws down for ‘Fair Game’

Choice NYTimes pull-quotes by lefty liberal-leaning Maureen Down at her progressive propaganda pulpit from your suspicious Socialist sympathizers at Awards Daily. Republicans are gearing up to start re-sliming Valerie Plame Wilson and Joe Wilson when “Fair Game,” the movie...
Posted On 13 Oct 2010

The State of the Race: Opening Closed Doors

Wrestling the Oscar beast is no easy task. Everyone does their best in the first part of the season to get some kind of foothold on it. We make lists. We think everything is settled and then, wham. Things change. I am used to pushback. It happens to me every year, as I’m...
Posted On 12 Oct 2010

Blue Valentine Trailer

Thanks to OtherAmanda: Honestly? You won’t find two better performances this year. It’s a tough sit, but you rarely see such authentic work.
Posted On 08 Oct 2010

Poll Positions: Best Actor & Best Actress Contenders

With so many performances as yet unseen, betting on ponies at this point is not much more than playing favorites and backing names that tickle our fancy. But it might provide a baseline reading for assessing our guesswork 3 months from now. Lining up in the starting gate, the...
Posted On 08 Oct 2010

New York and LA Ring in on Secretariat

Kenneth Turan likes the film okay, but he reserves most of his praise for Diane Lane: The third and likely most significant factor in the success of “Secretariat” is Diane Lane’s crucial performance as Penny Chenery, who owned the horse and was a trailblazer in...
Posted On 07 Oct 2010

Julianne Moore Honored at Rome Fest

The Rome International Film Festival, October 28th – November 5, will honor Julianne Moore with an acting award. Moore will be there to present The Kids Are All Right. Keira Knightley, Eve Mendes and Aaron Eckhart will also be there. Meanwhile, Jeff Wells and Scott Feinberg...
Posted On 07 Oct 2010