The Artist Takes the Lead in Oscar’s Best Picture Race, Says the Gurus of Gold, Gold Derby

If there were any doubts before, there are no doubts now.  The black and white silent French film, The Artist, has taken the lead in this year’s Best Picture race, according to we Gurus of Gold and of course, over at Gold Derby.  There is always that point in the year when...
Posted On 17 Dec 2011

Oscarwatch: Andy Serkis – A Motion Capture Ape is Among the Performances of the Year

We’re counting down the best performances of the year here at Awards Daily (we’ll also do that with Picture and Director, hopefully). We’re starting with number 5 of our top five and it has to go to Andy Serkis for his mo-cap, or performance-capture ape Caeser...
Posted On 08 Dec 2011

OscarWatch – Meryl Streep and Glenn Close

If you came of age in the 1980s, you lived through a time when American actresses did not depend on conventional, youthful good looks, or hotness, to get on the A list.  The good parts went to those who took the craft seriously.  A lot has changed since then.  If you look at the...
Posted On 07 Oct 2011

Oscarwatch: On Genre Movies

Since there aren’t five Best Picture nominees to be had this year, although the rapid about-face the Academy did from last year to this leads me to believe that they will go back to five in the near future, we have a very strange way of going about finding the Best Picture...
Posted On 09 Sep 2011

Oscars 2010: Slipping Through Cracks

While Academy members are receiving and filling out their ballots, around the same time, beginning December 30, SAG voters will decide on their final winners. Many of the acting races feel wide open. We assume Best Actor will be Colin Firth, at last, winning for not just his...
Posted On 28 Dec 2010

True Oscar Hysteria Officially Launched

October takes me by surprise every year. I think that things are cruising along at a manageable level and then, wham! October brings Oscar season proper and with it, the good, the bad and the ugly. It didn’t take long for word from last night’s Academy screening of...
Posted On 03 Oct 2010

OscarWatch – Will the Rainbow be Enuf for Tyler Perry?

The Huffington Post has a piece by Scott Mendelson wondering about Tyler Perry’s upcoming For Colored Girls and its Oscar potential. The film is based on the 1975 play, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. Anyone who ever went to acting...
Posted On 09 Sep 2010

OscarWatch: Michelle Williams in Meek’s Cutoff

By the time 2010 comes to an ambling close, Michelle Williams will have two very good performances under her belt. Blue Valentine, and Meek’s Cutoff. Obsessed with Film, underwhelmed by the film but impressed by Williams writes: Michelle Williams, who is working with the...
Posted On 05 Sep 2010

Oscarwatch: Ryan Gosling, Frank Langella in All Good Things

Magnolia Films will release All Good Things some time this December, putting it right in the thick of things for Oscar season. ¬†The film is directed by Andrew Jarecki (Capturing the Friedmans) and also stars Kirsten Dunst. ¬†It’s quite fun going down this particular rabbit...
Posted On 24 Aug 2010

First Look – Sean Penn as Cheyenne

Freshly posted at Oh No They Didn’t. ¬†They also provide an IMDb summary:
Posted On 24 Aug 2010