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Enough Already, Give AMPAS a Break

You know, I've never been one to defend the sometimes silly decisions AMPAS makes, but reading all of the post-game stuff is a bit tiresome. Yes, the show got the worst ratings ever. No, it wasn't a great show. Yes, it was probably Plan B…

2008 Potential Best Picture Poll

Riffing off Kris Tapley's early-bird predictions in the post below, how about we throw open a poll. Choose the Top 5 films you feel are most likely to make it through the process this year and be among the final nominees for Best Picture.…

2008 Projections

Kris Tapley thinks it's never too early for Oscar predictions. Herewith, what he's got for 2008: ‚ÄúThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button‚Äù ‚ÄúDoubt‚Äù ‚ÄúFrost/Nixon‚Äù ‚ÄúRevolutionary Road‚Äù ‚ÄúThe Soloist‚Äù David Fincher ‚ÄúThe…

The Easiest Sweepstakes in the World

Reelzchannels is still doing their sweepstakes, featuring the world's easiest questions, for a chance to win a trip to Hollywood (grand prize), a Blu-Ray disc player (first place), and twenty five more people get a gift bag of movie swag.…

Paul Dano’s Good Year

Paul Dano's career took a great leap forward this year, especially on the heels of last year. That's two Best Pic nominees in a row for the actor. He's profiled in DazedDigtal, courtesy of ONTD: "I definitely want to get to a point where…

Welcome to Awards Daily 2008

The watch is on. Over the coming days, we will gather the new info for this upcoming year in films as we barrel towards yet another race. We will bear in mind not hyping any movie too much thus killing its chances by year's end. We will…

Javier Bardem’s Acceptance Speech

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzx1X9Y6sPk I know there are those on this site who think that Javier belongs to them. But can I just say that watching him accept his award makes my female parts go primitive. That's all I'm saying.

Contest Winners

Adam Bernstein Alice Villalobos Brandon Weinbrenner Brian Erickson Clint Tsao Gene Springs gerald granozio Congratulations to AD reader Brandon Jones for correctly predicting 20 categories at this year's Oscars. This makes him our grand…

How Insular is Our World?

Commenter John writes: You know, I thought it was a fantastic Oscar telecast. Great hosting, great presenters, everyone looked great (well almost). DESERVING winners. Interesting Lifetime Achievement winner. Nice musical performances. The…

Caption This

We're all happy for Diablo Cody winning an Oscar this year for writing the only $100 million dollar baby in the race, her being a woman and all. The folks at ONTD have captioned this "Diablo Cody doing what she does best." Who hasn't…

Tallying Things Up

Carpetbagger does a recount with hanging chads and discovers he was 16 rather than 18 right. I think that makes Kris Tapley the winner with 18 (we had contest winners, though, who got that and higher, so I guess this must mean that the…