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The heat of Oscar season will come to an abrupt close on Saturday. Whether they had time, or their kids had time, or their nannies had time, or their mistresses had time to fill them out, those suckers are due. If they aren’t filled out and turned in by Saturday, those votes won’t count. Either […]

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Thanks to Kris Tapley for tipping us off to this really awesome math experiment undertaken by The Wrap’s Steve Pond. He actually took all of the top ten lists from Movie City News and ran them through as Oscar might rank them (of course, keeping in mind that critics aren’t Academy voters and they differ […]

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Awards love gives The Hurt Locker a major boost in rentals. The Hurt Locker may be David to Avatar’s Goliath, but there is something to be said for an actual “little movie that could.” Usually that’s just a marketing ploy; here it is the reality. According to Reuters, “The Hurt Locker” bumped “Cloudy With a […]

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Thanks to Afrika for the tip. Extra TV has pics of Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin and some little naked gold guy. For your amusement. More after the cut.

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Two factors to think about: No matter how highly acclaimed an actress’s performance may be, it’s worth considering how many — or how few — readers or voters have had a chance to see them. If anyone thinks Oscar voters see as many movies as Awards Daily readers, then why do AMPAS members have trouble […]

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Rob Y has compiled the ballot tallies and gives us this explanation: The ballots were tabulated using the preferential balloting process as well as the surplus rule as described by Steve Pond at the Wrap. I have detailed the preferential balloting and the surplus rule as it applies to Original Screenplay here. So here are […]

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The two to receive either Bright Star or 500 Days of Summer: Patrick, who chose Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf as his top love story. Rebecca, who chose Notorious Please email me for prize info.

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I’ll start with a comment by one of the readers: The Blind Side, Invictus, and A Single Man haven‚Äôt had their UK releases yet, therefore are ineligible. This isn‚Äôt rocket science guys. Of course An Education was going to be nominated for everything- that‚Äôs what the ‚ÄùB‚Äù in BAFTAS is there for. Right, we knew […]

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Avatar, The Hurt Locker and An Education lead the BAFTA contenders with 8 nominations each. Also tapped for best picture are Precious and Up in the Air. BEST FILM AVATAR James Cameron, Jon Landau AN EDUCATION Amanda Posey, Finola Dwyer THE HURT LOCKER Nominees TBC PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE Lee Daniels, […]

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Avatar Re-recording Mixers: Chris Boyes Gary Summers Andy Nelson Production Mixer: Tony Johnson, CAS District 9 Re-recording Mixers: Michael Hedges Gilbert Lake Production Mixer: Ken Saville The Hurt Locker Re-recording Mixers: Paul N.J. Ottosson Production Mixer: Ray Beckett Star Trek Re-recording Mixers: Andy Nelson Anna Behlmer Production Mixer: Peter J. Devlin, CAS Transformers: Revenge of […]

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By John Villeneuve 2009 has not been as rich and plentiful, especially for English language films, as previous years, but if you were a miner, an archaeologist, a diviner, or just plain curious, chances are you would have, along the way, found some interesting cargo. Freight that will, for you, age well. Some invigorating drinks, […]

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Thanks to the Googooboo for tipping us off to this montage of “cheesy quotes.” Some of them are probably more iconic than cheesy, but many of them are true fromage. They seem to take particular delight in the Nicolas Cage quotes. The Showgirls quote will live on for decades.

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The International Cinephile Society has announced its nominees for the 2009 cinematic year. Inglourious Basterds leads the field with 10 nominations, followed by A Serious Man with 8, and The Hurt Locker and The White Ribbon with 6 apiece. The winners, along with ranked lists for Best Picture and Best Film Not in the English […]

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As a companion to Sasha’s Love Story Contest below, we’ll take the most frequently cited movies in the comments and ask you to choose between the best of the best. Thanks to ‘Other Ryan’ for tabulating the first 300 responses to give us this master list of the most universally loved titles. Vote after the […]

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9 Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar¬Æ Race The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are: Argentina, ‚ÄúEl Secreto de Sus Ojos,‚Äù Juan Jose Campanella, director; Australia, ‚ÄúSamson & Delilah,‚Äù Warwick Thornton, director; Bulgaria, ‚ÄúThe World Is Big and Salvation Lurks around the Corner,‚Äù Stephan Komandarev, director; France, ‚ÄúUn Proph√®te,‚Äù Jacques Audiard, director; Germany, […]

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