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