Sally Field channeled grief over mother’s death into Lincoln

Sally Field was featured on ABC Evening News tonight in a story that originally aired on Valentine’s Day. Sally Field has been a beloved part of American pop culture for nearly a half-century. At 66, she has as many Best Actress Academy Awards as Meryl Streep. Pretty good...
Posted On 16 Feb 2013

Best Supporting Actress Hopefuls on Variety – Kristen Stewart, Lorraine Toussaint, Kerry Washington, Rosemary DeWitt

Kerry Washington (Django Unchained), Kristen Stewart (On the Road), Lorraine Toussaint (Middle of Nowhere) and Rosemary DeWitt (Promised Land) discuss their various works. Of these, I’ve only seen Stewart and Toussant – both give great performances worthy of awards...
Posted On 04 Dec 2012

“Lyrical, grand and immersive,” Lincoln scores an A from EW

EW’s Owen Gleiberman says Speilberg’s Lincoln, scripted by Tony Kushner, “is one of the most authentic biographical dramas I’ve ever seen.” As the title character of Steven Spielberg’s solemnly transfixing Lincoln, Daniel Day-Lewis is tall and...
Posted On 04 Nov 2012

Amy Adams on Letterman, Talks Scientology, New Clip Featured

Thanks, as always, to the diligent crew at ONTD for posting this info, finding the original source on the Washingotn Post. A new clip featuring Amy Adams. Her interview with Letterman after the jump.
Posted On 29 Aug 2012

The Huffpo Gets into the Oscar Game – Swings and Misses

In a recent article on the Oscar race by Christopher Rosen an attempt was made to figure out which actors have the best shot at an Oscar nod in The Dark Knight Rises. There is only one. And her name is Anne Hathaway. Spirited, beautiful, liked by Academy members and the only...
Posted On 06 Aug 2012

Peter Travers Goes to Bat for Harrelson, Redgrave

Because Rolling Stone is a long lead kind of thing, Peter Travers wanted the info out there that he was blown away by two performances worthy of Oscar attention. Vanessa Redgrave in Coriolanus and Woody Harrelson in Rampart (thanks to Jordan): Rampart Woody Harrelson Directed by...
Posted On 27 Nov 2011

Talking Melissa McCarthy and Best Supporting Actress

Thelma Adams is assembling a few of us women Oscar peeps for an ongoing discussion of the Oscar race.   This is my favorite one of the bunch so far because the thing about Thelma Adams and Susan Wlosczcyna, Kim Voynar and Anne Thompson is that they’re funny.  So they make a...
Posted On 29 Sep 2011

The Help Kicks up a Firestorm

Probably those who greenlit The Help never imagined it would be birthed into a racially contentious time in our history.  It’s 2011 and we have our nation’s first black president – the shit has mostly hit the fan, but let’s face it – race relations...
Posted On 11 Aug 2011

Viola Davis Takes the Lead in the Supporting Actress Race – Unless She's Lead

There is much to complain about in The Help.  For one thing, the black folk cluck around like uniformly “good” hens in a hen house.  This makes us sympathize with them, of course, but it tells the story from Whitey’s perspective, which means that it’s...
Posted On 09 Aug 2011