The Daily Beast has asked several influential Hollywood pundits (their words) for their take on early predictions in the Oscar race. It’s run by Nicole LaPorte from the Daily Beast – whom, I believe, is the partner of Richard Rushfield, who started up The Envelope, for which Greg Ellwood worked and for which Pete Hammond now works. Whew. It’s six degrees of separation to be sure.
Awards Daily is finding it the most competitive year/market on record. After doing this for a decade, and all of the nasty articles pointed at Oscar bloggers (by some who now play the game) one would think there would be less, not more, Oscar coverage. But there is more. There is a LOT more.
Funnily enough, it comes at a time when there isn’t a whole lot to say about the Oscar race itself.¬† Ten Best Picture slots, a lot of movies still waiting at the gate, and a growing mass of interest and attention. It is a bit dizzying to me – and it’s hard to tell The Wrap and the Daily Beast apart, especially since they keep dipping from the same pond of folks. They really ought to combine molecules and become one organism.
At any rate, I don’t think you’ll find anything new there, but you might want to have a look anyway.