The Dark Knight - the film that changed the way the Academy voted on Best Picture, remains among the best films to ever waft in their direction, whether they were smart enough, in mass, to notice, or...featured
Although I missed the whole thing, apparently there was a sort of Twitter fight about whether or not the Dark Knight fan base had it in for anyone who dared to say a negative thing about...AWARDS CHATTER
Women & Hollywood took the question to the several female voices in the business:
Gale Anne Hurd, producer of The Terminator, The Abyss and Punisher: War Zone
I‚Äôm delighted the Academy...AWARDS CHATTER
Anne Thompson asks, in her column at the Daily Beast. I think we all know the answer to that question. The Dark Knight was, I think, a bit of a fluke. It had a lot of things coming together at once,...AWARDS CHATTER
I'm trying to drop it but others keep bringing it up and if they're going to bring it up, well, what can do but go back on the offense. Sorry, readers, guilty. David Poland writes this:
One of...AWARDS CHATTER
The Bagger points us to this story by Linda Obst appearing in the Atlantic. For us, it's a news flash (cue the "get over it," "move beyond it," " fangirl" comments):
But in an apparent act of...AWARDS CHATTER
If only, if only.
New drinking game. Every time someone writes "Get over it! The Dark Knight sucked!" That's one. "Sasha is such a fangirl!" That's worth a tequila shot. This scene, by the...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...81st Ceremony
David Carr writing for the New York Times:
Sure, the big studio movie ‚ÄúThe Dark Knight‚Äù came up short, but that probably had less to do with who made it and how much it brought in than...81st Ceremony
Fandango has commissioned a poll of 7000 moviegoers to come up with these results, a whopping 70% said they would be more inclined to watch if The Dark Knight was nominated -- then again, can anyone...81st Ceremony
Tom O'Neil knows what it's like to put oneself on the line during Oscar season. It can sometimes be not too pretty of a picture. The only really bizarre twist of this season could come if the Dark...AWARDS CHATTER
Initiate eject and self-destruct.
EXPLOSIVE BOLTS FIRE all around the pod...
Scene outside Madame Tussaud's in Amsterdam.
Thanks to Lee for pointing us to recognition of Harvey Milk from an unexpected corner as the highlight of a headline from the West Point website. Proud to see Van Sant fans undaunted in naming...81st Ceremony
The Oscar game is an elaborate charade, a game, a snapshot in time that lives, breathes, writhes, flows, evolves and ultimately finds itself stuck in hardening amber for all time, only to be picked...AWARDS CHATTER
The Carpetbagger asks his readers if they could have one vote for Best Picture, which would they pick?
It looks like most are divided on Milk and Slumdog, with the occasional Dark Knight thrown in...AWARDS CHATTER
Heath Ledger has been a so-called frontrunner for so long everyone seems to take it for granted that he was good and yet anyone who writes about this stuff no longer feels that rush of excitement...AWARDS CHATTER
It is looking less and less likely that there will be any shifts or surprises in the last act of the 2008 Oscar race. The DGA is really the only group that can turn it around. Announcing their...AWARDS CHATTER
"Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not the hero. He's a silent guardian, watchful protector. The...AWARDS CHATTER