It's gotten to a point where every award won counts as "the Oscars." Oscar turned his back on the consensus rules which said Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow should have been nominees - and when that...BEST PICTURE
One of the first Oscars of the night will be for Supporting Actor. At that point, we may have an idea as to where the night is headed. De Niro could signal a POSSIBLE Silver Linings leaning....BEST PICTURE
February 18th, 201319915
“If you are losing a tug of war with a tiger, give him the rope before he gets to your arm. You can always buy a new rope.” - Max Gunther
A quick timeline:
January 10th - Oscar nominations, Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow left off
January 10th - Ben Affleck wins Best Picture and Director at the BFCA
January 13th - Ben...
February 13th, 20136010
All the films up for Best Picture are formidable challengers in their own right. But only one of these has a secret weapon: a charming, handsome actor-director most people have known for years. The public knows his suave celebrity disposition, the industry knows his reputation as one of the nicest guys in town. Good luck going up...
February 11th, 2013732
“There are a lot of people to thank. Rather than thank some of them publicly, I think I'll thank all of them privately. What I want to say is -- I want to thank anyone who spends part of their day creating. I don't care if it's a book, a film, a painting, a dance, a piece of theater, a piece of music... Anybody who spends part of...
February 6th, 20131363
Before I begin, let me explain. It's true that we've reached the moment in every Oscar year where the pundits and the bloggers have thrown up their hands and decided, the Oscar race is over. Argo will win Best Picture and for the win to make sense it has to take Screenplay, Editing and perhaps one other award -- score? Supporting...
February 3rd, 201330041
“Fame you'll be famous, as famous as can be, with everyone watching you win on TV, Except when they don't because sometimes they won't.”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!
The stealthy Oscar campaign behind this year's stunning victory lap by Ben Affleck and his Argo-movie-that-could are the same folks, not...
January 27th, 201351712
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS / Abraham Lincoln – “LINCOLN”
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
JENNIFER LAWRENCE / Tiffany – “SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK”
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
January 27th, 20131584
"And I'll tell it and think it and speak it and breathe it,
And reflect it from the mountain so all souls can see it,
Then I'll stand on the ocean until I start sinkin',
But I'll know my song well before I start singin' " - Bob Dylan
Jeff Wells at Hollywood Elsewhere threatened to jump off the Santa Barbara pier last...
January 16th, 20131094
We as Oscar pundits invest so much of our time into the Oscar race, nearly a whole year, that the narrative we have planned out tends to want prominence in our minds even when the stats are against it. In the 14 years I've been covering this race it always comes to this point in the year where we start to drag out the freak years,...
December 14th, 2012851
Oscar ballots are going out to 5,856 in the Academy. Those ballots are then due back by January 3rd, the same day the Producers Guild announce their top ten for 2012. We are down to the thick of it, and believe it or not, a general consensus is forming. One line of thinking says all bets are off this year because of...
November 27th, 201217012
So the multitude goes, like the flower and the weed
That wither away to let others succeed;
So the multitude comes, even those we behold,
To repeat every tale that hath often been told.
--A poem President Lincoln loved enough he once said about it, “I would give all I am worth, and go in debt, to be able to write so fine a...
I'm not going to talk about whether Argo will or won't. I'm only going to talk about how good it is and what a successful film it's been this year.
We're used to Oscar years where most of the...ORIGINAL SCORE