Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to Score Fincher’s Gone Girl

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to Score Fincher’s Gone Girl

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If you’ve never listened to Trent Reznor and Atticus’ Ross unbelievable score to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo you are missing, what I’ve always thought was, the definitive score of a film.  It’s certainly up there with the Last Temptation of Christ (meant to say, thanks KT), Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, etc. Their score for The Social Network won the Oscar and is a score I listen…


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Oscar Flashback: 1939, Gone with the Wind

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There are just a few years that will always be remembered in Oscar history, either because one film so thoroughly dominated those awards, or because another film didn’t.   Gone with the Wind was the kind of film that Oscar seemed to be made for.  That film swept the Oscars 75 years ago. In many ways, Gone with the Wind is such a great film. The central role of Scarlett…


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The Academy Posts Martin Luther King Pic

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On Facebook and Twitter today, the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences posted this photo: A potent reminder during awards season.


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The State of the Race: Best Picture, Too Close to Call

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The Producers Guild pulled out the rug out from awards season by awarding two films their top prize. This has never happened in all of PGA’s fairly short history, which started all the way back in 1989, when Driving Miss Daisy won.  That leaves Best Picture down to two, but perhaps three if you factor in the potential for a split vote year. Generally speaking, when Picture and Director split…


Round-by-Round: Simulated Oscar Ballot Breakdown

Round-by-Round: Simulated Oscar Ballot Breakdown

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Rob has completed all the spreadsheets to show us the internal numbers of this year’s Simulated Oscar Ballot Project. I’ll keep this intro short and let comments be our guide in determining how much of this needs explaining. You can just click on the links below to bring up the individual spreadsheets in online PDF form. You’ll notice Rob created Two variations on the redistribution process for Best Picture. We…


12 Years a Slave and Gravity TIE at Producers Guild Awards

12 Years a Slave and Gravity TIE at Producers Guild Awards

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Producers Guild Award Winners: Best Picture: TIE! Gravity and 12 Years a Slave Documentary: We Steal Secrets Animated Motion Picture: Frozen Kramer Award: Fruitvale Station Long-Form Television: Behind the Candelabra Drama Series: Breaking Bad Comedy Series: Modern Family TV Competition: The Voice Sports: ESPN’s SportsCenter Children’s TV: Sesame Street Digital Series: Wired: What’s Inside Non-Fiction Television: Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown Live Entertainment and Talk TV: The Colbert Report === (earlier:)…


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Best Director: Lost and Found in America

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Variations on a theme running through this year’s strongest five films in the Best Director category — Gravity, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street — all spring from the notion that the main character, or characters, are lost. Literally, accidentally, deliberately. They struggle to find a way home, each hoping to be found again.


SAG Awards: Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, American Hustle

SAG Awards: Cate Blanchett, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong’o, American Hustle

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MOTION PICTURE Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Best Ensemble Cast: American Hustle LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Rita Morena Screen Actors Guild TV winners after the cut. TELEVISION Best Actress in a Drama Series: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Best Actor in a Drama Series: Brian Cranston, Breaking…


SAG Awards Red Carpet, open thread

SAG Awards Red Carpet, open thread

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Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture LONE SURVIVOR (universal pictures) Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series Game of Thrones (HBO)


Poll: What will Win Best Ensemble Tonight at the SAGs?

Poll: What will Win Best Ensemble Tonight at the SAGs?

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What Will Win the Sag Ensemble (polls)

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Here’s a vintage 1980s thriller nobody remembers because it won’t open till next month. Based on an ’80s espionage novel. Directed by Roger Donaldson...