(Thanks to Afrika)
Awards Daily readers cast 12,000 votes on last week’s poll — and some of the titles we included received fewer than 20 votes. The results serve as fast and sloppy way to separate the wheat from chaff. Even though we’re flying blind on 45 unseen movies, perception matters and if the poll measures anything it’s perception. I took the top 25 movies from the “Most Anticipated” poll and added the half-dozen movies that we can’t stop talking about from the first half of 2010. The previous surveys helped establish the top candidates in primary election run-offs. This one should yield a more refined focus.
After the cut please vote for the 10 titles you feel are most likely to become the 10 Best Picture nominees. Let us know in the comments which movies you chose, so you’ll be on the record to claim verified bragging rights in January.
Forbes does the math and finds that Shia LaBoeuf delivers the best return on a studio’s investment, bringing in $81 for every dollar he’s paid in salary. This is the second year in a row he’s topped the chart. Anne Hathaway and Cate Blanchett are the two best female investments a producer can make. Danial Radcliffe and Robert Downey Jr round out the top 5.¬† Full list of the Top 10 best bets after the cut. (more…)
All That Pizzazz. The artwork makes me wish this could be an animated series on Adult Swim. Maybe call it Aeon Fluz. See the full-sized glitz after the cut.
It’s not Oscar-y, but hey, Diablo Cody is an Oscar winner, so, you know. Via Movieline.My daughter takes piano lessons at the Oakwood. We’re celebrities, waaaaaaa. Well, anyway, I thought it was funny.
I don’t know how else to describe the age in which we all live except that it’s more skeptical, less idealistic, less hopeful. So much has changed in the past several decades that a movie like Rob Reiner’s Flipped, a good movie, almost a great movie, is virtually MIA in this year’s Oscar race. Part of it is the cool factor: it’s not a movie that appeals to the loudest movie voices online. The critics did not warm up to it either. In the end, though, I’ve settled on the idea that it is just too sincere to work in 2010. It would have worked in 1986. It did work in 1986.
As Sofia Coppola prepares for her film’s debut in Venice. She talks at length with MTV’s Josh Horowitz and reveals that Papa Coppola didn’t help her at all with Somewhere:
Coppola: I always am glad to have my dad when I need advice or mentoring. Sometimes I’ll show him [something] earlier on, but this one I had a more specific idea of how I wanted it to be and then I showed him when I was done. And my brother is the producer and he helped me a lot in the preproduction phase.
More Sofia after the cut.
Modern Family, Mad Men, Glee, and Breaking Bad won multiple top honors at the 62nd Emmy Awards Sunday night, each receiving 2 or 3 awards in a fair distribution of trophies among what most would agree are 4 of the finest series on TV.¬† Temple Grandin dominated the TV movie categories with 5 Emmys, You Don’t Know Jack won 2, and HBO completed its sweep as The Pacific took the prize for Best Miniseries.
A tidy list of last night’s Emmy winners after the cut.
10:00 – Overall brilliant group of winners. Not easy to be snarky when I have such respect for all that talent — and way too easy to be snarky about the slipshod ceremony itself.
9:58 – Modern Family, Best Comedy Series
9:52 – Mad Men, Best Drama Series
9:50 – I want Temple Grandin to host the Emmys next year.
9:48 – Temple Grandin, Best TV Movie