Spit n’ Rub: Final Oscar Predictions

Don’t forget to enter our Oscar pool over at Awards Picks! And our Predictions contest. And our Predict the Oscars WRONG contest. As Kris Tapley wrote over at In Contention, I feel like this could be an off year for me too. ¬†I figure, it suddenly became unpredictable once...
Posted On 06 Mar 2010

Sound Good? Basterds and Other Costumes on Display

The Envelope’s Tom O’Neil is the guest curator at the Hollywood Museum and they have on display the costumes from many of this year’s Oscar nominees. Basterds, The Hurt Locker, The Blind Side, Julie & Julia, “The Young Victoria,” “Bright...
Posted On 05 Mar 2010

Jack Matthews Drops Out of Basterds’ Camp

For a while there, it looked like a few people thought Inglourious Basterds would be the film to beat. Jack Matthews was one of those out front. But he has had a change of heart. This, in the wake of Basterds not making a major show in the guilds probably. It has won a Sound...
Posted On 02 Mar 2010

The State of the Race – A Few Questions Remain

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more cut-throat Oscar season, nor a more demeaning one all the way around. I don’t know if the ten Best Picture slots opened it up to more wild campaigning, or if the sheer amount of Oscar blogs and websites contributed to the mess...
Posted On 01 Mar 2010

Basterds — Can the Jews Save it?

Basterds fans should be alerted to a piece by San Francisco Chronicle’s Mick LaSalle, who calls Basterds the only thing that happened in cinema in 2009. But for Oscar watchers, Scott Feinberg has posted a story that indicates a big push to get the Jews to vote for Basterds...
Posted On 28 Feb 2010

One More Vote for Basterds

Tarantino and Toback at the Black Tieless Event.Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images Vulture follows Quentin Tarantino to a party and discovers that Quentin isn’t much up for campaigning for the Oscar himself.¬† James Toback is firmly in Quentin’s camp, as is Harvey...
Posted On 24 Feb 2010

Motion Picture Sound Editors Winners

MPSE winners. It looks like Avatar has, at the very least, got Visual Effects, Art Direction and Sound Effects Editing walking in the door. They get a tiny bit of push from Inglourious Basterds. Best Sound Editing: Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film 2012 Avatar The Hurt...
Posted On 20 Feb 2010

Weinstein Says Bigelow for Director but Basterds for Pic

Both Jim Cameron and Harvey Weinstein are putting it out there how they’d like to see the the awards turn out – they are both saying, “give the award to Kathryn Bigelow but save the big award for us.” This is what is called in polite company,...
Posted On 20 Feb 2010

The Lost Art of Inglourious Basterds

SA Studios Global’s Film Marketing Division has teamed up with Quentin Tarantino, Upper Playground and The Weinstein Company to present, THE LOST ART OF INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS to help raise money for the victims of the Haiti Earthquake. These posters are beautiful. The use of...
Posted On 18 Feb 2010

More Thoughts on the Basterds

Others have chimed in on Tom O’Neil’s Inglourious Basterds story over at Gold Derby, including Pete Hammond, USA Today’s Susan Wloszczyna, The Wrap’s Steve Pond and Yours Truly. Here are a few quotes, but you can read them in full right here. Hammond:...
Posted On 17 Feb 2010