Sound designer Ben Burtt began his career in 1975, and his innovations were quickly recognized by the Academy who gave him Special Achievement Awards for Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Burtt...BEST ACTOR
Nov. 15, 2012
"We had just watched the movie 'Lincoln' in the White House theatre with the director, screenwriter and many of the actors attending. Later, the President invited Daniel Day-Lewis...BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
In 1993, Steven Spielberg directed Schindler’s List, marking the first collaboration between Spielberg and Director of Photography Janusz Kaminski. Kaminski has worked on every Spielberg film...BEST ACTOR
As person of the year, President Obama was asked about the film, Lincoln:
I wanted to ask you, Mr. President, about the film Lincoln. We know that you gathered a group to see it here. And for me...BEST DIRECTOR
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...
December 13th, 20121189
Sounds like we're talking about bras, doesn't it? What has come out of the awards rush most prominently is that Lincoln is already breaking records for Steven Spielberg. It isn't a surprise that it's just about to cross $100 million, in only 2K theaters. But it is a surprise that it broke a SAG record for Spielberg with 4 nominations...
December 3rd, 201241610
Best Film: Zero Dark Thirty
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Best Actress: Rachel Weisz, Deep Blue Sea
Best Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Best Supporting Actress: Sally Field, Lincoln
Best Supporting Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Bernie and Magic Mike
Best Screenplay: Tony Kushner, Lincoln
There isn't anything better than a great director working with a great screenwriter. Despite how many screenwriters there are in Los Angeles (rumor has it, there are more screenwriters here than...News
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...
Over at In Contention, Kris Tapley points out in his tech support column that the movie Skyfall has three potential Oscar contenders who, between them, have a total number of 34 Oscar nominations...BEST ACTOR