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Spitballing Early Contenders, Part One

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We’ve been compiling our Contender Tracker pages slowly but we’ve narrowed down the list so far of what contenders might be showing up at this year’s Oscar race.  Thanks to Kevin for the help on this.  I have ordered them in terms of importance or prestige. Not all Oscar contenders are measured equally. Stars tend to have the advantage over unknowns and repeat nominees and winners also can sometimes have…

Spitballing Supporting Categories

Spitballing Supporting Categories

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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 one’s ever seen them. Well, you know how the internet works. Act now, explain later. But there are some that seem…

Contender Tracker  – Oscars 2009

Contender Tracker – Oscars 2009

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There aren’t many films that would be considered Oscar-worthy for the 82nd Academy Awards that have already been screened and/or reviewed this year, even with the ten slots opened up. There are many movies that feel Oscar-bound even though they haven’t opened and haven’t been reviewed by major critics.¬† I’m going to add the two actresses who came out of Sundance, Carey Mulligan from An Education and Mo’Nique from Precious….

Contender Tracker Open Thread

Contender Tracker Open Thread

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So, it was suggested that we add Iron Man to visual effects and sound. Good suggestion. I’m opening this thread for you all to let loose your suggestions – but please keep them only to either movies that have been seen and WIDELY reviewed, that is, actual critics have reviewed the movie (Aint it Cool doesn’t count for Oscar). Or movies that have been seen by many, like Iron Man….