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Sigourney Weaver Cries Sexism, or Something

The other story coming out of the “Jim Cameron goes to the Amazon and paints his face in protest” was that Sigourney Weaver made a really comment about this year’s Oscar race. When asked why Jim Cameron didn’t win the Oscar, she said: “Jim didn’t have breasts, and I think ...

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The Hurt Locker wins Chlotrudis prize

Last night the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film added one more top honor to The Hurt Locker’s tally, naming it best picture of the year. In keeping with their eclectic reputation, the Boston-based group chose Hirokazu Koreeda, Still Walking, as best director, while bestowing several awards each on In the ...

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The Fallout – The Rumblings

My friend called me yesterday after finally seeing The Hurt Locker. Most of the adults I know in my world hadn’t even heard of the film, let alone seen it. They’d had heard of it mostly in terms of “Cameron’s ex-wife was competing with him in the awards race.” My ...

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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 two ...

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Last Minute Words from Smart People

Illustration by Joe Zeff Design Two articles caught my eye this morning. ¬†One is Erik Childress’ final Oscar predictions. ¬†And the other is Joe Morgenstern’s piece for the Wall Street Journal about Avatar and The Hurt Locker. ¬†I think Morgenstern writes of these two films very well — high praise ...

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You Can’t Have it Both Ways, Fellas

So now, as if public humiliation and a strict Academy reprimand wasn’t enough, now The Hurt Locker team is being sued for supposedly copying things that happened in real life in Iraq. Let me get this straight – the first attempt to dismantle the film by the military came from ...

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Movieline Takes a Swipe at the LA Times

Movieline’s Stu Van Airsdale gets a whiff of something. What’s that smell? Oh yeah, it’s the last week before ballots are due – Stu’s piece covers what appears to be an all-out assault by the LA Times to discredit The Hurt Locker, which suddenly went from a moving depiction of ...

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Could This Be Why they Changed Back to Five?

Now, the latest controversy, or blunder, is that supposedly the Hurt Locker producer instructed voters to put Hurt Locker at number 1 and Avatar at number 10. This is, I think, in direct response to a piece of news that floated around last week that Avatar supporters within the Academy ...

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Controversy Brings Out Pettiness in Humans

One can only hope that the Academy are generally smarter than this, or more mature? But after Dave Karger reported on the Chartier emailgate, and the Carpetbagger did too, some of Karger’s commenters illustrated how and why people can embody stupidity and why scandals can sometimes cost contenders votes: * ...

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Movieline Makes it Easy

Mark Lisanti is helping out AMPAS voters who may be a bit confused as to how to do the preferential ballot: Hello, Academy Voter! Thank you for taking the time to fill out your ballot for Best Picture! Simply follow these easy, step-by-step instructions and sooner than you can say, ...

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Two Weeks Left, Strong Men Also Cry

“I’m in the dark here!” The truth about this year is that we are all flying blind. There isn’t a single person out there who knows how the ten best picture nominees coupled with preferential ballot is going to go. We can’t really compare it to previous years because the ...

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Oscar Roundtable, Take 8

It’s hard to believe we’ve done eight of these already. In this installment, the participants are: Damien Bona, Inside Oscar Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today Pete Hammond, Notes on a Season, The Envelope Mark Harris, New York Magazine, Pictures at a Revolution Kris Tapley, In Contention Michelle McCue, We are Movie ...

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Stats Favor The Hurt Locker

Reader David Hanks sent in this bit of detective work, from davidhanks.com/dhformula.html History will be made regardless of who wins – but here is another group of stats to consider. The big change this year is the preferential ballot and the ten nominees for Best Picture. Nonetheless– When the Director’s ...

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Writers Guild Winners

Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner for Up in the Air Long form original – Georgia O’Keefe Long form adapted – Taking Chance Documentary – The Cove Comedy Series – 30 Rock Episodic Comedy – 30 Rock and Modern Family Comedy Variety – The Daily Show, Saturday ...

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