This story broke over the past few days with the headline "Slumdog actor beaten for refusing interview." But the real story is a bit more complex:
Azharuddin's father Mohammed Ismial, who suffers...AWARDS CHATTER
Thanks to reader Fer for pointing us to this slamdunk response and perspective from Nick Hornby on Slumdog Millionaire, the intent of its filmmakers, and its odd position of now being on...AWARDS CHATTER
9-13-2008, 3:00pm, ladylurks calls it for Slumdog Millionaire
Can I take a minute to reflect on the past year and the truly amazing predictive powers of our readers? One of the things Sasha...AWARDS CHATTER
From squalor to star spotting: Rubina poses with one of the film's eight Oscars (click to enlarge)
Can't argue with last week's conclusion that a billion dollars is better than an Oscar. This...AWARDS CHATTER
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Sent to me last night by Ari Presler (featured in yesterday's post about the Slumdog Millionaire's cinematography), Wally Pfister congratulates Anthony Dod Mantle at the ASC...AWARDS CHATTER
With the Cinema Audio Society choosing Slumdog for its sound award, it's time to consider a potential clean sweep for the film. So, you might wonder, what is different from No Country and...AWARDS CHATTER
Resolution, justification, redemption and an impulse to play it safe define this year's Best Picture nominees. All five of them are safe choices, which could mean progress in certain areas - a...AWARDS CHATTER
The excitement in the air was palpable as every time anyone mentioned anything to do with Slumdog Millionaire, cheers and applause erupted from the hall. This was a time for celebration...AWARDS CHATTER
Tom O'Neil is reporting that Fox Searchlight is definitely urging voters to pick Jai Ho over O Saya in cast the two songs split the Academy vote.
What's unfortunate about this...Guilds-Societies
Reader Andrew points out:
Slumdog is making history here. What are the only 2 other movies to win Golden Globe (Best Picture- Drama), Critics Choice, SAG ensemble, PGA and DGA???
Lord of...81st Ceremony
Tom O'Neil finds two people out there who actually think someone else could win the DGA tomorrow night:
Well, Gold Derby decided to pursue the point anyway and pooled predix from lots of pundits, who...81st Ceremony
The Reader is like the English Patient. Old age makeup, great sex scenes, World War II, Harvey Weinstein, redemption, suffering.
This occurred to me today as I was contemplating who might win the...81st Ceremony
Last night's SAG ensemble win proved that Slumdog Millionaire just can't be beat. And in many ways it was a beautiful thing, and a huge surprise. This is looking like a clean sweep here, folks,...81st Ceremony
Slumdog Millionaire wins the Producers Guild Award!
Man on Wire - doc
John Adams - miniseries
30 Rock - comedy
Mad Men - drama, TV
Confirmed by David Carr,...AWARDS CHATTER