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Two Oscartastic New Spots for Les Miz

Two Oscartastic New Spots for Les Miz

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Best Picture, Best Director, How Often do they Repeat?

Best Picture, Best Director, How Often do they Repeat?

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The new Gurus of Gold just went up. Lincoln still tops, with Spielberg for director. Just behind Spielberg, though, is Ben Affleck, followed by Tom Hooper, David O. Russell and Kathryn Bigelow. Only Affleck and Russell haven’t won before. Les Miserables is at the number 2 spot. This is the opposite of Gold Derby currently, which has Les Miz to sweep. The question keeps coming up as to whether it’s too…

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The State of the Race: At War, In Love

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So the multitude goes, like the flower and the weed That wither away to let others succeed; So the multitude comes, even those we behold, To repeat every tale that hath often been told. –A poem President Lincoln loved enough he once said about it, “I would give all I am worth, and go in debt, to be able to write so fine a piece as I think that is”…

Les Miserables Predicted to Win the Best Picture Oscar at Gold Derby

Les Miserables Predicted to Win the Best Picture Oscar at Gold Derby

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Gold Derby now has Les Miserables back in the lead. The pundits who are now predicting it to win include: Pete Hammond (Deadline), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Ed Douglas (ComingSoon), Jeff Wells (Hollywood-Elsewhere) and it looks like Dave Karger, too, might be swayed to throw his vote that way. Kris Tapley is already on record predicting not just a Best Picture win but a sweep, with the potential for a…

Pundits Align Around Certain Films as Season Speeds Towards End

Pundits Align Around Certain Films as Season Speeds Towards End

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Over at InContention, Kris Tapley — who had been predicting Argo — went for Les Mis in a big way last night, writing: And the Best Picture landscape will be shaken up one more time this season. Is this the one to take it all the way, two years after Hooper did precisely that? I’m thinking it might just be, but I’ll get into my own thoughts on it in…

Les Miserables Screens in New York, Twitter Declares Hathaway the Winner, Strong Contender to Win BP

Les Miserables Screens in New York, Twitter Declares Hathaway the Winner, Strong Contender to Win BP

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I was at my second screening of Life of Pi when the eruption from Twitter proclaimed rapturous, ecstatic acclaim for Les Miserables.  Apparently the crowd went nuts, on their feet, in tears – it was probably as best as you can hope for for a late-breaking Oscar contender, and one that people who aren’t behind Lincoln and can’t abide Silver Linings Playbook can get behind – passion, emotion, intensity, something…

Lincoln Takes the Lead at Gurus of Gold

Lincoln Takes the Lead at Gurus of Gold

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Over at Movie City News, David Poland put up a quickie chart for Best Picture. As of now, Dave Karger is still confident Silver Linings Playbook will take home Best Picture. Karger faith + Weinstein Co + sappy crowdpleaser has equaled Best Picture for two years running. Can it win a threepeat? We will have to wait and see. Kris Tapley says that he makes his predictions on “most likely…

New Les Miserables Trailer

New Les Miserables Trailer

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The State of the Race: Fumbling Towards Enlightenment

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The Oscars can be a kaleidoscope view of our world — spectacular and surreal. Or they can be a microscope, honing in with sharp perspective on matters we’re obliged to observe with crystal clarity. The themes that course through this year’s Oscar race for Best Picture will likely be far more consequential than stories of a king from the 1930s who stuttered or a silent movie star who lost his…

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Ensemble Casts on the Path to Best Picture

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Will actors eventually be selected out of their central role in movies, increasing replaced by animation,  performance capture, and other evolving forms of digital characters?  That irrational fear has been drifting in and out of Oscar conversations for years. Just as the pleasure of reading books has endured while movies became the world’s foremost storyteller, films driven by great performances remain as popular now as they’ve ever been.  In the end,…