I was remiss getting this news online. After the death of Peter O’Toole, Fontaine’s came so suddenly.  The Oscar winner famously feuded with her sister.  Fontaine was an early favorite of Hitchcock’s. She starred in Hitchcock’s only Best Picture winner, Rebecca, and the only performer to win an Oscar starring in a Hitchcock film.

Thanks again to Paddy who quite rightly points out that even when 12 Years a Slave sweeps an awards group with 6 wins, Alfonso Cuarón still stands as a formidable rival to Steve McQueen.

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)

Best Actress
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)

Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

Best Supporting Actress
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)

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(thanks to Paddy at screenonscreen)

Best Picture
12 Years a Slave

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

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Yearwood has joined a growing list of celebrities and bands (Heart, Cheap Trick, Barenaked ladies, Willie Nelson, etc) who have canceled their appearances at SeaWorld because of the revealing look at the inner workings and treatment of orcas. SeaWorld has mounted a PR campaign for twenty years to make us all believe it’s just fine and dandy with the happy whales at SeaWorld. Nothing could be farther from the truth. People won’t watch Blackfish but they should – it’s important to know why there are so many complaints against the billion dollar corporation. Chief among them its inhumane and shameful treatment of the big black male orca, Tilikum. Used for sperm and breeding purposes only after killing trainers, he was ripped from his mother when he was a baby and has been forced to perform tricks and survive in tiny bathtubs his entire life. Why wouldn’t that make a normally harmless (to humans) whale turn psychotic – it would do that to any animal, but especially to such intelligent creatures as these. As smart as we humans are we have turned a blind eye to our own barbarism for too long. It’s time to stop SeaWorld. Here’s hoping Oscar nominates the film so that more people become aware of this pressing issue.

First up, No Guts, No Glory – the only significant prediction was Robert Redford missing out on a nod, so the winners for that contest are:

Mike (miguelcmateo)
Rob Y.
(please send an email to awards daily at gmail dot com for prize info)

For the SAG contest, with 22 as the high score:

Marc Rivers
Nelson Gadelha
Nick Nappo
Abdul Almutairi
Ray Louis
Diego Madrid
Mark D’Angelo

And the Golden Globes:

The winner of the Golden Globes with the highest score of 38:

Nelson Gadelha

The runners-up with 37:
Reinaldo Glioche
Bobb Barito
Boris Neo
Robin Write

With the extra credit of screenplay, the winners, with 40:

Bobb Barito
Robin Write
Nelson Gadelha

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