Captain Phillips’ Barkhad Abdi Talks to Matt Lauer

Sure to be Best Supporting Actor nominee Barkhad Abdi talks acting, Tom Hanks and Somalia: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
Posted On 14 Oct 2013

Oscarwatch: The Supporting Acting Categories

The acting races this year are overflowing with contenders. From the first half of the year on through, it is going to be competitive and will likely take a while before a consensus emerges, though there are already a few standouts that seem too big to ignore even at this early...
Posted On 16 Sep 2013

Humanity Forgotten: Dallas Buyers Club

We are brought up in America to trust voices of authority, especially if they’re wearing a doctor’s coat and have big important government agencies like the FDA behind them. We are taught to trust the medical industry because of course they have our best interests at heart. Our...
Posted On 10 Sep 2013

Oscars: Best Supporting Actor Anyone’s Game

The weird way the awards lined up this year, like someone moving the cat bowl, has set an unpredictability in motion most of us have never experienced.  “I just want unpredictability” people always say. Well, be careful what you wish for because when predictability...
Posted On 05 Feb 2013

De Niro Steps out – a Man About Town

Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are everywhere.  Since it’s basically, or seemingly, a wide open race this has put the campaigns into hard core overdrive. Robert De Niro got his footprints in cement at the Mann’s Chinese theater in Hollywood....
Posted On 04 Feb 2013

John Goodman’s CBS Sunday Morning Interview

John Goodman turns in two movie-stealing performances this year, one in Argo (“Argofuckyourself”) and one in Flight. In this interview he talks about New Orleans, alcoholism and Denzel Washington’s character in Flight hitting close to home. It’s an...
Posted On 21 Nov 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

Spitballing Supporting Categories

I’m keeping track over on the Contender Tracker (work in progress) but I thought you might like to chew around supporting actor and actress for a spell. Most of the films with the heat in these categories haven’t yet opened. How can that be, you might ask, if no...
Posted On 14 Aug 2012

Once Again, Should Oscar Consider Andy Serkis?

Over at the Daily Beast, Marlow Stern wonders about Andy Serkis’ chances at a nod for his wonderful turn in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. There are so many would-be, might-be, could-bes this year – from Bridesmaids to Harry Potter to Drive to Rise of the Planet of...
Posted On 22 Dec 2011