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